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"Their excellent service, equipment and punctuality had been the driving factors for Desert Plastering to continue our business endeavor with Ahern Rentals."

Masonry Division, Desert Plastering, LLC.

"Point Blank Framing is quite pleased to be doing business with Ahern Rental. Our sales rep is always available and very helpful…"

Alice Miller, Point Blank Framing

"Ahern Rentals is dedicated to being a technology leader and to getting the job done right the first time."

Nick Schlumpf, Zones Inc.

"Your locations all over town are conveniently located and your repair shop is first rate. We appreciate your service and hope to have a long customer/client relationship."

David M. Davis, Advanced Demolition Technologies

"When it comes to equipment rentals, my local branch 'rocks' KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! Thank you."

Manuel Benavides, Boulevard Mall

"Ahern's service is fantastic. They have a tremendous inventory, always delivering what I need when I need it."

Keith Gast, Gast Steel

"They are Jonny on the spot. Service is unbeatable."

Dino Iannucci and Scott Free, Bombard

"Ahern takes care of business better than many other places."

Josh Black, JLG

"It's been a pleasure working with them."

Scott Boivin, Skyjack

"Their staff is organized and they are always thinking ahead. It's fun working with them. I think they're a successful company that will continue to be successful in the future."

Chris Flurer, Sherwin Williams

"The folks at Ahern are true professionals. Ahern is always on top of it!"

Kevin Go, AC/Hughes Supply - Standard Battery

"The folks at Ahern treat us like their number one vendor. They are a real pleasure to do business with."

Tom Creagh, AC/Hughes Supply- Standard Battery

"We could not have completed all the work we have done without the assistance of Ahern Rentals."

Kris Pool, Atlas Mechanical, Inc.

"We have worked with Don Ahern on several projects and have found that he is a great business man and a great force within the community."

Kristin Neuman, APTUS Architecture.

"I take pleasure in doing business with Ahern Rentals, because I know that I am dealing with a stable, reputable and secure firm."

Carlos Avemaria, Buenos Aires A/C & Heating, Inc.

"There is one company however that continually goes above and beyond the call. That company is Ahern. Whether it's generators, fork lifts, rock trucks or excavators, they are our first call when the need arises."

Ken Flippin Jr., Flippin's Trenching

"Thank you so much for bending over backwards for us. You are what 'great customer service' means."

Elizabeth McCafferty, Freeman Marketing Events.

Ahern Rentals Company History

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Service Station Becomes a Rental Business

The origins of Ahern Rentals began in 1953 when John P. Ahern purchased a Signal Oil & Gas station in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before going into business for himself, John graduated college with a degree in agriculture, and then served in the military during World War II. Upon returning home, John put his degree to work with farmers and ranchers throughout Southern Nevada as a County Extension Agent where he spent several years managing a local dairy in Las Vegas.

At age 45, John and his wife Martha began selling gas and diesel and renting equipment from a Signal Oil & Gas station in 1953, located where the 1,100-foot Stratosphere Hotel & Tower now stands. Their son, Don F. Ahern, was born the same year. 

One of the first items rented were automobile window-mounted swamp coolers used primarily by tourists traveling to California. Later, the rental inventory was expanded to include trailers, hand tools and trucks. This was soon followed by construction equipment and homeowner items, such as lawn and garden equipment. 

Within a few years, John and Martha decided to move the rental business to its own location so that it could grow outside the confines of the service station. In 1958, they opened Ahern's Trailer & Equipment Rental after closing Signal Super Service to focus solely on renting tools and equipment to residents in the Las Vegas area.

Growing his rental business, John launched Ahern Renter's Center in 1970 and offered a wide range of equipment for homeowners and local businesses. When his son, Don, joined the family business in the 1970s, the Ahern family name would serve as the anchor to a global venture.

Ahern Rentals Takes Shape

While working for his father at Ahern Renter’s Center, Don F. Ahern saw the potential rental market for high reach equipment. He set up his own small rental store in 1978, which started with a fleet of eight scissor lifts. Due to increased demand, the business would be relocated and renamed to Los Arcos Equipment, expanding across Southern Nevada and Southern California by 1983.

Don later bought Ahern Renter’s Center from his father in 1990. The two companies were combined into one business and became Ahern Rentals in 1997.

Ahern Rentals has developed excellent working relationships with original equipment manufacturers, such as JLG, Genie, Skyjack, Multiquip, Xtreme Manufacturing, Snorkel and Kubota. Equipment is purchased from a large variety of manufacturers to provide valued customers with a “one-stop” solution for their rental needs. 

Today, Ahern Rentals is the largest independently owned equipment rental company in the United States, offering a selection of over 54,000 rental items including over 33,000 high reach units, such as fork lifts, boom lifts and scissor lifts. Its extensive rental fleet includes general rental units, such as backhoes, skid steers, skip loaders, trenchers, compressors, generators, light towers, welders, lawn and garden equipment, hand tools and much more.

Commitment to Customers

The Ahern family’s commitment is providing quality customer service. Ahern Rentals promises to always provide quality service and the finest professionally trained staff in the rental industry.

Thanks to Don’s far-reaching vision and the hard work of some very special employees who have spent many years with the company, Ahern Rentals has provided personal, quality service to customers. The Ahern family has always felt a sincere love for its customers and employees.

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