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utilizing only U.S. Tent Rental employees,
we are able to control that aspect."
A stable employee roster also helps the
company to quickly take on more work
when things get busy.
"If you can't gear up to do two or three
times your average amount of weekly
work when the demand is there, you will
never be a large, successful event rental
company," Boyle says. "The business is extremely lumpy, and you need to have rock
stars running your crew allocation and dispatch. Finding ways to take on work when
your schedule is full is de initely a major
key to being successful."
U.S. Tent Rental offers a 401(k) with
an employer match and pays for the bulk
of its employees' health insurance. Other
bene its include a cell phone allowance,
quarterly pro it sharing and $1,000
annually toward each employee's health

savings account (HSA) to help offset health
care deductibles.
"Great employees are hard to come by,"
Boyle says. "We want to attract them and
we want to retain them."

Presidential tenting
The company's strategy has worked. Its
revenue has grown from $200,000 annually into the millions. Re lecting on how
the business has expanded and the milestones it has reached, Boyle likes to point
out one of his favorite facts about the
company: "It blows my mind when I think
we have done tents and/or events for Bill
Clinton, Barack Obama, George W. Bush
and Donald Trump," he says. "To look back
where we started and think we have done
tents for four presidents is pretty cool."

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