Our Story

Like a lot of good stories, ours begins in a barn back in 1988 when Ben King began building wood swing sets with his sons. The business has grown rapidly in the last few years. Now Elmer King has taken the reins from his father and continues to expand the company while keeping it family-owned.

The office team is made up of local people from Lancaster, Strasburg, and Quarryville. The craftsmen hail from all over Lancaster County. Everyone takes great pride in the quality of their work and nothing makes them happier than seeing children enjoying their hard work.

One of the best things about the manufacturing teams is that there are several father/son teams building the swing sets. This is a family business and we intend to keep it that way.

Quality of Products & Durability

Being parents ourselves, King Swings knows the toll children can take on objects. That is why we only use the best material to build our swing sets. Trex decking, Georgia yellow pine, stainless steel parts, and much more make our sets withstand children, storms, and, most importantly, time.

Since we use the best, parents can enjoy the swing sets with their children. Go ahead, swing, climb, and slide; the set is strong enough for you to play alongside your children.

Highest Standards & Safety

Children should be able to play outside without the need if mom and dad to be constantly monitoring them. This is why we make our equipment as safe as possible and also why we encourage parents to customize their play set to suit the needs of their children.

Customer Service

We get it, playsets can be a big purchase. This is why we stand behind our work with a hefty warranty. Each vinyl set has a 6-year warranty on all parts and our workmanship. The lumber inside the vinyl is covered by a lifetime warranty against rot, decay, and insect damage. The vinyl itself has a 20-year warranty against discoloration and fading.

Our Staff

Elmer King

Owner & CEO

Elmer is the CEO and owner of King Swings. Elmer enjoys sushi, his longhorn cattle, and spending time with his family.

The pond on his farm is famous for the 40′ tall water slide that gives those who dare go down the ride of their lives!

Shanea Doutrich

Customer Service

Shanea is our customer service rep.

She enjoys baking and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She lives for crisp autumn days and delicious cups of tea.

Justin Doutrich

Marketing Director

Justin is the Marketing Director for King Swings. When not distracting everyone from their work, he can be found eating his lunch much too early.

He enjoys saunas, coffee, and a good podcast. Justin is married to a wonderful wife and is a dad to three amazing children.

Tim Medina

Creative Director

Tim is our creative director, in charge of creating video, photo, and design content, as well as managing social media.

He enjoys going to the movies with his wife and studying the Bible.

Katie Fisher

Head of Sales

Katie is the Head of Sales here at King Swings. She is a tea enthusiast, coffee snob, and always down for an adventure.

If you call, email, or message in inquiring about swing sets, there is a good chance Katie will be on the other end.

Ashley Denlinger

Installation Scheduler

Ashley is our scheduler. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four boys.

Ashley loves animals, hence she has seven cats, one dog, three ducks, and two geese. And if you visit us, Opal, her dog is usually here.

Ruth Fisher

Sales Assistant

Ruth is our sales associate, assisting the sales team in any way she can! She is a big fan of hanging out with her dog, chai lattes, her morning walks, and all things outdoors.

Leisa Shepherd


Leisa is our Bookkeeper, which includes payroll, processing sales orders, and much more.

She enjoys camping with her family and in her spare time, she enjoys working on puzzles and diamond art painting.

Crystal Gingerich


Crystal is our sales person helping you purchase and customize your very own swing set!

Crystal loves coffee and doing pretty much anything outdoors, enjoys music & singing, and will travel anywhere in a heartbeat!

David Kinsey

Product Development

David is our Product Developer, which consists of designing and engineering future products.

He enjoys getting lost on his bicycle, binge-watching movies with his wife and 2 dogs, & sharing a good meal with friends

Manufacturing and Installation


When we say our swing sets are handcrafted, we mean it. Each swing set is built by hand right here in Strasburg, PA. Our Amish craftsmen hail from all over Lancaster and the surrounding cities. Henry, Chris, and John, our manufacturing managers, work alongside their teams ensuring the highest level of quality and safety.


Purchasing directly from King Swings means you are going to get our in-house crews coming out to deliver and install your set. Ashley, our scheduler, and Allen, our installation manager, work with the install crew leads to provide a smooth, easy installation. Most swing sets take 1 to 3 hours to assemble, and when the crew is finished, the set is ready for your children!


We deliver and install in PA, DE, MD, NJ, CT, and parts of NY, VA, IN, IL, OH, NC, SC, MA, TN, and FL. Don’t see your state? Call in and chat with our team to see what is possible!