Hellas continues to make a huge impact in the Midwest opening a new office in Wichita. A ribbon-cutting was attended by hundreds of business owners and educators in the great state of Kansas. Hellas’ footprint in the Sunflower State is evident including quite a few installs in the Wichita Public Schools #259, Valley Center, Goddard, Andover, and Maize. Among the many colleges where Hellas installed fields include Bethel College, Fort Hays State, Kansas Wesleyan, Kansas and Wichita State University. Shockers head baseball coach Eric Wedge presented Hellas President and CEO Reed Seaton with a Wichita State baseball jersey.
Seaton is a native of Wichita, Kansas. Michelle Kuhns is also a native of Wichita and is currently located in this city also known as the “Air Capital of the World.” Both Reed and Michelle graduated from Wichita Southeast High School and are very proud to work with Wichita Public Schools. “Mr. Seaton’s shared vision and goals for Hellas Construction has allowed me to learn and grow as a leader in this area,” Kuhns says. “We want the same things - build it right from start to finish.” Among the attendees included Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, Wichita State Director of Development Alex Johnson, Accel Construction Owner Tony Caputo, SJCF Architecture President Shannon Ferguson-Bohm, Vice President of McCowan Gordon Steve Levy, and Cornejo Construction Manager Blake Blasi.
“Opening an office in Wichita, Kansas is an indication that we are experiencing permanent growth and not a temporary growth spurt,” according to Hellas Vice President of the Central Region Michelle Kuhns. “I am excited to have an office where our customers can utilize Hellas Construction for their turf, track and tennis court needs.” Kuhns adds, “I love my job!” It’s evident in her work ethic and desire to grow the company throughout the Midwest.
Hellas Construction is committed to customer success. Creating long term relationships that foster a team approach to success is what this Austin based company is all about. “We are committed to giving our customers state-of-the-art products, timely installation and first-class customer service,” Kuhns says.
Hellas’ impact in the Heart of America is evident with the growth of the company in areas like Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. The office location is perfect for Hellas customers throughout the Midwest. “I am eager to be proactive with our customers; having an office in this area gives us that flexibility. We can respond quickly and have a hands-on approach to our customers in the surrounding areas”. Concordia Public Schools Superintendent and their Principal drove 3 hours to be there at the ribbon cutting.
Founded in 2003, Hellas was originated to fill a unique need in the marketplace combining both construction services with sports surfacing. Hellas controls the entire supply chain from the design, construction, manufacturing, and installation of sports surfaces, including after the sale services for all facilities and clients. In addition to its headquarters in Austin, Hellas also has offices in the following areas Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and Miami.
Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is the largest vertically-integrated sports construction contractor in the United States, specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and sports surfaces. Hellas champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, along with installation and maintenance. hellasconstruction.com
Wichita State Universityis a public research university in Wichita, Kansas, and governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. Wichita State offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 200 areas of study in six colleges. wichita.edu
Wichita State Athleticsis the home for Wichita State Shockers sports. Wichita State is an NCAA Division I institution competing in the American Athletic Conference and fields teams in tennis, cross-country, basketball, track, golf, baseball, softball, and volleyball. goshockers.com
Wichita Public Schools is the largest school district in Kansas, educating approximately 11 percent of all public-school students in the state of Kansas. WPS serves students in 94 schools and special program locations, employing nearly 10,000 dedicated professionals. usd259.org
Dallas Cowboys headquartered at The Star in Frisco, TX, part of the NFL's NFC East Division. dallascowboys.com