As Tailgate Guys enters into their seventh year of operation, we always look back to the beginning. Tailgate Guys was founded in the Spring of 2009, after the two founders, Parker Duffey(left) and Michael Otwell(right) met at a mutual friend’s Halloween party. Soon after, they started kicking around the idea of Tailgate Guys and developed the concept. After another eight months of meetings with Auburn University officials, the company was officially born. Starting with a pick-up truck, two trailers(one of which was borrowed) in Michael’s backyard, Tailgate Guys started its first season by hosting 53 groups per game and employing six part time employees. Tailgate Guys now hosts almost 300 groups per game in Auburn.
By continuing to apply the same principles and attention to detail that made Tailgate Guys a success in their first season, Tailgate Guys has grown to several locations across the southeast, employ over 100 staff members…and they moved out of Michael’s backyard. Since formation, Tailgate Guys has offered their services to tens hundreds of thousands of college football fans across the country; while also expanding our services from Alabama to include Atlanta, Florida, and Texas. The team at Tailgate Guys is excited to see what is next!