April 27th, 2012
Hellas to build and install quality sports surfaces for Whitnall and Oak Creek High Schools
AUSTIN, TX (April 27, 2011) –– Turnkey operation, quality, service, and made in America; means new territories for Hellas Sports Construction. Hellas offers a unique business model by bringing customers a turnkey contractor for all surfacing needs, a model that’s been well received in new regions. After a tough year with limited school funding and budgets, a cautious improvement is seen in the market place. Athletics and administrators do their homework and discover the importance of quality construction and installation in order to maximize budgets for their athletic facilities.
Whitnall School District in Greenfield, Wisconsin is getting a completely new stadium facility for its High School. The Matrix® synthetic turf system containing pea-gravel instead of sand, works very well in a colder climate by providing no compaction and quicker drainage of the field. Matt Karshana, Director of Facilities, Whitnall, said the school district interviewed three different companies. “I liked the Matrix turf system, it made sense, as well as the combination of turf, track and construction services from one provider “ said Karshana. The school also selected the epiQ Tracks™ S200 product for their new running track from Hellas’ portfolio.
Oak Creek High School, 10 miles down the road from Whitnall HS, will also get a Matrix synthetic turf field installed this summer. Newsweek Magazine has recognized Oak Creek High School as a top high school in the country based on student participation in AP courses. Now they are adding a home field advantage by installing the Matrix turf system – but, not against Whitnall!
Hellas is scheduled to start Whitnall HS towards middle of May and Oak Creek shortly there after. “If the weather cooperates we will have our first event on the field at the end of August,” said Karshana.
Hellas is concurrently servicing 48 projects nationwide. Maintaining and reinforcing a workforce that can coordinate and deliver on even the most ambitious plan is a constant objective at Hellas. The company has orchestrated a group of incredibly talented individuals that work together to innovate, manufacture and install the highest quality products in the industry.
Hellas Sports Constructions’ client base include many prominent organizations and educational institutions such as: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Baylor University, Northern Arizona University, University of Georgia, Idaho University, Idaho State University, The Alamodome, University of North Carolina, The Cotton Bowl, The Alamobowl, The Sun Bowl, The International Bowl and the NFL Experience.
About Hellas Sports Construction
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Hellas is one of the largest sport contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis installation and maintenance. Hellas controls all business processes to take its products directly to its customers, including marketing, sales, quality control and project management. For more information visit HellasConstruction.com.
Hellas’ partnership with legendary materials manufacturer, Royal TenCate, has positioned the company for continued success. TenCate Grass develops and produces synthetic turf components and designs systems for top-flight sport, recreation and landscape applications. Together with its partners, TenCate Grass strives to achieve a system approach. This gives users confidence in playing characteristics and lifespan. TenCate Grass has production facilities in Europe, the Middle East and North America.