April 26, 2018

The Synthetic Turf Council awarded Hellas Construction 2018 Project of the Year for its Portland Texas Sports Complex and Municipal Park project. It was the first year for the STC Awards, presented during the Annual Spring Membership Meeting, held in Rancho Mirage, California. 

Hellas President and CEO Reed J. Seaton said, “We are truly honored to receive this award for Project of the Year. We feel the Portland Sports Complex and Municipal Park is a special project. We are very proud to be a part of this project that has brought the community together in a way that few things can. Our Hellas Design Build Group, construction crews, and turf crews all worked diligently on this project and the results are amazing. We want to thank the City of Portland, Texas for entrusting us with this important project that will be enjoyed by hundreds and thousands of children for years to come.”

Sports Director for the City of Portland Matt Rogers said, “We are extremely pleased with the results of the two new sports venues. Not only do our kids have premier facilities to play and grow on, but sports tourism is also bringing tournament teams from all over Texas to our community to use our facilities.  Our business community is benefitting from an influx of teams and their families using our restaurants, hotels and other local retailers. Our new venues may well be the best investment we have ever made.  Both our kids and our community will reap the benefits for generations to come.”

The STC Awards is a member program designed to honor STC members that help to promote the association’s values and advance the synthetic turf industry. The Project of the Year Award, in the sports project category, was based on project scope and impact to customer and community. The awards program received a total of 42 applications; all submissions required photos and videos. Awards categories included: Lifetime Achievement, Rookie of the Year, Philanthropy, Innovator, Sustainability, Volunteer of the Year, Sports Project of the Year, and Landscape Project of the Year. 

The STC Annual Meeting and Awards attracts representatives from companies worldwide in all areas of the synthetic turf industry from manufacturing, suppliers, installers, landscape architects and engineers, testing labs, and maintenance equipment and service companies.

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

About the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) - The STC is the world's largest organization representing the synthetic turf industry, representing over 230 companies with operations in over twelve countries. Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.


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