OUR STORY

We do whatever it takes to ensure your success

Combining creative, human-centered design with technology, fabrication, and production expertise, Hargrove globally delivers focused event experiences and solutions that have the power to connect, engage, and transform audiences.

Founded as a retail-display company in the 1940s, Hargrove expanded to become a world-class experience production company. We are now a leading producer of high-profile, complex, and simply extraordinary B2B and B2C events for some of the most recognized organizations.

Located just 10 miles from Washington, DC, our campus includes a 365,000 square-foot production facility that houses a state-of-the-art creative studio, high-capacity graphics capabilities, and multiple fabrication shops. A talented team of designers, producers, craftsmen, technicians, engineers, and client experience executives and managers work under one roof to seamlessly execute our clients’ projects and bring their vision to life.

In early 2018, we proudly joined the PSAV family of brands, now known as Encore. In addition to our expertise in live, virtual and hybrid event production, we now also offer leading technology solutions with unparalleled reach and value for our partners.

We are different by design. With multi-disciplinary expertise, we turn physical presence into emotional engagement through live and virtual events that we design and deliver.

What can we do for you today?

80

YEARS IN
BUSINESS

1,000+

PROJECTS PER
YEAR

250

SKILLED
PROFESSIONALS

CULTURE

Hargrove is the most passionate, collaborative, creative, and committed team of experience marketing professionals in the industry. We have an infectious sense of pride and willingness to challenge one another, stretch further, be curious and achieve the impossible.  Our team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in everything we do, and that shared purpose has created a tight-knit, supportive atmosphere where employees are treated like family.

BRAVE

We do what’s right, for our co-workers, our company, our customers and the world around us.

INTEGRITY

All we do is done with integrity, following our core values, principles and all to the highest business ethics.

Core Values

IMAGINATIVE

Creativity comes from imagination. At Hargrove, we welcome creative thinking, an open dialog, and new ideas.

ACCOUNTABLE

We hold ourselves and each other to the highest standard. As practitioners of making the impossible possible, we ‘Hargrovians’ accept responsibility for our actions and focus on solutions, not challenges.

 

INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Our participation and support is paramount to maintaining and strengthening the events industry.

We do so through engagement, volunteerism, board participation at global and local organizational chapters throughout the world, in-person, hybrid and digital event production, as well as thought leadership and education.  

Destination DC Announces Ron Bracco as New Board Chairperson

June 1, 2022
News Release

Additional officers and new board members confirmed during May 26 board of directors meeting   (Washington, DC) – Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, today announced Ron Bracco’s appointment as board chairperson. Bracco is currently Vice President of Events at Hargrove and previously served as Vice Chairperson of the DDC … Read More

Encore Enters into Multi-year Partnership with Event Design Collective for the United States

April 14, 2022
News Release

Chicago, Ill. USA / Basel, Switzerland, 14 April 2022 – Encore partners with Event Design Collective GmbH (EDCo), the globally active consultants and trainers of the Event Design using the Event Canvas™ methodology. The #EventCanvas is intended to stimulate the creation of a common visual language that can be used by event professionals to design, … Read More

Tara Higgins Named on Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry

November 8, 2021
News Release

Eventex officially announced The Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry for 2021 and Tara Higgins, SVP, Commercial at Encore and President at Hargrove, has the honour of being featured on the list. The index recognizes event professionals who have left a mark on the industry with their creativity, vision and capacity for … Read More

ENCORE

Encore, the world’s leading event technology and production company, is also the world’s largest A/V provider and one of the event industry’s longest-running companies.

Encore creates events that engage and transform organizations. It unites a global team of experts with a customer-first mindset and unmatched innovation and imagination.

In early 2018, Hargrove proudly joined what was then the PSAV family of brands—now known as Encore.

We share the same mission: to connect and inspire audiences and become an invaluable partner on our customers’ journey to success. With Encore, in addition to our expertise in strategic event design, management and production, we offer leading technology solutions with unparalleled reach and value to our customers and partners.

Learn More About Encore