SCG Fields


Our Message

As the majority owner of SCG Fields, 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 during the construction of their field systems.

SCG Fields, 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 SCG Fields’ 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 SCG Fields 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 custom specifications. From the materials we choose to the techniques we employ, we base every decision on your unique requirements. Only our clients best interests are being served; as an advocate to our client, no manufacturer or contractor will stand in the way of allowing SCG Fields to exceed your expectations in every way.

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Our People

D. Michael Sherman
COO, CEO & Chairman

Mike is the majority owner of SCG Fields, LLC. Mike became familiar with the company when SCG Fields 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 with over 40 years of experience. He received his BA from Alma College and his MBA 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 the management and strategic direction of SCG Fields.

Joe Smith, Esq
Chief Operating Officer

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 the day to day operations of the firm striving for efficiency and profitable growth.

Paul Franks
Director of Sales - Great Lakes Region

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

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