Southeastern event rental provider EventWorks and Frisco, Texas-based drape and scenic elements provider Quest Events are merging. The companies said the merger will bring the organizations together to fortify strengths, broaden reach and deliver an unparalleled full-service experience to event professionals.
EventWorks and Quest Events will integrate their offerings, providing expanded selection and services to a broad clientele across multiple locations.
“The merger enhances our capabilities in a growing number of markets and allows us to provide an expanded service and product selection to our clients, offering an experience unlike any other in the event industry,” said Lee Dunlap, founder and CEO of Quest Events.
“We are ecstatic to be combining these two industry leaders to create more value for our clients, more opportunities for our teams, and leverage our combined resources to provide a unique, unprecedented offering to our social and corporate markets,” said Mike Schmidt, CEO of EventWorks.
The combined organization will employ approximately 780 team members and manage more than 550,000 sq. ft. of warehoused equipment nationwide, supporting approximately 50,000 events annually. The teams will integrate in the coming months to provide clients with a unified and enhanced rental experience, the companies said.
EventWorks is the Southeast’s largest event rental provider, the company says, with locations across five states and eight cities, including Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Savannah and Atlanta, Ga.; Jacksonville and Orlando, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Nashville, Tenn.
With 16 locations across the U.S., Quest Events provides pipe and drape, scenic, and furnishing rental solutions to the audio visual, hospitality, events, bridal and exhibition industries.
JEGI CLARITY, an investment bank for the events, marketing, information and technology sectors, represented EventWorks.