Extreme Tailgators, LLC is a family-owned and operated backyard BBQ company that was founded in 2008 by Justin Reed. A fulltime Hanover firefighter, Justin has long had a passion for showing people a good time. Past ventures of his include a whitewater rafting tour business and a busing service to and from tailgates. While busing a tailgate in 2008, a client asked him if he’d be willing to organize a graduation party. He agreed, and the business took off from there!
Today, Extreme Tailgators starts getting calls for summer events in late fall, just as they’re wrapping up the previous season. Still working two 24-hour shifts for the Hanover Fire Department each week, Justin’s been very busy but he wouldn’t have it any other way! He runs the company with his family and roughly 12 part-time employees which affords the business a little flexibility during the busy summer months.
Each year, customers are booking events earlier and earlier in the fall. By the time spring rolls around, parties are scheduled through the following October. High school and college graduation parties account for a large portion of Extreme Tailgators’ business and every year it seems like graduates are scheduling them further and further into the summer, with several in August this past season.