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The Balloon Kings Difference

Balloon Kings® is more than just New York’s #1 balloon boutique and custom arrangement supplier.


We are a proud, United States Marine Corps veteran owned business committed to unique designs, superior customer service, quality products, and environmental friendliness.

We take balloon décor and design to the next level. Every Balloon Kings bouquet, centerpiece, and structure is customized by our professionally trained staff to match our specific customer personas. Our creations are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face, and help bring that “wow” factor to any event or occasion.


Whether celebrating a Birthday, Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary, Baby Shower, Holiday, or Corporate Event, we support our customers through all of life’s most celebrated events with the highest quality designs and balloon products. After all, a party without balloons... is just a meeting!


At Balloon Kings®, everyone is royalty. Though our product is balloons, our speciality is customer service and we strive to make both our staff and our customers feel like Kings and Queens.


We are also compassionate about the environment and that is why we stock a huge selection of 100% natural, bio-degradable latex colors and maintain the largest selection of non-allergenic and recyclable mylar foil balloons in the New York area.


Our Story

Balloon Kings® began in 2011 when our founder, Gene Nifenecker, left his job as a third-generation sign maker to start a 'first of its kind' balloon store concept and retail experience. Drawing upon discipline instilled in him during his time in the United States Marine Corps, design skills he developed during his days as a sign painter and hand letterer, organizational savvy derived from years as a small business owner, and an innate passion for people and fun, “King Gene” launched the first Balloon Kings® balloon boutique on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


Since its humbling begins, Balloon Kings® has now grown into the most successful balloon store in New York City. “After years of trial and error, we have truly built an amazing foundation and a repeatable recipe for success,” says King Gene.

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Join Our Family

We are looking for hard working and fun-loving people with a passion for customer service and design to help us expand our vision across the United States. If you are interested in becoming your own boss and joining us on our exciting journey, then fill out the quick form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Meet Our Franchise Development Team

Gene Nifenecker

CEO & King

"King Gene" has been the proud founder and CEO of Balloon Kings® since 2011. Prior to starting Balloon Kings®, Gene worked for a design company as a third generation sign maker and hand letterer.

He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and hails from Long Island, New York.

Ana Carter

Brand Development Manager

Ana brings over 10 years of experience in event planning, retail management and marketing. She has been with Balloon Kings® for the past 2 years where she has led the overhaul of the companies web site, e-commerce store, and social media properties. She now leads brand development management and is responsible for creating marketing campaigns and sales strategies.

Ana is originally from Venezuela and holds a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering.


Sha-Asia Castro

Training Coordinator

Sha-Asia brings over 5 years experiences in retail sales. She is a trusted, veteran member of the Balloon Kings® team and is responsible for training all new members of the Balloon Kings® family, bringing her personable charm and infectious personality to all new franchisees. 

Sha-Asia is originally from Manhattan, New York.

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