In the late 1980’s, WhisperGLIDE Swing Company’s founder George Knuteson, had an extraordinary vision of a product idea that would be of great benefit to those confined to a wheelchair due to dementia, brain injury or special needs.
Over the course of four years, George poured his heart and soul into perfecting the design of the WhisperGLIDE wheelchair accessible swing. His unrelenting pursuit of perfection led to an exceptionally designed and engineered swing that, in conjunction with state of the art manufacturing standards, has enabled the swing to pass the ultimate test, the test of time.
Over 25+ years, thousands of swings have been sold throughout the United States and Canada and hundreds of testimonies from customers strongly validates George’s astute vision. Healthcare professionals often share with us that WhisperGLIDE swings provide a therapeutic means of encouraging community for those whose world is limited or is becoming limited and may be plagued by loneliness, boredom or helplessness. To George and his wife Marillyn, it was all about bringing joy and creating lasting memories to others.
In late 2017, George & Marillyn made the decision to pass the baton. New owners Matt & Susan Richardson fully embrace George and Marillyn’s philosophy and are totally committed to continuing to create big smiles and bringing joy to life…one swing at a time.
- From a quote by Hubert A. Humphrey