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ARA of New Hampshire’s president talks about business succession

By Allison McIntosh

Allison McIntosh

Allison McIntosh

Hello, American Rental Association (ARA) Region One members. I hope it’s been a great spring rental season for you so far. I’m Allison McIntosh, co-owner of Taylor True Value Rental in Concord, N.H., and president of the ARA of New Hampshire, and I’m pleased to be able to share a few thoughts with you.

As some of you may know, my partner, Jason Weir, and I took over ownership of our store in January from Mark and Cate Dartnell — two long-standing members of the rental community here in our region. As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts to the process of taking over a 53-year-old, industry-leading business. Of course there are many logistical matters to attend to like financing and legalities, but you also have to keep the day-to-day business running smoothly while assuring loyal customers that they can trust you to meet their needs just like they had the former owners.

Our acquisition of the business was certainly eye-opening. But every business succession story is unique, and if you are considering buying or selling a rental business, I think you’ll find the information shared in the cover story in the April/May issue of Rental Management to be insightful. It’s all about rental business succession, and I encourage you to check out the print copy you received in the mail or view it online here.

I also would like to take a moment here to recognize a few all-stars who generously volunteer their time to help run their respective ARA state chapters. The following chapters recently concluded their annual board of directors elections, so please join me in congratulating those serving:

ARA of Maine

President: Dan Morris, Kennebec Equipment Rental Co., Fairfield

Vice president: Troy Greenleaf, General Rental Center, Old Town

Treasurer: Ted Caruso, Taylor Rental/Party Plus, Bangor

Lisa Allen, Party Time Rental, Gorham

Chad LeBourdais, Easy Rent All Corp., Lewiston

Elise Rossi, Grand Rental Station, Trenton

Bridget Baresel, B & S Sales, Hanson, Mass.

ARA of New Hampshire

President: Allison McIntosh, Taylor True Value Rental, Concord

Vice president: Bill Paquette, Milton Rents, Gorham

Treasurer: Ray Balcom, Balcom Bros. Rentals, Milford

Anthony Deflorio, Deflorio Enterprises, Loudon

Mark Fraser, Epsom Tool Rental, Epsom

Brian Gould, Christian Delivery and Chair Service d/b/a Christian Party Rental, Hollis

Ernie Wilkins Jr., Ready Equipment, Meredith

Jerry Smith, NED Diamond Blade and Bit Co., Oxford, Mass.

ARA of New York

President: Giovanni Femia, Alta Equipment Co., Syracuse

Vice president: Judy Fishgold, Altra Rental & Supply, Ontario

Treasurer: Rich DiMarco II, Admar Supply Co., Rochester

Secretary: David Mansbart, United Rentals, Deer Park

Dov Goodman, Rent A Tool, Brooklyn

Anthony Durante, Durante Rentals, Flushing

Ryan Paiser, Taylor Rental/Party Plus, Plattsburgh

Samantha Ruttura, Our Rental Pumps, Farmingdale

Lauren Phillips, Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas

Have a safe and profitable spring and summer!

Allison McIntosh, ARA of New Hampshire president
Taylor True Value Rental
Concord, N.H.
(603) 224-1931