A Day in the Life of our Kennedy Collection Manager, Chris Strbjak

A Day in the Life of our Kennedy Collection Manager, Chris Strbjak

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At Kennedy, we’re privileged to have a great many excellent people on our team, and that includes our fearless Kennedy Collection manager, Chris Strbjak. When he isn’t chasing his toddler around the house, hanging out lakeside with his wife, or rebuilding his 1984 Honda Shadow on the weekends, he’s heading up our boutique rental division, providing sales support and logistical care to keep thing running smoothly.

As point of contact for the entire collection, Chris builds quotes and contracts for Austin area event rentals, provides layout options, sources new pieces, and oversees details from load-in to strike. This month, we spent a day following him around with a camera to give you a glimpse into his workday. Buckle up!

Chris spends a good deal of time in our 4,800-square-foot warehouse onsite, keeping track of our inventory and a finger on the pulse of the collection, making sure all our I’s are dotted and all our T’s are crossed when client requests come in.

Chris spends a good deal of time in our 4,800-square-foot warehouse onsite, keeping track of our inventory and a finger on the pulse of the collection, making sure all our I’s are dotted and all our T’s are crossed when client requests come in.

Today, our “Greetings from Austin” sign — a faithful reproduction of the original postcard-inspired mural — is in demand, so it’s through the showroom and out to the truck for a speedy delivery to a happy client.

Today, our “Greetings from Austin” sign — a faithful reproduction of the original postcard-inspired mural — is in demand, so it’s through the showroom and out to the truck for a speedy delivery to a happy client.

Locked and loaded, the day’s delivery is ready to roll. You can always spot our truck by our signature hummingbird on the back, representing the energy and output of the Kennedy team itself: forever using its wings to propel itself to great heights.

Locked and loaded, the day’s delivery is ready to roll. You can always spot our truck by our signature hummingbird on the back, representing the energy and output of the Kennedy team itself: forever using its wings to propel itself to great heights.

On the road again, Chris’s mind might occasionally drift back to memories of his time spent working for a racing team before joining us at Kennedy, but he obeys all traffic rules nonetheless. Next up, a client delivery in plenty of time for the big event, perfectly placed and ready to give the venue that certain something.

On the road again, Chris’s mind might occasionally drift back to memories of his time spent working for a racing team before joining us at Kennedy, but he obeys all traffic rules nonetheless. Next up, a client delivery in plenty of time for the big event, perfectly placed and ready to give the venue that certain something.


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