In 1985, with only $1,500 and a used pickup truck, Tim Bolton created our legacy company, Festive Tents, to provide tent rentals for events. Soon after, Festive Tents received a transformational opportunity to supply tents for the 1996 Olympic Games hosted in Atlanta, GA. Being the tent support system for the Olympic Games brought Festive Tents into larger arenas and allowed us to explore a wide variety of new and different business opportunities. From these new ventures, Industrial Tent Systems (ITS) was born. In 1998, ITS targeted the petrochemical industry, supporting plant turnarounds and shutdowns with the temporary structures they needed to never skip a business beat.
In 2004, the destruction from Hurricanes Charlie, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne granted more opportunities for broadening the services of Festive Tents and ITS. We erected basecamps in Florida in the affected areas, providing life support for power restoration crews. Over the next several years, the Bolton companies continued to build their name in the industry—through vital responses to storms like Katrina, Gustav, Ike, Superstorm Sandy, Harvey, and Irma.
Over a decade later, in 2018, Lodging Solutions was established to focus on basecamp needs for power restoration services; and with it came the mobile sleeper trailers that have come to define our success in storm responses. (We also increased support for fire restoration during disasters like the 2018 California wildfires).
The last couple years proved to be another transformational moment for us. While the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world into a new way of life, the Bolton companies were ready to respond with basecamps for the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood; new innovations to the sleeper trailer inventory were made to accommodate social-distancing measures and enhanced cleaning protocols (leading to a best-in-class health and safety record in storm responses, including our services during Hurricanes Laura and Delta and the ice storm in Louisiana in early 2021). In addition to all of our other advancements, we created a new catering division that served over 7500 meals each day during Hurricane Laura and supported the West Coast during fire response efforts.
As we continue to innovate our services to be even safer, faster and better, we are bringing our companies to the top of our game and the industry as a whole.
Bolton Holdings and our companies Lodging Solutions and Industrial Tent Systems specialize in turnkey operations for temporary facilities, award-winning catering, logistical support and emergency relief for government, disaster and commercial needs nationwide.
Lodging Solutions specializes in 24/7 emergency deployment and disaster assistance, supplying mobile sleepers, restrooms and showers trailers, full-service laundry and award-winning catering for the needs of industries nationwide.
Industrial Tent Systems specializes in best-in class temporary tents and solutions in support of disaster assistance, emergency relief, plant turnarounds and special events with reliable and durable structures.
Our companies work together to to offer broad capabilities, competitive pricing, exceptional quality and outstanding service to each and every customer.
ACCOUNTABILITY. We take responsibility for our work and our actions. We believe accountability equals empowerment.
QUALITY. We are committed to providing our customers with best-in-class products and unsurpassed service. We work hard and strive to be in the top tier for everything we do.
LEARNING. We learn from our mistakes. We work to continuously improve our processes and ourselves.
TRANSPARENCY. We promote mutual trust by talking openly with one another. We strive to understand one another.
TEAMWORK. We collaborate, share ideas freely and respect one another’s opinions. We support and encourage one another. We treat one another fairly.
INTEGRITY. We never bend the truth. We operate honestly and sincerely. We do the right thing, regardless of the outcome.
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We’re passionate about serving our clients to the fullest, while continuously growing, learning, and innovating. With competencies across multiple industries, we specialize in turnkey operations for temporary facilities, award-winning catering, logistical support and emergency relief for government, disaster and commercial needs nationwide. Our goal is to offer broad capabilities, competitive pricing, exceptional quality and outstanding service to each and every customer.
Everything we do is safer, faster and better.