The Swing Set Guy

The Swing Set Guy

Belle Vernon, PA

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About The Swing Set Guy

hired 25 times on Thumbtack

I`m The swing set guy, I`m here to help all of you that don`t have the know how or simply don't have the time to install that new swing set for the little ones. I have 18 years experience installing new and moving swing sets from your old house to the new one.

I have many references if needed and I also travel within 3 hour radius of my home. I have been doing this work for many years now and love to help everyone out to make the little ones happy.

That's the best part of this job when you see the little ones starting to play on something that wasn't there the morning they woke up out of bed, I know I have 4 babies of my own. So the wait is over and your problems are solved call The Swing Set Guy. Hope to hear from you soon to help you as much as I can.


Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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  • 5/5 stars November 30, 2014

    Excellent experience!! It was great having Chris and his son come and build our Skyfort II. The entire process including: contacting him, setting up our date, and having them come out and build it was easy and quick! I am so glad we went this route and even happier we chose the Swing Set Guy :-)

  • 5/5 stars October 15, 2014

    I was very impressed with the quick response on the bid from Chris. He showed up on the day of the project with one additional worker and had our fairly large swingset built in 3 hours. i was very impressed and thankful that i spent the money to have a pro build it. Saved my husband and i a lot of time and stress and the kids have been thrilled!

  • 5/5 stars August 29, 2014

    Very pleased with "The Swing Set Guy" and his son. Quite a team.
    They came to install our new Skyfort II right out of the 4 giant delivery boxes.
    Extremely courteous, showed up, did a great job in the exact amount of time quoted. Cleaned up when they were done and the set looks amazing, and my favorite part....SAFE!
    Thank you Chris and Chris. I highly recommend your work.

  • 5/5 stars August 6, 2014

    fantastic!!!! very polite well mannered gentleman! my wife was very happy so that tells me he did a great job would highly recommend chris and his son !

  • 5/5 stars July 13, 2014

    While searching the Internet for someone to install a playset in my back yard, I came across the Thumbtack site. I received an almost instant response from "The Swingset Guy". (such a quick response, I'm impressed already.) I contracted Chris for the installation. Chris and his crew are the ultimate professionals. The cost of installation was very reseasonable, the installation was completed in just a few hours, 19 missing bolts?, no problem, Chris sent one of his crew to Home Depot to buy the bolts and paid for them out of his own pocket! He has gone above and beyond. This has been THE most pleasant experience we have
    had EVER with a serviceman/craftsman. Chris receives the highest recommendation we can give. Linda and Gary Kingan

    Chris W. from The Swing Set Guy replied to this review on July 13, 2014:

    Why thank you Miss Linda, you was a great customer as well. It was in the high 80s and she kept offering cold drinks which was great because we do bring are own but run out and not all my customers offer us anything. Like she said, there was 19bolts missing and was not her fault what so ever it was gorillas responsibility to reimburse for that. The trucking company also lost her spiral slide and she had to wait a couple weeks to get it to her. Again, not her fault but I did have to charge more to come back out to put it on for her. When she paid me for it I didn't count the money till almost home and I noticed there was $40 extra then should of been, she paid me for the bolts I had to buy. I wish she didn't do that but I very much appritate what she did and I thank you linda. Linda and her husband was great and thank you guys.

  • 5/5 stars July 8, 2014

    Chris and his team came out while I was on vacation and put up a Skyfort Cedar Playset. When we came back, the set completed and looked great. He left the yard clean and had the job done within a day. He kept in constant communication with me before and after the job. I would highly recommend Chris for building swingsets

    Chris W. from The Swing Set Guy replied to this review on July 13, 2014:

    Joe was also a great customer, he worked with me as I had to changed his date of installation twice which I don't like having to do but he was understanding and very patient with me. He also without knowing me from nothing he went on his vacation and left e my payment hidden outside for me and I told him I don't want to know where its at until I call you and tell you the job is completed, well he told me first thing in the morning when I called to talk about where he was wanting it located in his yard. He had trust in us without even meeting us just by reading my reviews. I thank you Joe for everything as well.

  • 5/5 stars May 13, 2014

    I found Chris after searching on the internet. I needed my swingset/playhouse moved to another part of the yard. He contacted me the very same day and was very busy, but he was able to work w/ me and took care of the job right away. Great communication (which is hard these days), a reasonable price, and great work! Would highly recommend Chris for any swing set needs!

  • 5/5 stars May 9, 2014

    Can't say enough good things about Chris! Not only did they install our swing set in a short time but they were truly professional. Chris really takes pride in what he does and he is GREAT at it. Just an all around nice guy!!! I highly recommend him!

  • 5/5 stars May 6, 2013

    Chris & his son built our Monterey play set in about 6 1/2 hours. They did a great job and even suggested a different placement in our yard, which worked out great. They were good workers, never took a break. The play set looks wonderful and our daugther can't wait to use it every day.

  • 4/5 stars April 11, 2013

    Chris and his son did an excellent job building the playset for our family. The instructions said it would take 2 people working 20 hours to set it up. Chris was done in under 7 hours. He also was able meet me at Sam's club to pick-up and deliver the playset to our house the day he built it.

    This was definitely one of the best investments I made. I would recommend Chris to others.

  • 5/5 stars September 24, 2012

    Great to work with and the playset looks great! Thanks for a flawless experience!!

  • 5/5 stars June 6, 2012

    Chris was extremely professional as well as knowledgeable! I would use his serices again if needed!

  • 5/5 stars May 15, 2012

    Chis was awesome. He and his team built our Skyfort purchased through Sams Club super fast - it looks great, and is solid as a rock. There were some missing and broken parts in the boxes that were shipped from Sams Club - and Chris called the maufacturer directly and took care of it all - I never had to do a thing. The replacement parts arrived within 2 days, and Chris came right back over and finished up the day they arrived. Chris also took apart my old swingset and hauled it away. If the manufacturer hadn't mesed up the shipping - Chris probably would have done ALL of this in one day - amazing! He did great work, very quickly, for a fair price. Thumbs up!!

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2012

    Chris is professional, and he knows what he is doing! He put up our Gorilla Highpoint in a few hours and did a wonderful job! I would highly recommend him. Colleen E. - Pittsburgh, PA

  • 5/5 stars March 24, 2011

    I am more than happy with the job Chris did for me. He installed my sons new Gorilla Sundance playset in about 4hrs. I couldnt believe how fast it went up and my son loves it. I would recommend Chris to anyone that doesnt have the time or know-how to do the job.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. The jobs I do most are Installing new swing sets, But I have my fair share of moving old sets that people sell and I move it for the new owners yard.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I have been installing a lot of the Sams club, Monterey there are a great choice of set to buy, The directions are readable and understand able. The Cedar Summit from Costco is made very different from the past years and it goes together much different as well but it`s a nice safe swing set to choose as well. My customers are very happy with my work I can say and I get great reviews from then and referrals to there friends and family. The past two jobs I have done the mothers both are having babies or should I say they have had them already. lol I love working for all my customers they treat me with respect and sometime even feed us pizza for lunch. I love my job and helping everyone out for there kids. I never had a childhood and it`s nice to work for the kids happiness.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I think if your mechanically inclined you anyone can install a swing set but you will run into problems here and there and it is frustrating at times and you`ll probably curse as well and it will take you the time that is estimated in the directions. That`s where I come in, I been doing this work for 17 years and if it says it takes two men 20 hours to install if going to take us 4 to 6 hour s. That save you all that extra time to spend on other things you need to take care of. Also please spend that extra money on the better swing set for your children so that it last them all there childhood and be much safer then a cheap set that will fall apart in two years. I also have never had any complaints on my work in all my years.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Some things you should have in mind before buying a swing set or calling me, what is your yard like and how much money are you looking to spend. Is the yard flat, semi flat, slopped a little, or slopped a lot? How big the set is and the space you want to take up in your yard. Are you putting mulch down or not, There are a lot of thing to consider when making your decision. There are many different sets out there to choose from for every yard. Most people just buy what they want and think that it will work, well it don`t work that way.If you have a slopped yard then a castle set would work best for you, If a flat yard then both castle and clubhouse will work. All depends on your yard. Just give it some thought before buying, and call me for info if you need to.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I put my heart and soul into all my jobs, I think safety 1st I have 4 kids of my own an I build every swing set is if it was for my own babies. I been doing this for 18 years now and I know from passed exp. from other customers that tell me I should have hired you instead of a carpender that has no exp. with swing sets but think they can do the job, yes they can do the job but would take them much longer is all. They end up under biding the job thinking it will take 4 hours till they get into it and then want to charge you more. Yes it does take me 4 to 5 hour but the job gets done safe and correct.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I have never loved any job like I love doing this, is not a job you just call a job its a career. I have not got to be a kid myself I had a very bad childhood and when I first found this work yes it was a job till I started do it for a few months and see how happy all the kids are and the parents. I never had that happiness like that and there is no better feeling in the world than to see your children happy, and don't forget its not just me who make them happy your the one that made it happen.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. A few questions most customers ask is do you think what I picked out safe, how level does my yard have to be, and what would I recommend them to buy for there budget.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Hahaha I was on a job 1 day and it was pooring down rain and I was under the swing set trying not to get wet and the little girl opened the door and yelled ( Hey what are you doing get back to work on my swing set I WANT TO PLAY WHEN THE RAIN IS DONE)

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I don`t take short cuts to get the job done faster, and very honest when asked, (what do I think of curtain swing sets and companies.) Or what do I recommend. Safety is always first in my book, I have 4 kids of my own and I build all sets as if it was for my kids.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. It`s kinda a long story but to make it short, I found a job Installing swing sets and I loved it for a long time till my boss started getting greedy and my pay was going down instead of up. I started to hate getting up in the morning and going to work just to get less money. I quit my job and got started on my own and now I love it again like I did when I first got into it.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I am proud of all my jobs, the best part of the job is when it`s completed and we get to see the kids play on some thing that we built and was not there when they got out of bed that morning.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I`m always looking in the stores to check out the new models of swing sets, they always change from year to year.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. I price my jobs at a flat rate by how long it takes me to install each set, it`s not by the hour.

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