27 Years of Passion and Dedication
Serving Valued Customers

Our Story

Spectrum was officially launched in 1992 as an infant with modest beginnings company based in a now-legendary garage. However, our hospitality vision, experience, and know-how started to take root long before that when Dave Smalley, Founder & CEO, spent twelve years in the restaurant industry. This is where he began to hone his hospitality philosophy and skills. He and a core team began serving the Houston Open in 1984. Today it remains one of our most valued clients.

As a privately held Texas corporation, Spectrum’s growth was steady and calculated. Diversification played a large role in the success enjoyed. Hard work and long hours were, and are still to this day, a hallmark of Spectrum. Now celebrating its 28th Anniversary, Spectrum is upwards of 100 million dollars in annual sales.

Creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships is a core Spectrum value, whether those relationships are with staff or with clients. It is the foundation of our success. Spectrum’s family of clients now reaches across the United States and Canada, and our Catering, Concessions and Special Event services are unrivaled.

Headquartered near The Woodlands, Texas, Spectrum has been able to successfully operate throughout the United States and Canada. Spectrum is indeed incorporated in both Canada and the U.S.

Spectrum’s growth has been fueled by referrals, word of mouth, and reputation as well as target acquisitions. Spectrum has a zero advertising budget and no sales force.

By owning all of our own equipment, our own trucking, and having a full-time experienced salaried management team Spectrum enjoys an extreme competitive advantage over all others and with negligible debt.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to exceed the client’s expectations by providing the highest quality, value-based hospitality, delivered on time in an interesting presentation by friendly, knowledgeable hospitality professionals, with pampered customer care as their primary focus. We are passionate about our work, loyal to our co-workers, and dedicated to you.

Our Purpose

Spectrum’s stated purpose of business is to change people’s lives, that of its clients by providing a worry free, valued experience and that of its associates by positively affecting their quality of life.

Our Founder

Dave Smalley, Founder and CEO
Education: University of Houston BS Hotel and Restaurant Management 1979; Cum Laude

Beginning to take root in the restaurant business in 1980. Born out of a need to grow restaurant revenues in a down economy in the early ‘80s, Dave looked outside the four walls of restaurant life and began to establish catering and concession operations. Soon, Dave began to bring new ideas to the industry that were, and are to this day, cutting edge in presentation and operation. In 1992, Dave started Spectrum and continues to transform the industry; he is the clear, established leader in many facets of hospitality services.

Dave is known for his hands-on approach to hospitality management and has grown an experienced management team second to none.