As majority owner of SCGfields, we are proud of the tradition and history of the team we have assembled. Our group has experience in building fields for over 50 years. We are committed to providing Athletic Fields in a first class manner and we provide customers with great value for the commitment they make to us. We stand behind our work product as a team of professionals and have warranties for our work and products that are second to none.
I want to personally thank you for considering our team, whom I consider to be the finest field builders in the United States.
D. Michael Sherman
Chairman + CEO
Professional, collegiate and high school teams across the country have contracted SCG to contribute to the history of their legendary programs. Our clients include one-fourth of National Football League teams, one-fifth of Major League Baseball teams and scores of other top-tier collegiate and high school teams. Each experienced our unparalleled level of precision and performance as we built their fields of dreams.
SCGfields, LLC is a sports field specialty construction contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs for professional, collegiate, and high school facilities, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. Our credentials are unparalleled and for years, legendary sports facilities have depended on SCGfields’s expertise and long-standing track record. We are one of the nation’s most trusted sources for superior quality construction of highly engineered natural grass and synthetic turf sports fields.
Understanding construction, and the importance of building foundations that last, has given SCGfields the opportunity to grow and evolve our company into a powerhouse in the sports construction industry. Every field that we design and build is created to your standard. From the materials we choose to the techniques we employ, every decision we make is based on your unique requirements. Only our customers’ best interests are being served; as an advocate to our customer, no manufacturer, contractor, will stand in the way of allowing SCGfields to exceed your expectations in every way.
D. Michael Sherman
Mike, is the majority owner of SCG fields, LLC,. Mike became familiar with the company when SCGfields was still S.W. Franks, and became a longtime friend and advisor to the Franks Family. He has a long history in the insurance industry - over 40 years’ experience. He received his B.A. from Alma College, and his M.B.A from Baldwin Wallace. He is currently a member of IIAA and CIAB, and a former President of the Insurance Board of Greater Cleveland. Mike is actively involved in management and strategic direction of the firm.
Joe Smith, Esq
Direct Line: 440.397.4930
Joe has had over 30 years of experience as an accountant and a lawyer managing a variety of complex business situations. His experience range has been with small and large companies. He has worked with both for profit and not for profit entities. Over the years his client's have engaged his services as a trusted business partner that can also serve as a business "quarterback" operating and maneuvering their businesses through financial and legal challenges. Joe leads day to day operations of the firm striving for efficiency and profitable growth.
Paul is known in the industry as the Godfather of turf. Paul has developed respect with all the key players in the industry because of his deep knowledge and valuable experience. He is called on by many firms to consult and render his opinion as to the intricacies in field installation and development. Paul is one of the pioneers in the sports field construction industry, working with elite sports organizations like the New York Yankees, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Ravens and many more. Paul heads up all Business Development, Marketing and Sales at SCG fields.
What They Say
"This [Ballpark of the Palm Beaches] was a bear of a project that only a group of top professional companies in this industry could pull off in the time frame allowed and with the quality that MLB demands. SCG is a top notch company that is professional, reliable, and works as hard as it takes to bring it across the finish line. The coordination to bring in a complex like this in on time is difficult for any construction management firm. Having a builder like SCG on board makes it a lot easier. From the management of this company to the guys in the field, SCG gets what it takes to build a park in the big leagues."
Jack McGowan,Senior Project Manager, AECOM Hunt
"When we were reviewing your reference prior to the project starting all of them gave you excellent reviews. I now know firsthand why that was the case. Every aspect of the project was carefully thought out, planned, and executed flawlessly. SCGfields gave the people of Wicomico County a Stadium they can be very proud of."
Chuck Poole,Wicomico County, MD
"My clients are relying on me to get the job done. With SCG I know they'll always come through, even under difficult circumstances. And they'll do so at a reasonable price. I've found them to be very very professional - diligent and experienced - which is key in our business. They're a proven commodity. We brought in the best sports field contractor in the country - and it was a knock-out!"
Dan Almond,Millennium Sports Technologies, Inc.
"We have the nicest field hockey facility in the country as far as I'm concerned. I am very impressed with the diligence of the SCG team, as they worked through the rain to get the job completed on deadline. I am raving about the field - and there are so many things to rave about: the sub base, the drainage system, the padding, wow!"
Char Morett,Head Field Hockey Coach, Penn State University
"The detailed work, the solutions to numerous challenges SCG had to come up with quickly and efficiently are unlike anything I've ever seen. We have what looks like a minor league baseball field and a track that's used by some of the world's most elite runners - the whole thing is incredible. SCG went to amazing lengths in the development of this high acclaimed athletic facility. The entire team is incredibly good and incredibly professional. I would put my name next to any project SCG is a part of. I have much confidence in their work."
Bob DeFelice,Athletic Director & Baseball Coach, Bentley College
"SCG lead the charge for the whole project - they did the sub base work and oversaw the two different turf installation crews. With them having control at that level, everything went smoothly - almost flawlessly. They came in with a solid design plan and the ability to modify it, if needed... One of the problems that surfaced was a drainage issue with a sidewalk. They worked through it with us, providing a great solution - cost efficiently. SCG is a leader in playing field construction. They're at the top of our list for any future projects."
Bill Harrington,Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Recreation, Johns Hopkins University
"After watching the site work and installation in action, it is clear to see why SCG continues to do work for major universities and professional athletic teams. The important thing is that SCG really knows what they are doing. From the foreman to the office and all the way through, they're experts in the field of construction... As superintendent I've been involved in several construction projects. These guys are good - they ran into a couple of surprises... they found them in a timely manner and provided the least costly solution to resolve them."
Clint Keener,Superintendent, Bay Village School District
"I have met with SCG on several occasions and they were extremely knowledgeable about the different brands and styles of turf. They were helpful and answered all of my questions and concerns."
Todd Osborne,Athletic Director, Revere High School, Richfield, Ohio
"SCG made us feel that installing a perfect field was as important to them as it was to us, and in the end that's what we have. They did a tremendous job installing our field and involved us in every aspect of construction. They started construction when they said they would and finished construction when promised."
Beth Bosman,Head Field Hockey Coach, Duke University
"The SCG team was incredibly accommodating and helpful throughout the process. They gave us great information on how best to care for the new field after installation and better understand how to prepare the field for the future."
Paul Siegwarth,Lake Erie Crushers Assistant General Manager
"We liked the turf because, number one, it came in at a good price, but we also wanted it because of the weight - 48 ounces versus 36 ounces - which has more fibers and all rubber infill. We host 60 to 70 events a year - our field gets a lot of use, and we thought it was the better product."
George Cardone,Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Altoona School District
"We were searching out a replacement over a year ago. SCG was one of the first contractors we called. Everyone we talked with raved about SCG's business, knowledge, experience and integrity. They were more than willing to give us guidance on the path we needed to take, and that says a lot about a company. The benefit was professional, hands on, knowledgeable, real education about the entire process. We felt comfortable because they explained the process in its entirety. Anytime we went to SCG in the process, they helped us out. They have been excellent!"
Tim Armelli,Athletic Director, Chardon High School, Chardon, Ohio
"The SCG Organization was very helpful thorough during the entire Field Procurement process. They helped us immensely with final design details to provide us what we really wanted that would fit our needs. The final product exceeds all our expectations for performance as well as aesthetics."