About Us

The History of Classic Turf Company

Tumer H. Eren founded Classic Turf Company in 1980. What motivated Mr. Eren to start Classic Turf Company was that he simply became tired of “fixing asphalt courts that would crack shortly after their initial installation.”

“I found it hard to believe that in this day and age, we couldn’t install a tennis court that would last,” Eren said. “I kept fixing the same courts year after year. I felt I had two choices: get out of the business, or come up with a solution.”

Classic Turf Company specializes in the design and construction of sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts, and running tracks. Classic Turf Company was the first to introduce post tension concrete technology to the sports industry in New England, and has pioneered its use in tennis and basketball court construction. With more than 30 years of experience in athletic and tennis court construction, Classic Turf Company guarantees their for basketball, running tracks & tennis court surfaces for 20-years.


In addition to the design and build expertise that we offer, Classic Turf Company manufactures the Classic Turf Sports Surface in house, providing our clients a “one stop shop” for their athletic facilities. By choosing Classic Turf Company our clients work directly with the designer, manufacturer, and installer of the project to customize your unique sports facility.

Our Team

Tumer Eren - President of Classic Turf
Tumer Eren, President
sales@classicturf.org | Office: 800.246.7951 | Cell: 203.465.2851
Tumer Eren, President and founder of Classic Turf Company has been designing and constructing tennis courts and basketball courts for over 35 years. He has received two patents in that time, both of which are for sport surfaces used for tennis and basketball courts. Tumer has also received his Level 1 certification from the Post Tensioning Institute. Tumer has dedicated his professional career to bringing new technology to the industry that will provide high quality, long lasting and affordable products to professional and recreational athletes.


John Eren - Vice President Classic Turf
John Eren, VP / Engineer
sales@classicturf.org | Office: 800.246.7951 | Cell: 203.465.3988
John Eren holds a Civil Engineering degree from Northeastern University as well as a MBA from Southern Connecticut State University.  Prior to joining to Classic Turf Company, John worked as an engineer and project manager for J.L Marshall & Sons in Boston, MA, specializing in concrete design and construction.  He has extensive experience in the design and installation of post-tension concrete, obtaining both a Level 1 and Level 2 certification from the Post Tensioning Institute. His engineering background and on-site construction experience creates an extensive level of knowledge on design build projects.


Ryan Conroy, Sales and Marketing Manager
Ryan Conroy, Sales and Marketing Manager
ryan@classicturf.org | Office: 203.266.4862
Ryan Conroy is the sales and marketing manager for Classic Turf Company. Prior to joining the company, Ryan was the quality control manager for a large construction company in CT, and before that worked with technology start-up companies in Manhattan, N.Y..  Combining his experience from both technology and construction, Ryan adds a valuable skill set to the Classic Turf Company team. Ryan received a BA from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.


Elizabeth Mettler, Marketing Associate
Elizabeth Mettler, Marketing Associate
sales@classicturf.org| Office: 800.246.7951
Elizabeth joined Classic Turf Company in 2010. With a Communications degree from Northeastern University and a masters degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge to the Classic Turf team.  She has over nine years of experience in the publishing industry with extensive understanding in digital marketing, graphic design and sales. Her experience, gained in working with both large and small publishing companies, has created a vast level of expertise on projects with multiple complexities.