Jerry Lundergan, chairman of the Lundergan Group, thinks big when it comes to event management. The Lundergan Group, Lexington, Ky., recently commissioned a huge special event double-decker structure, the Arcum Emporium, which travels in 11 40-foot containers on ten 53-foot semis. The Arcum Emporium provides 6,000 to 24,000 square feet of floor space, two floors, spiral staircases, balconies and integrated lighting. Lundergan’s daughters, Abby Dobson and Alissa Tibe, spent nearly a year working on the design with the U.S. office of German-based Losberger GmbH, Frederick, Md., developing the temporary structure.
“It’s a show-stopper,” says Lundergan, who has scheduled the Arcum Emporium for a Las Vegas trade exhibition in June. Meanwhile, the Lundergan Group will test set-up in Lexington, using a team of 12 workers and 12 to 14 days for set-up. In December, the Lundergan Group acquired Signature Special Event Services, a company that rents mobile kitchens, power generators, HVAC units, portable showers, latrines and lighting, giving the company the ability to set up the whole event infrastructure. Lundy’s Catering will own the Arcum Emporium, and can provide catering services. Another Lundergan entity, Emergency Disaster Services, provides housing for those displaced by a critical incident, so the temporary shelter business will be able to use the Arcum Emporium for everything from entertaining to emergencies.