Bounce-n-Slide of the Palm Beaches
By Sabeen Faquir
We’ve all been in a bounce castle. Whether we were little or enthusiastic adults, is beside the point. You might be wondering where to get a bounce castle for your next children’s party? Or maybe a water slide before the weather change occurs.
Well, I got the chance to interview the owner of the Bounce-n-Slide of the Palm Beaches, Glenn Montgomery. Bounce-n-Slide began when Glenn needed to make some extra cash on the weekends. Now, it supports him while attending nursing school.
He started the business in Mississippi, where he also worked as a teacher and drove a school bus. “I like bringing joy to kids. In fact, I will probably go into pediatric nursing,” Glenn said.
Glenn doesn’t have a storefront and doesn’t plan on opening one, either. Bounce-n-Slide is a small company. Glenn runs it by himself and offers 1 bounce castle for $100 per 8 hours and 2 water slides at $225 or $325 per 8 hours. At times, he does something unique, where he allows the family or party host to keep the equipment over night. This way, the kids can continue to enjoy their party long after the guests have gone. It’s interesting to know that one of his oldest patrons was a 70+ year old woman who rented a water slide for a personal party.
One of Glenn’s biggest concerns is safety when using his bounce castle or slides. He always gives a designated member of the party all the safety tips. He also leaves his phone number, should there be any problems. Customers have said that Glenn is a dependable, honest, reasonable and generous.
Business has been good. Bounce-n-Slide goes around Palm Beach County and has stretched itself as far as Palm Beach Island and Belle Glade. Glenn says the majority of his business is from Loxahatchee but he hopes to expand into Wellington. Wellington residents are perfect for him because he lives in Wellington! It would be like working in his backyard. As a special, Glenn offers his bounce castle at half price with any waterslide rental.
Glenn is charitable with his time, too, but does not like to brag. He only went so far as to say he is a volunteer at the First Baptist Church in Wellington. So, if you’re looking for entertainment at your next party, consider Bounce-n-Slide of the Palm Beaches.