Our Story

About Time Event Rentals began in 2011 as one of the first event rental specialists in the greater Kansas City Metro.. Our goal was to fill a void in the availability of elegant and stylish furniture to make special occasions and events aesthetically better.

About Us

About Time Event Rentals is Kansas City’s premier furnishings company providing the most glamorous and stylish products for events. If you are planning a wedding, birthday party, meeting, gala, or any type of special event, you want it to leave a lasting impression to all that attend. We take great pride in all of our products so that you can do just that; give your guests a time they’ll never forget.

Our style is not the only thing that sets us apart; our owner is on site to make sure that everything goes without a hitch. Having exceptional customer service is the best way to keep our business and referral base going strong. We know offering the best furnishings is only half of what makes us great – the other half is our people.

About The Owner

It was only natural Tess Leo would bring About Time Event Rentals to life. Even as a young girl she was the one decorating her friends parties and making sure all the guests had a seat. Tess’s Dad influenced her taste for design and trends with his successful career in the garment industry. She gained knowledge and passion for the industry at the ripe age of 10 by tagging along with her dad at work. Tess became the go to gal for all things fabulous when her friends were planning their special events.

In October of 2011 Tess decided it was time to launch the dream of “About Time Event Rentals.” Tess is genuinely excited to bring her expertise to each and every event. She has been quoted for saying…”I am so excited to bring this new and fresh event rental company to Kansas City! I can’t wait to show everyone how these one of a kind touches can put memories in memorable!” Tess is ready to put her expertise , passion, and energy into About Time Event Rentals.

Support local business! About Time Rentals is a woman owned Kansas City business!

About The Staff

The About Time Event Rentals staff is a team that is dedicated to getting the job done right. But how? Well, by understanding the pressure of event planning, we are able to focus on making sure that our jobs are planned and structured to make your life easier. Our staff has worked together for years and are familiar with the majority of event venues throughout the greater Kansas City metro. Time and experience have helped us to be extremely efficient with delivery and pickup, before and after cleaning, as well as last minute design layout changes during setup.

Lewis F.

Lewis F.

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Dan T.

Dan T.

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Pearce L.

Pearce L.

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Derick S.

Derick S.

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Jamie F.

Jamie F.

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Nick M.

Nick M.

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Jon T.

Jon T.

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Testimonials

"Exceptional customer service has almost become a thing of the past, but not with our great partner, About Time Rentals. When Agenda: USA has an event that requires cutting edge and innovative décor and furniture offerings, we always turn to Tess Leo and her team. With an array of unique furniture pieces that can accent any setting to distinctive décor schemes that are supreme, About Time Rentals is your one stop shop! We’re proud to have partnered with Tess with since she opened her doors in 2011 and will continue to do so for years to come!"

 

Jeff Hardeman | Director of Events | Agenda: USA 

“Thanks Tess for everything you did for our tradeshow in Kansas City. You made me and Hilton Worldwide look good. Your prompt response to all my requests was appreciated. You were very professional once on-site and even went above and beyond your duty on the floor. Your setup at the tradeshow was the talk amongst clients and even our competitors. Thanks for a job well done”

 

Sandra | Sales Manager Worldwide | Hilton Worldwide Sales

“What an incredible resource when it comes to producing creative, high end events with lots of panache. Tess is extremely diligent in meeting the customers’ needs and delivers above and beyond in a prompt fashion. A delight to work with and the most professional service available. Seeing the business owner on location shows her attention to detail. I would highly recommend About Time Rentals.”

 

Kenneth D. Sherman | Vice President & Event Director | Trapp And Company

“About Time Event Rentals and Tess are wonderful to work with! You can see the pride in the quality of their furniture and the dedication of their delivery and setup team. They have come through for me on last-minute requests, making it work for my client’s needs every time. They have one-of-a-kind pieces that add interest and fun to an event set, and are always expanding their inventory. I highly recommend About Time Event Rentals!”

 

Katie Schillare |Director of Special Events | The Midland by AMC

“About Time Rentals is the best rental company in Kansas City. I used them for a corporate event that I put on and will be using them from now on. Unlike many other companies I’ve used in Kansas City, About Time Rentals delivers what they promised, is prompt, professional and very helpful. They catered to my every need and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my rental items. I’ve been in the event planning business for many years and have never seen a better rental business, cannot say enough praises about this group, they’re amazing!”

 

Kali Nelson | The Global Orphan Project, Event Director

“Tess Leo of About Time Rentals worked with me to provide high tops for our 2012 Holiday Dinner at The Roasterie. During our pre-planning, Tess anticipated our every need. The lit-from-within tables with stretch fabric were fabulous and created an atmosphere of contemporary holiday cheer. About Time Rentals was instrumental in making sure the evening was a success!”

 

Betsey West | Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light

“Tess and her crew are so great and easy to work with. I had a showcase for the club and she was there to help me get everything set up for success. Her rental equipment looks like it was just purchased yesterday and I got many compliments on how great her items made the event look. She has many one of a kind pieces that are to die for and I now find myself looking for ways to incorporate them into future events.”

 

Leslie Miller | Director of Catering | Hallbrook Country Club