Executive Vice President of U.S. Tent Rental and Linens by the Sea/Co-Owner
Tim has been with the U.S. Tent Rental since its incorporation in 2001, and he specializes in Large Scale Projects and Customer Care. Tim is a natural born leader and a CERP (Certified Event Rental Professional) graduate. His insight into forecasting trends in the rental industry is incredibly valuable, and if you think that you have a nearly impossible requirement for your upcoming occasion, he will produce the most perfect, creative rental solution. Tim’s philosophy is that since we realize that the nature of this business is change, we are always ready for those last minute updates and additions that tend to pop up even on the best planned events. We want you worry free, and we will always have a solution for your last minute need to the very best of our abilities. As an honored recipient of the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year Award in 2008, Tim is completely dedicated to his community by volunteering as a Sarasota Area Sports Alliance (SASA) board member and for the wheelchair Florida Sled Hockey Team. Originally from Minnesota, Tim lives on Siesta Key by the beautiful blue water and is married to his French-born wife Nathalie. They have two adorable little boys, Christopher and Joshua. When Tim isn’t busy running U.S. Tent with his partners who are his father Brian and brother Cliff, you’ll find him chatting about sports and making excuses as to why the Vikings can’t win a Super Bowl. You can reach Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President Party and Events
With over 25 years of event rental industry experience, CERP (Certified Event Rental Professional) certified and currently in his second decade with U.S. Tent Rental, Steve heads up the entire sales staff and specializes in tent rental and event design. If you need to fit a square peg into a round hole, Steve is the guy for you. Originally from New York (yes, he’s a Yankee’s fan only if they’re winning), Steve resides on a ranch in Parrish. He is married to his awesome wife, Kim, and has 2 great kids, Heather and Sean. When Steve isn’t busy working with his clients to solve all their impossible scenarios for events, you will most likely find him corralling any one of his six rescue dogs, playing golf with his buddies or complaining how the Yankees can’t win a World Series. You can reach Steve at email@example.com.
Outside Sales Manager
Originally from San Diego, Tina is an energetic and always cheerful member of the team and a CERP (Certified Event Rental Professional) graduate. At the beginning stages of Tina’s career, she was in the travel and tourism trade and through this path eventually wound up in the hospitality industry. She has worked in various management positions for leading hotels on both the West and East coasts of the United States. One day while in Ft. Lauderdale as a hotel event planner, Tina attended a local N.A.C.E. (National Association of Catering Executives) meeting at a linen and rental company. At that very moment, Tina discovered that her true passion was the party rental field and knew she absolutely wanted to follow this exciting career path. She then worked eight celebrated years in the very company where she attended this fateful meeting. While in the Tampa region executing rentals for events, Tina met the U.S. Tent/ Linens by the Sea family setting up tents throughout the region. Tina decided that adding tents to her already outstanding repertoire of knowledge in linens and rentals would be a perfect match, and it truly has been. We are so lucky to have her expertise. Tina loves the sun! Every weekend you can find Tina and her husband Bryan swimming in the pool, on a boat, riding bikes or sipping margaritas by the water. You can reach Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill is the newcomer to U.S.Tent Rental. After honeymooning in the Gulf Coast region of Florida in 2015, with his lovely bride Julie, they launched a dream to move to paradise. Soon after returning to his home in the St. Louis area, Bill began looking for employment opportunities, and after he met the crew at U.S. Tent Rental on a vacation to Sarasota in early 2016, it became obvious that there were no second options to U.S. Tent. Bill has over 15 years in the party rental industry. His specialty is tent design, event management and emergency response/rapid deployment. He is quickly learning the other nuances of the party rental industry. His work is his passion, and it shows in all he brings to the table. In his off time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and their Westie (Tally), enjoying the culinary treats that the area has to offer, as well as music, sports and obviously, the Gulf Coast beaches. Having lived in the St. Louis area for over 50 years, Bill will ALWAYS be a Cardinal and Blues fan, and now he finds the Lighting and Bucs good back up teams to follow. You can reach Bill at email@example.com.
A regular fixture at U.S. Tent Rental and Linens by the Sea, Lucy the dog is always by Tim’s side. She is a white German shepherd and loves meeting new friends. No visit to our showroom is complete without a warm welcome from Lucy!
(888) 334-8368 (941) 727-3311
7600 Matoaka Road Sarasota, Florida 34243
U.S. Tent Rental had everything that we needed to make our event a spectacular success. Thank you so much U.S. Tent Rental!
Jane Banks Kerrigan, FL
"Your team could not have been better! I wish every vendor approached their jobs with the same teamwork, professionalism and positive attitude that your team exhibited! I have confirmed time and again with my team that US Tent is now our go-to provider"
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The tent, lounge furniture, chandeliers, and beautiful linens took our event to the next level, and the staff to the field crew were absolutely a pleasure to work with. We would recommend them to anyone!
Shannon Sloan, FL
Everything was delivered promptly, and we had exactly what we needed. Thanks for helping us build our wedding venue!