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David Hudak also recognizes how the
internet and social media have changed
the business. "Now with the speed of
social media, people see everything
instantaneously," he says. "Often the
challenge is taking what they see and
itting it into a budget that works
for them."
A Red Cross fund-raiser in a ield
behind a Milwaukee irehouse illustrates
the company's capabilities-and the
transformative possibilities of a tent. "It
was a working city ire station. We had
to provide a venue for about 300 people,
and the conditions were cold, rainy
and nasty," he says. "It ended up being
a beautiful event. We can take what the
event coordinator had in his or her mind
and bring it to fruition in an empty ield
behind a irehouse. That epitomizes who
we are and what we do.
"There are so many different levels of
jobs, and that's just one," he continues.
"For the family having a quinceañera or
a similar event, that's pretty special too.
Whatever the size of the event, every
customer is personal to us."
"It's not just putting up tents," Ken
Hudak adds. "It's making a memory for
a family."
One of the company's goals is to make
every event inviting and engaging. "We
change things to make the same venue
look a little different," Ken Hudak says.
"We use different combinations of
tables-rectangular, farm tables, round
tables. We're using a lot of raised seating
with one or two tiers. That will change
the whole room."
"If it was simply coming in and putting
up tents, it would get awfully old,
quick," David Hudak re lects. "But the
relationships we've been able to build in
this town have been very ful illing. If you
don't have that, it gets pretty tough to put
in the hours and do the work."

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