Sperry Tents began with an invitation. Sailmaker and craftsman Steve Sperry was invited to a neighborhood party and decided to use his design skills and knowledge of fabrics to create a unique tent canopy. All center and side poles were milled from native pine at his historic 1930s sawmill. Components of the original canopy—hand-sewn panels of waterproof sailcloth, stainless steel grommets, geometric support patches, and festive pennant flags—formed the unique “Sperry Tents” look and marked an innovative shift in event aesthetics.
Steve’s son, Tim Sperry, took over ownership of Sperry Tents and incorporated it separately from Sperry Sails in 1996. The sister companies are still closely linked, with Sperry Tents representing the rental side and Sperry Sails the manufacturing side.
We are so excited to have joined Sperry’s growing network of providers in 2012 and to provide these genuine sailcloth tents throughout New York’s Finger Lakes region, including Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester. We are a family-owned business with over 40 years of experience in the rental industry. We are fully insured and are constantly updating our product inventory of tables, chairs, dance floors, lighting, and more.