The BYO Story
Bill Calhoun founded B.Y.O. Recreation in 1999 as a simple internet store selling one backyard wooden swing set kit that he designed and built for his children. His background up until that point included Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree, six years designing military jet engines, and two years selling power plant upgrades. Selling swing sets on the internet was not really in his original career path. The internet site was supposed to just be a hobby.
Fast forward 12 years and over 40,000 satisfied customers later, and B.Y.O. is one of the fastest growing playground dealers in the world. Our product line has expanded from that one simple backyard swing set to the most comprehensive selection of both residential and commercial play equipment in the industry. We have combined our product selection with world-class design and nationwide installation services to offer our customers a Beyond Your Ordinary turn-key playground solution.
Beyond Your Ordinary is not just a tagline for us, it is the passion of everyone in our company. We live to help our customers create exciting and safe play areas. This commitment to excellence and total customer satisfaction is what sets us apart from other ordinary playground companies. Don’t settle for an ordinary playground - allow us to help you create something truly Beyond Your Ordinary!