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Three from Byrne & Jones sports division earn Certified Builder accreditation

traetow benST. LOUIS – Ben Traetow and David Baalman of Byrne & Jones Construction’s sports division have earned Certified Field Builder accreditation. Tom Brockmann, also of Byrne & Jones Construction’s sports division, has earned Certified Track Builder.

baalman davidByrne & Jones has installed more than 2,000 athletic surfaces in the Midwest, including artificial and natural turf fields for all types of sports as well as track and fields, tennis courts and associated site improvements.

CFB-S and CTB accreditations are awarded by the 52-year-old American Sports Builders Association and given to those who have demonstrated a high level of expertise in synthetic turf field and running track construction.

Traetow, (above left) of Edwardsville, has a degree in construction systems management from The Ohio State University.

Baalman (right), a resident of Meppen, Ill., has a degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

brockmann tomBrockmann (below left), of Maryland Heights, Mo., has a degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro surfacing. The firm builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.

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