The RER 100 list for 2017 is out and, according to the numbers, it was a great year to be a Point of Rental customer (although we think that’s always the case). It was pretty darn good for the rental industry, as well, with the RER 100 topping $22 billion total in earnings as a group. Point of Rental customers averaged a 4.9 position climb on the 2017 list.
Without further ado, here are the Point of Rental customers that earned their way onto the list:
#36. Art’s Rental Equipment– Art’s serves Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana with 14 locations and has been doing it for 50 years. They moved up from No. 39 on the list in 2016.
#47. Star Rentals– The Pacific Northwest’s leading independent rental company stayed in the 47th spot despite a harsh winter start to 2017. Spring, however, brought a fast pace and good business.
#49. Location D’Outils Simplex– The fifth-generation rental giant joined the Point of Rental family and added two new locations in 2017, remaining in the 49th position.
#77. PDQ Rentals– PDQ Rentals opened their third branch and had a 12-percent rental volume jump in 2017 – the company now covers from the west Valley to the Inland Empire in Southern California.
#86. Durante Rentals – Durante made the RER 100 for the first time in 2017 after five consecutive years on Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies list. They also added another two stores, giving them 9 in the Tri-State region.
#87. Champion Rentals– Hurricane Harvey and the damage from the related flooding had a massive impact on Houston’s Champion Rentals. Rebuilding efforts generated remodeling and clean-up work, but the company might have done even better than its three-position jump (from No. 90) had SE Texas avoided disaster.
#88. Birch Equipment Rentals & Sales– A 21.3 percent rental volume jump in 2017 is the result of Birch’s commitment to a adding to their diverse, well-maintained fleet, as well as implementation of a technology deep-dive that adds full-fleet telematics, sales, and information management. They rode that jump up from No. 97 in 2016.
#96. Aaction Rents– Aaction Rents survived the Sonoma wildfires and saw a lot of growth in highway, residential, and nonresidential construction. They also added about $3 million worth of inventory as they jumped from No. 100 in 2016 to No. 96.
#97. A Tool Shed – After just missing out on the Top 100 in 2016, A Tool Shed added lots of equipment to their inventory in 2017 and anticipates residential construction being their strongest growth sector in the future.
Congratulations to everyone that earned their way onto the list. We look forward to seeing the rental industry move forward again throughout 2018!