The RER 100 earned a record $25+ billion in rental revenue in 2018, a 15-percent increase over the previous year. And the Point of Rental family contributed to the total in a big way, with strong demand propelling expansions, additional locations, and growth throughout the year. We’d like to welcome A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales in Gilbert, Ariz., who joined both the Point of Rental family and the RER 100 in 2018.
Below are the RER 100 rankings, write-ups, and rental revenues listed by RER, along with a directional arrow indicating whether rental income was up or down in 2018 – you might notice there aren’t any down arrows. Asterisks indicate that the numbers are based on RER estimates.
- Art’s Rental Equipment ($77M*, ⬆️) General rental in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana with stores in Cincinnati; northern Kentucky; southeast Indiana; Dayton, Ohio; Louisville and Lexington, Ky.
- Star Rentals ($56.9M, ⬆️) The company’s opening a Star Rentals Express branch in Seattle this month and is looking at some geographic expansion as Oregon and Washington populations have grown. Despite an oversupply of rental equipment in the region, rental income grew 7.8% in 2018. Launched Point of Rental’s Inspection App for rental fleet maintenance, which brought dramatic new efficiencies to check-out and repair processes.
- Location D’Outils Simplex ($53M*, ⬆️) Customers can read a lot about their processes and the equipment from the company’s website. One of Quebec’s leading equipment rental companies.
- PDQ Rentals ($32.7M, ⬆️) A 17.2% rental volume jump for one of the leading players in the Los Angeles area.
- Birch Equipment Rentals & Sales ($21.4M, ⬆️) A 17.6-percent rental volume jump for Birch. Providing to commercial, manufacturing, government and industrial customers throughout Washington and Alaska. The Birch Golf Classic charity golf tournament – established and run by Birch – is again on track to gross more than $300k for organizations helping homeless and victims of human trafficking transition off the streets to better support systems.
- Durante Rentals ($21.3M, ⬆️) Durante’s total volume jumped 52 percent and the company earned special recognition for making the Inc. 5000 for the sixth year in a row. In 2018, they opened a new location in northern New Jersey and redesigned their website. In 2019, they celebrate their 10th anniversary, and are planning further expansion.
- Champion Rentals ($19.4M, ⬆️) The Houston-area general rental company is currently remodeling its stores amid continued growth.
- Aaction Rents ($16.7M, ⬆️) A 13.7-percent rental volume hike for the Northern California rental company. The massive 2017 fires in the area and a strong economy were strong contributors to that growth.
- A Tool Shed ($13.7M, ↔️) Northern California rental company welcomes the fourth generation of the Pedersen family to the company.
- A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales ($12.0M, ⬆️) A to Z’s main product lines include New Holland, Wacker Neuson, Big Dog, Honda, Stihl, Echo, Bandit, Genie and Target.
Congratulations to all the companies that made the RER 100 this year! We look forward to seeing what 2019 will bring for the rental industry.