Bill Hardt has been producing events in San Diego since 1993 in the Corporate, Incentive and Association markets in the hospitality industry. For the better part of 15 years he has been designing programs and events in the fields of Transportation, Tours, Activities, Décor, Florals, Entertainment, Sound and Lighting. The client list amassed in that time is so immense, we decided to supply a short list for your convenience: The San Diego Convention Center Corporation, Meeting Planners International, San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Association of Exhibit Managers (IAEM), La Costa Resort & Spa, San Diego Zoological Society, Paradise Point Resort & Spa, Great American Custom Insurance, Sea World, ASAE, GenRad, Rancho Bernardo Inn, CenterPlate, Kohlberg Kravitz & Roberts, TruGreen LandCare, National Black MBA Association, and many more.
In 1996, the San Diego Zoological Society approached Bill to look at producing the San Diego Pride Parties as the previous promoter had challenges continuing on with the events. After careful consideration, Bill agreed to produce the 1997 San Diego Zoo Party. Once word hit the streets, the San Diego Pride Committee engaged a conversation with Bill to see if he would be interested in producing the entire weekend’s events since he was already going to produce the Zoo Party. Bill agreed and began producing the Official San Diego Pride Parties in 1997 under the company name of “PowerHouse Productions” with his business partner at the time. A magnificent decade of events was produced and executed for the Pride Celebrations and because of the patrons support we were able to raise a tremendous amount to donate back into the community. Please see the “Philanthropy” page for past & present philanthropic donations by Bill Hardt’s efforts by and through his companies.
Following the 2007 Pride Parties, Bill Hardt and his partner, in both the corporate and pride party business decided it was an appropriate time to go their separate ways, and they dissolved the businesses and agreements between them.
Today, Bill Hardt is proud to be continuing his work creating extraordinary Community celebrations, with an emphasis on producing events in main stream venues creatively, responsibly and intelligently for the satisfaction of all communities involved. The same level of production and entertainment value you experienced with him at PowerHouse Productions will continue with him at his own company where he is the sole owner of Bill Hardt Presents. He and his team truly look forward to many years of service to you, the patrons and supporters of this community.