Avondale, PA: Collective Event Group has announced the acquisition of Parties & More in Bensalem, Pennsylvania to their portfolio of event rental companies. This enables Collective Event Group to continue their aggressive growth strategy and geographic footprint within the tri-state area; specifically in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region.
Parties & More has been serving the needs of the Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley for over fifty years, starting as a hardware store back in 1955 in Southhampton, PA owned by Edward and Patricia Ward. In 1991, Robert Strong joined the Ward family and helped John Ward aggressively grow the party rental business, building a core staff to focus on this division. In 1996, the name changed to “Parties & More” as they needed a new identity for their booming event rental business. They relocated to their current location in Bensalem, PA at that time.
Parties & More has a dedicated commercial linen division and also provides event rental equipment such as tables, chairs, and tabletop items. All management at Parties & More will continue to stay in place during this acquisition.
“We are excited about our acquisition of Parties & More to Collective Event Group,” says President Eric Schuibbeo. “This enables us to reach a broader scope of clientele as well as enhance our current product lines.”
Collective Event Group is comprised of four current companies: Avondale Tents & Events, servicing the southeastern PA and Cecil County, MD; Event Central servicing Central PA and Northern MD; Rental City servicing southern New Jersey; and Dover Tents & Events servicing the entire state of Delaware including its beach areas, alongside the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay area.
All companies have begun the rebrand process into Collective Event Group name and all inventory is now aligned under one internal rental inventory system, offering a convenient and straightforward client experience for both their private and commercial business. With showrooms, inventory, and staff spread across PA, NJ, DE, and MD, Collective Event Group can fulfill orders and provide onsite solutions for events hosted throughout the region.
Since 2015, Collective Event Group’s President Eric Schuibbeo has focused on acquiring like-minded companies to bring under the umbrella of Collective. “As we continue our expansion via acquisitions, we are very strategic on how each will improve the overall experience for our fantastic customer base,” says Eric. “Using the name Collective Event Group companywide will allow us to build a recognizable name across all of our locations, but also enables future acquisitions to be integrated at a more efficient pace.”
Collective Event Group is a full-service rental company offering tents, tables, chairs, linen, flooring, lighting and dinnerware and is a fully owned subsidiary of Schuibbeo Holdings Inc.