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A knowledgeable source of information to help businesses and agencies interested in branded event tents for sales, marketing, or promotional purposes make educated decisions. The outdoor event industry and custom event solutions is always changing, so we hope you find the information on our blog helpful for your next professional event.


We aim to provide you with insight into why we focus on American-made quality, faster turn times, and the ability to build any custom structure that you can dream up. If you have any questions, please contact us here.

What's Behind Our New 5-Star Rating?

Andrew Straley /// 07/11/2019

You may have noticed that we’ve been showing off our stars a little more than usual lately. Trustpilot That’s because, in May of 2019, we started working with a globally trusted 3rd party review service called Trustpilot. After much evaluation, we selected this company based on their reputation for collecting fair and honest reviews from customers and its ability to publicly show all reviews (the good and the bad) to potential new customers. We understand that your purchase with TentCraft was a big decision. Not only just financially, but also because you placed trust in an unknown voice, and company to represent your business and brand correctly for years to come. We want your past experiences and feedback to be visible to all those that are searching for what it’s like to work with TentCraft along with those that might need reassurance that they’re in the right spot. We believe that our best clients are ones that trust in TentCraft, and that can only come from honesty and transparency into our process and product. Give a click here to read all of our reviews, feel free to forward this URL to anyone that is thinking about getting started with TentCraft and make sure to add your own feedback if you haven’t yet. We read every comment.

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Our Agency Capabilities Keep Growing

Andrew Straley /// 07/11/2019

Why? Because we help build a path between product and people. Much more than tents, we are the intersection of fabric, metal, and print to create anything you can dream up. Tap into our toolbox of full-scope manufacturing capabilities to bring creative sketches, mood boards, and mock-ups into reality. Skilled machinists, fabricators, industrial designers, engineers, and sewing specialists are at your disposal. Whatever your custom project needs, we’ve got the talent in-house and work quickly on the right idea to get your client ready and prepared faster than anyone else. Product samples, pitch-ready renderings, or full team brainstorm sessions are all part of our process. Because everything is built in-house the right hand is always talking to the left since your point of contact works side-by-side with our fabrication teams making sure the scope of work, materials used, and expectations are always right. We are makers by trade and supported by a decade worth of custom manufacturing experience for agencies across America. Give us a call at 1-800-950-4553 to talk to an experienced creative agency representative. PRODUCTS & SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE • Tents & Display Structures (Outdoor and Indoor) Pop-up tents, inflatable tents, frame tents, media walls, and custom combinations. • Engineered Truss StructuresCustom backdrops, event entrances, trade show displays, indoor/outdoor exhibits. • Activation & Experiential EventsPencil sketch concepts to real-life structures. We’re kings of custom. • Event Logistics You own it, but we’ll help you get the most out of it. We can store and inventory and maintain brand assets in-between events. Learn more about our Agency Solutions here or contact us here to get your next project started.

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Introducing the MONARCHSTALL

Andrew Straley /// 07/11/2019

Earlier this year we asked a select group of TentCraft customers and industry friends to give some honest feedback to a collection of potential new products we’ve slotted for research and development this year. Thank you to those that were able to participate and help influence our direction towards new product development and continued USA Manufacturing. With some overwhelming support and interest, a new product we’ve moved forward on building and adding to our product catalog is dubbed the MONARCHSTALL. What is it? Starting from the beloved MONARCHTENT pop-up tent, and carefully working through the art of subtraction, we’ve developed a completely new indoor/outdoor event structure that makes transport and branded coverage easier than ever before. How is this different than a pop-up tent? This new Market Stall is built to pack small, fits in most small trunk spaces, and is ready for top to bottom custom printing by default. • Easy to Transport - Engineered to break-down and fit inside most any vehicle trunk. • Interchangeable Branding - Zippered walls, roof, and valance make for multiple branding and messaging opportunities. • Lightweight - Easy to break down in a short time and pack to transport to your next event. • Set-up - Lightweight and easy to set-up by two people in less than five minutes. Each of the Market Stall features was designed to make face-to-face encounters seamless for both sides of the table. Learn more about the MONARCHSTALL here or get started with your quote here.

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How Agencies and Big Brands Get Big Attention

Andrew Straley /// 07/11/2019

Event space and festival footprints come in all shapes and sizes, but what you put inside that tapped off area is 100% up to you. Have you found yourself looking for something more than a tent? Something that naturally creates a sense of professionalism and curiosity? It’s time to talk to us about Truss Structures. With lightweight aluminum frames and snap-together design elements, Truss can be built for any event footprint that you can imagine. Easily select from our most popular configurations or design custom backdrops, build elaborate event entrance/exists, or enclose your event experience between walls. Why Truss Structures work for so many different kinds of businesses and events. • Frame - All components are made from durable aluminum to provide the strength needed for frequent events. • Versatile - Build more than just a square — with ladder, triangle, and box piece options, the ability to create an immersive experience is at your disposal. • Lightweight - Easy to break down in a short time and pack to transport to your next event. • Custom Printing - Each section can be fully branded with single or double-sided printing. Give a ring at 1-800-950-4553 to speak to a rep who can explain each option in greater detail. Don’t discount the impact that Truss can bring to your next activation or event.Just because you typically see familiar brand names on this type of event structure, doesn’t mean that it not accessible for you. We’ve pushed hard this year to make this product available for a wide range of budgets, so let us know here if you’re interested in talking more. With the flexibility that Truss provides, it’s entirely your world to create. Learn more about Truss Structures here or get started with your quote here.

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While tents will always be at our core, we’re continuing to expand our product offerings in order to be a better single source event producer. At TentCraft, we take great pride in offering much more than pop-up tents. In recent years, we’ve expanded our core offerings to include frame tents, inflatables, truss structures, and event signage to name a few. This year, the engineering and fabrication teams have been heads down working with your requests and feedback in mind. And because we are uniquely positioned as our own manufacturer, your requests become reality in no time at all! We’ll be reporting back soon once these products are officially available, but for now please enjoy this sneak peek at some of our favorites. Let us know if you can see yourself in anything above! Looking for something else that you don’t see here? Please feel free to share your feedback with us and we’ll get it added to the queue! We’re always open to new ideas. Contact us here or give a ring at 1-800-950-4553.

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What In-house Manufacturing Means For You

Andrew Straley /// 04/17/2019

A core strength of TentCraft is our in-house engineering team. Housing this firepower within our walls allows for greater product quality control, faster turnaround times and a focus on continuous improvement for you, our valued customer. This makes the USA-made MONARCHTENT the most customizable tent system on the planet. We’re always pushing for more ways to make this heavy-duty pop-up tent completely customized to your specifications by offering more and better additions than anyone else. Introducing three new ways to customize the MONARCHTENT: ● Each frame can be laser-etched for added branding and extra flair. ● Each frame can be built to fit (3) different head height clearances. 6’8”, 7’1” and 8’2”. It’s as simple as just letting us know what head clearance you’d prefer. ● Upgrade to a matte black anodized aluminum frame to give your tent a unique and dominating appearance. With these new customization options, the ability to customize your MONARCHTENT System is easier than ever. Learn more about the MONARCHTENT System here or give us a call at 1-800-950-4553 to start your quote and let us know how you’d like your MONARCHTENT to look for your next event.

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Expanding Our Inflatable Product Catalog

Andrew Straley /// 04/17/2019

We’ve spent a good portion of 2018 asking for feedback from our current and prospective customers to better understand what matters most to them as well as which additions they’d like to see to the TentCraft product catalog. We consistently heard that product quality, durability and ease of use drive their decision-making process. We understand and hear you loud and clear In response, we’re very excited to continue the expansion of our inflatable event product lines. All TentCraft inflatables are engineered to withstand your busy event schedule like a pro. Add custom branding for top-notch exposure. These lightweight and portable solutions are easy and reliable enough for any of your upcoming events! Signus Inflatable Tent – An entirely new dimension for an eye-catching branded event space. The Signus is one of the most unique and dramatic event tents ever produced. This tent demands attention and is sure to make a memorable impression at your next event. Learn More! Inflatable Arch Gates – Festivals, races, product demos and more require clear signage. There is no easier way to direct traffic to an entrance or start line than these inflatable arch gates. Available in three sizes and of course completely customizable for your brand or event. Learn More! Inflatable Leg Wraps – When traditional tent design and accessories aren’t quite enough, these leg wraps are the perfect final touch. Each leg wrap hides the aluminum supporting legs and delivers additional space for custom print. These are now available for any and all of our pop-up tent models. Learn More! Contact your sales rep or begin your quote request here to learn more!

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Oh… the telephone... The modern marvel that seems to become more and more obsolete by the day for many of us. Answer a call from an unknown number? Are you crazy?! Straight to voicemail for you. With text, email and social media platforms evolving by the day, it's not surprising that there is a considerable segment of our population that would be fine to see it go the way of the Dodo all together. As you might imagine, this mindset can create quite a barrier for sales teams that need to make a connection! We're certainly not anti-technology as we're happy to communicate via live chat, text message or email, but for clear and efficient communication of custom project needs, nothing beats the old reliable telephone. Simply put, a quick phone call always delivers the shortest path to understanding your project needs to our team, allowing us to provide you with the best possible solution. This brief but essential connection enables our team to fully understand your unique project needs, share past client experiences, suggest solutions that you may not have considered and ultimately produce and deliver precisely what you are looking for. We're also pretty personable, and we love humanizing the experience a bit. Give us a call sometime. We'd love to chat about your daughter's tee ball game or your next outdoor marketing event!

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Why Quality Matters

Andrew Straley /// 01/10/2019

Commitment to product and service quality has been a cornerstone at TentCraft from the very beginning. Coupled with our production speed and product customization, the peace of mind you receive from a quality TentCraft product year after year comes from our desire to provide you with a product that proudly and properly represents your brand – something that cheaply made imported products struggle to do. The return you'll receive on investing in quality will absolutely outweigh any short-term cost savings. We firmly believe in the old saying "the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." Our mission is to deliver this peace of mind every time your team hits the field. Even after what seems like the 100th event, when everyone is tired, and the event is nearing an end, the TentCraft logo should be a reminder that you've chosen a quality product that will not let you down. "Blown away with the quality of the tent. Wow, the materials and workmanship are top notch. Best decision I have ever made with investing in myself. This tent should last me a lifetime."- Elite Surf and Sports TentCraft has re-shored our entire tent operation, bringing all manufacturing and production back to America in order to better control the product lifecycle and react faster to your wants and needs. We're committed to continuous improvement of anything that makes it better for you, our customer. "Big kudos to the production team for the amazing quality and attention to detail you guys continue to pour into our product."- Green Mountain Athletic Association Thank you for your lofty expectations as they continue to fuel our commitment to quality and doing all that we can to exceed them. To learn more about our commitment to quality see here. And don't forget to check out both the MONARCHTENT and mighyTENT, TentCraft products that are entirely engineered right here in the USA.

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