Paul Franks, owner of Sports Construction Group, was among 12 national finalists for Contractor of the Year 2011.

SCG named finalist for Contractor of the Year 2011

Paul Franks, owner of Sports Construction Group, was among 12 national finalists for Contractor of the Year 2011, sponsored by construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and leading construction trade magazine Equipment World.

Finalists were chosen based on company achievements, endorsements from customers and vendors and the contributions the company has made to the industry. Equipment World editors heard a variety of accolades about the company, including “the quality of their work is extraordinary,” and “when they are on the job, you can sleep at night.”

“Equipment World magazine is honored to recognize the integrity, hard work, and dedication of these exemplary men and women,” said Dan Tidwell, vice president, group publisher of Equipment World magazine. “This group of finalists represents the best of the construction industry. Their success is evidence of the perseverance, drive and strong values they embody.”

The Contractor of the Year program was created to recognize contractors who exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals: business acumen, equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.

About SCG

Sports Construction Group is a sports field specialty contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. SCG has more than 50 years of construction experience, including more than 20 years of expertise building high-performance sports fields.

SCG’s clients include one-fourth of National Football League teams, one-fifth of Major League Baseball teams and scores of top-tier collegiate and high school teams. On the SCG roster are some of the most recognizable sport facilities in the nation: Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Progressive Field, Soldier Field, Heinz Field, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Notre Dame Stadium and Northwestern’s Ryan Field, along with dozens of minor league, collegiate, high school and community systems. More information is available at