AUGUST 2019                                                                                                 CONTACT: Jessi Kerlin




Verona, Wis.–Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS) is pleased to announce the addition of Project Manager/Business Development Specialist Patrick Pierce to expand CRS’ presence in the Midwest and better serve customers in this territory.

With CRS’ recently expanded footprint into Iowa and Nebraska in late 2018, Nebraska native Patrick Pierce has been brought on to provide a local presence for CRS’ clients in that region. As a former Sanitary & Improvement District (SID) manager, Patrick has a solid understanding of civil engineering services as it pertains to both public and private sector clients. His passion for parks and recreation coupled with his unique skill set and expertise in construction and engineering make him a valuable addition to the CRS project team as it continues to broaden its reach.

“The beauty of hiring Patrick is that he was a former client of CRS working at an engineering firm, so he was able to familiarize himself with CRS from the client’s perspective,” said CRS Project Channel Manager Ryan Hartberg. “Patrick came to appreciate CRS and Vortex Aquatic Structures through very natural means. His pertinent experience as a SID Project Manager and his degree in construction management will make him a huge asset for CRS and our clients in Nebraska and Iowa.”

About Commercial Recreation Specialists

CRS is headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, with representatives in New Jersey, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. It serves customers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. With over 40 years of combined industry experience, CRS not only supplies the highest quality equipment, it also offers design, planning, installation and operations services. It provides careful analysis of each client’s facility and business goals in order to achieve the best recreation solution possible. CRS delivers unparalleled industry knowledge and proven success in the commercial recreation market with clients including municipalities, schools, YMCAs, athletic facilities, sports venues, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, campgrounds, resorts, summer camps, zoos and other recreation venues. For more information, you may contact the CRS corporate office at (877) 896-8442 or visit their website at