Point of Rental, Fort Worth, Texas, is celebrating 40 years of business along with providing software-based solutions for those in the equipment and event rental industry. Founded in 1982 as part of Overland Rentals, Point of Rental was built by three former NASA engineers who wanted to start their own small general rental business. Wayne Harris, CEO, joined the organization in 1993 as the company’s head programmer, building the company’s first Windows-based software.
Since becoming CEO in 2011, Harris has overseen the company’s international expansion. The company has grown from its Fort Worth location to employ more than 300 people in six offices, serving more than 5,000 rental businesses throughout the world.
“Bob (Shaffer), Steve (Husbands) and Byron (White) built Point of Rental because we wanted to serve others and provide them with the best possible software,” said Harris. “As we celebrate 40 years, we’re still focused on that innovation. We just have a lot more people to work with, and that’s really exciting. We’re looking forward to another 40.”
The company will celebrate throughout April by conducting several charitable endeavors from each of their offices. Users and industry experts are encouraged to join the company in donating to their region’s fundraising efforts.