Gerber Leisure Products, a Brief History

Gerber Leisure Products was founded in the early 70's by Chuck Gerber.  Things went along swimmingly until the fateful year of 1987, when a young college graduate decided he would need some work in order to pay for his student loans...and an occasional meal.  Chuck took pity on the eager young fellow, and it's a good thing that he did, for little did he know that this eager (and hungry) Bob Szalkowski would eventually become an integral part of the business.  Bob Szalkowski (or "Bob" as his friends call him) was joined by his lovely wife Ann, and together, they would change the landscape (literally) of playgrounds all over the state of Wisconsin.  They did so well, in fact, that Chuck sold them the whole business, lock stock and Wobble Pod, in 2004. 

The Gerber Leisure Products team is pleased to serve all the people of Wisconsin through their expertise, experience and their commitment to quality and satisfaction.

Contact us today to get started on your project!



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Free Planning Service & Design

We offer a free planning service to design (or assist your designer) in creating the playground, seating area, picnic area or recreational area of your dreams. We assess your location, accessibility options, traffic flow, environmental components, and overall preferences to create designs that also fit within your budget.

We Know Playground Safety Guidelines

Our sales staff is knowledgeable about the most current playground safety guidelines set forth by the ASTM federal guidelines for playground safety and the CPSC guidelines. Please visit the Landscape Structures page for more information associated with playground design and safety. 

Installation or Community Built?

We offer professional installation of playground equipment, skatepark equipment, stadium seating, shelters, site furnishings and picnic areas by our professional crew of certified installers.

We also offer a full community built program which provides step by step guidance and supervision for volunteer playground and skatepark equipment installation.