Sperry Tents veterans Ryan and Warren Gross have joined forces to launch Sperry Tents Colorado, based in Denver. The brothers will bring the tradition, elegance, and quality of Sperry Tents to the Colorado market, plus their working knowledge of the company’s products and demonstrated outdoor event expertise.
Ryan began his Sperry Tents career as a summer "tenter" while pursuing his civil engineering and environmental engineering degree at the University of Vermont. Upon graduation, he worked for a construction company in Telluride, Colorado, before returning to New England to become a Sperry Tents sales rep in Conn. and Rhode Island.
He eventually assumed responsibility of managing the Naples, Florida, office during the winter months. As the business grew in both regions, he elected to stay in Naples year round to grow the Sperry Tents brand in Southwestern Florida.
Warren, a Penn State alum, began working with Sperry Tents alongside his brother while playing professional soccer in Mass. During the “off season,” he worked for the same construction company in Telluride and also Sperry Tents Naples. He’s been part of the Sperry team in Florida and New England for several years.
Having grown up in the Northeast along the Atlantic coast and in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, Ryan and Warren are both outdoor enthusiasts and have a deep appreciation of nature and craftsmanship. They consider Sperry Tents – a family-run company founded on the tradition of American workmanship and natural materials – a perfect fit for their talents and interests.
Besides introducing Sperry products to luxury venues and party planners throughout the region, Sperry Tents Colorado will also serve the surrounding areas of Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Idaho.