About Us

About Us

In 1982, three friends and NASA co-workers left NASA to open their own hire store in Grand Prairie, Texas. With the available hire software at the time lacking what they needed, they used their engineering expertise to build their own.  At the time, they simply wanted effective software to run their own business. But just as great oaks grow from little acorns, that initial software grew into something EPIC. 

A decade later, a young Wayne Harris, who had grown up in the Point of Rental family by way of his parents’ hire store (Point of Rental customer #13!), put his MIT knowledge to good use and became the company’s head developer. Initially run out of the hire store, Point of Rental grew to the point it became its own company and moved to its own office nearby, staying within the DFW metroplex.

In 2011, Wayne became Point of Rental’s CEO when the founders retired. Armed with a vision for the future of Point of Rental and several long-time Pointers, we started growing the Point of Rental family. By the end of 2018, we’d grown from one product to five and from 20 employees to 150+ as we work to provide the best possible hire software experience for each person using Point of Rental.

EPIC isn’t just a convenient acronym to help us remember our core values of Empowering, Principled, Innovative, and Caring. It’s what we expect Pointers to be. That’s why you’re not going to find mediocre Pointers – when you connect with our team, we’re going to do our best to ensure your Point of Rental experience is great.

And we do that by making sure our workplace at Point of Rental is engaging and empowering. Sometimes we’re engaged in fun interoffice activities like table tennis or H-O-R-S-E, book clubs or gaming groups. Sometimes we’re collaborating on solving a new workplace problem. Whatever we’re working on, we’re lifting one another up and helping each other become the best we can be.

There’s no way to tell our story without including our customers, the Point of Rental family. When we started making software in 1983, one rental store had a huge impact on what our software and our company looked like: Our own. As we’ve grown, each of our customers has had an impact on us. They’ve suggested software improvements. They help our support team gain even more insight into the software as we see how people around the world use it. They offer encouragement and support.

Frankly, we wouldn’t be where we are without the people who use our software, so we take our relationship with our customers seriously. We’ve streamlined some processes as we’ve grown, adding uInnovate to manage feedback and see which suggestions resonate most with users. We host an annual International Conference, welcoming 200+ people to Fort Worth to maximize the value of their software, network with rental experts from throughout the world, and meet our team face-to-face.

With the worldwide Point of Rental family driving us, we provide industry-leading rental and inventory management software that earns awards year after year. 

While we think rental and inventory management software is incredibly rewarding, beneficial, and downright sexy, our true passion is for making the world a better place.

Our efficient, intuitive software allows you to work faster and spend more time with your family, improving your community, and more. But Pointers do more than just make (and support) a great product. Through our employee-led initiative, Point the Way, and even independently, we spend our time bettering our own communities. We’re working with leaders throughout the world to invest in people and give them the opportunity to lead EPIC lives. 

And it’s not just Pointers doing that – the rental industry is full of workplaces like this. We’re proud to be a part of this industry and celebrate the culture of collaboration that thrives within it. Our founders helped put a man on the moon, and we’re proud to continue that spirit of innovation, empowerment, and love of helping others soar to new heights. 

But that’s enough about us…

Friendship + Family = An Epic Rental Software Company

In 1982, three friends and NASA co-workers left NASA to open their own hire store in Grand Prairie, Texas. With hire software of the time lacking what they needed, they used their engineering expertise to build their own.  At the time, they simply wanted effective software to run their own business. But just as great oaks grow from little acorns, that initial software grew into something EPIC. 

A decade later, a young Wayne Harris, who had grown up in the Point of Rental family by way of his parents’ hire store (Point of Rental customer #13!), put his MIT knowledge to good use and became the company’s head developer. Initially run out of the hire store, Point of Rental grew to the point it became its own company and moved to its own office nearby, staying within the DFW metroplex.

In 2011, Wayne became Point of Rental’s CEO when the founders retired. Armed with a vision for the future of Point of Rental and several long-time Pointers, we started growing the Point of Rental family. By the end of 2018, we’d grown from one product to five and from 20 employees to 150+ as we work to provide the best possible hire software experience for each person using Point of Rental.

What Makes a Pointer

EPIC isn’t just a convenient acronym to help us remember our core values of Empowering, Principled, Innovative, and Caring. It’s what we expect Pointers to be. That’s why you’re not going to find mediocre Pointers – when you connect with our team, we’re going to do our best to ensure your Point of Rental experience is great. 

And we do that by making sure our workplace at Point of Rental is engaging and empowering. Sometimes we’re engaged in fun interoffice activities like table tennis or H-O-R-S-E, book clubs or gaming groups. Sometimes we’re collaborating on solving a new workplace problem. Whatever we’re working on, we’re lifting one another up and helping each other become the best we can be.

Meet our Family

There’s no way to tell our story without including our customers, the Point of Rental family. When we started making software in 1983, one rental store had a huge impact on what our software and our company looked like: Our own. As we’ve grown, each of our customers has had an impact on us. They’ve suggested software improvements. They help our support team gain even more insight into the software as we see how people around the world use it. They offer encouragement and support.

Frankly, we wouldn’t be where we are without the people who use our software, so we take our relationship with our customers seriously. We’ve streamlined some processes as we’ve grown, adding uInnovate to manage feedback and see which suggestions resonate most with users. We host an annual International Conference, welcoming 200+ people to Fort Worth to maximize the value of their software, network with rental experts from throughout the world, and meet our team face-to-face.

With the worldwide Point of Rental family driving us, we provide industry-leading rental and inventory management software that earns awards year after year. 

What Makes a Pointer?

Friendship + Family

Meet our Family

Beyond Great Oaks

While we think hire and inventory management software is incredibly rewarding, beneficial, and downright sexy, our true passion is for making the world a better place. Read More Read Less

Our efficient, intuitive software allows you to work faster and spend more time with your family, improving your community, and more. But Pointers do more than just make (and support) a great product. Through our employee-led initiative, Point the Way, and even independently, we spend our time bettering our own communities. We’re working with leaders throughout the world to invest in people and give them the opportunity to lead EPIC lives. 

And it’s not just Pointers doing that – the rental industry is full of workplaces like this. We’re proud to be a part of this industry and celebrate the culture of collaboration that thrives within it. Our founders helped put a man on the moon, and we’re proud to continue that spirit of innovation, empowerment, and love of helping others soar to new heights. 

But that’s enough about us…

How Can We Help You?

Like we said, we’re here to improve lives. Whether you’re a go-getter (with some rental experience, preferably) looking for a place where you can help others while improving your skills, or you’re leading a rental company and want to work with people who care about your business almost as much as you do…we’d love to talk to you.

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Rental Equipment Register's Innovative Product Awards

Rental Equipment Register’s Innovative Product Awards recognize the most innovative new developments in the rental equipment industry each year.

  • 2018: Winner, UnLockIt App
  • 2017: Winner, Inspection App
  • 2016: Winner, Rental Elite
  • 2015: Winner, Contract Fulfillment
  • 2014: Winner, Rental Essentials
  • 2011: Winner, Dispatch Center’s GPS Integration / Mobile Website Hosting
  • 2010: Winner, Wireless Alerts
  • 2008: Winner Dispatch Center Module

Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association

Independently judged, the Hire Awards of Excellence acknowledge the successes of hirers and suppliers, along with the incredible individuals who set the standard.

  • 2018: Supplier of the Year (Finalist)
  • 2018: Supplier of the Year (Finalist)

Cloud Innovation World Cup

The Cloud Innovation World Cup, created in 2009, aims to foster cutting-edge solutions and applications for cloud computing. Hundreds of contestants from over 60 countries submit innovative cloud-based solutions, making the Cloud Innovation World Cup one of the leading competitions in the field.

  • 2015: Finalist, Rental Essentials

The Cloud Awards

The Cloud/SaaS Awards aim to celebrate excellence and innovation in the scope of cloud-based “solutions as a service”.

  • 2017: Finalist, Kiosk (Best Product for Productivity)
  • 2016: Finalist, Web Storefront (Best SaaS in the U.S.)
  • 2015: Winner, Rental Essentials (Best SaaS in the U.S.)

inTents Reader's Choice

InTents Magazine invites its readers to select the best of the best in 20+ categories each year – winners are determined based on reader ratings.

  • 2018: Winner, Computer Software

ALH

Access, Lift, and Handlers’ awards celebrate the best of the North American aerial platform industry.

  • 2014: Winner, Mobile Workforce (Rental Technology)
  • 2017: Winner, Inspection App (Access Rental Innovation)

Inc.5000

Inc. Magazine tracks the fastest-growing private companies in America, based on three-year growth percentages.

  • 2017: No. 2750
  • 2016: No. 3909
  • 2014: No. 4734

InfoComm

The Awards recognize the best new products introduced from the previous year, for either the staging market or the AV rental market.

  • 2016: Winner, Rental Expert (Best Rental Management Software)

HAE EHA

Independently judged, the Hire Awards of Excellence acknowledge the successes of hirers and suppliers, along with the incredible individuals who set the standard.

  • 2018: Supplier of the Year (Finalist)
  • 2017: Finalist, Rental Expert, Event Industry Product of the Year

InfoComm

The Awards recognize the best new products introduced from the previous year, for either the staging market, or the AV rental market.

  • 2016: Winner, Rental Expert (Best Rental Management Software)

ALH

Access, Lift, and Handlers’ awards celebrate the best of the North American aerial platform industry.

  • 2014: Winner, Mobile Workforce (Rental Technology)
  • 2017: Winner, Inspection App (Access Rental Innovation)

Inc.5000

Inc. Magazine tracks the fastest-growing private companies in America, based on three-year growth percentages.

  • 2017: No. 2750
  • 2016: No. 3909
  • 2014: No. 4734

inTents Reader's Choice

InTents Magazine invites its readers to select the best of the best in 20+ categories each year – winners are determined based on reader ratings.

  • 2018: Winner, Computer Software

Rental Equipment Register’s Innovative Product Awards

Rental Equipment Register’s Innovative Product Awards recognize the most innovative new developments in the rental equipment industry each year.

  • 2018: Winner, UnLockIt App
  • 2017: Winner, Inspection App
  • 2016: Winner, Rental Elite
  • 2015: Winner, Contract Fulfillment
  • 2014: Winner, Rental Essentials
  • 2011: Winner, Dispatch Center’s GPS Integration / Mobile Website Hosting
  • 2010: Winner, Wireless Alerts
  • 2008: Winner Dispatch Center Module

The Cloud Awards

The Cloud/SaaS Awards aim to celebrate excellence and innovation in the scope of cloud-based “solutions as a service”.

  • 2017: Finalist, Kiosk (Best Product for Productivity)
  • 2016: Finalist, Web Storefront (Best SaaS in the U.S.)
  • 2015: Winner, Rental Essentials (Best SaaS in the U.S.)

Cloud Innovation World Cup

The Cloud Innovation World Cup, created in 2009, aims to foster cutting-edge solutions and applications for cloud computing. Hundreds of contestants from over 60 countries submit innovative cloud-based solutions, making the Cloud Innovation World Cup one of the leading competitions in the field.

  • 2015: Finalist, Rental Essentials