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Message From CRA's President

Patricia Sarris , CRA President


California Rental Association Mission Statement:

“The mission of the California Rental Association is to further the rental concept by representing its’ members, promoting use by consumers, and augmenting the industry image.”


The California Rental Association has a rich history of service and participation in the California rental industry and I am honored to be elected its’ president.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am the owner of A Party Center/ Easy Rentals in Northern California. I started out as a counter person in 1982 and purchased the company at the end of 1997. As the new owner of a rental business I leaned heavily on the services provided by the CRA.  As a “mature” owner I still have a need for those services and the new opportunities they bring to the table.

The California rental industry makes a significant contribution to the size and growth of the California economy. However, California has the most protective standards in the country. We need help and that is one of the reasons I am a member of CRA. The CRA works for OUR state and that means they work for us. As a member we receive invaluable services. As CRA members we receive free industry–related legal advice (just a toll free number away), legislative and regulatory agency monitoring, valued providers that reduce our expenses, networking and fellowship at Territory meetings and CRAs’ Tradeshow. Frankly, the CRA Insurance Program offers the best pricing and quality insurance services.

These are some, but not all of the reasons I joined CRA. Believe me when I say that I’ve saved money, made friends, and my company has grown. Joining CRA was just smart business!

Thank you for your continued support of CRA and I ask you join us in our efforts to continue our mission to support the California rental industry.