Newport Tent Company, a full service tent rental company based in Portsmouth, has become a division of PEAK Event Services.

“We are contacting you with some exciting news. As you know, Newport Tent Company has long been the one of the region’s premier tent providers. As our valued customer, we want you to be among the first to know that Newport Tent Company has become a division of PEAK Event Services, New England’s leading event and tent rental company.  PEAK is headquartered in Woburn, MA with additional showrooms throughout Massachusetts (Boston and Stoughton), Rhode Island (Newport and Providence), Connecticut (Hartford) and Maine (Kennebunk),” Bill Corcoran wrote to customers on Monday, March 4th.

Bill Corcoran has owned Newport Tent Company since acquiring it from his uncle, Mike Corcoran, in 1998. Mike Corcoran founded the company in 1971.

“As we continue to grow, we see partnering with Newport Tent to be an ideal fit,” said PEAK’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Bacica in a press release on Tuesday, March 5th. “Bill Corcoran and his team have done a tremendous job building their business and creating a brand synonymous with dedication to service and product quality.  Our shared values, culture and commitment align perfectly and we are thrilled to welcome the Newport Tent team into the PEAK family”.

Newport Tent Company has traditionally serviced areas throughout Southern New England and specializes in weddings, commencements, school events, backyard parties, corporate events and more.

“This means that you will now have direct access to not only more expansive tent rental options, but the largest selection of tables, chairs, specialty linens, china and furniture in the Northeast. As part of the largest event rental provider in New England, we are now able to offer you a one-stop solution for all your event rental needs.  For more than a decade, Newport Tent Company and PEAK Event Services have worked cohesively on area events.  Our product offerings and dedication to our clients have complimented each other and we are excited to now be able to offer you a one-stop solution,” Bill continued in the email.

Bill Corcoran will now serve as Manager of the Newport Tent Division and as the Assistant Vice President of PEAK Event Services.

“If you have a deposit placed with us for an upcoming event, your deposit is secure and will continue to be applied to your order.  Your experience working with us on a day-to-day basis will remain the same. Myself and our dedicated team will continue to oversee your events and provide you with our legendary customer service. If you have any questions, please call 401-683-9160. We look forward to continuing to serve you and make your event perfect in every way” Corcoran concluded.

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