Helen Melnyk

Senior Sales Associate

Helen Melnyk began her career in the tent industry in 1994 with Academy Tent & Canvas serving as the Executive Assistant for then president Maury Rice. Walking into this new opportunity she had no idea what a tent was or even how many options there were to choose from. She quickly found out how unpredictable and exciting this newfound industry was.

Helen joined the Aztec Tents team in 2003 assisting in developing the sales and service side of Aztec Tents. With so many clients who worked with Helen at Academy Tent & Canvas, one of her initial challenges was to blend her existing clients into the Aztec Tent product lines. This challenge was made easier when Academy Tent & Canvas closed its doors in early 2004. Fortunately, within a few short months, Aztec Tents was able to acquire the manufacturing assets of the then defunct Academy Tent & Canvas and begin the process of blending the two operations into one. “So many of us have worked together for 20+ years that we are such a close Family” says Helen Melnyk, Senior Sales Associate, “I don’t know what I would do if Dave Bradley and Guillermo Lizalde weren’t here to listen to my ideas. They help me come up with ideas to make most seemingly impossible situations a reality.

When Helen is not at work, she spends time with friends and family, along with her dog Mushu, and her one year old puppies Zoey and Lexie.
“It’s difficult for me to say “No” when a customer is in a bind, says Helen. “Fortunately for me,” we have a great support staff to help come up with a solution that works.”

Frame Tents

Frame Tents feature a skeleton of aluminum framework and steel connectors to support the tent top. Although this style of tent is "free-standing" by design, it still must be anchored to resist wind forces. All styles of frame tents have no poles that come to the ground in the interior space of the tent.

Frame Tents

Pole Tents

Pole tents rely on tension in the membrane to hold the shape of the tent system. These tents are supported by single or multiple centerpoles in the middle of the tent area and a series of sidepoles around the perimeter of the tent area. The tent is tensioned toward the anchoring locations commonly with a rope or ratchet strap.

Pole Tents

Clearspan Structures

Similar to Frame Tents, these types of frame supported structures have no interior posts or columns. The unique attribute that Clearspan Structures hold is their ability to span quite large distances without interior posts and also without external guying. Generally, these structures are built for higher loading applications and larger span sizes.

Clearspan Structures

Compatible Plus

'Compatible-Plus®' products are aesthetically and structurally indistinguishable from their competitive counterparts. However, the new series have been re-engineered, incorporating proprietary improvements to their structural quality and integrity. These options allow the tent industry customers to purchase from the vendor they deem best.

Compatible Plus

Accessories

Accessories include liners, legs skirts, doors, raingutters, and materials for repair & replacement parts

Accessories

Specialty Tents

These products are geared for specific applications and are often seen as non-mainstream products. Generally these products are built on an as needed basis and are generally not "on the shelf".

Specialty Tents

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