What started as a haunted Halloween trail, quickly become something much more (and much less haunted!). Fort 54 Paintball, owned and operated by Richard Scharlott is the place to go for all your paintball or event needs!
Learn more with their owner Q&A Interview here:
Give us a brief introduction to who you are and to your business (what you do):
My name is Richard Scharlott. I am the owner, operator and creator of Fort 54 Paintball/ Event Complex.
Tell us about how your business got started:
Seven years ago we started a Halloween haunted trail. First year we had 1500 people go through and one group of kids had said it would be a great paintball park. So then I started building the Paintball park. (LOL) Just like that.
We’ve been open 4 years now.. along with the paintball park we have built a event facility to cater to any type of an events. Family gatherings, company parties, Church groups, fundraisers, Halloween events, School team building events, a nice stage for live music/ liquor license with a full bar for special events. We also have an Airbnb rental on the property.
Why do you do what you do?
I’ve always been in construction and I’ve always been an entrepreneur. Looking for the business to carry me into my older yearS. This investment adventure is unique and something I enjoy.
What are some things that help you stand out as a business?
We are a unique entertainment business. We have a variety of activities and things for families tourist and everyone to enjoy.
What do you envision for the future of your business?
The future of this property will be a paintball event complex. Different types of fun for everyone.
What is something that inspires you each day in your work?
The accomplishments of building something new that adds to the facility is rewarding. The facility will accommodate large parties one day .
The growth of business each year is inspiring.
What are some great things about the local area?
The local area is very supportive to others in our community.
How can customers and consumers support local businesses like yours?
Bring their friends and family and business coworkers to our facility. Whether they book company parties or enjoy one of our scheduled events.
Where can we connect with you? (Share website, social channels, contact information)
Make sure to schedule in a visit to Fort 54 Paintball in your activity calendar – you won’t regret it!
Learn more about them with their business listing here.