Raymond Ross, Drew Summa, Nelson Patara, Bryan Boyd and Chad Belser
Drew Summa began his Rent to Own career in 1989 after he left the United States Marine Corp. His first position was as a delivery driver. He worked his way up the professional ladder to hold a District Manager position within the industry. Having friends in the industry and owning their own stores was a huge motivator for Drew to become a business owner. They convinced me that this was the direction I was looking for. “I wanted to be in control of a business rather than working for someone else,” said Drew. He discussed his options with attorneys and friends while reaching out to Trooper Earle, President & CEO of The Premier Companies.
“I had heard many good things about being a Premier franchisee and I felt very comfortable with Trooper the several times we spoke about becoming a franchisee,” continued Drew. The warmth and sincerity from Trooper, in addition to the advantages of being a Premier franchisee, helped Drew make his decision. The Premier Companies provide the necessary support to their franchisees with respect to all aspects of running a business.
Drew opened his Premier Rental-Purchase store in May 2008 in Oakland Park Florida, a stone's throw from Ft. Lauderdale. “Owning your own store is a different kind of challenge,” said Drew. “I'm in control and responsible for the entire business. I know now that I will never work for anyone else.”
The Premier Companies is a Rent to Own franchise organization with 75 locations nationwide.
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RTO Veterans Open Premier Store in Maryland
Tim Strachan has come full circle in the Rent to Own industry over the past twenty two years.
In 1990 Tim went to work for a Rent-To-Own company that, at the time, was owned by The Premier Companies' President and CEO Trooper Earle. The store was located in LaVale, Maryland which is located outside of Cumberland, Maryland. From 2000-2006, Tim was a store manager for Rent Way. His Regional Manager was Shawn Newman, and their relationship continued after the sale of Rent Way....more
Jim Forker Opens New Location
After 25 years in the Rent to Own industry, Jim Forker has now opened his 5th Premier location.
Forker opened his first Premier Rental-Purchase store in Benton Harbor Michigan in 2005. His newest Premier Home Furnishings location, which opened in May, is in Grand Rapids Michigan. Premier Home Furnishings is a division of The Premier Companies which offers the customers the choice of purchasing their home furnishing needs through their rental purchase plan or through their retail sales program.
Rodney Thompson Celebrates 1st Anniversary
Rodney Thompson is a down to earth, laid-back person enjoying ownership of his own Premier Rental-Purchase store in Decatur, Georgia.
Being in the rent-to-own business for nearly ten years, Rodney was an independent owner looking to take his business to the next level. He found The Premier Companies through industry media and reached out to Trooper Earle, President & CEO of The Premier Companies....more
Premier Rental-Purchase Opens in Hartford Area
The Premier Companies is proud to announce the opening of our newest location in Wethersfield, Connecticut, just South of Hartford.
Rent To Own veteran and top performer, John Manzari, has been in the RTO business for nearly twenty years. He held positions with Rainbow Rentals and Rent A Center until August 2014. John became interested in a Premier Rental-Purchase franchise after watching several of his former Rainbow peers become successful Premier family franchisees. "I have been interested in owning my own business for many years and The Premier Companies made it possible for me to achieve my dream," said Manzari.