miketoadvinepresidentWhile finishing graduate school at Western KY University, Mike Toadvine began selling for the Clayton Company.  At the time, they were selling park and playground equipment in Western Kentucky. As business grew, Mike relocated to Louisville, KY in 1976. Shortly after that in 1979, Clayton Company became Dant Clayton through the acquisition of a metal bleacher manufacturer out of Alabama. The change in name helped to re-brand the business into a more full-service manufacturer and distributor.

Toadvine Enterprises traces its roots back to a point when Mike Toadvine bought the rights to distribute Dant Clayton products in Kentucky. At the time, Dant Clayton manufactured metal bleachers and maintained a sales and distribution team. When they decided to just be a manufacturer, it was a natural transition for Mike to purchase rights to the distribution...thus began the start of Toadvine Enterprises as we know it today. 

Since the late 1980s, Toadvine has become a strong brand name throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, awardwinningand parts of Ohio.  We have recently added Alabama and Mississippi to our service geography.  As business has changed, Toadvine has adapted to industry changes. The business has always been passionate about servicing customers and as a result, the product line offerings have grown from outdoor bleachers to indoor seating for gyms and auditoriums, athletic equipment including ball goal and volleyball systems, scoreboards, and a host of other niche products.

Today Toadvine Enterprises is still a family-owned and operated business. Both of Mike's sons are in the business. Chris Toadvine handles large project sales alongside Mike, and specializes in the design and build of outdoor grandstand solutions.  Ben Toadvine specializes in selling Toadvine's maintenance and inspection services. 

Toadvine has grown to a team of twenty seven (27) full-time employees. You can learn more about the team on our Toadvine team page. 

We'd love to add you to our community of happy customers. Contact us today!