West Palm Beach, FL, December 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Donna Greslo took the leap to become a small business owner since she has helped people buy and sell businesses for many years while managing a business brokerage. Helping others achieve their business goals drove Donna to find the perfect family business to invest in. Donna and husband Frank bought Gamin’ Ride which they opened for business August 16, 2010. They made the decision to move back to Donna’s home state of Florida and relocated the family and business to the West Palm Beach area December 1, 2011.
Gamin’ Ride is a mobile, indoor-outdoor entertainment theater experience that brings the latest video game, movie, lighting, smell and sound technology to residential and commercial clients. The Gamin’ Ride mobile video game theater includes room for 16 inside on vibration seating, four jumbo HDTVs and with the 2 outside jumbo HDTV’s they accommodate 24 players at one time on XBOX 360, PS3 and Wii. Led by a charismatic leader called the “Game Guru,” Gamin’ Ride events also offer laser tag with or without inflatable barriers, Sumo wrestling and bumper balls—all while promoting fun, family-orientated interactivity.
Gamin’ Ride is based in West Palm Beach, but their mobility allows them to service most of the South Florida area. From Port St. Lucie to Miami and all points in between, get ready for the Gamin’ Ride Experience.
“This is such a great area with lots of small business owners and people raising families. The community really comes together and we feel that Gamin’ Ride can bring some new fun to everyone here—no matter what age,” Frank said.
While Donna brings the business experience to Gamin’ Ride, Frank’s expertise is technology. Frank’s electronics background, which comes from years in the Air Force and as the senior technician involved in industrial electronic reverse engineering and repair at Rockwell Automation, made Gamin’ Ride the perfect business for the Greslos.
“The business is fun and allows Frank to use his great talent in electronics,” Donna said. “We love the fact that our job is to bring kids, family and community together through fun and games.”
Gamin’ Ride is great for kids, which is perfect for the Greslos, who were foster parents to 8 children when they lived in Indiana. Their own children—Zachary, 13, and Lindsay, 9—are also involved with the business, which Frank runs fulltime. The Greslos will also bring on a few additional employees to work as “Game Gurus,” who are professionally trained to host the events. They are fully insured and all employees are background checked.
“We believe in showing our kids that you can work hard, be a good person and do good things for people,” Donna said. “The reward is seeing the hard work benefit others. The rest is icing on the cake.”
The Franchise founded in 2008, Gamin’ Ride is owned and operated by Interactive Productions, LLC. The company currently operates 11 franchise locations in seven states, including New Jersey, New York, Utah, Missouri, Alabama, Maryland and Texas. It plans to open 40 units by the end of 2012 and have a total of 150 units operating over the next five years.