Austin, TX (May 28, 2015) —
Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, VA, the 10th largest school system in the U.S., contracted Hellas Construction for $5.9 million to break ground on May 26 at South County High School, South County Middle School, and Stuart High School to construct 5 new multi-use synthetic turf fields that were previously natural grass fields.
South County High School will receive a new stadium field and practice field for their lacrosse, field hockey, football, and soccer teams while the South County Middle School will have a multi-use field for soccer, football, lacrosse, rugby, and baseball. Stuart High School will also be constructing a new stadium field and practice field. Their stadium field will be for soccer and football while the practice field will host the soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and baseball teams. All sites will receive improvements and construction consisting of fencing, netting, dugouts, bleachers, seeding and sodding, retaining walls, drainage, concrete curbing, and walkways. The projects will have over 563,000 square feet of turf installed.
FCPS champions synthetic turf because it saves space and can be used year-round in any weather. The durability of turf allows for increased use which is important for a community of this size with several sports available for play.
“We are proud that a school system like Fairfax County Public Schools with their extensive knowledge of synthetic turf chose Hellas as their partner,” says Reed J. Seaton, President and CEO of Hellas Construction, Inc.
Hellas Construction continues to grow nationwide due to its outstanding reputation for providing superior products and service that is unparalleled in the industry. Hellas’ turnkey operation controls its entire supply chain and can deliver exact specifications to fit any client’s needs with on time delivery.