Chandler, AZ (April 10, 2018) –
Hellas Construction has hired Adam Turner to serve as business development manager in Arizona. Turner learned how important field construction is to a football team while working for 17 years for the Arizona Cardinals and will now be educating schools and universities on the importance of quality, customer service, maintenance, and long-term durability when building or upgrading their sports facilities.
“I knew of Hellas, having been in sports and having seen their work at Northern Arizona University. I am also originally from the Dallas area and a Cowboys fan, so when I learned of the partnerships that Hellas had with the Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins, I knew it must be a great company and a great brand,” Turner said.
He was involved in the process of putting together the stadium plans and financing plans while working for the Cardinals. He was also an integral part of building relationships and networking for corporate sales of the suites at the University of Phoenix, home of the Arizona Cardinals, which helped the overall financials of the organization. After retiring from the Cardinals, he worked with other sports organizations and also in the financial sector assisting with business development. He sees the relationships and experience developed through the years as a perfect fit for the sports construction industry. His first few weeks have been busy, but very exciting.
Turner works with sports organizations in the state, currently serving as President of the National Football Foundation’s Valley of the Sun Chapter and on the board of directors for Playworks, a local charity that helps schools and districts make the most of recess through staffing, consultation, development, and resources, while teaching kids safety, engagement, and empowerment. He is also on the board of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, the Chandler Education Foundation, and the ICAN Chandler Foundation. He is a part of the Perry High School Booster Club and a member of the Arizona Business Leadership Association and the Fiesta Bowl committee.
“I love sports and I loved being involved in helping organizations get what they need to keep kids active and playing the sports they love. Hellas is making sure that kids play on the safest surfaces possible. All their products are developed with kid’s safety in mind. I want to help every school in Arizona get the sports surfaces they need,” Turner said. “With help from Hellas, I am going to make that a reality.”
About Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. Hellas Construction is the Official Turf Provider of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, The Star at Frisco TX, and Ford Center. Hellas is the Preferred Turf Provider of the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, the exclusive turf provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars at their new indoor practice facility at Daily’s Place, next to EverBank Field in Florida, and the official partner of the Miami Dolphins, installing turf at their indoor practice facility at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit hellasconstruction.com.
About the Dallas Cowboys Football Club headquartered at The Star in Frisco, TX. A 1960 expansion franchise in the NFL awarded to Clint Murchison, Jr. and Bedford Wynne. Bought in 1984, by H.R. “Bum” Bright and then sold to current owner Jerry Jones in 1989. They are a part of the NFC East Conference with an overall 34-27 playoff record. The 5-time World Champion Dallas Cowboys have had 3 home fields since 1960, the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium, and now AT&T Stadium. Visit dallascowboys.com.
About the Houston Texans are a professional football team in the NFL, in the AFC South Division and headquartered in Houston, TX. Started in 2002 as an expansion team by Bob McNair. The Texans are currently the youngest NFL franchise competing. The team has three AFC South Championships. Their home field is NRG Stadium, formerly Reliant Stadium, in Houston. Visit houstontexans.com.
About the Miami Dolphins headquartered in Davie, FL., a suburb of Miami. They are a part of the AFC East Division, playing their home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The Dolphins are Florida’s oldest professional sports team, founded in 1966 by Joe Robbie and Actor Danny Thomas, now owned by Real Estate Developer Stephen M. Ross. The Dolphins originally played games at the Orange Bowl in Miami 1966 through 1986, then Joe Robbie Stadium, which is now called Hard Rock Stadium, which they share with the NCAA Miami Hurricanes. The Dolphins are 2-time World Champions in 1971 and 1972. They have a overall playoff record of 20-21. Visit miamidolphins.com.
About the Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional football team, one of 32 member clubs of the National Football League (NFL), aligned in the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). Founded on Nov. 30, 1993, they began play in 1995 and are heading into their 23rd season of play in 2017. The team is owned by Shahid Khan, who purchased the franchise in January of 2012. The club plays its home games at EverBank Field, located near the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Since their inaugural season in 1995 the Jaguars have won two division championships and have made seven playoff appearances. Visit www.jaguars.com.
About the Arizona Cardinals – headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The current team owner and chairman is Bill Bidwill. The Cardinals are a professional football team in the NFL, playing in the NFC West Division. The team was founded in 1898 under the name the Morgan Athletic Club in Chicago, joining the NFL as a charter member in 1920. They are the oldest continuously run professional football team in the U.S. They moved to St. Louis in 1960 through 1987, moving to Tempe, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix in 1988. They played 18 seasons at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium until 2006, when the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was built. The franchise has won two NFL Championships, while based in Chicago. They have won five division titles and have never lost a home playoff game and made their first Super Bowl XLIII appearance in the 2008-2009 season, losing to Pittsburgh. Visit azcardinals.com.