United Rentals, Inc. engages in the equipment rental business. The company rents equipment to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. It operates through the General Rentals and Specialty segments. The General Rentals segment includes the rental of general construction and industrial equipment, earthmoving equipment, material handling equipment, aerial work platforms, and general tools and light equipment. The Specialty segment includes the rental of specialty construction products, power and HVAC equipment, fluid solutions equipment, and mobile storage equipment and modular office space. The company was founded by Bradley S. Jacobs in 1997 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.