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A lawyer by training, John Durante originally launched Durante Rentals with his cousin as a side project during the 2008 recession, but it took off so rapidly that within months, he had left his law practice to focus totally on the rental business. By building strong relationships with suppliers, devising creative financing solutions, and maintaining a close-knit team, Durante was able to weather the recession and emerge as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the tri-state area. It supplies equipment to contractors as well as the sports stadiums, museums and art galleries of New York City. With seven locations in the metro New York area, Durante Rentals is able to access a highly motivated, ambitious, young workforce. The majority of Durante’s 85 employees started with no industry experience, many rising through the ranks into leadership positions thanks to mentoring and guidance from colleagues.

Company Information

Five-Year Growth Rate (%)386%
2015 Revenues ($M)$15.93
HQ Location
The Bronx, NY
Business Leader(s)
John Durante