Aloha! I’m Bear, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 2014, while helping my family build The Brewseum (brewery/museum in Honolulu), I applied for a unique “Balloon Shop Manager” position (just down the street from where I grew up). Jamie and Lesley, owners of Hawaii Balloon Company, graciously brought me in and taught me the Art & Business of Professional Balloon Decor and Events-
with their 50+ years of experience in the industry.
While attending Fort Lewis College (Marketing'11), I met my wife Emma, a Durango native and we decided to bring our balloon experience back with us to Durango as we share the same passion for the outdoors and our tight-nit community of Durango.
In February 2018, we launched Durango Balloon Company, our first balloon event- the Snowdown light parade, where we floated 3FT LED Balloons, handed out 300 Red Balloons and took 2nd Place for Best Balloon Float.
In February 2019 (our 1 year anniversary), we came back stronger and 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, live music, and costume contest in the main mall! This Main Mall balloon drop has now become an annual Snowdown featured event for our friends, family and local community to enjoy!
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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Thanks and ALOHA!