Jim Baker launched Stellar Event Rentals in 2004, carving a niche for top-notch service in the Seattle event rental market and taking full advantage of his 20+ years of experience and passion for the event rental business.
Fresh off of 15 years with a rental company he helped grow in Burlington, WA, Jim relocated to King County. He started Stellar Event Rentals with a substantial inventory of tents, tables, chairs, portable flooring, lighting and heating equipment as well as a dedicated crew.
Jim's attention to detail and philosophy of providing flexible, personal service are evident throughout his work.
Originally from Olean, NY, Jim joined the Navy and was stationed at NAS Whidbey in Oak Harbor, WA, in 1982. After his tour of duty, he took a job with an equipment rental company. There he met Greg Greenfield and became a partner in Greg's young tent rental business in 1989.
Together, Jim and Greg grew Pacific Party Canopies into a full-service event rental company serving the Puget Sound area from the Canadian border down through Olympia and over to the eastern part of the state. In 2004, Jim sold his half of the business in order to focus on the Seattle rental market.
Jim has family connections in the event rental industry back in New York and down in Florida. Jim's sister and her husband started Caya's Canopies in the 1980s in Olean. Together Jim and his sister's family purchased a Florida rental company in 2006. One of Jim's nephews now operates the company, Coast to Coast Event Rentals, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Jim Baker (left) and Greg Greenfield of Pacific Party Canopies featured in Skagit County Business Monthly[Read article]