Our Company


Celebrating over 58 Years of Service to the Business of Recreation!

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc. has been designing and manufacturing Pilot Rock® park equipment to be your best value in park, street, and campsite furnishings since 1959 in Cherokee, Iowa. We've combined innovative design, top quality construction, and competitive prices into an unbeatable combination that the park user, the park manager, and the landscape designer will appreciate and enjoy. Our commercial duty equipment is designed to withstand both use and abuse by man and nature.

Pilot Rock® park, street, and campsite products have also been designed for safety, comfort, and convenience to make the outdoor experience more enjoyable for the facility manager and user. You will find Pilot Rock® in use by city, county, state, and federal parks; public and private campgrounds; amusement parks; recreational areas; military MWR operations; businesses; homeowner associations; schools; churches; private individuals throughout the U.S.; and in many other countries.

Our attention to detail and dedication to quality sets Pilot Rock® Park, Street, and Camp Site Products apart. We give extraordinary consideration to the needs of the facility manager. Durable materials and quality craftsmanship ensure long-lasting products capable of withstanding hard use and vandalism. Structural details and connecting assemblies are precision engineered for easy assembly and theft prevention. All materials are treated or finished to provide easy maintenance and to resist the elements. A full complement of designs and options are offered to allow customized tailoring of equipment to specific needs, locations, and designs.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc. is a third-generation family-owned business.

Through the efforts of our many dedicated professional men and women— from customer service to shipping— our company has experienced significant growth. Over 5 decades of experience, in both designing and manufacturing, culminates in this complete line of innovative park, campground, and streetscape products which we are constantly striving to improve.

Building upon our experience, we utilize current computer technology throughout our company. From 3-D CAD product designs, to robotic welders and nitrogen fiber laser in the factory, our use of integrated technology ensures that we can deliver innovative designs, premier quality construction, and competitive prices.

Yet, as a small company, we remain responsive to individual customer needs. Compare the design, quality, and prices of our products with other brands. We believe you will agree that Pilot Rock® will be your best choice for park, street, and campsite products.





 


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