Chris St. Pierre has been with Party Time Rental since he was hired in 2000 in the Colorado Springs store as a delivery driver/management trainee. He worked there for three years and became the General Manager, after which he was sent to the
Las Vegas store for six years. When the Omaha location opened in June, Chris moved to Nebraska to manage it. Party Time Rental has been in business for 28 years with their main office in Denver, Colorado. They have four stores in Colorado, one in Las Vegas and the newest store in Omaha. They rent all types of party equipment for any size of event.
Tell us a little about your family. – My parents live in Connecticut, where I grew up and my sister lives in Tucson where she does marketing for a food bank.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Moving to Colorado Springs and getting involved with this company. It is not what I saw myself doing when I got out of college, but it has worked out pretty well.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I like to go hiking or visit historical sites.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I like to travel, but not to cities. The more remote a place is, the better.
What are you the most proud of? – Probably graduating from Northwestern University in Boston. College was not easy for me and I didn’t like it much, but I stuck it out to the end and I am glad I did.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – My old boss in Boston (Charlie Russel) told me that as a manager, you have to realize they don’t work for you, you work for them. Your job is to make their job easier and they will love you for it. But if they mess with you, you have to squash them.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish? – I would like to have a nice house on a large piece of property and I would like to find a wife.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – The ability to change the attitude of obnoxious people. I would not need it so much in Omaha, but in Vegas it would have served me well.
What are your plans after retirement? – I would like to move into the mountains somewhere.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – My knowledge of history, although I often make analogies with our current projects or situations with some past event.
Which talent would you most like to have? – The ability to figure out my computer.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Centennial Campaign, a book about Custer and Little Big Horn and what went wrong.
What is your favorite movie? – Jeremiah Johnson or The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
What is your favorite TV show? – The Big Bang Theory
What is your favorite local restaurant? – The Fox and Hound. They were our first job in Omaha.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – William Clark or anyone from the Lewis and Clark expedition. They would be very interesting to talk to.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – Call us at (402) 592-2949.