We have such amazing employees here at Rent What? and Sew What? and could not be more proud of them if we tried! I would love you to meet a few of the hardworking Rent What? employees who are the stars of the warehouse, making sure everything goes out smoothly and in show-ready condition and then returns on time so that it is available for the next customer’s show or special event. This series of entries will be titled “Meet the RW? Staff”, and I am so excited have our readers to meet some of these wonderful employees, too.
The first person I wanted you to meet is Rick Garcia, who is the Warehouse Manager for both companies, and Production Coordinator for all of the rental traffic that is constantly going in and out of the warehouse. Rick’s many talents and abilities are integral to almost every aspect of Rent What?’s day to day operations, and we’re so grateful to have him here. We are eager for you to get to know him a little bit, too!
When did you first start here at Rent What?
Rick started in 2005 with Sew What?, then moved to Rent What? in 2008.
If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The Rain Forests of Brazil—his dream is to be dropped off in the middle of the forest and have to use his smarts to find his way back to civilization.
What kind of work did you do before coming to Sew What? / Rent What?
He worked in the contracts department of Polar Tanker (of Phillips 66 Oil Tankers).
Do you have a special talent?
He tinkers in everything—electronics, plumbing, computers, carpentry, automotive, etc. Rick recently rebuilt his girlfriend’s CPR 600 Motorcycle “just for fun”. He’s become our company’s very own “MacGyver”!
What is your favorite memory from Rent What?
All of the Halloween Parties here—forwhich he often won best costume (he recently designed an actual light-up Christmas tree costume as well as a 10ft tall dragon costume!).
What are some of your hobbies?
He loves working on motorcycles, and recently has gotten involved with breeding Ball Pythons with a few of his gorgeous snakes (he’s looking to get a Bumblebee Python bred soon!).
What project have you worked on recently that was interesting or challenging?
Recently they worked on a huge installation for Skechers. The sheer size of the install and amount of draping and hardware from RW?, the incredibly complex scheduling, and all of the thinking they had to do on their feet was quite exciting. Getting the job done right and on-time, and to the very happy satisfaction of the client, was also extremely rewarding for him and his entire crew.