APRO: Taking the Pulse of Rent to Own

Oct 21, 2014
Maine rental dealers from around the state turned out for the Maine Rental Dealers Association last week at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta Maine for the group’s 2014 annual meeting.
Oct 21, 2014

Total revenues were $769.5 million, an increase of $14.7 million from total revenues of $754.8 million for the same period in the prior year. This 2.0% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $36.6 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6.9 million in the Mexico segment, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $29.5 million in the Core U.S. segment.

Oct 16, 2014

The race was the Maple Grove Goat Run held in Bloomington, IN (American Rental’s corporate headquarters). Rick Scherer was the Race Director and the race was held to raise funds for a racing wheelchair for Jennifer Titus.  

Oct 16, 2014

The Illinois Rental Dealers Association this week concluded its 2014 annual meeting this week at the Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel with informative talks on industry legal and legislative affairs by leaders from across the country and the importance of appealing to the Millenial Generation.


Oct 14, 2014
First, I would like to give a special Thanks to Ed Winn III for taking the time to come and speak to the group. It was very insightful and informative. Also, Thank you to our lobbyist, Jim Newport as well as Ruben Tornini and team with The Department of Consumer Credit for taking time to speak. Very much appreciated!!
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Aug 14, 2014

Mark your calendars for APRO 2015 and join us in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida!

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May 29, 2014

Exhibitors - view the 2015 trade floor, secure your booth and begin reaching new buyers!

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May 20, 2014
Thank you APRO 2014 Sponsors!

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Rep. Gregory Meeks introduces new rent-to-own legislation bill

On Monday, April 15, 2013, Rep. Gregory Meeks [NY-5] introduced a new rent-to-own legislation bill into the Congressional Record with four original co-sponsors.

H.R. 1551 original co-sponsors include:

Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 4/15/2013
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] - 4/15/2013
Rep Scott, David [GA-13] - 4/15/2013
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 4/15/2013

Go here for full details on legislation and to check for additional co-sponsors.

Welcome New APRO Members


Marco Scalise, AGS, dba Buddy's Home Furnishings, Tampa, Florida; Cory Fancher, BDFW RTO LLC, dba Buddy's Home Furnishings, Tampa, Florida; Wayne Kartin, EasyNevada LLC, dba easyhome, Studio City, California; and Ellison Crider, E Enterprises LLC, dba Buddy's Home Furnishings, Corpus Christi, Texas.


  • Illinois Rental/Purchase Dealers Association
    Illinois Rental/Purchase Dealers Association Annual Meeting, Harrah's, Joliet, Illinois. For more information, contact Ken Steiner at 573/442-2963.
  • Maine Rental Dealers Association
    Maine Rental Dealers Association Meeting, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine. For more information, contact John Reichenbach at 207/321-8132.
  • The Premier Companies
    The Premier Companies Discovery Day, The Premier Companies Corporate Office, Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, contact Trooper Earle at 757/645-0884.

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