Performance Event Services is in its 28th year in business. Starting under the name Performance Sound and Lighting (1985), PES has grown in the twenty eight years from a small, local business to a heavyweight nationwide competitor. In 2005, PES changed its name from Performance Sound and Lighting to Performance Staging. In 2010, we had a final name change to Performance Event Services, which better describes the variety of services we offer.
Today, clients range from local banquet centers to large fortune 500 companies such as Walt Disney Corporation and Ford Motor Company. PES provides everything from bleachers for national sporting events to stages for headlining concerts. With a 30,000 sq ft warehouse stocked full of event products, PES offers the largest inventory of event rental in the northeast United States. PES has grown from a small paper business to a corporate office with integrated CAD designs offering a realistic production perspective through drawings and renderings.
As PES continues to grow, it is constantly looking for better ways to serve customers. With 28 years under its belt, PES has acquired an extensive stock of event products. PES carries everything from concert stages to customized ADA ramps and lifts.
As a true “one stop shopping” event services company, Performance Event Services is sure to have any and all of your event needs. We have the stock and products of a large corporation with the individualized customer service of a family owned business. We guarantee that we will provide your event with the best products and superior customer service.
Our HQ is in Plymouth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. From there we service the entire Midwest easily. In January, 2014 we re-opened our Florida location and chose the city of Lakeland for its easy access to Orlando, Tampa, and both coasts.
Roger started his dream of owning an event services business with a 1979 Mustang, a 4’ x 8’ cargo trailer, and a modest sound system. He started offering his services to touring bands and, over the years, steadily grew his business. What started as a cargo trailer quickly became the large, 30,000 square foot warehouse that Performance operates in today in Plymouth, and another in Lakeland, Florida to serve our customers there.
Roger truly pours his heart and soul into his business – he’s the first to arrive, last to leave, and works alongside his employees every day. His dedication and passion for the event industry has enabled him to build one of the most successful event services companies in the nation. Roger credits his success to a great staff and an ability to offer the highest quality equipment at an affordable price, with a commitment to client satisfaction that is second to none.
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Pedro’s formal title is General Manager/Logistics although he is better known as Roger’s “right hand man.” He is a client favorite due to his wealth of knowledge, personal demeanor, attention to detail, and dedication to every project. Pedro is known around the office for his high spirits and passion for the job. Like Roger, Pedro works alongside each team member and will not hesitate to help wherever needed.
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Director of Business Development
David has been a Technical Director in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years, and is known throughout the live events industry as a solution provider. As a member of several social media forums and local technical networks, David’s aptitude and expertise integrate both the creative and technical sides of the industry. This enables David to bring an extensive and comprehensive knowledge to each meeting, event or promotion he has the opportunity to work in.
David ’s experience includes successfully providing a cost effective solution to the Disney Dream dedication ceremony, working with the White House, leadership communications, and live events throughout the United States. He’s been a featured speaker at the Michigan Festival & Events Annual Seminar and continues to assist clients and venues with cost effective solutions while providing premium production services.
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Conceptual Designer/CAD Specialist
Jerry wears many hats at Performance. Not only is he our in-house Conceptual Designer/CAD Specialist, Jerry also maintains the phone system, inventory management system, and doubles as local computer support. Jerry earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. Over the course of his career, he has specialized in lift assistance, automotive engineering, assembly lines, gauges, and fixtures of semi-automated machines. His education and level of detail not only keeps Performance competitive but ensures the highest quality and perfection with each job.
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Event Services Coordinator
Elaine is a Performance veteran. She started working for Roger in 1998 and has grown with the company and our clients. Elaine takes pride in knowing all of our customers on a personal level. She knows children’s names, wedding dates, birthdays, and when grandchildren are born. Elaine handles all recurring events and customer needs for Performance. She specializes in finalizing long-term contracts and provides the consistency that clients desire.
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Colleen comes to Performance with over 12 years accounting experience with a leader in the precision machining industry. Because of her background, it is easy for Colleen to understand how our custom equipment is built and anticipate costs related to expanding our inventory. She also keeps us organized – which is easier said than done! Since Colleen handles all daily accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions, she’s in contact with our customers often.
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Michelle A. Dennis,
Event Services Coordinator
An experienced event planner and service coordinator, Michelle brings her professionalism and sweet personality to work with her everyday. Michelle’s primary account is Party Max, Performance Event Services party rental division. Event planning is something Michelle has a true passion for and her dedication and drive for perfection makes her an excellent party specialist.
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Marty has a very impressive resume. With over 30 years in accounting and human resources, he brings a wealth of business knowledge and experience to our accounting department. Six years ago Marty was elected to the Royal Oak School Board and continues to assist in the Royal Oak School District. Outside of the office Marty gardens and spends time with his son and daughter. He also thoroughly enjoys giving Colleen a hard time when in the office.
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