In reflecting back more than 33 years ago it was through our own experience of hosting all of the family parties in our backyard in Fullerton that the concept for a business venture in party rentals emerged. While both of us were interested in a business that allowed us to be self-employed we also saw a need in the community. That was in 1987 when there were very few party rental companies and those that did exist had very limited inventory. So we asked ourselves “what about party rentals?”
And thus Create A Party Rentals was formed with an initial business plan to start out small and purchase equipment as needed. With the help of friends, family, a dedicated group of employees, and especially many loyal customers we grew out of two locations in Brea to our new, permanent giant size warehouse and showroom measuring 40,000 square feet, also in Brea.
But as big as we are in space, we pride ourselves on being a family-owned and operated business with a small-town community approach to our customer service. Our son Jeff joined the business 16 years ago after obtaining a business degree, followed by our daughter Leslie who joined shortly after when she received her degree in fine arts. They both bring their own special skill set to the business and stay on top of all current trends in popular party themes and needs in the community.
In addition, we consider our employees part of our extended family, many of which have been with us for years along with the second generations of their families helping in a variety of aspects of the business: transportation, event set up and tear down, warehouse management, laundry, and customer service. They provide tremendous value to the service we offer our customers. Together we all work towards making sure every customer we provide rentals for is treated like family too. We’ve watched many of our customers’ families grow up, first doing rentals for a baby shower or birthday party, only to see them years later at their graduation or wedding.
- Our Family Today
- The CAP Team
As you look through our website keep in mind that our vast inventory is a result of listening to the needs and wants of our customers. There is so much to choose from, but we are always open to suggestions and are constantly adding new items.
Please call us if you have any questions or feel free to drop by our beautiful array of party ideas in our vast showroom. Our sales team looks forward to helping you make your vision for your next event a reality.
Barbara and John Craddock