Michael Lehrer, president and CEO
Former certified public accountant Michael Lehrer unofficially launched Home Green Advantage from his backyard in 1995, when he made a small putting green to practice his short game. “If people have a pool or tennis court in their backyards, why not a putting green and tee boxes?” Lehrer wondered. “Soon, neighbors noticed and wanted putting greens on their property, too.”
Based in Armonk, Lehrer eventually gave up his CPA business as designing greens for his neighbors and friends branched out into an official company launch in 1997. Today, he works on both residential and commercial projects. “Many people have tried to do this kind of work in the area,” says Lehrer, “but they do not have the passion for or commitment to design and quality that I have.” Lehrer incorporates his love for the game with the practical, mathematical skills he honed as a CPA.
Home Green Advantage has installed more than 700 home putting greens since its founding, and its client list now includes GOLF Magazine and notable CEOs, celebrities, and Fortune 100 companies throughout the country. Locally, Lehrer’s firm has completed projects for Elmsford’s Metropolitan Golf Association and GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, among others.
Lehrer attributes his success to the individualistic approach he takes to each project. “I have become more selective in the projects I choose. I take people out to see my other projects, so they have a more complete idea of the process involved and the resulting experience in having a synthetic green in their backyard.”