Easyhome rent-to-own stores open in Austin, Little Rock
Canadian chain now has 11 U.S. stores
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, April 7, 2009
The two new locations give Easyhome, Canada's largest rent-to-own chain, five U.S. locations operated by Easygates. Easyhome has six other U.S. stores in states that border Canada.
Easygates LLC is headed by Bud Gates, former CEO of RTO giant Rent-A-Center. Gates formed the company in 2007 and opened his first Easyhome stores late last year in Kansas.
Gates' company has the rights to franchise or operate Easyhome stores in the 36 states that don't border Canada.