About us

About us

About Us

Snider Recreation was incorporated in 1989. The original company was founded in 1986, but reincorporated as Snider Recreation in 1989. The founder, Chuck Snider spent the early part of  his career in the legal industry and founded Snider Recreation originally to consult to the legal industry.

In 2014, James Snider and Jeff Snider (Chuck’s sons) branded their company as Snider Recreation to focus on their endeavors in the playground and recreation industry.

 Our Story

One fall day in 1989, Mr. Snider, (who has five children) was reading a bulletin that his wife brought home from her PTA meeting. In that bulletin it was mentioned that a firm in the recreation industry was looking for a local company to represent their products. Chuck contacted that company and set up a company/personal interview. Chuck, also being a self  proclaimed “gym rat”, “bouncin’ buddy” and volunteer coach, checked with some of his contacts in the school and park and recreation industry and inquired about this particular company as well as the recreation industry as a whole.  Low and behold, Snider Recreation was hired and the rest is history.

The Recreation Division of Snider is now 20 years young! Chuck always tells people he went from dealing with strife and misery on a regular basis to selling “fun”.  His love of fun, athletics, and children has made this business “a joy to be around”.

Snider Recreation has grown from about five people in the late 1980’s to up to thirty people in peak season. The Sales Staff includes Jeff Snider (Western Ohio), Jamey Snider (Eastern Ohio), Mike Snider (South Eastern Ohio)Jason Daniels (South Western Ohio & South Eastern Indiana), Steve Baker (Western Pennsylvania), Kelly Christie (Western Pennsylvania), Vicki Crawford (Eastern Michigan), Alison Horrocks (Eastern Michigan)Paul Childs (Western Michigan & Northern Indiana) and Dean Schlaudroff (Central Indiana).

Snider has installation crews in all four states as well. Installation is coordinated by our excellent sales/project management staff and completed by several qualified local playground installers. The office staff for the Recreation Division includes Carla, Christian, and Julie, always ready to help with your playground needs.

Snider Recreation primarily services four states: Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio but represent many manufacturers nationwide. Jeff is a long time resident of Parma, Ohio and James in resides in Brunswick, OH. The corporate offices and warehouse are located in North Royalton, Ohio.

They have been members of NPCAI since its inception and represent several quality manufacturers in the playground, recreation and athletic equipment field.

Call us for a personal visit to discuss your project.

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