Grasslands Acquisitions LLC was formed in 2011 by John Fernando and Tanner Watkins of Ardmore, Oklahoma. The foundation of Grasslands’ early success starts with our strategic and unique business approach. We combine old-school landman knowledge, principles and work ethic with new-school technology to maximize our efficiency. Grasslands has perfected a work flow process using an online collaboration platform that streamlines all aspects of title reporting to our client. We contract the most seasoned and experienced brokers that are thoroughly trained to master our system. This recipe allows for us to deliver a cost-effective product to our clients with a level of speed and accuracy that is second to none in the industry.


In 1937, John H. Snodgrass (John Fernando's great grandfather) purchased a piece of property north of Ardmore that would later be referred to as the "North Farm". The property was on the north and south sides of a gravel county road, known today as “Snodgrass Road”.

“Daddy John” (John H. Snodgrass) passed away in 1985. His estate was devised to Charles and John F. Snodgrass (John Fernando's grandfather). The two of them continued to acquire adjacent land until they had accumulated approximately 1,500 acres. John and Charles decided that they would each set aside 40 acres for constructing a home in the future. John F. and Joan Snodgrass decided to build their home and start a ranch on this piece of property.  Soon after, they decided to call this ranch "Grasslands", and the name has been a staple in the family ever since.


John R. Fernando - CEO/Co-Founder
Tanner Watkins - CFO/Co-Founder