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Awards


Distinguished Service Award

  • 2011 Paul Everitt, Rentquip Canada
  • 2006 Uniquip Canada

Rental Person of the Year [Download Nomination Form]

Criteria – This award is presented to a rental operator who is involved in local events, sits on ARA committees and is willing to volunteer on a local and national level. Volunteerism, involvement and accomplishments are the main criteria. The nominations for this award come from CRA Regular Members. The recipient is selected by the CRA Executive Director.

2012 Dave Fraser, 2011 Angie Venekamp, James Morden 2010, Jim Clipperton 2009, Jeff Campbell 2008, Doug Mitchell 2007, Paul Kenyon, 2006, Paul Kenyon, 2005, Rhonda Pedersen, 2004, Jean Marc Turcotte, 2003 ,Barry Ghiglione, 2002,  Jean Marc Turcotte, 2001, Richard Paquette 2000,  Kim Pedersen Markey 1999,  Peter Rivers 1998, Bill Bush 1997,  Jean Marc Turcotte 1996, Jack Webster 1995,  Brad Seamans 1994,  Murray MacKay 1993, Winston Weir 1991, Andrew Baillie 1990, Bill Pedersen 1989, Wally Mach 1988, Claude Lauzon 1987, Dorothy Wellnitz 1986, Bill Nixon 1985,   Cam Paquette, 1984, Bob MacFarland, 1983,  Yves Bergeron, 1982, Dave Abbey, 1980,  Peter Manahan, 1979,  Bob Adams, 1978, Don Williams, 1977, Lou Foret, 1976, Danny Cameron, 1975, Jack Jennings, 1974, Merritt Harding, 1973, John Croden, 1972, Horton Hillier, 1970,  Jack McElrea, 1967, Samuel White, 1966, 1963 George Waters, 1964

Region 10 ARA Award/Meritas ARA Region 10

Criteria – This award honors a member who has made outstanding contribution to our association and our industry on the regional, provincial, or local levels. The recipient is selected by the current Region 10 Director.

2012 Mike Maltby, 2011 Angie Venekamp, 2010 Jim Clipperton, 2009 James Morden, 2008 Ken Fingler, 2007 Paul Kenyon,2006 Paul Kenyon, 2005 Brad Williams, 2004 Jeff Campbell, 2003 Danny Gilcash, 2002 Ralph Armstrong, 2001 Andrew Paquette, 2000 Rhonda Pedersen, 1999 Marcel Durand, 1998 Murray MacKay, 1997 Kim Pedersen Markey, 1996 Palmer Ulvild, 1995 Denis Corbeil, 1994 Jean Claude Bourassa, 1993 Richard Paquette, 1991 Jack Webster, 1990 Jean Marc Turcotte, 1989 Norm Cinch, 1988 Bill Pedersen, 1987 Bob Adams, 1986 Claude Lauzon, 1985 Andrew Bailley,  1984 Dorothy Wellnitz, 1983 Winston Weir, 1982 Bill Nixon, 1981 Jean Boucher, 1980 Peter Manahan, 1979 Bob Adams, 1978 Lyle Broadfoot,1977 Brian Campbell, 1976 Robert MacFarland, 1975 Horton Hillier,  1974 Mark Parker, 1973 Dave Abbey, 1972 Doug Howatt, 1971 Ed Calon,  1970 Irv Mauer and Claude Richmond, 1969 Peter Kennedy and Bill Nixon, 1968 Danny Cameron,  1967 Lowell Wallace and Jack McElrea

Presidents Image Award [Download Nomination Form]

Criteria – in-store rental equipment displays, resale merchandise displays, store cleanliness and appearance, inventory cleanliness and maintenance, customer service, knowledge of inventory, advertising, store improvements, and cleanliness of vehicles. The nominations for this award come from Associate Members. This recipient is selected by the current CRA President,

2012 Location d’outils Victo, 2011 Winn Rentals, Kelowna, BC, 2010 Industrial Tool & Equipment Rentals, Hamilton, Ontario, 2009 Handy Special Event, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2008 Venetor Equipment Rentals, Stoney Creek, Ontario, 2007 Party Stuff and U-Rent-It, Bryan Glass, 2006 Bruno Longpre-Location St. Elie and Phil Morand-Riverside Rental., 2005 Richard Paquette-Pyramide Rentals Centres Inc., 2004 4-Way Equipment Rentals, 2003 Dan Charbonneau-Gord’s Rentals Inc., 2002 Gordon Smith-Crystal Rentals Ltd. and Jeff Campbell-St. Thomas Rent-All Sales & Service., 2001 Roger Coletti-Sunrise Equipment Rental & Sales, 2000 Jerry Delange-A & B Your Party Rental Centre, 1999 Mike Taylor-Cashway Rent All, 1998 Ron MacDonald-Central Rentals Ltd., 1997 Ken Mickleberry-Old Country Rentals Ltd., 1996 Jean Gauthier-Location Douville Ltee and Richard Prevost-Location Multiloc Inc.,  1995 William Atwell-Battlefield Equipment Rentals Ltd., 1994 Dirk Tennert-Westminster Equipment Rentals, 1993 Tom Hill-Georgetown Rent-All Inc., 1992 No Award Presented/aucune presentation de prix, 1991 Members of Lou-Tec Inc., 1990 Bill Pedersen-Pedersen’s Rentals & Sales,  1989 Arleigh Fair-Ram Rentals & Sales, 1988 Alf Schieman-Al’s Equipment Rentals Ltd,  1987 Robert Arnsby and Robert Keenan-M.B.S. Equipment Ltd, 1986 Doron Broadfoot-The Rent It Store,  1985 Lou Foret- Lou’s Rent All Service and Cam Paquette-Pyramide Rent All Centre

ARA Hall of Fame Canadian Members

  • 2003 Bob MacFarland
  • 2001 Danny Cameron

Lifetime Special Achievement Award

  • 2006 Dorothy Wellnitz
  • 2000 Bernie/Michael Stone
  • 1999 Bud Warren

Supplier of the Year Award [Download Nomination Form]

Criteria – a supplier who excels in areas of service, work ethic, knowledge and training of products, involvement in local associations. Nominations come from rental operators. Chosen by rental operators.

  • 2012 Wacker Neuson
  • 2011 Rentquip Canada- 3rd time winner
  • 2010 Rentquip Canada- 2nd time winner
  • 2009 Uniquip Canada- 7 time winner
  • 2008 Rentquip Canada
  • 2007 Multiquip- 3rd time winner
  • 2006 CM Diamond Blade and Multiquip- 2nd time winner
  • 2005 Uniquip Canada Ltee. 6th time winner
  • 2004 Uniquip Canada Ltee. 5th time winner
  • 2003 Uniquip Canada Ltee. 4th time winner
  • 2002 Lou-Quip Inc.
  • 2001 Multiquip Inc.
  • 2000 Uniquip Canada Ltee, 3rd time winner
  • 1999 Deltaquip Supply Ltd.
  • 1998 Uniquip Canada Ltee. 2nd time winner
  • 1997 Lou-Tec Inc., Polyquip Canada Ltd., Uniquip Canada Ltee

Regional Awards

Criteria – a rental operator or supplier who is involved in local CRA events, trade shows, and community involvement. Chosen by the National Director in each region.

  • 2012
    • BC Karyn Bruschinsky, Pike’s Rentals, North Vancouver
    • Alberta Jim Johnson, Cavalier Industries, Edmonton
    • Saskatchewan-Keith Andrews, Prairieland Rental Centre, Regina
    • Manitoba-Kelly  Dwyer, C&T Rentals, Winnipeg
    • Ontario- Chris/Colin Wilson, A World of Rentals, Kingston
    • Quebec-Luc Verville, Centre de Location Arco, Montreal-Nord
    • Atlantic- Nancy Crosby, Classic Rental, Truro
  • 2011
    • BC Jim Clipperton, Nor-Val Rentals, Armstrong
    • Ontario Paul Everitt, Renqtuip Canada, Woodstock
    • Manitoba Tony Gudel, Hilti Canada, Winnipeg
    • Atlantic Olivia D’eon, Pubnico Rentals, Pubnico NS
    • Alberta Orrin Knapp, RSC, Edmonton
    • Quebec Benoit Legare, Location PRO, Quebec
    • Saskatchewan Gene Elash, The Rent It Store, Saskatoon
  • 2010
    • BC Mike Faulkner-Rentquip Canada, Richmond
    • Alberta Jim Johnson-Cavalier Industries, Edmonton
    • Saskatchewan Len Rempel, Saskatoon
    • Manitoba-Bill Bush-retired from United Rentals, WinnipegOntario-Neil Dejong, Industrial Tool & Equipment Rentals, Hamilton
    • Quebec-Robin Hamel, Location A&C, Terrebonne
    • Atlantic-Scott Langille, United Rentals, Moncton NB
  • 2009
    • BC Jim Clipperton Nor-Val Rentals Armstrong BC
    • Alberta Paul Dorion, Hertz Equipment, Edmonton AB
    • Saskatchewan Troy Murphy, Wacker Neuson, Calgary AB
    • Manitoba Jason Enns, Uniquip/Edge Marketing, Winnipeg MB
    • Ontario Jeff Campbell, St. Thomas Rent-All, St Thomas ON
    • Quebec Benoit Legare, Location P.R.O. Charlesbourg, Charlesbourg QC
    • Atlantic, Dave Fraser, the Cat Rental Store, Dartmouth
  • 2008
    • Atlantic – Denis Carrier, United Rentals, Moncton NB
    • Quebec – Jean Marc Turcotte, Atelier du Location Turbo Inc. Montreal QC
    • Ontario – Paul Everitt, Rentquip Canada, Woodstock ON
    • Manitoba – Tony Gudel, Hilti Canada, Winnipeg, MB
    • Saskatchewan – Glenn Looysen, Uniquip Canada, Saskatoon SK
    • Alberta – Brad Seamans, Roger’s Rent-All, Calgary AB
    • BC – Drew Wood, M.S. Sales, Burnaby BC
  • 2007
    • SK- Bobcat Brad Williams, QC- Armand Borduas
  • 2006
    • SK- Tammy Beckett, ON- Shirley McCormick

ARA National Award Recipients from Canada

  • Distinguished Service Award Recipients: 1995 Richard Paquette Quebec, 2011 Doug Mitchell  Saskatchewan
  • Meritorious Service  Award Recipients: 2008 Barry Ghiglione Saskatchewan, 2011 Tim Ranson Alberta
  • Outstanding State and Local Presidents Award Recipients: 1997 Jim Lehman Ontario, 2002 Brad Blomme Alberta, 2004 Jean Marc Turcotte Quebec, 2009 Neil Dejong Ontario