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Grindline specializes in the planning, design, and construction of cast in place concrete skateparks.

WE DESIGN.
Our approach to design has a collaborative focus. We’ll guide the ultimate vision for your skatepark, with your stakeholders as our key collaborators. The end result is a design produced from the ideas of all stakeholders involved benefiting the entire community.

WE BUILD.
Grindline specializes in cast in place concrete construction. Our construction methods incorporate highly skilled shot-crete, flat work, masonry, and carpentry techniques specific to building skatepark architecture, and our green construction techniques keep your community clean. Standard concrete contractors can’t replicate our level of expertise when it comes to constructing custom skatepark designs.

WE SKATE.
Translating the needs of action sports enthusists into a successful skatepark requires a deep understanding of skatepark architecture. Our team is comprised of former professional skateboarders turned concrete craftsmen who have dedicated themselves to the art of building skateparks. With the keen perspective of the end user, we deliver unmatched professional service and the highest level of quality in the industry.

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Cult of Concrete
The Crew
  • MARK "MONK" HUBBARD

    MARK "MONK" HUBBARD

    Founder

    Mark was the founder of Grindline who was respected and trusted by his entire staff. Mark was hands-on involved in the design and construction of the Nations most famous skateparks, ensuring the projects Grindline delivered were the top quality, ever evolving, legendary skateparks the company has become synonymous with. His revolutionary design style favored “organic flow”—gently undulating walls and cascading transitions that engage a dialogue with the surrounding environment.

  • DAVE "SHAGGY" PALMER

    DAVE "SHAGGY" PALMER

    Senior Site Superintendent

    Dave began riding skateboards at a young age which eventually led to a 8 year career as a professional skateboarder. In 1997 Dave switched gears and became involved in skatepark construction, and was a member of the construction team that constructed the Vans skateparks across the nation. Dave joined Rob Owen and Mark Hubbard to found Grindline Skateparks in 2002.

  • ROB "RABBI" OWEN

    ROB "RABBI" OWEN

    Senior Site Superintendent

    Rob spent his formative years in Milwaukee, growing up skating the legendary Turf Skatepark. This taste for concrete skate facilities manifested itself when he moved to Seattle in 1996, with Rob being a member of a core group responsible with the construction of the West Seattle Bowls, a private backyard pool which currently resides in Rob’s backyard. After working on many of the most famous skateparks being built during the late 90’s, Rob became a founding member of Grindline Skatepark in 2002.

  • MATT FLUEGGE

    MATT FLUEGGE

    Senior Project Manager

    As Grindline’s Senior Project Manager, Matt oversees all of Grindline’s construction and design projects. He is responsible for developing project scope and budgets, generating accurate cost estimates, overseeing preparation of project documents, communicating with clients, and project scheduling. Matt has extensive experience participating on interdisciplinary design teams, working with architects, engineers, surveyors, and artists.

  • MICAH SHAPIRO

    MICAH SHAPIRO

    Lead Designer

    Micah has 30 years of skateboarding and 10 years of skateboard industry experience, both as a team manager and a designer of professional contest courses. Micah’s design solutions are rooted in the arts and sciences but cutting-edge in approach – translating the latest trends, demographics, and skate styles, into quality skate terrain.

  • JAMES KLINEDINST

    JAMES KLINEDINST

    Project Manager

    James works closely with the design and construction crews to bring projects in on schedule and on budget, with the quality of craftsmanship that Grindline is famous for. He is a visually oriented problem solver who specializes in finding solutions to site dilemmas by working with Architects, Engineers and Project Managers. James coordinates with the client and design team to ensure a seamless transition into construction as well as offering prompt responses to any concern that may arise during project.

  • EDDIE LAWRENCE

    EDDIE LAWRENCE

    Site Superintendent

    Eddie Lawrence has 15 years of skatepark building experience, and has been a foreman for Grindline for
    the past 11 years. Eddie’s strengths are his attention to detail, his innovation in developing cost effective construction techniques for skateparks, and his ability to stay under budget and on schedule.

  • EMILY GIAQUINTA

    EMILY GIAQUINTA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Emily has overall responsibility for managing the operations and administration for Grindline Skateparks. Her diverse experience in management, finance and communications makes her a key member of the Grindline team and a valuable resource to support our clients. Throughout our projects, Emily checks that all contract obligations are fulfilled, ensures a high level of communication with clients is maintained, and satisfaction is met.

  • BRETT JOHNSON

    BRETT JOHNSON

    EIT, Design Associate

  • STEVE SACHS

    STEVE SACHS

    Marketing & Sales Coordinator

  • CONCRETE CRAFTSMEN

    CONCRETE CRAFTSMEN

    Grindline is based on two core ideologies – passion for skateboarding and commitment to progression. Every employee in our company shares this devotion by committing their professional careers to the design and erection of world-class concrete skateparks. Every skate structure we build raises the bar of design and concrete construction a notch higher.

  • BRYAN "B" HARTMAN

    BRYAN "B" HARTMAN

    Foreman

  • ANDY "FISH" KROPFF

    ANDY "FISH" KROPFF

    Foreman

  • MIKE "SWAMI" SWIM

    MIKE "SWAMI" SWIM

    Foreman

  • GRINDLINE THE BAND

    GRINDLINE THE BAND

    Yeah. We got a band. Download free music at http://grindlinetheband.bandcamp.com. Just say $0.