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|ASBA 2019 Industry Award Winners|
ASBA has announced the presentation of its awards honoring distinguished service to the industry. Presentation of awards took place at the conclusion of the ASBA’s Technical Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida.
The Industry Merit Award, given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Association and to the Industry, was presented to Sam Fisher, CTB. Fisher, of Fisher Tracks in Boone, Iowa, has, over the years, been active in ASBA as a member of the Board of Directors, Track Division President and Chairman, has spoken at meetings, reviewed technical articles and helped edit and revise the ASBA’s publication, Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual. He is the chairman of the Association’s Certification Committee, and has been a member of the delegation that meets with both the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations to discuss rule changes as they pertain to the design and construction of athletic facilities.
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The Chairman’s Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Association, was presented to both Megan Buczynski, PE, LEED AP (Activitas, Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts) and Chris Sullivan, RLA (Verde Design, Inc., Folsom, California). Both Buczynski and Sullivan have been active as members of the Board of Directors, where they represent the Association’s Professional Division, and both have additionally spoken at meetings and contributed to the editing and revision of several publications in ASBA’s Construction and Maintenance Manual series.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, which partners with the ASBA to present the Builder/Contractor of the Year Award, is the largest business-to-business tennis publication in the United States, presents its annual Champions of Tennis awards, honoring those who serve the sport in various capacities.
The Tennis Builder/Contractor of the Year Award, presented by RSI, was presented to Renner Sport Surfaces in Denver, Colorado. Renner is a full-service contractor, offering the entire Rocky Mountain region complete services for the design, construction and rehabilitation of both tennis courts and running tracks, as well as pickleball courts, inline hockey rinks, basketball courts and other facilities.
The company encourages its employees to become certified; it presently has two Certified Tennis Court Builders (CTCBs) and one Certified Track Builder (CTB) on staff. Renner Sports Surfaces, which got its start in the 1960s, is also a longtime member of ASBA. According to Colin Donovan, one of the company’s greatest strengths is its ability to provide quality work on time and on budget: “You need to commit to the customer and back up what you’re telling them. If you have given a start date and an end date, keep to those. Stay in communication with them, too.”
The Tennis Builder/Contractor of the Year Award is one of the honors featured in its annual Champions of Tennis issue, honoring those who serve the sport in various capacities.