The foundation of RS fireworks was a desire to create a different pyrotechnic experience; one that would have the people leaving the show with giddy, warm, happy feeling. In order to accomplish this task we needed to seek out new style of shells- a style that would give dazzling colors, larger breaks and longer burning ratios. Hence, we viewed countless displays and production demonstration finding a supplier that would allow us to achieve our goals. We received exclusive rights to shells from Spain, Italy, Japan, China as well as America.
RS Display Fireworks is a top of the line display company offering the latest products from around the world. Our experienced staff can help you design the perfect show for your holiday, special event, backyard barbeque, or even wedding. We can design a breath taken show for any budget. Expand your audience by offering techniques not often seen in this area. Put the fun back into to fireworks by adding such techniques as interactive displays, choreographed with music, DJ’s, and crowd entertainment.
We are extremely proud to be shooting the firework display’s for both Sunday River and Sugar Loaf Ski resorts. We have been doing these shoots for the past two years and plan on lighting up the ski over the resort’s for many years. If you haven’t seen a firework display over a snowy white covered mountain it is a wonderful sight to see. What better place to do this than from one of these Class A ski resorts.
Shawn Connors and Rob Lavoie developed their friendship while playing AAA Youth Hockey in grade school. This friendship continued through High School, where they began to shoot small class C fireworks shows for families and friends. After 9-11, Shawn joined the Army. Before he left for Iraq, they made plans to start a fireworks company upon his return. When Shawn left for tank training, Rob continued to run his family business. During this time, Rob also did research on class B fireworks. Additionally he joined groups such as Pyrotechnics Guild International (the primary trade organization in the United States for fireworks) and the New Hampshire Pyrotechnic Association. The later is an organization for fireworks enthusiasts that ignite fireworks at club event and teach members about the industry. After nine months in Iraq, Shawn was sent home with a medical discharge and a purple heart. After a short recovery, Shawn moved his family back to NH where the two formed RS Fireworks. They went through months of training and research before deciding on the type of shows they wanted to present. With Rob handling the technical side, and Shawn the business end, these partners have created an incredible balanced team.
They were recently asked to clarify what makes them different from their competition? They replied, ”We want to bring to fireworks, the same excitement that Ben and Jerry’s brings to ice cream.”
Welcome to our family,
Shawn Connors / Rob Lavoie
How do I plan a fireworks display?
You first need to determine if there is enough room at your location. This is something that can be determined through our staff asking you some questions and possible traveling to the site. Next is to determine the types of effects, our expert staff will help you put together the show that you have always wanted. Contact us when you are ready to start planning
Are permits required?
Yes. However we handle obtaining all permits for your fireworks display. We find this to be easier on the our clients.
What is the minimum price for a display?
Our very basic show (usually for backyards and or barbecues) runs around $4000, whereas a large display can easily exceed $10,000. Volume of shells, and duration of show can be easily adjusted to achieve your budget.
How long in advance should I contract out?
Obviously, the longer the better, however; as long as we are not booked we can be ready about one month out.
How much room is needed?
Depending on the size of the shells we use depends on the distance. A minimum of 70ft per inch is required from the spectators. This means a 3 inch shell requires 210ft.
How long is set-up?
Depending on the size of the show determines how long is needed. A minimum of 4 hours for are smallest show. We shoot most of our shows electrically it takes longer than manually shoots but the time needed makes for a outstanding display.
It was time for the fireworks, they were the biggest, and the best fireworks I have ever seen. Then again, Old Home Days was super sized. Mom told me that the company that put on the fireworks show was by a man who lived in Hudson, RS Fireworks, and wasn’t it “nice to have a Hudson resident help us out that way.” As we walked back to the car. The sky was still full of light. Kids were still laughing, kids were still in strollers, kids were still being carried on dad’s shoulders, and kids were still walking hand-in-hand with grown-ups and their busy day ended. Everyone was still smiling, because, like me, they too had super-fun at the super sized Hudson Old Home Days.