Gagnon's is a family owned and operated business serving the East Bay for more than 40 years. We bring a strong customer service focused approach to the rental industry. We want you to have the best event possible with the least amount of hassle.
Steve Gagnon took over the rental business in 2013 from his brother, Larry, who originated the business to provide catering and rental services. Focusing solely on rentals, Steve and his son, Kyle, relocated to a warehouse in nearby Lafayette to accommodate growth as well as serve the entire East Bay while maintaining close proximity to our loyal Danville, Alamo and San Ramon customers. Joined recently by his wife, Robin, Gagnon’s continues the family run model, making it very easy to hold our commitment to exceptional customer service as our foremost priority.
Steve Gagnon (Owner)
Steve grew up in Alamo and attended San Ramon Valley High School. He continued his education at San Jose State University and earned his master’s degree at Lake Forest College near Chicago,IL. After spending many years in the consulting, sales, and marketing divisions for various companies, from packaging to high tech, he has enjoyed making the transition to small business owner. While his mileage plans may have suffered a bit, he loves the ability to travel for pleasure now.
Married 40 years, he and his wife have two sons, two daughters, 5 grandchildren and a dog.
Kyle Gagnon (General Manager)
Kyle grew up in Moraga, graduating from Campolindo High School before getting his BA at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He has worked with his dad in the transition and relocation of the rental business and is the friendly voice so many of our customers ask for specifically.
He is engaged to his high school sweetheart and is in the heart of wedding planning. A little party experience has come in handy! He and Michelle met when they were 9 years old playing roller hockey at the Lafayette Community Center. They love to dote on their dog, Oliver, and now they play ice hockey together.
Robin Gagnon (Owner, Social Media, Front Desk, In-training)
Robin moved around a lot growing up in a military family, but considers the Bay Area home. She attended Monte Vista High School in Danville and earned her nursing degree at San Jose State University. After nearly 20 years as a pediatric and intensive care nurse, she switched gears and went into Information Systems at Alta Bates Medical Center. After another 25 years with Alta Bates Summit and Sutter Health, she recently retired and is helping out at the “shop”. Kyle is in charge of training.
Ever since their oldest started playing hockey as a 4 year old in Northbrook, IL, the family has enjoyed hockey and proudly scream their hearts out in support of our San Jose Sharkies.