United Rentals, Inc. is the world’s largest equipment rental company, with about 13 percent of the North American market share as of 2019.
- Founded: August 14, 1997
United Rentals was founded in 1997 by Bradley Jacobs and grew primarily through acquisition. It offers general, aerial, and specialty rentals to a customer base that includes construction and industrial companies; utilities; municipalities; and homeowners. In addition to rentals, the company offers new and used equipment sales, servicing, and safety training.