Awards and Recognition

2016 U.S. Veterans Magazine Best of the Best

U.S. Veterans Magazine recognizes United Rentals as a "Best of the Best" top Veteran-Friendly Employer.

Best for Vets: Employers 2016

United Rentals has been recognized as Best for Vets: Employers for 2016 by the Moving up to #34 this year (last year we ranked #37) on the coveted list of top 59 companies, United Rentals was selected as an employer of choice due to favorable policies and programs for transitioning military veterans.

Institutional Investor

United Rentals was named as one of America’s Most Honored Companies in 2013 and again in 2015 by Institutional Investor. Also, named as The All-American Executive Team in 2015 1st place Buy side, Sector: Business, Education, & Professional Services. 

National Association of Corporate Directors

National Association of Corporate Directors presented United Rentals in 2014 and award in recognition of commitments to exemplary board leadership as a full board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.  

ALH "Access Industry Employer of the Year"

United Rentals Wins ALH "Access Industry Employer of the Year" and "Access Safety Innovation" Awards

Our company earned top honors in two categories at the 2014 Access, Lift & Handlers' (ALH) annual awards ceremony in Miami. United Rentals was named "Access Industry Employer of the Year" for its stellar recruitment, hiring and retention practices, and additionally won the ALH "Access Safety Innovation" award for the United Academy™ safety training platform.


United Rentals has been recognized by DiversityPlus magazine.  Jamie Crump, Director of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, has been named as a 2015 Top 30 Champions of Diversity.  This is the second time in the past three years the company has been recognized.  United Rentals will be featured in the Sept/Oct issue that will be distributed at the NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council) conference, the largest diversity conference.  In addition, the company will appear on the DiversityPlus website for one year.

Dress for Success/The Workplace

Dress for Success/The Workplace. In June, United Rentals was named the “Company Partner of the Year” by the Workplace, which is a nonprofit that educates, trains, and helps place individuals in the workplace.  We were nominated by Dress for Success of Fairfield County, for our contributions in 2014.


United Rentals has received its first-ever recognition from WE-USA as one of the top 100 corporations of 2015 for Woman-Owned Businesses.  Jamie Crump, Director of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, attended the national Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) conference held in Austin, TX on June 23-25.

ABC Diversity

ABC Diversity presented United Rentals with the National Diversity Excellence Award in the Supplier Diversity category for the 4th year in a row due to our continual enhancement of our diversity and inclusion programs.

The Tower of Hope

The Tower of Hope presented United Rentals in 2011 with the Thomas E. Sinton III Humanitarian Award for our exceptional continuing support of American Veterans. 

SoldierSocks / SoldierStrong

SoldierSocks (now SoldierStrong) presented United Rentals in 2014 with the Corporate Leadership Award for our work in helping our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and to help veterans with an Ekso Bionic suit. 

ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)

Recognized by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) with an Extraordinary Employer Support Award as the result of a nomination by Andrew (AJ) Butler, Customer Care Center, in Charlotte, NC.  Also, ESGR recognized United Rentals for the Seven Seals Award for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the National Guard & Reserve. Thirdly, they presented United Rentals in 2011 with Pro Patria Award on behalf of the men and women of America’s Reserve Forces Defense through continuing support of the National Guard and Reserve.

2012 NAWIC Crystal Vision Award Winner

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) honored Jenny Hubbard, an Industrial Strategic Account Manager at United Rentals, with an 18th Annual Crystal Vision Award.

"The mission of the Crystal Vision Awards is to recognize individuals who promote, expand and encourage the role of women in the construction industry."  

2017 Military Friendly Employer

United Rentals has been selected as Military Friendly Employer, Gold.

2016 Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Employers

This year United Rentals was also honored to be named a G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Spouse Employer. Companies on this elite list have chosen to make military spouse employees a priority.

2015 Women Worth Watching®

Diversity Journal has named Irene Moshouris, SVP & Treasurer and Executive Sponsor of Women United, as a 2015 Women Worth Watching® Award winner.

“Nominated by their employers for their passion, their potential, and their positive influence both inside and outside the workplace, the winners represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. Their first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careers are insightful and thought provoking.”

2016 Most Valuable Employers for Military

United Rentals has been selected as one of the nation's 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military by for the fifth year in a row. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.

MET Top Employer Award

The Canada Company Military Employment Transition (MET) Program is an initiative developed to assist Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, Reservists, Veterans and Military Spouses who are seeking to find jobs in the civilian workforce. The program serves as a bridge between the CAF and Canada Company's "Military Friendly Employer Partners".

100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM

STEMconnector® has recognized Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Plummer’s dedication to diversity in its 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM publication. Mr. Plummer also serves as the Executive Sponsor of the United Rentals Multicultural Employee Resource Group.

2014 America's top 100 leaders in corporate supplier diversity

United Rentals has been selected as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity for 2014 by Women’s Enterprise magazine (WE). WE is the publication for WBENC, the certifying body for women-owned business in the US.

2015 Diversity Leader Award

Diversity Journal has recognized the 2015 diversity & inclusion achievements of United Rentals and named Liz Czepiel, Leadership Development Specialist, as a 2015 Diversity Leader Award recipient.  Ms. Czepiel serves as the program manager of United Rentals’ diversity & inclusion strategy and Employee Resource Groups: Together United, Women United, and Military Veterans.

“Companies that are Diversity Leaders continually use the expertise of their diversity team in new ways to help them meet the challenges of today’s business environment. In these organizations, the work of the diversity officer is regarded not as a series of programs, but as a strategy for change.”