Duane and Carol Perron did hobby antique carousel restorations until the 1970’s when they formalized their pastime into a business. As a family owned and operated company, Historic Carousels, Inc. (HCI), their collection includes 20 antique carousels and over 1,000 animal pieces. HCI is a leading carousel collector and restoration specialist with three operating Antique Carousels along the Pacific Coast.
Historic Carousels, Inc. (HCI) capitalizes on its personal preservation story and operating carousels to create media events that will gain local and national attention. We promote the developer as the community hero who saved an antique carousel from extinction. The developer becomes the reason the community members can boast that they can enjoy one of the few remaining antique carousels.
Combining our 30-year history, location diversity, financial stability, long-term leases at high-traffic locations, we continue to seek long-term leases to put antique carousels into operation. Our long-term leases help assure a development that it can count on a permanent carousel regardless of the development’s highs and lows.
Our antique carousels can replace old fountains, clocks, and other high-maintenance, outdated items which developers are trying to change without spending an enormous amount of capital. An antique carousel can be placed in common areas of developments utilizing usually dead space that offers little return. HCI pays percentage rent which allows a return on space that usually cannot be leased.