Event rental company opens in Toms Brook

Beau Morgan
Jarrett Christiansen

TOMS BROOK – Two area entrepreneurs have opened an event rental company in Toms Brook.

Shenandoah Rentals, owned by Beau Morgan and Jarrett Christiansen, specializes in weddings and festivals.

“Basically, we noticed there was a need for a rental company in the valley, came across a really good deal on some stuff and it just kind of worked out,” said Morgan.

Since opening, Shenandoah Rentals’ Facebook page has garnered more than 500 likes in less than three weeks of operation.

“We’ve actually had a really good response,” said Morgan. “We’ve only been open for about two weeks and I’ve already had like 15 people hit us up about renting.”

Christiansen added,  “Within like seven days of being open, we got our first deposit and we’ve got at least eight other people on the market that will use us.”

The men behind Shenandoah Rentals hope not only for short-term success, but also have loftier goals when it comes to their business. They operate primarily as a home-based business, but they aim to open a showroom-type space in the future.

“We’re trying to make it like a family Mecca, I guess, down at the wedding venue,” said Morgan. “We’re going to be able to provide the tents, tables and chairs. My wife’s an interior designer and wedding designer and my mother has the [Belgravia Manor] venue.”

The men said they realized the need for a rental company after Morgan’s wedding, which exposed them to the difficulty of setting up for one.

“We got our stuff from West Virginia, carted like an hour and a half with a crazy delivery fee, and with my mother and wife now doing this wedding venue, so we thought we’re going to need tents, tables and chairs all the time,” said Morgan. “Jarrett’s a genius and said ‘hey, let’s buy some tents, tables and chairs. What a great idea.”

According to the pair, Shenandoah Rentals is convenient, with its more centralized location in the northern end of the valley, and offers lower rates than similar companies in Winchester and Harrisonburg. They said they offer a lowest price match guarantee, which they said makes them the best deal around, including West Virginia.

Morgan said their company is all set to go.

“We still need little bits and pieces, but we could host a 300-person wedding right now, easy,” he said. “We can do like a 40-foot by 220-foot tent. There’s not a tent like that in the state of Virginia, I wouldn’t think.”

Regardless of scale, Morgan and Christiansen say they can help.

“We want to accommodate anyone. I mean, if somebody needs two chairs to add to the table at Thanksgiving, we can do that too,” said Morgan.

For more information on Shenandoah Rentals, visit its Facebook page or call/email at  https://www.facebook.com/shenandoahrentals.  Contact Shenandoah Rentals at shenandoahrentals@yahoo.com or by phone at 540-335-8144 or 540-325-9184.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com

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