Sports Facility Construction

Milestones

  • 1926 The company was founded by one of three Doe brothers to carry out natural grass sports field and landscape construction.
  • 1946 Doe constructed their first tennis courts – a Grey/Green for a private client followed by a block of Red Shale courts for a local Club – the Doe tennis business was born. It grew substantially over the next 25 years with Doe and En-tout-Cas as the leading players in the industry until the demise of ETC in 1991 since which time doe has remained the acknowledged UK No.1.
  • 1972 Outside investors joined the business when the company’s founder retired due to ill health.
  • 1983 Doe installed their first tennis and multi-use artificial grass surface – DOE CASOLON. This product has stood the test of time and is still being installed today.
  • 1985 Doe Sport Limited was formed as a result of a management buy out, retaining the management team and employees from the original Doe Tennis Division. Many of these people still work for the company with second generation employees continuing the ‘family ethos’ of the business.
  • 1992 Doe signed an exclusive UK agreement with GreenSet for their internationally recognised range of indoor and outdoor surfaces installed for leading tennis events such as the World Championships, ATP Tour, Masters and Davis Cup.
  • 1996 Doe introduced its short pile ‘grass’ tennis carpets – TROJAN and OLYMPUS – to provide different playing characteristics and answer the LTA’s requirement for medium and slower paced surfaces.
  • 1997 Doe set up a subsidiary company – Doe Sport (Scotland) Limited to develop business north of the border.
  • 2000 Doe Sport (Scotland) Limited became a separate legal and financial entity after three successful trading years and changed its name to Doe Sport (North) Limited taking the North England region under its umbrella to further strengthen Doe’s business above the Midlands.
  • 2001 Doe’s Southern operation bought new offices at Feering near Colchester and moved out of the original Fyfield base after 75 years.
  • 2002 Doe completed the conversion of the 5 indoor courts at the home of tennis – The All England Club at Wimbledon having converted the first 2 courts in 1992 and Doe Sport (North) Limited completed its first full size PRESTIGE 3rd generation sand & rubber filled football pitch at Dalgety Bay in Fife quickly securing follow on contracts for similar projects around Scotland.
  • 2005 Twenty years after the MBO Doe had their most successful trading year ever with annual turnover approaching £8 million with even better results in 2006 and 2007.
  • 2006 Doe won the contract for The National Tennis Centre at Roehampton, designing and installing a unique indoor tennis surface over the specified underfloor heating system – a first in the tennis world which has won plaudits from the international players and coaches who play there.
  • 2009 May – Doe Sport (North) Limited moved to their new purpose built offices situated within a state of the art renewable energies business park in Methil, Fife