Family Business: Jensen Swing in Santee
SANTEE (KUSI) – Chances are the swing set that you sit on at your local playground has parts made right here in Santee. Jensen Swing was founded in 1946 and purchased by Chuck Ciraolo and his wife back in 1985.
They are now among the world’s largest wholesale suppliers of playground equipment. Jensen Swing began with only thirty products and now produces over 700, including two that they have patented. The reason why we have swing seats of different colors? Well that would be a product the Ciraolo’s came up with.
They company is truly family owned and employees Ciraolo’s daughters and grandchildren. Ninety year old Chuck retired many years ago and his daughter Charvet took the role of President and CEO. They plan on the business continuing for many generations to come.