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August 16, 2021American Tent Life

On August 17, 2021, Inc. magazine divulged that American Tent came in at number 810 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, and we could not be more honored! The Inc. 5000 list is the most reputable ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This list gives an individual look at the 5000 most successful independent small businesses within the American economy. Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000, and we at American Tent are astounded and thrilled to be in the same category as these large brands once were. 

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American Tent, along with all the other fast-growing companies on the Inc. 5000, have undergone a difficult year provided 2020’s unprecedented challenges. We are extremely thankful that our company’s resilience and flexibility has been acknowledged in such a prestigious way. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, American Tent has seen a revenue growth of 400% over the last three years. Editor-in-chief of Inc. Media, Scott Omelianuk, leaves us with an inspiring quote: 

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled. Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

More about Inc.

Inc. Media is the world’s most trusted business-media brand, offering entrepreneurs the tools necessary to build successful companies. Their prestigious Inc. 5000 list, which has been produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to give recognition to the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. For more information about Inc. Media as a company, visit


Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list are ranked according to the percentage of revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017, and they must be U.S. based, privately held, for-profit, and independent as of December 31, 2020. This does not include subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000 and the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. For more information on the Inc. 5000 Vision Conference, visit

Some more words from Inc. Media’s editor-in-chief:

Congratulations to you and your company for making the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. For decades, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America, and this year’s set of winners places the bar very high indeed. Companies that made the list, on average, have grown sixfold since 2016. During a stretch when the economy grew just 15 percent, that’s a result most businesses could only dream of. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, you now share a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. Welcome to a very exclusive club.”

Thank you Inc. Media for including us in this high honor, and thank you Scott Omelianuk for the complimentary words.

To the top we climb!

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Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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