Lasting Impressions Event & Party Rental was started in 1991 and was soon purchased by Karl Liesinger. A few years later, JP Fritz was brought in as a financial advisor and eventually became a partner. The growing business soon required a larger warehouse, moving to a 12,000 square foot building in downtown Columbus. The space was doubled in 1998 to accommodate the purchase of the rental assets of KG Marx after which, Fritz purchased Liesinger’s interest becoming the sole shareholder.
In 2000, the company purchased a 40,000 square foot building near Bexley, allowing for radical growth in inventory and services, and introducing the need for a showroom and extended sales staff. During 11 years at this location, the company began to launder their own linen and moved into larger tenting.
Then, in 2006 the assets of ACME Events in Cleveland, Ohio were acquired, opening a Cleveland branch of operations which moved into a 50,000 square foot warehouse in Bedford Heights. A year later, the thriving business purchased the rental assets of AAA Rentals, an early innovator in the party rental industry. With these two events, Lasting Impressions became the largest event rental company in Ohio.
The Columbus operation found the need for yet more space in 2010, purchasing a large complex in North Columbus and combining three warehouses into one. The new building, on 7.5 acres, has ample room for continued growth, with warehouse space stretching over 75,000 square feet. It also features a two story showroom enabling the company to showcase a vast amount of rental inventory. In 2011, a cutting edge dish washing system was purchased, complete with reverse osmosis water treatment and heat reclamation. Two years later, a burnisher was added to keep flatware in like new condition. In 2014, a state of the art 3,000 square foot tent vinyl washer was acquired. Lasting Impressions is dedicated to using the most energy efficient and water saving equipment available.
As the leader in event rentals in Ohio, Lasting Impressions distinguishes themselves by being the prominent supplier in the three different spheres of the event rental industry. With the most extensive and diverse tent, linen, and tabletop inventory in the state, Lasting Impressions sets the table with more options, creativity and style than the competition.
For the greatest selection, deeper inventory, quality equipment and a customer service staff who truly care about your event, Lasting Impressions is the best choice.