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2024 Reader’s Choice Awards

Awarding excellence and innovation in the event tent industry.

Features, Reader's Choice Awards | June 1, 2024 | By:

We asked InTents readers to vote for the best of the best in 15 categories. Which companies, products and services do InTents readers believe to be the best of the best? What tent rental industry supplier always comes through when you need them? Which piece of equipment saves time and labor? 

And what services do you depend on to run your business? 

Keep reading to find out.

Best Frame Tent 

1. Anchor Industries 

2. Fred’s Tents & Canopies

3. Losberger De Boer 

Honorable Mention: 

American Tent, Aztec Tents 

Best Tent Fabric Supplier 

1. Keder Solutions

2. Snyder Manufacturing

3. Serge Ferrari

Honorable Mention: 

DAF Products Inc., Herculite, Rainier Tent, Verseidag

Best Clearspan Manufacturer

1. Anchor Industries 

2. Losberger De Boer

3. Fiesta Tents

Honorable Mention: 

Grandchamp Structure Design, Shelter Structures America

Best Flooring 

1. Dura-Trac™ Flooring 

2. Bil-Jax

3. Losberger De Boer

Honorable Mention: 

12 by Event Flooring, Epic Flooring by Granite Industries, Groove Surfaces, Liri Tent, SICO Inc., Signature Systems Group  

Best Tent Heating & Cooling supplier  

1. L.B. White Company

2.Aggreko Event Services

3. Flagro USA Inc. 

Honorable Mention: 

AirPac, AMP2 LLC, Cool-A-Zone, Rite Choice Ducting, Wisperkool

Best Custom Graphic Supplier

1. Anchor Industries

2. Fred’s Tents & Canopies

3. Fiesta Tents

Honorable Mention: 

American Tent, Economy Tent International, Olympic Tents, Rainier Tent

Best Installation Equipment

1. Tent OX

2. B&R Innovations/Block and Roll

3. Fiesta Tents

Honorable Mention: 

American Tent, Granite Industries, Green Monster Manufacturing, Rhino Tool, Wild Dog Equipment

Best Sailcloth Tent 

1. Anchor Industries

2. Fred’s Tents & Canopies

3. Aztec Tents

Honorable Mention: 

Sperry Tents

Best Tent Washer/Cleaning/Repair

1. Teeco Solutions

2. Charnecke Tents Inc. & CCC Washers Inc.

3. Shipp Cleaning Systems 

Honorable Mention: 

Shelter Structures America, SKP

Best Tent Liner Supplier 

1. Anchor Industries

2. Baytex Liners of Rainier Industries Ltd. 

3. Structure | LINERS

Honorable Mention: 

Charnecke Tents Inc. & CCC Washers Inc., Economy Tent International 

Best Rental Furniture Supplier 

1. Palmer Snyder

2. Modern Event Furniture

3. Atlas Commercial Products

Honorable Mention: 

Allura Event Furniture, Celina Tent, Commercial Seating Products (CSP), Kestell Furniture, Look My Table, McCourt Mfg., SOLUTIONSCMR

Best Linen Supplier

1. A1 Tablecloth Co.

2. Choice Party Linens

3. Ultimate Textile

Honorable Mention: 

Jomar Table Linens, South Street Tablecloth Co.

Best Tension/Pole-Supported Tent Manufacturer

1. Anchor Industries

2. Fred’s Tents & Canopies

3. Aztec Tents

Honorable Mention: 

American Tent, InTENTional Systems, Warner Shelter Systems Ltd.

Best Rental Software 

1. Point of Rental Software

2.AnchorSoft by Anchor Industries

3. Alert Rental Software

Honorable Mention: 

Goodshuffle Pro, Party Track Rental Software, Rentmaster, TapGoods PRO

Best Customer Service 

1. Anchor Industries 

2. Losberger De Boer

3. Fred’s Tents & Canopies

Honorable Mention: 

B&R Innovations/Block and Roll, Fiesta Tents, Keder Solutions

Grand prize drawing winner:

Nic Jensen with Majestic Events in Rochester, Minn.! 

Nic submitted a comment with his ballot and was selected in our randomized drawing for a $5,000 gift certificate to B&R Innovations. Congratulations Nic and thanks to B&R Innovations!

SIDEBAR: Who has the best customer service in the industry?

“Best Customer Service” is always our most competitive category. We asked voters to tell us why they believe the company they nominated is the best and these are some of their responses.

“We have developed a great relationship with Anchor and the individuals that work there have been committed to delivering a high level of service. They have a very high standard for their products, which shows as we deliver to our customers.”

Nic Jensen, Majestic Events

“The Grandchamp teams are the best in the business. Innovative design, quality to the top! Super great customer service. They are there when we need them: day, night, weekend. They understand what all the rest have failed to: leg as a rafter, rafter as a leg.”

Trevor Knight, American Structures Tent

“No matter what my crazy last-minute request is, Fred’s Tents always comes through, even if I just need advice!”

Nathan Chapman, A&S Party Rental

“My contacts at Anchor reply within an hour or less of my request. They always share info I might not have thought of and let me know of any discounts that might be available.”

Cheryl Charlton, Montgomery Tent & Awning Co.

“Have been purchasing and working with Shelter for years. Always ready to help and get things done.”

Derrick Leeman, Intents structures

“Keder Solutions is by far the best company I have ever worked with!!”

James Van Natta, Marquee Event Rentals

“Block and Roll is a pioneer when it comes to ballasting and came up with a great design.”

Joe Langehaug, Losberger De Boer

“I choose Green Monster Manufacturing because of their groundbreaking tool that notably expedites our company’s labor procedures. Their innovative tool facilitates the rapid extraction of stakes, contributing to a substantial improvement in our overall efficiency. Additionally, their prompt customer service, comprehensive knowledge and swift operations further reinforce their reputation for speed and efficiency.”

Layla Tabakovic, Party Line Rentals

“Fiesta Tents has outstanding products and unparalleled commitment to customer service. Helped us out of countless tight spots.”

Andrew Ussher, Premier Event Tent Rentals

SIDEBAR: Employee shout outs

A company’s success is made possible by its employees. Several of our voters mentioned specific employees they felt provided them with superior customer service, so we wanted to pass some of the compliments along!

“We have been a long-time customer to Anchor Industries Inc. Our sales rep Mike Murphy is very friendly and knowledgeable, and is always willing to help if there are issues or if we have questions. Mike also goes out of his way to make courtesy calls frequently to touch base and see if we may have any needs. Anchor Industries Inc. offers very good products. While we don’t own some of what they offer, we are very happy with the products that we do have from them.”

Jason Herder, Redi Rental

“Back in 2023, I had reached out for a quote on some keder as a brand new customer and within FOUR MINUTES, Brittany [Balistreri with Keder Solutions] had responded and was working on my quote. She sent helpful drawings to make sure we were getting the right product, and within two days her team had my payment processed and our order shipped. They handled all of the shipping, too.”

Hayley Lynk, Seaton Sunrooms

“Carol Cundey [with InTENTional Systems] and her team have been great customer service providers and they work with us on custom items!”

Susan Farrell, Farrell’s Big Top Rentals

“Losberger De Boer always comes to mind when we think of tenting not only because of their superior product, seamless installation team and pride of workmanship, but mostly because of their communication skills and commitment to get the job done in first-class style. Pat Moughan is always available for questions or to explore ideas that may not conform to the norm and goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction time and time again.”

Nancy Bauman, NKB Events Inc.

“I would like to comment on Julie Couture’s amazing customer service and timely manners in providing service to the customers of Fiesta Tents! Great work!”

Janelle Lacasse, LaBelle Tents Inc., Ottawa

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