How to Start a Bounce House Rental Business: It’s Easier Than You Think!

A bounce house is a fun, fantastic way to energize and entertain a group of kids and is a sought-after addition to many special events such as birthday parties, corporate picnics, sporting events, and many others. Yet for the organizers of special events, finding a bounce house can pose a challenge. It’s not worth buying one for an annual event and locating one for rental is often not as easy as it sounds.

That’s where you come in! Once word gets around that you have a bounce house rental business, you will be amazed at how quickly the requests start to flow in. All you need is a bounce house or two (and maybe even more as business grows), means of transportation and storage, and the time to set up and support each event. And because many special events are evening and/or weekend affairs, a bounce house rental business can be a perfect part-time way to bring in a little supplemental income for yourself while bringing joy and happiness to your customers.

Step One: Purchase a Bounce House

Of course, the first step in starting a bounce house rental company is purchasing a bounce house that you can rent out! That’s where HEC Worldwide come in. We are a leading manufacturer of high-quality bounce houses, inflatable slides, and other custom inflatables, with more than 30 years in the business working with individuals like yourself who want to make fun their business. Whether you choose one of our in-house designs or have your own vision that you want to bring to life, you can be sure that a durable, long-lasting bounce house from HEC Worldwide will bring years of enjoyment to your customers.

We offer more than ten different themed bounce houses, including our most popular such as:

Once you have selected your bounce house, you need to think about both transportation and storage. On average, our bounce houses weigh around 250 lbs, so in addition to a truck or a van for delivering the inflatables to each event you support, you will also need a dolly to facilitate moving the inflatable to and from the truck. When not in use, the inflatables should be stored in a clean, dry facility that is protected from small animals such as mice that may try to use the inflatable as an off-season house themselves!

The Legal Details: Insurance and Rental Agreements

Before starting your bounce house rental agreement, we highly recommend that you work with (1) a lawyer who specializes in small businesses and (2) an insurance agent who can ensure that you have the correct insurance coverage as required by the laws of your state. Working with these two professionals will ensure that you are in compliance with all legal, permitting, and insurance requirements outlined by your state, as well as financial protection in the unlikely case of an injury or accident. A lawyer can also help construct an appropriate rental agreement with which to contract with customers. Taking the time now to put your rental business on firm legal and financial footing will save you time, money, and headaches down the road!

Contact HEC Worldwide

HEC Worldwide Inflatables is one of the world’s premier providers of high-quality inflatable bounce houses, rides, and games. If you can imagine it, we can build it! All of our inflatable houses, rides and games are manufactured using today’s advanced materials and guaranteed to meet applicable safety standards.

For more information on purchasing an inflatable ride, bounce house or game from HEC Worldwide Inflatables call 1-800-354-1183. Over 30 years of experience in manufacturing inflatable family entertainment centers, arenas, custom event structures and more!