Thank you Dave!

This past holiday season signaled an end to a tumultuous year in the tent industry but also welcomed the beginning of retirement for one of the leaders that has helped shape the company we are today.

David Bradley began his illustrious career in the tent industry at Academy Tent in 1987 as head of the tent and awning manufacturing division. “I came to California to run a 10K race with my brother” Bradley recounted. “I stayed a few days to look at the job market and stumbled upon Academy Tent and took a new job in just a few days. Within a month my wife and I sold our home in Illinois, loaded up the kids and the car, and moved to southern California to become part of the tent industry.”

A northern Illinois native, Bradley started his career in production and inventory control for Barber Greene, a heavy equipment manufacturer, now a division of Caterpillar Tractor. “I married a local girl, Ann, my wife of almost fifty years and started a family with two sons” states Bradley, an Aurora University graduate with a BA in Business Administration.

Dave joined the Aztec Team in 2004 to oversee manufacturing operations. One of his initial challenges was to blend the cultures of two entirely different organizations together under one roof when Aztec acquired the assets of Academy Tent.  His impact continued as the organization grew and expanded. Bradley was responsible for many product innovations, patents, and system implementations that allowed the organization to prosper during his tenure.

“Dave has been an outstanding leader in the sales and operational side of our business,” recalls Alex Kouzmanoff, President of Aztec Tents. “His guidance, leadership, and innovative thinking helped bring our company to amazing new heights. Dave’s presence will be missed but his impact on our team and our organization will be felt for years to come.”

As Bradley steps into retirement, he plans to share quality time with friends and family, play more golf, spend more time at his mountain cabin in Big Bear Lake and dote on his two grandchildren.

Thanks for everything Dave!

Frame Tents

Frame Tents feature a skeleton of aluminum framework and steel connectors to support the tent top. Although this style of tent is "free-standing" by design, it still must be anchored to resist wind forces. All styles of frame tents have no poles that come to the ground in the interior space of the tent.

Frame Tents

Pole Tents

Pole tents rely on tension in the membrane to hold the shape of the tent system. These tents are supported by single or multiple centerpoles in the middle of the tent area and a series of sidepoles around the perimeter of the tent area. The tent is tensioned toward the anchoring locations commonly with a rope or ratchet strap.

Pole Tents

Clearspan Structures

Similar to Frame Tents, these types of frame supported structures have no interior posts or columns. The unique attribute that Clearspan Structures hold is their ability to span quite large distances without interior posts and also without external guying. Generally, these structures are built for higher loading applications and larger span sizes.

Clearspan Structures

Compatible Plus

'Compatible-Plus®' products are aesthetically and structurally indistinguishable from their competitive counterparts. However, the new series have been re-engineered, incorporating proprietary improvements to their structural quality and integrity. These options allow the tent industry customers to purchase from the vendor they deem best.

Compatible Plus

Accessories

Accessories include liners, legs skirts, doors, raingutters, and materials for repair & replacement parts

Accessories

Specialty Tents

These products are geared for specific applications and are often seen as non-mainstream products. Generally these products are built on an as needed basis and are generally not "on the shelf".

Specialty Tents

School Space­™ Solutions

These sturdy frame tents have been designed for their adaptability in size and layout configurations. Perfect for expanding outdoor educational facilities or offering new and innovative ways to socially distance.

School Space­™ Solutions

Fabric Partition Systems

We offer a wide selection of fabric panel systems designed for various indoor partition applications. These solutions have applications in medical facilities, offices, retail establishments, restaurants, and manufacturing plants.

Fabric Partition Systems