Recently I had a conversation with a small bounce house company in based in Duncanville, TX, and what the owner had to say blew my mind off. We me Dave at iBounce Dallas in a public forum and asked if we could interview him, and after his off season he finally agreed.
Dave started iBounce Dallas in 2009, when he was looking for a way to replace his job. After driving by a house party, he noticed a bounce house in the back yard that was unique in style. He pulled over and asked for information, as his daughters first birthday was coming up. After receiving the information from the homeowner, he quickly called the company and booked the same bounce house for his daughters birthday party.
A few weeks later, the bounce house company came, dropped off the bounce house and Dave handed over $175 and they were gone until the next morning. Dave thought to himself, what a perfect business. The thought of dropping off some vinyl and getting paid was so easy. Soon Dave was hooked and the planning began.
After 3 years of planning and saving, Dave finally bought his first bounce house in 2009. He saw an add on Craigslist for 3 bounce houses at $1,100 each, and the seller was 300 miles away. After consulting with his wife, he made the drive and came back with 1 bounce house. When Dave got to the seller house, he stated that he had sold the other 2 bounce houses and only had 1. Dave had no choice but to buy that one and was some what upset. Soon iBounce Dallas would be born.
After 5 seasons under his belt, Dave couldn’t be any happier today. He started the business in 2009 with only 1 bounce house, and today he is making over 50k a season with 13 bounce houses. He stated that he has made every single possible mistake, but would change it for the world. His goals are to have over 50 bounce houses and serve over 100k people in his county. An inventory of 50 bounce houses can generate well over $350k, so this business is more than a weekend job, this is really a life changer. Dave’s last words to us were, “whatever you do, don’t every give up, the more you put in, the more you get out.”