easyhome Ltd.
TSX : EH

easyhome Ltd.

July 31, 2009 18:16 ET

easygates, LLC: New easyhome Store to Open

WICHITA, KANSAS--(Marketwire - July 31, 2009) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH)

Bud Gates, Chairman and CEO of easygates, LLC announces the opening of a new easyhome store in the Brazos Square Shopping Center in Waco, Texas on August 1, 2009. This is the third store opened by easycompany, LLC, an easyhome franchisee based in Wichita, Kansas.

Mr. Gates stated, "The easyhome concept has proven to be very successful and we believe consumers in Waco will love the outstanding customer service and great product selection. Trent McKenzie and Chuck Siedlecki, our Central Texas Franchisees are doing a great job. Their Austin and San Marcos stores are off to a great start and we expect Waco to be equally successful." David Ingram, President and CEO of easyhome Ltd. commented, "The U.S. stores are performing well and I am thrilled to see easyhome entering another new market. Bud has developed a solid franchise support platform and Trent has put together a great team in Texas. I look forward to their continued success."

Mr. Gates was formerly Chairman and CEO at Rent-A-Center and THORN Americas, Inc. easygates, LLC, was established in 2007 by Mr. Gates to create a platform to develop both corporate and franchise easyhome stores in the U.S. $6 billon rent-to-own industry.

easygates, LLC through easyhome U.S. Ltd. has the exclusive rights to franchise or operate easyhome stores in the 36 states in the U.S., not bordering Canada. easyhome Ltd. ( parent company of easyhome U.S. Ltd), is Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and the third largest in North America, offering top quality, name brand household furnishings, appliances and electronics to consumers. easyhome Ltd. operates 236 stores across Canada and the U.S. (including 1 license and 5 franchise stores in Canada and with the addition of this store, now has 8 franchise stores in the U.S.).

Contact Information

  • easygates, LLC
    Bud Gates
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    (316) 685-3893
    Email: bgates@gatesent.com
    or
    easygates, LLC
    8100 E. 22nd St. N., Ste. 2100-3
    Wichita, KS 67226