Andy Lorimer, owner, started Big Bounce Fun House Rentals in 2006 with his wife Susan. His favorite part of working with clients on their events is that, “at the end of the day, my face usually hurts from smiling so much.”
Andy wears many hats including warehouse manager, crew leader, part time tree service work, and, in his spare time, Fun Flicks jingle writer.
If Andy could be someone else for the day, he would choose his wife, Susan. “Oh, just to be that beautiful.”
Bucket list: Fly an ultralight
Favorite food: Bacon cheeseburger
Meet Susan Lorimer the owner and architect of Big Bounce Fun House Rentals, among other sister companies. Susan began “the dream” in May of 2006 and takes great pride in the full service, “turn-key” event company she and her family have created.
Susan’s favorite memory is of her oldest son Jacob as a youngster, being barefoot in a field with his suitcase and having an “ah-ha” moment about the life they were creating.
Susan loves to operate the mechanical bull but her favorite piece of inventory is the portable, synthetic ice rink. Here favorite TV show is Blue Bloods.
A fun fact about Susan is that she worked out on stage with Arnold Schwarzenegger while dressed as Tony the Tiger. Three words she would use to describe herself: outgoing, determined, caring.
Among Susan’s numerous achievements, she counts being a mom and raising children as her most important.
Susan dreams of going to Jerusalem one day and we are betting she makes this a reality. (See second word to describe Susan)
A favorite quote that Susan would like to leave with you: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Jacob Lorimer has been with Big Bounce Fun House Rentals since "day 1." He enjoys clients' love of inflatables, which has helped him to achieve the company record of "most bounce houses set up in one year."
Jacob can be found anywhere in the company, from managing the warehouse, leading a crew, twisting balloons or running the mechanical rides- Jacob is knowledgeable on all equipment and safety for your event.
Jacob flies a paramotor and also competes in Ninja Warrior Competitions.
When not working or doing training for American Ninja Warrior, Jacob can be found playing Chess, Smash Bros or enjoying a day on his motorcycle.
Bucket list: Fill a bounce house with helium
Favorite food: pasta
Sarah Lorimer has been with Big Bounce Fun House Rentals since the beginning of the company. She is most often airbrushing or leading a crew. Her favorite activity at work is being a floater. She enjoys working with clients new and old because “every job is a new experience . . . there’s new people we get to make happy.”
Sarah also enjoys being an Expanded Functional Dental Assistant at Special Smiles. She loves working with children.
Favorite quote: “You just gotta try, bud.”
Three words to describe Sarah: bold, sassy, straight forward
Meet Anne Marie Williams, our pick of the day for employee highlights. Anne Marie started working at Big Bounce in 2016 when the employee count was around 40. Today Big Bounce employs roughly 70 seasonal, part time employees.
Anne Marie is currently attending IUPUI where she is majoring in Respiratory Therapy. She considers herself to be “strong, outgoing and funny.” A fun fact is her height, measuring 5’ 10”.
When Anne Marie isn’t working an event for Big Bounce, you might find her watching Grey’s Anatomy or eating her favorite food, cereal.
Overnight work trips provide Anne Marie with fond memories of her co-workers. Her favorite equipment to operate at work is the Mechanical Bull and the Ice-Skating Rink.
“I’m laughing, just not externally,” is her favorite quote. Someday she hopes to try Sky Diving. Give a like for our very own: Anne Marie.
Meet Chandler Hayden, a three-year veteran of Big Bounce Fun House Rentals. Chandler enjoys operating the pallet jack scooters in the Big Bounce warehouse. His favorite memory of an event he worked was an overnight job in Ft. Branch, IN. It rained before and during the event causing the stream running through the area to overflow. The employees had to clean the muddy units and spent a lot of time finding high ground to stay dry. When asked to describe the event Chandler says “Ft. Branch. ‘Nuff said.”
Chandler said a fun fact that prospective customers may not know about our company is that “We don’t just blow them up.” Chandler is referring to behind the scenes training, loading/unloading and cleaning.
Chandler’s favorite TV show is Bigmouth and his favorite pass time is sleeping. He loves to “go, see, conquer.” Chandler’s favorite food is the pizza served at the “Mandatory meetings.”
If Chandler could be anyone else for a day, he would choose fellow employee, Luke, so he could “skip homeschool.”
Chandler will graduate from South Putnam High School in May of 2019 and plans to do an apprenticeship as an indoor wireman.
David Lorimer has been working for the company his parents founded since its inception. He’s a versatile employee that will lead a crew or twist balloons at an event. He likes working the bungee trampoline, but his favorite job is glitter tattoos.
David likes to see the smiles on customers faces at the end of an event. He also enjoys when fellow employees are in a good mood after a job because it makes packing up fun.
People may not know, according to David, that Big Bounce provides many perks for their employees like company t-shirts and sweatshirts, occasional snacks or meals on the jobs and hotel rooms for overnight events.
David’s favorite TV show is Disenchantment and his favorite food is parmesan chicken. He hopes to someday go sky diving.
A few interesting facts about David is that he was a diver for South Putnam swim team. David also enjoys acting has been lead in many roles from his South Putnam Plays to the Putnam County Playhouse. David also enjoys playing in the band and is a skilled clarinet and saxophone player. David is graduating in May of 2019. “I haven’t even begun to peak,” David’s favorite quote, is no doubt true about him as he flies the nest in the fall, headed to be an Ace in Evansville studying nursing.
Silas Plasters has been with Big Bounce Fun House Rentals since 2013. His favorite activities are balloon twisting and driving the forklift. Silas is a versatile employee that is knowledgeable on every piece of inventory and has established an amicable relationship with many clients. Silas loves “making their day and seeing their smiles.”
Fun fact: I can hold my breath for two minutes
Favorite quote: “Cool, cool, cool.” – Jacob Lorimer
Colton Grundlock started with Big Bounce in 2016. His favorite piece of equipment to run is the massage chairs. He loves the clients he works with because “they have interesting stories to tell.”
If Colton could be someone other than himself for a day, he would choose an eagle so he could “fly with awesomeness.”
His favorite quote: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest till your better is your best.”
Bucket list: Mountain climbing
Three words to describe Colton: “swoll, awesome, chill”
Meet Zach Berg, a Big Bounce employee since 2014. Zach is the son of the office manager, Paula Berg. His older brother Jake also worked at Big Bounce until a couple of years ago.
A fun fact about Zach is that he does cross fit, which it his favorite pastime. Zach tag’s his greatest achievement to date as “Getting Jacob (Lorimer) into cross fit.”
Zach’s favorite foods are eating a paleo diet. His favorite TV show is Regular Show.
This month Zach will graduate from South Putnam High School. He won’t be working many more events with Big Bounce as Zach will be leaving for the marines in August.
Join us in a salute to Zach Berg.
Mabel Lewis is the third sibling in her family to work for Big Bounce Fun House Rentals. Looking back at schedules in 2015, you might see Mabel’s name on a job working the cotton candy machine or doing glitter tattoos. Here favorite piece of equipment to run is the Melt Down.
Mabel enjoys working post proms and now that she got her driver’s license this year, she may be able to drive a crew to a jobsite. When asked for a fact about Big Bounce that people may not know, Mabel said you can have fun while working.
If Mabel could be someone different for a day, she would choose a cat so that she could sleep all day. Mabel also loves cats and kittens and over the course of her 16 years, she has owned many felines.
To date, Mabel’s biggest is achievement is getting good grades in school. Three words she chose to describe herself: loud, happy and caring.
Favorite quote: “Life is tough is but so are you.”
Bucket list: visit Italy
Give a shout out for our sweet Mabel!
Meet event planner Lori Lewis. Lori joined the Big Bounce team in 2012 when our airbrush artists were the official face painters for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Since then she has gone full time as a sales rep. helping clients large and small plan events all across Indiana and beyond.
Lori graduated from ISU with a B.S. in Speech Communications and minors in marketing and journalism. She often uses her graphic design background for the three companies, Big Bounce Fun House Rentals, Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies and Anytime Ice Skating. Check out the new product catalog for one of her recent projects.
Lori is mom to four children ages 12 to 22. Three of her children have worked for the companies. Lori enjoys cooking and fitness, but her greatest treasure in life is faith in our awesome God.
Michael Lorimer, son of Andy and Susan, started with Big Bounce Fun House Rentals the day he was born. He’s well versed in warehouse work, running events and making deliveries. He refrains from listing a favorite piece of equipment to operate because “you’ve got to be able to do everything.” But he does list his favorite activity as working at Big Bounce.
When he’s not working, Michael is usually racing his dirt bikes. If given the chance to be someone else for the day he would choose James Stewart, a retired motocross racer and “best of all time.”
One item on his bucket list is to purchase a wing suit. His favorite food is steak.
Three words to describe Michael: “I’m a rebel.”
Fun fact that Michael shares about himself is that he has a 6th lumbar vertebrae.