Establishing a branch office in Houston, a major business hub with a high concentration of national, multi-national and international businesses, was a strategic decision. It was driven by our commitment to providing the highest level of service...
Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2010
SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (Hauppauge, NY), one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and trade show technology rentals and services, announced today a new Houston, Texas branch, its 24th location in the United States. The new office is located at 5833B Westview Drive within minutes of Houston’s major highways, airport and downtown area. Equally important, it is situated in a city that is home base for many of the world’s top companies, ranked second behind New York in number of Fortune 500 companies.
According to SmartSource Vice President Chad Frank, “In addition to being home to many Fortune 500 companies, which are a key segment of our customer base, Houston has become a leading destination for trade shows and conferences – another strong suit for SmartSource.” He noted that SmartSource is also looking to expand its client base within Houston’s booming energy, financial, legal, and legal services markets.
SmartSource President and CEO Michael McClernon added, “Establishing a branch office in Houston, a major business hub with a high concentration of national, multi-national and international businesses, was a strategic decision. It was driven by our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our existing clients, many of whom have regular needs in this area. The fact that Houston hosts numerous trade shows and conventions was a further incentive for establishing a presence in this city.” SmartSource already has branch offices in Dallas and College Station, Texas.
SmartSource’s Houston office will be headed by David Kirtley, a 12-year computer and AV rental industry veteran and experienced operations manager. He will follow the company’s proven customer service policies in providing SmartSource’s full array of brand name products and related services.
Founded in 1984 and formerly known as Rent-a-PC, Inc., SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals serves broad-based corporate IT, association, professional AV and trade show technology rental needs. The company is widely recognized for its outstanding customer service, technical expertise, geographic reach, breadth of product, and end-to-end solution. Its extensive line features brand name products from Apple, Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, NEC, Eiki, Meyer, Stumpfl, and others. Among its products are computers, servers, copiers, professional AV equipment, LCD and plasma monitors, kiosks, digital signage and video walls. SmartSource employs over 250 including over 100 field technicians. Its 24 strategic locations are in: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Dallas, TX; Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Eugene, OR; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; Sunnyside, NY; and Washington, DC. Kirtland Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a majority interest in SmartSource Rentals. For more information, visit: http://www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: (800) 888-8686.
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