Stone Martin Builders Renovates West Ridge Park’s Softball Fields


Local Alabama homebuilder project refurbishes softball dugouts and field

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The Observer


Stone Martin Builders (SMB), one of the largest home builders across Alabama and the region, recently partnered with the city of Opelika to refurbish the Westridge Softball Field’s new dugouts. Softball teams will be able to regroup with coaches and cheer their teammates on the field from the new dugouts.

“We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with the сity of Opelika and provide upgraded amenities to our community,” said Frank Plan, CEO of Stone Martin Builders. “The Westridge Softball Field have been a staple to the city, constantly providing a safe, fun space for our families to enjoy themselves year round.”

The park is located at 1600 Covington Ave. in Opelika. The park is home to multiple baseball fields, softball fields, playground areas and fitness stations.

The six-month project benefits softball teams around the state who compete at West Ridge Park for tournaments and championships.

“We cannot be more excited for the upcoming softball season to see the new dugouts and field filled with players. The softball teams are going to experience a beautiful area to practice and play on,” said John Vawter, superintendent at Stone Martin Builders. “This was an incredible project for our Stone Martin Builders team to be a part of. We don’t just build dream homes; we build stronger neighborhoods.”

About Stone Martin Builders

Based in Auburn-Opelika metro area, Stone Martin Builders is dedicated to developing aspirational communities throughout the state, including Columbus, Athens, Huntsville, Prattville, Montgomery and Dothan. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has quickly grown and in 2020 was ranked as one of the 100 largest home builders in the U.S. by Builder Online.  For more information, visit 


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