Locals to the Greater Milford Area, Bryon and Karie Twardus are starting their third season in business, opening BK Rentals from their home in Felton in 2011. Both Lake Forest High School graduates left the state of Delaware after high school but found themselves drawn back home by family, where they met, raised a family and built a business together.
Bryon spent 6 years in the United States Navy serving his country stationed at home in Connecticut, Virginia and Hawaii where he was part of the original crew of the submarine USS Cheyenne. During the early 2000’s, Bryon began his own business in warehousing, designing interiors of distribution centers, developing quicker and safer facilities for larger companies. Karie attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Government and worked helping delinquent teens with community service. In 2010 she began an online newsletter named Dover Macaroni Kid, a free resource for parents to find details of kid and family friendly events in our area.
After both coming home because of family, Bryon and Karie became a couple and married in 2004. With two children, ages 4 and 6, they used their experiences as business owners and love of family to create their own business in 2011, known as BK Rentals. Attending several trade shows, the couple noticed that vendors were always in need of tables and chairs and they saw an opportunity in this need. Purchasing several tables and chairs themselves, what would become BK Rentals began as a way to make some disposable income on the side. As the demand grew so did the supply as Bryon and Karie began to carry tents, bounce houses, water slides and party supplies. Two years later the business is thriving and the support from locals continues to grow.
“As parents we always wanted something for our kids to do when we were at events and we began to see that there was a niche market to serve,” commented Bryon Twardus, owner of BK Rentals. “In just a week or two the demand came in and we just looked at each other and thought, what else can we provide?”
Competing with rental facilities already established in the state of Delaware, Bryon and Karie decided that their strength would rely in their customer service and ability to make the process of renting from BK Rentals stress free. With delivery and pickup a cornerstone of their service model, Bryon and Karie believe that rentals for any occasion should be just a phone call away with no additional worry or cause for concern.
“We take care of all the details of delivery and setup so the customer can focus on the occasion itself,” commented Karie. “It’s all about having a stress free event where everyone can have fun.”
BK Rentals supply equipment for all occasions including graduations, birthdays, weddings and offer tents, tables, chairs, inflatables, games and party supplies. The company has also partnered with several local events including the Riverwalk Freedom Festival and Dover Days supplying inflatables for kids in the community and is planning to join Relay for Life in Milford this year in June. For more information about BK Rentals, individuals are encouraged to visit http://www.bkpartyrentals.com, call 302-331-1183 and follow them on Facebook.
“We have so much fun doing what we do, when we show up to the party we are the heroes,” commented Bryon. “Every kid deserves a chance to have some fun and that’s what we provide.”