Northern Michigan's Hydroseeding Leader
8550 Horton Bay Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770
Mon-Fri: 08:00 - 05:00


We Are Your Hydroseed Company

North Bay Hydroseed's team is highly skilled hydroseed professionals who pay attention to small details while keeping the big picture in mind. Our team guarantees to create a lawn looking and functioning beautifully for any home or business.

For the past 25 years, our mission is to give you great service by developing a lawn perfect for your needs at an unmatched price in the Northern Michigan region. 

We take our services personally, as our total commitment to customer satisfaction is what drives our desire to be the industry's leader.  We know who you hire is just as important as the service you purchase, so when you put your confidence in our abilities we take it personally. 

From the NB Hydroseed team, we thank you for considering our company as your go-to source for a brighter, beautiful, functioning landscape.

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Started the Company
Over 25 years ago, Jerry and two of his friends started as Boyne Valley Hydroseed Inc serving the Boyne City and Petoskey areas.
Second Location
As our company grew, we made a minority change in 2012 and our name became North Bay Hydroseed.We also took our business to a much bigger area on Horton Bay Road.
Hundreds of Locations
We have had the privilege of working hundreds of areas spread throughout Northern Michigan and there are no plans of stopping.

Your Hydroseeding Professionals

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Jerry Schmodlt & Steve Ketchman

Jerry was the original owner when it started as Boyne Valley Hydroseed in 1990. In the fall of 2012, we changed the name of the company to North Bay Hydroseed when Steve Ketchman came on board as an owner. The name changed but the same great service remained as they continue working to give Northern Michigan that special hydroseed touch. Both are well known in the community and pride themselves on giving this area the beauty it deserves. 

When Jerry is not hydroseeding, you can find him working for Leist Auctioneers. Jerry has nearly 20 years experience in the auction industry as an auction manager. Jerry presides over the bi-annual Consignment Auction and assists each auction from set-up to tear down. Jerry brings a unique perspective to the auction team as an experienced auction buyer traveling across the country for antique tractor auctions.

Jerry has a vast knowledge of equipment, tools, antiques and automotive. He also coordinates the auction clerking software and staff. The success of Leist Auctioneers would not be possible without Jerry’s expertise and hard work.

Contact Jerry or Steve to get started with your next project

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A+ BBB Rating

Our team is proud of our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau

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North Bay Hydroseed, Inc., Hydroseeding, Boyne City, MI