With her family, Delores Crum owns the Premiere family of party and event rental companies: Premiere Events and Premiere Select in Austin, and Party Time Rentals in Bryan-College Station. Founded in November, 2000, by Delores and her husband Richard, Premiere has become a leading party and event rental provider. Nationally recognized and frequently honored for its work, the Premiere group of companies provides full-service rental and related support to Event Professionals and Individual Event Holders throughout Central Texas. Delores describes her organizational role as providing overall leadership, helping chart the Premiere course and setting Premiere’s general direction. As President and Chief Inspiration Officer, Delores is the “glue” that holds the Premiere family together.
Delores is involved with and supportive of the Events Community. She has served as ILEA-Austin president and was the first-ever inductee into the ILEA-Austin Hall of Fame. Delores has held 5 different roles on the NACE-Austin Board and has received multiple “Member of the Year” honors. Past president of the Texas Rental Association, in 2007 Delores became the second female to ever hold that office. Delores was twice named TRA “Person of the Year” and named Region IV Rental Person of the Year as well. Nationally, Delores Crum has served as a Foundation Trustee for the American Rental Association and on the ARA PAC Council. Delores was awarded ARA’s highest honor, outside of induction into the Rental Hall of Fame, when she accepted the “Volunteer Service Award” at the 2016 ARA Rental Show. Delores also serves on the Board of the Bridal Association of Brazos Valley, and will be installed as President of that organization in 2020.
Delores has 3 passions – work, travel and philanthropy. Wine, she admits, is a very close 4 th . A self-proclaimed work-aholic, Type AAA personality, Delores loves being productive, innovative and helpful in the Premiere context. Delores and Richard have visited all 50 US Capitol cities, all 10 Canadian Provincial Capitals and 20 foreign countries. Seeing as many European Capitals as time allows is next on their bucket list. Delores and Premiere are passionate in their supportive of numerous local charitable groups. Delores is personally involved with the work of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, the Settlement Club and is a member of the Bryan-College Station Voices for Children (CASA) Board. More about Premiere’s charitable giving priorities and policies can be found elsewhere on this site.
Mrs. Crum is also a published author. Her debut book, Simple Strategies for Successful Living, a How To Guide for Getting the Life You’ve Imagined was published in January, 2019. Simple Strategies is available at Amazon.com.