Taking control of his own destiny was the motivation for Rick Vadnais to become a Premier Rental-Purchase franchisee. Rick is a rent-to-own industry veteran having been in the industry for 28 years! Rick began his RTO career as an account manager and held several different positions throughout the years within multiple companies. “The empowerment of controlling your own destiny is my main reason for becoming a business owner.” Once he was ready to run his own business, Rick reached out to Trooper Earle, President & CEO of The Premier Companies, to learn about the benefits of becoming a Premier franchisee. “The personal service that I received from Trooper played a role in my decision to become a Premier franchisee; I didn't feel like a number. Trooper personally interacted with me and was involved in making sure I had everything that I needed when going for funding.” Shortly after Rick opened his first Premier Rental-Purchase store in Syracuse, New York (2005), he teamed up with Dean Carusone, another industry veteran. They were able to open their second location in Central Square, New York, three years later. They are now celebrating the fourth anniversary of that store. “The support from The Premier Companies is a great help. We take advantage of the human resources and accounting services, and participate in the buying group which is very rewarding for all of us,” said Rick. Rick and Dean do not plan on stopping at two stores. Rick's goal is to be a multi-store owner with three or four locations.
The Premier Companies, 5248 Olde Towne Rd., Suite 11, Williamsburg, VA 23188, 800-277-3643, #F5558
The information contained on this website is for general informational purposes and is not intended as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, a
franchise. Certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. Our registrations for certain of The Premier Companies have not yet cleared in all of these
states. When you contact us, we will determine if you are covered by one of these laws. If you are, and we are not yet registered under that state's law, we can
determine how quickly we can offer a particular franchise to you.
California: These franchises have been registered under the franchise investment law of the state of California. Such registration does not constitute approval,
recommendation or endorsement by the commissioner of corporations nor a finding by the commissioner that the information provided herein is true, complete
and not misleading.
New York: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a franchise disclosure document filed with the Department of Law of the state
of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law of the state of New York.
Maine Team Opens 3rd Store in Sanford
An aggressive goal and persistence are the two ingredients which allowed the dynamic team of Jim Ratner and John Reichenbach to open their third Premier Rental-Purchase in just four years....more
Shuler, Peters Bring Choices and Customer Care to Kearney
Until recently, Kearney, Ne. offered only one place to shop for rental-purchase customers. But industry veterans Mike Shuler and Heath Peters brought new life and some welcome changes in their town upon opening their Premier Rental-Purchase store late last year. The first and hardest part – getting their doors open – is over, and as they head into their second quarter, Shuler says "they are on fire!"...more
Premier Opens store in Miami, FL
After a 10-year hiatus, Rodger Lyn is re-entering the RTO industry as a Premier dealer in Miami. Being a Rent-To-Own dealer wasn't even on Rodger's radar until recently. But going into business for himself and owning his own Premier dealership has become an entrepreneurial adventure like none he could have imagined....more
Premier Dealer Opens Second New York Store
Rick Vadnais opened his second Premier Rental-Purchase store in Central Square, New York this spring after two and a half years of big success with Premier in Syracuse. Growth has gone according to plan for this 21-year industry veteran. But it was time to make some changes. He's brought on a partner, Dean Carusone, and he's opened a second store because, according to Vadnais, "I wasn't going to be satisfied with just one!"...more
Mike Lewis Expands His Business
“I am passionate about the Rent to Own industry, and with passion, anything is possible.” This is Mike Lewis’ motto which has helped him be successful in the growth of his Premier Rental-Purchase business....more