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June 14, 2019

Summer tends to be prime time for tackling home improvement projects that have been put off throughout the year. Warm, sunny days and some vacation time may provide opportunity and motivation. Obviously warmer weather is best for outdoor projects, but even indoor projects seem to get more attention as the weather warms.

Among the top home improvement projects pursued as Ohio enters the summer months are exterior painting and kitchen remodeling, and there are good reasons for this.

Exterior painting

Painting your house is a big project, but mild summer weather and the long stretches of daylight make it more manageable and more pleasant. Tackle it yourself rather than hiring a professional and you can save a lot of money.

Kitchen remodeling

It may be interior work, but the dust that is stirred up from demolition and construction is much easier ventilated when you can open windows. Consider also how often you grill out in the summer. A kitchen under construction is not as inconvenient when you can use your grill for family meals.

At Sully’s, we aim to make these projects possible by offering rental of most of the tools you may need. For house painting, we carry pressure washers, paint sprayers, ladders and a full range of scaffolding supplies to help you safely access those hard-to-reach places. Work like a pro at a fraction of the cost.

Your kitchen remodel may be a few small changes or a complete rebuild of cabinets and storage, but having the right tools will make any project easier. At Sully’s you can find saws, drills, hardwood floor sanders and palm sanders, and floor tile removers. Remove wallpaper with a steamer or cut tile with a diamond blade tile saw. We have you covered no matter how extensive your remodel

Completing any summer project is easier with tools rented from Sully’s Tool Rental. Call today.

May 28, 2019

Environmental responsibility – it’s become prominent in nearly everything we do. Entertaining even a medium sized group, however, can create a surprising amount of trash.

From small to large groups, whether your event is family and friends or a more organized or formal gathering, as the host you want to keep things simple and within budget. Choosing disposable items can be inexpensive and can typically mean more time with guests and less time with prep and clean up.

At Sully’s, our goal is to provide rental options that allow you to enjoy your event, stay on budget and reduce some of that waste. By renting party essentials and décor items, you pay for only what you need—the one-day use of many of the things that will otherwise fill trash bags.

Consider the following options instead of paper or foam plates, plastic utensils, plastic tablecloths, plastic or foam cups, disposable serving trays, and disposable centerpieces:

  • Choose from an array of plates, bowls and fine china in styles that fit any party.

  • We offer a full range of serving platters and bowls, as well as buffet service that makes it easy to feed a large group.

  • Flatware in full place settings as well as knives and serving pieces are available to match casual to formal service

  • We can provide both based and stemmed glassware as well as bar service.

  • Choose linen napkins and tablecloths to complete your party—we do the laundry!

  • Centerpieces are available to fit any theme, including vases and candles.

Boost your sustainable effort even more by considering digital invitations and choosing a caterer that uses locally sourced foods.

At Sully’s, we are pleased to help you reduce your carbon footprint. Call us today for all your party needs.

April 17, 2019

Growing your own fresh vegetables is both rewarding and a healthy decision for your family. It does involve some work, however, and having the right tools can make this work a little quicker and easier.

If you grow flowers in your yard, you already know that certain basic tools are a must, and you probably keep them handy throughout the summer. You’ll need them for your vegetable garden too. These include:

  • Shovel, preferable a sturdy one with a gripping handle on the end for turning soil over and digging substantial holes for larger plants.

  • Hand Trowel for planting small plants, creating seed trenches and getting into tight spaces that need digging.

  • Hoe with a long handle to break up soil between rows, keep soil loose around plants, and save your back.

  • Pruning Shears, preferably kept sharp for trimming both small and woody branches and keeping flowering bushes and vegetable plants under control.

  • Weed Wacker to keep edges and walkways neat and weeds out of your gardens.

No matter how diligent you are with your gardens, weeds will be an issue, and in a vegetable garden it is crucial to keep them at bay if you are to get the best harvest possible. Anticipate spending time pulling weeds. For the stubborn ones, consider a notched cobra head tool to get under the weed and pull the root.

Building a garden

For vegetables or flowers, building a new garden takes some planning and some additional tools. You will want to first identify a location for your garden and determine a size. For vegetables, the amount of sunlight and the quality of soil are critical for maximizing your harvest. Remove grass from the area or use a weed wacker to trim it as short as possible, then turn it over with a shovel or tiller.

Be sure to get a sturdy wheelbarrow to haul additional soil and compost to fortify your garden and till these additives into the soil to create the perfect soil composition for your garden plans.

At Sully’s Tool Rental, we have what you need to create a garden you can be proud of. For the largest of gardens, we rent 5 and 8 horsepower tillers to work the soil. Sturdy weed eaters also are available for rent to clear your garden area or get an overgrown garden back in shape.

Check us out today for all the tools you need to be a successful gardener.

April 11, 2019

Cinco de Mayo—the Fifth of May—is celebrated by many as an annual tribute to Mexican heritage and pride. Your celebration can be as detailed and unique as you like, or it can simply be a reason to gather, eat and dance.

But why make it basic? There are many interesting ideas for making your Cinco de Mayo just a little more special and a little less stressful. From food and beverages to decorations and music, get some help from your friends to put together the perfect fiesta.

Make it a potluck

Planning and executing a Mexican menu can be a big job for the host, so get your guests involved. Plan an extensive taco bar and ask guests to bring the parts. Include many varieties of meets and toppings, choices for hard and soft shells and wraps, and many options for salsa, guacamole and bean dip. Recipes abound for these items, so let your guests be creative.

If your preference is for a variety of foods, assign your guests dishes in categories, such as appetizer, salad, main dish and dessert, with directions that they stick with a Mexican theme. With so many variations on authentic Mexican dishes you are sure to get a variety that will suit all tastes.

For the perfect Mexican beverage bonanza, plan a margarita tasting and ask guests to bring ingredients for their favorite flavor of margarita. Don’t forget the frozen variety, an easy option with a frozen margarita machine rented from Sully’s!

Make it a costume party

Keep decorations at a minimum and let your guests provide the color by planning a costume party. Your guests’ unique array of Mexican dress will brighten up any venue and provide opportunity for discussion, comparison and even a contest.

Make it about music and dancing

Hire a mariachi band to roam your party and entertain guests with authentic salsa and Latin tunes. You might also consider hiring a dance instructor to provide mini lessons in salsa, samba, rumba and other traditional Mexican dances. Lessons could be followed by a dance contest to keep your guests on top of their steps.

Dance floors and sound equipment are available for rental from Sully’s.

Make it easy

Are you planning a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo? There are a lot of details that go into making it an authentic celebration of Mexican heritage, so focus on those details and rely on Sully’s Party Rental for those all-important party supplies.

Whatever your plan, venue or number of guests, Sully’s has tables, chairs, table and beverage service, serving pieces, tents and lighting, heating and sound equipment to make your set up easy and your party perfect. Call today for details and pricing.

March 5, 2019

The Kubota SSV65 Skid Steer is the newest item available to rent at Sully’s Tool Rental. Why is this significant? Because while a skid steer can solve a variety of problems when dealing with challenging terrain, the Kubota SSV65 has features that go beyond.

If you work in construction, whether in business or as a DIYer, you know that a skid steer is an extremely versatile piece of construction equipment. The design of this piece allows you to both dig and lift in tight places, especially useful in residential areas or tight commercial areas. They also adapt well, with numerous attachments that can make your unit a snow blower, grader, tree puller and more. Whether you are planning excavation of a lot or you are knocking down and removing an old storage shed, a skid steer can handle the job.

Large and medium sized skid steers are ideal when a job needs a large backhoe, but such a unit will not fit in the space or when large diggers will do damage to the surrounding area. The Kubota SSV65 skid steer is a small unit and perfectly designed for small site development, landscaping, and patio and sidewalk grading.

Our new unit is heated and air conditioned, so it is comfortable in all weather conditions. It also features sliding front doors that allow entry and exit from the unit no matter the position of the loader, which is ideal for tight spaces. Additional features include side lighting and multifunction handles for high-flow machines.

Because the Kubota SSV65 is low profile and lightweight, it is appropriate for indoor projects as well.

At Sully’s, we have a variety of options suitable for your construction project. We understand that choosing the right skid steer is crucial. Consider the following and talk to one of our professionals:

  • The size of the space in which you must work

  • Whether portions of the area are paved, planted or developed

  • What materials will be loaded, moved or dumped and how far they will be hauled

  • Whether you will need to perform multiple tasks, such as hauling, grading or drilling

Whether you need a large, medium or small skid steer, rental is frequently the best option when projects are limited and for the DIYer. Skid steers are relatively easy to operate and at Sully’s we also have various accessories available for rent.

Call Sully’s Tool Rental today for more information about our new Kubota SSV65 skid steer or about our many choices in construction equipment and tools available for rent.

February 28, 2019

The perfect graduation party is the one that conveys your graduate’s personality and provides maximum fun. There are many venues you could choose, from church halls to party centers, but the at-home backyard party is often the most conducive to the kind of relaxing celebration you seek.

Worried about the details involved in hosting the perfect party? A check list is all you need to go beyond the must-haves and host a party to be remembered.

  • Pick a date and a theme and stick to it. Understand that every senior in your child’s class is planning a party, so focus on your own priorities and don’t worry about theirs.

  • Decide on size and numbers that are realistic for your yard or whatever section of your home will be the entertainment space.

  • Get the invitations out. Use pictures, make it special and give your guests time to get it on their calendars and post it on their kitchen corkboards.

  • Establish a menu that fits your theme and the experience you want for your guests. Be sure to consider snacks, appetizers, main course, desserts or cake, and beverages, including bar service. Full or partial catering may be the way to make your party manageable.

  • Decide what you will need to rent to accommodate your plan, including tents, tables, chairs, table service, buffet service, heating and lighting.

  • Don’t forget to record the memories! Designate a trusted friend or family member to get pictures or hire a photographer.

Once you get through your must-haves check list, you will be able to take a look at some extras that can boost the party experience. Go elegant and green with color matched linen table cloths from your party rental service. They can also provide a variety of matching decorations that mean less work for you.

Finalize your menu to include some servers, full bar service and a concession machine or two. Choose beverage dispensers rather than cans and bottles for less trash and a classy touch.

Make your party special with display tools, table runners and lighting that celebrate your graduate and highlight his or her accomplishments. At Sully’s Party rental, we have everything you need to put the finishing touch on your graduation party and remove the stress from hosting at home.

Call today for details about our graduation packages that provide one stop shopping for the perfect party.

January 21, 2019

Whether it’s a party or a project, unexpected cold or snow can cause some problems with your plans. Your chosen venue may be too cold if temperatures drop. A simple grading project may become more complicated because of freezing, roots, debris or standing water. Suddenly you need equipment you do not have on hand.

Sully’s Tool and Party Rental does, with tools for a wide variety of jobs, projects and unexpected situations.

For the venue not equipped to handle unusually cold temperatures, Sully’s has heaters to warm up both large and small spaces. Need a generator to run your heater, or to handle that unexpected power outage? We have several available for rent.

Winter weather than make any grading or digging project a challenge. Sully’s rents backhoes that can handle the job and keep your project on schedule.

For any event or project that involves hauling, keep Sully’s in mind to lighten the load. We rent dollies, including a stair climbing dolly, that will help with set-up or tear-down of events, as well as the moving and loading associated with any project or job.

Having the right equipment and tools can make a difference in the success of any job or event. Call Sully’s today for all your tool rental needs.

January 8, 2019

Wedding planning season kicks into high gear after the holidays. In addition to bridal gown, tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses and gifts, and flowers, there is venue, catering, music, and bar service. With so many decisions to make, wouldn’t it be great if multiple items could be checked off your list with just one stop?

Weddings today are as unique as the couples planning them. Venues range from backyards to beaches. Themes range from casual parties to upscale events.

At Sully’s Party Rental, it’s possible to create a wedding that is uniquely yours, with a wide variety of rental options. We have it all, from tents to dance floors, china to bar supplies.

For outdoor venues, we offer both pole and frame tents. No worries if your location is a grassy knoll. Our pole tents anchor securely, and we can provide a dance floor large enough for all your guests. Lighting and side curtains can create the perfect ambiance for your special day.

Whether your reception is under a tent or planned for a gym or hall, tables, chairs and linens are crucial to the atmosphere. Our professionals can help with numbers, style of tables and set-up so that you make the most of your space. Whether you choose long tables or round tables, we can provide linens, china and stemware that will complete the look to perfection. At Sully’s you also can rent serving supplies, coffee service, fountains and punch bowls.

We also take the worry out of the weather forecast by offering heaters and generators for rent.

Wedding planning has never been easier. Look for us at the Today’s Bride Akron Bridal Show on January 13 at the John S. Knight Center. We can provide you full details on how one-stop planning at Sully’s can give your wedding the personal touch you are looking for.

April 11, 2018

Need some assistance moving large equipment, furniture, or appliances without the backache? Sully’s has the right piece of equipment to do the job.

The LTA6512E Stair Climber is the most popular preferred aluminum model of the Lectro-Trucks for moving commercial loads with a 1500 lb. lift capacity. It features a built-in steel tripod for maximum leverage and a built-in leverage bar.

A Stair Climber does 100% of the lifting, essentially eliminating risk of back injury while reducing the effort to move substantial, awkward loads. It safely powers products up & down stairs, in & out of buildings, and on & off delivery vehicles. Stair Climbers are used to safely move items like hot water tanks, furnaces, major appliances, office furniture, plumbing & heating supplies, restaurant equipment, vending machines, safes and much more.

Specifications:

  • 1500 lb. capacity
  • 68″ tall x 19″ deep
  • 24″ or 30″ wide (depending on your toeplate choice)
  • 41″ Lift Capacity
  • Unit weight 168 lbs.

 

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February 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selecting a wedding venue is one of the first decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple — it will influence your vendors, budget, décor, and even attire.

  1. Estimate how many people you’d like to invite to your big day,since not all places can accommodate a wide variety of wedding sizes. Nearly every venue will have a guest count minimum. If your final attendance number winds up being smaller than you had anticipated and you have to pay for extra plates, it is recommended asking the venue if they can throw in a couple more appetizers during cocktail hour or add extra time to the reception festivities.
  2. Sit down with your fiancé and figure out how much you are willing to spend. Do your homework and find out what the going rates are in your desired wedding location. Online venue directories allow you to search by location, price, and venue type, among other criteria. Determining how much you can afford will help you avoid the heartache of falling in love with a place that’s well out of your price range — you don’t want to spend more than 50% of your total wedding budget on your venue. Rushing into contracts before you have all of the figures in front of you may leave you “house poor,” and you’ll have to figure out what to cut out to compensate for overspending.
  3. Check out wedding planners’ and photographers’ blogs to see real wedding photos of venues you’re interested in visiting. Since they aren’t staged, you’ll get a much better idea of what things can (and really do) look like. It can be especially helpful if you are unable to visit the venue during the season you’ll be getting married.
  4. Choose your wedding date.“Wedding dates can be significant for a variety of reasons; some couples choose to wed on the day they met, their parents’ or grandparents’ anniversary date, or for auspicious reasons that numbers have in their culture or religion. Others may pick a specific time of year and season but not a specific day. If you can be flexible with your date and choose an off-season month, you’ll often be able to secure the venue of your dreams at a lower rate. For example, you’d likely pay less for a Friday wedding in February than you would for a Saturday in June. Time of year, day of the week, and your engagement length will all impact your negotiating leverage with vendors.
  5. Since dates can book up quickly at popular venues, call around to check on date availability before going to see places in person. (If you’re not getting married on-site, a good rule of thumb is to check in with your place of worship first before booking the reception venue.)
  6. The venue will play a huge role in shaping the ambiance for your wedding, so it’s important to have a vision of what you want to portray for your big day.
  7. Pick your colors or theme after choosing your venue.“Often, we have brides tell us their colors are purple and silver, and the venue they’ve chosen has ivory walls and gold chairs. Think about how the colors and theme complement your venue space for a cohesive look.
  8. Barns, farms, and ranches appeal to rustic loving brides and grooms. Many now include elegant touches such as chandeliers, polished floors, outdoor fire pits, and twinkle lights strung between trees.
  9. An all-inclusive ballroom or hotel is the perfect backdrop for a classic fairy tale wedding. If you’re a traditionalist looking for something a little different, consider a castle or a historic home or estate, which have the ornate details you crave with a little more character.
  10. A venue with an abundance of natural landscape, such as a vineyard or beachfront resort, provides a stunning backdrop while reducing how much you’ll need to spend on décor details. “Nothing can beat Mother Nature!”
  11. More couples are embracing non-traditional and eclectic venues, such as zoos, planetariums, and mountaintops. “The bride and groom can save on flowers and décor while still having a unique event space.
  12. For a small, intimate affair, consider renting a vacation home. “They may charge a week’s worth in rent, but it can still be equal to or less than renting a traditional reception venue.
  13. Couples with a modern sensibility gravitate towards industrial warehouses, city lofts, and art galleries. Clean lines and bright whites offer a blank canvas with the ultimate flexibility in designing a unique wedding vision. Just keep in mind that rentals (tables, chairs, china, linens, etc.) often aren’t included in the package, so you’ll have to factor in the cost of those elements to get a more accurate sense of the overall price.
  14. Use your venue to tell your love story.Some couples are choosing venues that are sentimental to them, such as the museum where they first met or a private estate dating back hundreds of years because it was where the groom proposed. “This trend makes us really happy because it’s a concentration on the couple, not the wedding world. A celebration of two people is all it’s about!”
  15. There’s also a shift towards weekend celebrations as opposed to a singular day. Couples are choosing to take over more remote locales, where their loved ones can stay and celebrate for an entire weekend.
  16. Email or call prospective venues to schedule official walk-throughs with representatives who can answer all of your questions (come prepared with a pen and paper to take notes). If possible, try to make arrangements to visit the site when it’s set up for a wedding. This way, you’ll be able to assess the size of your reception area once all of the tables, DJ or band equipment, sweetheart table, and any other necessary components are set up. Don’t bring your entire family for an initial site visit. While it’s great to have feedback from parents and your maid of honor, limit the first appointment to just you and your fiancé (and a planner, if you have one). Venue selection is a very personal choice, and it sets the tone for your entire event.
  17. “Don’t book the first venue you see. You may want to get it over with, but trust me. Select at least three places that may be a good fit for your budget and style; then write down the pros and cons of each one.
  18. Factor in all of the various spaces you will need (ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing). Think about how to use the rooms and grounds for different purposes — there should be a seamless flow from one portion to the next. If you’re getting married on-site, you’ll save yourselves multiple site fees, as well as transportation from one location to the other.
  19. Take photos and videos on your cell phone of the elements you liked and disliked at each venue. (If you’re visiting multiple locations over the course of a few days, it helps to take a photo of the sign/exterior of each venue so that you don’t accidentally get them jumbled up.)
  20. Visit each venue with an open mind.Couples often end up booking a venue that looked so-so online because the photos didn’t do the grounds justice, or they fall in love with something they didn’t expect initially.
  21. Ask for referrals. Many venues have great relationships with past clients who would be more than happy to let you know about their experiences. Ask about the service — was anyone difficult to work with? Or did they go above and beyond to ensure the event was a smashing success? How was the food? Was there anything they wish they would have done differently?
  22. Pay special attention to the lighting.If a venue is too dark, it can make it tricky for your photographer to capture all of the details that you worked so hard to plan. You’ll also need to find out whether the venue you’re considering offers additional lighting services, such as up lighting, intelligent lighting, or projected gobos in-house, or if you’ll need to hire an outside vendor.
  23. Send a thank-you e-mail to the venue representative with a recap of what you discussed each time. This way, everything is in writing, and you won’t forget.
  24. Consider how guests will get from Point A to Point B. “Transportation and parking vary depending on whether you’re getting married in a city or out in the country, whether the ceremony and reception will take place at the same venue, and whether guests are local or it’s a destination wedding. If the venue you’re considering doesn’t offer overnight accommodations, research nearby hotels or inns, including how much they cost and whether they have enough rooms available. Is there on-site parking for guests at the venue, and if so, is it free or will you cover any fees? Is there nearby off-site parking, such as street parking or garages? If parking isn’t readily available, are there valet options that you can provide for local guests (some venues charge extra for this) or will you need shuttle buses and/or limos for the bridal party?
  25. Since weather can be unpredictable, it’s crucial to have a contingency plan for an outdoor wedding. Before booking, ask what the plan is and walk through it with them. Make sure that you like the backup spaces in the event of inclement weather; if you don’t, then you may want to consider another venue or hiring a planner to help out along the way.
  26. Some venues offer an on-site coordinator to assist you once you get to the property. Usually, they will help set up your wedding and solve any issues that may arise. Since they don’t offer the full range of services that an outside wedding planner would provide, it’s important to determine what they’re responsible for and whether you need to hire additional outside help.
  27. Determine if there are any vendor restrictions.“Preferred” vendors are usually businesses vetted by the venue who work there often and know all the ins and outs of the spaces. “Some venues have strict policies on vendors and you may not be allowed to use the planner you wanted to work with or the photographer you already booked. Other establishments may use this list to suggest businesses they like to work with but ultimately allow couples to bring in other vendors. (More than likely, the venue will only need their proof of liability insurance.) Have an open dialogue with your venue and go a step further to find out why they are “preferred.” Is it because the vendor has experience working at the venue, or did they pay to be on the list strictly as marketing? “If it’s the latter, you may want to search other vendors.
  28. If the venue offers catering in-house, find out if you can do a tasting before the wedding. Consider bringing your parents along to get their opinions, and keep your guests’ tastes in mind in addition to your personal favorites. You’ll also need to make the venue aware of any special dietary restrictions. Drink preferences may come into play as well: Are you and your guest’s connoisseurs of the vine, or are craft beers more up your alley? There’s no need to break the bank on a premium bar if you won’t be pouring fancy cognacs and vodkas.
  29. Ask if you’ll have exclusive use of the venue.It’s important to know how many functions they’ll have going on at once and how much interaction there will be between your guests and theirs (if any). The privacy factor differs for every space; some venues may offer separate restrooms and parking areas for guests from different events, while others have the rooms set close together, so you might hear someone else’s music pumping from down the hall. If you’re getting married outdoors in a public space, such as a park or beach, be aware that strangers may stop to give you their good wishes or find their way into the background of your wedding photos.
  30. Venue packages vary greatly, including the amount of time you’ll have for your party and any overtime fees. If the wedding has to end at 9 p.m. sharp because of noise restrictions but you want to dance until dawn, then you may want to keep the festivities going with an after-party elsewhere.
  31. Your date isn’t officially reserved until you sign your contract and, in most cases, make a deposit.
  32. “Make sure when you are looking for potential venues that you clearly understand what’s included and what isn’t.” For example, if you’re getting married at a beautiful historic estate, but they don’t have any upgraded electrical systems, you will need to factor the cost of renting generators into your budget. Read the fine print and triple-check that everything you and your site coordinator discussed is included in the contract.
  33. When negotiating, it’s easier to work with a substitution than to deduct from the bottom line. For example, if you don’t want an ice sculpture that’s part of the venue package, perhaps you can ask the venue to remove it and add something else instead. “Most importantly, remember to be kind and thoughtful when you ask to negotiate anything. A grateful heart will give back to you in many ways.
  34. Don’t get pressured into signing right away. If a venue has your desired date open, but you aren’t ready to book, ask if they can place a soft hold or give you a courtesy call if someone else is interested in your date. (Some places may charge a small deposit fee to hold your wedding date if you haven’t signed a contract yet, which is usually taken off the final bill.) Take a few days to talk it over with your fiancé and make sure that your financials are doable in the time frame that you have.
  1. You will usually give the first deposit at the signing. Some venues will accept the first payment on a creditcard, but after that, it will be cashier’s check or cash, so be prepared when those payments are due.

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