Even though some of Grounds Control’s clients are among of the largest companies in the world, we also service many small businesses and residences as well. We service the needs of companies like Lockheed-Martin, Adtran, The Hudson Alpha Institute of Technology, Raytheon and many more. Read what our clients have to say about our award winning landscape services and designs.

Scott McDavid

Flournoy Properties

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Frank Tortorigi and the employees of Grounds Control. For more than 20 years, Grounds Control has maintained the landscaping at several of our luxury apartment communities in the Huntsville, Alabama area and they have always done an exemplary job for us. Requests are handled promptly and our grounds always look immaculate. Grounds Control fully installed the landscaping for Weston Ranch apartments in Madison, Alabama, within budget and on schedule, despite a very fast paced schedule. Numerous projects, including retaining walls, drainage work, chemical turf renovation, and shrubbery replacements have all been completed with great results and with competitive pricing. Our properties continually receive praise from customers and the public and we have repeatedly been awarded Beautification Awards for every property under their care. Anyone choosing Grounds Control for their maintenance or installation will certainly not be disappointed.

Jim Wright

The Westminister Group, Inc.

We have been associated with Grounds Control for approximately 8 years. In using them for our landscaping needs, we have come to know that they are a dependable, reputable company to work with. They are available for any emergency questions or problems and they are always willing to handle their work in a prompt, efficient manner. The Grounds Control staff is always a pleasure to work with. Our company would highly recommend Grounds Control to anyone needing landscaping services.

S. Taylor

Redstone Federal Credit Union

Grounds Control does an excellent job and very responsive to any issues. I found them to be very professional. I would reuse their services and recommend this company.

K.B. Gelderblom

Cedarhurst Community

Grounds Control has maintained our community for more than a decade. We have received numerous Huntsville Beautification Awards due to their hard work & excellence. They are quick to respond to our requests and have worked well with our staff. Would highly recommend.

R. Allgood

Bridge Street Town Centre

I have worked with Frank and Grounds Control for more than four (4) years. Over this time he and the company have responded, with great care and skill, to the various needs and emergencies that come along with a large retail property. Whether it was emergency snow removal, landscape additions, certain phase development(s), annual color, or weed removal; Frank could be depended upon to efficiently and cost-effectively manage all of the demands. He and the company genuinely cared about the property.

M. Donnelly

Landscape Architect

I have worked with Frank & Stephen of Grounds Control through the years on Health Care, Commercial and Municipal projects. They become one of the team, with the goal of providing a service and product that all will be proud of. I always look forward to working with these guys on projects. Should an issue become apparent on a project, I have found them willing and helpful in its resolution.

M. Sneed

Landscape Architect

As a design professional, I have worked with Grounds Control on a number of landscape projects over the years, both projects I designed and ones designed by others. Their quality of service and installation is always top-notch. I have yet to find a job too difficult or complicated for them to handle. Every job has the ability to throw everyone a curve ball and Grounds Control has always been able to handle them and work with the owner to find an appropriate solution. Their commitment to their work and to the Huntsville/Madison area is unrivaled.

J. Murray


Have used Grounds Control for all of our landscape and lawn care needs for over 15 years. They have always been very responsive to our needs and always in a timely manner. A+++

M. Wilson


We used Grounds Control for a backyard renovation at our home. Everyone involved with Grounds Control was extremely professional. I felt like all the workmen paid attention to the details of their work and set high standards for themselves. Our renovation included a retaining wall, a fountain, several stone paths and lots of plantings. Grounds Control was able to work within the budget I gave them to create a plan that met our needs. I would absolutely use Grounds Control again.

J. Ballenger

Grounds Control has done two residential landscaping jobs for us. Both were outstanding, and the workers are very knowledgeable and personable. I do not hesitate to recommend them.

Greg L. Smith


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment with an innovative portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today's telecommunications networks. ADTRAN networking equipment solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama with sales offices located throughout the United States and around the world. Our corporate campus includes 1.1 million square feet of class-A workspace nestled on 80 acres of pristine grounds and lake within Cummings Research Park. Frank Tortorigi and the Grounds Control of Huntsville, Inc. (GCI) team have been performing awarding winning full service commercial grounds maintenance and improvements for ADTRAN for two decades. GCI is a trustworthy and dedicated grounds service provider and a major component of ADTRAN's facility success and reputation. In addition, GCI has been awarded service agreement renewals after comprehensive service and cost benchmarking processes by ADTRAN. I am pleased to report that GCI continues to provide ADTRAN excellent grounds maintenance, landscaping improvement, annual color, irrigation and snow removal services with trained staff and hands-on management all focused on continuous improvement. ADTRAN appreciates Grounds Control's partnership and recommends them to any commercial facility manager that wants best-in-class results at a competitive cost.

Gregg Tyree

CPIM, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

"Grounds Control (GCI) has been maintaining our award winning landscaping and irrigation systems since we opened, and GCI continues to provide an exemplary level of service, professionalism, and attention to detail. GCI has always been very responsive to our needs. GCI helps us keep our facility looking world-class and operating efficiently and effectively. We would have no hesitation in recommending GCI to any business looking for similar results."