Who We Are

The Urbana Group was established in 2011, with the idea of providing the Calgary area with a quality rentals company. The name, Urbana, comes from Abby’s beloved late grandmother who taught our family the importance of hard work, kindness, and love.

Our passion for customer service is what’s driven us from the beginning, and it continues to push us each day. At The Urbana Group, we believe that offering the best rental products, even the most basic of items, can make a big difference in the lives of our customers.

Abby Clissold
Abby ClissoldCreative Director/Event Coordinator

Abby got her start in the events industry when a friend asked her to help plan and execute her wedding for her. She fell in love with the organization and problem solving needed to plan an event and shortly started Urbana Rentals!

Since 2011, she's been planning and supporting various events, mostly weddings. What gives her the most pleasure is to see her clients stress free and enjoying themselves at their events!

Neil Clissold
Neil ClissoldOperations Director / Big Guns

You'll see Neil at all the events. He is usually the one who is carrying all of the heavy things.

Neil isn't just a pretty face with large biceps. After graduating with his Economics Degree from the University of Calgary, he started his career as an entrepreneur. He owned and operated MVP Barber Shop for around 10 years and shortly after selling his business, started working with Abby at The Urbana Group.

He's also Abby's husband, but that's just a small detail.