Insurance Companies for Amusement Rides

Big Top Inflatables does not endorse or recommend any of the following insurance companies*:

Allied Specialty of Texas  (800) 235-8774
Allied Specialty Insurance, Inc., Florida (800) 237-3355
Amusement Insurance Resources (AIR) (440) 248-4711
Beckman Insurance Agency (262) 797-8160
Boomers Event Insurance Services (818) 974-6999
Cossio (The CIA) (864) 688-0121
CM Meiers (818) 974-6999
DeMaster-Daniel Insurance Agency (512) 847-5547
Ed Flores Insurance Agency (915) 857-3300
Event Planners Association (866) 380-3372
Fred Rhodes & Company (713) 995-0305
Friedman Group, Inc. (563) 556-0272
Gilliam Insurance Agency (281) 991-4900
Grace / Mayer Insurance Agency, Inc. (800) 279-2081
Haas & Wilkerson (800) 821-7703
Insurance Office of America / Miller Insurance (806) 236-3076
J Phillip Chubb (877) 734-9122
James Klein Insurance (714) 918-0914
Kaliff Insurance Agency (210) 829-7634
Liberty United Insurance Services, Inc. (888) 688-3788
Northeast Insurance Center (800) 719-9066
Sam Muradyan (888) 688-3788
Southwest Commercial Insurance (512) 771-6091
Specialty Insurance Managers, Inc. (713) 643-3257
Sterling & Sterling, Inc. (800) 767-7837
Thomco Insurance (800) 476-4940

* Data obtained from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Big Top Sponsors 2017 PANDAS Event in San Antonio, Texas.

Big Top Inflatables & Tents (BTI) is serious about PANDAS Awareness, which affects 1 in 200 kids. PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep) causes sudden symptoms such as OCD, extreme anxiety, eating disorders, hyperactivity, defiance, deteriorating math and handwriting skills, sensory issues, physical tics, diminishing motor skills in otherwise healthy, sociable, talented and happy children. The change is acute, and while extremely frightening for the child (usually 3 – 14 in age) and their family, if properly diagnosed and treated, the child can overcome and return to their normal life. Awareness is Key!

BTI will be sponsoring the PANDAS Awareness Event, which will be held at the Quarry Golf Club located at 444 East Basse Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 starting at 12 Noon. Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.

For more information or if you would like to donate, please contact BTI at 1.888.783.1060.

Thank you for your support.

Robert Savona, MSc, PMP
General Sales Manager
Big Top Inflatables & Tent Sales
A US Veteran-Owned Business
1.888.783.1060

Disclaimer: Donations raised for S.A. Partners for PANDAS will go directly to support children and families affected by PANDAS. 50% will directly pay for the medical treatment of a child(ren) with financial need (to be determined by the S.A. Partners for PANDAS fund) and 50% will go to PANDAS Network, the leader in national PANDAS-PANS Advocacy. 501c3 calif corp. EIN # 37-1666562.

Big Top Inflatables & Tents – Checkout Kaliff Insurance!

AFFORDABLE AMUSEMENT & EVENT INSURANCE!

SAN ANTONIO – September 24th, 2014 – Kaliff Insurance offers Affordable, Specialized Insurance Program for your Amusement and Event Business.

Kaliff Insurance Agency understands the needs and requirements of our Industry and will work had to offer the best coverage for the best price.

Kaliff Insurance
San Antonio, Texas
1-210-829-7634 (San Antonio, Texas)

Big Top is a Proud Member of the OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association)!

Big Top Inflatables and Tents (BTI) is now a Proud Member of the OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association)!

The OABA has been serving Industry Members for over 45 years and is committed to excellence. Association and members are held to a higher standard as outlined below:

I. To Serve the community, state, and nation by conducting business on the highest level of integrity…

II. To Maintain fair dealings with representatives, business associates, and employees…

BTI continues to grow and improve on excellence. BTI’s association and affiliation with the OABA is a testament of their loyalty and commitment to the amusement industry and high standards with the public.

Big Top Inflatables & Tent Sales Division
HQ: San Antonio, Texas
1.888.783.1060 (Toll Free)
Website: https://www.BigTopInflatables.com

Big Top Inflatables & Tents Celebrates 5 Years of BBB Accreditation!

This week, Big Top Inflatables & Tents (BTI), celebrates 5 years of accreditation by BBB serving their customers Worldwide. As a BBB Accredited Business, BTI is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace.

According to BBB reports by Princeton Research, seven in ten consumers say they are more likely to buy from a company designated as a BBB Accredited Business. BBB is a resource for the public, providing objective, unbiased information about businesses.

“We’re proud to celebrate 5 years of BBB Accreditation because we value building trust with our customers,” said Cynthia Savona (BTI CFO and Founder). Our BBB Accreditation gives our customers confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct.

BBB Accredited Businesses must adhere to BBB Accreditation Standards, a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices representing trustworthiness in the marketplace. The standards call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly and telling the truth, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive and safeguarding privacy.

Big Top Inflatables & Tent Sales Division
HQ: San Antonio, Texas
1.888.783.1060 (Toll Free)
Website: https://www.BigTopInflatables.com

Unit Inspections are Serious Business!

Spring is fast approaching and after years of operating an inflatable business of my own, the first thing that automatically comes to mind is Moonwalk & Water Slide season.

When you think of a bounce house, you think of fun. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that the inflatable industry is regulated and each state has different laws as to what is required to operate an inflatable / amusement business. For instance here in the State of Texas, most anything one would rent for a backyard party or festival are required to be fully insured with at least $1 Million in coverage as well as be inspected by a qualified inspector every year and have a sticker issued by the state. These items include but are not limited to Inflatables, Rockwalls, Mechanical Bulls & Bungee Runs to name a few.

Why is a yearly inspection important? Well, when a bounce house or moonwalk is properly inspected the inspector would look for holes in the side netting or in the vinyl material that could lead to serious injuries. Cleanliness is also an issue. Generally, if the equipment is not clean, it is not safe. Maintaining high quality, trouble-free equipment is a critical aspect to your inflatable business.

Here at Glynn Barclay & Associates, Inc. we believe more than 80 percent of bounce house operators aren’t compliant with state law here in Texas, (this is an estimate not an exact number). As to reasons why so many companies are not compliant, we strongly believe some owners simply have no idea that the law exists. This happens due to people just not doing their homework and research on the internet for news in the industry. Then there are the companies that know about the laws and simply choose not to operate legally. This is unfortunate for the law abiding business owners because they are often under cut in pricing by these people who do not have the same overhead costs.

The Texas Department of Insurance or TDI regulates and monitors the bounce house industry and says they have identified this issue of companies not being compliant as a concern. While TDI monitors and regulates the industry, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and local law enforcement are responsible for enforcement. The fines for non-compliant companies can be up to $2,000 a day and jail time of up to six months in jail if convicted of the Class B misdemeanor charge. Once it is brought to the attention of TDI that a company is not compliant they will notify the company immediately by certified mail giving them a deadline and what needs to be done to become compliant. If then the company does not become compliant, they are turned over to the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

In closing, maintaining high quality, trouble-free equipment is a very important aspect to your inflatable/ amusement business. Inspection regulations for inflatable equipment vary from state to state. It is very important for you to keep up to date on new regulations affecting the inspection requirements for inflatable equipment in your state, as this type of legislature can be subject to change at any time.

Information provided by:
Ms. Deanna Johnson
Risk Evaluator
Glynn Barclay & Associates, Inc.

Big Top Inflatables reports Record Sales for April 2012!!!

Big Top Inflatables is “Fired Up” about their increased sales performance for 2012! After years of hard work and commitment to quality, customer service, Big Top Inflatables has raised the bar for excellence in the Inflatable Industry.

Vice President and General Manager, Robert Savona, reported a record increase in April 2012 Sales of over 59 Percent. Mr. Savona stated, “We are truly excited that our hard work and efforts are visible in our overall growth in sales. This is a testament that our customers are receptive to quality customer service and our level of expertise with regards to the inflatable industry. We have customers ranging from the US to Canada, Federal, State, and City Government, Baptist Associations, Schools, and start-up ventures to name a few. We are proud of our company and even more proud of our customer’s courage and commitment to success and excellence. I believe what sets us apart from all the other companies is that Big Top Inflatables is comprised of a Team of Unmatched Professionals. We have built our company on one principal, ‘Do anything and everything to help our customers succeed; nothing less.’ We will continue to work the long hours, including weekends, if necessary to help anyone and everyone that wants an opportunity to succeed.”

Big Top Inflatables has over 24 years of combined rental and sales experience. Their staff and support personnel are highly educated in the Inflatable Industry, to include, state of the art marketing and financing.

Expect the Best: Choose Big Top Inflatables!!!

Dun & Bradstreet ranked Big Top Inflatables 96% in their Industry!

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (JAN 3, 2012)

On December 30, 2011, Big Top Inflatables received their Past Performance Evaluation from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and scored a whopping 96% Supplier’s Overall Performance Rating in comparison against Peers in their Industry. (RANKED 96%: SIC/Line of Business: Amusement and Recreation)
(Ratings where scaled 0 to 100, where 100 represents the highest level of customer satisfaction.)

According to D&B and Customer Survey Results, Big Top Inflatables Scored as follows:

Overall Performance Rating: 96%
• Reliability: 96%
• Cost: 94%
• Order Accuracy: 94%
• Delivery / Timeliness: 96%
• Quality: 96%
• Business Relations: 98%
• Personnel: 98%
• Customer Support: 98%
• Responsiveness: 97%

D&B (NYSE:DNB) is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence for 170 years. (Ref D&B 2012 Website)

NEW 2012 Website in the Works!!!

Big Top Inflatables has listened to its customers and is in the works of producing a NEW 2012 State of the Art, Interactive Website. The new website will include an exciting Full Page Layout, just in time In-Stock and Preorder Product Tabs, Big Top Package Deals, and Support Materials. According to VP Robert Savona, “We are only just beginning with our new website. We have so many exciting things in the works for our customers, it would be too much to mention in just one posting.”

Big Top Inflatables has over 12 years of Rental and Industry Sales experience. They know what works for today’s consumers and are ready to deliver everything needed for their customers to succeed. Most importantly and New for 2012, Big Top Inflatables is introducing an Industry First “Customer Loyalty Program.” Loyal Big Top Customers will receive extended discounts and savings under this program. According to CEO Cindy Savona, “We value our customers and it’s important to retain their business, trust, and respect. We’ve stayed true to our core values and will remain consistent long-term.”

In addition to their New 2012 Website, Big Top Inflatables is coming strong with an updated Starter Kit and Package Deal Promotion. Big Top now offers all their customers their Elite and Proven Pro Inflatables Starter Kit. This includes, Industry Proven Rental Agreements, Contractor Agreements, Indoor Facility Agreements, Internet Website Links, and Promotional Materials. Their kit is Free, but invaluable to their customers. Additionally, their Package Deal Promotions include In-Stock or Preorder Package Discounts, Free Business Leads 24/7, and a Complimentary Website with an Automated Rental Reservation System and Contact Management System. The website alone is valued at over $5,000 according to the Computer Intelligence Association, but it’s absolutely Free to Big Top Customers who purchase a Package Deal.

Big Top Inflatables has proven again that they are “Serious about Your Success!!!”

Big Top Inflatables
San Antonio, Texas
1.888.783.1060 (Toll Free)
Website: https://www.bigtopinflatables.com/

Big Top Inflatables teams with the St. Jude Children’s Hospital

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

Big Top Inflatables

SAN ANTONIO – Dec. 12, 2011 – True to spirit, Big Top Inflatables announced that it has teamed up with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, giving their customers and friends the opportunity to support the organization’s efforts in fighting pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases.

This campaign effort allows customers and friends the opportunity to make a donation of $5 or more at the time of their order or anytime when visiting the Big Top Inflatables Team Page.

Robert Savona, VP of Big Top Inflatables Marketing Operations, said “We are extremely excited about our efforts this year to help the children of St. Jude! Since inception, our customer base includes families, entrepreneurs and commercial ventures throughout the World. We truly understand that the key to success is giving of ourselves, leading by example, and spreading the word that happiness comes from helping others. We will make every effort to embrace our customers and friends in supporting this effort as its impacts are priceless to those in need.”

Big Top Inflatables is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau. Their product line includes the Sale of Inflatable Games, such as, Children’s Bouncers, Combos, Obstacle Courses, Waterslides, Interactives, Concession Equipment, and Tents Worldwide.

To Donate or for more information on how you can help, please contact or visit the Big Top Inflatables website as outlined below.

Big Top Inflatables
1-888-783-1060 (Toll Free)
Visit: https://www.BigTopInflatables.com