About Crisp


Crisp Event Rentals was formed in 2017 by partners with more than 100 years of collective hospitality experience.

Crisp Event Rentals

CRISP Mission Statement

Crisp is determined to provide clients with outstanding personal service, and maintaining the highest level of quality, while creating unmatched value for our clients.

CRISP Vision

At Crisp, our vision is be the most convenient and reliable event rental provider in the Midlands of South Carolina, while never sacrificing quality or customer satisfaction.

CRISP Core Values

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Reliability
  • Consistency
  • Integrity
  • Value

Our team of dedicated professionals can work with you on every step of your process with the knowledge and experience of industry veterans.  We can work within your budget constraints to help you pull off an intimate gathering or a large corporate function.

General Manager
Boyd Phillips
Boyd PhillipsWith partners, B.J. Phillips founded Crisp Event Rentals in 2017 and has been actively involved as General Manager since day one.

Born and raised in Columbia, SC Played football and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill MBA from Citadel Graduate College in Charleston, SC.

Held previous positions in medical billing and college athletic administration.
Resides in Camden, SC with his wife Danielle, and they are expecting their first child in the Fall of 2021. When not at work you will find B.J. on the golf course, partially completing house projects, traveling, hunting, and playing adult league baseball.

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Operations Manager
Brian Tate
Brian TateI am Brian Tate, Operations Manager at Crisp Event Rentals. I have been with Crisp since December 2021. I am originally from Alabama but now call Columbia, SC home. I am married to my wife, Evonne and we have four daughters, Danielle, Riley, Makaylee, and Kelbi. I am a 20-year Retired Air Force Veteran. In my spare time I like to travel with my family, play golf and fish.

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Sales Team
Cassie Hanvey

Cassie HanveyCassie Hanvey was born and raised in West Columbia, SC. She is a graduate of Brookland-Cayce HS and has an advanced degree in accounting. Since finishing her education, Cassie has spent her entire career in the service industry in varying roles. Cassie currently resides in Lexington, SC with her loving husband Justin and their two children Olivia and Zane. Cassie is a designer dog breeder and currently has a toy aussiedoodle “Rudy” and a black lab “Cooper”. Cassie and Justin can be found on the sandlots of Pine Grove playing competitive adult softball. She also enjoys crafting and design one of a kind home décor items. She is also very involved in her community and serves with several non-profit organization highlighted by her role as key fundraiser for Guillain-Barré Syndrome Foundation.

Cassie enjoys working with clients to create beautiful tablescapes to perfect every clients vision.

Cassie has been with Crisp Event Rentals since April of 2021.

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Mila Weeks
After working in finance for several years, Mila joined Crisp in 2018. Her favorite part of working at Crisp is the process of bringing a client’s vision to life and also getting to work with a talented and hard-working crew. When she’s not working with clients to help create memorable events, you can find her gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Summer Bateman
Summer BatemanHello! My name is Summer Bateman, and I’m one of the sales associates here at Crisp! I’m originally from Charleston, SC, but I just graduated from USC and am so excited to be staying in Columbia. I got my degree in Hospitality Management and have worked as a wedding coordinator for the past year while I finished up school, but I’m loving the rental and logistics side of event planning. Outside of events, I’m a musician, an avid traveler, cook, and interior designer. I’m so excited to help you all with all your event needs and so grateful to be on the team!

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Warehouse Manager
Tom Canning
Tom CanningAs a native of Buffalo, NY Tom Canning was the 2nd employee at Crisp and the 2022 rental season will be his 5th year with us.

Served 23 years in US Air Force in various roles but mainly a Jet Engine specialist. Combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. While in AF, Tom has lived in Texas, Illinois, Philippines, Germany, Korea, New Mexico, and retired while at Shaw AF base in Sumter.

Tom is married to Gema and have two adult children, Robert and Jessica. Outside of work, you will find Tom spending time with his granddaughter and resorting classic muscle cars. He is currently working on restoring a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am.

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