GREENWICH, Conn. - United Rentals Inc. has announced the acquisition of the assets of GulfStar Rental Solutions, LP, a three-location power and HVAC equipment rental company located in Texas and Louisiana.

“The acquisition of GulfStar furthers our strategy of accelerating growth in the attractive power and HVAC segment as well as growing our industrial customer base,” said Paul McDonnell, senior vice president, trench safety, power and HVAC. “Our specialty rental business provides a competitive differentiator while opening the door for our general and aerial rental business in this attractive sector.”

GulfStar has branches in Beaumont and Deer Park, Texas, and Kenner, La.

United Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in the world, with an integrated network of 530 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. For more information, visit

Publication date:05/23/2011