Vermont Tent Company
Vermont Tent Company
14 Berard Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
14 Berard Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403   800.696.8368

History & Mission

Our Mission

Our goal is for our customers to be ultimately satisfied working with us as their event rental partner. From our product offerings, including not only the breadth of our inventory, the quality of our products, and the service levels of our staff, but also to the care we take in executing each event, the precision of our orders and the respect we have for our customers.

Our History

In 1976, John H. Crabbe, started Vermont Tent Company with a single pole tent. Today, the Vermont Tent Company is nationally recognized as a leader and innovator in the event rental industry, bringing a standard of products, service and professionalism to the trade to which others continue to aspire.


At the company’s foundation resides a dedication to excellence in all areas of the business – a fundamental philosophy that has allowed Crabbe to grow the Vermont Tent Company’s inventory and reputation over three decades to its modern-day place as one of the largest and most respected event rental companies in New England. Additionally, a commitment to corporate caring has fueled a longstanding involvement in community outreach programs, with Vermont Tent annually donating 5–7% of their proceeds to local charities in support of programs that focus on children, the arts, and cancer research.


The Vermont Tent Company’s success owes much to the focus on personalized service that Crabbe has maintained since the onset. Integral to that, Crabbe instituted a solid education and training program for his employees through the American Rental Association. Nearly a dozen of Vermont Tent employees have become Certified Event Rental Professionals, which ensures the highest quality of experience and professionalism for customers. To date the Vermont Tent Company employs the largest staff of Certified Event Rental Professionals in Vermont. 


This visionary leadership has earned Vermont Tent Company countless honors and awards.  From community service awards to the National Small Business of the Year Award presented by the Small Business Council of America, the Vermont Tent Company has been recognized both nationally and within the state of Vermont, most recently, with the 2010 Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s Allied Member of the Year award. Celebrating his strong community connection, this award is designed to honor an individual who goes above and beyond in offering a service that supports the Vermont hospitality industry.


Hundreds of events each year credit the Vermont Tent Company for bringing their experience to the table. With a 35 year history of growth, success and innovation, and the promise of more good things to come, the Vermont Tent Company is truly one of a kind.