State Leadership & State Organizations

State Rent-to-Own Association Resources

The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations encourages all rental dealers to become involved in industry activity on the state level in addition to participation on the national level through APRO. State associations were crucial in developing the comprehensive network of positive state rent-to-own laws that govern how rental dealers operate their businesses.

Now, state associations are even more important in protecting and promoting a safe, legal environment for rent-to-own businesses to continue to thrive. Every year, more than 25 bills are introduced in state legislatures throughout the country that directly affect the rent-to-own industry. The majority of the bills are negative, requiring a strong state association to defend and educate its legislators on the benefits of rent-to-own.

State associations offer great opportunities to network with your neighboring rent-to-own dealers and his/her employees. Many state associations hold meetings throughout the year, addressing current RTO industry issues through valuable seminars and speakers, designed to educate both owners and employees.

Contact your State Rental Dealer Association President and/or check the calendar to find out if your state is holding an upcoming meeting. Find your State Association President below.

For more information on state associations, please contact Tulisha Wendele by e-mail or phone at (800) 204-2776, ext. 111.

How APRO Can Help State Rental-Dealer Associations

Here are just some of the ways in which APRO can help state rental-dealer associations:
Start a State Association

APRO is happy to help you organize your state association.

Bookkeeping Services

APRO can provide state associations full bookkeeping services, including dues billings and bill payment.

Meeting Planning

APRO can help with state association meeting planning by developing brochures, finding speakers and/or setting up meetings.

Got News?

If your state association has an upcoming event, is about to or has done something newsworthy or is planning a membership meeting, please notify APRO so that it can publish your news and information on its Website and in the association’s magazine, RTOHQ: The Magazine.

For more information on any of these resources, please contact Tulisha Wendele by e-mail or phone at (800) 204-2776, ext. 111.

State Rental Dealer Association Presidents

Alabama-Mississippi Rental Dealers Association

Shannon Strunk, President
Baber’s Inc.
3436 Main St.
Moss Point, MS 39563-5102
(228) 312-0351  – Phone
(228) 312-0387  – Fax

Alabama State Economic Impact

  • 196 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,176 employees
  • $39,984,000 annual wages
  • $6,117,552 annual payroll taxes
  • $178,752,000 annual revenues

Mississippi State Economic Impact

  • 177 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,062 employees
  • $36,108,000 annual wages
  • $5,524,524 annual payroll taxes
  • $161,424,000 annual revenues

Alaska Rental Dealers Association

Alaska State Economic Impact
  • 14 rent-to-own stores
  • 84 employees
  • $2,856,000 annual wages
  • $436,968 annual payroll taxes
  • $12,768,000 annual revenues

Arizona Rental Dealers Association

See Southwest Rental Dealers Association

Arkansas Rental Dealers Association

Andy Sanders, President
SKC Enterprises Inc., dba Rent One
2509 E. Nettleton Ave., Ste. C
Jonesboro, AR 72401-4514
(314) 426-5885, ext. 1909  – Phone

Arkansas State Economic Impact

  • 181 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,086 employees
  • $36,924,000 annual wages
  • $5,649,372 annual payroll taxes
  • $165,072,000 annual revenues

California Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

Paul Davis, President
Nations Rent-To-Own
1091 Crestbrook Dr.
Riverside, CA 92506-5663
(951) 453-1625  – Phone
(951) 776-9507  – Fax
Website

California State Economic Impact

  • 302 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,812 employees
  • $61,608,000 annual wages
  • $9,426,024 annual payroll taxes
  • $275,424,000 annual revenues

Colorado Rental Dealers Association

Michael Gordon, President
Premier Rental-Purchase
6451 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214-1801
(303) 233-1210  – Phone

Colorado State Economic Impact

  • 84 rent-to-own stores
  • 504 employees
  • $17,136,000 annual wages
  • $2,621,808 annual payroll taxes
  • $76,608,000 annual revenues

Connecticut Rental Dealers Association

See Northeast Rental Dealers Association

Delaware-New Jersey Rental Dealers Association

Joe Romano, President
Rent-A-Center
2516 Mount Holly Rd.
Burlington, NJ 08016-4142
(972) 689-1523  – Phone
(866) 401-4280  – Fax

Delaware State Economic Impact

  • 30 rent-to-own stores
  • 180 employees
  • $6,120,000 annual wages
  • $936,360 annual payroll taxes
  • $27,360,000 annual revenues

New Jersey State Economic Impact

  • 73 rent-to-own stores
  • 438 employees
  • $14,892,000 annual wages
  • $2,278,476 annual payroll taxes
  • $66,576,000 annual revenues

Florida Rental Dealers Association

Sharon Beville Tomaszewski, President
Rent King
4440 E. Adamo Dr., Ste. 401
Tampa, FL 33605-5931
(813) 241-0607  – Phone
(813) 241-0560  – Fax
Website

Florida State Economic Impact

  • 518 rent-to-own stores
  • 3,108 employees
  • $105,672,000 annual wages
  • $16,167,816 annual payroll taxes
  • $472,416,000 annual revenues

Georgia Rental Dealers Association

Bruce Kemp, President
Aaron’s Sales & Lease
P.O. Box 12479
Columbus, GA 31917-2479
(706) 575-1415– Phone
(706) 327-2559– Fax

Georgia State Economic Impact

  • 330 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,980 employees
  • $67,320,000 annual wages
  • $10,299,960 annual payroll taxes
  • $300,960,000 annual revenues

Hawaii Rental Dealers Association

Hawaii State Economic Impact
  • 18 rent-to-own stores
  • 108 employees
  • $3,672,000 annual wages
  • $561,816 annual payroll taxes
  • $16,416,000 annual revenues

Idaho Rental Dealers Association

See Northwest Rental Dealers Association

Illinois Rental Dealers Association

Casey Pristou, President
Watershed Development Corp.
28835 N. Herky Dr., Ste. 106
Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1465
(847) 816-0106  – Phone
(847) 816-0165  – Fax
Website

Illinois State Economic Impact

  • 223 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,338 employees
  • $45,492,000 annual wages
  • $6,960,276 annual payroll taxes
  • $203,376,000 annual revenues

Rental-Purchase Dealers Association of Indiana

Dennis Adams, President
Full-O-Pep Appliances Inc.
1436 S. Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403-5118
(812) 333-7496  – Phone
(812) 331-5527  – Fax

Indiana State Economic Impact

  • 218 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,308 employees
  • $44,472,000 annual wages
  • $6,804,216 annual payroll taxes
  • $198,816,000 annual revenues

Iowa-Nebraska Rental Dealers Association

Brent Gregurek, President
Arona Corp., dba Aaron’s Sales & Lease
1001 Grand Ave.
West Des Moines, IA 50265-3502
(515) 225-9029  – Phone
(515) 274-1596  – Fax

Iowa State Economic Impact

  • 60 rent-to-own stores
  • 360 employees
  • $12,240,000 annual wages
  • $1,872,720 annual payroll taxes
  • $54,720,000 annual revenues

Nebraska State Economic Impact

  • 51 rent-to-own stores
  • 306 employees
  • $10,404,000 annual wages
  • $1,591,812 annual payroll taxes
  • $46,512,000 annual revenues

Kansas Rental Dealers Association

Angela Strong-McCool, President
Mike’s Rent-To-Own
110 W. 21st Ave.
Hutchison, KS 67502-2802
(316) 283-6270  – Phone

Kansas State Economic Impact

  • 116 rent-to-own stores
  • 696 employees
  • $23,664,000 annual wages
  • $3,620,592 annual payroll taxes
  • $105,792,000 annual revenues

Kentucky Rental Dealers Association

Shawn DiLeo, President
NuWave LLC, dba RimTyme
207 W. New Circle Rd.
Lexington, KY 40505-1425
(304) 210-8169  – Phone

Kentucky State Economic Impact

  • 194 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,164 employees
  • $39,576,000 annual wages
  • $6,055,128 annual payroll taxes
  • $176,928,000 annual revenues

Louisiana Rental Dealers Association

Louis Bacile, President
LWB LLC, dba ColorTyme
119 Berryland Shopping Center
Ponchatoula, LA 70454-3711
(985) 370-1818  – Phone
(985) 370-1820  – Fax

Louisiana State Economic Impact

  • 217 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,302 employees
  • $44,268,000 annual wages
  • $6,773,004 annual payroll taxes
  • $197,904,000 annual revenues

Maine Rental Dealers Association

John Reichenbach, President
Premier Rental-Purchase
29 Tobey Rd
Canaan, ME 04924-3618
(207) 783-1700  – Phone
(207) 783-0471  – Fax

Maine State Economic Impact

  • 50 rent-to-own stores
  • 300 employees
  • $10,200,000 annual wages
  • $1,560,600 annual payroll taxes
  • $45,600,000 annual revenues

Maryland Rental Dealers Association

Louis Garcia, President
CTMD LLC
1634 Thetford Rd.
Towson, MD 21286-8130
(410) 830-2737  – Phone
(410) 830-2738 – Fax

Maryland State Economic Impact

  • 105 rent-to-own stores
  • 630 employees
  • $21,420,000 annual wages
  • $3,277,260 annual payroll taxes
  • $95,760,000 annual revenues

Massachusetts Rental Dealers Association

See Northeast Rental Dealers Association

Michigan State Rental Dealers Association

Michigan State Economic Impact
  • 206 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,236 employees
  • $42,024,000 annual wages
  • $6,429,672 annual payroll taxes
  • $187,872,000 annual revenues

Minnesota Rental Dealers Association

Minnesota State Economic Impact
  • 7 rent-to-own stores
  • 42 employees
  • $1,428,000 annual wages
  • $218,484 annual payroll taxes
  • $6,384,000 annual revenues

Mississippi Rental Dealers Association

See Alabama-Mississippi Rental Dealers Association

Missouri Rental Dealers Association

John Cleek Jr., President
Cleek’s Inc., dba Aaron’s
401 West Blvd. N., Ste. C
Columbia, MO 65203-2600
(573) 449-1010  – Phone
(573) 875-2904  – Fax
Website

Missouri State Economic Impact

  • 221 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,326 employees
  • $45,084,000 annual wages
  • $6,897,852 annual payroll taxes
  • $201,552,000 annual revenues

Montana Rental Dealers Association

See Northwest Rental Dealers Association

Nebraska Rental Dealers Association

See Iowa-Nebraska Rental Dealers Association

Nevada Rental Dealers Association

See Southwest Rental Dealers Association

New Hampshire Rental Dealers Association

New Hampshire State Economic Impact
  • 39 rent-to-own stores
  • 234 employees
  • $7,956,000 annual wages
  • $1,218,268 annual payroll taxes
  • $35,568,000 annual revenues

New Jersey Rental Dealers Association

See Delaware-New Jersey Rental Dealers Association

New Mexico Rental Dealers Association

New Mexico State Economic Impact
  • 86 rent-to-own stores
  • 516 employees
  • $17,544,000 annual wages
  • $2,684,232 annual payroll taxes
  • $78,432,000 annual revenues

New York Rental Dealers Association

David Edwards, President
Aaron’s Inc.
100 Prestige Park Rd., Ste. 7-9
East Hartford, CT 06108-1920
(860) 290-6670  – Phone

New York Economic Impact

  • 275 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,650 employees
  • $56,100,000 annual wages
  • $8,583,300 annual payroll taxes
  • $250,800,000 annual revenues

North/South Carolina Rental Dealers Association

North Carolina State Economic Impact

  • 329 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,974 employees
  • $67,116,000 annual wages
  • $10,268,748 annual payroll taxes
  • $300,048,000 annual revenues

South Carolina State Economic Impact

  • 162 rent-to-own stores
  • 972 employees
  • $33,048,000 annual wages
  • $5,056,344 annual payroll taxes
  • $147,744,000 annual revenues

North/South Dakota Rental Dealers Association

Marty Auble, President
Appliance & Furniture RentAll
P.O. Box 5103
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5103
(605) 338-1800  – Phone
(605) 338-0210  – Fax

North Dakota State Economic Impact

  • 15 rent-to-own stores
  • 90 employees
  • $3,060,000 annual wages
  • $468,180 annual payroll taxes
  • $13,680,000 annual revenues

South Dakota State Economic Impact

  • 24 rent-to-own stores
  • 144 employees
  • $4,896,000 annual wages
  • $749,088 annual payroll taxes
  • $21,888,000 annual revenues

Northeast Rental Dealers Association (representing Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island)

Steven Dwyer, President
Connecticut Property Holdings Inc., dba Rent-A-Center
301 Main St.
Danbury, CT 06810-5861
(203) 798-2133  – Phone
(203) 798-6306  – Fax

Connecticut State Economic Impact

  • 67 rent-to-own stores
  • 402 employees
  • $13,668,000 annual wages
  • $2,091,204 annual payroll taxes
  • $61,104,000 annual revenues

Massachusetts State Economic Impact

  • 94 rent-to-own stores
  • 564 employees
  • $19,176,000 annual wages
  • $2,933,928 annual payroll taxes
  • $85,728,000 annual revenues

Rhode Island State Economic Impact

  • 26 rent-to-own stores
  • 156 employees
  • $5,304,000 annual wages
  • $811,512 annual payroll taxes
  • $23,712,000 annual revenues

Northwest Rental Dealers Association (representing Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington)

Mel Bennett, President
MHB Rent To Own Inc. dba ColorTyme
400 E. Wishkah St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520-4133
(360) 538-1200  – Phone
(360) 538-7017  – Fax

Idaho State Economic Impact

  • 31 rent-to-own stores
  • 186 employees
  • $6,324,000 annual wages
  • $967,572 annual payroll taxes
  • $28,272,000 annual revenues

Montana State Economic Impact

  • 24 rent-to-own stores
  • 144 employees
  • $4,896,000 annual wages
  • $749,088 annual payroll taxes
  • $21,888,000 annual revenues

Oregon State Economic Impact

  • 68 rent-to-own stores
  • 408 employees
  • $13,872,000 annual wages
  • $2,122,416 annual payroll taxes
  • $62,016,000 annual revenues

Washington State Economic Impact

  • 113 rent-to-own stores
  • 678 employees
  • $23,052,000 annual wages
  • $3,526,956 annual payroll taxes
  • $103,056,000 annual revenues

Ohio Rental Dealers Association

Mike Tissot, President
Countryside Rentals Inc.
P.O. Box 547
Bainbridge, OH 45612-0547
(740) 634-2666  – Phone
(740) 634-2667  – Fax
Website

Ohio State Economic Impact

  • 377 rent-to-own stores
  • 2,262 employees
  • $76,908,000 annual wages
  • $11,766,924 annual payroll taxes
  • $343,824,000 annual revenues

Oklahoma Rental Dealers Association

Clifford Guy, President
Buddy’s Home Furnishings
500 W. Cherokee St.
Wagoner, OK 74467-4610
(813) 361-4086– Phone

Oklahoma State Economic Impact

  • 143 rent-to-own stores
  • 858 employees
  • $29,172,000 annual wages
  • $4,463,316 annual payroll taxes
  • $130,416,000 annual revenues

Oregon Rental Dealers Association

See Northwest Rental Dealers Association

Pennsylvania Association of Rental Dealers

Sandi Frye, President
Premier Rental-Purchase
216 W. Plank Rd.
Altoona, PA 16602-3014
(814) 949-2300  – Phone
(814) 949-2327  – Fax
Website

Pennsylvania State Economic Impact

  • 287 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,722 employees
  • $58,548,000 annual wages
  • $8,957,844 annual payroll taxes
  • $261,744,000 annual revenues

Rhode Island Rental Dealers Association

See Northeast Rental Dealers Association

South Carolina Rental Dealers Association

See North/South Carolina Rental Dealers Association

South Dakota Rental Dealers Association

See North/South Dakota Rental Dealers Association

Southwest Rental Dealers Association (representing Arizona, Nevada and Utah)

Rob Reckinger, President
Rent-A-Center
526 S. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89015-7512
(469) 343-8793– Phone
(866) 372-8039  – Fax

Arizona State Economic Impact

  • 129 rent-to-own stores
  • 774 employees
  • $26,316,000 annual wages
  • $4,026,348 annual payroll taxes
  • $117,648,000 annual revenues

Nevada State Economic Impact

  • 38 rent-to-own stores
  • 228 employees
  • $7,752,000 annual wages
  • $1,186,056 annual payroll taxes
  • $34,656,000 annual revenues

Utah State Economic Impact

  • 43 rent-to-own stores
  • 258 employees
  • $8,772,000 annual wages
  • $1,342,116 annual payroll taxes
  • $39,216,000 annual revenues

Tennessee Rental Dealers Association

Chris Bolin, President
Bolin Rental Purchase
1757 Jardco Dr.
Clarksville, TN 37040-6773
(931) 906-2066  – Phone
(931) 896-1074  – Fax
Website

Tennessee State Economic Impact

  • 257 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,542 employees
  • $52,428,000 annual wages
  • $8,021,484 annual payroll taxes
  • $234,384,000 annual revenues

Texas Association of Rental Agencies

Chris Higgs, President
TLH Enterprises Inc.
200 N. 13th St., #210-7
Corsicana, TX 75110-4618
(903) 872-3242  – Phone
(903) 872-9315  – Fax
Website

Texas State Economic Impact

  • 849 rent-to-own stores
  • 5,094 employees
  • $173,196,000 annual wages
  • $26,498,988 annual payroll taxes
  • $774,288,000 annual revenues

Utah Rental Dealers Association

See Southwest Rental Dealers Association

Vermont Rental Dealers Association

See New York State Rental Dealers Association

Virginia Rental Dealers Association

Jonathan Rose, President
RNR of Virginia LLC, dba RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels
Bestway Autos LLC
160 Wellman St., Ste. A
Norfolk, VA 23502-4619
(757) 455-2800  – Phone
(757) 455-6563  – Fax

Virginia State Economic Impact

  • 225 rent-to-own stores
  • 1,350 employees
  • $45,900,000 annual wages
  • $7,022,700 annual payroll taxes
  • $205,200,000 annual revenues

Washington Rental Dealers Association

See Northwest Rental Dealers Association

West Virginia Rental Dealers Association

West Virginia State Economic Impact
  • 69 rent-to-own stores
  • 414 employees
  • $14,076,000 annual wages
  • $2,153,628 annual payroll taxes
  • $62,928,000 annual revenues

Wisconsin Rental Dealers Association

Jeffrey Lebakken, President
Lebakkens Inc.
2842 Melby St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703-0562
(715) 831-1002  – Phone
(715) 831-1005  – Fax

Wisconsin State Economic Impact

  • 15 rent-to-own stores
  • 90 employees
  • $3,060,000 annual wages
  • $468,180 annual payroll taxes
  • $13,680,000 annual revenues

Wyoming Rental Dealers Association

Jesse and Jamie Hunt, Co-Presidents
J&J Rentals, dba Premier Rental-Purchase
1802 Dell Range Blvd., Ste. 5
Cheyenne, WY 82009-4957
(307) 514-5006  – Phone
(307) 514-5011  – Fax

Wyoming State Economic Impact

  • 21 rent-to-own stores
  • 126 employees
  • $4,284,000 annual wages
  • $655,452 annual payroll taxes
  • $19,152,000 annual revenues