By Patrick Flannery
It’s hard to find a more gregarious group than rental people, so the pandemic has hit us harder than most. We’ve all missed our in-person shows and meetings and visiting each other’s stores. The Rental Mart will do what we can to fill the gap with a great discussion with some rental veterans from across the country…and you can join in!
Jeff Campbell, St. Thomas Rent-All
Jeff Campbell is a 42-year veteran of the rental industry, taking over management of St. Thomas Rent-All in St. Thomas, Ont., from his father in 1988. He’s a passionate advocate for the Canadian rental industry, rising through the chairs in Ontario to become national president of the Canadian Rental Association in 2013. When Jeff is not in the store, he’s in his garage fixing up his beloved collection of antique cars.
Blake Menning, All Choice Rentals
Born and raised in Drayton Valley, Alta., Blake has been an active member in the oil and gas industry. Starting his career as a pipe fitter to the transition into different business development roles, Blake is committed on providing excellent customer service to all customers. Blake holds an MBA from Queen’s University and was elected Class President in 2016. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Rental Association and is committed and focused on promoting ACR’s products, services and growing this local business.
Adam Snook, JustBins
A serial entrepreneur, Adam Snook has been in, out and around the rental industry since 1998, first as a mechanic for RSC in Regina. After building a company providing water systems to grocery stores throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta, he bought a small rental store with partners in Wetskiwin, Alta., in 2006. From there he added companies, getting involved in waste disposal, fracking equipment, oil field services and vacuum excavation, to name just a few. Today, Adam is back in Regina and focused on his JustBins waste bin renting operation and writing his Hope Is Not A Plan column for Canadian Rental Service.
Paul Van Staveren, Stayner Rental
Paul Van Staveren left banking in 1990 to open Stayner Rental in Stayner, Ont. Leveraging his education in agriculture mechanization at the University of Guelph, Paul and his family have driven grown the operation to fill a 30,000-square-foot, multi-building facility carrying a full array of equipment for construction, agriculture and landscaping uses. They’ve even designed their own ramps for their flatbed trucks.
Moderator: Patrick Flannery, Canadian Rental Service
Pat’s been putting out a magazine for the rental industry for 10 years and can by now almost tell a skid steer from a track loader. He’ll mostly try to stay out of the way.
Join the discussion by logging in to the Rental Mart March 24 at 11 EST.
Thanks as always to our sponsors!