Volvo Rents Owner Bill Ellis Named Supplier of the Year

January 28, 2008 // Franchising.com // (LANGHORNE, PA) – Bill Ellis, franchise owner of Volvo Rents stores at 1250 Wood Lane, and one in Somerville N.J., was recently named Supplier of the Year of the Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter.

A three-year active member of the ABC, Ellis opened the Volvo Rents store in Langhorne in 2005 after spending 12 years working in institution equity sales on Wall Street.

The ABC is a national trade association representing over 23,000 general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and associates. The Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of ABC represents more than 400 members throughout the Delaware Valley and is one of the leading chapters in the country. The Supplier of the Year award is given based on peer recognition.

"We truly enjoy working with members of the ABC organization to support their projects, and we intend to keep offering quality service," Ellis said. "We greatly appreciate this honor, and look forward to continuing to deliver above expectations."

Jeff Zeh, president and CEO of the ABC, said Ellis' active involvement in the chapter, notably his support of the organization's new apprenticeship training facility, stood out among award nominees. "Bill's commitment to ABC is an extension of the quality of service Volvo Rents has provided to our contractor members," he said.

Volvo Rents carries, in addition to Volvo construction equipment, a comprehensive line of essential equipment and tools for the construction, commercial, industrial and homeowner markets. Principal Volvo products for its rental centers include its extensive line of compact excavators and wheel loaders and backhoe and skid steer loaders.

A division of Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc., Volvo Rents offers franchise opportunities in the construction equipment rental business segment. All Volvo Rents centers are independently owned and operated.

Volvo Rents has 76 equipment rental centers open in North America, 66 centers in Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Austria), and one in its international region (Mexico). For more information, visit www.volvorents.com.

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