While we do indeed spend the bulk of our time working primarily with commercial and industrial clientele such as municipalities, colleges, universities and school boards, we do dabble from time to time in the residential space.
Outside of smaller padding or gym mat orders we often receive from private customers, we do get other large projects suited for homes, home gyms and backyards across Canada and the United States. We have supplied custom “Tar Heel blue” wall padding for a UNC fan, some bleachers and benches for a California resident, residential quiet room padding in the province of Quebec, among many others.
One of our more recent projects landed us once again, in the residential marketplace, this time with a client that was interested in getting set up with some new hoops for a personal recreation area.
Located in the backyard of their home, this client had a previously built open-air engineered steel building. Inside, the building served as somewhat of a gymnasium for the homeowner, complete with a sport court and basketball systems for the summer months and a complete refrigeration system that could turn the court into an ice surface for the winter months.
Obviously, a fan of both basketball and hockey, we were contacted by them when the customer was interested in upgrading the basketball systems located inside. Having previously installed a pair of small portable recreational units, the customer was now looking to upgrade those systems in a big way.
What was selected was a set of our motorized ceiling-suspended basketball systems that required custom attachment to the building structure. These units were also powder-coated blue and were finished with regulation-size glass backboards, manual height adjusters and completely electric operation.
The folding operation allows for more overhead clearance for other sports such as tennis, badminton and volleyball – should the need ever arise.