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Our Story

The Background

Heron Events, LLC started out as Total Production Services, Inc., founded by Rick Bryda in 1996. In 2023, Rick retired and sold the company to Leif Heron, who later renamed the company as Heron Events, LLC.​


Total Production Services, Inc. began as a stage company that has evolved into a production company offering a range of services, such as lighting, bleachers, risers, stages, and small audio and video systems. Our main focus is on special events, including corporate events, fundraisers, galas, weddings, and political/government events. We also provide services for high school proms, graduations and other school events, private parties, fashion shows, and sporting events. 


At Heron Events, LLC, we will work any size job - from the smallest stage to the largest multi-day event. We specialize in working with non-profit organizations and individuals. Visit our Services page for a full list of services we offer!

Who We Are

And who we work with!


Our client list includes: Angels Among Us, Cary Christian School, Convention of States, Dress for Success Triangle NC, Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Durham Convention Center, Durham Performing Arts Center, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, House of Hope NC, John Deere, Miss Voluptuous Pageant, NC Arts in Action, NC Central University, NC Nurses Association, NC State University, Public School Forum of NC, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, SAFEchild Raleigh NC, School of Rock, Shaw University, St. Augustine's University, Stage Door Dance, Stop Soldier Suicide, Thriving Women Conference, Triangle Day School, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Mt. Olive, and US SOCOM.


We also work with many local wedding and event planners such as: A Southern Soiree, Airbound Entertainment, Atlas Production Group, Earthquake Productions, Ferrera Entertainment, Kelly Odom Flowers, Earthquake Productions, Events by La Fete, Mitchell Casteel Catering, Party Reflections, and RMB Audio.


Some of the venues that we have been approved to work in include: Angus Barn Pavilion, Brier Creek Country Club, Cannon Room, Carolina Country Club, Cotton Room, Dorton Arena, Historic Market Hall, Junction West, Kinston Country Club, Merrimon-Wynne House, NC Museum of Art, Olde Raleigh Distillery, Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh Union Station, RTP Hilton and Marriott Crabtree, Tandem, The Grove at City Market, Walnut Creek Country Club, and Weaver Street Market.

An 8 foot by 8 foot stage. On top is a clear acrylic lectern with a wireless microphone attached to a gooseneck. There is a blue SafeChild banner behind the stage.

Hours of Operation

At Heron Events, LLC, our office is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Outside of those hours, we are often reachable by email. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let us help you plan your next event!

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