Quotes – It’s Complicated

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By Julie Arosteguy, Made in the Shade Schedule & Contracts Coordinator

As a receptionist, I have started to notice a lot of patterns in the types of calls we receive at Made in the Shade. Most commonly, we get people asking us, “Can you

just give me a ballpark figure?” Believe me, if quoting a job was as simple as that, I would be all over it (probably like Oprah, “you get a quote! You get a quote!”) However, quoting is a complicated process that can be influenced significantly by any number of variables and typically takes a few days.

Made in the Shade offers a wide variety of tents, in shape and in size. Once you figure out what size and shape of tent your event should have, you need to make sure your tent won’t fall over and hurt someone—which is where ballasting comes in. Ballasting is weighing the legs of the tent down. Made in the Shade has a formula we have adopted to find the amount of weight each leg needs— using variables like wind, tent height, number of legs, etc. You can secure your tent by staking, using cement blocks, or anchoring into concrete—all of which have pros and cons, which are laid out in an earlier blog post.

Once the tent is secured to the ground, it’s time to think about accessories. Do you want your tent to have any walls? How about lights? Will you need a fire permit? If your event is in the evening or later in the year, should you rent a heater? Made in the Shade offers a wide range of accessories to make sure that your tent is up to your specifications and makes a big impact on your guests.

We want to make sure that your quote is as accurate as possible from the beginning—we’re not trying to surprise you with hidden costs or charges. Considering the multiple rental options and accessories, logistical and circumstantial variables revolving around delivery, accessibility and pick up, each quote takes time to price out.

We recognize that quotes are subject to change, and that not all charges will remain the same all the way through the entire rental process, but we take pride in the fact that we are able to deliver detailed, relevant quotes from the very start.

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Mary Young

There truly are not enough positive things to say about Made in the Shade. From exactly matching our “in a perfect world” vision, to their consistently efficient and easy customer service, this company makes my job sourcing rentals hassle-free. If you’re looking for a no-stress, quality job done by trustworthy partners, I can’t recommend Made in the Shade highly enough.

Mary Young, Events Manager, UC Davis

2016-04-05T16:57:27+00:00

Mary Young, Events Manager, UC Davis

There truly are not enough positive things to say about Made in the Shade. From exactly matching our “in a perfect world” vision, to their consistently efficient and easy customer service, this company makes my job sourcing rentals hassle-free. If you’re looking for a no-stress, quality job done by trustworthy partners, I can’t recommend Made in the Shade highly enough.

Tom Ursini

We have been working with Made in the Shade for all of our clients tenting needs for over 10 years. They continue to provide exceptional service and products, going beyond when the unforeseen happens. During one of our own personal tragedies, they were right there to help us with a temporary shelter so we could continue working. Thank you MITS Family!

Tom Ursini, General Manager, The Party Concierge, Inc.

2016-06-28T15:23:39+00:00

Tom Ursini, General Manager, The Party Concierge, Inc.

We have been working with Made in the Shade for all of our clients tenting needs for over 10 years. They continue to provide exceptional service and products, going beyond when the unforeseen happens. During one of our own personal tragedies, they were right there to help us with a temporary shelter so we could continue working. Thank you MITS Family!

Kim Parrino

Fleet Feet Event Management has been a client of Made In The Shade since 2009. I always feel we have so many options to choose from when we establish our needs beyond the tent itself, fans, lighting, heaters, clear decorative walls. The Made In The Shade team has been so consistently professional, honest, hard-working and dependable, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.

Kim Parrino, Events Manager, Fleet Feet Event Management

2016-06-28T15:24:14+00:00

Kim Parrino, Events Manager, Fleet Feet Event Management

Fleet Feet Event Management has been a client of Made In The Shade since 2009. I always feel we have so many options to choose from when we establish our needs beyond the tent itself, fans, lighting, heaters, clear decorative walls. The Made In The Shade team has been so consistently professional, honest, hard-working and dependable, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.

Kerri

Made in the Shade is a company we can always count on, their customer service goes above and beyond, their service and quality of equipment is outstanding. We enjoy partnering with them on events and festivals alike. We highly recommend their service!

Kerri, Aba Daba Party Rents

2016-06-28T15:31:57+00:00

Kerri, Aba Daba Party Rents

Made in the Shade is a company we can always count on, their customer service goes above and beyond, their service and quality of equipment is outstanding. We enjoy partnering with them on events and festivals alike. We highly recommend their service!

To ensure every job goes according to plan. Every week we coordinate a planning meeting to work through the details and "Think Big". #Thinkbig #planning #tents #madeshade #safety

About 4 months ago from Made in the Shade's Twitter