Our

PHILOSOPHY

At The Alleen Company, we are here to serve you. Any event type, any size, anytime, we have seen and done it all! Our personable and experienced event management team will deliver the peace of mind to make your event amazing.

Our

MISSION

Our mission is to continue to be one of the most respected event rental companies in the tri-state area. We strive to provide superior service to clients and vendors by embracing a team approach and ultimately prospering together.

Meet our

TEAM
Barbara Scull

Barbara Scull, CPA

Barbara began leading The Alleen Company team in 2005. Her entrepreneurial spirit, accounting background and experience in the retail industry have provided her with a solid basis to direct all aspects of the company. She takes great pride in her team’s commitment to outstanding customer service. Barbara feels passionate about her involvement with St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati and serves as a past chairperson on their Board of Directors.

Fun fact about Barbara: She is an instrument rated pilot and flies as a hobby!

Jeanne Prows

Jeanne Prows

Accountant and Human Resources
jprows@alleencompany.com

Jeanne left the banking industry and began with The Alleen Company in 1999. She oversees accounting, inventory control and human resources. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Fun fact about Jeanne: Jeanne adopted her daughter, Elena, from the country of Guatemala back in 2005!

Steve Shupe

Steve Shupe

Operations Manager
sshupe@alleencompany.com

Steve started at The Alleen Company as a seasonal crew member in 1981 and was offered a full time position within the Alleen Company in 1987. His many years of experience readied him for the responsibilities of managing both the warehouse and the crews. He works side by side with his staff to ensure proper installation on unique setups. He enjoys mentoring the hundreds of seasonal staff members that he has come into contact with throughout the years and prefers the small family atmosphere that the Alleen Company provides him. When Steve is not at the office, he prefers spending time with his family and traveling with his wife Gina.

Fun fact about Steve: Steve completed a solo ride on his Harley motorcycle for 2,500 miles around Lake Superior in Michigan.

Kenneth J. Kaeser

Kenny Kaeser

Warehouse Manager
kkaeser@alleencompany.com

Kenny, now in his second year as our Warehouse Manager, brings a great value of expertise and excitement into the office! His familiarity with our inventory and procedures is second to none.

Fun fact about Kenny: He is a music enthusiast and avid guitar collector!

Erica Robinson Gripp

Erica Robinson-Gripp

Event Specialist
egripp@alleencompany.com

Erica was personally hired by “Alleen” who was the founder of The Alleen Company in 1971. After 40 years, she still has a passion for serving her customers with enthusiasm. Erica loves to coordinate our vast inventory options to create or enhance her customer’s vision, whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, festival or backyard party. She is also our in-house specialist for casino parties. Erica is our dancing guru and teaches line dancing at Vineyard Community Church in Tri-County! She enjoys reading the Bible and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Fun fact about Erica: She did her first competitive body building show on her 50th birthday!

Michelle Hampel

Michelle Hampel, CERP

Event Specialist
mhampel@alleencompany.com

Michelle began her career in the event rental business at Daisy Rental in 1997. She joined The Alleen team when Alleen purchased Daisy Rental. Michelle spent several years in the china and linen department before moving into an event specialist position in 2010. Michelle wears multiple hats within The Alleen Company, overseeing our china and linen departments and assisting with the traffic department, while still balancing her time within her event specialist role. Her excellent organizational skills allow her to manage several responsibilities simultaneously. What Michelle loves most about working at the Alleen Company are the people that she is surrounded with that are always willing to lend a helping hand.

Fun fact about Michelle: Michelle and her husband camp every weekend from the months of April to October.

Layne Butler

Layne Butler, CERP

Event Specialist
lbutler@alleencompany.com

Layne joined the Alleen events team in 2006. She brings 20+ years in sales and customer service to her position. While working for a major department store in New York City, she gained extensive knowledge in the tabletop and housewares department. If you have any questions in regards to place settings and fine china, Layne is your go to! She can also be found regularly networking at Perfect Wedding Guide functions around the Cincinnati area. Layne also enjoys volunteering with the Festivals of Sharonville to put on SharonFest, along with assisting the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Car Show. She is also looking forward to volunteering more with the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. On a personal note, Layne relaxes by indulging in paper crafting, which is just one of her many hobbies.

Fun Fact about Layne: Layne’s family has rescued 13+ Dobermans over the years and also supports the Southwestern Ohio Doberman Rescue!

Roger Hail

Roger Hail

Senior Crew Leader

Roger began his career at The Alleen Company in 1969. He has set every type of event imaginable and is quite often seen evaluating new opportunities. Roger has gained valuable expertise in lighting options for tent structures over the years. A couple projects that Roger oversees are the Miami of Ohio’s Alumni Reunion and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s annual Zoofari event! His long-term commitment to The Alleen Company and our customers is well recognized by others within the Cincinnati event industry.

Fun fact about Roger: Roger and Alleen Rents were rental providers for the second Presidential inauguration of Richard Nixon, which was held on January 20, 1973 in Washington, D.C.

John Kaeser

John Kaeser

Senior Crew Leader

John joined The Alleen Company in 2003. He is our booth expert and annually trains our seasonal staff in proper setup and safety procedures. John has also acquired his CDL License for the state of Ohio. He is knowledgeable in various tenting layouts and is a good resource to speak with when planning an annual festival or event.

Fun fact about John: John participates in three to four motorcycle charity rides per year. One specifically being the Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride in Clermont County, which raises money for the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati and the Warthogs Police and Fireman Memorial Fund.

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Rachael Barnes

Event Specialist/Marketing Coordinator

rbarnes@alleencompany.com

Rachael started with the Alleen Company in March of 2017. Her past experience in customer service, sales, and marketing has prepared her to take on several responsibilities with the sales and marketing team. She is excited to bring fresh marketing ideas to the company and help prospect new business opportunities. When Rachael is not working she enjoys playing with her new lab mix puppy, Jeter and her niece, Delaney.

Fun fact about Rachael: Rachael loves school and plans to start taking online courses for her Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Kimmy Kunkel

Event Specialist

kkunkel@alleencompany.com

Kimmy is the newest member of the Alleen Company Family. She graduated with a degree in Tourism and Event Planning from Bowling Green State University in 2013. She loves utilizing her exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail in her daily work life. Her favorite part of being an Event Specialist is seeing the client’s requests come to life.  In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her nephew and her dog.

Fun Fact about Kimmy: Kimmy is very adventurous and has even gotten to ride a hot air balloon. Her next adventure is sky diving!

The uniqueness of our company is the combination of the years of experience, extensive inventory of rental equipment and commitment to superior customer service. We continue to keep strong values an integral part of our every day as we are professional, reliable, courteous, responsive and flexible! All of us at The Alleen Company consider 11939 Tramway Drive our home away from home and we hope you will join us.

The Beatles making their way toward Alleen Rents' stage and tent for their 1966 performance at Crosley Field
The Beatles at Crosley Field, 1966
The Beatles: Paul & George (left), Ringo (middle) and John (right) performing at Crosley Field, 1966
The Beatles at Crosley Field, 1966
Black and white photo of The Beatles: Paul, George, Ringo and John (from left)
The Beatles: Paul, George, Ringo and John

Discover

THE ALLEEN COMPANY HISTORY

1951- The Alleen Company was founded by Harold Luehrman. Originally named Alleen Rents (named after his wife), the business was located on Central Parkway and later moved to Cheviot Road. The company specialized in renting linens to restaurants, but over the years Harold expanded to renting tables, chairs and tents. His son, Tim, inherited the business in 1968 and continued the growth of the company with the addition of booths, casino games and other festival equipment.

Key dates between then and now:

1988- Russ and Mimi Woertz and Ed Beckman bought the business and later moved the company to Tramway Drive in Sharonville in 1990.

1998- Russ and Mimi expanded the business by acquiring Daisy Party Rentals and changed the name to The Alleen Company.

1998- Holiday in Lights was purchased. Holiday in Lights is a 1-mile drive thru holiday light show at Sharon Woods Park, which operates from late November through December 31st.

Present Day- The Alleen Company has been owned by Marty, John and Richard Betagole since 2000. The Betagole family is known for their automotive businesses, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions and The Superior Dealer Group. They rely on the extensive experience of the team of professionals, who have made The Alleen Company their livelihood for many years, to successfully operate the organization.

An interesting piece of trivia about The Beatles’ exploits in Cincinnati: Alleen Rents provided the stage for their Cincinnati Gardens performance in 1964 as well as the stage AND tent for their 1966 performance at Crosley Field. Photos of the show are proudly displayed in our showroom!

What people

SAY ABOUT US

11939 Tramway Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Mon-Fri: 08:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Phone Number:

(513) 769-0393

(800) 436-2057

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