Sporturf Grows Again with Northwestern Regional Manager

We are continuing to grow rapidly!  We just added Broc Johnson as our newest team member. Broc is based out of Washington and attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Communication.

After graduation, Broc worked at a local golf course for about a year before he moved back to Washington to accept a job with Shaw Industries in the Northwest as Territory Manager. In this position Broc covered the Northwest area of the US.

As Northwestern Regional Manager Broc will be responsible for growing and managing the indoor and outdoor field dealer networks in the Northwestern states and Canada, while working with the A&E community as well as meeting with end users.

Welcome to the team Broc!

Hot Spring Chooses Sporturf

Sometimes we get a chance to get a little bit more information about an install and the motivation behind it. We spoke with our dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals about his recent install in Hot Springs to learn more about the project and get some feedback from the customers.

The project was as follows:

  • Product Installed-PowerHouse 46oz
  • Size of Installation-81,000 SF
  • Location-Hot Springs, AR
  • Difficulties/obstacles overcome-15” of rain during project work
  • Why did the turf need to be replaced?-The former field was seven years old and falling apart.

When asked why they chose to go with Sporturf, Hot Springs School District Deputy Superintendent Lloyd D. Jackson said, “After visiting a few schools in our area that had Sporturf (fields), we were convinced that this was the quality of product we wanted to go with.  We also were impressed with the professionalism and commitment of the Midwest team in past projects. “

Furthermore, Jackson told us what they hoped to accomplish, “We wanted to first class field to accompany our World Class approach to educating our students.  Our board decided that they wanted to showcase the best in all areas of our schools–academically and athletically.”

When asked about feedback from the community Jackson finished with this statement, “The community has been very complimentary of the work that has been done on our football field.  It is a source of pride for our district.”

We at Sporturf strive to provide quality service with quality products to each one of our customers, no matter the size of the project. With that in mind, please consider Sporturf for your synthetic turf sports needs.

SCG Fields Installs Multipurpose Soccer and Football Field in North Miami

Recently SCG Fields, LLC worked with North Miami Athletics to install a Sporturf™ multipurpose soccer and football field in Miami, Florida.  Officials from North Miami Athletics worked the SCG and Sporturf team to choose a color for the coaches’ boxes that would very closely match the newly resurfaced track.

The turf system that was selected consisted of Sporturf™ GameChanger paired with an alternative infill called Envirofill from US Greentech and a ProPlay shock pad from Schmitz Foam Products.  The entire project was purchased through our partnership with NJPA.

SCG Fields, LLC is a sports field specialty construction contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs for professional, collegiate, and high school facilities, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. They are one of the nation’s most trusted sources for superior quality construction of highly engineered natural grass and synthetic turf sports fields.  Sporturf is proud to team with top quality partners across North America for both indoor and outdoor projects. 

Sporturf™ GameChanger is very similar to natural grass; our advanced yarn provides resilience and strength at the same time, while maintaining a brilliant appearance. The fiber has exceptional split resistance compared to conventional turf fibers. This increases the performance in sliding, ball roll, ball bounce and durability making our product one of the best on the market today.

Grants Pass All-Sports Park Soccer Field

Sporturf™ dealer Dale Collett of Synthetic Turf Consulting installed this soccer field for Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass, OR in 2017.  Dale and his crew utilized over 100,000 square feet of PowerHouse synthetic turf to complete this project, including prefabricated lines.

In the United States, Soccer is one of the most rapidly growing sports and around the world it is by far the most popular sport surpassing basketball and football. This is where the need for synthetic turf becomes paramount. Natural grass fields simply cannot withstand the constant play.

Sporturf has the ability to provide a FIFA quality product and our quality standards translate to a winning surface. We bring a complete solution to you and your team through comprehensive evaluation and understanding your needs.

PowerHouse, the turf installed on the field, is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Multi-purpose

Introducing Lisa Plott as Sporturf™ Lead Generation Coordinator

Sporturf™ is growing again! As of January 2018, our former Lead Generation Coordinator, Demond Moore has moved into the Southeastern Regional Manager position making way for our newest team member Lisa Plott

Her past work experience includes 10 years with Mohawk Ind. as a Purchasing Assistant/Buyer, 11 years with J & J Industries as a Customer Service/National Accounts Coordinator and 3 years with Gordon Hospital’s Owasa Family Medicine as a medical office assistant.

Lisa joined Sporturf’s parent company, Controlled Products, in February 2016 as a Customer Service Representative and transferred to Sporturf™ as Lead Generation Coordinator in February 2018.

Lisa currently resides in Cohutta, GA with her husband Michael and has two sons , Dillon age 25 and Logan age 17.

 

Worldwide Turf Inc Installs at EE Mitchelson

Worldwide Turf Inc. is continuing its installations in Ontario with the culmination of EE Mitchelson Park.

Mitchelson Park is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The field includes the following:

  • 115,000 square feet – GameChanger on aggregate base
  • Five tier bleachers for spectators and players benches
  • Fully chain link fenced field

The million-dollar transformation of Michelson Park field is a partnership between the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Soccer Club and the Foundation for Catholic Education of Niagara.

The turf will be a multi-use field for sports such as lacrosse, football, soccer and rugby. These new fields will not only be used by the Catholic elementary and secondary schools, they will be open to sports groups and other organizations throughout the Niagara region.

Over the next five years, the board plans to install artificial turf fields at all eight of its high schools.

Sporturf™ GameChanger is very similar to natural grass; our advanced yarn provides resilience and strength at the same time, while maintaining a brilliant appearance. The fiber has exceptional split resistance compared to conventional turf fibers. This increases the performance in sliding, ball roll, ball bounce and durability making our product one of the best on the market today.

Environmental Turf Surfaces, LLC Installs at Briarwood Christian School

This installation comes to Sporturf™ from Environmental Turf Surfaces, LLC. Briarwood Christian School chose Sporturf TrueGrass as the synthetic turf for their football field. With 42 State Athletic Championships, BCS offers students the opportunity to be part of an outstanding athletic program that will shape character, develop leadership skills, and create a lifetime of memories.  Many BCS athletes have gone on to play college athletics and some have advanced to represent their country on National Teams and/or played professionally.

With Sporturf TrueGrass synthetic turf, BCS can continue providing an exceptional playing surface that matches their athletic program.

Sporturf™ TrueGrass is a premium athletic field product that has been tried and tested in the toughest conditions. This product also features the longest lasting fiber available, which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor athletic fields.

Features:

  • Most widely used since 2004
  • Parallel slit film technology

Applications:

Sansom Family Foundation Install in Knoxville TN

This install for the Sansom Family Foundation comes to us from Baseline Sports Construction, LLC. Baseline began surfacing tennis courts in 1982 as Empire Recreational Surfaces, and grew into a full service recreational contracting company providing a wide-range of services such as tennis court construction, running track construction, indoor sports facility construction, and synthetic turf construction.

Baseline serves the southeastern region and is a licensed contractor in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Sansom Sports Complex
The complex is located in Knoxville, TN.  The new construction of two full size synthetic turf fields and one smaller pavilion synthetic field consisted of a 12-acre site for use by inner city ministry. The owners chose to install Sporturf™ GameChanger on two out of the three fields on site.
GameChanger is very similar to natural grass; our advanced yarn provides resilience and strength at the same time, while maintaining a brilliant appearance. The fiber has exceptional split resistance compared to conventional turf fibers. This increases the performance in sliding, ball roll, ball bounce and durability making our product one of the best on the market today.

Synthetic Turf Helps Grant a Wish

Recently Sporturf™ dealer Midwest Synthetic Turf and BEX Construction Services worked together on a Make a Wish request that involved synthetic turf. The turf is installed in a 24’ x 40’ outside play area for a child with special needs.  According to Tim Williams of BEX Construction, “We chose to use Fast Grass Sporturf™ over compacted granular fill so she could ride her tricycle on a flat surface and not be impacted much by wet weather as would be the case on a normal grass yard. The turf will also not wear a path like grass would be turned into mud.  We also wanted to reduce injury from falls which is why we did not choose a hard surface like concrete or asphalt.”

The short pile height was chosen over longer material to allow the child’s tricycle to be ridden with normal effort.  The area will also be used for activities including most ball play and child type play activities.  The project included a fence to protect the little girl as the yard does slope some.  Finally, the surface will also be used for a bench swing and basketball goal, a true multi-use area that is perfect for synthetic turf.

This amazing project was made possible by the generosity of several companies, Midwest Synthetic Turf included.  Both materials and labor were donated to various degrees and the project received great attention, responsiveness, flexibility and commitments from all who participated.  Without these people, the play area could not have been built due to cost constraints.

Sporturf™ Grows With New Western Regional Manager

Sporturf™ would like to welcome its newest team member, Raquel “Rocky” Raybon, as Western Regional Manager.

Sporturf™ is expanding its footprint on the west coast and making a conscious effort to gain market share. Raquel is going to be an integral part of the plan to get Sporturf™ there.

Raquel grew up both in Columbus, GA and Florida. As a student athlete on the swim team at Clemson University, Rocky earned her degree in Travel and Tourism Management while minoring in Business Administration.  Upon graduation, she went on to work in the entertainment industry in Atlanta for 5 years and transferred to California, where she currently resides in San Diego.

Rocky will be responsible for indoor and outdoor field sales in the 14 western states growing not only the brand but the dealer network as well.  Business Director of Sporturf™ Matt Riggs stated, “We are thrilled to have Rocky on board and look forward to the impact she will have on the team.”

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