Who We Are

Since its founding, PLAY has been devoted to meeting the needs of individuals, event planners, companies, bands, DJs, and sound professionals with quality service, expert advice and knowledge, and reliable sound equipment. Here is how we got there:

It all started with an email in 2009.

One year prior, Tony Schwartz had served as the MC & DJ for Josh & Katrina’s wedding in Puyallup, WA. A family relative of Josh & Katrina’s emailed Tony, inquiring about rates for a small party she was throwing. The cost for DJ services was beyond her budget, and so an idea was suggested, “What about a plug-and-play sound system for an iPod with a set playlist?” And thus, the Puget Sound’s first DIY iPod sound system company was born: iDJ Rentals.

It was an overnight success, and Tony quickly filled his home garage with multiple systems that were rented every weekend.

As the popularity of the system grew, requests for other A/V items also increased. Lapel microphones, lighting systems, projectors and screens, and uplights were also requested for rent. iDJ Rentals was rebranded to Puget Sound Pro Audio Rental and its first dedicated office space was opened: a 90 square foot office inside The Hansen Building on Pioneer Ave in Puyallup.

As the popularity and reputation of Puget Sound Pro Audio Rental grew, so did the need for more warehouse and office space. After months of searching, the perfect space was found: a 1,250 square foot office/warehouse just down the street on East Main in Puyallup. This office space – located at 1416 E Main, Suite N – is the company’s current home.

As the company evolved from a pro audio rental company to a full-service audio/visual/lighting rental and production company, it became apparent it was time to rebrand. In 2017, Puget Sound Pro Audio Rental became PLAY Event Rentals. While the name has changed, the vision, mission statement, and core values have remained the same: provide industry-standard equipment and industry-leading customer service that is superior to those of our competitors. Our customers need a partner, not an A/V vendor.

Meet The Crew

Tony Schwartz | PLAY Event Rentals

Tony Schwartz
Founder

Runs the ship and lives that #EntrepreneurLife. Also, a pretty decent wedding and marquee event DJ.

Marta
Office Assistant

The first voice you’ll hear on the phone, and the first face you will see at the office during the week. Plus, she’s the one who helps keep Tony organized and sane.

Alana
Weekend Office Assistant

Future doctor. For now, she runs the office on the weekends and helps our customers with checking in and checking out their orders.

Tony Schwartz | PLAY Event Rentals

Christian
A/V/L Tech

Assists with checking in and checking out orders, deliveries, setups, strikes, and collections. Skilled in A/V/L, with lighting being his speciality.