Matt Hicks, CFB-S, earns Certified Sports Builder designation

Matt Hicks, CFB-S, of Byrne & Jones Sports has been named a certified sports builder.  The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) has awarded the certified field builder designation to Hicks, who is director of project management for Byrne & Jones Sports.  Byrne & Jones now has seven certified sports builders on its staff.

Hicks earned his CFB-S designation by documenting his experience in the industry building athletic fields and passing an examination on all relevant areas of constructing sports fields.  Hicks has built more than 30 athletic fields including the synthetic turf fields at Sportport International in Maryland Heights, Mo., Missouri Rush Soccer Complex in O’Fallon,Mo.,  Chaminade College Preparatory School baseball & football stadiums in Creve Coeur, Mo., Millikin University football and softball stadiums in Decatur, Ill. and LaBar Practice Fields at the University of Notre Dame.

Hicks has a degree in construction management from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

With more than 450 member companies, ASBA is a national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running track, natural and synthetic turf fields, indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces.  It has served has a centralized source for technical information, including consumer-oriented information since 1965.  For more information, visit

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro surfacing.   The firm builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at