A leader in the furniture rental business, Aarons rent to own furniture stores are located throughout the United States and Canada.
Aarons: A Company Overview
Recently re-branded from Aaron Rents to Aaron's Inc., the company grew from a very humble beginning. In 1955 R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., the company's founder, and his partner borrowed $500 to begin their rental business. With the money, the two men bought three hundred chairs and rented them to auction houses on a day by day basis for ten cents each per chair.
Over the years the company steadily grew to more than 1600 franchised and company run stores operating under the names:
- Aarons Sales and Lease Ownership
- Aarons Office Furniture
- Rimco Custom Wheels Tires Accessories and More
Aarons Inc. also owns eleven furniture manufacturing plants under the name MacTavish Furniture Industries and sixteen fulfillment centers.
Aarons Rent to Own Furniture
Aarons offers their customers a wide selection of furniture, electronics and appliances with the choice of renting or purchasing the items. Aarons offers a vast array of furniture styles to suit their customers' decorating tastes, styles and budgets.
On their website Aarons provides a store locator search box. To find the nearest Aarons store to your location, simply enter your zip code. Also on the website is a short pre-order form for the customer to fill out and it is sent to the selected Aarons location. The company also offers a policy that provides pre-approval for everyone.
- Dining rooms
- Living rooms
- Entertainment centers
- Big screen television sets
- Game systems
- GPS navigation system
- Washers and dryers
- Vacuum cleaners
- Lawn tractors
Product BrandsTheir products include brand names such as:
- Rivers Edge Furniture Company
- Embassy International Winton
- Comfort Zone
Aarons Dream Products
A special feature that Aarons offers its furniture rental customers is their Dream Collection. The collection of products is chosen by a NASCAR race driver. The current product selection, chosen by NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, includes fifteen of Aarons products. The rental fee for each of the items in the Dream Collection is only $99.99 per month. Michael Waltrip's selections include:
- A 60" 1080P DLP HDTV micro display by Mitsubishi
- A 42" 1080p LCD flat screen television set by LG Electronics
- JVC 42" 1080P LCD HDTV w/2yr warranty
- A 20 cubic foot titanium refrigerator with a bottom mount by LG
- A 23 cubic foot side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator by Frigidaire
- Pub Dining Collection by Largo
- Complete Pine Bunk Bed with mattresses
- Dell Inspiron Notebook
- Xbox 360 Arcade Game Bundle
- Woodhaven Bailey sofa blue
- A white high efficiency front load washer by Frigidaire
- Savoy Road Dining Collection
- Woodhaven Crown II Collection
- A 42" 1080P LCD HD TV by Philips
- A side-by-side 25 cubic foot s white refrigerator by Whirlpool
Aarons Franchise Business Information
In 1992 Aarons began offering franchise opportunities to further grow their business. For additional information about an Aarons franchise, fill out the preliminary profile information sheet located on their website or contact the main company.
Rent to Own Furniture
There are a number of people that feel that renting furniture is not a good idea. They feel it ends up being very expensive in the long run. However, for many consumers renting or leasing their furniture is a viable option to purchasing it.
Furniture rental is considered a good idea in many circumstances including:
- Customers who are relocating for a short amount of time
- Students, or others, that are living in an apartment for two years or less
- Companies relocating their employees
- Landlords that rent furnished residences can keep the styles updated regularly
- Setting up a temporary office
- Real estate and staging companies setting the stage for a house sale
- Consumers with little or no credit as most furniture rental companies do not do a credit check
Aarons rent to own furniture provides consumers with a feasible alternative when it comes to choosing their home furnishings..