Texas Rental Association

About Us

The Texas Rental Association (TRA) is led by ARA-member industry professionals. The association has a long history of serving equipment and event rental operators in Texas by:

  • Advocating for the industry
  • Offering education and training
  • Awarding educational scholarships
  • Providing opportunities for peer-to-peer networking

TRA was founded in 1958 and became a state chapter of the American Rental Association (ARA) in 2008.

TRA Board of Directors

The following members hold positions:

Keith Kitchens, CERP
Tomball Rental Center
27219 Tomball Pkwy (Business 249)
Tomball, TX 77375-6510
Fax: 281-255-2316
Gary Jones, Jr.
Vice President
North Main Tool Rental
3901 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009
Fax: 713-862-9994
Stephanie Ybarra-Alberti
United Rentals
6841 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78409-1703
Fax: 361-241-1711
Amanda Jones, CERP
Tyler Tents and Events
5515 State Hwy 31 W
Tyler, TX 75709-9731
Dillon Hughes
Immediate Past President
Only 1 Rentals LLC
9782 S Business 6
Navasota, TX 77868-7416
Brandon Marrs
Board Member
Top Gunn Equipment Rentals Inc.
7920 Anderson Sq
Austin, TX 78757-8419
Fax: 512-442-4579
DeMita Torrans
Board Member
Dot's Rentals & Sales
814 N Robison Rd
Texarkana, TX 75501-6306
Fax: 903-831-4782
Kent Flanagan
Board Member
Flanagan's Outdoor Power
5209 Texoma Pkwy
Sherman, TX 75090-2113
Fax: 903-771-2865
Alan Richison
Board Member
Galveston Rentals Inc.
8435 Stewart Road
Galveston, TX 77554
Fax: 409-740-1005
Kalli Fowler
Board Member
Kaige Equipment, LLC
1401 W I-20
Odessa, TX 79766
Matt Cosby
Board Member
Peerless Events and Tents
7801 N Lamar Blvd Ste A126
Austin, TX 78744-3669
Bradley Jeter
Associate Member Director
Walsh-Jeter & Associates
8765 Spring Cypress Rd Ste L
Spring, TX 77379-3195
Fax: 281-225-8574
Associate Member Director

Legislative Issues in Texas

  • Rent heavy equipment? Then property tax laws affect you!

    Did you know that Texas law, with ...

    Did you know that Texas law, with respect to the method of assessing and paying personal property tax on heavy equipment, changed in 2013. These documents provide a user's manual that explains who is subject to the tax, the definition of heavy equipment and the method for determining a business's tax rate, as well as instructions for collecting and remitting the Unit Property Tax required. As always, check with your tax professional to see how this law applies to your business.

  • Opinion in Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC vs. Glenn Hegar

    On April 3, 2020, the Texas Supreme ...

    On April 3, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC vs. Glenn Hegar, Comptroller of Public Accounts, et.al. This case involved Sunstate Equipment and the costs they deducted from their franchise tax assessments.

    The Court ruled against Sunstate, concluding that neither section 171.1012(k-1) nor section 171.1012(i) authorizes Sunstate to subtract as COGS any of its costs associated with the delivery and pick up of its rental equipment.

Questions? Contact Chuck Bailey, the American Rental Association/Texas Rental Association lobbyist, at 512-457-8687.

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The continued success of the equipment and event rental industry depends on the future managers, employees, and manufacturers. TRA is proud to offer scholarships for continuing education every year.

Click here learn more about scholarship opportunities