R. J. Reilly Jr, Inc. and Green Mountain Merge

Dick Reilly, Chris Casiraghi and Jim Reilly
Dick Reilly, Chris Casiraghi and Jim Reilly

Big news in the platform tennis court industry. R.J. Reilly Jr., Inc. and Green Mountain Platform Tennis have merged to form Reilly Green Mountain Platform Tennis. PTM carried the details:

The merger brings together the industry’s most experienced platform tennis court providers. R. J. Reilly Jr., Inc. was started over 40 years ago by Dick Reilly. His daughter Kathy and son Jim joined him full-time in 1985. R.J. Reilly invented the aluminum platform tennis court, which has become the standard court of the industry. They have built over 3,000 courts throughout the U.S. and the world and have long been devoted to contributing to the growth and development of the sport through innovations, educational materials and resources, as well as financial and material contributions.

Chris Casiraghi, owner of Green Mountain Platform Tennis and now the president of Reilly Green Mountain Platform Tennis, has been building and maintaining courts for over 30 years, He has had his own platform tennis business for over 20 years. Besides his experience with manufacturing, installing and maintaining courts, he is proud of his ability to meet the needs of “each and every serious court buyer” thanks to his large inventory of pre-owned courts. “Our combined customers will now have increased resources for all of their platform tennis court needs,’ says Casiraghi of the combined companies.

Jim Reilly adds: “We want to assure the community that with this new endeavor, our commitment to providing unequaled products and service, and to meeting our customers paddle court needs, are our top priorities.” While Jim and Chris will both continue to work directly with the customers and crews, they plan to combine their respective strengths to maximize the benefits for the paddle community. For example, Jim will focus on customer satisfaction in his role as Sales Manager and monitoring the quality of the crews and installations while Chris will utilize his business skills to manage the business overall.

Dick Reilly plans to continue to be closely involved with the business and also intends to focus on running and enlarging his paddle camp in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The camp will still be solely a Reilly venture, but provides a valuable service to the paddle community by helping individuals and teams improve their game, while also allowing Dick to stay in close touch with the players and their needs. Kathy Reilly Gross, who has been splitting her time between family and business from her home in New Hampshire for the past five years, will also continue to provide her expertise.

The company will operate out of the R.J. Reilly headquarters in Brewster, NY and will maintain that address and phone numbers. The company encourages court owners and customers to contact Chris Casiraghi or Jim Reilly with any questions about the new organization and how it will benefit them. Reilly Green Mountain Platform Tennis indicates that their new structure will allow them to fully commit themselves to providing the best quality, lowest cost, and most responsive service possible. They further emphasize that, with their new structure, their hope is to help support the growth of the game and the work of the APTA in ways that they were not previously able to do in the past.

Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol 4, Issue 1, September, 2002