Service AreaAll of Virginia, Washington DC, parts of Maryland and parts of North Carolina
HistoryIn index since January 2017 without incident
On Time, Professional & Outstanding
John did an outstanding job installing my Pro Dunk Hoop. Great communication, totally on time, and installed the hoop super well. He clearly knows what he's doing, has a ton of experience, and takes great pride in his work. I would recommend John very highly to anyone who wants their hoop installed in a great manner.
Michael, S. - Richmond, VA
Super Knowledgeable and Responsive!
We are so glad we found John. My husband and I both played basketball in college but John brought a whole other level of knowledge when it came to the install. He made suggestions, had his measurements down to a tee to make sure we could get a free throw line in and worked around a fence. John was super responsive prior to the install and communicated during the process. He even checked in with us a few weeks later and offered to come back out to make sure we have the height right. Hire John when in doubt. If you are going to spend the money on the hoop you want it done right and with someone who provides attention to detail which John does!
Carolyn, C. - Richmond, VA
Fantastic service at an affordable price!
John was very knowledgeable about the entire process and recommended a basketball system for us that we couldn’t be happier with! Installation was fantastic, and he made sure we were 100% satisfied. John’s price for installation was also hundreds of dollars less than any of his competitors. You won’t be sorry if you hire him!
Paul, T. - Haymarket, VA
High Quality Installation
John is prompt, responsive, and does excellent work. Highly recommend.
Nathan, O. - Kensington, MD
Perfection when it comes to hoop installation
John Johnson did a superb job with our in ground hoop installation. He makes recommendations on the ideal location of the hoop on your driveway. Also keeps track of the weather to make sure that the job is done with the highest standards. I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing a hoop installed
Man, S. - Aldie, VA
John is Great. Use HIM! You will not be disappointed!
John did an excellent job with the installation of my pro-dunk platinum regulation goal. He is very professional and provided excellent guidance on several things including fine-tuning the location of the goal, netting, and lining the court. He gave a great overview of how to lower the goal and to take proper care of the goal. John years of experience is invaluable. He's very approachable and straight forward with answering questions. He extreme attention to detail is awesome. Anyone that uses John should listen to him. He loves the game of basketball, knows a lot of coaches, players at all levels. If you love basketball, he's enjoyable to converse with. John also does a great job following up after project completion. That is sincerely appreciated. John was referred to me by a neighbor and he exceeded all the great things that were said about him. My family uses the goal just about every day and enjoy it. Thanks John! Go Hoos!
Michael, B. - Laurel, MD
John did an excellent job at installing our hoop. He communicated well on the schedule, the job was professional and clean, and he followed up. I would highly recommend John for installation.
Barry, D. - McLean, VA
A Master at work
Watching John work to install the pro-dunk hoop was like watching a master do his work based on hundreds of hoop installations. I had some special requests to accommodate my landscaping and he immediately proposed a plan and placement that turned out exactly as he had envisioned. He worked tirelessly to get a strong cement base installed and made sure that the area was as clean as when he started. My son is thrilled to have his new hoop and I’d recommend John in a heartbeat to anyone looking to install.
Ritesh, s. - Mclean, VA
We used John to install our new Pro Dunk Hoop and he was extremely professional and did a 100% job from start to finish. I HIGHLY recommend using him if you ever are in need of any of his services. Just an FYI we are very picky people(not intentionally) and his work was without a doubt the best and well worth every penny.
Stephen, P. - Clarksville, MD
I knew the ProDunk was the right hoop to get, but it's pretty meaningless if the installation is botched. Absolutely not the case with Joe. His installation was first rate in every way!
Dan, G. - MCLEAN, VA
Perfect installation and assembly!
John and Backyard Creations assembled our “Bear” model hoop. John and his team were easy to contact, very responsive, reasonably priced and were prompt to schedule the appointment for the assembly. John’s experience made the assembly quick and with no issues. We were playing right away. We could not have been happier with our experience. Thank you again John and Backyard Creations!
Gregory C, C. - Ashburn, VA
We highly recommend John! He worked fast and was very efficient!
John was great! He was prompt, professional, kind and got the job done fast! We were shocked to see him put this hoop up in less than an hour. We highly recommend John for installation!
Michael, H. - Chesapeake Beach, MD
I highly recommend
John was great, very easy to communicate with, very flexible and very professional.
Allan, H. - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Honest, Fair, and Professional
John Johnson was an incredible resource for me prior to his even installing the hoop. He answered my many questions about different size hoops, configuration, durability, etc. His advice was straight-forward, informative, and honest. When it came to the hoop installation, he followed through precisely and exactly as he laid out on the front end. He came the first time to dig and pour the foundation for the hoop, then came back about three days later once the foundation was set to do the rest of the installation. Both the aesthetics and functionality of his work were top-drawer. He also left no trace - all boxes and trash were gone and the hoop has seen plenty of action from 5’ up 10’ and everywhere in between ever since. Not only was John’s work done professionally, but he was also personable and engaged with all of us easily and amiably. I was also very pleased about the cost of the work: I thought his price was reasonable and fair (and the final was what he quoted me at the outset). I highly recommend you give John a call if you have a hoop to install.
Wortie, F. - Richmond, VA
Professional & Great to work with
John is a first class individual who was great to work with when it came time to install my basketball hoop. He not only does great on the install but is excellent in keeping the customer informed on his schedule so I would know when to be home. Even after he was done he made it a point to reach back out to make sure everything was working and there were not any issues with his install. I would recommend John to anyone that has plans to install a basketball hoop in the near future. Thanks John.
Sara, H. - Poquoson, VA
Great Job John!
John was a pleasure to work with. Professional and very knowledgeable. I would recommend John for any basketball goal install.
Joseph, P. - Powhatan, VA
John made the installation of the hoop so simple and did a great job! He was very flexible with his arrival time and came right on time. Efficient, friendly and very good at what he does!
Timothy, J. - Kensington, MD
Great work at a great price. You’ll be 100% satisfied!
John has installed 2 in-ground basketball hoops for my family and did a fantastic job! He has a great attention to detail, flexible schedule and his price was more competitive than the large retail stores.
Terry, D. - Aldie, VA
John was fantastic and would highly recommend him! My kids also loved playing basketball with him!
Lindsay, L. - Bethesda, MD
John Does It Right
We purchased the ProDuck Gold and contemplated doing the ground install ourselves but we dicided to hire an outside contractor. We went with John and he was great and very knowledgeable... he has installed close to 1500 basketball hoops over the last 10 years. I highly recommend him, this is not an easy job and after seeing him install the job from start to finish still wouldn't attempt it....his prices were also on the lower end of the spectrum. Thank you John the family loves it.
troy, p. - Gaithersburg, MD
John was great!!
John was awesome, really knows his stuff. Very pleased with him and the install - very happy with this business all around - fantastic job!!
Greg, C. - Forest, VA
Professional service! Would recommend to anyone! Excellent job!
Eugene, T. - MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Highly Recommended Service
John did an amazing job installing my Pro Dunk Gold Basketball Hoop. He communicated with me the whole time about the plan for installation and what he thought would look best based on the site I proposed. In addition, he cleaned up all signs of installation around the site and the install looks amazingly professional. John made sure I was comfortable with how everything looked, operated, and assisted me in troubleshooting a few things with the unit. On top of that, he just recently checked in with me (over a month after installation) to make sure I was still satisfied with everything. He then offered to stop by and help me adjust something on the hoop, which I would characterize as above and beyond service. I would recommend John to anyone who needs a basketball hoop installed and think it is well worth the expense. His experience and customer service set him apart and make the process seamless. My kids could not be more thrilled with the Pro Dunk Hoop.
Greg, O. - RICHMOND, VA
The absolute best experience you can get
John was the most helpful, reliable and professional contractor i have ever dealt with. Ironically I was remodeling my home simultaneously and had become used to unfulfilled promises and delivery dates and John has reminded me there are still great people out there who take pride in their work. He was super fast to respond to me even though it was 9pm, made recommendations based on his experiences and followed through on 100 percent of his promises. I could not be happier snd Im pretty hard to please from what people tell me😂
Lance, F. - Edenton, NC
The absolute best!
The absolute best. Did great work and was a great guy. Communication was excellent. If you use anyone else other than John you are making a mistake. None better.
Jason, J. - Pasadena, MD
Can't begin to tell you how helpful john was for my installation. He was the best and you should only call him for your installation. We had to move our hoop thanks to a jerk neighbor and john was great throughout the entire process.
Costa, C. - Richmond, VA
Great install, start to finish
Good professional install. Answered all my questions which made me feel more comfortable with my purchase. Would highly recommend.
Lamont, M. - Lynchburg, VA
Top Notch !!!!!!!! A++++++++++++
Absolutely a pleasure. Does everything he says and more. Would definitely hire him to do another job. Class act. Excellent worker. Cleans up all the mess after the job and you never know he was there. Super installer !!!!!!
Chad, S. - Bluefield, VA
John did a great job. We coordinated the install via email and he was very professional and did the install on time. Highly recommended.
Ryan, S. - Round Hill, VA
John was fantastic and extremely professional! He returns messages quickly, is prompt on his arrival times, very detailed and goes over everything very well. I will definitely recommend John to everyone.
Murali, Y. - GAITHERSBURG, MD
Professional, efficient, and friendly.
John was efficient with the install and super friendly. Highly recommended.
Michael, S. - Rockville, MD
Expert, professional, knowledgeable installer who clearly knows his craft and enjoys what he does. Johnny will get the job done...right! He is responsive, punctual and accountable too. Highly recommen
Johnny is exceptional. He is knowledgeable of the game, the product and an expert at his craft. He was responsive and completed the final installation on Christmas. I watched him measure, dig the hole, pour the concrete and return and single handedly install and mount the goal. He was very professional and performed his work with care and ease. He did exactly what he said he would do, arrived when he said and finished when said he would finish. Finally, he took pleasure in the final product as if it were his own. Johnny has my highest recommendation if you are looking for a professional installer for your basketball goal.
Mark, E. - Chesepeake, VA
Courteous, Professional, Efficient, Great Quality! 👍👍
John with Backyard Creations is fantastic. He is very courteous, professional, and efficient. He kept me in the loop even while I was at work with pictures and updates regarding the major phases of the install. My family is enjoying our hoop and all is perfect. I would recommend John/Backyard Creations to anyone looking for the same stress free, quality experience! Matt Morgan
Matthew, M. - Chantilly, VA
John made two visits to my Silver Spring home (he is based in Eastern Virginia but serves a broad geography) to install a Pro-Dunk Silver basketball hoop. Prior to his visit, he ensured that upper driveway location that we had in mind complied with municipal by-laws. John measured out the placement of the hoop with great care, dug the post-hole, and set the base unit in concrete on his first visit, and returned three days later to install the hoop. On both visits, John took great care to clean up the work site, including removing the packing materials with which the hoop came. He was punctual on both visits, arriving precisely as projected. I had the opportunity to meet and interact with John on both his visits--a fine fellow, who is personable, courteous, and clearly enjoys his work. Many thanks to John, who has my highest recommendation to anyone who would like similar support in the installation of a basketball hoop or other backyard sporting or recreational equipment.
Michael Kim, M. - San Francisco, CA
John was wonderful and I highly recommend him to install in-ground basketball hoops. I had so many questions and he was available and answered them all. His price for install was very reasonable and he came on-time. My kids love their new hoop and John made the whole process so easy for us. Highly recommend!
Juliana, R. - Glen Allen, VA
In an area where its hard to find professional and affordable installers for outdoor projects, Backyard Creations is the best of the best. The owner John Johnson was absolutely fantastic to work with. John helped me find a top-quality hoop from Pro Dunk (which is amazing) and answered each of my questions thoroughly and in a timely manner. Most importantly, the price was very reasonable given the complexity of the work and the quality of the installation as well as the communication and scheduling were 100% on point. If you need a hoop, playground set, or any other outdoor project done, this is the company to contact.
Jay, K. - Vienna, VA
We love the hoop system. Our boys immediately started playing on a daily basis and haven't stopped in two months! Plus, John was awesome: very thorough, super competent, showed up when he said he would every time, took care of everything he said he would with the utilities, clearly instructed us regarding the timeline for dunking without weakening the base, and just a nice guy and pleasant to deal with. We would use him again in a heart beat. Thank you, John!
Michael, W. - Vienna, VA
Great installer, on time, very professional , did a great job installing my hoop and a playground, great communication, cant recommend him enough, A++ , thank you
Sami Abdul, J. - ROSEDALE, VA
John was professional from start to finish. Communication was great and his work was perfect. Highly recommend John. Can’t say enough good things. Great experience.
James, H. - Bel Air, MD
John is awesome to work with! He does exceptional work and takes pride in his finished product. We highly recommend John in installing your basketball system.
Leo, N. - La Plata, MD
Fantastic service from project start to finish. Would highly recommend to anyone considering having a hoop installed.
Larry, O. - Bethesea, MD
Friendly quick and easy to communicate with! Install was smooth and painless. Would definitely recommend
Meiling, H. - Virginia Beach, VA
Very professional and easy to work with
Very professional and easy to work with. Installed based on my schedule, and had a great attitude. Provided advice on exactly where to set it up and guidance to keep in mind when thinking about clearance and angles to shoot. Would definitely use again.
Mark, F. - Rockville, MD
Outstanding Installation of our Pro Dunk Basketball Goal
Outstanding installation of our Pro Dunk basketball goal. John was very responsive and kept us informed of every step. Arrived at our home on time and completed the installation in essentially two days (3 day cure time for the concrete is required). I highly recommend John for all playground installations.
Raymond, J. - Chesapeake, VA
5 Stars - fantastic to work with!!
Fantastic!!! John was incredible! He had a huge amount of knowledge and helped everything step of the way - from selecting the correct hoop for my family’s use to offering tips & suggestions. Using him saved me from purchasing a subpar system (for the same cost) as the better options he presented. Communicated very well every step of the way and was great to work with. Thrilled that my friend referred me to John and highly recommend him to anyone looking to install a new hoop (and confident he’s great with the trampolines and playgrounds as well). Great contractor!
Ben, M. - Aldie, VA
John was wonderful from beginning to end. Worked with our schedule/availability. He was on time, professional and personable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
Sarah, T. - Bethesda, MD
John was right on time and met all deadlines. He did a terrific job of making a very clean install in our asphalt drive. Would highly recommend!
Susie, K. - Washington, DC
You won't be disappointed.
When I decided to use John as my Installer I was not sure the hoop would be installed correctly. He did a outstanding job in a timely manner and I continue to show family and friends pictures as well as invite them over for a game of shoot around. My 8 yr old loves it and so do I !!!!!!! He is very courteous and professional. I would recommend him to anoyone.
Phillip, L. - Owings Mills, MD
John was great. Professional, timely, courteous, and flexible. Hoop is great and installation process went perfectly. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone and would not hesitate to use him again.
Adam, S. - Virginia Beach, VA
Pro Dunk Platinum Adjustable Hoop
John Johnson is outstanding. Extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. He installed the massive Pro Dunk Adjustable Hoop and it was done to perfection. And his price was very reasonable, especially given the work involved. Would recommend him highly and without reservation.
Thomas, W. - McLean, VA
One man stop for hoop installation !!!
Simply amazing - it seems John loves what he do at his core and you can see that in his work, truly thrilled to watch him install my hoop to perfection, today where most of the professionals r in rush to get done with the task, John is an exception and delivers the best without cutting any corners, John u rock and keep up your good work and your hard work and honesty will pay off big time !!!
Chintan, A. - Broadlands, VA
Match up a great basketball hoop with a great installer who is focused on customer service, quality execution and follow-up.
John was very focused on making sure that our hoop was installed correctly and in a timely fashion. His customer service was outstanding and much appreciated.
Howard, I. - Potomac, MD
Professional and on time.
Mr. Johnson installed our basketball goal for us in a professional and timely manner. I would definitely recommend him!
Kristan, C. - Williamsburg, VA
John Johnson was great!
John was wonderful! He was able to schedule our install the day after Christmas and stuck to his schedule. Despite the very cold temperatures in Richmond, he got it done and did a beautiful job!
Jennifer, R. - Richmond, VA
Made the right choice
John is very professional easy to deal with. The installation of my pro dunk hoop went great and he’s very reasonably priced.
Joseph, Z. - Midlothian, VA
Basketball Hoop Installation
John was very responsive and helpful through the selection process. He and his arrived after delivery and installed our hoop. Installation was swift and we are very pleased!
Eric, P. - Ashburn, VA
Quick, professional and friendly service!
John was fantastic! He quickly answered our email about installation (even on Christmas Day!) and was over to start the install within a week. Despite heavy snow and freezing temperatures, he finished installation on the date he said he would. Professional, quick to respond, efficient and affordable - go with John!
Gordon, G. - Richmond, VA
John Johnson is by far the best guy you could ask for to do this job! He’s super kind and really flexible- he will completely work with your schedule. We were getting asphalt installed and John came by just to check on that (in between installing the anchor and the hoop)... he’s all about the customer and really cares! Can’t recommend him enough!!
Phoebe, W. - Fredericksburg, VA
John did a great job with installation. He arrived as scheduled and installed goal perfectly.
Sudeep, M. - Fredericksburg, VA
Reliable, good work & on time
John and his assistant were fantastic! They came when they said they would come, worked very hard and did excellent work, the amount he charged was very reasonable as well. I highly recommend using John!
Aris, M. - Potomac, MD
Prompt, On Time and Easy to Work With
John was very easy to work with. He returned my calls and texts quickly. He was very prompt with appointment times and the installation of our ProDunk Gold hoop. He explained everything in detail regarding the install and post install instructions. My son couldn't be happier! Sykesville, MD
Paul, T. - Sykesville, MD
Great Job and super efficient
John was great to work with. He knew exactly how to install the basketball hoop with no problems. He was clean, timely and efficient. What more could you ask for? We highly recommend John and his crew. My kids love the hoop and it is installed perfectly!
Kristen, R. - Towson, MD
Backyard Creations is the installer you should get!
Backyard Creations is the way to go. John and his team were great. He stayed in contact on everything, was never late and often early but would email/ call to say what time he would be here. Very friendly and informed me of everything that would be done. If you're getting an in-ground basketball goal or thinking of getting one, write down Backyard Creations for your installer. John and his assistant provide the type of service that you want and expect when you're spending your money.
Daniel, H. - Accokeek, MD
No need to look anywhere else!
This guy and his team were amazing!! 1. They returned calls, emails, and texts at all hours right away! 2. They explained the process upfront which set my expectations about what to expect. 3. They worked with me on pricing and didn't expect to be paid until the job was done and done right. 4. I never even met them now. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Ilona, K. - Reston, VA
Great Customer Service!
We had a wonderful experience working with John. He made the entire process easy and seamless from start to finish. He offered great product recommendations and was extremely knowledgeable. He was very responsive and communicative from the start and from ordering to install the entire process was done in under a week. I would highly recommend John and his team.
Meera, P. - Fairfax, VA
Very professional. On time. Exceeded expectations.
John was everything you want in a contractor. Great communication. Very knowledgeable of the product. Excellent work ethic and very pleasant to boot. I will not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family. The hoop is very high quality and the installation was top notch. Thanks John! Bruce Cobb
Bruce, C. - Davidsonville, MD
Backyard Creations did a great job on every aspect of the installation. They were on time and did a great job.
James, L. - Richmond, VA
Highly recommended professional installation
The experience couldn't have been better. John was communicative, timely, and above all a complete professional. Kept me in the loop throughout the process and made sure I was completely satisfied. The quality of the end result speaks for itself! I have an incredible hoop that we'll put to good use for years to come. My highest recommendation!
Jeff, S. - Catonsville, MD
Great service real professional would work with again
Derrick, s. - Clinton, MD
Excellent PROFESSIONAL Service
Responsive. Punctual. Educated us. Professional. Friendly. Amazing work!!!! Recommending to family and friends.
Breon, H. - Moseley, VA
This Installer is a Slam Dunk!
John is fantastic!! Can even help you with selection, since he's got so much install experience! Very personable, and will even go out of his way to work with you on deadlines. I needed our Produnk hoop installed as a surprise for my daughter's birthday, and he hooked me up with a weekend install while we were away. Just imagine her surprise when we got home! Of course, John also sent me post-install pics in advance, so I already knew how great the install had gone. Very clean and left me with zero packaging trash. John's a true craftsman, and left no trash behind! Great experience and great installer. Produnk Gold is awesome too! Thanks, John!!
Kevin, P. - Chesapeake, VA
High Quality, Professional Installation in Richmond, VA
I highly recommend John of Backyard Creations for the installation of your Pro Dunk Hoop. After contacting John, he explained the procedure of installing the basketball hoop properly: he would dig a hole, pour the concrete, install the pole in concrete and then wait at least five days to let the concrete cure before completing the job. To maintain his timeline of completing the installation, John finished the job on a Friday evening when most contractors would have wanted to go home. John is very experienced with this product and cares about his work to make sure things are done professionally. Do not hesitate to use him for your Pro Dunk Hoop!
Alan, V. - Richmond, VA
John did an absolutely amazing job with all aspects of the install on our Pro Dunk basketball hoop. We were particularly impressed with his high level of communication -- he kept us incredibly informed as to his timelines for install, calling well in advance of his arrival, etc. His workmanship with the install was also excellent -- and he followed up about a week after the work was finished just to make sure there were no issues and happy with the finished product. John was simply great to work with, and would recommend him to anyone looking to install a basketball hoop, playset, etc.
Andy, D. - Manassas, VA
Very professional and easy to work with. Trustworthy and pleasant, great job.
Garret, D. - annandale, VA
John is the guy to go with!
It was a pleasure working with John. I could tell right away this wasn't his first rodeo. He did a fantastic job would highly, highly, recommend him again. Very pleased with his knowledge and the install job he did for us!
Andy, J. - Glenn Allen, VA
Tony, T. - LaPLata, MD
Best basketball goal installation company in the D.C./MD/VA area!
John was fantastic throughout the process! I consulted him before I ordered the basketball goal and couldn't be happier with his recommendations. From pre-order thru installation and follow-up, John was very informative and completed the work ahead of schedule. I have already spread the word to friends that he is the go-to guy for all things outdoor recreation assembly and installation. Highly recommend his services for anyone in the market for a professional quality in-ground basketball goal installation!!!!
Thomas, A. - Bristow, VA
Top notch installation in every way!
They did a great job start to finish. They came when they said they would and keep me informed of their arrival time. They also accurately predicted the time the job would take. The installation was very well done. They cleaned up after themselves and left no mess behind whatsoever. I could not have asked for a better job. They go the extra mile and even do things above and beyond the manufacturer's specifications John was extremely professional and personable. He followed up after the job was done on at least 2 occasions to make sure we were satisfied. I would not hesitate to recommend them for basketball goal installation. I am sure they are equally skilled at installing other types of equipment as well
Michael, M. - Roanoke, VA
John did an awesome job putting up my goal and did everything he said he would do. Don't hesitate letting him put up your goal!!!!
Jason, M. - Chesterfield, VA
A satisfied customer
Jon was very prompt and informative. He knew the product very well, it was because of him I purchased the package I did. If I ever decide to do any backyard equipment I will definitely be calling Jon.
Bobby, H. - Owings, MD
Backyard Creations, JOB WELL DONE!
Overall, John from Backyard Creations did an excellent professional job in the installation of our Pro-Dunk 60" basketball goal. He is very experienced and from the initial measurements to installation of the footings, he demonstrated a wealth of experience. On 2/20/2017, John completed the intricate final assembly professionally. We are very happy with the installation of our pro dunk goal post. In addition, Backyard Creations installed our basketball post at a lower cost than the competition. Thank you John for a job well done.
Ezuma, E. - Potomac, MD