The Fun Factory

Puyallup, WA

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About this pro

The Fun Factory is your one-stop shop for musical entertainment. We are offering DJs and bands. I have been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, and have the tools of the trade and know how to use them to create fun for all.

I read the crowd very well. My personality and creativity are positive proofs that it's the person behind the tools, not the tools themselves that create a successful event.

Location

Puyallup, WA 98372

Times hired on Thumbtack

104

Reviews

63 Reviews
  • LeeAnna P. May 22, 2017
    Jan and the Fun Factory orchestrated a fantastic re-grand opening. We had an unfortunate roof accident and were forced to close for a few weeks. This left our members a little disenchanted with us. The night of the re grand opening Many members were skeptical and questioning their trust in us. Jan and his affiliates started by livening up the place and really helped to create a fun atmosphere to bring everyone back together again.
  • Jessica S. Apr 28, 2017
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Great energy!
    Loved Jan's energy, he was great entertainment! Punctual, great list of songs, and he even researched the location before the event.
  • Sherry M. Apr 23, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was on board from the minute he set up. Even our son (who was the birthday honoree) commented on how well he read the group and played the appropriate music and interacted well with the group. Would hire him in a heartbeat should another occasion occur. Many thanks, Jan!
  • Erin B. Apr 12, 2017
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Karaoke Office Party
    Jan was very good. He had all his equipment up and running, no problems. He was able to find any song we wanted. And everyone had a great time. There was some mixups in communication that could have made the evening a little smoother. But other than that it was fine.
    Jan Steven P. Apr 12, 2017

    Thanks again for having me! i am not sure what your talking about unless it has to do with the bar asking me to start early with the karaoke. I am always trying to please everyone!! thanks again!!

  • Alexander R. Mar 25, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Very professional and really knew how to get a group of 6,7, and 8 year old kids dancing. Highlight of our birthday party.
  • Matthew K. Mar 17, 2017
    Awesome!
    We have gone through a few DJ's for our Father Daughter Dances and for other events and none have been as good as Jan with the Fun Factory. He was very professional and fun and had very high quality equipment. I would recommend highly.
  • Jerome H. Feb 25, 2017
    The Fun Factory
    The Fun Factory has been providing excellent entertainment for the Sweetheart Dinner Dance at St. Michael's Church in Snohomish for several years. Jan is always very professional, sets up quickly and provides great music for a crowd that varies in age from teenagers to seniors. Everyone enjoys the evening and Jan always makes it fun! Jerome Halmans Dance Chairman Knights of Columbus Council 9664, Snohomish WA
  • Kimberly R. Jan 22, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan Saved the Day!!!!!
    Jan was available a week before our event when we realized we needed something more for our event. He replied to my reqeust quickly and was super flexable about the hours and reqeusts we made. My siblings and I were throwing my mom a suprise 50th birthday Fiesta. On the day of the event he showed up early and set up and then let the kids dance to music before the party was started. He gave good feedback and ideas for the order of events for the party. He read the crowd very well and remebered names of every host of the party. Then when we were approaching the end of our time he offered to stay longer for a reduced hour charge. We loved the extra time and the geusts loved the selectiom, humor and life he brought to the party. I wluld recommend Jan and tbe fun factory to any big event we or our friends have in the future. Thanks for saving the day!
  • Mariko C. Jan 21, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Silence to start off the 2hr school dance....
    Expect lots of emails from Jan and constantly asking you if you made your decision. I hired him for our winter dance at our elementary school. When it was time for the party his equipment did not work. We were scrambling to put any music on. My co host had her iphone with a playlist and we played it , thank goodness. 20min no music by the professional DJ for a two hour party. Can you say little disappointing. Yes, I am sure that was not the plan, he explains, but with all the years under your belt you should have a back up plan. I was looking for a repeat DJ to use for all of our school events and unfortunately he didn't make the cut.
    Jan Steven P. Jan 31, 2017

    Hi Mariko' Thanks again for having me! Many of the children and parent's came up and told me they had a great time with the music and were very happy and that i did a great job! Several took my business card for future event's! As i was saying earlier that i got there at 3pm (being a friday in Bellevue area can be very busy) and when the time for the doors were to be open someone was running late to open them.With that being said it shorten my time line as i ran into a small snag with computer and your other host suggested i use her i pod as i restarted my laptop! We did 3 songs on her i pod and then i started! Ladies and gentlemen who are reading this i don't make excuse of what happened! I can only get better when i learn from each situation! This is why i always want to be early so i have time to make sure all go's well! I also was very unhappy that it did not go as well as it could have!! I have great passion in what i do!! Thank you! Jan aka Fun Factory

  • Eliza D. Jan 17, 2017
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Amazing experience, Jan is the best!
    Jan was so easy to work with! He was very responsive, he took extra time to get to know the space, and everything was perfect
  • Trisha H. Jan 12, 2017
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Awesome karaoke host with great equipment!
    Jan hosted karaoke for our employee holiday party. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a blast. I highly recommend him!
  • John M. Jan 7, 2017
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    The Fun Factory is the Best!!! Absolutely!!!
    Jan was there ready to go as he said he would be during our first conversation and mutual agreement to hire The Fun Factory... From the very start of the evening he worked with everyone at our reception very personally and professionally, and delivered absolutely great sound and a super selection of songs as promised... Everyone at the reception enjoyed and commented positively. I will most certainly contact The Fun Factory again in the future when needing Karaoke for an event. Very satisfied!!!
  • Cheryl Z. Dec 16, 2016
    EVEN GUESTS SAID GREAT JOB
    We are very happy that we chose, and worked with DJ Jan for our wedding at Frog Creek Lodge in Lakebay, WA. The wedding was a small private (about 50 guests) wedding, and the entertainment DJ Jan provided worked very well for what we needed. Jan was very attentive to our needs and the questions he asked at the pre-wedding planning ensured everything went smoothly on the big day. He made sure to get our lists of songs and preferred music styles to make sure they were prepared for the playlist, and he catered to the crowd and helped make sure everyone across multiple generations had a great time. We would definitely recommend Jan to our family and friends and plan to hire him again in the future. DJ Jan, Thank you!! ~Cheryl & Emmett~
  • Erin J. Dec 11, 2016
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Thumbs Up for Jan and The Fun Factory
    We hired Jan for our daughter's 10th Dance Karaoke Party. Jan communicated well with us. He showed up an hour early to set up for the 3-hour party. As opposed to shutting when the three hours was up he stayed extra (until all guests had been picked up) and didn't ask to be compensated for his time. He was patient with the kids and really kept the energy up for the party. He had an excellent song selection. We received numerous compliments from the kids and parents who said the party was Epic. We would hire Jan again in a heart beat.
  • Ryan S. Dec 2, 2016
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Imbibe Karaoke Night
    The "Entertainer" did not disappoint... Will definitely have him back at Imbibe again!
    Jan Steven P. Dec 3, 2016

    Thank You Ryan! It was alot of Fun. I look forward to your future plan's! What a great place it is. The crowd was really open to having a great time and they did! Thank you for hiring me and noticing i am an Entertainer!!

  • Sydney W. Oct 10, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding
    My wedding went so smooth and working with Jan was easy though on some things it was his way or the highway according to our parents who helped him set-up and I can agree some things he was stubborn about. Also during our meeting I mentioned no line dances and he played all of the clichés... But the kids liked it. And during toasts he did leave a lot of long open awkward pauses when it should have just been wrapped up. Nothing that was detrimental. He did get all the other songs right and it was a perfect day and we got out way early!
    Jan Steven P. Oct 16, 2016

    Sydney & Zach thanks again for having me! It was my earliest wedding on a Sunday morning at 9:45 am. It's always nice to know ahead of time when you make changes(Set up area)! I have a passion to make things go smooth and professional! One of your relatives took my card and wants me for a future event! Hope to see you there. Thanks again Jan Steven Peterson

  • Jafra R. Oct 7, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Horrible DJ
    I would give zero stars if I could not only did he not pronounce our last name correctly he called me the bride by my husbands name for the father daughter dance then when my husband corrected him he said oh oops. He played music that was not from this decade and when I asked him to play more updated music he said it seemed like it was going over well how so when no one was dancing I also gave him a list of certain songs we wanted played throughout the night which proceeded to play within the first hour of changing the music to this decade. Great DJ if you are over 60 and hosting a dementia party. Even our photographer said what a horrible job he did
    Jan Steven P. Oct 16, 2016

    Jafra' i didn't see this coming! I did your wedding back in July. I did all your songs and new ones too! I do remember your guest asking for me to play some request's and i did. Sorry you feel this way! I just remember it as a very nice wedding and very hot day!!

  • Katherine H. Sep 29, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Excellent Professional DJ with great rates!
    We were extremely happy with the service that Jan provided for our son's wedding and reception! So much so, that we booked that very night for our daughter's wedding next June. Jan went above and beyond of what we expected from him! He helped coordinate and plan the ceremony during the rehearsal, as the minister had a prior commitment that night. He was truly a life saver for stepping up and going way beyond the typical duties of a DJ. The ceremony itself was outdoors and he played the traditional wedding march and processional, along with songs that were chosen by my son and daughter-in-law, then quickly transitioned his equipment for the indoor reception. We also had him start playing songs about 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, which was a great mood setter. (I highly recommend this to anyone that hires him! It truly made a difference for the overall occasion.) He was truly amazing during the reception on how he was able to read the crowd and kept the party going. His overall knowledge of weddings, including timing for each little event, ie the toast, tossing of the bouquet etc, was remarkable. He owns all his own equipment, that put out quality sound. There was absolutely nothing more that Jan could have done to make this memorable occasion any more special, other than maybe pay for the wedding itself! We highly recommend Jan for any DJ'ing needs. He was not only dressed professionally, he put on a tux as soon as he was done setting up his equipment, he was a true professional and provided a quality service! By the way, his quote was significantly lower than all the other DJ's in the area, yet had the highest rating. We look forward to doing business with him again!
  • Amber M. Sep 17, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was a great DJ! Thanks for dj-ing our wedding!!
    My husband and I just had Jan dj our wedding September 10, 2016 He did an amazing job. He arrived early to set up, he was ready to go on time, Played all the music I wanted. He was very professional but also fun and entertaining. He kept everyone moving. The children really enjoyed him too. Jan was a very easy man to work with. I can tell he has a passion for what he does. Thank you so much Jan from The Fun Factory. We would definitely hire Jan as our dj again in the future. Also would recommend him to anyone. We hope to see him again. Thank you, Hoerner family!!!!
  • Jacob M. Aug 28, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
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  • Emily G. Aug 15, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan DJ'd our wedding on August 14th and we were extremely disappointed in his performance. The microphones malfunctioned twice - leaving us without amplification for half the ceremony. He failed to make announcements that our wedding coordinator wrote in the plans. He also kept playing music after I asked him to stop because he was playing past our venue's cut off time - we almost got charged for it! He butted heads with our vendors and guests. He did not give warnings before big events and was RUDE when he repeatedly interrupted conversations that me and my husband were having with our guests. He was on time and followed our song list, except he tried to play our last song out of order and argued with me when I corrected him. He was very difficult to communicate with in the planning process. He is verbose and a bit abrasive. He did not tell us that he does not take checks for our payment on the wedding day (he took a check for the deposit!), so my wedding coordinator and venue coordinator had to come up with cash on the spot! He missed out on the tip we were going to give him. My guests all agreed that his performance was VERY poor. Do not hire this man!
    Jan Steven P. Aug 23, 2016

    Mrs. Emily & Adrian Diel, I understand a wedding is a very important and busy day. I want to sincerely apologize for any role I might have played in a series of unfortunate miscommunications. As a result of my technical difficulties with my microphones I have had my equipment tested and have purchased high quality back ups.

  • Judy F. Jul 28, 2016
    EDM or House Music DJ
    Verified Review
  • Chris K. Jul 14, 2016
    Jan is awesome! We've had him twice now and we will hire him again.
    Jan Steven P. Jul 15, 2016

    Thanks Chris.. Mothers day was great but 4 of July weekend was even better! I look forward to our next adventure. For those of you who are reading this I do other events off thumbtack and I have decided to let them have their say as on how I am doing. thanks for reading!!ype your response to this review.

  • Camilla M. Jul 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Hosting a corporate event available to the public. All he needed to do was entertain for 4 hours, and he did great! He brought his own setup material and microphone and played appropriate, fun music and provided great entertainment!
  • Melanie U. Jun 29, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Elementary School Field Day Another great family event at our school. Thank you, Jan for helping to make this years field day a success. We are looking forward to working with you in the future. Elmhurst PTA
  • Amanda H. Jun 27, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was the dj for our wedding at Skamania lodge and we would highly recommend him to everyone! He did a great job feeling out the crowd and what everyone wanted to be played. He showed up early and was always very accommodating. Best dj ever!
    Jan Steven P. Jun 28, 2016

    Amanda and Jason' i was so happy to be a part of your special day! It was such a nice day for an outdoor wedding and the party inside was great! Having the little one's starting the dance party before we were even finished with dinner was great. Then getting everbody else up was even more fun! All went well keep me in mind for your up coming event's! Thanks so much!! Also like to thank the Skamania lodge for being such great host's!

  • Melanie U. May 3, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Elementary School Family Dance. Our Sweetheart Swirl was amazing. Thank you Jan, everyone had a blast. You had a great mix of music that got both the kids (ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade) and their parents out on the dance floor. Even our Principal and Counselor had a great time. We are so glade you could come to Tacoma, can't wait to have you back. Elmhurst PTA
  • Eric F. May 3, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    showed early stayed in tune with what was happening and very friendly and personable
  • Adrienne M. Apr 21, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Lawrence B. Mar 26, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    The Fun Factory was hired to do a Military Retirement for a serviceman with over 30 years of service and a combined 20 year Anniversary event. The man named Jan is incompetent in dealing with Video presentations even though he said he could do it with No Problem. He called us six days before our event blaming us for all his issues. We spent over $120.00 in new software to try and provide what his company needed to provide us what we wanted. He refused to pay back $200 of the $300 deposit we paid him. I offered him $100.00 for his time. He chose to call us and go off on me as the Customer. He then called my wife to complain about me. We were attempting to be accommodating to his timeline but got extremely frustrated with him, the more we talked with him, the more his unprofessional behavior came through. He tried to talk a big game, but in the end, was just a bag of hot wind! Each time we met, it was at the Ram Restaurant and I picked up his check and he accuses me of being rude. He refused to pay back any of the deposit. We are looking at the option of taking him to Small Claims Court! I wouldn’t recommend this company for any important event.
  • Michelle P. Mar 21, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Very prompt, courteous & generous with his time. He knew just the right songs to play & when. We would highly recommend he to friends & family.
    Jan Steven P. Mar 22, 2016

    Michelle' Thank you so much! It was alot of fun for me also. Playing the spanish music was nice and having a live mariachi band was even better! Everything went as planned! Please keep me in mind for the future.

  • Lilybell C. Feb 9, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Just awesome. Did a great job with the time we had for the venue. Made it all work considering it was a weekday! ???
  • Susan B. Jan 22, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Hired Jan to DJ my parents 50th Anniversary party. He had everyone dancing. And helped with announcements to keep the parties momentum going. He did a great job.
  • Amber C. Jan 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
  • Anthony A. Dec 17, 2015
    Top 40 DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was an AWESOME DJ for our Costco Christmas party. He knows how to read a crowd and keep people entertained. It just goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover. Not one complaint from any of the 150 in attendance. We will definitely hire him again if he has the date we choose for next year open.
  • Lois T. Dec 9, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was awesome! He read the crowd well and had almost everyone on the dance floor! Had all of my special request songs and then some!! It was our 50th anniversary party and even the teenage grandkids were out there dancing with grandma and grandpa! There was even a table dance or two!!! Thank you Jan for such a great evening of helping us have many happy memories!!!
  • Ian M. Dec 9, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was awesome with performing all of the directions we discussed prior to the wedding. He was also great at picking up request for our Romanian family that made the reception extremely fun!
  • Philip S. Dec 5, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Seattle's best kept secret in dj"s Jan did a fantastic job for our yacht club Commodores Ball. He read the crowd with perfection and kept everyone going the entire event. Thank you!!!!
  • Kelli M. Oct 26, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    We had a DJ (Cindy) cancel a week before our daughters wedding. Jan Peterson was able to help us out. He followed through with music selection and timelines to make sure the event would run smooth. He met with them at the venue ahead of time and arrived early to set up. The kids were happy with his music choice. Our son had a reception 3 weeks later and Jan worked this event for us as well. He arrived early, got set up and played great music for the evening. He even let my son sing some songs and the kids were once again very happy with his music choice.
  • Dave L. Oct 19, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    The music throughout the evening was well received and fit the occasion. It wasn't so loud that you could not carry on a conversation yet it set the mood quite nicely and kept the event lively. Nicely Done!
  • Inge J. Oct 19, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan is very professional, he was reading the crowd and knew what they wanted to hear, everybody had a very good time.He also has excellent equipment a wonderful personality ,everybody loved him at my Oktoberfest party. I will highly recommend Jan to anyone who is looking for a DJ, I will hire him back to my next event and looking forward to it.
    Jan Steven P. Oct 19, 2015

    Thank you Inge ! I will look forward to it! I really had a great time with everyone! They were so much fun and nice! See you next year in Mossyrock.

  • Mariya Z. Oct 14, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan did an awesome job at our wedding!
  • Christina L. Oct 10, 2015
    Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ
    Verified Review
  • Suzy K. Oct 8, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan did a great job for our elementary school fundraiser. He played age appropriate and edited versions for our kiddos. He was easy to work with and punctual.
  • Julian S. Oct 7, 2015
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    Sweet 16 we had a blast dj added alot to our experience thanks
  • Stephanie M. Sep 20, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Our DJ, Jan was awesome Really listened to what we wanted and played great music.
  • Susan P. Sep 18, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Jan went out of his way to accommodate the audience at our assisted living community. His humor, music selection and manner were respectful and appropriate- but also really fun! We will be hiring him again. ​
  • Jodi V. Sep 16, 2015
    Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ
    Verified Review
    I am so glad that we hired a DJ for our daughters event. Bo did a great job!
  • Amanda W. Sep 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan DJ'd for our wedding and he did a great job! He was flexible, easy to communicate with, and rolled with a timeline that shifted a lot during the event. He was able to command a crowd and played music based on what people were responding to. Definitely an excellent DJ choice!
  • Randy H. Aug 24, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan did a great job at our 50th HS reunion and I have received many many thank you's for picking Jan for our reunion. Makes me look good too!
  • Tim J. Aug 24, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Hannah L. Aug 20, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Jan arrived early and made sure everyone had a great time. He played a wide range of songs that were all perfect for our party. Thanks again for helping us put on such a great event!
  • Cody J. Jul 28, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    The Fun Factory gave us the best entertainment of the year. They arrived early, put on a great party, and stayed late. We will be working with The Fun Factory again.
  • Wendy L. Jul 27, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was great. He was there on time and ready to go. Any requests he had the music and was ready to play it. Everyone had a great time. He made the evening memorable.
  • Joanna B. Jun 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was fantastic to work with! He was prompt and responsive and he really listened to what my mom wanted for her day. We all had an amazing time and the event couldn't have gone more perfectly. Everyone danced all night! Thank you for making our event so amazing!!:)
  • Kelly P. Jun 17, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan is very detailed oriented and wants too make sure your event is exactly how you want it! He did a great job trying to get EVERYONE on the dance floor! The music selection was great! I would use him in the future!
  • Katie M. Jan 15, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He was easy-going and did get the special songs that we wanted to play for the wedding. He asked us several times what we did NOT want played at our wedding and our response was rap with swear words but he did play some unedited versions anyways. This DJ is nice and friendly, just talks... A LOT.
    Jan Steven P. Jan 15, 2015

    Hello' Yes it's true I can and do talk a lot in the interview process but not at the wedding itself. Yes I did play an unedited version of blurred lines. There was a download request at the time and it did have a couple words that were not great. I will keep my eye on this in the future to do a better job!! Thank You for your constructive comments Jan (Fun Factory)

  • George F. Jan 2, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Lil E. Dec 30, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great to work with. Every guest loved him. Knew what everyone liked. We were able to enjoy conversations without shouting..Age group was 6-90 at the Lynnwood Elks Lodge. Very professional.
  • Melissa J. Dec 23, 2014
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Was an awesome way to bring a otherwise stale office party out of the dumps. We had a rough year, but Jan brought some much needed cheer to the crew. He was professional and very accommodating. A last minute whim turn into a rockin good night. Reasonable price am definitely going to engage his services in the future.
  • Susan W. Dec 11, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Lisa E. Aug 25, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jan was a fantastic DJ! Perfect for our backyard wedding reception. Great assortment of music from new popular songs to classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Everyone had a blast!
  • Kristi C. Oct 9, 2013
    Jan was the DJ for my grandaughter's "Sweet 16" party and did an excellant job! He had all the new music the kids loved. He even threw in some songs for us older generation. We had a wonderful 4 hours of "Fun".

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to get to know their wants and needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Many years of being on stage in different types of bands and doing the #1 Largest and best single act in the state! I know music and people!! I am an Entertainer!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
NO. Time /travel. Different needs cause price differences!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The love of music and singing cause this to happen!
What types of customers have you worked with?
DJ Large events inside or out. Also weddings and car shows. Class reunions. Rodeos and I also do private parties and Sweet 16's.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Life is a project. My new web site. Awhile.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
To ask a lot of questions. References.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Think about how you want your event to be in detail! Try to have all your ideas ready the best you can!