An Amish craftsman is working hard making a roof for a swing set.

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.

A mom and child are swinging on a swing set.
A picture of a custom swing set from King Swings.

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.

A lady is on the phone while taking notes on a pad of paper.

Our Staff

A young Amish family is smiling at the camera.

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

Office Admin & Head of Customer Service

Shanea is our Office Admin and Head of Customer Service

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

Justin Doutrich


Justin does paid advertising 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.

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.

David Kinsey

Product Developer

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

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

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!

Luis Lopez


Luis is a photographer here at king swings.

In his free time, he likes to shoot with analog film cameras, watch movies, and go on hikes. You will probably see his work on our website or on our social media accounts.

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 Accountant, 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.

Nicki Beiler


Nicki is a salesperson helping you purchase and customize your very own swing set!

Nicki is a big fan of her cousins, snow, road trips (She’s driven to all of the lower 48), themed parties, and mountains. She likes backpacking and watching hockey. Nicki also loves missions.

Danielle Calandra


Danielle is a Massachusetts native who enjoys spending time with loved ones and her dog Natty, especially in Maine. She also enjoys skiing, hiking, being on the lake, traveling, and running marathons in her spare time.

Allen King

Install Manager & Scheduler

He loves playing softball and football. He also enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

Trina Good

Customer Service Rep

Trina is our Customer Service Rep!

Trina enjoys anything involving the outdoors, hanging with friends and family, and sipping on a good cup of matcha.

Blake Greenly

Commercial Salesman

Blake is a salesman at King Swings Commercial.

He enjoys personal fitness, participating in any kind of sports, and spending time with his friends and family.



As the receptionist, Maddie is our bright and beaming face you’ll see when you enter the front doors of King Swings!

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. Mose, 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. We 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!

This image shows King Swings' install crews.