Our designers/engineers can design the facility of your dreams. Whether you want a backstop, dugouts or just installing netting or padding. We can provide a comprehensive look of what you are designing.


Our construction teams are rehearsed in this specific field and have years of experience to get the job done, and in a timely manner. We finish most jobs ahead of schedule.


We offer nationwide installation assistance. Whether its padding or netting, we can install any job big or small, on a very economic basis.

Custom Net Backstops are top notch! They are perfectionists and assure excellent quality work. Jim is a great business man with a baseball mind and passion. This is a tremendous combination that I as a head high school baseball coach rely on. I know the work will be done right, on time, and with a mindset of what is baseball appropriate.

Shane Edwards

Head Coach, Oak Hill High School

Custom Net Backstops did a fantastic job in handling all of our padding, protective netting, and batters eye. Any concerns we had they addressed promptly and did everything exactly as they said they would. If we have future needs we would definitely circle back with Jim and his crew.

Rich Maloney

Head Coach, Baseball, Ball State University

Shenandoah School Corporation found Jim Cruea and CustomNetBackstop, Inc. per a verbal recommendation. Shenandoah had a desire to replace our old backstops and dugouts at both our baseball and softball facilities. Mr. Cruea delivered on all promises despite adverse Spring weather. Shenandoah now has facilities our student-athletes are proud to call their home field.

-Ron Green, Superintendent

Ron Green

Superintendent, Shenandoah School Corporation

The Fort Wayne TinCaps have used Jim Cruea and Custom Net Backstops Inc. for numerous netting projects at award winning Parkview Field.

Their work on our entire field-level re-netting and re-padding project resulted in a cleaner, more safe, and long term solution.  Their design and installation of the backstop netting project beyond each dugout was one of the first such efforts in all of professional baseball. The Fort Wayne TinCaps and Custom Net Backstops Inc. were proactive, now the rest of baseball is following suit.

Jim’s availability, discussion, and planning has always been first rate, and his work effort and integrity are completely trustworthy. The proof comes in the finished product, and Parkview Field is a better, more safe, and attractive venue because of the efforts of Custom Net Backstops Inc.

Keith Winter

Head Groundskeeper, Parkview Field

Jim at Custom Net Backstops went above and beyond to make sure our project was delivered on time.  His expertise ensured we got the best product, and three years later, it still looks brand new.

Carey Stranahan

City Engineer, City of Kokomo

Jim Cruea of Custom Net Backstops was a pleasure to work with throughout our building process. He explained clearly the construction process, what obstacles would exist, and what we could expect. His staff was friendly and respectful often times adjusting their work to accommodate for athletic events or practices. The backstop itself is beautiful, I receive more positive comments about the netting and wall padding than any other facility we have. I've been an Athletic Director for five years and would have no problems working with Jim again in the future.

Josh Larsh

Athletic Director, Western High School

Delaware Community School Corporation recently went through a complete renovation of Delta High School's baseball field. After traveling around to various projects completed by Mr. Cruea and the "Custom Net Backstops" company, I was most impressed with the attention to detail and visual enhancements to the spectator's experience. Our school corporation will continue to use Mr. Cruea's talents as we enter another project that could potentially include the softball complex.

Reece A. Mann

Superintendent of Schools, Delaware Community School Corporation