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Putting the "Special" in Special Events
By Angella A. Arndt
Are you planning a party, wedding, or special event? Are you wondering how you’re going to seat everyone? Serve everyone? Entertain everyone? Stop wondering and call Honeyman Rent-All, your partner in creating memorable events. There’s no need to scramble, asking friends and neighbors for extra tables, chairs, and supplies. Honeyman Rent-All has what you need to make any event a success.
Pat and Dennis Honeyman started Honeyman Rent-All in 1968. The business started with equipment rentals and expanded in 1970 to include party rentals. The company now has two locations in Omaha: the Party Rentals Division at 11226 Wright Circle, and the Equipment Rentals Division at 4423 84th Street.
Bill Reynolds is the manager of the Party Rentals Division. He has been with the company since 1975. “Our business is always evolving,” he says. “We stay on top of trends and can help customers with any type of event.” He notes that intimate weddings have been growing in popularity. Other popular events include parties for birthdays, graduations, gender reveals, quinceañeras, and the Oscars. The company also carries items for business events such as meetings, presentations, and conferences. Honeyman Rent-All can handle your rental needs for any type of event.
In addition to the customary tables, chairs, linens, and serving pieces, Honeyman Rent-All carries many other items to create unique and memorable events. Planning an outdoor party? You’ll find canopies, grills, rotisseries, propane, chill tables, and ice chests to rent. Want to spice up a party or wedding? Chocolate fountains, slushie machines, soft-serve ice cream machines, and popcorn machines are just a few of the available concession items. Inflatables and children’s games are always a hit at children’s birthday parties.
Planning a fundraiser? Casino games like blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker create a fun atmosphere. Arranging a business event? The company offers audio-visual equipment such as projectors, screens, and speakers. You’ll also find podiums, coat racks, and raffle cages. Risers are great for group photos to ensure that everyone will be visible. Inflatable air dancers are an attention-grabbing way to advertise a special event.
Bill shares his thoughts about what customers should consider when choosing a rental company. “You can tell a lot about a company by how they care for their facility and products,” he points out. “Are you acknowledged when you enter the store? Are the staff members friendly and attentive without being pushy? Is the store clean and organized? What are the rental terms? What fees are charged?” Bill notes that Honeyman Rent-All employees spend a lot of time with customers to help create a memorable experience.
For party rentals, Honeyman Rent-All charges daily fees. Items may be picked up or delivered the day before an event and returned on the day after an event for a one-day rental fee. This means you’ll be able to set up for your event the day before and focus on enjoying your event while it happens. Customers may make arrangements to pick up and return rental items, or Honeyman Rent-All can provide these services. If you’re interested in a full-service rental, the company offers delivery, set-up, tear-down, pick-up, or any combination of these services, for an additional fee.
Bill notes that customer service is of utmost importance. “We always give them everything they want—if we can. If we don’t have an item in stock or it’s already booked, we search the marketplace to locate it for you. We want to make sure they can get what they want. It’s nice when customers come back and tell us their event was fantastic and our staff members were wonderful and accommodating.”
Honeyman Rent-All’s Equipment Rental Division can help you with projects such as home improvement, automotive care, and lawn care. If you don’t want to purchase items that you may not use very often, why not rent? You’ll find heavy-duty equipment such as backhoes, forklifts, tractors, trailers, trenchers, and skid-steers. They have tools for prepping drywall, painting, plumbing, and floor care. Need help with your garden or lawn? Aerators, lawnmowers, lawn edgers, hedge trimmers, post drivers, and blowers are just a few of the tools you’ll find to make your job easier.
Whether you’re planning a special event or working on a project, Honeyman Rent-All is your ideal rental needs partner. Give them a call, and they will help you create an event to remember or help you get your project done.
Honeyman Rent-All’s Party Rental Division is located at 11226 Wright Circle, in Omaha. The Equipment Rental Division is located at 4423 84th Street, in Omaha. Call 402-333-2882 for party rentals and 402-331-6013 for equipment rentals or find them both online at honeymanrentall.com.
Pat Honeyman (front) with some of her staff.