Game-changing service

June 1, 2021  |  Profile

Customer service, collaboration and creativity spell success. by Cathy Broberg It turns out that tailgating can be a precursor to more than just a fun afternoon or a successful game on the field. Sometimes it can be the start to growing a business.  That was the case for Tailgate Guys LLC, which st…
An entrepreneurial mindset

December 1, 2020  |  Profile

For Elite Events and Rentals, downtime during the pandemic creates an opportunity for business planning.  by Cathy Broberg In normal times, Brandon Ahlgren, founder and owner of Elite Events and Rentals LLC, would be keeping a hectic pace. “You take every job you can—go, go, go; get it, get…
Classic Tents & Events relies on creativity and collaboration in good times and bad

October 1, 2020  |  Profile

By Cathy Broberg Steven Eisenstein, president of Classic Tents & Events, has always valued out-of-the-box thinking, creativity and a willingness to learn. These characteristics have allowed him to step into a new industry mid-career, discover ways to grow and diversify his company, and now pivot…
A V Party Rentals: where family get-togethers happen daily

August 1, 2020  |  Profile

by Cathy Broberg In 1973, Pat and Roger Parr purchased a five-year-old rental company in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. Chances are, the couple could not have predicted what that transaction would lead to. More than 40 years later, A V Party Rentals (originally All Valley Rental Center) remain…
From weddings to golf, Premier Event Rentals flexes its creative muscle

June 1, 2020  |  Profile

by Cathy Broberg Who doesn’t yearn for work that involves creativity, problem solving and variety? That combination can keep you on your toes, and before you know it, you’ve spent your entire career in one industry. At least that’s the case for Andrew Ussher, president and co-owner of Premier …
Smart growth for Pelican Tents & Events

April 1, 2020  |  Profile

Pelican Tents & Events grows with a focus on family and excellent customer service. by Cathy Broberg In a region with a season dedicated to crawfish and an early spring calendar jam-packed with Mardi Gras celebrations, it’s no wonder that Moss Duvall uses the word “fun” to describe his wor…
A Classic Party Rental keeps customers in focus

December 1, 2019  |  Profile

A family business evolves into tent and party rental, keeping customer needs top-of-mind. by Maura Keller Family businesses have long been a staple of the American economy. And A Classic Party Rental in Indianapolis, Ind., founded in 1989 by members of the Hawkins and Bayt family, is the quintessent…
U.S. Tent Rental Inc. grows into a major tent and event rental provider

October 1, 2019  |  Profile

The Boyle family turned a small seasonal business into a booming Florida tent and event rental company. by Jake Kilju Peanuts’ Charlie Brown looked at a limp pine branch and saw the potential for a beautiful Christmas tree.  Tim Boyle, along with his father and brother, looked at a small Chri…