Play Mor Swing Sets began in 1992 as a three-man team operating in a
1,920 square foot facility during the summer months. Paul Hershberger
had a vision of creating a line of wooden outdoor playsets to sell to
retailers that were already selling other lawn furniture from his
community. He liked the idea of creating a product line that would
encourage families to spend more time together at home.
Today Paul’s dream has become a reality. Play Mor Swing Sets now has
17 year-round employees working in a modern facility more than 39,000
Along with the growth of the business has come progress in design and
shipping. Originally the towers were prebuilt and shipped fully
assembled. This often caused problems in transportation and backyard
In order to solve these problems the product was modified. Today Play
Mor’s wooden, option-friendly playsets are sold as prefabricated kits
complete with hardware and installation instructions. All kits are
banded into stackable units which make them easy to ship.
Production has also changed over the years. The early days saw a
limited line of wooden outdoor playset styles and accessories produced
to fill customer orders. As demand increased long wait times began to be
Paul and his employee team again came up with a solution. They began
to use the winter months to amass a large inventory in order to be well
prepared for the busy season each year. This method of keeping every
item in stock has worked very well. Although the product line has
increased to over 15 playset styles and a wide array of attachments and
accessories, wait times have been drastically reduced. Today the
turnaround time for most of their wooden outdoor playsets is usually
well within two weeks.
These advances over the years have greatly increased the appeal of
Play Mor’s wooden swingsets to both dealers and customers alike. Play
Mor Swing Sets remains committed to the goal of adapting to the changing
needs of its dealers and customers in the future just as they have in
For more than a decade now Play Mor Swing Set’s skilled local
craftsmen have been turning high quality lumber into attractive
option-friendly playsets. They employ dependable, committed workers who
not only oversee the production of current swingsets, but also furnish
ideas for new playsets and methods of production.
Paul says that his business truly has turned into a team effort. He
credits his workmen for taking his original ideas way beyond what he
could have done on his own.
Another integral part of the growth of the business has been the
helpful advice of the dealers through which most of the swingsets are
sold and installed. Their helpful feedback has often improved current
products and provided ideas for new ones.
Family time is very important to the Hershberger family. They firmly
believe that “children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the
womb is his reward.” Their goal is to provide products that encourage
families to spend quality time together in their own backyard.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6