Ever wanted to crush a car or operate heavy construction machinery? Extreme Sandbox can provide you with a chance to live out that childhood dream. Randy Stenger’s company offers a place where you can ‘play’ with excavators, bulldozers, and other equipment. How will the sharks receive this construction wonderland in
Shark Tank Extreme Sandbox Update
- Entrepreneur: Randy Stenger
- Business: Heavy equipment adventures
- Ask: $150,000 for 15% equity
- Result: $150,000 for 20% equity
- Shark: Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban
Randy’s pitch began with an at-home segment. He explained that his kids gave him the idea for Extreme Sandbox. He used his retirement and savings to start the business, leasing equipment and land. He turned 10 acres into the ultimate construction equipment wonderland.
When he arrived on
Randy told the sharks that he had $400,000 in revenue in the year before filming. He wanted to open a location in most major cities, starting with Dallas. Mark Cuban loved the idea. Randy’s big plan involved a central administration office and locations across the US as his scaling model.
Lori Greiner, though, didn’t see how the business would scale. She went out. Daymond John understood the appeal, but he went out as well. Robert Herjavec, on the other hand, wasn’t passionate about the idea.
Kevin offered $150,000 for 20% equity. Mark said that he had land in Dallas and wanted to go in for half with Kevin. When Kevin agreed, Randy took the deal! Let’s find out if Randy’s dream came true in our Extreme Sandbox update.
It looks like Extreme Sandbox is still going strong despite setbacks. The Dallas location opened on schedule, but the business shut down for a while during the pandemic in 2020. In 2022, the Dallas location lost its lease, leaving the Minnesota location as Randy’s only operating site. Despite this, our Extreme Sandbox update revealed that annual revenue is over $3.5 million.
You can learn more about the Extreme Sandbox experience on the company website.
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