California Sports Surfaces Dominates Tennis Industry / American Sports Builders Association’s 2018 “Facility Of The Year” Awards

Andover, Mass. – June 15, 2018 – California Sports Surfaces, a part of Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) and ICP Construction, has been recognized in the Tennis Industry magazine/American Sports Builders Association’s Distinguished Facility-Of-The-Year Awards. Up to 10 awards are given each year to outdoor hard-court sports facilities that have a proven track record of promoting excellence in construction and hold ASBA memberships. This year, nine of the 10 award-winning facilities listed California Sports Surface as their court provider. Judging for the competition is extremely strict. The project description, difficulty and obstacles of construction, and the solutions to those challenges all factor into the judges’ decisions. If the judges don’t feel that any of the completed installations reviewed are worthy of awards, they are not required to award them.

“We genuinely enjoyed partnering with the architectural, engineering, construction, and contracting companies for each job. Our reputation for having the highest quality and most innovative sports surface technology in the industry only strengthens when our customers win awards for their innovative installations,” said Zain Mahmood, President of ICP Construction.

The winners were published in Tennis Industry magazine along with a brief description of the installation, location, project challenges, and solutions. Two schools were recognized with the contest’s highest honors – silver and bronze awards. Hudsonville High School in Hudsonville, Mich., won the Silver Award. Kearney High School, in Kearney, Mo., won the Bronze Award. California Sports Surfaces served as the tennis court surface provider for both top winners.

“I’m very proud of our partners and everything we accomplished together. I hope they have continued success and look forward to working with them on future projects,” said Steve Lock, Global VP, California Sports Surfaces.

To view the entire list of award winners, please visit the Tennis Industry Magazine website at

Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) is a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

About California Sports Surfaces

California Sports Surfaces (CSS) is the leading supplier of such prestigious sports surfacing product lines as DecoTurf®, Plexipave®, Rebound Ace®, Premier Sports Coatings®, Premier Court, Acrylotex, Guardian Crack Repair, and Plexitrac®. These world-renowned solutions supply a number of distinguished sporting events. Several portable court systems are also available across the CSS product family.

About ICP Construction, a division of the ICP Group

A global leader in the paints and coatings industry, ICP Construction is committed to providing the highest quality coatings, sports surfaces, paint and environmental remediation solutions for the architectural and building industries. Our family of award-winning brands provides innovative products, service, and support to our customers. Our products set the standard in their markets, and our continued investment in advanced technology and delivery offers unparalleled value to our customers. Visit for more information.

About ICP Group

Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) is a leading specialty chemical company engaged in the formulation, manufacturing, and marketing of coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE). With operations headquartered in Andover, Mass., and divisional headquarters in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Illinois, ICP serves multiple end markets, including: OEM, industrial, building materials, packaging, printing, specialty construction, and sports surfaces. ICP Group is privately held and manufactures products under several recognized, specialty brands. For more information on the Construction, Adhesives & Sealants, and Industrial divisions of the ICP Group, visit


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