Stamford Tent & Event Services was founded in 1953 as the Stamford Tent & Equipment Company. In the beginning the company supplied tents, tables, chairs and equipment for carnivals, festivals, horseshows and the occasional backyard barbecue or wedding. Today, we have evolved into the premiere tent and event services company in the tri-state area... and beyond..
In 1967, Donald Frost purchased an A to Z general rental franchise consisting of tools, machinery, and medical and party rental equipment. That same year he also acquired Stamford Tent from its original founder, John Unnever. Don felt that tents would be a good compliment to his general rental business. In 1971, after a brief illness, Donald Frost passed away. The management of the business was then taken over by his wife, Marian. The current president, Steve Frost, joined the business part-time in 1967 and as a full-time driver installer in 1972. Tim Frost, the current Vice President, joined the firm part-time in 1976 and as a full-time driver in 1980. Together, Steve and Tim have grown the company to its current position as the industry leader in the tri-state area. Over the years the company has made several major changes.
In 1984 we eliminated tools from the product line so that the sole focus of the business was on high-end social and corporate special events. We were one of the first true "Special Event Rentals" specialists. In 1986, we acquired our largest competitor, Deicke Tent & Equipment Co. In 1992 the working name of the company was changed to Stamford Tent and Party Rental. In 1995 we acquired the inventory of Maclean Rentals in Virginia. In 1999 we purchased the entire tent and party rental inventory of another local competitor, Darien Rental Service. In the spring of 2001 we moved to our present, state of the art facility.
In 2007, as we continued to evolve, we sold our Party Rental division in order to focus on our primary business of tents, temporary structures, flooring, lighting and climate control. The working name of the company was changed again to Stamford Tent & Event Services to better reflect our renewed focus on our core business.
From 1953 to the current day, our primary objective has remained the same – delivering the highest quality products available, while providing excellent customer service during the planning and production of your event or special occasion.