Interview With An Installer: Cameron Toone

How did you get into the sports turf industry? I started out on the residential landscaping side of things.  Through working in landscaping, I was introduced to a local sod company and another company in sports turf.  What really got me started was job shadowing them to start learning that world.  I eventually worked my…

Interview With An Installer: Mike Viersma

How did you get into the sports turf industry? I worked in my family’s construction company to begin my career.  In time, we started building ballfields and saw a need in specialized sports care work.   Did you have any mentors in the industry? Definitely my parents, Bob and Theresa Viersma.  They always encouraged me…

Interview With An Installer: Mike Robinson

How did you get into the sports turf industry? I got into the green care industry in 1981, the year my son was born.  When I started my career I ran some lawn care companies.    But after doing that for a while and going to educational classes, I got bored and wanted something new. …

Interview With An Installer: Steve Trosen

How did you get into the sports turf industry? Coming from an extensive landscaping background it led me to pursue a career in a similar field. Out of high school I worked for a landscaping company that was a sister company to my family’s tree service business, soon after that transitioning to my first job…

Interview With An Installer: Mack Jaehnig

How did you get into the sports turf industry? I’ve really been landscaping my entire life.  When I was growing up, my stepdad maintained community gardens around Pittsburgh.  I would help out and that was really how it started.  After getting out of high school, I moved to California and started working in the golf…

Navigating the COVID Pandemic as a Sports Turf Manger

The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in our country and industry.  Around the country there are various levels of restrictions as to who is able to work.  For many of us it has meant less time looking over our ballfields.  There are still plenty of things we can be doing if we are working or quarantined…

A Note from DuraEdge Regarding COVID-19

The current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and overall disconcerting. As things seem to be ever-changing and evolving almost hourly, we want to share actions we are currently taking as a business.

Sports Turf Managers of the Year for 2019

Once again it’s the time of year that STMA honors the top sports turf managers of Minor League Baseball for each league across the country.  The profession as a whole takes an incredible amount of work, passion and attention to detail to achieve the desired result as we know.   While there are plenty of great…

Getting The Major League Call-Up

The 2019 Bassmaster Eastern Opens season concluded this past Saturday at Oneida Lake in Syracuse, New York.  Like every year, five professional anglers from the pool of hundreds of competitors, get their “major league” call up to the top level of the sport, the Bassmaster Elite Series (featured on ESPN).  This season, DuraEdge Pro Destin…