You won’t have trouble finding a construction company to build you a house, but not many can conjure a haunted mansion. With a focus on building escape rooms and Halloween attractions, Thrill Builders has made its mark in a strange niche. Guy Kitchell appeared on the latest episode of Shark Tank and got a deal with Lori Greiner, Jason Blum and Kevin O’Leary. As of 2023, Thrill Builders is worth an estimated $1.25 million.
About Guy Kitchell
Guy came into the Tank with a lot of surprises, showcasing some of the scariest props from his company. However, that was just the tip of the iceberg, as Thrill Builders offers more than just spooky props.
Guy created the company as a one-stop shop for themed facilities and has owned a couple of businesses in the past. Kitchell’s first venture was Klima Deodorant, which is far from his current industry. However, Guy has a passion for craftsmanship and giving others an engaging experience.
This led him to make creative Halloween props and effects in 2007. His love for the trade grew deeper until he started designing full-blown Halloween attractions. In 2015, he hired a team of artists, carpenters, CAD experts, and game designers to launch a line of escape rooms, called Escape in Time.
Founding Thrill Builders
Hiring a group of diverse professionals helped Guy Kitchell realize that there were not a lot of construction companies solely dedicated to making escape rooms and haunted houses. So, he made his own and named it Thrill Builders.
Apart from Halloween attractions, they also provide other amusement facilities for clients such as mini golf and laser tag. Their work was only construction and didn’t collect any franchise fees.
Many of their clients are profitable as they can make up to $200,000 per escape room annually. Thrill Builders blew up and got to work with brands like Walt Disney, Universal, National Geographic and Six Flags. Kitchell delivered an energetic presentation and had strong sales to back it up. It’s the first time in a while, three Sharks have done a deal together.
After Shark Tank
Despite only airing, the founder is already getting rammed with enquiries on his website. Considering it’s a high-value product, not many fans from the show will be willing to spend $10,000 to $70,000 for an escape room. The deal with the three Sharks should close within three to six months.
To see what it’s all about, you contact Guys’s team to discuss your options and prices. They have 15 ready-made themes, but they can also build you a custom theme. So far, Thrill Builders has created puzzles for nearly 8,000 clients globally.
Thrill Builders ships internationally, install everythings and will work with your staff to ensure your staff know how to operate everything. Guy Kitchell’s niche construction company is at the top of its industry and showing no signs of giving up that spot.