Occasionally I get asked when I got started in the business. It was May 15, 1987 that we cut the ribbon for the opening of Taylor Rental Franchise in Camp Hill.
At the time we had a mix of home owner equipment, contractor tools, and party goods, each about 1/3 of our overall inventory. The party inventory started out as a 3 frame tents, and 5 Over The Counter Canopies, 3 size tables for a total quantity of 50, and a few hundred Brown Chairs. Add to that a few fountains, Table Service for 150, and we were in the party rental business.
In 1998, we opened a Harrisburg outlet of Party Central Rentals on Paxton St and later closed down the Taylor Rental Franchise so we could put our exclusive attention to party.
It seems like yesterday I was renting small tents, trenchers and tillers to the homeowners of the West Shore, many of whom continue to be steady customers 22 years later.