Dyester Corp officially launched in 2007, but it was only somewhere around its sixth year when the company decided to venture into building shipping container homes. Today, the Boca-Raton, Florida business manufactures multiple outdoor structures used by glamping resorts.
In sharing the history of how the company has come to manufacture multiple outdoor structures, Dyester Corp President Barry Sendach told Modern Campground that after deciding to build container homes, the company figured that the potential was great in the outdoor recreation industry.
“I saw that young people are like, camping and hiking, and all that. So I was looking for different types of structures that may be non-mainstream as compared to some of the larger camping equipment companies in the country,” he recounted.
Fast forward to today, Dyester Corp now has its own collection of brands, selling structures like domes, yurts, covered wagons, modular kitchens and bathrooms, and more.
Domespaces in Every Space Possible
After container homes, Sendach shared that Dyester started building domes.
“So when I found the domes, I thought they were really cool,” he added, sharing that he later began buying, selling, and then marketing the unique structures.
Today, the company works with a team of architects that helps design its offerings.
Through Domespaces, the unique outdoor structure brand provides every kind of dome possible.
Water-proof, wind-resistant, and snow-resistant, the glamping structures come in various sizes and materials. With some interior design and installation of basic amenities, each geodesic building transforms into a camper’s dome away from home.
Still, the company wanted to broaden its horizons. Fortunately, the opportunities for Domespaces were not only limited to the outdoor hospitality industry.
Because the domes vary in design, can be customized, and are scalable, they can be used for different purposes.
“Our mantra is to offer a variety of different types of domes so that we could fill the voids that people want,” Sendach said.
Variations such as polycarbonate domes, fiberglass domes, glass domes, PVC and steel domes, treehouse domes, glamping domes, and more are now used by gyms, restaurants, and more.
The CEO also mentioned that Dyester has supplied unique structures to its clients outside the camping industry from all over the globe, including NBA players, hip-hop artists, Hollywood actors, gyms, restaurants, and more.
As the company grows, it continues to adapt and strives to fill in the gaps. Part of this effort is to address the demand as soon as possible.
To make this a reality, Domespaces is introducing an in-stock program beginning this year for clients who want ready units.
“That way, somebody doesn’t want to wait. They could just take it, and they’ll have it shipped right away,” he said.
Domes are typically made to order and take a couple of weeks to produce—usually about an eight-week turnaround, as per Sendach.
Asked why domes are a good investment for campgrounds, Sendach said that people are always looking for something unique, and domes provide just that. He also shared that it’s always better for campgrounds to have various size domes. The sweet spot for parks, he said, is from 23 feet to 33 feet—an ideal range for glamping.
The glamping industry has seen a boom in recent years as more and more people are looking for unique and luxurious camping experiences. However, the competition in the market is fierce, and suppliers are constantly challenged to find new ways to stand out. Shipping and handling costs have also risen sharply, making it difficult to turn a profit.
With various factors coming into play, the manufacturer of glamping structures is feeling the squeeze.
“[What] would probably be the biggest thing is the externals, you know, [like] shipping everything and controlling costs because we just don’t want to start raising prices because the gasoline spiked over $5 a couple of weeks ago. But we have to remain nimble and keep our overhead down as low as we can, and we keep trying to improve our offering and work with good people,” Dyester Corp’s CEO said.
Despite these challenges, the popularity of glamping shows no signs of slowing down. For Domespaces, the demand meant manufacturing over 750 domes in the past two years.
The company also continues to address the demand by expanding its range of glamping structures.
By the end of the year, the company hopes to launch another brand, Tentspaces, offering different kinds of (you guessed it) tents.
“I always have been in business for myself, and I thought that being in the outdoor lifestyle business would be interesting and have longevity,” he said. “I just saw that there be a niche for us, and I thought I’d fill it.”
To learn more about Dyester Corp and its brands, such as Domespaces, visit https://dyester.com/.
Featured image from Dyester Corp.