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The Seven Hills School

Location
Cincinnati, OH
Sport(s) Played
Soccer
System Type
Twenty-Four/Seven
Services Used
Field Installation
Field Construction Management
Maintenance & Repairs

The Seven Hills School, a private school located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a valued field and maintenance customer of The Motz Group for over 10 years. Because of the school’s positive experience and growing relationship with The Motz Group on their first field installation, Seven Hills selected the company for its expertise as the General Contractor and installation expert on their new field. As a result, The Motz Group managed the entire construction and installation process, ultimately converting the school’s lower natural grass fields into first-rate synthetic turf fields — a multi-million dollar project.

“The Motz Group has built three synthetic turf fields for the The Seven Hills School. We have experienced nothing but professionalism and help throughout the process and beyond. We have a first class facility because of their team!”

Brian Phelps, Former Athletic Director

The Situation

The private school wanted to convert its Lower field from natural grass into two synthetic turf fields — one full-sized field and a smaller field connected to it. With such a large scale construction project and the complexity of the field location, the school needed a trusted expert with the knowledge and qualifications to manage the entire project, including the synthetic turf portion. As its name suggests, Seven Hills sits on top of a large hill with the athletic fields located below. Its unique design posed geotechnical challenges and engineering accountabilities that The Motz Group worked with the design team to come up with the best, most cost effective solution to solve the site challenges.

The Play

As the General Contractor for the job, The Motz Group installed a state-of-the-art, multi-field complex that includes two synthetic turf fields, a large retaining wall, walking paths, parking lots, and access drives to the fields. Additionally, The Motz Group covered construction management for the fields by installing bleachers, fences, protective netting, lighting, and stormwater management facilities.

Although overseeing each technical detail was crucial to the project, The Motz Group also managed relationships with key individuals. The Motz Group worked closely with the field owner, architect, and engineer to oversee developing budgets and design options — ensuring the project stayed on schedule and within budget. That also meant securing subcontractors, through a competitive bidding process, to keep costs low while maintaining the highest level quality of work.

The Win

  • VALUED AND TRUSTED INDUSTRY LEADER Since its first field installation in 2006, The Motz Group has had a long-standing relationship with The Seven Hills School. Through various field builds, field replacements, construction management, and annual maintenance visits, The Motz Group has offered industry expertise and the highest-quality customer service — making Motz an easy choice for such an important project.
  • EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT As with any major construction project, experienced management is important to ensuring that the process runs smoothly. The Motz Group, which has over 40 years of industry experience, brought full-scale management expertise to the project. From managing contractors and budgets, to installing the fields and facility needs, The Motz Group made sure every detail was taken care of.
  • BACKED WITH INTEGRITY The Motz Group ensured that all commitments made to The Seven Hills School were completed to the best of their ability. Not only is Motz a company that is dedicated to quality customer service, but it also contains a passionate team of employee-owners with strong core values and expertise who deeply care about their clients. No shortcuts. Integrity always.

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