A Brief Company History

Our Story

Party Time Rentals, the Official Tent and Event Rental provider for Texas A&M Athletics, was founded in 1975 by Patricia Scarmardo. Our Past. For more than 40 years, the Scarmardo family owned and operated Party Time, building the company from a one-woman show to a thriving BCS business. Today, Party Time Rentals (PTR) is one of Texas largest tent and event rental companies, serving communities within the Waco-Austin- Houston triangle. Throughout its history, PTR has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a culture of service. Party Time has a long history of community support and involvement. It has been our privilege to meet the rental needs of Brazos Valley area Brides and Grooms, couples celebrating milestone anniversaries or individuals celebrating milestone birthdays, companies commemorating brand or product launches or hosting company events and not-for- profit organizations holding galas or festivals. No event has been too small . . . and none too large for PTRs rental support. As our company and our capabilities have has grown, so has our community, and PTR is proud to be an integral part of that growth and prosperity.  Our founder, Patricia, was instrumental in the formation of the Brazos Valley Bridal Association and was an active participant in BVBA activities. As the Brazos Valley events community has grown in numbers, that organization has played a key role in upholding professional standards of ethics and conduct and enhancing the level of event sophistication. Patricia Scarmardo succumbed to a lengthy illness in April of 2016. In August of that same year, Party Time was acquired by the Crum family from Austin. Richard and Delores Crum, together with their children Rick Crum and Angela Nussel, operate Party Time Rentals and the luxury event rental boutique, Party Time Rentals Select. With 4 Austin locations, Party Time Rentals is a major player in the Austin area events marketplace. For more information on the Crum family, Party Time Rentals and the Party Time Rentals / Party Time acquisition, please click on this link to the August, 2016 press release.