2012 AMERICAN FENCE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL FENCE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Elizabethtown Sports Park
In February of 2013, Professional Fence accepted the 2012 AFA National Fence Project of The Year at FenceTech in Houston, TX for our work at the Elizabethtown Sports Park. This honor is for demonstrating unique workmanship and exemplary knowledge of fence installation. This fence project is one of the largest public fence projects in the history of Kentucky.
The Elizabethtown Sports Park had a vast array of specifications and details for fencing throughout the project. The park included more than 16,000′ of chain link fence on or around 12 baseball/softball fields, Miracle Field (a baseball field designed for children with special needs), 12 soccer fields, 2 football fields, and maintenance facility. Several fence related sports products were installed by Professional Fence such as safety cap, windscreen, and signage.
This project required a great deal of efficiency, patience, and professionalism to coordinate and execute the installation. We are proud to call the Elizabethtown Sports Park our flagship project and humbled to receive such an extraordinary award.
For our work, we were recognized in the May 2013 edition of World Fence News.
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2017 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS ASSOCIATION – GOLD AWARD BEST VENDOR/SUPPLIER
2017 Kentucky Derby Festival
In 2017, we were honored to receive the award for the International Festivals & Events Association’s Gold Award for Best Vendor/Supplier for our work on the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF). KDF has a unique set of needs, hours, & logistics and we have been able to meet all of those over the years. Our passion for the Festival and the staff that we work with have made this a flagship event for our company.
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2018 AMERICAN FENCE ASSOCIATION PRO AWARD – COMMERCIAL – MULTI-USE
CHURCHILL DOWNS – WEST SIDE PARKING IMPROVEMENTS
At FenceTech in March of 2019, we humbly accepted the 2018 American Fence Association (AFA) Pro Award for Commercial Multi-Use for our fence work on the Churchill Downs West Side Parking Improvement Project. This is a national award for exceptional execution of the installation and final product of a broad array of fencing styles & products.
The 7,272′ of fencing included ornamental & chain link fence, gates, operated gates, and barrier arms. Of that, we installed over 4,500′ of ornamental fence with 16 gates. These ornamental gates included pedestrian gates, 40′ wide double swing gates, operated bi-parting track gates, and 40’/50′ single leaf track gates. We also installed over 2,750′ of 8′ tall chain link fencing with 10 gates and over 850′ of privacy slats. This job also included 4 operated barrier arms, a liquor cage, and several change orders across different applications of fencing.
This project presented several challenges to accompany the usual issues of large scale jobs. This project at iconic Churchill Downs was one of the largest and most visible projects ever completed in Louisville. We had to meet two critical deadlines for the Kentucky Derby and Breeder’s Cup Classic. Making the project more complicated was the need to work around live racing/horse training schedules and other contractors working on this project.
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2019 AMERICAN FENCE ASSOCIATION PRO AWARD – COMMERCIAL – MULTI-USE
SPALDING UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC COMPLEX
In October of 2019, after months of preparation, hard work, problem solving, and execution, the Spalding University Athletic Complex opened. In March of 2020, we accepted our third award from the American Fence Assosiation (AFA) at FenceTech ‘20 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our scope of work on this project displayed our versatile skillset as both fence contractors and sports equipment installers.
Spalding’s brand new facility consisted of 3 synthetic turf fields, including 2 multi-sport fields (soccer, lacrosse, & field hockey) and 1 softball field. The complex also has 2 batting cages.
We installed 2,288’ of 8’ tall aluminum ornamental fencing including several gates around the perimeter of the facility. We also installed 872’ of 8’ tall, black vinyl-coated chain link fencing for the softball field plus gates. Along with traditional fencing products, we installed backstop padding, netted batting cages, foul poles, and 1,840 linear footage of netting throughout the project. All netting systems can lowered to protect the life of the nets.
Click here to see some of our work at Spalding Athletic Complex.