For 39 years, boutique party rental company, Hensley Event Resources, has specialized in creating spectacular events of all sizes. I sat down and spoke with General Manager, Susan Kidwell and Event Coordinator Melissa Moncada about what makes Hensley so special. Susan opened the interview saying, “Hensley prides itself on excellent customer service, attention to detail, and years of experience which enables us to transform practically any space into something breathtaking. We know that each event is unique and special, whether small or large. We have transformed all size settings, from intimate gatherings to iconic events, garages to halls, indoor and outdoor venues, into an extraordinary experience that our client envisions. We take pride in creating something memorable within every budget. Our clients provide the vision and we get to work making it come to life.”
Clients include event and party managers, designers, brides, individuals, corporations, and small businesses. Susan said, “Tenting and draping is our flagship offering and something we’ve become famous for. In addition, we have a large inventory of dance floors, tables, chairs, table settings, furnishings, curtains, napkins, lighting, and so much more.” Continuing she said, “Our team has built custom wood and metal fabrications such as bars and stages to create the client’s vision. If we don’t already carry
what they’re looking for, we can often build it from scratch. This is what sets us apart from other event rental companies.”
I asked Susan why Hensley Event Services chose to locate their business in Brisbane. She replied, “It’s ideal for our business. The hub of Hensley is centered on a dispatch center with a team that responds 24/7. Being in Brisbane means that we are situated at the base of San Bruno Mountain in an industrial park that is quiet, beautiful, and spacious. We’re centrally located next to San Francisco with easy access to all points of the Bay Area, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe. In Brisbane we found the perfect combination of location and a warehouse that provides enough space to meet the needs of our expanding business.”
As our society becomes more environmentally focused, I am always interested to learn how businesses manage their waste, resources, and energy use in an effort to be more environmentally responsible. Curious about what happens to damaged tablecloths, napkins, drapes and other products, Melissa replied, “we take pride in reusing and repurposing our inventory so that our carbon footprint is small.” She gave the example that unusable tablecloths could be cut into napkins so as to prevent the fabric from being wasted.
In addition to their quality rentals, Hensley also has a highly capable staff. Employees apply their breadth of knowledge and experience along with innovative ideas to create unforgettable events and manage the inevitable last-minute changes at the event itself. “It is because of staff satisfaction and solution orientation that we are able bring to reality and produce the unique setting the client has envisioned in the space they have selected.” Susan stated.
In closing, Susan said, “Our mission is to support our clients and make their dream a reality. We provide the most up to date furnishings and tenting to create impactful and memorable events along with unmatched customer service and response time. Our dispatch office tends to clients 24/7, ensuring that every event is flawless.”
Hensley Event Services is located at 180 West Hill Place, Brisbane, CA 94005. They can be reached at (650) 692-7007. Ask them for a tour. Stop by and say hello. They are open from Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Hensley is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Enjoy their newly unveiled web site at http://www.hensleyeventresources.com.