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When the pandemic hit two months after
the company completed a 10,000-squarefoot
expansion, Campisi remembers
wondering what they were going to do.
This was before his " ighting entrepreneurial
spirit " kicked back in. " What really
reinvigorated me through COVID is
knowing that I have people who care about
the success of this company, " he says,
noting that his father and business
partner's inancial planning enabled the
company to minimize layoffs.
Since then, the company's tenting
business has doubled, as it responded to
the sudden demand by the health care,
hospitality and academic markets.
When he realized that tents would need
to be set up in challenging environments
during the pandemic, Campisi and Brian
Richardson of L&A Tent Rentals Inc.
invited a state ire oficial to come in and
ensure that his team was properly trained
to meet code.
Campisi has likewise responded to the
current labor shortage and supply problems
with a positive attitude. " We're being
smart about the work we take, " he explains.
" We're just trying to hold the line
and not hurt our reputation or upset our
clients that we worked so hard to build
relationships with. "
Looking back over the past 20-plus
years, Campisi sees an industry that has
evolved. The importance of safety and
training is largely recognized: " I think a lot
of people are embracing doing it the right
way and those that aren't, we're trying
to help them get educated through IFAI,
Mid-Atlantic Tent Renters Association, all
those things. " Product improvements and
expanded offerings have led to higher consumer
expectations, he says, adding that
his team and his peers are rising to meet
those expectations with professionalism.
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