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The Rental and Staging Top 40 (and then some)

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Participation in this “Rental & Staging Top 40” list was entirely voluntary: We did not try to independently size up the market and rank companies based on third-party analysis. The companies that appear on the list chose to respond to our online survey, and all the information provided was taken on good faith.

Also, note that sales and other financial numbers are sensitive, and any company is justifiably hesitant to divulge exact sales numbers. So we chose, after consulting with many staging companies, to rank the companies in broad revenue categories so as not to divulge specifics.

The top revenue category was “Over $150 million” (annual revenue), and the fact that there are just a couple of companies in that class says a lot about the industry. Specifically, for both companies reporting greater than $150 million annual revenue, pure “staging” or “AV rental” revenue is but a part of their overall revenue.

The next largest group, with $30-149 million in annual revenue, are indeed companies that get pretty much all that cash flow from staging and AV rental.

The biggest group responding to the voluntary online Top 40 ranking survey had revenue below $5 million. This year, this is not just due to historical trends favoring small-footprint companies. As Tom Stimson points out, recessions are great time to start a new business because good talent is less expensive and customers are more willing to make a change. And new businesses are small businesses. As encouragement, we’ve tacked on a few more companies in this level, making the actual list 43 companies, but “Top 40” sounds much better than “Top 43,” so we’re sticking with that.

It’s very interesting to look at the information in the survey responses regarding freelance employees used by staging companies. Are the most successful staging companies relying on permanent staff and (ostensibly) the better, more predictable technical and management skills they bring to the show, or are they paring down in a recession and relying on more freelancers?

OVER $150M

AVI-SPL

Tampa, FL, 800-282-6733

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 1000s Number of Full-Time Employees: 250 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 100s Number of Years In Business: 30 Number of Company Locations: 100+ Primary Services Offered: Systems integration, Hotel AV, Staging and production Major Jobs Completed In 2009: UC Merced Commencement, Clio Awards

FREEMAN

Dallas, TX, www.freemanco.com

Number of Full-Time Employees: 3,400 Primary Services Offered: Audiovisual solutions include: audio, video, projection, lighting, event staging simultaneous Interpretation, audience response systems, multi-microphone discussion systems, press conferences, technical coordination, computer services, presentation management, overflow on demand , digital signage and simultaneous interpretation.

OVER $30-149M

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Panorama City, CA, 818-779-2400 www.ctus.com

Number of Full-Time Employees:160 Number of Years In Business: 24 Number of Company Locations: 4 U.S., 7 International operations Primary Services Offered: Audio Visual Equipment Supply, Project Management, Technical Management, Systems Integration Consultancy.

LMG, INC.

Orlando, FL, 800-226-3100 www.lmg.net

Primary Product Lines Offered: Panasonic, Barco, Analog Way, d&b audiotechnik, Meyer Sound, L’Acoustics, High End Systems, Yamaha, Digidesign, Digital Projections, Martin, DigiCo, Sennheiser, Varilite, Snell & Wilcox, Element Labs, Shure, Midas, Riedal, Sony, Canon, AC Lighting, Sharp, Philips, Dell, LG, Eiki, Stewart, Grass Valley

BLUEWATER TECHNOLGIES GROUP INC

Southfield, MI, 218-356-4399 www.bluewatertech.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 635 Number of Full-Time Employees: 120 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 50 Number of Years In Business: 21 Number of Company Locations: 3 Primary Services Offered: Live Events, Systems Integration, In Store Solutions( Statics POP and Digital Signage) Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco, Folsom, Extron, Christie, Crestron, AMX, Panasonic Detroit North Arerican Autoshow for both General Motors, Chyrsler Corp, Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Chicago Autoshow for GM, Chrysler and VW; New York Autoshow for GM, Chrysler and VW; Takeda Pharmaceutical; Key Bank Leadership Conference; Daimler Financial Field Services Meeting; GM Key Dealer tour; National Economic Summit; U of M Commencements

J&S AUDIO VISUAL

Dallas, TX, 972-241-5444 www.jsav.com

Number of Years In Business: 23 Number of Years In Business: 39 Primary Services Offered: Creative, Show & Event, Hospitality, and Design & Integration Services Primary Product Lines Offered: Meyer, EV, Midas, Yamaha, Klark Teknik, Akg, Shure, Telex, Christie, Eiki, Folsom, Sony, Extron, Screenworks, Dalite, Tomcat, Martin, Vari*Lite, ETC, Color Kinetics, etc.

OVER $12-29M

ALFORD MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

Coppell, TX, 972-538-9400 www.alfordmedia.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 350 Number of Full-Time Employees: 75 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 200+ Number of Years In Business: 25 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Nationwide Event Technology Support Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco, Digital Projection, Digico, JBL, High End Systems, Grass Valley, Encore SAS, Beauticontrol, CTIA Wireless, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Abbott, Chick Fil A, SMU, Boy Scouts, Curves, Arby’s, Prudential, TIAA-Cref, Natures Sunshine, Astra Zeneca, Staubach, WalMart, Rent-a-Center, Frito Lay, AARP, Mike Ferry, Kawasaki, Salvation Army, Sherwin Williams, Chevron, Navistar, McKesson, Raytheon, AVID, Ventana Medical Systems, Whataburger

MILLS JAMES EVENT TECHNOLOGOES

Columbus, OH, www.millsjames.com

Primary Services Offered: Event Staging, Equipment Rental, Video Production and Post Production, Creative Services, Web and Interactive Design and Production Primary Product Lines Offered: Event Production, Video Production, Web and Interactive Production

CENERO

Malvern, PA, 610-344-7007 www.cenero.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 98 Number of Full-Time Employees: 42 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 22 Number of Years In Business: 9 Number of Company Locations:1 Primary Services Offered: Audiovisual event services and integration

TECH RENTALS AND STAGING, LLC.

Atlanta, Georgia, 800-967-2419 www.techrentals.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 200+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 80+ Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 200+ Number of Years In Business: 24 Number of Company Locations: 3 Primary Services Offered: Video, Audio, Lighting , Graphics, Set Design Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco, Sony, Christie, Folsom, JBL, EAW, Shure, Martin, Highend, Color Kinetics, etc. Major Jobs Completed In 2009: HDI Annual, American Cancer Society, Corenet Global, Forscom, LRP Publications, Bard Medical, Course Technology

OVER $8-11M

IMAGE TECHNOLOGIES, CORP.

St. Louis, MO, 800-962-2344 www.imagetechnologies.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 240 Number of Full-Time Employees: 67 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 120 Number of Years In Business: 15 Number of Company Locations: 4 Primary Services Offered: Equipment Rental, Staging, Scenic Services, Video Production Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco/ Folsom, JBL, Thomcat, ETC, Dalite, Sony, Yamaha, Martin Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Sprint, Hallmark, Anheuser Busch/InBev

SMARTSOURCE COMPUTER & AUDIO VISUAL RENTALS

Hauppauge, NY www.smartsourcerentals.com

Number of Full-Time Employees: 250 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 90 Number of Years In Business: 25 Number of Company Locations: 21 Primary Services Offered: AV/PC/Lead Retrieval AV/PC/Lead Retrieval/Internet Kiosks/ARS/ Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Digital Signage/RFID/Electronic Surveys/ Electronic Libraries/Digital Copiers

LIVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Columbus, OH www.livetechnologiesinc.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 900 Number of Full-Time Employees: 75 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 5 Number of Years In Business: 25 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Lighting, Video, Audio, Staging, Set Fabrication,Creative Services in Rental Division; lighting, video,audio, conferencing requirements in Systems Integration Division Primary Product Lines Offered: EV/Telex,Yamaha, Crown, Crestron, Panasonic, Barco, other nationally known brands Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Jeff Dunham 2009 Tour, 2009 Arnold Classic, Lincoln Theater, Ohio Northern University, Dublin IrishFest/Fourth of July, Columbus Picnic at the Pops, Women of Achievement, Ohio State University, Limitedbrands

VOX PRODUCTIONS

El Segundo, CA, 310-535-5510

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 325 Number of Full-Time Employees: 25 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 450 Number of Years In Business: 15 Number of Company Locations: 4 Primary Services Offered: Sound, lighting, staging, video, electrical distribution, etc.

SPECTRUM PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Atlanta, GA, 800-358-2704 spectrumproductions.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 1900 Number of Full-Time Employees: 45 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 250 Number of Years In Business: 19 Number of Company Locations: 3 Primary Services Offered: Rental and Staging Primary Product Lines Offered: Audio, Video, Lighting, Scenic

RIVERVIEW SYSTEMS GROUP, INC.

San Jose, CA, 408-347-3700 http://www.riverview.com

Number of Full-Time Employees: 42 Number of Years In Business: 22 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Full-service audio-visual resource, specializing in the staging, rental, sale, design and installation of lighting, sound, video and projection systems.

OVER $5-8M

MCCUNE AUDIO/VIDEO/LIGHTING

South San Francisco, CA 650-873-1111 www.mccune.com

Number of Full-Time Employees: 62 Number of Years In Business: 77 Number of Company Locations: 3 Primary Services Offered: Rental of audio, video, lighting equipment Major Jobs Completed In 2009: TED Conference, EG Conference, Monterey Jazz Festival, RSA Conference, Tech Awards

AVMS

Seattle, WA, 206-694-4444

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 85 Number of Full-Time Employees: 75 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 45 Number of Years In Business: 15 Number of Company Locations: 4 Primary Services Offered: Video, Lighting, Sound, Design, & Coordination Primary Product Lines Offered: Rental Services, Staging, & Hotels Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Microsoft Tech Ready, Yahoo Tech Pulse, Google Launch, Altria ACQ

ETECH

Orlando, FL, 407-251-1400 www.etechav.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 45 Number of Full-Time Employees: 22 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 40 Number of Years In Business: 13 Number of Company Locations: 2 Primary Services Offered: Project Management, Breakout rooms, Staging High Speed Internet Services, Networked Digital Signage, Video/audio recording Webcasting, Presentation Management Primary Product Lines Offered: JBL, Sanyo, Shure, Sharp, Barco, Sony, Pioneer, Samsung, Mackie, HP, Dell, Cisco Reseach in Motion’s Wireless Enterprise Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Symposium, HP Software Universe, Capella University, Adobe Software

MICHAEL ANDREWS AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES, INC.

New York, NY, 212-710-1430

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 2,000+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 49 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 400 Number of Years In Business: 28 Number of Company Locations:1 Primary Services Offered: Rental and Staging: audio, video, projection / switching/ data, ligthing, camera, scenic, computers, props, screens, drapes, etc Primary Product Lines Offered: Christie Digital, Meyer Sound, Barco / Folsom, Sony, Yamaha, ETC, Draper, Da-Lite, Wenger, Shure, AKG, HME, custom inhouse scenic, etc, etc Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Numerious corporate meetings, new product roll outs, employee training, record release parties, etc. Many of our clients actually prefer to not be mentioned.

BARTHA AUDIO VISUAL

Columbus, OH, 14-252-7455 www.barthavisual.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 400+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 40 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 50+ Number of Years In Business: 64 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Staging & Event Production Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco, Christie, Meyer Sound, VariLite Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Arbonne International NTC Conference, National FFA Convention, Ignite Ignition 2009, WPAFB Tattoo, 7th Day Youth Camporee

MASSAV

Billerica, MA, 978-670-0027 www.massav.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 350 Number of Full-Time Employees: 34 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 150 Number of Years In Business: 35 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Staging, audio, video, lighting, creative, in-house properties Primary Product Lines Offered: EAW, Barco, Folsom, Sony, Eiki Major Jobs Completed In 2009: charles river labs, ASGCT, McCain/Palin, Jack Morton, Robotics, Hasbro, Partylite, Analog, Giltspur, Volvo Ocean Race, Patriots, City Year

HB GROUP INC

North Haven, CT, 800-331-1804 www.hbgroupinc.com

Number of Full-Time Employees: 35 Number of Years In Business: 21 Number of Company Locations:1 Primary Services Offered: Full Service AV Rental and Staging. Broadcast/Production Video Rental, Streaming Media, Live Sound, Projection, Display, Technical services

CPR MULTIMEDIA SOLUTIONS

Gaithersburg, MD, 301-590-9400, www.cprmms.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 250 Number of Full-Time Employees: 21 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 75+ Number of Years In Business: 22 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Video Production & Post-Production, Projection, Sound, Lighting, LED Trailers, Primary Product Lines Offered: JBL, Barco, Shure, Jands, Yamaha, Christie, Sanyo, Martin, ETC, Sony, EAW, For-A, Panasonic, Sierra, Extron Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Uncommon Heights Gala, NACo Annual Conference, Marriott Awards of Excellence, U.S. Army World Wide Public Affairs Symposium, Envision Youth Conference, Johns Hopkins University Commencement, National Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Police Week, USO Natoinal Gala

UNDER $5M

CEAVCO AUDIO VISUAL CO., INC.

Denver, CO, 303-539-3500 www.ceavco.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 457 Number of Full-Time Employees: 27 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 25 Number of Years In Business: 48 Number of Company Locations: 2 Primary Services Offered: Rental & Staging services including video, sound, and lighting for corporate and association events. Sony cameras and fly packs, Encore processing, JBL line array, Panasonic DLP projectors Major Jobs Completed In 2009: SportAccord Denver, Homeland Defense Foundation, US Space Symposium

CSR - COLORTONESTAGING AND RENTALS, INC.

Cleveland, OH, 440-914-9500

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 700 Number of Full-Time Employees: 27 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 100+ Number of Years In Business: 16 Number of Company Locations: 2 Primary Services Offered: Full turnkey offerings of Video, Audio, Lighting and scenic services Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco, Folsom, Sony, Stumpfl, JBL, Crest, ETC, MAC, Hog, Thomas, CMloadstar Major Jobs Completed In 2009: UCC General Synod in Grand Rapids MI, Cleveland Clinic Hospital opening, Cleveland, Ohio, American Chamber of Commerce - Nashville, TN, Sherwin Williams - Orlando, FL, Quince Imaging Inc.

HERNDON VA

703-742-7520 www.quinceimaging.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 135 Number of Full-Time Employees: 11 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 45 Number of Years In Business: 12 Number of Company Locations: 2 Primary Services Offered: Large Screen Displays Services Major Jobs Completed In 2009: 2009 Presidential Inaugural Events, Mary Kay Cosmetics Leadership Conference, Mary Kay Cosmetics Seminar, Mary Kay Cosmetics Career Conference, 2009 Assemblies of God World Mission Summit, 2009 Market America, 2009 National Building Museum Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, 2009 Army Ball, 2009 NAB EF, 2009 LiUNA Leadership Conference, 2009 SEIU Rally, 2009 VA State Republican Convention, 2009 Conference of Mayors

STRONG AUDIOVISUAL, INC.,DBA/STRONG COMMUNICATIONS

Orlando, FL www.strongcommunications.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: dozens Number of Full-Time Employees: 26 Number of Years In Business: 11+ Number of Company Locations: 2 Primary Services Offered: Rental and Staging corporate events, breakout, special venue projects Primary Product Lines Offered: Barco, Encore, Midas, JBL,Vertec, MAC, Shure, etc. Major Jobs Completed In 2009: private information

AV IMAGES

Livermore, CA, 800-801-1500 www.avimages.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 150+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 16 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 20 Number of Years In Business: 22 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Audio, Video, Lighting Rental & Staging

CAVCOMM CORPORATION

Skokie, IL, 847-674-4441 www.cavcommcorp.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 121 Number of Full-Time Employees: 10 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 40 Number of Years In Business: 15 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Audio Visual, Sound and Lighting

SHOWCORE,INC.

St.Paul, MN, 651-994-1500 www.Showcore.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 300 est Number of Full-Time Employees: 11 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 42 Number of Years In Business: 21 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Rental / Staging / Design Primary Product Lines Offered: Full Audio/Lighting/Video and Staging support. Major Jobs Completed In 2009: 22

MB PRODUCTIONS

Farifield, NJ, 973-439-0044 www.mbvideo.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 350 Number of Full-Time Employees: 11 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 40 Number of Years In Business: 26 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: HD Video Projection, Camera Flypacks and swithing systems Primary Product Lines Offered: Panasonic, Sony, Barco & Echolab Major Jobs Completed In 2009: NBA Draft, Tony Awards, Peabody Awards, You Tube Symphony Orchestra, All Points West Festival, Promax, World Science Festival, Revoln Walk For Life

APA MUSIC & PICTURES, INC

Besalem, PA,15-604-9995 www.apamusic-pictures.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 63545 Number of Full-Time Employees: 12 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 6 Number of Years In Business: 17 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Event Staging , System Integration and content creation Primary Product Lines Offered: Eiki,analogway,Barco,EAW,Turbosound.All en and Heath,Audio Technica, Dalite, Draper,Screenworks,FSR,Lightronics, Leprecon,Thomas,CM,Broadcastpix,JVC,A MX,Furman,NEC,Leviton,Sanyo,Tascam.pe erless,Extron,ICS,Presonus, Production Intercom, Sennheiser,Ashly, altman,canare, NSI, QSC, AMX. Tanberg, Clearone., Xantec, Light House, Toshiba Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Theater renovation,The Devon Theater, transform Old movie theater into performance space. Impacting your Christian World Church, fit new location lights, video ,audio,and rigging. Peirce college completion of 21 class rooms, touch panels, projectors, screens, sound and podiums.TD university -audio and video conferencing. Shows: Inaugural Ball ( Pan African Ball)Temple University Commencement 2009, Cameden County annual July forth concert (Fog Hat, Marshall Tuucker,)Passion Festival 2009, Lance Armstrong, Wxtu 25th anniversary show (Big and Rich, Phil Vasser)National association of lottery(Oklahoma) TD Bank Town Hall Maine to Florida Theater: Altar Boyz, Nunsence.

CHESHIRE AUDIO VISUAL, INC.

Rochester, NY, 585-325-4250 www.cheshireav.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 300 Number of Full-Time Employees: 10 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 12 Number of Years In Business: 15 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Audio/Video/ Lighting support for corporate meetings and tradshows Primary Product Lines Offered: Rental/ Staing/Tradeshow support Major Jobs Completed In 2009: CES - Supported Eastman Kodak booth which won Best use of AV Multi Media.

NELSON ENTERPRISES

Bloomsbury, NJ, 908-479-6902 www.nelson-enterprises.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 20 Number of Full-Time Employees: 3 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 8 Number of Years In Business: 24 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Theatrical supplies/ road case manufacturing. Primary Product Lines Offered: Altman, ETC, Strong, EV, Thomas Major Jobs Completed In 2009: New Science Park & Long Branch High Schools, the New Jersey Cancer Society

STAGE FRONT PRODUCTION SERVICES

Savannah, GA, 912-236-1345

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 700+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 8 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 60 Number of Years In Business: 31 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Full service Audio, Lighting, Video, Staging production company, handling projects from concept thru execution. Primary Product Lines Offered: Jands, ETC, Clay Paky, JBL, Allen & Heath, Midas, Soundcraft, LG, Barco, Christie, Chroma Q, Chauvet Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Gulfstream Aerospace (Savannah Campus)- All A,V,L and staging for largescale meetings and events. The Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah Campus)- All A,V,L and staging needs including Fashion Show, Commencement, Concerts, Parties, special events. 12 Regional Major Commencement ceremonies from High School to University. Major regional festivals including Irish Festival, Black Heritage Festival, Gullah Festival. Telfair Ball - the oldest ball in the US. US Army ROC Drill at Fort Stewart. Georgia Southern A/L for Dashboard Confessional Concert. Audio and equipment support for The Last Song, Miley Cyrus summer 2009 film. Concert A,V,L, Staging for Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Reel Big Fish.

VISUAL WORD SYSTEMS, INC.

New York, NY, 212-629-8383 www.visualword.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 50+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 8 Number of Years In Business: 27 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Rental and Staging Primary Product Lines Offered: Sound, Projection, Switching, Plasma, Screens Major Jobs Completed In 2009: BMW Art Exhibit - Grand Central Station, Final Episode Of Season Of Survival @ Ed Sullivan Theatre, Nathans 4th Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, NFL Draft @ Radio City Music Hall

BMS COMPUTER AND AV RENTALS

St. Louis Park, MN, 952-944-8838 www.bmsrentals.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 25 Number of Full-Time Employees: 4 Number of Years In Business: 30 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Computer and AV Rentals

SINE AUDIO INC

New York, NY, 212-924-5727 www.sineaudio. com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 100 Number of Full-Time Employees: 3 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 5 Number of Years In Business: 10 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Audio and visual services for high special events Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Audio company for Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman, Sotheby’s, Toys R Us

TSC PRODUCTIONS

Fort Walton Beach, FL, 850-621-2437 www.TSCP.com

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 60+ Number of Full-Time Employees: 2 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 8 Number of Years In Business: 8 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Retail Sales, Pro Audio, Lighting, design, consulting, installations, & Live Production Primary Product Lines Offered: Martin Professional, Acclaim, Elation, Chauvet, EV, Sennheiser, Dynacord, Allen & Heath, CBI, and many more.

BLUE NOVA DESIGNS

Nashville, TN, 615-465-2424

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 40 Number of Full-Time Employees: 2 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 3 Number of Years In Business: 2 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Fabric Staging Elements, Backdrops & Drapes, Scenic Elements, Rental and Sales, Backdrop Printing Primary Product Lines Offered: All products designed in-house Major Jobs Completed In 2009: Sarah Evans Projection Surface, Food Network Southern Food & Wine Conference with Alton Brown, Jars of Clay Tour, Pillar Tour, Orange Conference, Mars Petcare Company Meeting, Southern Women’s Conference, Weddings—the Bridal Show.

PAT HOFFMAN AV

Mesa, AZ, 602-796-4276

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 85 Number of Full-Time Employees: 1 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 25 Number of Years In Business: 15 Number of Company Locations: 1 Primary Services Offered: Sound, Lighting, Video, Engineers, Installations, Sales Primary Product Lines Offered: Shure, EV, Telex, RTS, Midas, KT, Allen Heath, QSC, JBL Major Jobs Completed In 2009: XPlicit Show Club Phoenix, AZ , Cadillac Ranch Tempe, AZ Arcadia Sports Grill, Phoenix, AZ

HOLLEY JOHNSON INC.

Durham, NC, 919-201-7829 www.holleyjohnson.net

Number of 2009 Shows/Events: 36 Number of Full-Time Employees: 2 Number of Free-Lance Employees contracted annually: 9 Number of Years In Business: 5 Number of Company Locations:1 Primary Services Offered: Event management Services Primary Product Lines Offered: Band Management

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