Balloon Man, LLC has done a great job with the balloon display in my showroom. I couldn’t have asked for a better display and the quality of work is amazing. They have made sure to get me exactly what I was looking for which is a creative and festive showroom. Scott, the service tech for Balloon Man in my area, does a great job and is very personable. It’s a pleasure to have him come in to service or change my balloons each week. We have tried other companies in the past that may have been a few dollars cheaper but did not provide the customer support that Balloon Man, LLC does. We will use Balloon Man, LLC for the foreseeable future and I highly encourage anyone that is thinking about using this company to do so.TRENT BOE
Thank you for being awesome and for making our showroom really shine!RACHEL SCOGGINS
I have used Balloon Man many times over the past 5 years and they are AWESOME! Bill and his team are reliable, dependable and reasonably priced. I would recommend Balloon Man for any and all occasions.DARREN HUGGINS
Our dealership looks fantastic. Balloon Man came in…Saturday night for a special arrangement we needed for a [commercial] shoot we were doing on Sunday, worked til 1:30 in the morning without a complaint when asked to do the job and WOW…!!! Thank you for always going above and beyond. What a pleasure to work with!SHARON GOODSON
Bill has been our “Balloon Man” for the last four years and has done beautiful balloon work…He is fast, responsive and most importantly consistent! We will definitely continue to work with him…KIM NGUYEN
Balloon Man does and excellent job. They are fast, friendly and efficient.Chris Jenkins
Fantastic work, you can’t ask for anything better! The balloon display lasts for weeks not days. Highly recommend Bill Allen (AKA) Balloon Man LLC.Josh Deaton
We’re always very pleased with the displays that Balloon Man adds to our showroom. They help ensure we maintain a festive atmosphere in the showroom! He’s also very prompt in updating the displays to make sure that they match the current event or holiday that we’re celebrating. Great Job Bill!WILL HARPER
I am very pleased with the balloon display Bill has added to my showroom. It’s easy maintenance, low cost, and adds a nice “punch” to the overall “point of purchase” displays. Thanks, Bill, for a great job!BONNIE KILPATRICK
Jordan Ford has been using Bill and Balloon Man LLC for several years. He is always willing to do what we ask him to in order to go hand in hand with holidays and sales promotions. If you are thinking about balloon displays in your business, Balloon Man is the way to go.GERALD STRAIN
Thank you for being a vital part of the success our the “Trailer Tow Safety” Clinic! The creative showroom display of signage and balloons were appealing and professional! The showroom event’s picture has been posted on Chrysler’s own Facebook page as an example to other Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep dealerships to follow, and was the lead event-picture featured for the article in Automotive News (January 26, 2015). You created a fun environment!RON THOMPSON TOMBALL
We at Sames CDJR, Bastrop, TX love The Balloon Man. He sneaks in like a Christmas Elf and bam! Different colors monthly. He’s like a balloon Ninja! They are prompt to answer questions, take color requests when the colors are available. It brightens the dealership floor and the comments from customers (and the kiddos) are constant and positive. Thank you SO much.Apriljean Atwood
I have personally seen his work at several dealerships. I gotta tell you it is out standing! I highly recommend Bill Allen and Balloon Man LLC if you need to spruce up your showroom floor.John Shumaker
The Balloon Man Story
Bill Allen – Balloon Man LLC
On a crisp and cool night in Marfa, Texas, the life of the Balloon Man truly began; he just didn’t know it yet. It was on this night, while underneath the mystery of the Marfa Lights, that Bill Allen asked his girlfriend of only a year to become his wife.
Long before becoming the Balloon Man, Bill met his wife Emily while traveling with a country music band as their drummer. At the time, music was his dream; to live life on the road playing music and getting paid for it. Balloons never entered his mind as he chased fame and fortune trying to be a professional musician.
After their marriage in July of 2009 Bill continued to play music for a living, working every weekend and some weeknights with various bands while Emily worked a full time job.
Early in 2010 they found out they would be expecting a baby girl. As it so happens, Bill had just been offered a temporary, part time, position with a friend from a band they played together in that also owned a balloon decorating business. This was the beginning of the making of the Balloon Man.
In a job that was only supposed to be for a couple of weeks – doors began to open. It didn’t take long before Bill was managing all of the accounts in the DFW area and all the way down to Austin, San Antonio and, even as far south as, Port Lavaca, TX, while one other person handled the Houston and Beaumont areas.
Music was still in the mix. Bill still played the drums as much as he could, which meant a lot of traveling for the love of music and balloons.
His wife, Emily, traveled the highways with him as much as possible while she still worked forty hours a week. That is, until it was time for maternity leave. It was then that the decision needed to be made whether she should go back to work in order to pay for daycare or stay home with Calleigh – their beautiful baby girl.
The decision was made that Emily would stay home and, with the desire to give their new baby the best life possible, the discussions about going to church began. Emily grew up going to church, however, Bill did not. It was a struggle at first. After visiting several churches in the area they decided on a small Baptist church tucked away in a tiny corner of their hometown. It wasn’t long after that Bill devoted his life, family and business to God.
Unfortunately, Bill’s friend in the balloon and music business fell on some hard times. The Bastrop, Texas fires came in 2011 and destroyed many homes; including his. With some health issues in the mix as well it was more than he could handle. Reluctantly, Bill was asked to purchase the business from him. It was an offer he couldn’t refuse.
In February of 2012 the exchange was made and Bill took over the management of all of the accounts. This was the birth of Balloon Man, LLC. The company has, since, expanded into Louisiana and various other territories in Texas.
A new addition would soon be added to the family. Nearing the end of 2012, the Allen family heard the news they had been waiting for.
They were going to have a son. In April of 2013 Colton was born – Balloon Man Jr.
With all of the changes happing in their lives, Bill began to feel convicted about his efforts in the music industry and the time he spent in bars and night clubs throughout his music “career”. It was time to put the drums aside and focus his efforts elsewhere. He now spends his time continuing to build Balloon Man brand and focusing on his customer’s satisfaction while he gets his music “fix” running sound for his church every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning.
While music didn’t pan out for him, it did lead him to everything that is positive in his life today. It’s something he will never regret pursuing down the bumpy roads of life. Without God putting music in his life in his early years, he may have never been where he is today.
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