Austin, TX (May 8, 2018) –
EY announced that Reed J. Seaton, president and CEO of Hellas Construction, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Central Texas Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Seaton was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Austin.
“I am grateful and honored to be nominated alongside such an impressive group of entrepreneurs. I’m sure we can all appreciate the journey that brought us here. My professional success at Hellas is truly defined by the people that have worked alongside me these past fifteen years. The people that show up, the people that care, the people that work hard sometimes long hours away from their families to do what we do; the people that do whatever it takes to get those stadium fields, tracks, courts, sports facilities built for their families, friends, communities and those all over the U.S. are the reason for Hellas’ unprecedented success,” Seaton said.
“I can only take credit for having recognized and selected a stellar Hellas team in every single department comprised of extraordinarily dedicated and driven individuals. These individuals have collectively achieved the fastest growing, most successful facility construction and sports surfaces company in the history of our industry.”
Hellas Construction is one of the largest and only vertically-integrated sports construction companies in the United States, serving schools and universities nationwide since 2003, along with such NFL teams as the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Seaton said, “Our Hellas family is a testament to what hard work, dedication, drive, and passion can accomplish.”
Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation. In Central Texas, sponsors also include Broadway Bank, Colliers International, ADP, Aventine Hill Partners, Bridgepoint Consulting, Watkins Insurance Group, Shearman & Sterling, the Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
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 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, Preferred Turf Provider of the Houston Texans, exclusive turf provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and an official partner of the Miami Dolphins. Visit hellasconstruction.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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