About the ARA of Georgia

Our purpose: to promote the success of our members and advance the growth of the equipment rental industry.

The American Rental Association of Georgia is a volunteer service organization serving Rental Operators in the State of Georgia. The ARA of GA is a recognized local chapter of the American Rental Association. The ARA of Georgia's purpose is to provide services to Rental Operators as an industry group in order to facilitate improved performance of the industry as a whole and to encourage the sharing of ideas and strategies amongst members. Members of the American Rental Association are companies that work in the field of the rental of tools, construction equipment, party and tent equipment, film and entertainment oriented rentals and other special needs rental businesses.

The Board

Josh Nickell, President
Owner, Nickell Rental 
Newnan, GA



Valerie Flynn, Vice President
Manager, Tents, Tents, Tents
Cumming, GA


Jeff Lignugaris, Director President, Northside Tool Rental
Atlanta, GA


Steven Eisenstein, Director
President, Classic Tents &
• Atlanta, GA


Gary Bonds, Treasurer
President, Advanced Rental Center • Canton, GA


Brian CorriganDirector
Co-Owner, Macon Tent Rentals 
Macon, GA


Steve Nicholson, Director
Owner, Cover Ups Specialty Linen Rentals • Roswell, GA


Jerry Couch, Director
General Manager, Lanier Tent Rental • Gainesville, GA



Being part of the ARA is a critical asset to our business. The knowledge and ideas we glean from networking with other rental operators and vendors not only helps us improve the day-to-day operation of our business, but it also helps in longer term planning as we discuss various trends developing in our particular markets and the industry as a whole.
— Tom Nickell, Nickell Rental
At Temporary Tools we treasure our ARA national and state memberships. We are a small company, but ARA gives us the clout of a larger organization. The information from Rental Management and from The Rental Show and from state meetings makes continuing in this tough economy possible. Most of all, the friendships and willingness to help each other makes me proud to be in the rental industry.
— David Owen, Temporary Tools
I am a member of the ARA of Georgia for the networking opportunities. Every time I get together with other members of my industry I walk away with something new, something I didn’t know or think about before. That’s what makes the ARA of Georgia valuable to me.
— Jeff Lignugaris, Northside Tool Rental
I have been involved with the ARA since 1975. The networking opportunities with the sharing of information and experiences continues to be an invaluable asset.
— Gary Bonds, Advanced Rental Center