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How did you get involved with
this industry and at what age?
My grandfather started Liba in 1962,
so I was around the business from a
very early age. Throughout high school
and college, I came in during winter
and summer breaks to work in our
warehouse fulilling orders. After I
graduated, I worked for a tech company
and then joined the family business.
Jacob Visoky
Vice president
Age: 28
Liba Fabrics Corp.,
New York, N.Y.
Number of years
in the industry: 4
What do you enjoy most
about this industry?
I love how trends are always changing
in the event world, so we have to
come out with new products, fabrics
and colors to keep up. It keeps
things from getting too stale.
What do things look like for your
company now versus in 2019?
In 2019, the majority of what we did as
a company was sell fabric by the roll.
In 2022 we're seeing a ton of growth
in our services division such as custom
fabrication and digital printing.
Any advice to offer the next generation
just getting started in this industry?
As you grow, the more successful you
are, the more problems you will have.
Unfortunately, problems are a part of
success. There is always going to be a new
challenge, obstacle or issue to get over.
The sooner you realize that, the happier
you will be as your problems will be less
about being upset or disappointed, and
more about trying to ind a solution.
How did you get involved with
this industry and at what age?
My dad, owner of Crown Rental, brought
home canopies to be cleaned that my
mom and my siblings all participated
in. You would think at a young age
(nine) cleaning tents would have
been short-lived, but it stuck with
me and to this day, I still get on my
hands and knees to clean our tents.
Marty Haas
Owner/operator
Age: 29
Milestone Event Rental,
Farmington, Minn.
Number of years
in the industry: 20
Do you have anyone you
consider to be a mentor?
I wouldn't be in the rental world if
it wasn't for my family. My parents
raised me with a drive that has yet to
be diminished in any way. I have met a
lot of people over the years, and I'd be
lying if I said I didn't learn something
from each person. Everyone has a
slightly different perspective on things
and if you aren't willing to see that
and grow from that, you aren't setting
yourself up for complete success.
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What do you think the next big
challenge might be for the industry?
Probably a recession. We service higherend
weddings, so you just don't know
how that is going to go. But I enjoy a good
challenge, as it keeps you on your toes and
never lets you stop improving yourself.
Any words of appreciation for anyone?
I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my family
business with my parents and siblings,
as they all have helped me in ways that I
won't forget. The InTents magazine has
been great as well as all my clients. We
wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them
letting me continue to do this intense
job of setting up tents for a living.
Also, a special shout-out to Brant
McWilliams who used to be with
Aztec Tents. He sold me my irst
sailcloth. Now the Aztec team gives
my couples amazing products.

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