Elite Events and Rentals Uses Tent OX to Unlock a Whole New Revenue Enhancer

How customers use Tent OX

“We’re all about efficiency. I could no longer deny how glaringly obvious it was that we needed Tent OX. My only regret is that we didn’t buy one sooner.”

Brandon Ahlgren Owner

Elite Events & Rentals


Elite Events and Rentals began in 2007, operating out of a tiny storage unit in Clearwater, Florida. Since then it has grown to serve the greater Tampa Bay area with every rental item a customer needs.

Tent rentals make up 48% of Elite’s business, including traditional frame and pole tents up to 60 feet wide. During their September – May peak season, they employ about 25 people in two locations.


Owner Brandon Ahlgren faced a major challenge in trying to move materials across job sites with soft and delicate surfaces, including wet and swampy grass commonly found in Florida.

Bigger machines he tried tended to tear up the ground, and many large festivals and outdoor events and prohibit such machinery. His crews were forced to haul heavy loads by hand from truck to tent site. They solved this issue with a Tent OX System.


Ahlgren eliminated hand carries with Tent OX.  Elite Events and Rentals racked up time savings for materials movement and other tasks.

The company runs more efficiently with Tent OX. Four guys can put up a 60-wide setup instead of the usual six. This frees Ahlgren to assign the two crew members to another job.

Tent OX also generates revenue when other organizations rent it for their own jobs.