About Us

Abbel Rents is Dayton’s most experienced party and event rental company. We started on November 1, 1969 and have served the Miami Valley for more than 40 years.

Our company was originally located in the Huber Heights area. As our business developed, we relocated to Kettering, but we eventually outgrew that site. On September 1, 1990, we then purchased our own land and built a new building containing 10,000 square feet at 2021 West Dorothy Lane, where we are still located today.

Abbel Rents Showroom Building

Our Showroom Building on Dorothy Lane

Abbel Rents Showroom

Our Warm and Inviting Showroom

In February 2007, we became Dayton’s only certified woman-owned business that specializes in event and party rentals.

We have done events from 2 people to 15,000 people. We rent everything that you will need for your party, event or wedding.

We carry over 10,000 chairs of different colors and shapes. We carry over 2000 tables. We are the largest rental company in china, flatware, glassware, linens, wedding equipment, dance floors, tents of all sizes, tradeshow equipment, concession equipment, and casino and children’s games.

We have standard tents measuring from 10’x10′ to 20’x40′. However we can meet your needs for larger sizes up to 40’x140′. We are the only vendor who has a free-standing Navatrack tent of 40 feet by 140 feet.

Our employees have extensive training related to party rental equipment and tents. They are especially trained in the areas of tent set-up and preparation. They have all attended schooling on how to set up for weddings, entertainer events, open houses, graduation events, ground breakings and grand openings, air shows, and anniversary celebrations.

We want you to enjoy your event and not spend time worrying about the details. We have a planning and coordinating staff that can do your complete event, including the caterers, the band, the master of ceremonies, floral arrangements, and even collecting tickets. We even offer an on-site event manager (for an additional fee) to provide direction at the event.

Come visit our warm and inviting showroom. We will even take you on a tour of our facility to see the equipment that you will be renting.

Our showroom building is located at:

  • Abbel Rents and Sells
  • 2021 West Dorothy Lane
  • (Between Springboro Pike and South Dixie Drive)
  • Dayton (Moraine), OH 45439
  • See Map on Right
  • Phone: (937) 298-0114
  • Hours
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


A Tribute to Our Founder, Ben Martin (1935-2014)

Abbel Rents and Sells - Ben Martin, Founder

Ben Martin, Founder

Abbel Rents and Sells - Ben and Carolyn Martin

Carolyn and Ben Martin

Ben founded Abbel Rents in November 1969 and owned and operated the business for more than 44 years. The company was originally located in the Huber Heights area. As the business developed, he relocated to Kettering and the business eventually outgrew that site. In 1990, he purchased land in Moraine and built the current building containing 10,000 square feet.

Ben was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He had a passion for remote control airplanes. He formed and was a Charter Member of the local Dayton Wing Masters Club.

He had an enjoyable personality, an infectious laugh and a keen sense of humor. We will miss him.

Ownership of the company was passed to his wife, Carolyn Martin; and, in February 2007, Abbel Rents became Dayton’s only certified woman-owned business that specializes in event and party rentals. Ben’s spirit and legacy will always be a part of Abbel Rents as the company continues to serve the rental needs of the Miami Valley.