Austin, TX (November 14, 2018) –
Hellas Construction was recognized as one of the leaders in the industry at the TIPS-USA Vendor Summit in October. Ruth Hawley, Hellas’ Cooperative Contract Manager, was in attendance and accepted the award on behalf of Hellas. “The TIPS organization has provided Hellas with outstanding support, which has been a key factor in our success with TIPS,” Hawley stated.
TIPS or The Interlocal Purchasing System, is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership and is housed and managed by the Region 8 Education Service Center in Texas.
TIPS has fulfilled the competitive bidding requirements imposed on public agencies allowing them to easily select the most qualified sports surface and facility provider in the U.S. without the timely and costly expense of the bid process.
As a pre-approved TIPS vendor, Hellas is able to provide TIPS members preferential pricing for synthetic sports fields, running tracks and courts to the hundreds of TIPS members throughout Texas. The U.S. Membership is free and available to entities such as state and local governments, schools, universities and non-profit organizations.
“TIPS members should continue to have the ability to choose the best vendor for their sports facility needs without compromising quality, and Hellas’ continued partnership with TIPS makes this a possibility,” Hawley also stated.
TIPS-USA VP of Construction David Mabe says, “TIPS is very excited about the year that Hellas Construction had with our purchasing cooperative. Hellas was only 1 of 2 turf companies to be listed in our top 25 revenue generating companies, and was the number one turf company in Texas, where TIPS is located. The future is very bright for Hellas Construction as they continue to work with TIPS members across the nation.”
Among TIPS members that saved time and resourcs through Hellas’ TIPS contract in 2018 were Bells ISD baseball and softball fields, Grand Saline ISD stadium renovations, Sheldon ISD CE King Stadium Turf and Dublin ISD Track/Field Facility.
Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. Hellas Construction is the Official Turf Provider of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, The Star at Frisco TX, and Ford Center. Hellas is the Preferred Turf Provider of the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, the exclusive turf provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars at their new indoor practice facility and the Miami Dolphins indoor training facility. HellasConstruction.com
TIPS-USA (The Interlocal Purchasing System) training facility is a national purchasing cooperative that offers competitively procured purchasing contracts to its memberships. TIPS is housed at the Region 8 Education Service Center in Pittsburg, Texas.
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Jacksonville Jaguars headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and part of the NFL’s AFC South, with home games at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. Joined NFL as an expansion team in 1995. jaguars.com
Miami Dolphins headquartered in Davie, FL with home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. As part of the NFL’s AFC East, the Dolphins are 2-Time Super Bowl champions. miamidolphins.com
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