It’s been a busy 10 years for Tailgate Guys – the business formed in Auburn to outfit gameday festivities.
Parker Duffey and Michael Otwell had only known each other for about three months before they entered into business. One minute, they were meeting at a friend’s party – the next, they were renting out tailgate equipment for eager fans at Auburn’s 2009 opening game with Louisiana Tech.
“We heard somebody was paying a college kid to get space, food, supplies,” Duffey remembered. “There was greenspace in development in Auburn. And we thought we had a plan and a way to execute it.”