SEI/Aaron's was founded on April 1, 1995 by Charles Smithgall, currently Chairman and CEO, and was awarded an Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership franchise by Aaron Rents, Inc., a 55-year-old New York Stock Exchange company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. SEI/Aaron's opened their first Aaron's store on November 29, 1995 and subsequently developed eight stores in the Kentucky/Indiana area before expanding to New England in 1999. SEI/Aaron's has continued to open stores in the New England states as well as acquiring stores from other Aaron's franchisees and Aaron Rents, Inc., and currently operates 104 stores in nine states. SEI/Aaron's is the largest Aaron's franchise company. Dave Edwards, President and COO of SEI/Aaron's, joined the company in 2000 when SEI/Aaron's acquired his franchise company. SEI/Aaron's was voted the top franchise company in the Aaron's franchise system in 1997 and was runner-up for the honor in 1999. In both 2001 and 2002 SEI/Aaron's was selected by Inc Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America.
Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 1,800 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada.
Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur R. Charles Loudermilk Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's has been publicly traded since 1982.
In 2009, Aaron Rents re-branded to Aaron's, Inc to bring the company in line with the same name that all stores now operate under. Over 55 million households across North America know and trust the Aaron's name.
Credit is Hard, Aaron's is Easy
Aaron's is the industry leader in serving the moderate-income customer, offering affordable payment plans, quality merchandise and superior service. Aaron's has been responsible for many of the industry's most successful and innovative marketing, operational and manufacturing programs.
At Aaron's customers can count on:
- A Low Price Guarantee on EVERY item
- Being automatically Pre-Approved; no credit needed and no credit check
- The ability to choose your payment terms – 6-,12-,18- or 24-month payments
- The freedom to pay your way - pay monthly or semi-monthly
- 120 Days Same as Cash
- Extra discounts, services and benefits with Aaron's ServicePlus (Learn more)
To learn more about the Aaron's way to own, see the Aaron's LeasePlus program.
How It Works
Aaron's is the easy way to own. All you need is ...
- A few friends
- A place to live
- And a source of income
That's it! There's No Credit Needed and No Credit Check.