When we say we got a last minute phone call from Steve’s Old Time Tap in Rock Island, Illinois about a Saint Patrick’s Day tent, we mean at 10 pm (after we were closed) on March 16th the owner of Big Ten Rentals received a text message. The weather for Saint Patrick’s Day was going to be overcast and drizzling on and off for most of the day. So we set up a 30′ x 75′ frame tent with sidewalls to help block the wind. Luckily, the Irish kind, the event was held in a concrete parking lot so we used eyebolt tent anchors and didn’t need Iowa One Call or Concrete blocks. We were able to mobilize the staff and set up this amazing event. We hope to see them again next year.
Big Ten Rentals event set up for the 2014 Augustana College Homecoming. Below is a list of supplies we delivered.
- 40′ x 80′ Hybrid tent
- 30′ x 30′ Frame tent (attached to the hybrid for added dining space)
- 20′ x 20′ Frame tent (attached to the hybrid for entryway)
- Sidewalls for tents
- 30 – 60″ round tables
- 14 – LED ParCan lights
- 7 – 30″ cocktail tables
- 1 – 170K BTU tent heater
- 1 – 80k BTU tent heater
It was a cold day on New Years Eve in Illinois with temperatures dropping to 2°f. To keep up with the cold and wind, we needed our 400,000 BTU Oil/Diesel heater, 390,000 BTU Oil/Diesel heater, plus our 290,000 BTU Diesel heater pumping in hot air under our 40′ x 100′ Hybrid Tent, 10′ x 20′ Frame Tent used as an entrance/vestibule and other tents with Block and Roll 700 lb. & concrete 2′ x 2′ x 4′ bunker blocks dead weight ballast.
We delivered and set-up our 5-ton 3 phase outdoor commercial air conditioner at a 7-Eleven store in Rock Island, IL. The store’s A/C unit was not working. Our unit kept the business running until the unit could be fixed.