About

Your Source for Playground, Athletic and Recreation Equipment in Kansas and Western Missouri since 1952

Since 1952, ATHCO has been a provider of industry-leading manufacturers in commercial playground, recreation, scoreboard/video, and architectural gymnasium equipment in Kansas and Missouri. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality products and consistent customer service at competitive costs.

Whether you are in the market for a playground or an LED video display, we are confident you will find exactly what you are looking for at ATHCO. Our commitment to quality and service make us the premier choice for all of your recreation equipment needs.

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Kevin Inman – Project Coordinator

Kevin has been the Project Coordinator for Athco since April 2018. Kevin has been involved with Project Management since 2013 and began with managing installations of informational technology such as; digital signage, point-of-sale systems, and kiosks. Kevin is a driven individual who strives for delivering a smooth and successful project. He takes a great pride in providing customers with excellent communication before, during, and at the completion stage of each project. Kevin consistently demonstrates that, no matter how small or large the project, the same amount of care and concern goes into each project. Kevin is grateful to be in such a rewarding industry. His favorite part of project coordination is seeing customers enjoying the final product, whether it be one of our great playgrounds or a new high school gym. Kevin is ready to tackle any project, so please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

Matt Cline – Kansas City Metro Sales Representative / General Manager

Matt has also been with ATHCO since September 2011, as our Kansas Sales Consultant, and recently moved over to service the Kansas City Metro area.  Matt truly enjoys the feeling of being able to help people find solutions, and appreciates the value of building long-lasting relationships. He’s grateful for the chance to work with organizations that share this same goal, and is great resource. Matt looks forward to meeting you, and discussing partnership opportunities with ATHCO – as well as the many industry-leading products we represent.

Collin Anderson – Missouri Sales Representative

Collin has been with ATHCO since February 2016 as our Missouri Sales Consultant. He was born in St. Louis, went to college at The University of Missouri, and he has a strong connection and passion for the state. Collin enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with schools and communities in Missouri while being a valuable resource to our customers. Collin is enthusiastic in being able to share the values of ATHCO, where people come first.

Beau Barnthson - Kansas Sales Representative

Beau was selected and hired in March 2023 for the Kansas Sales Consultant. Growing up in rural Northeast Kansas, Beau has an affinity for sports and recreation. He loves the outdoors and is a sports fanatic. Having been a college athlete, Beau takes that energy and work ethic to meet the needs each community and school he works with. Beau is a relationship builder and takes pride in making people feel heard and understood when discussing their project. This is something that is important to him as he builds upon each new relationship. Beau is grateful for the opportunity to work for ATHCO, and says one of his favorite things about the job is that “he gets to talk about fun all day, and who doesn’t like to talk about having fun?” Beau takes pride in knowing that he is helping people find and create their dream playground or get that new piece of equipment they’ve been wanting for years. Seeing the project come to life after putting so many ideas together is very rewarding. Beau embraces the ATHCO brand and making sure people know they come first.

Jeff Campbell – Construction Manager

Jeff was selected and hired in April 2023 for this newly created position at ATHCO. His experience with electrical and construction will be an added benefit for our various scopes of work including site surveying, installation, and jobsite management. Jeff looks forward to making lasting relationships, assisting as a key point of contact between our installers and customers, and he looks forward to seeing you on your next project!

Julie Johanson – Accountant

Julie joined the ATHCO team in July 2020. Her talents as an accountant have been very beneficial for our continued success. Julie’s duties include processing scoreboard orders, answering the phones, taking care of customers, paying bills, inventory, and all other necessary accounting duties. Julie is a wonderful addition to our support staff and will gladly assist with any customer service related questions or problems.