About us: Meet the Team

At Big AZ Tents & Events, our greatest strength is our versatility. From a small party in your backyard, to a giant stadium sales event, we can help. If you have a question, can't find something you're looking for, or just trying to do the impossible — we're the people to turn to. We pride ourselves on doing things that others can't (or won’t!).

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We've been serving the Valley for over 50 years, and we hold an A+ rating with the BBB.
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We can be your full Arizona event planning partner

From start to finish, Big AZ Tents & Events can help you with your upcoming event, regardless of size or location. We can guide you through event concepts and help you select the right party or event accessories for you and your group.

We also have relationships with all types of businesses across the Valley to help ensure your event goes exactly how you want it. We look forward to helping you with everything related to your next event!

Our Team

Jim Barton

Jim Barton

Scott Hoffman

Scott Hoffmann

Lisa Farrant

Lisa Farrant

Crystal Edgell

Elizabeth Pfeiffer

Lindsey Barton

Lindsey Barton

About Jim Barton, our founder

Big AZ Tents & Events started as Bartons' Balloon-a-tics, a small family business renting giant inflatables to car dealers and others. As we've continued to grow, we now provide our customers with everything related to parties, events, sales and promotions.

“Big Jim” moved from Pittsburgh to Arizona with his mother, father, three brothers, and sister in 1963. After working at numerous local car dealerships, Jim decided to go out on his own in 2011. When his balloon and inflatables business took off, Jim knew he would need a bigger space, and that’s when Big AZ Promotions was born.

Since 2011, Jim has grown this business from a one-man show to a team of 15 full-time employees. Recently rebranded as Big AZ Tents & Events, our company handles used car tent sales across Arizona, new dealership grand openings, and a slew of weddings and other events around Phoenix. Everyone knows they can call “Big Jim” for help with pulling off an incredible event.

As much as Jim lives and breathes for his company, his true loves are his three granddaughters Charlotte, Wrenley, and Reagan. He spends his spare time with them by swimming, making mac and cheese, and even setting up bounce houses and waterslides in the backyard!

Jim also loves taking vacations with his wife Susan, and spending time with his kids Matt, Sean, Lindsey, Camille, and Casey. Each of his children have helped grow the business in some way, and a few are even full-time employees here! It is a dream come true for Jim to be surrounded by family while running a successful business.