The rain poured down in the Jackson, Miss., area as the crowd poured in May 9 for Puckett Rents' open house in Richland, a suburb of Jackson.
Rain notwithstanding, more than 600 guests flocked to the event, which had been rescheduled from an earlier date because of a tornado watch and flooding.
Guests enjoyed a great catfish fry, learned more about the products available at this location, and to see their Puckett Rents rental sales coordinators and staffers.
Puckett Cat, Puckett Rents and manufacturer representatives for many of the products available at Puckett Rents turned out to lend their support. Under a big tent (and out of the rain), a vendor fair took place with more than 20 manufacturers displaying and promoting their wares, some with super-low show day pricing for their products. Vendors also offered giveaways and ongoing prize drawings. The grand prize giveaway was a Tracker Topper 12W Jon Boat full of DeWalt tools and Caterpillar "swag." The grand prize winner was Chris Uzzle of Independent Roofing, Jackson, Miss.
Jay Hall (C), Puckett Rents, welcomes his customers from J.L. Roberts Mechanical, based in Richland, Miss. to the event and (L-R) included Richard Sebren, Kyle Alford, Chris Jones, James Roberts and Tommy Alford.
The grand prize, a Tracker 12W Jon Boat with lots of DeWalt products and Cat “swag,” valued at approximately $2,500, was provided by the DeWalt team. (L-R): Scott Killin, Todd Monsour and Howard Lewis.
Some of the folks that contributed to the huge success of this event (L-R) included Tommy Kendall, Puckett Rents-Richland, Miss., store manager; David Fisher, Cat Financial; Bubba Gunter, Puckett Cat CCE sales manager; Megan Couch, Caterpillar; and Paul Gregory, vice president of Puckett Rents.
The vendor fair under “the big tent” was a great place to gain more info about the products available at Puckett Rents and to get some open house one-day-only deals.
Bryan Tompkins (L), Bomac Electric, Clinton, Miss., stops to chat with his Puckett Rents salesman Todd Driver.
Puckett Cat senior management and their customer-friends come together at the event. (L-R): Hastings Puckett and Paul Gregory of Puckett Cat; Stephen Rula and Derrell Fletcher of Hemphill Construction, Florence, Miss.
Another big group of rental customers from Fountain Construction, based in Jackson, Miss., turned out for some food and fun. (L-R): Andrew Dennis, Robert Clay, Neal McQueen, Wally Boone, Ray Floyd, Travis Kyzar and Todd Driver of Puckett Rents.
Looking over the Cat machine display inside the building (L-R) are Ryan Newman of Puckett Rents, and J.H. Edwards and Ken Bain of Ivey Mechanical, Kosciusko, Miss.
Jerry Blackburn (L) of Upchurch Plumbing, Greenwood, Miss., and Ryan Newman of Puckett Rents have a post-lunch chat.
It was a busy day for the guys from Sitech-South Mississippi during the vendor fair. (L-R): Kevin Johnson, Nathan Friday, D.J. Weis, Colby Carpenter and their Trimble representative, Carlos Ramirez Ortiz.