Scott Neville: Prioritize trust to join legacy companies

July 1, 2023  |  Features, Perspective

Fifteen years ago, Scott Neville was a newcomer to the shade industry. In partnership with his father, Ron, he has since acquired three renowned awning companies with more than 300 years of combined industry leadership. And he’s just getting started.
George Smith grew Mahaffey through market diversification

May 1, 2023  |  Features, Perspective

George Smith, vice president of operations for temporary structures for Sunbelt Rentals Inc. (and former president and CEO of Mahaffey USA), never intended to make a career out of the tent business.
Mar Ricketts and Guildworks soar to new heights

March 1, 2023  |  Features, Perspective

Growing up in Maryland, Mar Ricketts liked flying kites and architecture, two interests that continue to influence him today.
Ontario’s Regal Tents specializes in high-profile events

February 1, 2023  |  Features, Perspective

Canadian sales executive Michelle McCulloch knew from age 12 she wanted to become a mover and shaker in the tent rental industry.
Weathering all seasons

January 1, 2023  |  Features, Perspective

Sails have propelled Brydon Roe’s personal and professional paths for as long as he can remember. He and his brother grew up boating and windsurfing on the lakes of Ontario, Canada, before getting their first jobs at a windsurfing shop and eventually opening their own. Enticed by its sunny beaches…
Mike Charlton defines success on his own terms

November 1, 2022  |  Features, Perspective

Mike Charlton begins most weekdays with a leisurely cup of coffee on his back porch with his wife and business partner, Rachel Charlton, in Yorktown, Va. They typically leave for work by 9 a.m., where they fabricate custom marine canvas projects until 5 p.m.—at the latest.
Mission Critical

October 1, 2022  |  Features, Perspective

Call it a business founded on frustration and driven by inspiration. Spiritus Systems, which supplies nylon tactical gear for law enforcement, military personnel and other customers, started as an idea that took root on the side of a mountain in the Hindu Kush range in Afghanistan, where reliable ge…