For over 117 years, Renze Display has been a leading provider of exhibits and displays, branded environments, event and large-format graphics and point-of-purchase solutions.
It all started in 1895 when Gus Renze purchased floats from the year’s Mardi Gras parade and sent them back to Omaha where workmen carefully repainted and refashioned them for what was to become part of Omaha’s heritage, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Parade and Coronation Ball.
Every autumn, thousands would turn out to watch Renze’s Electric Night Parades, powered by the electric current from the city’s streetcar tracks. It was this kind of innovation that helped establish Renze as a vital resource for props and floats and other materials used in parades and pageants.
In 1935 the company was purchased by Maynard Buchanan, and after 25 years it was sold to his son, John Buchanan. Currently the company is owned by Doug Buchanan, the third generation of his family to carry on the tradition. And now the 4th generation of Buchanan’s is in the business — daughter Lindsey is in sales and son Scott heads up purchasing.
Through the years, Renze continued to evolve with the times. The company continued to diversify, building advertising displays, hand-painted and screen-printed signs, and distinctive point-of-purchase. In 1967, Renze was one of the first in the Midwest to introduce automatic screen printing presses.
If Renze could be the first to bring innovation to its customers, it did. In 1972, Renze recognized the need for lighter, more portable tradeshow displays as an option to the traditionally heavier custom-built exhibit. Renze became one of the first exhibit houses in the country to offer these modular displays, and today carries one of the widest range of these systems in the Midwest.
Today we combine old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to creatively and cost-effectively solve your display marketing challenges.
In the broadest sense, we provide displays and graphics for events, trade shows, point-of-purchase, and environments of all types. One only has to glance at our website at renze.com to see thousands of specific examples of our work — custom and portable tradeshow displays, wall murals, kiosks, window film, posters, banners, museum exhibits, custom wallpaper, lightboxes, dimensional lobby logos, and the list goes on and on! For many of our clients we are a one-stop graphics shop. We specialize in the unique and the challenging, as well as high quality and fast delivery, which is why so many design firms, ad agencies, event planners, and architects have come to rely on us to help them solve their clients’ marketing challenges.
Times have changed. Our innovative thinking has not. Gus Renze would be proud of how the company has grown, and how it has continued a tradition of innovation.
More information about Renze Dispaly can be found online at www.renze.com/.
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