Greg & Gerald Hacker started a small party rental company 20 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama. What began as a part time business in the basement has turned into one of the largest party and event rental companies in the state of Alabama. With no business experience to speak of, the two brothers made many mistakes but through trial and error and on the job learning they have build their once part time gig into a nice living for both families. Now occupying over 20,000 square foot of warehouse and employing a seasonal staff of around 30 employees, success never came easy to the brothers. Greg & Gerald both worked full time jobs for the first 3 years of the company investing all money earned back into the business to make it a success. We have survived a lawsuit from Disney for copyright violation, survived a major injury to a customer, our company has survived audits, and has been involved in a class action lawsuit against a tax collection service, and still we survive and thrive. We have booked by hand and now thrive on a rental software system. From the inception of our business we have sustained 10-20% annual growth. Now, 20 years later, Fun Source Rentals has close to 300 inflatables, hard rides, tents and wedding equipment. We do this through using our competitive advantages and focusing our superior customer service. We have never got into the gutter of price cutting to try to gain an edge, and in fact have lost customers to the low ballers only to have them return the following year. The Party Rental Industry has been very good to the Hacker family, and with the Party Rental Small Business website and podcast we hope to give back to an industry that has been so good to us.
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