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  • EquipRent.com adds lead alert service for equipment rental companies

    May, 2013 – Using SMS, rental branches can now receive rental requests via text messaging.
    Scottsdale, AZ - May 7, 2013 - EquipRent.com, the online equipment rental quote service that connects commercial contractors to local rental companies, is pleased to announce the first nationwide service delivering rental requests via SMS text to local branches.

    EquipRent packages the renter’s equipment request which includes: equipment, project location, phone number and company name into a “human-written” text message before electronically sending the request to the mobile phone of the most qualified branch. Rental company personnel can then click on the text message and get connected directly with the prospective renter. Research shows that a rental company can book 150% more business if the prospect is connected within the first 5 minutes.

    “EquipRent strives to be the most innovative company in the equipment rental marketing world. Our customers have been sharing with us that reaching new customers faster is imperative for growth in 2013. By offering a feature that engages a prospective renter with just a click from their mobile phone would give them that edge to book more rentals,” said Chris Young, Founder and VP of Technology at EquipRent.

    The service is currently free for a limited time to new rental companies and our installed network.

    New EquipRent rental companies can start using Rental request-to-text service today by visiting http://equiprent.com/signup. If you are a current rental company in our network, just login to your account and add the feature. For more information on this and other features visit the Rental Company webpage - http://equiprent.com/c/rental-companies-join.

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with local equipment rental companies. With it’s unique rental quote engine, EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event room, Facebook fan page , Twitter or watch video.

  • EquipRent.com Chosen to Present at 2012 Invest Southwest Capital Conference

    October, 2012 – Construction Marketing Service Earns Honor at Investor Conference
    Scottsdale, AZ - October 10, 2012 - EquipRent.com, the online equipment rental quote service that connects commercial contractors to local rental companies is pleased to announce its participation with Invest Southwest, the premier capital conference in Arizona and the Southwest. EquipRent.com is one of 13 companies chosen to present at this year's conference on November 28 - 30, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

    “The Invest Southwest Conference is going to be a phenomenal event. As a participating company the diligence with the selection committee and mentor teams really helped us craft our story,” said Roberto Guerrieri, CEO of EquipRent.com.

    Using EquipRent.com enables companies to save significant time and money when renting construction equipment. The EquipRent.com network extends to hundreds of rental locations across the United States and provides rental quotes for all types of equipment from power tools, generators, aerial scissor lifts, backhoes, and excavators, and everything in between.

    Jonathan Coury, 2012 Chairman of Invest Southwest and partner at Hool Law Group, goes on to say, “The companies selected for this year’s conference are a great representation of the kind of industries that are flourishing all over the country. From health tech to green tech, investors will have an exciting crop of start ups to meet this year.”

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with local equipment rental companies. With it’s unique rental quote engine, EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event room, Facebook fan page , Twitter or watch video.

    About Invest Southwest Capital Conference

    Invest Southwest has been successfully connecting entrepreneurs and investors in the southwest since 1992. Presenting companies have raised over a quarter billion dollars at the conference, and presenters from past conferences have included regional success stories Ventana Medical, Netpro, Vivid Semiconductor, and AutoXray. Companies selected for the fall conference typically seek between $500,000 and $10 million in Capital from investors who attend from Arizona and across the U.S. For more information about Invest Southwest, visit http://www.investsouthwest.org and www.twitter.com/investsw.

  • EquipRent Announces Strategic Product Integration with Bidtracer

    August, 2012 – Construction equipment rental quote service is now an integrated component of Bidtracer’s construction project management software
    Scottsdale, AZ - August 16, 2012 - EquipRent.com, the online construction equipment quote/bid solutions company, and Bidtracer, a provider of construction project management software, today announced a technology and marketing alliance. The alliance provides Bidtracer’s cloud-based project management system with an integrated rental quote engine capability.

    Using EquipRent.com enables companies to save significant time and money when renting construction equipment by making it easy to obtain multiple quotes from local equipment rental companies. The EquipRent.com network extends to hundreds of rental locations across the United States and provides rental quotes for all types of equipment from power tools, generators, aerial scissor lifts, backhoes, and excavators, and everything in between.

    Bidtracer’s contractor management software leverages the power of the internet to deliver a new way to manage a construction project. Using push-technology, Bidtracer’s software actually does work for the contractor, automatically sending reminders to their subs, vendors, and customers for their submittals, RFIs, change requests and other important project documents. “We continue to look for complimentary cloud-based services that can broaden our offering,” said Samir Gulrajani, Vice President and CIO of Bidtracer. “EquipRent’s platform for online equipment rental quotes is a perfect addition for our customers looking for fast turnaround quotes.”

    “This alliance will provide a unique capability that will benefit project managers and estimators of Bidtracer by offering a free service that will positively reinforce the effectiveness of Bidtracer award-winning solutions,” said Roberto Guerrieri, CEO, EquipRent.com.

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with local equipment rental companies. With it’s unique rental quote engine, EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event room, Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter.

    About Bidtracer

    Bidtracer is a fully integrated, online construction management software solution for the construction industry. Bid Management, Document Management, Invite Management, Reporting and Auto Sales provide the ultimate means for securing projects. The integrated Project Management suite includes tracks submittals, requests for information, change orders, schedule of values, construction document management and much more. For further information, contact Sales at 888-708-0921 option 2.

  • Operation Finally Home and EquipRent Announce Partnership to Help Wounded Veterans

    May, 2012 – Program raises funds when contractors use equipment rental quote service
    Scottsdale, AZ - May 28, 2012 - EquipRent.com, the online equipment rental quote service that connects commercial contractors to local rental companies has joined forces with Operation Finally Home (OFH) to support building homes for wounded veterans.

    As part of the partnership, EquipRent.com is pledging financial support when a contractor uses its rental quote service. Daniel Vargas TSgt, USAF (retired) says, ”We are delighted that EquipRent has chosen to support OFH. With their nationwide coverage we can expand our homebuilding efforts for veterans to more cities.”

    Contractors can help wounded vets by using EquipRent’s free service to get multiple rental quotes at EquipRent.com. Once the quotes are delivered, EquipRent will donate a portion of its revenue to OFH. “Daniel and OFH have a big vision to help as many returning wounded veterans as possible. We want to help spread this vision nationwide through our service,” said Roberto Guerrieri, CEO of EquipRent. “If contractors are compelled to contribute to the actual building of these homes, we would be thrilled to have created that awareness.”

    Operation Finally Home was started in 2005 by Dan Wallrath, a custom builder. He created the home-building program for wounded veterans and has since provided 32 homes to wounded returning veterans as well as widows of fallen heroes across the United States. Wallrath was named a “2010 CNN Hero” for his efforts.

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with local equipment rental companies. With it’s unique rental quote engine, EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event room, Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter.

    About Operation Finally Home

    Operation Finally Home (OFH) is an award-winning program created by bay area builders association support for our troops. Operation Finally Home was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Operation Finally Home’s mission is to provide custom made mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities.

  • Equipment rental companies can now enjoy a seamless solution between their CRM and EquipRent’s lead generation service

    May, 2012 – EquipRent Adds CRM Integration for Equipment Rental Requests
    Scottsdale, AZ - May 2, 2012 - EquipRent.com, the free, online service that connects commercial contractors and DIY'ers to local rental companies announces a new integration feature with rental companies’ customer relationship management (CRM) software like salesforce.com. Free for a limited time, this new real-time integration will result in prospect’s information being digitally delivered into rental companies existing pipeline software for faster responses.

    “We’re always trying to view the development of our feature set from the perspective of our clients,” said Chris Young, VP of Development. “If there’s a way we can make our service more convenient for our customers, we make it happen.”

    EquipRent.com provides multiple equipment rental quotes to contractors from local equipment rental companies, saving contractors’ time and money while simultaneously providing leads to rental companies. With a network that extends to hundreds of equipment rental locations in the United States, EquipRent.com is able to provide rental quotes for all types of construction equipment from power tools, generators, aerial scissor lifts, backhoes, and excavators, and everything in between.

    By integrating EquipRent.com’s system with CRM software, the sales teams at rental companies are immediately given access to the prospect profile and numbers they’re looking for and avoid the hassle of inputting the information themselves.
    If you are a rental company interested in using our software, please visit our website or email vendors@equiprent.com

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with local equipment rental companies. With it’s unique rental quote engine, EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event room, Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter.

  • EquipRent.com Launches Distributed Widget to Enable Any Website, SaaS or Blog to Offer Local Rental Quotes To Their User Base

    April, 2012 – EquipRent Launches Embeddable Rental Quote Widget
    Scottsdale, AZ - April 12, 2012 - EquipRent.com, the free, online service that connects commercial contractors and DIY’ers to local rental companies, announced the opening of their new affiliate program today. Free to join, this program will allow any company or individual in the construction industry to offer their users the smart, easy way to obtain equipment rental quotes for any type of construction project and make commissions. Using EquipRent.com enables companies to save significant time and money when renting construction equipment by making it easy to obtain multiple quotes from local equipment rental companies.

    The EquipRent.com network extends to hundreds of rental locations across the United States and is able to provide rental quotes for all types of construction equipment from power tools, generators, aerial scissor lifts, backhoes, and excavators, and everything in between.

    For construction software companies, bloggers, publishers or e-commerce sites that are interested in integrating the EquipRent rental quote service with their own look and feel and where the user never leaves the website, EquipRent also offers a rental quote widget as a RESTful web API. Sign up and installation is easy as partners gain access to the widget, links and banners to help generate activity on their own website.

    “We are excited to open our new affiliate program to the construction world,” said Roberto Guerrieri, CEO of EquipRent. “Our new affiliate partners love the idea that the EquipRent affiliate program is not just about ‘making a sale’ but rather offering our free service to their visitors and making revenue at the same time.”

    For companies or individuals interested in earning considerable revenue right away, visit Become An Affiliate to sign up.

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with local equipment rental companies. With it’s unique rental quote engine, EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event room, Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter
  • EquipRent Raises Capital for Rental Quote Service

    March, 2011 - Lead Generation Company Raises Capital

    ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) MARCH 15, 2011 – Washington DC area startup EquipRent.com, a lead-generation company focused on the equipment rental market, has raised $1 million in seed funding from Phoenix-based venture firm Canal Partners and angel investor Howard Lindzon.

    EquipRent.com is the brainchild of Scott Anderson who has been an executive in the construction industry in the Washington, DC area for 20 years.

    Anderson says, “During my many years as a senior executive with some of the largest site development companies in DC, I felt the pain of how much time and money was being spent on getting competitive quotes for equipment rental on jobs. The tools to effectively manage our rental inventory and quotes were simply not available.”

    Equiprent delivers highly qualified leads to top equipment rental companies in the country while also providing tools for contractors to effectively manage their rental inventory.

    The service enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient way possible using the benefits of the Internet. You simply select the equipment you need to rent and enter your contact information into the EquipRent quote engine. The quote engine matches the closest rental companies to get the most competitive prices in the market. The company is working on additional features, which it plans to release this summer, that allow companies to track all of the equipment they have on rent and on what jobs it is located on. Later this year, EquipRent plans to launch a mobile application that will offer all of the tools that construction firms need to manage their rental inventory and quotes using their smart phone. Since launching Equiprent has processed over 1,000 quotes for the Construction industry.

    Three-year-old Canal Partners currently has investments in 4 other Internet companies, Limos.com, NETtime Solutions, Web PT, and Omnilink Systems. Canal Partners seeks to realize superior returns by investing and partnering with proven management teams to create and increase value for highly scalable, growth-oriented companies - with a focus on software and Internet technologies.

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent.com is a brand/product of EquipCo LLC, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The company’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with construction equipment rental companies in order to deliver highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enable contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information about EquipRent’s service and to view a demonstration video, please visit www.EquipRent.com.

  • Launch of EquipRent.com Provides Contractors with Free, Easy Online Access to Equipment Rental Quotes

    February, 2011 – Website enables contractors to request and receive multiple rental quotes via one source, saving time and money

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, MARCH 1, 2011 – EquipRent.com™, the only online service solely focused on construction equipment rental, launched today at www.EquipRent.com. The website was established to provide construction contractors with an easy, efficient way to obtain multiple quotes from different equipment rental companies – in one location and at no cost to the contractor, and to allow rental companies to receive highly qualified opportunities in a more cost-effective way.

    “No longer will it take numerous phone calls and follow-ups, or visits to several rental sites, to obtain the quotes contractors need,” said Scott Anderson, EquipCo™ LLC/EquipRent.com founder and CEO. “After working in this industry for more than 20 years, I know how time consuming it can be to get the quotes you need in a timely, cost-effective way. I developed EquipRent.com to streamline the process, helping contractors save both time and money.”

    In less time than it takes to complete a phone call with just one rental company, contractors can go to www.EquipRent.com and get multiple quotes from top rental companies for free. Contractors can select the equipment they need, put in their contact information and location of the project, and submit it. The request is immediately sent to a network of 1,500 locations, and the rental companies in the area will send price quotes directly to the contractor. The contractor also can set up an account with a user ID and password, and EquipRent.com will store all the information about past projects for easy tracking and management of rental equipment.

    The service went through a rigorous beta test over a 60-day period, during which it was used by construction companies across the entire United States to obtain quotes. Beta users agreed that the site saved time and money and made it easier and faster to get equipment rental quotes.

    “I decided to try EquipRent.com since it sounded easy and convenient -- and it was,” said Patrick Snapka, project manager/estimator, H&G Systems in Garland, Texas. “It only took a few minutes on the computer, and I didn’t have to make any calls to rental companies to get pricing. I received multiple quotes from rental companies within an hour after submitting my request. With this being a free site that is fast and convenient, I will continue to use EquipRent.com.”

    “I have been in the construction industry for over 20 years using the traditional means for renting equipment, said Kevin Palka, president and CEO, Asset Construction Services, Washington, DC. “With EquipRent.com, we save time and money from our traditional means of renting equipment and established a relationship with a new vendor.” “[EquipRent.com] worked great, was fast and easy, and I didn’t have to make any phone calls to the rental companies,” said Tony Trepasso, estimator, Avondale Construction Company, Denver, Colorado. “I will continue to use the site, especially when bidding jobs.”

    About EquipRent.com

    EquipRent.com is a brand/product of EquipCo LLC, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The company’s mission is to connect commercial construction companies with construction equipment rental companies in order to deliver highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enable contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Canal Partners LLC, a Scottsdale private-equity firm that focuses on software and Internet technologies, is EquipRent’s private equity partner. For more information about EquipRent’s service and to view a demonstration video, please visit www.equiprent.com.