In 1982, Marjorie Burchette opened a small balloon delivery shop in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. She quickly noticed a large number of complaints from customers who were unhappy because their balloons floated for less than a day.
Her husband, Don, was a chemical engineer who worked in research-and-development. Marjorie asked him if there was a way to increase the floating life of latex balloons.
Don went to work on the problem at night in his basement shop, and after about a year, he had developed HI-FLOAT. The rest is history; HI-FLOAT has become a phenomenal success.
Today, their children, Andrea Kash and Keith Burchette, work to carry on their parents’ legacy. They focus on the core values of innovation and integrity and continue the company’s mission of providing quality products and excellent customer service.