The company really caters to events for 200 people or less, including weddings, graduations, birthday parties, reunions, rehearsals, bachelor/bachelorette parties and holiday events. Louisa Tent Rentals has largely benefitted from word of mouth referrals and has built up a large clientele of repeat customers. Why? Karla Harrison explains: “We want to make events nice and memorable, but reasonable.” The couple wants to maintain their low pricing with a high standard of service.
“We hear all the time that we need to raise our prices,” she continues, “but we started this company to provide reasonable rates. Other people charge for every little item, we like to make it affordable.” In fact, Louisa Tent Rentals urges their potential clients to provide a list of what they’d like along with the budget they’d like to use and they work diligently to make that combination happen, often coming in under budget.
One of the ways the company keeps costs down is that you won’t find a big office or storefront for the business simply because the entire operation is run out of the couple’s home. They have a total of 6-7 employees that help set up, deliver, and tear down the event supplies on a regular basis. This is also not a full time job for either of the Harrisons, but operated mostly in the evenings after completing their day jobs.
The business has grown so much more than expected; they often find themselves working into the wee hours on a nightly basis just to keep up. The couple has even considered selling the business, should they find someone who could jump in and keep the same philosophy with the company. “We see an even larger potential for this business for someone who has the time to dedicate to it,” Karla explained.
The company currently offers a wide variety of styles and sizes of tents, along with tables, chairs, dance floors, and LED lighted bar, and are working on adding pole covers to their list of items.
The company also wants to remind everyone that any tent that measures more than 900 square feet requires a permit from the county where the tent will be placed. They urge their customers to apply for this early, as soon as the placement for the tent has been determined.
Louisa Tent Rentals is currently holding a contest throughout 2015 for the best photo taken with one of their tents at any event and the winner will receive a $200 Visa gift card! For more information, you can always visit louisatentrental.com or e-mail email@example.com.