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Family reunions
At A V Party Rentals, family get-togethers happen daily-and annually.
by Cathy Broberg

A V Party Rentals
www.avparty.com
Newhall, Calif.
Year founded: 1968
Number of employees: 29-30
Primary business: Tent and party
rental supplies and services

PROUD MEMBER

Tent Rental
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n 1973, Pat and Roger Parr purchased
a ϐive-year-old rental company in California's Santa Clarita Valley. Chances are,
the couple could not have predicted what
that transaction would lead to. More than
40 years later, A V Party Rentals (originally
All Valley Rental Center) remains in the
family, is led by three of their children, and
employs several of their grandchildren
as well as other longtime employees. The
company, based in Newhall, Calif., has also
become rooted in the area and takes pride
in serving the community.
What's it like for three siblings to work
together? "We have our good days and
our bad days," says Rusty Parr, president
of A V Party Rentals. On a day-to-day
basis, he works most closely with his
sister Cathy Holm, the company's chief
ϐinancial ofϐicer. "I read and get ideas and
say, 'We should look at that.' She's the one
who says, 'We can't.' And I'm the one who
says, 'We need to,'" says Rusty. "We ϐind a
balance in there." Parr's youngest brother,
Ryan Parr, is the chief operations ofϐicer.

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Under the trio's leadership, the company
works to meets its clients' full range of event
needs. Its rental capabilities include tents
and canopies; tables, chairs and lounge
furniture; ϐlooring, staging and platforms;
lighting, electrical and AV products; linens,
table settings and glassware. Services
include delivery, setup and takedown, event
coordination and planning.

Playing favorites
While A V Party Rentals gladly provides
services for corporate events, festivals
and expos, weddings and backyard family
gatherings throughout Los Angeles
and Ventura counties and beyond, Parr
confesses, "We like working with home
owners a lot. They seem to be the most fun
and the least demanding in most cases."
Plus, it's become tradition to work
with some families. "We do a lot of orders
for Thanksgiving and a lot of orders for
Christmas Day that are all family stuff,"
he explains. "It's literally like a reunion
every year."

Photos courtesy of A V Party Rentals.

ABOVE: For this May 2019 wedding held in
a horse arena in California, AstroTurf® and
chandeliers were part of the transformation
within the 40-by-80-foot "California" framed tent.
RIGHT: Gold ceiling and leg drapery adorn this
40-by-60-foot "California" framed tent with French
window sidewalls. Chinese lanterns, a woodgrade vinyl dance floor, black AstroTurf and tables
with Lamour linen helped create a stylish, timeless
atmosphere for an October wedding.

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