Austin, TX (Feb 1, 2018) –
Hellas Superintendent Bryan Judd just earned his certification for track building (CTB) by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). Earning ASBA certification is not an easy process.
To earn ASBA certification, candidates must pass a four-hour comprehensive exam on track construction, surfacing, design, administration, and renovation. Before taking the exam specific required criteria must be met. This includes a minimum of three years of experience in tennis court or running track construction, as well as 100 eligibility points demonstrated from the areas of project administration, site, sub-base, base work, layout, surfacing, marking, and track renovation. The candidate must also provide at least three references with first-hand knowledge of their work experience that can verify their eligibility.
Judd started with Hellas Construction in July of 2008 as an operator and grade checker. His leadership, strong work ethic, and knowledge in construction earned him a promotion to superintendent during his first project.
Hellas President and CEO Reed J. Seaton said, “Bryan is great at what he does. We are proud to add another certified track builder to our staff. He is a great asset to Hellas.”
Hellas Vice President of Construction Matt Schnitzler said, “Bryan is sharp, and knows construction. He’s exceeded expectations from the start with Hellas. This is a great achievement he should be proud of. We thank him for his tireless effort to continue to improve himself and continue Hellas quality.”
The ASBA certification programs were developed to help raise professional standards and to improve the practice of sports construction. It assists the general public in evaluating experience and expertise and distinguishes those who have met a designated level of experience and a demonstrated amount of knowledge. Becoming certified can also prequalify a candidate/company for a project. Some school districts restrict bidding for projects to companies that employ ASBA certified professionals.
“Judd said, “I couldn’t have passed the test without the knowledge I have gained from working at Hellas.” He said Matt Schnitzler and Vice President of Design Tianna Flores have been instrumental in teaching him the specifics about building tracks.
“Hellas’ policy of checking and double-checking our projects to make sure they comply with our quality standards has also helped me to learn a lot,” said Judd. “It’s a great feeling knowing you work for a company where quality means so much.”
Becoming a Certified Track Builder was another big step in Judd’s career path with Hellas.
“Reed and I worked together out in the field, on my very first Hellas project. He told me that the sky’s the limit with Hellas in terms of job growth and career path for anybody that was willing to work for it.”
Judd said, “I am determined to keep improving and keep learning. It’s been a great nine years at Hellas.
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