A Little Bit of Who We Are

Philly Hops is a Team Building and Leadership Development Company based in Philadelphia that specializes in experiential team building activities. Our trainers and leaders are all professionals in their fields with credentials ranging from degrees in organizational development, to game designers and teachers of improvisational comedy. Launched in 1999, now a firmly established team development company, Philly Hops uses only the finest and most cost effective meeting spaces, hotels and personalities for our very unique team building activities.

What is Philly Hops?

Philly Hops is a team building and training company based out of Philadelphia. While we are happy to do our programs anywhere, we have an especially strong presence in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and the North East corridor. Travel is never an issue for us though. Wherever you are we will come to you.

How long have you been in business?

We have been in business since 1998.

Why should I choose Philly Hops for our training and team building programs?

Here is the top ten list of reasons why executives from publicly held corporations, privately owned corporations, trade organizations, associations and social groups contact Philly Hops to book their team development programs.

1. You can rely on our responsive team of professionals who have years of experience in the special events and training industry.

2. We design programs that train and entertain. Our programs get 100% participation!

3. We personalize programs before and on the spot to meet your groups needs.

4. Attention to detail is a driving force in everything we do.

5. We will work closely with you to achieve your goals.

6.We are nimble and great at last minute jobs!

7. We care!

8. You can have peace of mind using us. We know what we’re doing.

9. We listen to you!

10. We will make you look like a hero and a genius. That’s our job!

How do I work with Philly Hops?

When you first contact us we will go over the different programs and help you choose the one that fits your needs. We will send you a written proposal. Then you have enough information and are comfortable we send you a contract. From then on we will take it from your hands. No need for you to worry! All you have to do is show up that day and enjoy the program!

How much does it cost for a Philly Hops event or team building program?

Team Building Programs typically range from $2,500 – $7,000 depending upon the complexity of the program and the size of your group. Training programs can go higher, Interactive Entertainment Events can be lower. We’ll be happy to give you an exact price when we know what program you are interested in, the size of your group and its goals. Nothing hidden. Our quotes will always tell you exactly how much money your program costs. No more and no less.

This is beyond our budget. What can we do?

We do offer prototypes, programs that have only been done once or are new, at discounted prices. They are great programs that we are about to launch. Go to our “Special Promotion” section to see some of them and also ask us if there are other new programs on the horizon. There surely will be!

Are the programs on the website the only ones you do?

No, we may have a few more up our sleeves. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our site give us a call and we will see what we can do.

How much lead time do you need?

As little or as much time as you can give. We have planned hugely successful events for large groups with as little as a weeks notice and great events for smaller groups with as little as three days notice! But of course more time is better!

Who are your facilitators?

Our core staff have long years of experience in training and development, the hospitality field, and the creative arts. Their backgrounds range from psychologists, team building trainers, professional athletes, special events planners, award winning game designers, professional chefs, and experts in improvisational comedy.

Must we have a meeting space?

It is highly recommended. An important part of the team building experience is for the entire group to be together. The best time to insure this is in a private room either during or before and after their activity. Opening icebreakers, energizers, finales and closing debriefs all need a quiet, private space. These parts of a program are great for camaraderie building… why let your team miss them by doing your opening or closing standing on a street corner or in a lobby somewhere.

Does the cost of the program include the off-site venue?

The program cost does not include the cost of a room rental.

Who arranges the venue…me?

Yes, sometimes we can give you recommendations but you make all the arrangements with the venue representative according to your needs.

Is your business licensed and insured?

Philly Hops is a licensed and insured tax paying Pennsylvania LLC.

How can I be added to your mailing list?

Just look for the Join our Newsletter icon at the top of all our page.

What do I receive for signing up for the mailing list?

You will get a newsletter with announcements, new programs, articles and updates.

How do I book Philly Hops for an event or team building program?

You can call us at 215 426-5644, Either begin by clicking on the “contact us” navigation bar link or by clicking on the “Request for Proposal” link on our navigation bar. By your filling out our “Request for Proposal” form and sending it to us you will give us valuable insights into what programs will suit your needs best so we can have ideas ready for you when we talk.

Will I talk to a living, breathing member of Philly Hops?

Our helpful, friendly professionals want nothing more then to assist you on a one-to-one basis. If we are not available at that moment we promise to return your call right away or at the latest in less then 24 hours. Call us at: 215 426-5644.

How do I make the most of calling Philly Hops

Be ready to answer the following questions that will get you on your way:

1. Proposed date of your program and possible time frame
2. City and State of Program
3. Proposed Venue if determined (hotel/training center/your facility?)
4. Any specific goals for your event: (fun, targeted training goals– or both, get to know you event, reward or celebration, etc.)
5. Number of people in the group
6. Demographics: (age/sex/career level/practical or creative types, etc.)
7. Which of our programs perked your interest?