A Classic Party Rental keeps customers in focus

December 1, 2019

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 quintessential family affair. Like many family businesses, …

U.S. Tent Rental Inc. grows into a major tent and event rental provider

October 1, 2019

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 Christmas tree tent and festival …

Canopies makes every tented event inviting and engaging

August 1, 2019

Canopies Events with Distinction focuses on customer relationships to bring events to life. Making annual events fresh, intriguing and appealing is a constant challenge for tent and event rental companies. And new events need to meet or exceed customer expectations. For co-owners David Hudak and Ken Hudak of Canopies Events with Distinction, Milwaukee, Wis., that …

Great Lakes Tent Co. achieves long-term success

June 1, 2019

Great Lakes Tent Co. grows as it provides long-term rentals to the automotive market. Great Lakes Tent Co. is not your ordinary tent rental company with typical clientele. Yes, the Warren, Mich.-based business serves a broad range of customers throwing corporate events, weddings and other private gatherings. But it has also carved out a unique …

Bryant’s Rent-All grows through three generations

April 1, 2019

The future of the company hung in the balance. By the early 1980s, Bryant’s Rent-All in Lexington, Ky., could continue to compete against low-priced big-box retailers for tool and equipment rentals or transition to tent and event rentals. Fast forward to today, the company now known as Bryant’s Rent-All Events and Tents is squarely focused …

Robin Event Rental brings events to life

December 1, 2018

Not far from Rocky Mountain National Park in Big Sky Country, the Big Thompson River runs through Loveland, Colo., a place rich with the stories of the people who have called the place home. And Robin Event Rental has built a business by listening to its clients’ stories—creating events that reflect what’s important to them. …

Second-generation One Stop Tents & Events grows with strong Texas market

October 1, 2018

From tool rental business to growing tented event rental company, One Stop Tents & Events grew up around the family dinner table. For Karen Keesler, co-owner of One Stop Tents & Events in Webster, Texas, learning the ins and outs of running a rental business were conferred to her each night at the dinner table. …

Whim Hospitality offers a high-touch approach to events in the Texas Hill Country

August 1, 2018

In 2012 when Whim Hospitality opened its doors as a party rental company serving the Texas Hill Country in Dripping Springs, Texas, it had four employees. Six years later, the company has grown to include two locations and more than 200 employees, and now offers high-touch affordable luxury to its clients with tents and rentals, …

24/7 events offers Los Angeles area complete event services

June 1, 2018

From small equipment rental business to thriving event rental and production company, 24/7 surpasses customer expectation in the Los Angeles area. In 2002 when Rob Cruikshank purchased an equipment and event rental business in Palmdale, Calif. (A-1 Rentals Inc.), he had no idea that it would one day become one of the leading event rental …

Brothers reach for tent rental excellence in Atlantic Canada and beyond

April 1, 2018

To say that Allen and Tim McCandless stepped outside their comfort zone in 1985 to start their own business may be an understatement. The brothers were teenagers when they made the decision to enter the tent rental business and launch Commercial Tent Rentals & Sales Ltd. The brothers are still the owners today and remain …