A Little Company History
Sunland Topsoils was started in 1974 by David Hay and his stepson Ed Little. They began creating topsoils using peat from a source on Whidbey Island and sandy loam from a pit up the hill from their location on Reservation Road. Beginning with one small dump truck and one rubber-tired loader, they gradually expanded their vision to include not only manufacturing a variety of soils, but the recycling of wood waste materials to be sold as soil amendments. (See related article under FAQ). To reflect this expanded scope, the business name was changed in 1984 to Sunland Bark and Topsoils.
David Hay passed away in 1991, and Ed has kept the business going in the same spirit, adapting to changes in the market as opportunities arise, such as building a compost facility to manufacture organic chicken compost. Now we sell topsoils, mulches, compost, bark, rock and fencing to Skagit, Island, Whatcom and Snohomish counties.