Our Expert Sports Construction Staff

Concrete-Curbing-naplesIn only a few years, FIELDS has earned substantial success. Why? First and foremost, it’s because of our people. The high-profile nature of our sports park construction, renovation and maintenance projects attracts the best of seasoned construction veterans, college graduates and skilled workers seeking to team up for success. Our search for new talent is nationwide and involves a combination of college and university recruiting, internships, Internet advertising, involvement in industry trade organizations and word of mouth.

Our nationwide network brings together a staff of key project management and field superintendents sharing common training and common procedures. Our ability to quickly mobilize resources from a wide, geographically dispersed staff into a functioning project team gives us the unique ability to take total management control of your project immediately.

A common sense approach and experienced staff have a way of accomplishing great things on field construction, a major sports park or athletic complex building, renovation or maintenance project. Complete faith, responsibility and accountability are placed in our team and, coupled with the right combination of resources, guarantee that your project will be successfully built.

As we see it, our measure of a successful project is tied to better project leadership, which is accomplished by the following key desirables:
  • Focusing on people, including everyone involved on the project
  • Providing everyone on the project with a clear understanding of the requested deliverables
  • Standing in your shoes and seeing it through your eyes
  • Earning your trust and respect
  • Ensuring that continual project progress is being made
  • Assuming full ownership and responsibility for all team actions
  • Maintaining total flexibility and adaptability to every matter relating to your project
  • Operating as a teacher and mentor with the project teams under our control
  • Above all, striving for personal and team excellence in every aspect of your project

It is because we practice these ideals, and because of our outstanding people, that we have managed to build a national reputation for quality and service. Our people have a fierce desire to be the best athletic complex and sports park construction professionals in the business. Our goal is to be the standard by which others are judged. It is our intent to quite literally become the value benchmark for the sports park industry. This is why we know that FIELDS creates only sports parks of distinction.
Brian Storm
Brian F. Storm | President and CEO

Having been in the design and construction fields for over 30 years, Brian has managed projects from $250,000 to $15,000,000 and is nationally recognized as an expert in the sports field, sports park construction and sports park design industries.

Brian also serves as President and CEO of Sports Fields, Inc., the premier builders of athletic fields and sports complexes in the country. He has performed work for the NFL, MLB, MLS and other professional sports organizations, as well as many major colleges and universities. He holds a number of patents for field heating and field cooling and is a graduate of Michigan State University.


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Pete Fox, Jr. | Senior Director of Operations

Pete is one of FIELDS’ co-founders and oversees operations of all FIELDS projects. Prior to his association with FIELDS, he served as a Project Manager for ValleyCrest Landscape Development from 1995 to 2005 in the Atlanta branch office. Pete oversaw athletic field construction projects throughout the east coast region and has over 20 years’ heavy equipment operating experience in the construction industry.


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Dan Haubenstricker, RLA, ASLA | Senior Estimator

Dan is a registered landscape architect and a senior estimator with FIELDS. Prior to joining FIELDS, he was a landscape architect with Designscapes, Inc. Dan has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Ball State University and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

He has been involved with multi-field park projects such as Franklin Ranch Community Park and The Ripken Experience at Pigeon Forge, as well as individual sports fields for clients such as the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.


Mark Stalnaker
Mark Stalnaker | Vice President

Mark also serves as VP of The Sports Force. Prior to FIELDS and The Sports Force, Mark worked for ValleyCrest Landscape Development as the Atlanta Regional Pre-Construction Services Manager and Chief Estimator. Mark serves as chief estimator and pre-con for The Sports Force and FIELDS. He is also responsible for project budgets, contract administration, and information technology.

Mark also serves on the Board of Directors and is involved in all aspects of strategic business planning for both FIELDS and The Sports Force. With over 30 years in the industry, Mark has a professional degree in horticulture from the University of Georgia.


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Chris Carnahan | Project Manager

Chris’s major responsibilities as project manager encompass procurement, scheduling, coordination with general contractors and subcontractors, change management, billings, and client communications. His projects with FIELDS include: Denver Broncos practice fields, Latrobe Park, Mount de Sales Academy, Kennedy Krieger mobility field, and Annapolis Boys & Girls Club.

Prior to joining FIELDS, Chris worked as project manager for ValleyCrest Landscape Development. He earned a B.S. in landscape contracting from Pennsylvania State University and has worked in the industry since 2003.


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Mike Harris | Project Manager

Mike manages contracts and communications, vendor purchases, scheduling for self-performed and subcontractor work, construction budgets, client communications, submittals, and payment applications. His projects with FIELDS include: Green Bay Packers indoor practice facility, TCF Bank Stadium, Franklin Ranch Community Park, The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, Brock High School baseball/softball/football fields, Crosley Field replica, Hinton Park, North Commons Park, Northeast Park, Xcel Field, Farview Park, Lee Park, and mobility fields in Hutto, Texas, Olathe, Kansas, and Independence, Missouri.

Mike has worked in the industry since 1982. He has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State University.


FIELDSforce

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Each FIELDS staff member is part of the FIELDSforce, a professional work force with more than 200 years of experience. The FIELDSforce uses only the latest equipment, including laser-guided equipment and computers for more accurate measurements, and maintains strict safety procedures. Adhering to the production schedule is imperative to the FIELDSforce and they work hand in glove with project construction managers and subcontractors to ensure the best final product imaginable. FIELDSforce believes in doing the job right for you the first time – making them a true force to be reckoned with in the sports park construction industry.

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