Category Archives: Tents

Temporary Warehouse Structures in Des Moines, Iowa | 30,500 sq ft On-Site Tent

February 4 to February 11 our crew erected four Tents totaling 30,500 ft.² in Des Moines to be used as temporary warehousing. Only one time in that week was the temperature greater than freezing. Most days with wind chill temps were in the single digits or negative. Total covered area was greater than half of football field including the end zones, and equal to more than 70% of an acre. Congratulations for a job well done Misael, CC, Bryce, Jose, Jorge, owen, Javier & Luis!

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Setup of Temporary Warehouse Structures (tent):

Event Setup for 2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival | Summer of the Arts in Iowa

Like most big events in Iowa City, we set up this year’s Iowa City Jazz Festival by Summer of the Arts. This event included tents, stages, and much more.

2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival | Summer of the Arts (pano)
2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival | Summer of the Arts (pano)

Last minute Saint Patrick’s Day event tent setup at Steve’s Old Time Tap in Rock Island, IL

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.

40′ x 60′ hybrid event tent setup on a Basketball court in Coralville, Iowa Residence

We set up this 40′ x 60′ Hybrid event tent with three 2′ x 2′ x 2′ blocks. Because of the ever chaning weather in Iowa they needed patio heater to take the chill out of the air at night and to keep them going we sent four 20lb propane tanks.

Wedding Reception Tent 40′ x 80′ rope and pole setup in Fairfield, Iowa

40′ x 80′ rope and pole event tent with French window side walls. Under the tent, you will find an 18′ x 18′ wooden dance floor with subflooring. Also, a 10′ x 10′ pop up tent with 4 Acme weights.

40′ x 80′ Rope and Pole Event Tent at a Muscatine Campground in Iowa

Our 40′ x 80′ rope and pole tent were delivered and setup at a Muscatine Campground in Iowa. Definitely not the usual sized tent you see at a camp ground. We delivered black chairs, 60″ rounds, and set up the Edison lights under the tent. This was set up for a large class reunion.


40′ x 100′ Wedding Tent at HighPoint City Church in Iowa City, IA

40′ x 100′ rope and pole wedding tent with French Window side walls. Several 8′ banquet tables with linens, 60″ round tables with linens, and 284 white plastic folding chairs.

Block Party Setup with rope and pole event tents in Iowa City, IA

Setup of 40′ x 60′ rope and pole tent, 20′ x 40′ rope and pole tent, fifty-five 8′ banquet tables, 252 black plastic folding chairs, four 32 Gal garbage cans, bullhorn, and a Prostack audio system for this block party in Iowa City, IA