About Us

RNS Outdoor Specialties, LLC is an athletic field renovation company in Valencia, PA, north of Pittsburgh. Our service is specialized for intricate athletic field work including infield installations, new field construction, infield mix amendments, sod work, laser grading, mound and plate rebuilds, lip and edge maintenance, infield grass work, fertilizer programs, logos, drainage and irrigation work.

We are also more than happy to put on clinics and consult with any future project!

Company History

RNS Outdoor Specialities was started in Valencia, PA by Ryan LaBrozzi and Jon Brown, both graduates of Penn State University. While completing their bachelors degrees in Turfgrass Science, Jon and Ryan both worked for  Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Grounds Crew. After graduating, Ryan continued work in the industry by becoming the head groundskeeper for a Minor League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and Jon worked with the Steelers grounds crew.

Combining their nearly 15 years of experience in the industry, they decided to begin Roots and Shoots Outdoor Specialties. They utilize all previous work experiences to put together well thought out, proven athletic field management and construction practices that provide safe playing environments for each entity that we are privileged to do business with.

Below are some examples of Ryan’s work while at Penn State and in the Minor Leagues:

Examples of Jon’s work with the Pittsburgh Steelers:

(photos coming soon!)