About Elite Tents & Events

About Us

A little bit of our history…

In 2001, founders and current owners Jeff and Michelle moved to Maryland from San Diego where inflatables are rented year round. When they tried to rent one for a party here in Eldersburg, Maryland, they had an incredibly difficult time finding a company that would deliver to them.

Seeing an opportunity to fill a need here in the area, Hopz!! Party Rentals was born. They started with 3 inflatables and worked out of a home office and their garage. In 2002, they added popcorn poppers, cotton candy, and snow cone machines, and in 2003 they added small backyard tents and a few tables and chairs. By the end of their 3rd year, they had grown large enough to warrant being incorporated and Hopz!! Party Rental and Promotions, Inc. was born.

The next few years found them operating out of various warehouse spaces (including the old helicopter hanger at Wolf airfield, Westminster, MD.) In 2008, Jeff left his corporate job and focused strictly on building the business. The vision for the company was moving into larger tents and full scale events. In 2010 they acquired the assets of Kay Lynn’s Party Rental and moved into a combined showroom / warehouse on Fannie Dorsey Road. The building measured 3,000 square feet which they quickly outgrew.

How Elite Tents & Events came to be…

Just 16 months later, they moved to our current location in the heart of Eldersburg, Maryland on South Carroll Park Drive. With the new space came a new name, Elite Tents and Events. The new name was chosen because the focus changed to include more than just moon bounces. The new building is over 8,000 square feet and is quickly filling up as a result of another acquisition. Elite Tents and Events acquired the assets of The Main Event in September of 2014. 2014 was also the beginning of a new facet of the business.

Elite Tents & Events - Carroll County Chamber Small Business of the Year Awardees for 2013

What our clients have to say…


Very Professional

The two guys who brought the tent were very professional and even cleaned down the inside of the bounce house. Please let them know I appreciated the extra time they spent to clean the inside! We will certainly be calling to rent again.


it is like the tent was never there...

Just got home from work and it is like the tent was never there.


It was a pleasure...

The installers were very professional and cautious about my landscaping needs during both visits. It was a pleasure and I will recommend in the future.


Everything will run smoothly...

I am very happy with using your services and would recommend you to others. I like the fact that we have developed a relationship and tent, chair, and table rental is not something I need to concern myself with as I know everything will run smoothly.


Friendly Customer Service

Your company has always been very helpful and accommodating in anything we needed. Please continue your friendly customer service. I actually now use your company for my church related events and love you guys! It is such a pleasure to deal with professional people at ALL levels!! Thank you very much!


Great Customer Service

I appreciate the responses to my seemingly endless phone calls as I debated whether or not to get sides for the tent. Please thank whomever made themselves available before your office actually opened on the morning of the wedding so my husband could pick up the sides. I would not hesitate to recommend your company for anyone looking to host an event.

Associations & Memberships

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Jeff Sleight is the current president of the American Rental Association.


Awards & Recognition

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2013
  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2014


Elite Tents & Events has started hosting wedding expos and we are excited about our growth and potential!!

Please contact us for any of your rental needs!