How Much Experience Do You Have?
With 37 years of court construction under out belt, we'd like to think we know "a little" (note the sarcasm) about what we're doing when it comes to the construction of racquetball and squash courts. Our company is unique in that we not only have the diversity in our background from a construction standpoint but also from a player's standpoint.
in supplying and installing a quality court system stems from Randy Stafford’s, owner, long term commitment to the game of racquetball. Randy has played racquetball for over 40
years and holds many titles at a professional level as well as president of USA Racquetball. Randy’s playing experience combined with our
construction knowledge enable us to only supply and install materials suitable
to the highest level of professional play no matter the type of facility.
From a construction point-of-view, the other owner of The Court Company, Mike Mattingly, works diligently to ensure we're providing each of our customers with a quality installation. Mike's experience with the coordination and installation of the materials enables us to work on different types of projects - from "easy" installations to more complicated and custom, installations. Mike, along with the rest of our team, take each project to heart so our products are installed not only to the owner's expectations but also to our company standards.
Yeah, this might sound like a sales pitch, but it's not often you come across a specialty company like ours that has a team with the longevity in this industry or this sport. Within our small, specialized company, we have over 100 years combined experience! Yes, that's right...each member of our team has been working with racquetball and squash courts anywhere from 5-35+ years (per person)! And...that doesn't even dote on the longevity and experience of our field representatives!
We hope you will concur that we have the best team in this crazy industry. We like to think there's a distinct reason why you want to work with us...so why not contract with The Court Company to find out just why we're the best court construction company in our industry.
Isn't Technology Great?!
I was thinking
earlier this week about how our society has changed over the last 20+
years. Back when The Court Company
started (over 35 years ago!), we didn’t use cell phones or email as a way to
communicate with our contractors or clients around the world – or even here
within the United States. Everything was
completed the old fashioned way – via land line phones and snail mail. Nobody had websites as a way to reach out to
partners around the world and the internet wasn’t readily available as a means
to research products. Architects had to
research products from large collections of catalogs and customers couldn’t easily
educate themselves on our products without a set of brochures in hand.
we live in a time when technology helps us all in so many ways which helps make
our lives easier. Having the ability to
search the web for the right type of construction products for a project is a simple
click away. Having the ability to receive
information via email simply takes a few characters that make up an email
address. In today’s society, we have so
much information at our fingertips. For
you, a consumer, this is such an easy way to hunt down and determine what you
want for your project. For us, it enables us to reach people, like you, much
faster and to put information in your hands easier.
To help deliver
this information to you, we’ve continued to update our websites (www.racquetballcourts.com and www.squashcourts.com) with new and
updated details so you have the ability to learn about our products at your own
pace. We give you the ability to ask questions, to view pictures from some of
our completed projects, to research information, and to request brochures. By maintaining
an internet presence, we are able to reach people in all areas of the world. It’s fascinating that we can chat with
people on each continent and help with their upcoming projects while we sit at
our desks in the Colorado and Tennessee.
As early as 15 years ago, that wasn’t as possible as it is today. Today we can “chat” online with clients in
Botswana, Nigeria, China, Russia, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Spain,
Guatemala, New Zealand, and Canada just to name a small handful of countries
who seek us out. Isn't technology great?!
As you work
on researching our company or our products, if you have any questions that
cannot be answered by one of our websites or if you require more information,
please let us know. We will gladly email
information to you…or if you prefer it the “old fashion way”, we’ll be happy to
mail brochures to you. No matter how you
gather information about our products, we hope we’ve been able to provide
enough information online to make your tasks a little easier and to better
educate you with The Court Company.
You Get What You Pay For
Being a company who has been in business in this industry for over 35 years, we like to think that we have a pretty good perspective of what it takes for a quality court installation. In this economic time when you are trying to find the "best bang for your buck", you still want the best products for the value.
Building a racquetball, squash, or other type of sports court system is not cheap, so the decision should not be taken
without some thought. So, what do you need to consider when selecting
somebody to work with regarding your next court construction project?
Let me give you some things to think about:
long has the company been in business? The typical warranty on a
prefinished wood panel system is 10 years so make sure to work with a
company who has been around longer than their warranty and who works specifically in
this industry; afterall, how can a "short lived" company stand behind a
warranty older than their company?
- How long have the installers
been in the industry and working for the same company? In construction,
I'm sure that you understand how unusual is it to find a company who
still has the same installers working with them after 25 years. (Hmmm...sounds like the company who is posting this blog.)
- Do the
representatives of the company quickly address your questions and
provide the required information? A "one man shop" may not have the
ability to handle all the requirements of your project to include
bidding, submittals, project management, accounting, etc. The Court
Company has the largest team of representatives solely focused on
racquetball and squash courts. These types of court systems are our
forté and we do not focus on other businesses that might stear us away
from your project. You have our full attention.
it's up to you to decide who has the best package and products and who you are the most comfortable with, so consider spending your money wisely. Make sure to work with a
company who has your best needs in mind and who can stand behind what
they say. The old rule of "you get what you pay for" applies in our
industry, too. Select a good
qualified company who has stood the test of time - you do not need to reinvent the wheel for your court construction project.
"Keep in mind that quality is remembered long after the
price is forgotten!"
We're here to help provide you with that quality.
A New Look For A New Year
You may have
noticed our recently updated website(s). We
felt it was time for a new look for the new year. Even though our products remain just as
durable and maintenance free as before, we felt it important to give our squash
and racquetball construction markets their own sources for information. What
this means to you is hopefully an easier way to navigate through the websites
to find the exact information you need for your particular project and product.
updated our information related to our squash system tested and approved by the
World Squash Federation (WSF).
find pictures of some of our recent projects as well as newly updated shop
drawings for your review.
we know the importance of maintaining a quality court system certified by the
We hope with the addition of a site
specifically for our squash courts that you can continue to feel confident that
we are a company with a system you can trust.
racquetball court side of our industry, www.racquetballcourts.com
an updated website to help educate about our company and the
construction of racquetball courts.
Although the specifications and details for racquetball construction
have not changed much, we want to ensure visitors to our website have
access to the most current information and details for their project.
If you are looking for a detail or information
not outlined on our website, please contact us for more information.
to updating the information on our racquetball and squash courts, visitors to
our sites will also find information about our Athletic Room
projects and also information
about the options for the Auto Hoop
, a concealed and retractable basketball assembly.
If you haven’t seen the videos of the Auto
Hoop in action, make sure check them out on our websites – this is a cool
product that every private court owner should consider including in their
to appreciate your support of our company and products, and we wish you a
Wanna play hoops in your court?
As you will see from our website
, we have a great basketball product -
the Auto Hoop. This is one of those products that you sit back and
think "Geez....why didn't I think of that?" In the world of racquetball
and squash court construction, it's not often that you come across a new
product in an industry that doesn't change much. I am not trying to put
down our industry but it's not often that we come across or are able to
introduce a new product that will change how people design their
courts. For us, the Auto Hoop just happens to be one of those cool
products that we're excited about.
As you will see in
the video on our website, the Auto Hoop is a retractable basketball
backboard that hides behind the wall of the court. When you want to play
basketball, you simply press a button and presto...a door folds down
and the goal emerges. This is great for any type of court application,
but is especially ideal for a racquetball or squash court where the
walls need to remain flush for play. It doesn't matter if the court is a
residential court or used in a more public setting, it's a great way to
make the court multi-purpose without affecting the racquetball or
Some existing projects are evaluating
how to integrate this into their existing court. This might be a little
more of a challenge since space behind the walls is required but it is
doable. The projects that will benefit from this the most are those that
are still in the design stage since they can incorporate the storage
space behind the court as part of their plans. No matter what phase of
the project you are in, this is definitely one of those products that I
foresee every court wanting to consider...it's just that cool!
Did You Know...
Did You Know...
If you’re reading this than it’s obvious that you have an interest in racquetball and/or squash court construction – either because you are building a court or you have a court system already installed. Even if you have already researched our company and materials via our website or have had discussions with us, we want to point out a few things that you may not have realized:
DID YOU KNOW…that our panels are pre-finished and come with a 10-year warranty? It doesn’t matter if you are using our panels for wall surfaces in a racquetball court, squash court, basketball court or any other interior athletic environment.
DID YOU KNOW…that our panels are basically maintenance free?
DID YOU KNOW…that our panels are available in a variety of colors as manufactured by some of the top plastic laminate manufacturers in the world?
DID YOU KNOW…that our glass wall and window systems meet the highest standards and comply with all safety and performance criteria? Our glass is fabricated specifically for use in athletic settings and includes specialty flush hardware.
DID YOU KNOW…that we have installation crews who travel around the United States installing our court systems? Some crews have been with us for over 20 years! What other trade can say that?
DID YOU KNOW…that you can customize your court system to also include accessories for wallyball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, etc.?
DID YOU KNOW…that we have the most experience staff in our industry ranging from professional players to the president of USA Racquetball to sales people who have worked in this exact industry for 20+ years to owners who are still involved with our industry on a daily basis?
DID YOU KNOW...that our panels are certified and approved by the World Squash Federation (WSF)?
Are we bragging a little? Probably but we have a right to boast since we have over 35 years of success doing what we do. We care about our products and we care about our clients…and we want you to care about who you contract with for your upcoming project.
More than just racquetball or squash courts?
As we commence into the new year, I thought I’d keep our blog simple for this start to 2012. Obviously, if you are visiting our website then you are here for a reason – you are looking for information on our racquetball and squash courts. Our website contains product information on both types of court systems with information related to our prefinished wood wall panels, athletic wood flooring, impact resistant glass walls and windows, impact lighting and court accessories. But, did you know that we also offer other recommendations for sports that can also be played in a racquetball or squash court or that we can assist with materials that can be used in a different type of athletic space?
Probably the most exciting product to hit our industry in the last 10+ years is the introduction of the Auto Hoop®
retractable basketball assembly. What is cool about this newer product is that it can easily be installed in a racquetball or a squash court while maintaining the requirement for the flush surface of the court walls. The Auto Hoop® was originally created as a way to help a home owner play basketball outside of their home without affecting the guidelines of their local Home Owner’s Association (HOA). From there, the Auto Hoop® became a perfect fit for a court space and the need for a concealed basketball assembly. Even though we promote the Auto Hoop® as part of our court package or as an exterior option for a homeowner, it can be installed in just about any type of athletic space.
If you are not building a racquetball or squash court but you are looking for materials to use in another type of athletic environment, our same impact materials can be used in other types of spaces. With AthleticRooms.com
the same high impact wall panels, durable athletic floor surfaces, basketball/volleyball/badminton accessories, and impact resistant glass can also be integrated into any type of athletic space. Basically, if you need it, we can probably provide it for you. So, the door is open when it comes to planning out the finishes of your athletic room.
Even though our forté is racquetball and squash courts, as you can see, we can offer assistance with other areas of construction. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call to discuss your needs in more detail. We look forward to working with you and creating the perfect court environment for your project.www.racquetballcourts.comwww.squashcourts.com