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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the best way to contact you?
You can reach us by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at 615-298-5252 or Fax 615-298-3835. We are always available via email but please allow us until the next business day to respond if your email arrives after hours. In an emergency, call our main phone number and follow the voice prompts. We welcome personal interaction with our clients, please just give us a call and let us know you are coming by so we may set a side ample time to discuss your project and show you around.
Where are you located?
What are your office hours?
What do you require from me to be able to rent gear?
Please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can work with you as a team to fulfill your creative and budget goals. Early communications will certainly benefit us both. There are several business items that you will need to attend to prior to the release of any gear. Please check out our “Resources” section and review, complete and email the appropriate forms. First and foremost, is our “New Customer Info Sheet”. This provides us with your critical information and is a great place to start to get the ball rolling. Our “Rental Agreement, Terms and Conditions” form is very important. This agreement will be the sole basis on which we do business together. You will agree to our business terms by your signature. Please review our “Insurance Requirements” and a sample “Certificate of Insurance”. We find it best to forward both of these pages to your insurance agency and let them review our requirements and have them email evidence of your coverage directly to us for our review. You will also find our “Credit Card Authorization” form. This authorization form states our credit card acceptance terms. All first time, VIP renters as well as clients with open accounts are requested to keep this form up to date. We have posted our Federal W9 form for your year-end accounting use.
Who is the client?
What form of payment do you accept?
All First Time customers are COD. We accept cash, company check and credit cards. We do charge a 4% convenience fee on credit card payments. We have established a super easy and extremely secure ACH funds transfer option for your use as well. To establish an open account with us please complete our credit application found in our resources section and allow time for us to process your request.
Can I rent from you if I do not have insurance?
We can help you navigate the production equipment insurance oceans as we have many years of experience in this confusing area. There are several short term, reasonably priced policies offered by agencies out there that provide limited coverage. We will be happy to provide you with a list of these agencies. If you are interested in a limited amount of equipment with a replacement dollar cost we are comfortable with, we may at our option, be able to add a noninsured fee to your quote. This fee is 15% of your rental invoice total. This charge is to cover our cost of higher premiums with our insurance company for non-insured clients. This fee does not provide access to any insurance we carry, nor does it provide any replacement cost or liability coverage to you. You remain 100% liable for any damage or loss of equipment while the rental agreement is in force. We will not be able to rent any vehicles without our full insurance requirement being met. We strongly urge all clients to possess a comprehensive producers insurance policy from an A+ rated carrier for their own protection, that of their crew as well as our interests.
When can I pick up and return rental equipment?
What about after hours or weekend pick-ups or returns of gear?
While we will do our best to accommodate your request, please keep a few things in mind. Your specific need is outside of our normal business hours and one of our staff has committed their personal time to assist you. Please be considerate of their offer to help by being at our shop at the agreed to time. We will not leave you hanging so please do not make us hang out at the office when we could be home with our families.
Do you deliver and pickup?
If we can deliver or pickup within our normal business day, our charges are based upon the time, man power and transportation required.
What about weekend rentals?
If you are shooting both weekend days, there is a 2 day charge.
Do you have emergency, after hours contacts?
We have been in the production game for a long time and realize things don’t always happen between 8 and 5 Monday thru Friday. Please call us at 615-298-5252.
Do you offer student or non-profit discounts?
Do you provide crew?
What if my shoot cancels or postpones?
Please give us a CALL ASAP to let us know. If you should cancel within 24 hours of the start of your rental there will be a cancellation charge. If we have gotten in touch with you, regardless of lead time, and have another production needing your gear or studio space and you have solidly confirmed your commitment to rent and we have solidly committed the availability of our inventory to you, we will need to charge a cancellation fee. As this opportunity has passed for both of us we will do our best to make the charge as reasonable as possible.
Will the equipment fit in my car?
Is there a cleaning or wrap fee charged for returned equipment?
We require our equipment be returned in the same condition as you received it. If it is not, expect cleaning, rewrap, repair or replacement fees to be charged. We do our level best to provide you with the finest equipment available and request you honor our commitment to you by respecting our gear.