As President & Managing Partner of Stamford Tent & Event Services, Steve takes a hands on, passionate approach to his business. In 1967 when he began working for his father, who originally purchased the company, Steve actually installed the tents and dance floors, washed dishes, drove trucks and took part in just about every other task imaginable. He eventually rose to become President in 1990 and has never turned back. Still as active as he was then, Steve develops and manages many of Stamford Tent's largest and most complex projects.
Steve has grown that small company with only six employees into one of the largest and most respected tent rental companies in the country, and so far earning 11 International Achievement Awards in the process.
His vision has been to build a company with strong values that prides itself on quality, creativity, service and integrity. These are some of the reasons he has been able to build relationships with customers that have lasted for over 40 years. The atmosphere he has created at Stamford Tent is one of respect and fairness for its clients, with integrity and accountability for the entire staff. The company prides itself on fairness, dignity, family and professionalism as he and his staff continue to strive for excellence with each and every task that is undertaken. That approach has not wavered in 50 years.
Steve is very active within the industry and has been an influential leader by donating his time and experience to several industry organizations. He has written and contributed to documents and manuals that companies all over the country utilize to train their staff and to effectively run their businesses. He has spoken at seminars and numerous trade shows on a variety of tent-related topics. He is known throughout the industry for his passion, creativity and professionalism.
When occasionally diverting his attention from work, Steve enjoys following sports, especially the NY Giants. He spends quality time with his family, extended motorcycle trips with long-time friends, mountain biking and hiking with his wife and dog, and occasionally…he'll actually rest.
Tim is Vice President and Partner of Stamford Tent & Event Services. He is responsible for Facilities and Fleet Management as well as OSHA compliance in his current senior management role. In addition to being tasked with everything involved with the structure and property where Stamford Tent conducts business, he is also responsible for quality control, safety and loss control, truck fleet management and the sales of new and used tent equipment and tent accessories.
As a second- generation owner, Tim was actually on job sites as early as 8 years old when his father, the original owner of Stamford Tent, would bring him along during his visits to each site. He would stay with the crew during tent installs and removals, giving them water, running to the truck for small tools and other “‘go-for’” tasks. As early as 13, Tim was eager to start working and would take a more physical role during the jobs, which included hammering in tent stakes and helping in the actual tent installs (but don’t tell child services!). He began working as a full-time employee at age 19, undertaking every job possible, from driving trucks and installing tents, tent flooring and stages, to washing dishes and conducting tool training. He then served as Operations Manager from the early 1980’s and left Ops in the mid 1990’s to become as close to a “suit” as Tim will ever want, serving in his current role as Vice President.
Tim cherishes time with his wife, 2 sons and daughter. An avid outdoorsman, he loves hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and camping. If you've hiked anywhere in Vermont and all points north, chances are Tim has been there…and even better chance that he'll soon be back at first opportunity.
Vice President, Operations
Brian is tasked with driving the entire production process from each project's conceptual stage by acting as an important liaison between sales and operations including setting pricing, approving and designing site plans, tent and related equipment installation, tent and equipment removal, resource allocation, and every step in between. He is also responsible for equipment inventory, warehouse operations and staff, budgeting and more. Brian's commitment to excellence was rewarded in 2006 when he was made partner by Steve and Tim Frost.
Prior to joining Stamford Tent & Event Services, Brian managed Sacs Hardware store from 1990 to 1993, then worked at Alperson Party Rental from 1993 to 1998, first as a salesperson, then as Operations Manager. Brian joined Stamford Tent & Event Services in 1998 initially in the Sales department. After absorbing how the company was run for just over a year, Brian moved on to operations as the Assistant Operations Manager. Throughout the next several years he excelled at each challenge presented to him. He was promoted to Operations Manager, then Senior Production Manager shortly thereafter. In 2006 he was promoted to Director of Operations and in 2012 was promoted again to his current role of Vice President of Operations.
Born and raised in Westchester County, New York, Brian is a dedicated family man. He and his wife have two children, Antonia and Gabriel. While he has his hands full, Brian is very involved in his church and community. He is also a lifelong NY Yankees fan.
Mark joined Stamford Tent & Event Services in February of 2012. He is responsible for the company's finances, reporting, budgeting, and cost control, legal and insurance matters. As a part of the reporting function, Mark prepares for the other members of senior management, several operational and production reporting systems for the organization and members of senior management.
A graduate of Iona College with a degree in Business and Accounting, Mark began his business career with Ernst & Whinney. In 1990, Mark became Controller for a fine Paper merchant in Stamford, CT. He advanced to become the Chief Financial Officer and eventual owner.
Prior to his move to Stamford Tent & Event Services, Mark was the Chief Financial Officer for a New York Company in the HVAC wholesales industry.
In his spare time, Mark coaches youth wrestling in his home town of Danbury, CT. He was past president of USA Wrestling Connecticut, a non- profit youth organization. Mark still serves on the board of USAWCT as the Officials Director, in which capacity he trains high school students to become officials for youth tournaments. Each year, Mark plans and helps run the State of Connecticut Youth Wrestling Championships with his wife Nancy.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Gerrit oversees overall coordination, functional management and leadership of all sales and marketing initiatives for Stamford Tent and Event Services. Key functions include development and execution of sales strategies, key account management, management of the sales team, and developing and identifying marketing initiatives for new customer service opportunities.
Prior to joining the Stamford Tent & Event Services family, Gerrit held similar positions at DOOR3, RSC Solutions, Computer Generated Solutions, Information Builders, Inc., Tomra of North America, and Peppers & Rogers Group.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa, Gerrit moved to the New York Metro area in 2001. When not being actively involved in his children’s youth sports, you can find him watching his hometown teams every chance he gets.