CENTERS offers a full spectrum of collegiate recreation management solutions that maximize value, mitigate risk, support campus mission, and provide sound fiscal management.

Our services fulfill a need to produce substantial results that maximize the investment colleges and universities take with their recreation center. We focus exclusively on collegiate recreation because we believe the proper management of these facilities can improve the college experience through active participation and deliberate student and staff development.  From new collegiate recreation management to transitional management, our services are designed to be customized to an institution’s specific needs.  We work with each of our clients to customize solutions that fulfill their purpose.

CENTERS offers the following services, with resources and support from Brailsford & Dunlavey as necessary.


CENTERS has the experience and industry knowledge to manage all phases of a recreation center–from facility design and construction to turnkey operations. The depth and breadth of facility management vary and are customized based on our clients’ needs. We have experience managing all facets of facility operations, including, but not limited to:

  • Staff hiring and management
  • Student development
  • Marketing plan creation and execution
  • Membership management
  • FF&E procurement
  • Capital projects and life-cycle replacement
  • Preventive maintenance on all fitness and facility equipment
  • Aquatic and HVAC operations
  • Climbing wall and ropes course operations
  • Custodial and facility maintenance
  • Payroll Administration
  • Risk mitigation

CENTERS values fiscal integrity and goes to great lengths to ensure that our practices are financially sound.  Additionally, we utilize our broad industry resources to provide the best quality at the best value for your facility with utmost adherence to the required outcomes of the performance of the building.

We build comprehensive financial models to operate and extend the life of the building and provide centralized staff to enhance financial management and reporting.
We identify and market to the appropriate demographics and customize programs and services that will capture a high level of participation.
We properly outfit or renovate the facility with the furniture, fixtures, and equipment that align with its mission, demographic, and budget. CENTERS’ long-standing relationships with reputable vendors within the fitness and recreation industry enable us to share competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.
We manage the transition from the final phase of construction to turnkey operations. Working closely with vendors and university departments, we manage custodial, operations, preventive maintenance services along with emergency response and support systems.
We develop a highly effective department that is built upon best practices, with a mission statement and logo that symbolize the strategic initiatives that are central to the mission of the institution. CENTERS provides all the management and expertise necessary to operate recreation departments efficiently and deliver customized mission-centric outcomes.