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14 July 2020

CE Rental, a Dubin Clark portfolio company, announces the recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals

CE Rental, Inc. (headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina) has completed its sixth acquisition since partnering with Dubin Clark, announcing the recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals, Inc. (Chesapeake, Virginia).

Founded in 1992, Distinctive Event Rentals is known as the premier provider of corporate and social special event rentals – delivering quality china; specialty linens; and a wide variety of tables, chairs, staging, tents, and more for the region’s top caterers, event planners, resorts, venues, and event professionals. Featuring a veteran and dedicated team, Distinctive’s event specialists are well known for working closely with their clients through each step of the planning process.

“This partnership enables CE Rental to continue serving the entire Southeastern U.S. as the leader for one-stop special event services,” said Brent Paris, Managing Partner at Dubin Clark. “The increased network density will allow the company to better serve the fast-growing Virginia Beach area with the latest products and services for special events.”

“We are enthusiastic about the immediate synergies created between our existing event rental locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Distinctive Event Rentals team,” added Bob Marshall, CEO at CE Rental. “Distinctive’s established reputation for delivering the highest levels of customer service and quality equipment will expand our reach throughout the Southeast and enhance our ability to positively service our customers.”

Bill Cabell, founder of Distinctive, echoed this excitement: “Over the past 23 years, the Distinctive team has proudly been part of the Hampton Roads community and beyond. During this time, we have seen the entire area grow in both population and caliber of events. As we continue to evolve, and now as part of the CE Rental family, Distinctive will continue to expand its product lines and inventory depth. This will now include structure tents, sailcloth tents, and enhanced flooring options from Skyline Tent Company; as well as many additional rental offerings from the other CE Rental locations in the Southeast.” Cabell will remain with Distinctive and focus on strategic regional accounts and events in Hampton Roads and beyond.

About CE Rental
CE Rental, founded in 1952, and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an award-winning special event rental company that provides a wide variety of event rental equipment including linens, fine china, flatware, dinnerware, tents, tables, chairs and more. Since being acquired by Dubin Clark & Company in February 2017, CE Rental has expanded its geographic footprint and product offerings through the acquisitions of Skyline Tent Company (Charlottesville, VA), Capital Party Rentals (Dulles, VA), Festive Fare Rentals (Charlottesville, VA), Liberty Party Rental (Nashville, TN), EventHaus (Charleston, SC), and locations in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC.