Ahern Rentals has acquired Alliance Rental, Dahlonega, Ga. Russ Stear and Rusty Kaylor, former owners of Alliance, will stay on in new roles with Ahern Rentals. The sale includes virtually all the company assets including the Dahlonega location, along with all on-site project locations.

“We are looking forward to working with Ahern here in the Southeast,” Kaylor told RER.

Alliance Rental specializes in being an onsite aerial rental company, setting up trailers on construction sites and having a highly trained full-time service technician present on each job.

Kaylor is an industry veteran who began in the aerial industry in 1977, becoming the JLG distributor for Georgia, East Tennessee and Florida. He was president and CEO at Reach Atlanta, later adding Reach Tennessee and Reach Florida, and manufactured more than 5,000 scissorlifts under the Alpha Lift brand beginning in 1986.

Las Vegas-based Ahern Rentals is No. 6 on the RER 100.