Founder and President, Tim Payne has been skateboarding, designing and building skate structures for over 30 years. His professional experience has personally produced over 200 skate structures, worldwide.

Brief History

In the early 80s, Tim began building backyard skate ramps throughout the east coast. Skateboard contests were held and word spread to professional skaters of Tim’s creations, which led him to build ramps for the NSA (National Skateboarding Association) tours throughout the U.S. The professional skaters were eager for more of Tim’s ramps. Consequently, Powell-Peralta contacted Tim to build the largest ramp at that time in 1986 for a video production called “The Search for Animal Chin.” Tim along with the professional skaters brainstormed and eventually the half pipe transformed into the creation of the first spine vert ramp. From the famous Animal Chin Ramp to the legendary Chareston Hangar to Woodward Camp to X-Games and everything in between, Tim is renowned for his innovation and contribution to the skateboarding industry. Tim recognized the power of collective involvement by an experienced team and as a result formed Team Pain Enterprises, Inc.

Team Pain’s Founder & President, Tim Payne is renowned for his 30 + years of continuous contribution to the skate park industry. Since his humble beginnings of building skate ramps in the late 1970’s, Mr. Payne has only had one profession and that is designing and building skate parks. His many years of skateboarding experience coupled with his unique design and construction capabilities has made Mr. Payne a leader in the skate park industry. He has personally designed and built over 200 skate facilities worldwide and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards, inductions into industry Hall of Fames and interviews and articles in prestigious publications.


When forming Team Pain in 1997, Mr. Payne knew the only way to continue producing high quality, one of a kind custom skate parks was to ensure everyone in the company was an expert at skating. With the exception of a few administrative staff, every Team Pain member has a minimum of 10 years skateboarding experience. This quality coupled with extensive design knowledge and meticulous craftsmenship contributes to the overall core understanding of how the design and final product is achieved to develop a true custom skate park that the users will get the most enjoyment of for years to come. Mr. Payne, his staff and colleagues work closely with communities, municipalities, general contractors, architects, engineers and professional skateboarders to develop a one of kind Team Pain skate park.

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Tito Porrata joined Team Pain in 2002. Tito’s skating ability lead to judging and organizing various skate contests and events while working for several skate retailers in Florida. He eventually transferred to New York as a retail buyer and product manager for various skate companies, as well as, trained management for new retail skate stores throughout the New York City area. During this time he also began working for Team Pain on several projects.


Today, Tito’s dedicated passion and understanding for skateboarding has positioned him into a lead designer role for the company which includes conceptual designs, detail specifications, presentations and consultations for proposed projects. In addition, he also works behind the scenes ensuring Team Pain projects are run smoothly. His attention to detail, sales background and dedication to the company is an invalueable asset to the company.




James Hedrick joined Team Pain in 1997. His professional skateboarding experience and eagerness to learn the skate park construction trade, was paramount to Team Pain. James’ recognition by the skateboarding industry, allowed him to become a sponsored skater for many companies over the years. These experiences naturally developed his skills into the art of skate park design.

Today, James is at the forefront of concrete skate park design and construction, combining his efforts with the design team and following through to the final product, to produce many award winning concrete skate parks.

James manages and oversees all aspects of the concrete project sites, in addition to working hands on during the construction process.











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Curt joined Team Pain in 2007 after several years of building skate parks with other firms. He resides in Port Orange, Florida and has been an avid skateboarder for over 30 years. Curt became a professional skateboarder and was sponsored by companies like Alva Skateboards and Bones Wheels to name a few. His skating expertise and creativity along with his background in construction techniques meshed well with Team Pain’s design-build philosophies.

Today, he manages and oversees all aspects of the concrete project sites, in addition to working hands on during the construction process. He has worked on many projects for Team Pain throughout the United States and overseas.

















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