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Big Top Inflatables & Tents (BTI) was founded by Robert & Cindy Savona in their hometown of Hahnville, Louisiana; just outside the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to starting their Commercial, Inflatable Sales Business, they previously owned and operated two successful party rental sales companies. Their love for the industry and families they served became contagious. By this, they worked long hours and strived for perfection establishing an unmatched system. Their successful sales system today is being used throughout the United States and abroad by Party Rental Companies, Corporate Businesses, and Party Rental Facilities.
Robert, a former veteran of both the US Army and Navy, was recognized and respected as a leader for serving his country. He earned the prestigious US Army Airborne Wings and Ranger Tab back in the mid 1990's. His bravery continued on as he served his local community as a Police Officer and SWAT Hostage Negotiator in the City of Kenner, Louisiana. As a family man, he always worked the extra hours to provide for his wife and children.
Cindy, a medical financial manager by trade, initially dreamed up the idea that she and Robert could start their very own inflatable rental business. She was the backbone of the business startup and the grounded support that Robert needed to be successful. They have enjoyed every moment of their journey together and look forward reaching out to helping everyone that seeks the same opportunity for themselves and their families as well.
In the mid 2000's, just shortly after Hurricane Katrina, the Savona's made a vow of faith that they never wanted themselves or any other family to have to suffer like so many in their hometown area. Robert sold Cindy on the idea of letting him venture into the Inflatable Sales and Distribution Business. His thoughts were to help others start their very own Inflatable, Party Rental Company, but without the trial, error, and unnecessary expense. Cindy agreed and so BTI was born in late 2006. Since then, they have helped hundreds, if not thousands, of people throughout the country and abroad either start, refine, or enhance their Inflatable, Party Rentals Businesses. Their success, along with their customer's successes, have generated millions of dollars in the American Economy. Moreover, BTI Products and Services have supported others to generate income and jobs that we desperately need today more now than ever... Thus comes, where are they now? This leads us to discuss Big Top Inflatables at present.
In 2011, the Savona's moved their business from Louisiana to the Great State of Texas and the City of San Antonio. The move came for several reasons as follows: Their family was separated after Hurricane Katrina and members relocated to the city of San Antonio, the area proved a central location to better serve both their East and West Coast Customers, and the opportunity allowed them to better work closely and strategically with their vendors. Since the move, BTI has soared with a new website, stronger alliances with vendors, and an increased marketing and web presence to better serve their customers. They now offer Commercial-Grade Tents and Concessions, too.
As their slogan states and remains true today,
"Your Success is Our Business!"
Expect the Best - Choose Big Top Inflatables Today!
Cindy Savona, CNP
Founder & CEO
Cindy Savona established Big Top Inflatables & Tents in 2006 and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer, responsible for active oversight of the company.
Passionate about the amusement industry, Cindy is involved with many associations and programs, such as, the Texas Better Business Bureau, Texas Notary Public Association, Minority and Women-Owned Business, Dun & Bradstreet, and Merchant Circle. Cindy's background also includes financial management in the Health and Hospitals Organ Procurement Agencies.
Outside of work, Cindy enjoys participating in her HOA Social Committee, Crocheting, and spending quality time with Family and Friends.
Robert Savona, MSc, PMP
Co-Founder & GM
Robert Savona co-founded Big Top Inflatables & Tents and currently holds the position as President, responsible for marketing and general management of the company.
Robert brings over a decade of amusement experience to the industry. He and his wife, Cindy, have previously owned two Successful, Party Rental Companies in southeast Louisiana. His passion for helping others achieve success is contagious with Big Top customers.
Robert is a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Master of Science in Business Management, along with two additional collegiate degrees in Education. He is actively involved as a Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI - Alamo Chapter). Robert graduated from the US Army Ranger School and is a decorated veteran of both the US Army and Navy.
In addition to his military service, Robert served as an 8-year law enforcement veteran with the Kenner Police Department in Louisiana. His tenure there offered him the opportunity to study at the University of North Florida's Institute of Police Management and Technology (IPTM), which led to his certifications as a SWAT Hostage Negotiator and Accredited Staff Inspector.