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60 Years and Going Strong!

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During the upcoming year, Stamford Tent & Event Services will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Over the past six decades, the company and its employees have continuously striven to provide customers with the highest quality services and products available. Though Stamford Tent itself has evolved throughout the years, this commitment has remained a strong and ever-present constant.

Stamford Tent & Equipment Company was founded in 1953, and originally supplied local carnivals, festivals, and backyard parties with tents, tables, chairs, and general equipment. In 1967, Donald Frost purchased an A to Z general rental franchise, which was comprised of tools, machinery, and medical and party rental equipment. Wanting to expand his inventory, Don purchased Stamford Tent from its original founder, John Unnever, during that same year. After Don passed away in 1971, his wife Marian took over management of the business. Don’s and Marion’s sons, Steve and Tim, joined the company during its early years, originally as part-time employees, and later became full-time installers, who experienced firsthand. As current President and Vice President, respectively, Steve and Tim have continued their father’s business, and turned Stamford Tent into an industry leader in the tri-state area.

Stamford TentIn order to reach this position, the company itself has evolved and changed over the past 60 years. During the early 1980s, the tool rental aspect was discontinued in order to focus primarily on high-end social and corporate events. In the later half of the decade, Stamford Tent acquired its largest competitor, and became one of the first true “Party Rental Specialists.” Wanting to reflect this position, the company changed its working title to Stamford Tent and Party Rental in 1992. Throughout the 1990s, Stamford Tent purchased the inventories of major tent and rental companies, securing its place as a major tent and party rental corporation. Recognizing their expanding size and scope, the company moved to its current facility in 2001. Located on 5 acres, the building is comprised of two main sections – the main business office and the warehouse. This 66,500 square foot storage facility contains the majority of the company’s inventory, is home to its cleaning equipment and carpentry areas.

As the company continued to evolve, senior management decided to sell the Stamford Tent’s Party Rental division in 2007. This decision allowed the company to focus on its primary business of tenting, temporary structures, flooring, lighting, and climate control. The working name was changed again at this time to Stamford Tent & Event Services, and reflected its renewed focus on its core business. Wanting to expand its reach even further, Stamford Tent established a second location on Long Island in early 2011, allowing the company to better serve its customers. The company tents more than 1,000 events a year, and provides everything from dance floors to carpets to grand structures for every type of celebration.

At Stamford Tent & Event Services, each event is treated with impeccable personalized service, and prides itself on creating "peace of mind" for its clients. As one customer commented about one of the company’s skilled and knowledgeable consultants, “He deserves every accolade possible. Throughout all the years I have worked with him, he has delivered nothing but his best. When the opportunity presents, I would not consider working with anyone else.”

Special memories last forever. Stamford Tent & Event Services helps create them.

For almost 60 years, Stamford Tent has provided thousands of satisfied customers with the ultimate setting for their special occasion. We treat each event with impeccable personalized service, and pride ourselves on creating "peace of mind" for our clients. E-mail us at sales@stamfordtent.com.

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