Who We Are
Play Envy brings hardworking and creative people together with a vision to build innovative and inclusive outdoor spaces that everyone can enjoy. Our goal is to make outdoor spaces more inviting for children and adults to have the opportunity to play, relax, explore and build great memories.
"The Calgary Board of Education has no problem in recommending Mike McDermott and the team at Play Envy as they are very professional and use the best playground installer for their projects."
Dean A McTavish, Playground Inspector, Calgary Board of Education
"Play Envy offers a well manufactured product, with a competitive price point. Mike McDermott's knowledge of the industry and ability to be flexible with challenging situations creates a relaxed environment on site".
Angela Renaud, CEO, GPI Masters of Play
The Best in The Industry
Play Envy is your partner in building public spaces for children and the community to enjoy. The team is led by President, Mike McDermott, an outdoor enthusiast with unshakable optimism, who believes in building bright futures for our children and our communities.
President at Play Envy
Mike brings his technical knowledge as a certified engineering technologist to every playground he creates. From design and installation, to maintenance and after-sale service, Mike manages every aspect of your project with precision. The McDermott name has been synonymous with boxing in Alberta for decades. Mike’s uncle was a legendary boxing coach and Mike himself earned the title of Provincial Boxing Champion for his weight class in 1993. While Mike has long retired from boxing, he has transferred his passion for active living to creating play spaces that help children increase their physical strength and develop essential life skills. Mike says “as a young boxer I learned to think, change my position, and change my posture when facing an opponent, all of which helped me manage the ups and downs of daily life.” Mike has a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing the best customer service in AB & BC, and creating quality outdoor spaces that last for decades.
Brad Heintz, BRS CPSI
Brad holds a Degree in Recreation with a minor in Physical Education from the University of Manitoba. He has been working in the recreation industry for over 20 years and spent his early years working with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Brad enjoys designing unique and engaging play spaces for communities. He has been active his entire life and loves mountain biking, running, hockey, and pretty much anything OUTSIDE.
Marketing & Sales support
For over 25 years, Su has taught outdoor recreation to children of all ages. She holds a degree in Recreation Studies and a Masters Degree in Business. She helped develop the playground industry’s first nature-based play equipment and has worked with some of the world’s largest playground manufacturers. As an advocate for challenging outdoor play, Su ensures every playground design has activities that help build physical, social and psychological skills.
The Best warranty in The Industry
Innovation & Affordability
For over 50 years, Playworld has been innovators in playground design. Known for their unique design, longevity of products and the fastest shipping times in the industry, Playworld is passionate about bringing diverse communities closer together through play. When you step into a Playworld playground, you will see they are focused on being the best kid-empowering, confidence-building, health-promoting, community-strengthening business there is!