On Saturday September 14th the greater Vancouver location will celebrate Par-T-Perfect’s 25th anniversary with a huge block party. We asked Robin LeBlevec the organizer of this event (and owner of the Greater Vancouver location)a couple of question about the celebration.
How did you get started in this industry?“ 12 years ago, it was an exciting opportunity for our family to have me exit the industry of managing bars/restaurants and raise my son who was 5 years old at the time. Although extremely scary and a financial risk, I now own 2 franchises, and have loved the young people I employ and am able to assist in their development for their future experiences in the real world. “This was the best decision I could have made.”
How did it start? In 1988, Michelle Gibson (founder) was working as program director in the Parks and Recreation department for the City of Burnaby, B.C. when she saw the need for children’s party services.
How did it grow? By 2001, Par-T-Perfect was servicing up to 100 events a week. To keep up with demand, the company started a franchise system and the first franchise was purchased by myself and my husband Paul. Today, Par-T-Perfect has over 20 franchised locations throughout Canada and 1 team in North Carolina USA. Our franchise network is supported by a great group of individual owners with 25 years of experience and an outstanding reputation with their clients.
How has the business been able to survive and grow for so long? Our ability to suit the specific needs of our clients, from full service theme packages to a la carte services. Our broad spectrum of clients and services including; birthdays, school fairs, city festivals, corporate events, large selection of interactive inflatables, theme parties, Christmas parties (Santa & his elves), summer picnics, family reunions, malls, store openings… any occasion, all year long indoors and out.
How are you celebrating this milestone? “This coming weekend we have invited many families who have supported our company since the beginning to our 12th Bi-Annual Block Party. It has been a very interesting year in our 25th season of Par-T-Perfect. Children that had our company at their birthday party so many years ago are now employed with us. Employees who have long since moved on and had children of their own are now calling to book us. It truly has come full circle.
Without the prior staff, clients, family and friends we would not be who we are today so we want to show our THANKS!
We will have our private event services for the families running from 3-7pm with our Family Fun Zone in action, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon art and a few surprises we hope will come through by the local fire, police and ambulance.”
For more information:
Contact: Robin LeBlevec 604-931-1913 email: email@example.com