ASBA offers its voluntary certification program which allows builders of specific athletic facilities (currently tennis courts, running tracks and sports fields) to demonstrate proof of their experience, as well as their knowledge of sports-facility-specific construction.
ASBA announces new Certified Builders
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the names of the individuals most recently recognized as Certified Builders. ASBA offers its voluntary certification program which allows builders of specific athletic facilities (currently tennis courts, running tracks and sports fields) to demonstrate proof of their experience, as well as their knowledge of sports-facility-specific construction.
The certification program was developed by ASBA in order to help raise professional standards and improve the practice of sports facility construction. Certification is offered in three different disciplines; an individual may choose to pursue the Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB) designation, Certified Track Builder (CTB), or Certified Field Builder (CFB) designation. Note: The CFB designation encompasses both natural grass and synthetic turf fields; however, an individual may choose to specialize and become either a CFB-N (the designation for those specializing in natural grass fields) or CFB-S (for those specializing in synthetic turf).
In order to become a certified builder, an individual must meet specific criteria set forth by ASBA; he or she must complete an application that shows proof of a set amount of experience in the chosen type of sports facility, and then pass a comprehensive exam on construction and maintenance. In order to maintain the designation, an individual must recertify every three years by documenting a sufficient level of continuing education activities in the relevant field or by passing the examination again.
The following individuals recently completed all requirements to become certified:
Certified Field Builders
Kirk Grego, CFB
Mid-America Golf & Landscape
Lee’s Summit, MO
Robert Putze, CFB-S
Horizon Contracting, LLC
Certified Tennis Court Builders
Todd Rudolph, CTCB
George Stahlin, CTCB
Evergreen Tennis Courts, Inc.
Certified Track Builders
Greg McKenna, CTB
Renner Sports Surfaces
Troy Rudolph, CTB
A full list of currently certified builders can be obtained by going to the ASBA website at www.sportsbuilders.org. Using the top toolbar, select the “Certification” button (fourth from the left). A drop-down menu will allow the user to choose among certification pertaining to tennis courts, running tracks or sports fields. Information can also be found on taking the exam.