Hi! Thanks for visiting Jumping Jacks. Many of you have heard about us but don’t know much about us. That’s what this page is for. The name (to some degree) has been around since 2002, but has changed ownership a couple times, always keeping it in the “family”. It was started in 2002 by Dan Wells. He bought 1 or 2 bounce houses and began renting them out for a little extra cash. As time went on he grew and began to buy bigger and better units. These new units made it necessary for him to begin following state regulations and get insurance. His goal was to always maintain a safe and fun environment for kids. In 2016, Dan sold the company to a coworker who ran it for 2 years before selling it to me, Chad Burkholder.
I’ve worked for Dan since a few years after he started. At first it was just a way for my younger self to make some money. Little did I know that I would purchase the company in 2018. In the beginning, I didn’t think much would amount out of it. But in Nov of 2018 I attended one of the nations largest expos and met several operators around the US that have helped light a fire in me to be the best company around for your inflatable and party needs. I enjoy every day I work and most of all, talking to each of you. My delivery crew hates when I’m with them because I talk more than I help.
Since 2018, we have reviewed Missouri’s and ASTM standards to increase the safety of our equipment for our users. I have attended several seminars and lectures both in person and online to bring you the best experience you can possibly have. One of them lead us to our new (as of 2020) rental structure which removes hourly rental rates. You are no longer restricted by hours, but instead days.
The majority of our items are available for up to 3 days for the displayed price. Some larger items are still restricted to a single day or a few hours. But they are ones that are intended for longer durations at a residential event.
Ultimately, we want to give you the best experience for the best value. We’ve done over 1500 birthday parties, church events, school field days, carnivals and other events in the last 3 years. Each year more customers are trusting us with their events and parties giving us a lot of insight on how we can better serve you. Don’t trust us? see what some of our customers have to say.
If you are taking measurements for a structure such as a building or fence, please provide the height of the structure here. If height does not apply to the wash, for instance for a gutter wash, leave this field empty. Please note if you enter a value here after taking measurements, you will need to take measurements again.
Yes. Once we have set up your rental and inspected it, we leave it in your care to make sure it stays in good rentable condition. The only exception is normal wear and tear. You may purchase an additional damage waiver that will cover any unintended damage caused to our unit. See next question to learn more about the damage waiver. Please read all of our contracts and literature to understand the importance of using our equipment with suggested rules and guidelines.
The damage waiver covers up to $2000 per contract in accidental damage of rental equipment. The damage waiver does NOT cover theft, vandalism, silly string, misuse and/or abuse. The damage waiver does NOT cover missing equipment. Jumping Jacks will bill for any and all missing equipment at new replacement cost.
It’s Simple! Pick out the inflatables that work best for your event & add it (them) to your cart. When you’ve made your selection begin the checkout process. We take care of the rest from reservation and delivery to pick-up.
No deposit is required to reserve however we do require a signature on your agreement before we schedule delivery. The balance is due before we set up for your event.
Our pricing is simple. Most items are priced for up to 3 days of rental time.
Yes, we carry liability insurance above state requirements. We provide a copy for every event if requested.
Yes. To maintain high quality inflatables, please remove shoes before entering the jump space. This helps keep our inflatables clean and reduces wear.
Unfortunately, weather can be a challenge. Your safety is our primary concern. If unfavorable weather conditions, including rain, snow, and/or high winds, are in the immediate forecast our staff will contact you no later than 2 hours before your event. If an event cannot be moved inside, an alternative rental date can be discussed or a full refund can be given. All changes in rental times/dates must be made before the inflatables are delivered.
Staffing is available upon request & at an additional cost. Call us to find out more information. (Our rental prices do not include staffing.)
We typically connect one blower to a 15 amp circuit and two blowers to a 20 amp circuit. If the inflatables are farther than 100 feet from a power source, then we can provide a generator at an additional charge.
It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to set up a single inflatable and about 30 minutes to deflate and load in the trailer. This time frame varies on the quantity of inflatables.
All of our units are available on a first come, first serve basis. You may make reservations as late as the day before your rental. However, keep in mind that inflatable units are in high demand, especially during the warmer months of the year. Therefore, it would be best to make your reservation as soon as possible.
We clean and sanitize our inflatables regularly to ensure customer satisfaction. We thoroughly clean every rental every week and between every rental. If your child has a need for it to be extra clean, please let us know when you rent, and we’ll touch up on site.
In order for us to maintain the cleanliness of our units and to provide our customers with the best possible inflatable rentals, we deliver and set up the inflatables. This personalized customer service allows you to finish any last-minute party planning. We do have some items that are available for pick up. You can view them here.
All water sprinklers should be turned off in the area where the inflatables will be set up. Also, please clear the area of all rocks, sticks or any other sharp objects. A 15 amp electrical outlet within 100 feet of each inflatable is required. We will be driving stakes in the ground so the possibility of hitting a shallow phone line or irrigation line is rare, but possible. This will be the renters responsibility to repair. Please make us aware of any underground utilities that you think could be a concern and we will do our best to avoid these areas.
The space required to set up varies by unit. The sizes of the units are listed in the descriptions and please allow 2′ additional space on all sides of the unit.
Our inflatable units can be set up on just about any flat surface. We would prefer to set up in a grassy area. The surface needs to be clear of any rocks, sticks or other sharp objects. If you’re not sure where to set it up, we can help you decide when we deliver your rental.
Local deliveries are $60 (within 20 miles of our warehouse). Outside of that will start a mileage charge of $8.50 per mile one way. In most cases, we have to go out and come back twice, once for delivery and once for pick-up, making the cost $2.12/mile. Please call with any special requests and we will be glad to assist!
*With the ever-changing fuel prices, this rate may change before it is shown on this page.
We will arrive at your location at least 30 minutes before your stated event start time for weekday and special events and promptly set up your rentals. Some days this might need to be significantly earlier due to volume of rentals for the day. There will be no extra charge and you will still have the inflatable for the duration you paid for. We will give you a brief overview of rental operations to make sure you feel comfortable.
Depending on our pick up schedule for that day we will be there to load up at the end time of your event, or even a couple hours later than your event ends. If your event space is rented, or for any other reason you need it removed by a certain time please make us aware if this time and we will do our best to make it happen.
If you have a weekend rental, we will contact you on the Thursday the week of to notify you of our delivery time on Friday. All weekend rentals will be picked up on Monday unless otherwise discussed. We begin pick up as early as 7am. Please try and have the unit inflated on Monday so we can inspect it and tear it down properly.
Due to our amazing customers, we are able to offer an amazing cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, we ask that you let us know before the morning of your delivery. If you’ve paid in advance, we’ll refund whatever has been paid. All we ask is communication. Please don’t wait till we are at your door step to let us know about your cancellation. We are able to offer this policy because our customers have communicated well with us the over the years and we want to provide the best service possible.
If on the day of the event you decide you would like to extend your event longer than what you have scheduled for, we are happy to try and make this work. Contact us as soon as possible. An additional fee may apply221