WICHITA, KANSAS--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH)
Bud Gates, Chairman and CEO of easygates, LLC announces the opening of a new easyhome store in the Providence Square Shopping Center in Wichita, Kansas on August 29, 2009.
Mr. Gates stated, "this will be the 23rd easyhome store in the United States and the concept has proven to be very successful. We are especially excited to have an easyhome store opening right here in our home town. Consumers in Wichita will love the outstanding customer service and great product selection. Melvin Lucas, Store Manager has a great team to open our Wichita store." David Ingram, President and CEO of easyhome Ltd. commented, "The U.S. stores are performing well and I am thrilled to see easyhome opening in Wichita. Bud has developed an outstanding management team and put together a solid franchise support platform to ensure continued success."
Mr. Gates established easygates, LLC, in 2007 to create a platform to develop both corporate and franchise easyhome stores in the U.S. $6 billon rent-to-own industry.
easygates, LLC through easyhome U.S. Ltd. has the exclusive rights to franchise or operate easyhome stores in the 36 states in the U.S., not bordering Canada. easyhome Ltd. (parent company of easyhome U.S. Ltd) is Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, name brand household furnishings, appliances and electronics to consumers. easyhome Ltd. operates 236 stores across Canada and the U.S. (including 1 license and 5 franchise stores in Canada and with the addition of this store, now has 9 franchise stores in the U.S.).