Jason & Maggie began their journey in the vintage rental business January 2011. The road to get here seemed to come pretty natural for the two as it began well before they had even met each other. Maggie was born into the rental business. Big Top Rentals, her parents tent and party supply rental company, is where Maggie would spend the summers working with her Mom in the office and even on the road with her Dad. Never did she think that all those tasks that became second nature to her here would play such a crucial role in the shaping of her own business one day. While Maggie spent the summer incidentally learning how to run a rental company, Jason was out along side his Mom and Dad dealing at the flea markets and rummaging through antique stores for interesting and unique finds. Even years later, Jason always kept the passion of the hunt with him and during down time from their jobs began to introduce it to Maggie. It started by just buying what they each were drawn to and before they knew it they had a vast collection, which is now called Maggpie.
Maggie runs Maggpie with her husband Jason and is the creative force behind the company. Her childhood was spent growing up in a rental business so some would have thought this path was intentional but between Jason’s love of the flea and unique furniture combined with her desire to forge their own path, Maggpie was born. Maggie wears many hats at the company but she’s best known for handling the creative direction of inventory, marketing, hosting events held at their property (home to Maggpie and Maggie & Jason) and handling 3 golden retrievers on the daily. Even during the earliest days of the company Maggie always dreamed of creating a destination and that would be the end goal for Maggpie. “I love the idea that everyone gets to enjoy our furniture and the atmospheres we create, not just when you’re a guest at an event”, and in 2017 that dream became a reality with their move to an 18 acre property 1 hour outside of Philadelphia. She is always quick to note that the dream is not a wedding venue but a destination for everyone and anyone looking for an experience, inspiration, community and whatever else they can offer to their guests. Since the separation between work and home is minimal, her social media reflects all aspects of just that, and you know the #goldenbeardogs are easily the stars.
The daily tasks of Maggpie don’t stop in the office, there’s plenty to maintain in the warehouse as well. This is where Jason plays a major role. Inventory maintenance, loading logistics and delivery driver are just a few of the tasks Jason is in charge of. Having an inventory of 300 chairs (and growing) means there’s always one that needs attention. A piece doesn’t leave the warehouse without being checked by him. Each time we load it’s meticulously planned by Jason to ensure the order fits and is safe on arrival. He not only makes sure each piece arrives safely but us as well. Jason is the one who makes the ideas happen. With his carpentry & welding skills and an in-house wood shop, there’s always something in the works at Maggpie. Over the past 5 years Jason has added 50 wood dining tables, several types of cocktail & bistro tables and even collapsible bars to the Maggpie inventory. His latest venture has been adding metal to his designs and we’ve welcomed some new pieces to the inventory this year.
Marty, Henry & Walter
Marty, Henry and Walter are a crucial part of the Maggpie family #goldenbeardogs