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10-18-2009, 05:57 PM
I just received a job at our local California State University being in charge of 4 soccer practice fields, 1 regulation baseball diamond, 1 regulation football field and 12 tennis courts.

My background has been in residential apartment complexes in the design, installation and maintenance as well as being a residential landscape contractor encompassing approximately 10 years.

I must say I am grateful for finding this site as you can imagine making the transistion from residential to athletic field management has been a interesting and challenging one at best.

Cade Olds
Gardening Specialist
Sonoma State University

10-18-2009, 06:41 PM
Welcome to the site....good luck with the transition. I look forward to talking with you.

10-20-2009, 08:23 PM
You are in a great position. More and more municipalities are sub-contracting out their ball fields. Learn all you can. You can find yourself in a real niche market segment with higher than normal profit margins.

Congrats on the job. Hope it goes well.