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Owner, Ron Sweetman, first got involved in the Playground industry back in 1984. As a strong believer in the importance of children having fun outdoors, he quickly became passionate about playgrounds and the use of public spaces. With almost 35 years of experience in the industry, and as a certified playground inspector, he has become an authority on accessibility in play spaces. He has supervised over 600 volunteer installations.
Now that he has reached "seniority", Ron has also become interested in senior health issues, embarking on a strong interest in providing fitness solutions for older adults to help battle rising obesity and associated health issues.
Son, Andy, has stepped up as general manager and is swiftly becoming the "go to" person for playground equipment in Western Canada. Andy is also a strong activist in playground safety, leaning to allowing children to have exciting, thought provoking play challenges. He is an active member of Kinsmen.
The Sweetman family also believe deeply in being involved in their community including the donation of a large playground to the town and sponsoring local events.
Our matriarch, Erica, is an active volunteer on a number of committees. Ron is a UK Veteran and strongly involved in his community, is a Past Deputy Governor and Life member of Kinsmen and an active member of Kiwanis International. He spent a number of years on the Olds Golf Course executive and is a volunteer for the LPGA. Outside of the office, Andy is a proud Father and Grandfather, enjoys playing golf and is the Coach and Manager for local Lacrosse.
Through The Playground Guys, The Sweetman Group has won numerous awards and have trophies and testimonials from satisfied customers almost too numerous to mention. If you would like to contact a previous customer, please ask and we'll be happy to give you a list of testimonials.
Pictured right: A sample of our Maximo series, a system that offers the most creative components! With larger decks, a variety of colours,a nd the most imaginative play activities in the playground market today, the Maximo series offers the perfect balance between durability and play value.
|The Playground Guys (A Division of The Sweetman Group Inc)
Box 4031, Olds, Alberta Canada T4H 1P7
Fax Toll Free: 1-877-575-PLAY
Local: 403-556-7300 - Toll Free: 1-800-663-6711
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