GRUVER, TX (August 7th, 2014) — – Gruver Independent School District selected Hellas Construction last year to design and build a baseball, softball dream complex. The school floated a bond exclusively for this $2.7 million project. The facility was completed last month and features baseball, softball, press boxes, landscaping, playground, bleachers, lights, concession stand, restrooms and a parking lot to provide sports entertainment for the school district and surrounding communities. Hellas was chosen due to their capability to design and build the entire project with their own resources, from start to finish, which was especially appealing to the district.
“This was an outstanding project,” Superintendent David Teal said. “It is a gorgeous, unique facility. Hellas Construction went above and beyond. It’s a showplace, not just a high school softball, baseball field. It’s not just a chain around a field, it has detail. The architectural elevation changes, and the use of materials makes it an experience to go to the ballpark. It’s architecturally interesting.”
The entire community of Gruver and those surrounding it seem to agree with David Teal. The teams are willing to travel to Gruver just for the opportunity to participate in the field.
“Hellas is really a leader in the field,” said Angelo State President Brian J. May. “When you start looking at Hellas and their products and the fact that they have practically put turf in every major field in the State of Texas, not the least of which the Dallas Cowboys Stadium – that to me was an endorsement in itself. Having Hellas as a partner has been a true partnership and we have enjoyed working with them.”
“Our community is extremely proud of it. This stadium is the talk of the panhandle,” added Teal.
During the bidding process, Hellas Construction was able to present the most competitive bid. “Other companies didn’t even come close,” Teal says. “Simply put, Hellas Construction offered the biggest bang for the buck, and we are extremely pleased with what they have done for us.”
Hellas Construction is known for its great premium-quality sports construction projects across the country, serving clients like the AT&T Stadium and the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to their Austin, Texas headquarters, Hellas operates several US-Based offices.
About Hellas Construction
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hellas Construction is a nationwide contractor with a strong reputation for delivering premium-quality sports construction projects across the United States. Hellas has the ability to custom-manufacture and install proprietary brands of synthetic surfaces for field sports, running tracks, and tennis courts, by controlling all related operations. For more information, visit hellasconstruction.com and matrix-turf.com or follow them on twitter and facebook.
About Gruver Independent School District
Gruver ISD is a rural district in Gruver with 420 students. It is mainly in Hansford County, with a small portion of the district extending into Sherman County. In 2009, the school district was rated Exemplary by the TEA ratings, and in 2010 they followed up with another Exemplary rating for the district.