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Hopewell Valley Regional School District

I have enjoyed a very professional and ethical relationship with Ben Shaffer Recreation over the last twenty years. Ten years during my tenure at the Princeton Regional School District, and now in my twelfth year with the Hopewell Valley Regional School District.
Jaye Joyce freely offers playground code guidance, design services and warranty claim assistance when asked. She has even worked side by side with me during playground safety inspections of her equipment. Once, to her credit & my amazement, knee deep in the snow.
Her assistance has helped me enjoy statewide recognition for the playground safety programs here in the Hopewell Valley. As a result of my Playground Safety Inspections, requests for parts and warranty claims are quickly processed. Her presentations to PTO’s for new equipment are comprehensive, interesting and thorough. As a result, when choosing new play events, Ben Shaffer products are frequently chosen. The playground products Ben Shaffer represents have earned a deserved reputation for FUN, safety and durability.
Norman Torkelson
Director of Facilities, HVRS District (Retired 2014)


Jackson School District

It is my pleasure to provide a testimonial for Ben Shaffer Recreation and Jaye Joyce in particular. I have enjoyed a working relationship with Jaye for several years now in my current capacity within three different public school districts. During this time, Jaye has always been responsive, knowledgeable, and detail oriented, and the level of service provided by her, as well as Ben Shaffer Recreation, continues to exceed my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Jaye and Ben Shaffer Recreation to my colleagues and any other school district or entity who is looking for a vendor that continuously delivers what they promise.
Edward Ostroff,
Director of Buildings & Grounds, Jackson Bd of Ed

Twp Recreation Parks and Beaches

I have had the pleasure of working with Jaye Joyce and Ben Shaffer Recreation as we recently had a playground installed at our Nature Study site. Jaye and the company were timely and informative throughout the whole process. The installation was completed by a professional crew and the equipment is top notch. I will be sure to use the company in the future for our playground and park equipment needs.
Timothy Yurcisin
Supt. Berkeley Twp Recreation Parks and Beaches


Ben Shaffer Recreation provides, delivers and stands behind quality park and playground products. It is always a pleasure doing business with them.
Jim Walsh,
Supt. of Parks & Forestry, Twp. of Parsippany

RCP Management Company

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with you on the replacement of our tot lot at Georgetowne. You were helpful from the beginning of the process until the end: with the proposed drawing of the new playground; to the qualified installers and finally coordinating our matching bench and litter container purchases. I would recommend Ben Shaffer Recreation to anyone looking for a professional company with great products.
Julie Spinney,
Vice President, RCP Management Company

Branchburg Recreation

The quality and durability of their products, combined with the first-rate customer service we receive keeps us coming back…..
Glenn S. Burrell,
Branchburg Recreation


Just a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the fast service you recently provided regarding safety surfacing on our playgrounds here in Phillipsburg. I have been working with Ben Shaffer Recreation for nearly eighteen years and have always enjoyed fast service and accurate advice. My questions and orders have always been handled in a professional and courteous manner. Staff has always gone out of its way to help with replacement parts, retrofit issues, and any other follow up that has been needed. The people at Ben Shaffer have made the equipment part of my job a pleasure.
Dawn L. Slifer
Phillipsburg Director of Recreation

Leonia Recreation

Ben Shaffer Recreation has always been a valuable source to our department for not only our playground needs, but our swim club as well. Their creative and excellent playgrounds and pool amenities are a given but it is their professionalism and service that always keep us coming back.
Barbara H. Davidson, Superintendent
Leonia Recreation