Hoosier Tent Brings Party Venues to You
Writer / Elaine Whitesides
Skip Messinger and his company, Hoosier Tent & Party Rentals, want your next party to be spectacular. He won’t attend and be the life of the party, but his company will deliver tents, tables, chairs, and everything else you need to turn your backyard into the perfect party venue.
Hoosier Tent provides tents in sizes from 10’ x 10’ to 60’ x 150’, as well as linens in a wide array of colors and table settings. Or, you can surprise youngsters you love with a bouncy house, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and much more. Keep guests comfortable with tent heaters or air conditioning while they enjoy entertainment and dance the night away on dance floors and staging designed and setup by party professionals. It’s all possible when you work with Hoosier Tent.
Messinger started the rental company as a part-time business with four small tents, 20 tables, and 200 chairs. But after five years, he was full-time, had several employees, and opened a Rockville Road storefront.
“I have gradually invested in more stock through the years,” Messinger said, “upping inventory to meet demand and making replacements so my inventory is in top condition.” That means you can rent anywhere from a few tables and chairs to enough to seat thousands for corporate events.
“It wasn’t long before I realized we didn’t have room to grow anymore. So we began the hunt for a new location.” He found the Bradford Road property where he could build exactly what Hoosier Tent needed: a warehouse with room to grow and a showroom for customers to visit. “It’s accessible and the location is perfect logistically with easy access to Ronald Reagan and the highways.” That’s important because Hoosier Tent provides party rentals all over central Indiana.
Tips for planning your next event
Messinger encourages hosts to make arrangements for rentals as soon as the event date is scheduled, especially for high demand periods like graduations and fall weddings.
Tents are not only for protection from rain, but as shade from the sun. Last minute requests for tents are often impossible because underground utilities must be marked for safe staking. The same holds true for bouncy houses.
“Every event is special,” Messinger said, “and we want to be sure all the details are addressed to make it a good experience.” That’s why all orders are handled in person or by phone. Visit the Hoosier Tent Website at HoosierTent.com to find everything you need for your next event.