When it comes time to planning your next project, after having clarified the contract and determined the scope and site of the project, the sourcing of equipment is the next most essential concern to take into account. The purchasing of equipment can entail substantial costs for new equipment, and high costs coupled with the risk of malfunction for used equipment. For projects of short or indefinite durations, the most effective way to get the job done is through equipment rental, with Ahern Rentals providing a top-notch option.
What Is Ahern Rentals: Heavy Equipment Rentals?
Ahern Rentals was begun by John P. Ahern in 1953 when he began to rent out equipment from a gas station he purchased on the Las Vegas Strip. In just a few years the rental business was moved by John’s wife Martha into a separate entity given its success, and eventually sthe gas station was sold in order to focus exclusively on equipment rentals, which continues to be the focus of Ahern Rentals today.
Ahern Rentals has a strong commitment to providing top-notch service to their customers. To ensure this is done, the company takes care of its employees out of appreciation for their contributions. The company has honored the hard work of their “very special employees” over the years on their website, citing their efforts as the underlying reason for the ongoing success experienced by the company.
The equipment offered by Ahern Rentals alongside the customer service team sets the organization apart. The equipment selection includes over 41,000 rental items, including 23,20 high reach units such as fork lifts and boom lifts. Additionally, there are also some 18,200 general rental units such as skiploaders, compressors, generators, welders, lawn and garden equipment, backhoes, and more.
Ahern Rentals has achieved success over the years through an ongoing focus on relationships. The relationship with employees is what lays the foundation for this success, as their commitment and hard work drive the company forward. Client relationships are also essential, as will be discussed below in terms of the customer service offered by Ahern Rentals. A key supporting factor behind the success of the company is their relationship with equipment suppliers.
Ahern Rentals is first and foremost an equipment rental service.
For the company to support the needs of their clients, an extensive inventory of equipment is essential, and thus they have fostered close relationships with top manufacturers to ensure that their clients have access to everything they need. Ahern Rentals has developed particularly strong working relationships with original equipment manufacturers including JLG, Genie, Skyjack, Snorkel, Kubota, and Multiquip.
Ahern's manufacturer relationships have been leveraged into added substantial value to the products and services offered by the company. Ahern Rentals is in fact the largest independently owned equipment rental company in all of the United States, according to data collected by the Rental Equipment Register in 2015, the national magazine for the rental industry.
One of the key factors that differentiates Ahern from the competition is the extensive customer service provided to the organization’s clients. To provide their clients with the fastest and easiest path to the equipment they need to get the job done, there is a customer service team available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.
If browsing through the catalog of the company is not an effective use of your time, you may simply call the customer service team, and they will work with you to determine the exact equipment needs of your project. The logistics are provided through extensive customer support throughout the process, leading to saved time which helps keep the project on deadline and up to par with your own client’s expectations. The ability to speak with a person at any moment to organize a project or communicate changes in plans or concerns is highly valuable, and adds to the experience of working with Ahern Rentals.
Types of Equipment Available
There is a broad variety of equipment available through Ahern Rentals to support the successful and timely completion of your project, whether in construction, industrial, or special events. Earth and personnel can be moved and placed through offices, while the logistics are provided for through the support of Ahern's customer service team.
Ahern Rentals offers a wide variety of the top earthmoving equipment on the planet, including equipment by leading manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Kubota, Terex, John Deere, Bobcat, Ammann, and many others. All branches of Ahern Rentals include a large stock of earthmoving equipment, with the ability to relocate equipment from the national fleet if your needs surpass those available at the local Ahern location, which can support your construction project’s needs whatever their size or scope.
For the non-specialized needs of your project, Ahern has an extensive fleet and inventory of general equipment. This includes everything from electrical generators to utility trailers and workstations. There is an additional inventory of tools and equipment to provide for a wide variety of needs for any project, large or small.
When it is necessary to reach high heights in order to complete your project, Ahern Rentals has high reach rentals to offer. This includes one of the largest high reach equipment rental fleets in the industry, meaning they will have the equipment you need for the job. This includes projects such as constructing a multi-story building, or something as simple as changing out the lightbulb in a street light.
Lawn and Garden
To provide for the landscaping needs of your project, whether putting the finishing touches on a recently built house or performing upkeep on an office complex being refurbished and sold, landscaping and lawn-care is an essential element of a property’s appearance. The extensive range of landscaping equipment and tools available from Ahern Rentals will provide for all of your landscaping needs.
There is a wide range of material handling options at Ahern Rentals that are capable of providing for all of your material handling needs, regardless of the size of the load. The equipment to this end includes traditional forklifts and he largest rough terrain telehandler on North America, capable of lifting up to 70,000 pounds. Ahern Rentals is a one-stop shop providing all the essential equipment for the moving of loads with a focus on safety and efficiency.
A wide assortment of safety fencing is available to ensure that your job site is effectively organized and the traffic flow supports the safety and efficiency of the work.
Ahern Rentals has a broad selection of solar model equipment to provide you with a green energy alternative to gas and electric powered equipment.
Trucks and Trailers
There is a large fleet of trucks and trailers to support the completion of your project, whether in terms of material handling, personnel transportation, or even mobile on-site offices to get the back-end work done. There are drive-away truck or trailer rentals available through Ahern to support the mobility of the job, with a variety of specialized trailers having been adapted to meet the specific needs of your unique project.
The trucks are manufactured by trusted companies such as Ford, with the option of having dump beds. A variety of outfitted options are available on the trucks to meet the needs of the job at hand. Water trucks are available to mitigate job-site dust. Trucks are available on daily, weekly, or monthly rental schedules. As with the other elements of Ahern Rentals, the customer service team is available 24/7 to coordinate the alignment of the proper vehicles for the project.
Financing and Buying Options
In terms of financing, Ahern Rentals does offer credit to qualified applicants, which is possible through the filing of a credit application form with the company. Upon approval the customer is able to contact the customer service team to manage and collect information on their credit account.
Outside of rentals, Ahern also has a sales team to present to you the extensive inventory of equipment for sale. The company offers both new and used equipment for sale in construction, agriculture, and high reach, produced by leading manufacturers. All used equipment is well-maintained and comes with a 30-day functional warranty unless otherwise stated. Additional warranties on parts and labor may be purchased for 30-60 days for a percentage of the purchase price. Like the customer service team, the sales team is available 24/7 via telephone and live chat to support your equipment purchases and related inquiries.
Ahern Rentals has a comprehensive fleet available to meet the needs of your construction project, big or small. There are locations nationwide, with equipment ranging from minor lighting to major earthmoving equipment capable of lifting 70,000 pounds. The 24/7 customer support is of particular value in coordinating your project and making sure that it gets done on time, and with the right equipment.
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