Steve Bennett worked for his father for ten years selling and installing swing sets from other companies. He recognized the structure and safety of the sets could be improved. He also thought the sets should be made modular, allowing parents to add features as their children grew for years of interactive play. Steve’s idea became UltraBuilt, Bennett’s own line of children’s forts and swing sets, made right here in Ohio.
“We started with three forts and now have more than 12, with thousands of combinations.,” said Julie Bennett, “The wood is environmentally friendly and we have the best warranty in the industry. Twenty-one years later and we are still going strong. My in-laws started the business in 1974. When they retired, Steve and I took over.”
UltraBuilt swing sets offer many options including a rock wall, super wave slide, turbo slide, fire pole and swing bridge. Sets can be custom made to your specifications. All sets are built to last more than a generation using 100% rot-resistant environmentally-responsible treated southern pine, high grade prebuilt components and old fashioned craftsmanship. The company strives for excellence and accuracy in each step of production with every piece of lumber handled, cut, and smoothed by a skilled Ohio craftsman.
The Bennetts sell outdoor furniture, pavilions, pergolas, gazebos and storage buildings. Indoors, they offer a dog and cat boarding and grooming service plus Smartickles, a 2,000 sq. ft. educational toy store featuring toy brands such as Adora, Colorforms, Calico Critters of Cloverleaf Corners, Kidoozie, Kumon, Loopdedoo, Lottidotties, Melissa & Doug, Professor Noggins, Ty and more.
From pergolas to playsets, benches to barns, Bennett’s offers something for everyone to enhance the backyard experience, including colorful folding Adirondack chairs that are real space savers.
“Steve and I started manufacturing the children’s wooden swing sets in 1995 and have been doing it ever since,” said Julie, “We have been selling storage buildings from Storage Buildings Unlimited for 25 years. They are made in Wadsworth. The outdoor structures and furniture are all made right here in Ohio — so shop local!”