Our mission at Ohenry Productions is to build the finest tent in the world, at an affordable price. Our aim is to build a tent which will endure the test of time, and be simple to install.
At Ohenry, we build all our tent tops and walls. We do not import any tents or walls from overseas. Our tent poles are manufactured in house as well. Even our tent stakes are American made.
We go to extra lengths in the construction of Ohenry tents. We use the strongest webbings, more webbing than most manufacturers, and much more re-enforcing to make sure our tents are very durable.
Please study the pictures below which illustrate some of the differences between the way we build our tents as opposed to the industry standard.
Please notice the large snap which is used to snap the two sections together at the eave where the two sections meet to make installation easier. Also notice all the reinforced stitching. Depending on the style of tent, there is also a triangle welded into the corner, either on top, or underneath, so the entire corner is double thickness.
Here again, the detail is evident in the way the lace corner is reinforced, and sewn with multiple "back-stitches". Also visible is the loop of webbing which holds the curtain rope in place. This curtain rope loop is also sewn back and forth several times. Again, the entire corner is double thickness.
Each tent section features the lace line on the right hand side of the center pole fitting, and the grommet line on the left hand side. This eliminates having to open sections in a certain way so the lace and grommet lines match up. This saves time, and wear and tear on the tent.
The lace line features grommets on both the lace and grommet side. This makes the joined tent sections stronger.
The weather flap is secured by a zigzag rope which laces back and forth from the edge of the flap to the edge of the grommet line. This is faster to install, and much more durable than Velcro.
Tent sizes from 30' wide to 80' wide use 5/8" WHITE poly rope for the tent "guy ropes". Ropes are 100% American made. Corner fittings are sewn with at least twice the amount of sewing that most tents have for added strength, and the webbing goes all the way up to the center pole as opposed to only being 1' long as shown in next picture.
This is a competitor's corner with the 1'x 6" webbing on the seam.
This simply does not work, and the tent corner splits out.
On an Ohenry Tent, this webbing runs all the way up to the Center Pole to prevent the corner from failing.
In this picture you can see how the webbing on an Ohenry Tent runs from the corner, and any side poles that align with the center pole, all the way up to the Center Pole.
Ohenry Tent corners will not split out like so many tents do.
This is a competitor's side pole fitting with webbing that is only several inches long. This will split out and tear off the tent perimeter.
This simply does not work, and the tent perimeter splits out.
Notice how all the webbings on Center poles and Quarter Poles run all the way to the Center Poles and Quarter Poles.
Also, see how all the other side pole fittings have a webbing that runs several feet up toward the center.
All side pole fittings are sewn into the webbing that runs up the seam, and also the ring is sewn down on each side.
All side pole fittings are welded over on the top side of the tent to prevent water drips and also thread decay.
The top side of the fitting is not sealed, and will leak, and thread will rot.
All Ohenry pole tents have a 2" - 5,000 Lb. test webbing sewn into the perimeter with a 2" webbing loop for the sidewall rope installation.
Many companies use only a 1" - 600 Lb. test poly webbing which does not provide sufficient strength for the stress that a tent perimeter is under.
This picture illustrates the difference between Ohenry tent perimeter and the industry standard.
All Ohenry pole tents have a 2" - 5,000 Lb. test webbing sewn into the perimeter with a 2" webbing loop for the sidewall rope installation, rather than a 1" webbing and loop.
All center pole fitting webbings are sewn into a heavy duty ring, and then the webbings run all the way to the tent perimeter.
Finally, the Center Pole fitting is covered with several layers of material as protection from abrasion caused by contact with the Center Pole.
Please notice how the webbings on the center pole fitting pictured here are only several inches long, and the diagonal seams running down to the corners of the tent have no webbing.
The following picture shows the result of skimpy Center Pole fittings.
The Center pole fitting on this tent completely failed and allowed the Center Pole to go through the top of the tent and fall onto an adjacent tent.
Here at Ohenry we have crudely built tents like this come in for repairs frequently.
The Center pole fitting on this tent has no webbing running down to the tent perimeter and will eventually fail.
This design is inferior and dangerous, and at Ohenry, we simply do not build tents like this.
All the webbings are first sewn onto a strip of tent material, and the then welded to the tent top under tension. Here at Ohenry, we pioneered this process, and it has been proven to be far superior to the system used by most manufacturers who sew the webbing directly to the tent top. By welding, all needle perforation is eliminated except at fittings, where then a strip is welded on the tent to prevent leakage.
At Ohenry, all of our Pole Tents and High Peak Pole Tents begin construction by having the pieces of material welded together with a 2" seam. The Industry standard is a 1" seam.
We have chosen to use a track welder system rather than welding the seams with an RF welder, as this gives us superior quality control.
You will love the Ohenry weather flap lacing system. No Velcro, snaps, or bothersome zippers on any of our pole tents.
We use a zig zag pattern of rings on the grommet side and lace side of the sections with a weather flap rope threaded through the rings. This provides a weather flap that is as tight as possible.
At Ohenry Tents, we believe in America. At Ohenry Tents we believe in God.
We also believe Americans are better off when most of our products are MADE IN AMERICA!
At Ohenry, we build all our tents, sidewalls, and tent poles right here in Waco, Texas.
We do NOT import our tent tops and sidewalls like the majority of tent companies do.
Above all, at Ohenry Tents, we believe in people.
Without our dedicated staff, we would have nothing to offer you.
We are fortunate that our turnover rate is zero, simply because our people love their jobs.
Working at Ohenry for fifteen years plus is the norm. Our longest employed person has been here for twenty nine years.
No frantic assembly line here, with impersonal robots. No, each tent is made with lots of expert care, and attention to detail.
In 40 years we have never had a tent returned for any defect of workmanship.
Our pole tents have welded 2" seams instead of the industry standard of 1".
We believe in quality control throughout the manufacturing process.
Many hours of sewing go into making all the prefab sub-assemblies for the various styles of tents.
Making these sub-assemblies needed for the tents is easily half of the construction time needed for each tent.
Maria Ortiz is our most experienced sub assembly employee. She has spent many years perfecting her skill.
Pictured here is the Quarter Pole assembly for a 60' Wide Traditional Pole tent.
The hardware is covered by a pad which protects the tent from abrasion caused by the quarter pole.
Many hours of skilled detail go into making the sub-assemblies.
Our tents are manufactured in an air conditioned facility which increases productivity, and enhances the personal comfort of our production people.
In this picture Ricky Chavez and Jaime Molina are sewing edge work on a 20'x40' Ohenry High Peak Tent.
At Ohenry, we manufacture our own side poles and center poles using American made steel.
Our pole cap fittings and bases are again, American made. We use a local company in Waco to manufacture our pole parts.
Here Marty Merritt is welding on side poles.
Ohenry Sidewalls are built in America, and made with either 14 oz. heavy duty blockout for solid white wall, or 16 oz. blockout material for Cathedral Window Walls.
Ohenry Tent Sidewalls are available in several styles. We have Standard overlapping walls which have a 5' overlap where the sidewall ends meet, as well as Velcro walls which attach to each other on each end with Velcro.
Also at Ohenry we have our own 4,000 Sq. Ft. sign and graphics shop adjacent to the main facility.
We can install either digitally printed vinyl, or standard vinyl graphics on your tent.
Promote your brand, get your logo on your tent!
Here Mike Armstrong our plant manager is designing a layout for graphics that were printed in our sign shop to be placed on a customer's tent.
We will send you a 2D depiction of your tent with graphics for your approval.
Here at Ohenry we have skilled sales staff who can assist you in finding the right tent for you.
In this picture Lacey Peterson is on the phone with a client!
Whether you need a Traditional Pole tent, High Peak Pole tent, or a Frame Tent, Arielle Collins can help you make the right decision.
At Ohenry we keep a large inventory of tents in stock.
You will seldom have to wait for your party tent.
We have all sizes of pole tents, frame tents, and high peak tents in stock, ready to go to work for you!
At Ohenry, we have a small fleet of trucks, trailers and a van to make Ohenry Tent deliveries.
While we ship all over the world, and usually ship via common carrier freight lines, we at times make deliveries when the freight companies cannot deliver in time.
The U.S. military has chosen Ohenry tents several times when they have a need for many large pole tents on short notice.
Thousands of U.S. service men have been billeted in Ohenry pole tents in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.
At Ohenry, we believe in giving back to the community around us, whether it be local, or around the world.
Ohenry has built 20 churches and orphanages from Romania to Mexico.
Ohenry has also been involved in donating tents to help with hurricane disasters.
The tent here was donated to 1st Baptist church in Slidell, La. for their efforts helping people after Hurricane Katrina.
In 2007 we founded The Waco Outreach Foundation which operated from 2007 until 2014 in a 20,000 sq. ft. building that encompassed 1/2 a city block in downtown Waco
W.O.F. included a free coffee shop, clothes commissary, food pantry, auditorium, and legal services.
In 2017 Ohenry through W.O.F. purchased and delivered over 30,000 pounds of food all over south Texas after the devastating Hurricane.
Pictured here is Mike Armstrong and Ohenry founder David Henry unloading supplies.
|Feature / Specs||Ohenry||Competitors|
|Material Weight - Tops||16-17 oz.||10-16 oz.|
|Material Weight-Sidewalls||14-16 oz.||10-13 oz.|
|Guy Ropes-20' Wide Pole Tents||1/2" Poly||1/2 " Poly|
|Guy Ropes-30' Wide & Larger Pole Tents||5/8" Poly||1/2" Poly|
|Perimeter Webbing||2' Full Perimeter||None, 1/2", or Short Piece of 2"|
|Main Stress Point Vertical Webbing||2" Full Span||1/2"-2" Short Piece|
|Welded Seam Width||2"||1"|
|Distance Between Sidepoles (Pole Tents)||5' Most Sizes||10'|
|Stress Point Material Layers||3-6 Layers||1-3 Layers|
|Warranty Against Defects||1 Year||Not Always Available|
|Where Manufactured||U.S.A.||Many Are Cheap Imports|
Since 1979 Ohenry productions Inc. has been manufacturing heavy duty party tents for the commercial tent industry. We specialize in the construction of frame tents, high peak pole tents and traditional pole tents which meet the demands of the party tent rental industry.
Our manufacturing facility is located in Waco, Texas. The main plant is situated on ten acres in a 22,000 Sq. Ft. building. We also have our own graphics and sign shop where we design and fabricate the logos we install for customers on their tents.
The U.S. military has chosen Ohenry tents several times when they have a need for many large pole tents on short notice. Thousands of U.S. service men have been billeted in Ohenry pole tents in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world.
Ohenry 30' & 40' wide WIND VERSION Pole tents & Ohenry 50'-100' Wide Pole Tents have nearly twice the number of side poles and stakes as other manufacturers. This give our tents double wind resistance, and much better drainage. Please compare the count of our tent's poles and stakes compared to other manufacturers. The extra webbing and reinforcing necessary for these additional side poles and tent stakes also make a much stronger tent top.
Ohenry party tents are built with top quality first run materials, made right here in the U.S.A. We build all our tent tops and sidewalls; we DO NOT import them. If you need a frame tent or pole tent that will stand the test of time, you will be glad when you invest in an Ohenry party tent.
Ohenry Party Tents are your best choice if you are in the party rental or event tent rental business and need a heavy duty quality party tent. Ohenry tents are heavy duty commercial tents which are designed specifically for the party tent rental and party rental industry.
Ohenry tents are built to last many years, and best of all, our commercial tents are in stock waiting for you. We keep all sizes of pole tents, frame tents, and high peak tents in stock, ready to go to work for you!