We had the good fortune of connecting with Martha Waugh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Martha, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
We are lucky enough to have a business that started, and has continued to grow, very naturally. We built 12 of our initial Farm Tables for our own wedding in 2014 and had a few friends and family ask to use them for upcoming events. From there, we built a website and started to do some minor marketing. I have a background in web development and my husband built all our products at the time, so we were able to accomplish a lot on a very small budget. Over the next two years, we were able to grown what was a small side business into a full time job for both my Husband (Matt) and Myself. We are both extremely thankful for the freedom running our own business gives us. Our goal has always been to offer high-end, unique rental items & great customer services at an attainable cost. With Covid, this has become more challenging than ever but ,we are always striving to find new ways to continue to build and grow our business.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our company started when we started to look for farm tables for our own wedding. We loved the elegant look and warm feeling a wood table provides over the traditional plastic table and tablecloth. We couldn’t quite find the style or quality we were looking for, and we were on a tight budget, so we spent the months before our wedding building our first 12 hickory farm tables. Since then, we have built and purchased 100’s of new products to add to our rental inventory. Our inventory now includes a wide variety of farm tables, cocktail tables, bars, pallet walls, lounge vignettes, and décor. We are a family owned and operated business. I (Martha) work with each of our clients directly in the months leading up to their events and Matt builds most of our products, goes out with our delivery teams & manages our delivery routes. We are most proud of our custom built tables and carefully curated rental catalog. We hand build and carefully pick items that will go together to create a beautiful event space for any type of occasion. From simple and elegant, to elaborate and grand, we enjoy seeing all the different ways our rental items are used to create a unique event space. We are really thankful to be a part of that process!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We love going downtown for the great views & dining. Our favorite restaurant is Kettner Exchange in Little Italy.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Our families have been extremely supportive of us throughout our entire business journey. They let us store our trailers on their property, we filled their garages with tables, & they have always been there to help us when we needed anything. Our business wouldn’t be where it is today without their love and support so they definitely deserve a shoutout! We are also extremely thankful to all the amazing San Diego venues & vendors we have the honor of working with. Putting an event together is truly a team effort and San Diego has so many talented individuals working tirelessly behind the scenes.