California Family Business Of The Year Awarded To Rain For Rent

March 2009 Vol. 64 No. 3
Lake Family at the Rain for Rent corporate office in Bakersfield, CA.

Rain for Rent was recently recognized by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), at the annual Family Business Award ceremony in Fresno, CA.

IFB, a consortium of community members, the Craig School of Business, California State University Fresno, and the Chamber of Commerce, honored the Lake family and Rain for Rent with the California Family Business of the Year Award.

The award coincided with Rain for Rent’s 75th anniversary. The company, a provider of liquid-handling solutions, was founded in 1934 by Charles P. Lake, Bakersfield, CA. Today, the second, third and fourth generations actively manage the business. Rain for Rent is one of the 15 largest rental companies in the United States; over the past 75 years they have expanded to support over 50 successful locations nationwide.

Cynthia Lake, vice president of marketing, commented that “the receipt of this award would not have been possible without our customers, employees and vendors. As a family we strive for excellence, to be a good employer, and to be active, supportive members of the communities in which we live and work.” 800.724.7246, www.rainforrent.com