"Shan-Gri-La is a family-owned and operated farm that started in 1939 as a poultry farm in Willow Grove, PA, by my Grandfather Dewey H. Bunch, Sr. In 1967 my father, Dewey H. Bunch, Jr., purchased our farm in beautiful Bucks County, PA, and began growing sod. My brother, sisters, and I all worked side by side in the fields with my mother and father learning about the importance of family and hard work, as well as the commitment required to establish and maintain a successful small family business. In 1990, during my freshman year in college, I established my own landscaping business. The landscaping business quickly transitioned into a Landscape Design and build firm. In 2002, my wife Beth and I purchased the sod business. Together with our dedicated staff, we still maintain the strong family traditions established almost 80 years ago while continuing to adapt to the needs and desires of our modern customers.
-Chip Bunch (Owner)
Chip is the owner/operator of Shan-Gri-La Sod Farm. He leads the Sod Sales division as well as project manager. He is an extremely dedicated father, husband and business man. Chip prides himself in being a business professional and not just a contractor. His professionalism and work ethic make his customers and employees feel comfortable. Chip is honest and open in his dialogue when working with the customers. He has high quality workmanship and is always striving for excellence. Chip attended Rider University for Business from 1989 to 1992. When he is not focusing on his businesses, he loves watching his kids play sports, spending Friday nights in summer with family, and taking his wife and two kids on vacations.
For the past 25 years Beth has managed all office operations: accounts payables/receivables, payroll and customer service. She has a willingness to step in wherever needed, not just in the office. She has been the friendly voice that our customers have grown accustomed to hearing and she takes great pleasure in satisfying their needs. Formerly, Beth worked at Gwynedd-Mercy Private Pre-School as a teacher for 4 years after college. She graduated in 1996 from Gwynedd Mercy University with a BA in Education. That same year she married Chip. They have two children, Ben who is graduated and in sales and Julia who is a college student majoring in accounting. They also have two dogs, Peterbilt and Penelope who can be seen frequently at the office. Beth plays an active role in all of her families endeavors. In her spare time she loves entertaining family and friends and loves to travel with them as well.
Sheldon is the farm manager in charge of Production, Harvesting, and the Turf Expert. Sheldon is also our company mechanic and fabricator. He works closely with the owner, Chip, to design and fabricate much of the equipment used daily. Sheldon is a 2010 graduate of Delaware Valley University of Doylestown, Pa. He has a B.S. degree in Agronomy and Environmental Science. In his free time, Sheldon enjoys hunting and spending time with family. Sheldon and his wife Becca purchased property and built their home in Bedminster Township, across the street from Shan-Gri-La Farm. Sheldon looks forward to many years to come as both employee, future owner, and neighbor to Shan-Gri-La Farm LLC.