AllStar Gets Their Own Party Started With Expansion
By Rebecca Vigné, Freelance Writer
AllStar Tents and Events has not let a tough economy slow them down! They are developing a new headquarters building while adding new services to clients. The locally owned business has continued to serve the Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken areas as well as cities throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
The business got its start in 2004 when Mike Fanning decided to open a small party rental company to provide rentals for small events. Mary Wolf, Fanning’s sister, joined the company the following year as a partner, and this past year, Donna Fanning, Fanning’s wife, came on board as well. Throughout the past 8 years, the business has evolved into a full-service event rental facility. The company can now accommodate festivals, large corporate parties and events, weddings, family reunions, concerts, trade shows and more. Recent outdoor events include the Poultry Festival, Augusta Pride, Aiken’s Makin’, The Border Bash, Rock Fore Dough, the Banjo-B-Que, the Lobster Races, The Aiken Trials, USCA Pacers and Polo, the Aiken Spring Classic and five fairs in the CSRA.
AllStar travels throughout the southeast for festivals and concerts with its newest Fencing Division. Now offering over 4,000 feet of fencing, the rental company can provide fencing for crowd control or general event fencing. They have expanded into the Columbia, South Carolina market with fencing and continue to grow this area of the business.
When asked how the company has managed to flourish in the current economy, Mike Fanning explained, “We set ourselves apart by providing strong attention to detail, the best quality rental products, and the best customer service. We find niches where we can provide a unique service to customers that has not been available before.”
Recently, the rental company closed on land in Graniteville, South Carolina and will hold a ground breaking in the near future to begin construction on a new, larger facility that is more centrally located for delivery capabilities. The site which is located on Bettis Academy Road right off of I-20’s Exit 11 contains over 4 acres of space for the relocation. The facility will allow for continued growth and expansion throughout the southeast. “We are excited to better serve our current clients and we look forward to finding new opportunities for growth,” the owners agreed.
The company currently provides tables, chairs, wedding accessories, linens, catering equipment, china, glassware, bars, tents, dance floors, staging, pipe and drape, inflatables, lighting, sound systems, generators, air conditioning systems, fencing and luxury portable restroom trailers. AllStar provides delivery, installation, and removal of rental items for the customer’s convenience.
Owing to their experience in the CSRA and surrounding areas, AllStar is familiar with most rental facilities, making it easy to know what will fit into a space. The experienced event coordinators on staff can help with any small or large event decision from the number of tables that a room can accommodate comfortably to the number of glasses a fully stocked bar should include. This helpful attention to detail has contributed to the company’s success and growth.
For more information or to plan your next event, call AllStar Tents & Events at 803.649.5402 or find them online at allstartentsandevents.com. They can also be found on Facebook.