Rental Hall of Fame Award Nomination Form

The American Rental Association created the Rental Hall of Fame in 2000 to honor those individuals who have changed the trajectory of the equipment and event rental industry with their vision and leadership. Each year, nominations are accepted to recognize outstanding industry leaders who have made a significant and lasting impact on the industry’s success and growth at the national and/or international level. The new inductees are recognized during a ceremony at The ARA Show™ annually.

  • Eligibility for Nomination

    Any individual (living or deceased) associated ...

    Any individual (living or deceased) associated with the equipment and event rental industry whose significant contribution(s) positively impacted the industry is eligible for consideration. The members of the Rental Hall of Fame Selection Committee and members on all ARA Boards during the year of nomination and induction are ineligible. Current and past staff members of ARA and its subsidiary organizations are also ineligible.

  • Selection Criteria

    Inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame ...

    Inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame should exemplify key guiding principles. Nominees will be scored based on the following criteria. Commentary and supporting documentation that demonstrate the depth and scope of the nominee’s specific contributions should be included.

    • Industry Leadership
    • Industry Impact, Recognition and Achievements
    • Ingenuity 
    • Industry Stability
    • Personal Commitment
  • Guidelines for a Successful Nomination

    Complete the entire nomination form ...

    • Complete the entire nomination form and include supporting documentation. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the review committee.
    • If applicable, please include supporting documentation of the nominee’s achievements (newspaper/magazine/web articles, recommendation letters, accomplishments and honors etc.)
    • Describe your nominee and their accomplishments as if you are presenting the award to that person.
    • Make your nominee stand out with specific details about their contributions. Every effort should be made to provide examples which attest to the criteria.
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  • Nomination Process

    Qualified nominations for the Rental ...

    Qualified nominations for the Rental Hall of Fame will be reviewed and rated by the Rental Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which is led by the ARA board chair. Committee members include the officers of the ARA Board of Directors, ARA past president representatives and ARA staff.

  • Selection Process

    Candidates are evaluated based ...

    Candidates are evaluated based on eligibility to meet the Rental Hall of Fame criteria. The committee’s decision shall be presented to the ARA board of directors for ratification. Each inductee shall be notified of their selection by the ARA board chair. ARA does not notify those nominating individuals of the status of their nominee. A public announcement is made once the inductee selections have been made and inductees notified.

  • Induction Ceremony

    The ARA board chair shall host the ...

    The ARA board chair shall host the induction ceremony during ARA’s Industry Awards Lunch at The ARA Show. Nominators of the inductees may be invited to participate in the presentation.

  • Recognition

    Inductees will be formally recognized ...

    Inductees will be formally recognized at The ARA Show and featured in news releases, and ARA publications. Each inductee and one guest will receive complimentary registrations to The ARA Show, round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for the evenings prior to and after the ceremony.