Our History

Our story is kind of cool so take a second to get to know us a little better.


EES The Early Years

The Shipper family founded Event Equipment Sales in 1993. The company was established out of necessity to help support their growing rental operation, then known as Chicago Party Rental. As Ben III would say, “We were expanding so quickly, we needed to start manufacturing and importing products just to support our own growth” Chicago Party Rental would become one of North America’s largest and most respected rental powerhouses. Event Equipment Sales complimented the growth by becoming one of the most respected and reliable suppliers to the entire special event and hospitality industries. By now, Debra Shipper Morse and Roberta DeCillo were captaining EES while Ben Shipper IV continued to grow Chicago Party Rental at an exponential pace. Both companies continued large growth spurts until Chicago Party Rental was sold in late 2007.


Present Day EES

Under the current leadership of Ben Shipper, IV and Douglas Crowe, EES has grown into a global brand. While the company still maintains a rich history; our experience has enabled us to forge ahead with new and innovative products that help drive the special event and hospitality industries. Our goal is to stay current with global trends and to continue our progressive research for the next cool thing.


Future EES

Our transformation will continue to evolve as the special event and hospitality industries evolve. EES will always strive to be the cutting edge company you can rely on for new products. We will continue to rely on our clients to propel us into the future with fresh ideas and products we have yet to see. In our global travels, we’ll continue to uncover the next great thing. Stay tuned as tomorrow is always the future.