About Us

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We are committed to providing the highest quality of service, rental items, and hospitality in the Northland area. We truly care about our customers and we have fun doing what we do! Doucette’s inventory offers a wide variety to meet our customers’ needs. Whatever your event calls for, we’ve got you covered –  tents and canopies, tables and chairs, serving and catering items, linens, china, lighting and decor, dance floors, PA equipment, inflatable games, and more!  Our staff members are highly skilled in attending to detail and making your event come together smoothly, from planning and selecting, to set-up, take-down, and follow-up. We are more than happy to answer any questions.

How It All Started

It all began with a bounce house and an idea to make a few extra dollars on the side to save for their sons’ college funds.

In 1992 Bob & Ann Doucette purchased their first bounce house. Ann – an accountant – and Bob – a commercial painting contractor – began traveling to carnivals and fairs all over the region in their “spare time” to set up the bounce house and charge admission. Soon the demand was too great and another bounce house was added. Bob stopped taking new painting contracts and worked almost exclusively on the party and tent rentals!

Bob & Ann purchased some land across the street from the Ridgeview Bowling Lanes in 1995 and began construction on their first warehouse.

Their sons, Dan and Phil, also helped out with the family business while they were growing up.  After graduating from UMD with degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Dan and Phil began working full-time and helping their parents grow the business to what it is today. It is a great asset to have family members with engineering skills setting up all sizes of tents.

In 2006, Doucette’s Party & Tent Rental, LLC purchased United Rentals’ special events items, adding even more to the company. Another warehouse and additional storage was added. The company was split into two divisions around that time. Doucette’s Party & Tent Rental, LLC accounts for the inflatable games and Doucette’s Special Events Rental, LLC handles the rest of the items. In the Northland region the two companies are simply known as “Doucette’s.”


Doucette’s continues to expand and use its many years of experience to provide unparalleled service and hospitality to the Northland. From one bounce house to over 600 different items in inventory today, the business remains honest, flexible, and efficient.  Whether your event is a wedding, corporate event, birthday, graduation, fundraiser, or just for fun, we look forward to serving your event needs! Contact us today, or stop by our newly updated showroom!


Featured Events

We are the proud provider of rental services for:

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And Other Events:

WTIP Radio Waves Music Festival
Duluth Superior Pride Festival
National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk
American Cancer Walk
American Heart Association Heartwalk
Animal Allies Walk for Animals
Veterans River Brewfest
WDSE/PBS Kids Club Circus

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