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The top 4 rent-to-own franchise companies in the United States offer 10 different franchise models.

The top four companies offering Rent-to-Own franchise opportunities in the United States and Canada are Aaron's, ColorTyme, easyhome, and The Premier Companies. Within these four companies are 10 divisions offering a variety of rent to own franchise models. Here you will find a brief description of each company and links to additional information.

Aaron Rents Franchise
Aaron Rents, Inc. was founded by R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. who has held the position of Chairman since itís inception. Aaron Rents, Inc. is a publicly traded company (NYSE:RNT) that today has more than 1500 company operated and franchised stores in the United States and Canada operating under the names Aaron's, Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership and Rimco Custom Wheels Tires Accessories

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ColorTyme Franchise
ColorTyme, Inc., founded in 1979, is America's oldest franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores. The company is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2009 (see story). ColorTyme franchisees operate 210 rent-to-own stores in 34 states. The company's custom-wheels-and-tires franchise brand, RimTyme, operates 18 stores in eight states. ColorTyme is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of the largest RTO company in the world, Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII).

easyhome Franchise
easyhome, Canada's largest rent-to-own operator, has two franchising arms - easyhome US develops franchise territories in US states bordering Canada. easygates, LLC, managed by former Thorn Americas Chairman and President Bud Gates, is easyhome's master franchisor for all states not bordering Canada. easyhome opened its first US franchise in Olathe, Kansas in November, 2008 (see story).

The Premier Companies Franchise
The Premier Companies was founded by Trooper Earle. Premier was recently (3-23-09) named the 5th fastest growing young franchise company in the United States by Franchise Times (see story). The Premier Companies consists of five franchising divisions - Premier Rental Purchase Franchise, Premier Home Furnishings Franchise, Premier U-Getcha Cash Franchise, Premier Wheel Workz Franchise and Premier Auto By Rent Franchise.

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