About The Owner
Rodney Hogan has worked in the playground equipment business since 1989 giving him a wide range of experience with which to diagnose and advise on playground needs. Playtime Playground Equipment specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of commercial playground equipment to daycares, churches, elementary schools, home owners associations, camp grounds and parks. There are 15 service trucks and trailers that travel through the U.S. selling and servicing playground equipment.
Playtime is #1 in this unique service. While manufacturing and distribution continues to be first priority, I am also expanding into different markets with steady growth and high expectations for the future of the e-commerce business. The prime time for Playtime Playground Equipment runs from March through October. But the company sells every day of the year, even during the oddest of times. Owner Rodney Hogan said that in early January with about a foot of snow on the ground at is Culver Road facility someone in Sturgis, SD, placed an order. “ We went internet in 2004 and our online sales in the past two years have really improved”, he said “ninety-nine percent of everything we sell is out of state. We’re in about 42 states, so our sales force is always trucking.
“We make about 50 different products and most are active spring-ride toys typical merry-go-rounds and swing sets,”
“We also do a lot of role-play cars, trucks, boats, planes, and trains. Our other segment includes play structures for municipalities parks, churches and companies.
Hogan began as a salesman in 1989 at the company he now owns. He bought the former Modern Playground Equipment in 2002 and change the name to Playtime. The company first began producing metal see-saws and we still offer them.
“We make all of our products from steel and plastic, including recycled plastic flooring. There is no wood involved.”