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AFR Furniture Rental Acquires Aaron’s Office Furniture – Expands Commercial Division

Posted: 9.06.12
Category: AFR Residential

Pennsauken, NJ (September 4, 2012) – AFR Furniture Rental is pleased to announce the acquisition of Aaron’s Office Furniture business, including all active lease agreements. AFR Furniture Rental’s national presence becomes stronger with the Aaron’s acquisition and AFR is committed to servicing existing leases and maintaining the one-on-one relationship in which Aaron’s Office Furniture customers are accustomed. Aaron’s customers can rest assured that they will enjoy continued quality of service, expanded inventory offerings and excellent products moving forward with AFR Furniture Rentals.

“From a business standpoint the addition of Aaron’s Office Furniture to the AFR family was an easy one. Ron Benedit and his senior staff bring decades of experience in the rent-to-rent industry, and we welcome them to the AFR team. We know that at times change can be daunting, but our promise to former Aaron’s customers is an easy transition, quality furniture, and the continued great customer service they are used to,” commented Neil Scholnick, CEO, AFR Furniture Rental.

“Here at AFR we could not be more pleased with the acquisition of Aaron’s Office Furniture. We view the addition as an expansion of our business as we continue to grow our company into new market segments and expand our presence nationally,” commented Jerry Hellmann, President, AFR Furniture Rental.

“As Aaron’s, Inc. continues to focus on growing its core business of lease ownership in residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, we are pleased to reach this agreement with AFR for our office furniture division. With AFR’s outstanding reputation in the industry and its strong management team, we are confident our customers will be in good hands and will continue to experience the excellent service they received from Aaron’s,” said Ken Butler, Aaron’s Chief Operating Officer.

With a deep commitment to serving its customers needs in the best way possible, AFR is focused on continually evolving in an exciting marketplace with innovative products and superlative customer service. AFR Furniture Rental is one of the industry’s largest furniture rental providers of residential, home staging, and commercial rental furniture and has grown to be a premiere provider of trade show and event furniture rentals. Along with furnishings, AFR offers a full line of houseware rentals, kitchenware including linens as well as electronics and artwork. With locations throughout the United States, AFR is a national, full service provider.

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