- To Whom It May Concern:
[dropcap]It gives me great pleasure to recommend A1 Party Rental as a vendor for any event related needs. Best Friends Animal Society has worked with A1 for many years, from small events (500 people and 5k worth of rentals) to large events, such as our annual Super Adoption (10,000+ people and $20k+ worth of rentals). Over the years, A1 has proven to be nothing less than extraordinary in their service supplied, and have gone above and beyond to help with our event needs.[/dropcap]
As a non-profit, money is important and we’re always doing what we can to cut costs. For that reason, this past year we decided to send our event needs out for competitive bidding, and ended up selecting another company for one of our largest events. The outcome was nothing short of a disaster, and one of the worst decisions we ever made. We realized that although their cost was slightly less upfront, it was evident when it came to the equipment, staff, and setup. Not only were they late to arrive, but they finished their setup several hours past the deadline, which causes chaos with our staff and scheduled volunteers. In our line of work, the difference between a good event and a bad event can be the difference in many animals lives being saved or not. Needless to say, we learned our lesson, and are sticking with A1 here on out!
I always appreciate the help and support from Rene and his team: Michael is always on top of things and I can count on him for fast relies and advice, and Oscar leading setup-up and tear-down is impressive to watch and extremely friendly. For the last two events, A1 was competitively priced, helpful with suggestions and unique tactics, and finished setup hours early both times! I appreciate the work of A1, and attribute the successfulness of our event in part to the work that they do to help us prepare.
Whether it’s a first time-time event or one that has been running for years, if you want it done right, A1 is the company to trust. I recommend them with enthusiasm, and if given the opportunity, will hire them again for future events.
– Sincerely, Cindy, Event Specialist, Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles Programs