Our products are stunningly beautiful, fun and very good for children. Our business plan is exciting and aggressive; we call the plan David v. Goliath. Our franchise opportunity is unique in that it offers a manufacturing component. Towards this end, we have formed Bears Franchise Corporation and have completed the necessary documentation in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission on franchising.
We have also partnered with a great team of business / franchise consultants to help us achieve our goals. Our plans are in full motion. We expect certain geographic areas to be in high demand so we encourage you to contact us with your information as soon as possible.
Once upon a time and happily forever after, there was a family named Bears. Motivated by ...
- a genuine love of children (all children but especially ours)
- a passion for the outdoors (especially playing outdoors) and
- the sense of pride and accomplishment gained by creating and building the greatest outdoor play products in the universe....
The Bears Playground Crew was born. Over the years it has grown and grown. Now, Bears Playground Crew consists of a complete team of outdoor play professionals. Danny and Marcye Bears are participating members of the American Society of Testing and Materials' technical subcommittee F15.09 on Home Use Playground Equipment. ASTM writes industry standards for hundreds of industries, including playgrounds. So, while we do not write the rule book on playground safety, we certainly do help. In addition, some of us are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors, CPSI. We are also members of the International Playground Contractors Association, International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) and the International Franchise Association (IFA).
Our mission is simple and focused: "to build, create or otherwise distribute and service fantastic products which enhance children's environments". We live and work on a big country farm where the character of the buildings are thoughtfully maintained but the only thing that we grow are beautiful, wonderful children and the most incredible playground equipment in the whole Universe. Our designs are so distinctive that we have Protection Pending under Intellectual Properties Laws with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Like you will find at Public Schools and Parks, we also distribute and install, more traditional plastic and metal Commercial Playground Equipment, Site Furnishings, Safety Surfacing Packages, Climbing Boulders and even full blown Skate Board Parks.
Bears products are available at our huge factory outlet and display yard on Routes 5 & 20 in Lima, NY (just 20 minutes from Rochester, NY) and through a small network of quality Dealers and Playground Reps. Our products can be ordered online, by phone or in person; they can be shipped to you for installation by others, or we can provide a complete turnkey service by delivering and installing for you.