Knowing Brock USA from the Ground Up
Brock’s roots started in the medical products industry where current Chairman of the Board Rick Jay pioneered two separate yet unique companies in wheel chair cushions and hospital bed mattresses. Building upon this success, Brock International was co-founded with Dan Sawyer, current CEO, in 1998 with a focus on providing the world’s most effective impact protection material for the athletic equipment and the outdoor backpacking/sport equipment industries. This body cooling and impact absorbing protective padding came to be known as Brock Foam. As the company gained exposure in the sports market, “padding” for the entire field became an apparent need and the Brock Base System concept was born.
BROCK PERFORMANCE BASE WAS THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST COMPLETE BASE REPLACEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR SYNTHETIC TURF. OPTIMIZED TO ENHANCE PLAYER SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE WHILE IMPROVING FIELD DRAINAGE, AND WITH OVER 50 MILLION SQUARE FEET INSTALLED IN 19 COUNTRIES, BROCK PERFORMANCE BASE HAS SET THE STANDARD FOR ATHLETIC FIELD PERFORMANCE, CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.
Building on the experience of Brock Performance Base, Brock developed its next generation called Brock PowerBase for athletic fields. Brock PowerBase was engineered to provide you with the most advanced, state-of-the-art, cost-effective synthetic turf field possible, in the only closed loop recyclable product in the industry. Brock PowerBase carries the C2C Silver Certification, the prestigious award for sustainable products. Then Dr Robert Cantu, Neurosurgeon, taught our engineers how youth brains differed from adults brains, so we split Brock PowerBase into PowerBase PRO for elite athletes, and PowerBase YSR, for schools and recreational fields. Today, Brock is the global leader in performance base systems for synthetic turf.
In 2010, Brock introduced Brock PaverBase, and innovative base replacement product for residential paver patios and walkways. This unique, innovative product now has hundreds of installations nationwide, saving contractors and homeowners time, money and labor. Brock PaverBase is sold through Lowe’s, Home Depot and Menards Home Improvement Centers.
In 2009, Brock launched Brock PowerBase Play™ in Europe, a Cradle to Cradle base system for playground surfacing. After building over 500 playgrounds successfully in Europe, Brock PowerBase Play™ was launched in 2012 in North America, and is distributed by Southwest Greens, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Brock PowerBase Play™ is used under synthetic turf playground systems. The installation is faster and results in a more consistent, safer and longer lasting Base system for playgrounds.
At Brock, we pride ourselves on the fact that every product we design and manufacture is specifically engineered for the application. It is what makes Brock unique in our markets and has resulted in a successful track record… every time. And each product is backed by independent testing conducted at leading research laboratories. Brock’s philosophy from the beginning is that we must back every feature and benefit with independent, objective data – or we will not make the claim. Simply stated, unless it is proven to be better, it will not carry the Brock name.