Clubhouse Trailer Company., LLC. based in Edmond, Oklahoma has become the leader in Marching Band transportation as the only company 100% focused on logistics and transport solutions for the Marching Arts. Over the past 10 years our products have been developed for bands throughout the US, with projects proudly completed for schools in 13 states as well as the World Class DCI Corps The Cavaliers from Rosemont, IL, and the University of Kentucky Marching Wildcats, with many more on the way.
2019 was a banner year for the growth of our company with 45 projects completed this past calendar year. But more importantly we have completed our new, larger facility that will allow us to better serve you, and broken ground on our Clubhouse Annex, a 2nd building for special projects! Our explosive growth has been possible only through an incredible network of satisfied customers; as our strongest advertisements are the referrals we receive from past and current customers.
Clubhouse Trailers was founded in 2010 by Jeff Hadley and Drew Taylor after the successful development of “Bulldog One”. This trailer represented the genesis of the idea that “there had to be a better way” to safely and efficiently transport the varied and complex needs of today’s marching band. These two “Band Dads” set upon a 2-year effort beginning in 2008 to evaluate, design, and implement a solution to solve the needs of a growing Edmond Memorial band program which had outgrown: One 24-foot box truck, three enclosed trailers, and two open utility trailers. These gentlemen saw the inherent risks involved in loading, unloading, moving, and storing almost $1M in performance equipment. With the vision shared by a supportive director Jeff and Drew began to interview directors, band dads, boosters, and trailer drivers from across the Great Plains to determine things to avoid as well as best practices to implement. The successful rollout of Bulldog One led to a Gear Up article in the May-June 2012 Issue of Halftime Magazine and the building interest to replicate our design throughout the state of Oklahoma, now with 5 of Clubhouse Trailer designs being seen in the lot at the OBA finals on an annual basis, and 35 total rigs throughout the US.
Process is core to Clubhouse Trailers success, from project inception through delivery Clubhouse Trailers has created a culture of constant improvement, innovation, and efficiency throughout our team. The process begins during the consultation phase to understand the nuanced needs of each program, the staff and the community at-large. During the conceptual phase, the Clubhouse team engages with key stakeholders to work within budget, time, and process constraints to develop a highly usable and efficient solution meeting the specific needs of each program. We identify and source each gently-used trailer as this critical foundation must provide for many years of use and pride for the students, faculty, staff, and parents. We work exclusively with a trailer broker located in the Midwest with access to a Nationwide inventory of trailers in a variety of configurations to meet each distinct need. Each trailer must be DOT certified and all key systems are brought up to a high standard regulated by the US Department of Transportation. Each trailer is specifically selected to match the needs of a program, design, or functionality.
Typically, either Jeff or Drew will meet with each band program to understand the need, direction and approach of each unique program to design a finished project that suits the current and future needs as well as aligning to budgetary guidelines. Upon finalization of the design our broker identifies the right trailer asset and completes any necessary refurbishment. Once each trailer is sourced and delivered to the Clubhouse we then work tirelessly with our paint and graphics partner to execute on the shared vision of each community showpiece, as this billboard for each school becomes a key component of community pride and goodwill between the district and the communities you serve. Utilizing:
Our production materials include:
For trailers receving paint and graphics, we work to prepare the trailer for paint, which includes de-identification of previous art and graphics, removing all door holdbacks, media blasting, priming the trailer, painting the trailer, as well as painting the landing gear with a textured-black paint. New holdbacks and door hardware are installed, as well as full-color graphics. Our in-house graphic artist will work with the district and school to create the perfect image to represent your band, and can either design from scratch, or can help optimize artwork for the trailer application. The production proof must be approved by a representative of the district administration prior to approval for production.