We travel to wherever you are holding your function - primarily throughout North America but
occasionally overseas. Here are a few of the testimonials we have received from organizations large and small:
“...thanks again for another wonderful event! [The Great American Bike Giveaway] really made everyone
feel like a team working towards something tangible, as well as working to do something that would make a difference
outside of our organization. As a result people started talking about all of various volunteer work, community
service functions each person has been involved in and it has inspired more people to get involved in their
“I absolutely had a blast with the Wheel or No Wheel. All the feedback I have heard was excellent.
Katahdin Valley Health Center
“I must thank you for a great time yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed the
Spy Class. I've referred you to a colleague who plans to host a conference in May. I will refer you, throughout our
company. You were great!”
“Thank you for [Wheel or No Wheel]... everyone had a wonderful time...
I have heard nothing but good comments from everyone! ...you did a great job!”
Midwest Heritage Bank
“Ant & the Grasshopper is a great solution to meeting the specific
needs of a company’s diverse employee base. They were professional and prepared. It was great that the
administrator even spent time talking with our meeting attendees to tailor the Team Building event to our group.
Landers & Partners
“Spy School was a fantastic activity for our holiday outing. The team
is still talking about it and we will have many great memories to share in the future. Excellent job and I hope we
get a chance to work together again.”
“I got the DVD and CD... They are great! Thank you so much. We had a
great time! The students are still talking about it and say it was the best teambuilding yet! Thanks for a
terrific day. We would love to do another teambuilding event with you.”
“Once again, we were elated with the resulting camaraderie, team work,
self realization and fun had by all during "Operation: 4th & Long". The staff at The Ant & the Grasshopper
couldn’t have been easier or nicer to work with; not to mention, they were incredibly flexible, catering our team
building activity to our overall event theme. We have worked with several team building companies in the past, and
have never received as much positive feedback from our employees as we do when using Ant & Grasshopper. Thanks and
see you next year!”
Square 1 Bank
“We loved working with your team. We had a fantastic time at our last
event with you and would love to do something similar at a dinner + partyish event at our castle.”
“[Wok-Athon] was such a beautiful disaster – and everyone had a great time.
It’s tough to hold these guys’ attention for longer than 20 minutes after such a long day. But you guys did a
great job at reeling them in and we certainly consider it a success! Thanks so much for pulling this together
with such short notice.”
Stream Global Services
“I just wanted to tell you again how much fun everyone here at BCM had
on Friday. The teams are still talking about their challenges and everyone here cannot wait to see the CD. It's
quite a feat to get some of these engineers to have fun, and they all did! A tribute to you and your company.”
“I just wanted to let you know that everyone had a blast on Tuesday
down the North End and at lunch. The group truly enjoyed themselves, and the folks on your team were awesome.
Everyone is still ranting about it. I’m glad all of you came back to the restaurant. Good company, food, music,
laughs, and all around fun. What a fabulous day! Please be sure to thank your team and let them know everyone had
a ball and enjoyed them during their role playing and after. Thanks again, and I’m sure you will be hearing from
me, as well as others throughout the company for more future business.”
“I got many positive reviews from the Orlando team. Please let me know
if you are available to conduct Spy School in Fort Worth.”
“[Escape from Exile Island] ...thank you! We really had a great time. I
was speaking with someone the other day and I highly recommended your company.”
Woodside Montessori Academy
“...all loved [the customized, team building murder mystery] and we all
thought that it was just what we needed, especially after having such a tough day! It was very entertaining and so
great that we could weave the goals [of communication building] in without anyone realizing it! As always, you did
an outstanding job and we couldn't be happier!”
“On behalf of Amgen – Massachusetts I would like to thank Ant & the
Grasshopper for making our team-building event a complete success. We had 170 employees participate in the Great
American Bike Giveaway. Our team worked hard with the guidance of facilitators Kevin, Jessie, and Craig to put
together 31 bikes for the Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge. The Ant & Grasshopper Team made the event fun,
easy, and hassle–free. Their flexibility and attention to the detail made this event a complete success and I
look forward to working with them in the future. To end a day with 31 happy children and 170 inspired employees was
a win-win for all!”
“...everybody enjoyed it to the fullest. I
received many phone calls with some excellent feedback. Thanks for making it a success..!!”
“Thanks again for a great evening last weekend at the Newseum in DC.
All the attendees had a great time.”
Young Presidents Organization, Philadelphia Chapter
“This is the third year now that the Ant and the Grasshopper have put
together our annual team building event and once again they performed to perfection. Their staff is extremely
professional and the events they plan for us are excellent. I would recommend them to any size organization.”
“We all had a great time and very much enjoyed the program.
You'll definitely hear from us again for future program coordination. Thanks again and keep up the good work!”
Newton Community Development Foundation
“...thanks again for a wonderful time! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed
“Thanks so much for your help, and for Tim’s help in making our event a big success!
Everyone really liked [The Great American Trike/Bike Giveaway] and had a lot of fun. One of the comments I received by a few
different people… 'I usually don’t like team building events, but this one was different. It was a lot of fun and it was nice
to know that it was for a good cause.' Thanks.”
“...your team did a fantastic job... all of us really enjoyed the murder mystery and the performances.”
“...we had a great time!!”
“Thank you so much! The party was great! Everyone here has said it was the best
party ever. The actors were a blast, and I was impressed by the amount of research your organization did... It really was
“Thanks, we had a great time – lots of Fun!”
“...everyone had a lot of fun with the teambuilding and I have definitely been
passing your name along to others within the company.”
“Yesterday's [team building program] was fantastic - everyone who participated has
said that it was a very worthwhile experience. We were all amazed at the creativity of the program as well. Thanks.”
CR Bard, Davol Inc.
“The events that the Ant & the Grasshopper
have organized for our company have become the most talked about events in company history! The Ant & the Grasshopper is very
easy to work with and makes sure everyone is participating and having fun no matter what their age or status in the company. I
would recommend them to anyone and will definitely be working with them again!”
“This was the first company-wide event that everyone wanted to participate in, and
the feedback was terrific! One person said, “I thought it would be fun, but it was even better than I anticipated!” We
haven’t laughed that hard together for a long time….and the joking and camaraderie still continues. The first thing the CEO
and President said that following day was, “plan to bring them back again!” So we’ll definitely be in touch. Many thanks for
lots of fun.”
The Bostonian Group
“We did the Incredible Race down in Colorado Springs for our annual company retreat
and it was by far the BEST team building event anyone has ever done. We hired some limos to take each team around town and it
was an excellent opportunity to get to know each other. The “challenges” that Ant and Grasshopper came up with were so creative
and fun! Each team was given a digital camera to take pictures for the day, which was a great way to capture the memories on
film! The event had everyone engaged and laughing! Great job Kevin! You were a pleasure to work with!”
“THANK YOU to you and all your team members. Everyone had a
great time. I have received multiple compliments on the entertainment and they all want to know how I can "top" it next year.
You made my job easier by being so organized - and the age levels you accommodated was awesome. Thanks again.”
“Fantastic, thanks so much.”
“Thank you! The interns had such a blast! I am sure we will be seeing each other
in the future.”
Vitale, Caturano & Co.
“I wanted to let you know how much everyone loved The Incredible Race! [Tim] did a
wonderful job of planning and setting everything up and getting everyone psyched for the Incredible Race. It was a great
twist to a fun show that brought teams together in a fun and creative way that was far from the norm. I will definitely call
The Ant and the Grasshopper again for any future team building and entertainment needs. Thank you so much for everything!”
“Our group had a great time... Tim did a great job hosting our day of espionage.
Your programs are such a hit! I'd be happy to serve as a reference. Thank you for everything!”
“We had a very sucessful event on July 27 with Tim leading the Incredible Race
Challenge for our residents. The morning was filled with laughter, team cheers and a bit of competitive energy. I really
enjoyed working with Tim. The entire staff was professional and friendly with our residents. Everyone showed up on
time and were dressed appropriately. I really appreciate the ease of managing this wonderful event for our residents. Thank you!!”
Lincoln Military Housing, Virginia Beach, VA
“This year's customized outing really promoted teamwork, as well as creative
thinking and innovation! I think the digital component really kicked it up a notch, as well!”
“I wanted to personally thank you and your team for facilitating the CSI
teambuilding activity at Gillette Stadium during our offsite last week. I only wish we were able to dedicate more time
since it received rave reviews! People are still talking about how much fun they had! I am so sorry we had to rush it
at the end but truly appreciated your flexibility and professionalism in bringing the activity to a close. You have my
“Our managers had an excellent time solving the problems for Spy School, and the
debriefing session at the end was hilarious! The program exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend The
Ant and the Grasshopper to any other organization looking for a fun team building activity.”
“We recently completed our first Team Builder with The Ant & the Grasshopper.
Needless to say it was a tremendous hit with everyone. Even the skeptics ended up having a great time. I think we will
be talking about this event, until the next Ant & Grasshopper event tops it.”
“The Incredible Race was great!!!! Tim did a wonderful job. Everyone had a great time...
Thanks again and I will be in touch.”
Community School of Naples
“What a fantastic and innovative approach to team building! [Spy School] was by far the
best team building activity I have seen.”
“The experience The Ant & the Grasshopper brought to Reebok was unparalleled to
any other. My colleague and I are continuing to receive accolades as to how much fun the teams had while participating in
your events. Some members called this their best Team Building experience ever, as well as their best Reebok event ever.
Thanks for bringing this to us!
“The Ant and the Grasshopper pulled off a fabulous event for CSN Stores.
If you think team building activities are made for small groups, think again. With a group of 250 people I thought I'd
never find a company to pull off a great event for that many people, but the Ant and the Grasshopper did it and we would
absolutely hire them again”
“Thanks again for a great program. Spy School was a big hit with all of the meeting
attendees. In reviewing the survey results from the meeting, it scored the highest of all the content of this 3 day meeting.
It was a lot of fun and I heard comments like “We should always have a program like this at our meetings.” The pictures have
already made the rounds throughout the company. The laughs continue on!”
“Everyone was able to participate in the scavenger hunt and had the opportunity
to learn a lot about one another on their teams. It was a pleasure working with the facilitators of the Ant and Grasshopper
team, who were very well organized, down to earth and a lot of fun! We look forward to working with you in the future!
“I have to tell you what a great time our firm had participating in the "Incredible
Race". I must say the digital version was well worth the extra money to see all the other teams. Some of the
testimonials included: "That was one heck of a day I spent with you guys on Friday. I had a ball. Those memories
will last me the rest of my life. They are many and a lot of them make me feel like I was in high school or college again."
A.W., Partner; "I had the best time with you all Friday morning. I am not sure how much fun the other teams had, but for me -
it was as fun as any Vegas trip that I have taken! Thank you all!" D. McC., Senior Accountant; "I think the best part of our
team was everybody contributed. Thanks for making my first Company event an unbelievable experience. The whole day really
cemented the fact that I have come to work with the right company. The fact that we won was just icing on the cake. What a
great day!" J. P., Healthcare Consultant; "The Incredible Race enabled a variety of people from different departments and
locations to work together on a team in this unique setting. Everyone came together with the same mission and goals to win,
using communication and strategic planning without even realizing it. I highly recommend this type of event for companies,
groups and individuals for teambuilding and just plain fun." D. H., Human Resources
“We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment [Frosty the Dead Man]... a great interactive program
that kept the entertainment coming through the entire event. Thanks.”
“The murder mystery Holiday party [Frosty the Dead Man] was a blast. Many of our employees said it was one of our best parties yet. They
really enjoyed the interactiveness the whole night. Once again, thank you all very much and we will be happy to refer your company to
anyone anytime. ”
“On behalf of our planning committee and the entire staff here at NESPIN, again,
just wanted to say thanks for yesterday’s murder mystery [Close Encounters of the Worst Kind]. The musician and actors did a great job. I know it wasn’t the easiest group
to control, but you all did an excellent job. The live music was a nice added touch. You guys are the talk of the office today,
and I think a lot of the employees still think that “Albert” really was the food and beverage manager at Lake Pearl Luciano’s.
It was good to see the employees laugh so hard at themselves and your presentation. Thanks again to you and your team.”
New England State Police Information Network
The evening went very well and our folks had a great time. Thank you very much.”
“The show “Not the Academy Awards” that your group put on for our company was
sensational. Everyone enjoyed themselves very much. It is still being talked about within the company and the photos that
were taken showed everyone having a great time. The band and the vocalist were great and the song you wrote for our company
went over extremely well. We most certainly will be using your group again.”
“We had an absolutely wonderful experience. This scavenger hunt got everyone
involved and they enjoyed doing it. We have had so much positive feedback from our employees that we don’t know how we will
top it next year. Thank you to Tim and the staff who helped put this on. The gains we made in team building are
immeasurable. Thank you again, it was a great experience.”
“It was an absolute pleasure working with your organization. Thank you again for
your services...it was a phenomenal outing.”
“Spy School was great! Our employees are somewhat hard to please and they
absolutely loved it! We heard nothing but positive responses from all who participated. It was an innovative and
entertaining way to get everyone participating and interacting with each other. Our company would gladly use The Ant
and the Grasshopper again.”
A Fortune 500 engineering company
“Thank you again for the work that you and your team did for our kick-off...
The feedback from the team has been very positive; everyone had fun and felt it was a great team-building
“Very well organized, interesting missions, good utilization of resources in the
area, lots of fun, and wonderful actors- would do it all over again if I had the chance!”
Securian Financial Group
“The team building was received very well by everyone who attended.
Thanks for making our POE a memorable event.”
“I can't think of a better way to bring people together to accomplish a task and
build upon relationships. A great time had by all! Excellent job, will definitely use A&G again!! Thanks!”
“Thank you so much for creating such a great event for us... We had a blast!”
Minnesota Life Insurance Company
“We had a true International team in for our event (over 20 countries represented)
and Spy School really engaged everyone and helped to break the ice. People were talking about it for the rest of the week.
We couldn't have hoped for anything more perfect! Thank you for making this the most talked about event ever!”
“We had a BLAST!!! It was sooooo much fun, I can’t wait to do it again!!!
The stories are hilarious and I can’t wait to get a copy of the pictures! I will gladly forward your information to
anyone that may be looking for a teambuilding event. Mark was great fun to work with...”
“I want to thank you (many times) because every comment I’ve received
from the team after your event has been over-the-top positive. Simply put, everyone had a GREAT time! Again,
many thanks for all you’ve done – we look forward to another opportunity to work with you again in the future.”
“Our staff loved the Holiday murder mystery, "Good (and Dead) King Wenceslas".
Some said it was the best Holiday party ever!”
“I do want to thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Everyone in our
company raved about this team building activity, it was better than anything we have ever done! As a matter of fact we
have decided to use you again for more of our company outings!!! We were in need of a fun and creative break and we
certainly had that and more, we learned about ourselves, our teams and our company and had an overall wonderful and
exciting experience with Kevin and your staff! Thanks again and we certainly look forward to our next adventure together!”
“Just wanted to pass along my thanks for an event very well done! Tim did an
excellent job facilitating the event and making it fun for everyone. I've heard nothing but positive comments from teammates
since we completed our Spy School event. I've passed along information on your company to other members within Cargill - and
hopefully you'll see some additional Cargill teams taking advantage of the great team building events you've created. Thanks
“Thanks – we had a great time. Everyone did an excellent job.”
“I wanted to thank the Ant and Grasshopper team for coming out and
facilitating a wonderful event for our group. People learned more about each other and basically had fun. Please send
our big thanks to Tim Dennis and the actors for facilitating the event for us.”
“My staff was not the easiest group to get together for a teambuilding event
and they were quite surprised that the event scheduled, was the Incredible Race. They had a blast at this event and they
really enjoyed seeing the pictures at the end. I hope to do another event in the near future.”
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Thanks to The Ant And The Grasshopper, our company outing was a
great success and everyone commented on the teambuilding exercises and how much fun they had. Kevin was always
one step ahead of everyone and had a quick wit and great sense of humor.
From the President of our company: “I think I am not alone in saying that yesterday's event was a complete success.”
From a co-worker: “I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at the outing yesterday, thanks for all your hard
work!! You make it look easy, but I know it's not.”
“After a recent acquisition, the merging of old and new employees had
proven to be quite a challenge. However, the Wacky Olympics was just the right program to pull everyone together.
Apprehension was soon replaced with excitement! The reviews have been outstanding even from the most discerning
of employees. The Ant and the Grasshopper are superb!”
“Our team really enjoyed The Ant & Grasshopper hunt in Las Vegas,
it was challenging and fun, testing our resourcefulness, time management skills and ability to formulate a plan as a team.
People are still talking about it after the conference. The facilitators were well-organized, and proved that you can learn
and laugh at the same time.”
Lend Lease Foundation Americas
“SupplyCore’s exercise included employees from all around the world ranging
from 22 years old to 55 years old; over half of which were new employees. Because of our wide range of ages and cultures,
Spy Hunt was the perfect team building event for us. Everyone felt included and was able to participate. We left Las Vegas
with new relationships, a strong competitive drive, and lots of funny stories.”
“Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Spy School.
I've gotten only positive feedback and it was apparent during the event that everyone was having a great time. Mark
did a wonderful job keeping things interesting, fun and keeping us in line! I wish we had more time but Mark was
able to give us a great time and a learning experience in the limited time we had available. Thanks...”
Fortune 500 Insurance Company
“[Balls! is a] fun way to work together as a group and get out of your comfort
zone in a supportive environment... I look at my co-worker's behavior/communication style differently now... [I] learned
that it is good to let your hair down once in awhile with peers...”
“Thank you for putting on such a fantastic event. Our entire team commented
on how fun and well put together it was. By the far the best we have ever done!”
“I wanted to let you know that our folks have said nothing but great things
about the Incredible Race! There have been comments like "this was the most fun we've ever had at a meeting" , "this team
building event really brought the group together which is exactly what we needed" , "I don't think I've ever laughed so
much at a work event". They truly had a great time and learned a lot about each other and focused their strategies as
true champions and team mates to get to the finish line. I think that was probably evident from the pictures. Thanks
again and Darlene and I have already recommended you to many others in our organization.”
FYI As a result of their recommendation we have facilitated
our Incredible Race (digital version) for three more
Johnson & Johnson companies, who in turn have happily recommended us to even more departments and companies within J&J.
“Thank you so much for a fun, well-organized event. My group had so much fun
and they're still talking about it days later. We will definitely use your services again in the future. Many Thanks! ”
“When a team building event was first mentioned, of course, we were met with
apprehension. However, after participating in The Scalawags and Hooligans scavenger hunt on the Las Vegas strip, the group
of conservative accountants would definitely do it again. They were able to show their wild side and had a great time.”
Ernst & Young
“I have been racking my brain to come up with an appropriate quote for you.
It is so hard because there are so many great things to say about our [Wacky Olympics] event. Mark was perfectly suited for the company
and everyone’s sense of humor and temperament. The other facilitators were a joy to work with. The games were a combination
between riotous fun and actual communication and cooperation between people who otherwise would never have interacted so
closely. Honestly speaking, most of the participants were highly skeptical about what they were embarking upon by agreeing
to attend. However, everyone walked away having had a great time, a positive attitude and a new look at their coworkers.
That could not have been accomplished if your company and coworkers hadn’t outdone themselves so spectacularly, and if the
Ant and the Grasshopper hadn’t lived up to everything they promised to provide in their event. The event was so enjoyable;
I have been asked what other types of activities you provide. So, you may hear from us again later this year! Thank you
again for all of your help and attention. It has been greatly appreciated!”
Delaware County Housing Authority
“[To Kill a Spy] went very well. The students enjoyed themselves. There was
quite a bit of laughing and yelling from table to table.”
Whittemore School of Business and Economics,
University of New Hampshire
“Thank you so much for the time and effort that you and your team had organized for our group.
Everyone had a great time!!”
“Thanks again for all of your efforts. The program [Spy Ring©] was fantastic.”
“Thanks for Everything, Mr Big!! We had a great time! I still think my team
should've got an extra 10,000 points for being the dirtiest scalawags!!”
“I want to let you know how pleased we were with the Spy School activity
and Kevin's facilitation at our retreat function. The Spy School team-building event, as led by Kevin, was the perfect
conclusion to our retreat. It got everyone working and problem-solving together in a very fun and competitive atmosphere.
Everyone who participated had a great time and we can't thank Kevin enough. We definitely won't hesitate to use The Ant
and the Grasshopper again in the future for all of our team-building needs. Thanks and I look forward to working with
“Thank you so much for all of the work that Kevin did for us. Our group had a
blast and truly did enjoy the [Hunt of Dreams] team event [a custom written, one-of-a-kind, window building scavenger hunt!]. Thanks again
to Kevin... Hope to work with you in the future.”
MI Windows & Doors
“Wanted to thank you
again for a very impressive team building event you held for our company.
Your event was just what our team needed in the aftermath of the hurricane!
I have received numerous emails & comments from our team expressing how well
it was run and how much fun they had. Your event was very well received and
delivered on the benefits as promised! It was successful beyond our expectations.
Thank you again.”
“Excellent job!! The owners and their
families enjoyed their adventure very much. Thank you for all your efforts on such
short notice. Your choice of a facilitator [Tim] was awesome. Thanks again for making their
trip a wonderful adventure!”
JT Walker Industries
“We loved Illinois Jones and the Hidden Treasure of Wetamrok! I would be happy to be a reference for you.”
Upstate USA Inc.
“We had a great time with the canoe [team building] event except... there were some sore bodies the next day. Thanks again for your help. It was a GREAT event."”
“I cannot say enough about The Ant and the Grasshopper! Kevin [and his facilitators] made a fantastic team at our corporate Summer Celebration. I
find no reason to search any further for a group to concoct family-oriented or team-building events. Kevin will be working on a proposal for our next
Alfa Laval Inc.
"A great approach. Great program! [Spy School] really got everyone
warmed up and moving around. An absolutely fun experience. The facilitator was excellent. Nothing
could have been improved. It was perfect. Yes! We will use The Ant and the Grasshopper again! Let's do more!"
"The game show was incredible! Kevin is a great facilitator for this well done show.
His quick wit and timing was only matched by his thorough preparation in making the show unique for our company. Everyone had an
incredible time, we had a lot of fun and learned a lot about each other. We will definitely use more of your innovative programs.
A fantastic teambuilding event delivered by a class act company!!”
"[The scavenger hunt] was so much fun! You guys were awesome!
Great job and we had so much fun! The "Hunters" are still talking about it! A perfect team building event.
"Spy School has been a great addition to our leadership training
program. Not only does it complement the overall objectives of our program but the various exercises
and activities within Spy School provides us with an opportunity to reinforce the various leadership
skills we are teaching. Kevin and his team are extremely organized and professional. Kevin puts a
lot of work into his programs and will do whatever is necessary to make sure his clients are happy. We
have used his team building expertise for several years and will continue to work with him in the future!"
Fortune 500 Insurance Company