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Backyard Carnivals is your source for fun and entertainment. Whether you are planning a small birthday party or a large fundraiser we can serve your every need!
Backyard Carnivals is your source for fun and entertainment. Whether you are planning a small birthday party or a large fundraiser we can serve your every need! Check out our recent article about us written by the Chamber of Commerce.
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Steve Perkins & Brian Knight, Owners: Backyard Carnivals.
Steve Perkins, 30, and Brian Knight, 32, work tremendously hard to put together memorable parties and functions for both adults and children. Their company, Backyard Carnivals, began two years ago when these two lifelong friends became business partners. Their goal was to create memorable and fun events unlike any other
Fantastic customer service is Steve and Brian’s highest priority. As retired military, both maintain the mentality that if you are not 15 minutes early, you are late. They also take the time to find out every detail about their clients’ events and take notes that they refer back to when setting up the event. They don’t stop there though, they always call to confirm and are always sure to bring extra servings of concession and catering items as well as extra equipment to ensure that they are able to met every one of the client’s needs. Then once everything is over, Steve and Brian send thank you cards, birthday cards and make follow up phone calls to guarantee customer satisfaction. The two work long hours, sometimes 16 hours a day and usually 80 hours a week, but they say, "We don’t view what we are doing as work. It reminds us of when we were kids, playing and building things in the garage. The only difference now is the size of our garage and the toys we play with."
Steve and Brian have been friends for 30 years. The two natives of Michigan describe themselves as, "Two guys striving for the American Dream."
Steve is a former personal trainer, who once rode his bike from Florida to Michigan in an attempt to increase awareness about personal fitness, hoping to get kids away from their televisions and computers and into the outdoors to play and exercise.
Brian, a trained pilot, started an online grocery store in Michigan, with Steve’s help, four years ago and then spent time working in the insurance industry before joining Steve in Florida for their latest business venture.
Backyard Carnivals came about as a challenge. Steve had a friend whose mom owned a few "moonwalks" and wasn’t doing much with them. Steve pointed out to her that she could be doing a lot more, and she challenged him to prove it. After that, the ideas began to flow, and Steve called Brian, who agreed it was a great idea. Brian relocated to Jacksonville, where Steve had just retired from the Navy, and the two began to make their ideas a reality.
Backyard Carnivals can provide gigantic slides, obstacle courses with rock climbing walls, waterslides, bounce houses, dunk tanks, face painting, clowns, improv comedy shows, a children’s theater and much more, in addition to classic carnival concessions and catering for everything from children’s parties to large corporate events. All of their equipment is specially manufactured for them and shipped to their Jacksonville warehouse from out of state. The equipment is immaculately maintained and cleaned, deodorized and sanitized after each use.
Steve and Brian were looking for ways to expand their kid-centered business into something adults would enjoy as well. Part of their campaign to expand awareness about Backyard Carnivals, was to join the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Since joining, Steve and Brian have taken advantage of several Chamber networking opportunities where they have meet other members and begun to get the word out about Backyard Carnivals.
If you’re interested in finding out more, visit them on the web at www.Backyard-Carnivals.com, give them a call at 904.992.0056 or email them at email@example.com.