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Charleston event rental supplier merges with Texas company

asentech //December 1, 2023//

Charleston event rental supplier merges with Texas company

asentech //December 1, 2023//

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EventWorks, an event rental company based in Charleston, and Quest Events, a drape and scenic elements provider headquartered in Frisco, Texas, are merging.

EventWorks has merged with a Texas company but will continue to operate from its Charleston headquarters. (Photo/Provided)A spokesperson for EventWorks said each of the companies will remain headquartered in their respective cities and keep their separate names and CEOs, but will share resources and inventory as they do business across multiple states and cities.

The companies said in a news release that the merger brings together two organizations to “fortify strengths, broaden reach” and deliver a full-service experience to event professionals 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," Lee Dunlap, founder and CEO of Quest Events, said in the news release.

The combined organization will employ approximately 780 team members and manage more than 550,000 square feet of warehoused equipment nationwide, supporting approximately 50,000 events annually, the release stated.

"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," Mike Schmidt, CEO of EventWorks, said in the release.

EventWorks is the Southeast's largest event rental provider, the release stated, with locations across five states and eight cities, including Charleston; Myrtle Beach; Savannah, Jacksonville, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; Nashville; and Orlando, Fla.

Quest Events is North America's market leader in providing pipe and drape, scenic and furnishing rental solutions to the AV, hospitality, events, bridal and exhibition industries, the release said.

JEGI Clarity, an investment bank for the events, marketing, information and technology sectors represented EventWorks.