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Standard Event Rentals sells business to two longtime employees

By Ashleigh Petersen

January 27, 2023

Standard Event Rentals logoStandard Event Rentals, Hayward, Calif., a full-service event rentals and tenting company, has been a family-owned and operated company since 1984. After nearly 40 years, the company has announced the sale of the business to two tenured employees — Isabel Galindo and Malina Jacobs. The company serves the San Francisco Bay Area, with an additional location in Modesto, Calif. 

The transition of ownership will preserve the same values that the founding family put in place, the company says. 

“We have always set the standard for our business by guaranteeing an extensive selection, exemplary products and exceptional service,” said Matt Guelfi, president and owner, Standard Event Rentals. “It was important to the current ownership group to transition the business to people that will nurture the foundation that was built.”  

Isabel Galindo and Malina Jacobs

Isabel Galindo and Malina Jacobs

Co-owner, Isabel Galindo, has been an employee of Standard Event Rentals since 2017. Over the years, she has worked her way up from the director of sales to the vice president of sales and marketing. “I liked that it was a family-owned operation with three brothers at the helm. They have been in the business since 1984. I liked their personal level of engagement at the local level and felt I could learn from them,” Galindo said, 

Co-owner, Malina Jacobs, also has been employed with Standard Event Rentals since 2017. As the director of sales of the Central Valley location, Jacobs has played a vital role in building sales and client relations. 

“I am both humbled and honored to be part of the Guelfi legacy,” Jacobs said. 

Jacobs will manage the day-to-day business sales and operations of the company’s Central Valley location. Jacobs and Galindo are both industry veterans with more than 25 years of professional experience and expertise. Together, they look forward to carrying on the legacy of Standard Event Rentals, providing clients with exceptional products and services.