Frequently Asked Questions
What are the exact dimensions of the SAB's?
What's the history behind the Stand A Balloon?
As a realtor in Houston, Texas, and working for a major Real Estate firm, Tom Long found himself faced with a common problem during open houses. With a minimum of 8 - 10 directional signs, and 2 balloons atop each, in order to attract greater attention and traffic to his client’s home, Mr. Long found that within a short while the helium filled balloons were lying on the ground. In an effort to solve this problem, and present a more professional display, a prototype of a wire stand was engineered by Mr. Long. The desire was to eliminate the need for helium. Balloons would now stand perfectly erect throughout the open house. Thus, the invention of STAND A BALLOON.
The process of patent pending and manufacturing was soon underway. Within the first 8 months more than 25,000 of these exciting stands were sold as word began to spread.
Mr. Long discovered other uses for STAND A BALLOON. Soon 3 sizes were developed: SAB17 to support 11” to 17” balloons, SAB24 to support 17” to 24” balloons, and SAB36 to support 24” to 36” balloons.
The SAB17 was initially designed to be used on corrugated signs for realtors and general contractors, SAB24 used by car dealerships and apartment complexes, and SAB36 designed for pool parties and drawing greater attention for real estate open houses. However, many other uses for each are left only to the user’s imagination.