Aloha! I’m Bear, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Fort Lewis College (Marketing '11), I met my wife Emma, a Durango native. Together we have chosen to live in Durango as we share a mutual love and respect of the mountains and close-knit community of Durango.
In 2014, while helping my family build The Brewseum* in Hawaii, I applied for a unique “Balloon Shop Manager” position (just down the street from where I grew up). The owners of Hawaii Balloon Company, Jamie and Leslie graciously taught me the Art and Business of Professional Balloon Decor, with their 30+ years of experience in the industry.
We brought this knowledge back with us to Durango and decided to start Durango Balloon Company in February of 2018. Our first balloon event was the Snowdown light parade, where we floated 3FT color changing LED Balloons, handed out 300 Red Balloons and took 2nd Place for Best Balloon Float.
In February 2019 (our 1 year anniversary), we took 1st Place in Best Balloon Category for the Snowdown Light Parade with our Spiderman themed float. We then celebrated with a fun balloon drop and costume contest in the main mall!
We now plan to make this an Annual Snowdown featured event for our friends and business anniversary celebration!
Durango Balloon specializes in classic Balloon Decor + Party Rentals, with a focus on Birthdays, Weddings, and Special Events! We offer a huge variety of Arches, Bouquets, Columns, Towers, Sculptures, Commercial Light, Helium, Carnival Games, Popcorn Machine & PA Speaker rentals!
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