Partners and Friends,
On November 15, 2018, Party Reflections, Inc. will officially be 60 years young. It seems only yesterday we were celebrating our 50th anniversary and yet another decade has passed. Wow! What a decade! Little did we know that we would face the toughest time in our company’s history during our 50th year in business. The recession of 2008 proved the resolve and determination this company is made of and showed us all that if we stick to our core values and business philosophies we will not only survive but thrive through the greatest of challenges.
Over the last 60 years, our family has had the privilege of supplying the Carolinas with special event rental equipment. It has been amazing to watch the special event industry grow and we took the risk necessary to grow right along with it. In the last decade since our 50th celebration, we have quadrupled in size from one location to four, from 50 employees to over 200, from $5M in sales to over $20M. This could not have been done without the many men and women that have crossed our paths along the way and the ones who still call PR home. The greatest investment Party Reflections will ever make is in people. Without the talented and committed staff, we would not be able to create the events we are entrusted with each day.
It is impossible to fathom the number of lives touched and the lasting memories created through the events we have been a part of in our communities. We have had the opportunity and the honor to participate in and witness many of life’s most treasured moments in our region. From baby showers to the memorial service of America’s Pastor Rev. Billy Graham, from kid’s birthday parties where they got their first bike to the 2017 BMX World Championships, from charity fundraising golf tournaments to participating in the PGA Championship, it has been our honor to help produce the multitude of events over the last decade in the Carolinas.
As we look forward, our next 60 years could not look brighter. The event industry has more resources, technology, and exposure than it ever has before. Our next decade begins with a much brighter economy and outlook for the future. The staff of Party Reflections, Inc. and I would like to sincerely thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the Carolina’s event community for the last 6 decades. From humble beginnings to world-class events, you have challenged our team to perform at the highest level and it has helped shape our company over the years.
We are forever grateful for the opportunities you have given us, and we look forward to many years together in the future. While we celebrate the last 60 years we want to focus our efforts on making the next 60 years even more impactful and successful. With your help, we will continue to grow and learn so that we can serve you even better in the future.
Thank you for sharing your most important events with us, and we look forward to many more to come. Cheers to 60 years!
Daniel W. Hooks