About Us


We have over 30 years of experience in the athletic grounds industry. Over this time we have, and continue to develop, many tools and strategies to make our lives easier. It is our goal to share these tools and knowledge with the rest of you.

The Team

Rick Jurries has been a Sports Turf Manager for 32 years at a public school in Holland, Michigan. During this time he created the Michigan Sports Turf Managers Chapter, where he served as President for six years. Additionally, he has owned multiple part time businesses related to the athletic grounds industry.



The other two parts of our team are Mitchell Jurries and Matt Marzolf. They are both recent engineering graduates of the University of Michigan, and are using their skills and experience to bring Sports Turf Innovations’ ideas to reality.

Help us help you!

Like you know, some jobs are more difficult than others. So, our goal is to make products for you and your facilities to make your job easier. Because we do not have all the answers, we are offering you an avenue to develop your ideas through this website. You can contact us through email if you would like us to review your idea/invention. We will sign confidentiality statements and let you know how we can be of assistance.