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Paul Van Cleave

JP Party Rentals launched in March, 2015 when Jordan and Paul, brothers in law, took the leap to start business together, after years of discussing multiple business ideas in multiple industries.  Taking their tax returns and buying 5 bounce houses in Minnesota, they drove fout hours back to Des Moines, IA pulling the U-Haul and talking incessantly of into what they could turn those 5 inflatables.  

Paul went to Bible College in Springfield, MO. Earned a B.A in Youth Ministry, pioneered and lead a youth ministry at a local church Springfield.  He returned home to Des Moines as a youth pastor for 4 years, and as a lead pastor for a year and a half.   From the time he was in Bible College Paul always had the urge to start something new, to do ministry in the community and outside of the walls of the church.  This translated to countless conversations with my wife’s younger brother about business ideas and concepts.  The dream was there, they just didn’t know what it looked like.  Until, that is, taking the leap into bounce houses.

JP Party Rentals has grown those 5 inflatables to over 150 rentable items, have purchased 2 additional businesses one of which is the Playground for Kids in Ankeny, Iowa.  Paul & Jordan look forward to 2021 and beyond.  People coming together again in celebration and community, and the opportunity for them to again be a part of some of the biggest moments of peoples’ lives.