Our History

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals is largest national provider of technology solutions for the events industry and general business rentals.

SmartSource is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and is privately owned and operated.  SmartSource employs nearly 400 people nationwide, including over 250+ trained Technicians and National Project Managers.  SmartSource is well positioned to serve clients with events and projects in various metropolitan areas through one of our 22 company-owned, fully-staffed offices and warehouses in cities across the United States.

SmartSource was founded as Rent-A-PC by Julian Sandler in 1984. At that time, Rent-A-PC worked primarily with corporate accounts on the East Coast. In 2007, Kirtland Capital Partners, a private equity firm located in Cleveland, Ohio, acquired a majority interest in the Company, which now does business as SmartSource Rentals. The strategic, operational, and financial resources provided by the Kirtland partnership further enhance the ability of SmartSource Rentals to invest in the business for further growth.

Over the past 30+ years, SmartSource has continued to grow both organically and through acquisition, gaining industry expertise and additional core competencies along the way.

 

  • Year
    Acquisition
    Market Served
  • 2013
    CRE – Computer Rentals & AV Solutions, specializing in the entertainment industry
    Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
  • 2010
    Dixie Business Equipment
    New Orleans, LA
  • 2009
    Rentsys Technology Inc. specializing in events for the software user conference industry.
    Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; College Station TX, and St. Louis MO
  • 2008
    ICC Computer Rentals, with expertise in wholesale
    Chicago, IL
  • 2008
    AD Handy Company, specializing in Audio Visual (AV).
    Boston, MA
  • 2006
    ACE Rentals & Staging, specializing in Audio Visual (AV) and presentation software, including Digital Signage.
    New York, NY
  • 2005
    PC Rentals Plus
    Jacksonville, FL
  • 2005
    Bit-by-Bit Computer Rentals, specializing in the legal and staffing industries.
    Dallas, TX; Eugene, Or; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA Seattle WA
  • 2004
    Sun Atlantic Computer Rentals
    Orlando, FL
  • 2004
    Perimeter Micro Rentals
    Atlanta, GA
  • 2003
    AllService Computer Rentals, specializing in the legal industry
    Englewood, NJ; Los Angeles; CA
  • 2001
    Keystone Computer Rentals, specializing serving associations and the trade show industry.
    Fort Lauderdale and Orlando FL
  • 2000
    Inacom Computer Rentals
    Orlando, FL
  • 1999
    Fox Computer Rentals
    Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC and Connecticut
  • 1996
    Computer Service & Rental Center
    Chicago, IL
  • 1994
    ComputeRental Corporation
    Washington, DC
  • 1992
    PC Quick Rent
    Boston, MA
  • 1991
    Micro Rent Ltd.
    New York, NY
  • 1990
    The Computer Factory
    New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA
  • 1989
    PC Systems Plus
    Long Island, NY