Message from the President
Dear Potential Affiliate,
This is the greatest business in the world. It’s a the kind of business that can be added easily to current
operations. You can add it with virtually little expense and immediately see cash inflow. This business can
free up your time and make you more mobile if that’s what your goal is. You can grow at your own speed or
the speed of your reservations, whichever way you desire.
With Wheelers, you have a company that has the experience and the exposure to get you the business and
show you how to work the business to get the best results.
Why start from scratch when you have a company with over 20 years experience to assist you..
Wheelers concept is the same today as it has been for the past 20 years: provide transportation to a very
special market that needs and deserves to have adequate rental transportation in all destination locations and
local markets. To date, this market is still under-served.
Let Wheelers assist you in growing your current business and promoting sales through the rental of
wheelchair/scooter accessible vehicle.
Your Ships Crew
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals, is a trademark operated by the
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals company dba Access Mobility of Arizona, Inc.
Which is owned and operated by Ron and Tammy Smith. Mrs. Smith has a
Degree from Arizona State University and Lamson Business College. Ron and
Tammy Smith founded Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals, Inc. in 1987.
Tammy’s expertise is in the marketing and promotions of Wheelers National
rental network. With her experience she has been able to establish Wheelers
has a recognizable name in the rental of wheelchair accessible vans throughout
the U.S. Tammy’s knowledge of insurance policies, rental procedures and
rental software will be key in your success as a Wheelers rental location.
She also established and maintains the on-going relationships with
major referrals sources that are guaranteed to bring more business to your
Your Ships Crew
Ron Smith is a life long entrepreneur. Mr. Smith is recognized industry wide for his ingenuity in
mobility product design and implementation. Having developed and patented two ramp systems which
have influenced the lowered floor mini-van segment of the market. One being a single in floor ramp system
and the other a two-way ramp system which functions on the General Motors product which allows the
ramp to deploy from either the passenger or driver side sliding door. Mr. Smith’s contribution to Wheelers’
National and International recognition has been due to his persistence with Wheelers from the beginning.
Mr. Smith owned and operated Flagstaff EMS from 1977 to 1984 when he sold it to the Flagstaff Medical
Center. While operating in Flagstaff he also opened Metrocare Ambulance and Transport Company in
Phoenix, AZ which he sold in 1988 to Rural/Metro Fire Department and American Ambulance Company. Mr.
Smith has great capabilities to organize and expand operations.
The Smith’s ability to organize their rental fleet, establish procedures and market their company
while educating the population, as to why a person using a wheelchair would even want to rent an
accessible vehicle. Obviously, anyone using a wheelchair knew the reason, but organizations, businesses
and individuals who had a loved one using a chair or scooter and other entities didn’t realize the
magnitude of which an accessible van rental company could do to make their lives more independent and
their businesses more adapted to servicing their clients.
Your Ships Crew
Mr. Melton served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps until 1971.
For the next eleven years he was employed by the State of Arizona in a variety of positions
of authority, with responsibility at different times for: the drafting of Arizona laws and
regulations concerning employment taxes, the training of tax auditors, and the supervision
of tax appeals.
He was Vice President and General Counsel of Grand Canyon Financial Services
Corporation, and he has organized and served on the Board of Directors of a number of
non-profit institutions. Additionally, Mr. Melton has served as a consultant to a number of
ambulance and transportation companies, automobile dealerships, financial institutions and
other business organizations. He first became active in our operations during the formative
stages thirteen years ago, and he brings considerable expertise in business management
and planning to the company.
Mr. Melton has undergraduate degrees in Liberal Arts and Production and
Operations Management, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration and a
Doctorate in Law from the University of Arizona.
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We Know Your Customers
The rental business has historically been divided between two
complementary but separate business segments: local and travel.
Some local van rentals are under long-term contracts, e.g. Rentals to
hospitals, care centers or other transport companies which have a continuing need for
wheelchair accessible vans. We also rent on a short-term basis to local customers with
temporary transportation needs, and to people who can’t afford to buy but who can
afford to periodically rent a wheelchair accessible van.
The travel market tends to be the busiest segment of our rental business,
particularly in areas with business, governmental and medical centers, and in areas
with recreational and tourist attractions, or concentrated populations of elderly and
Today, the name WHEELERS is synonymous with wheelchair accessible van
rentals everywhere. Today, each WHEELERS Dealership benefits from our world of
experience in an industry we established and from our continued, nationwide exposure
to a targeted market with a compelling need for our services.
Today, WHEELERS can offer you an opportunity to join in this attractive,
profitable and worthwhile business.
Tomorrow, you can be a part of the proven WHEELERS program.
Wheelers Provides Everything You Need
You will be provided 6. Approved Rental Agreements and
everything from the forms and forms to meet the needs of your rental
manuals, marketing ideas and business.
strategies, to web page advertising, to 7. Marketing, Advertising and
where to obtain the vehicles. Promotions materials are also available
1. 15 Years of International 8. National marketing program
Exposure and National accounts will bring the
Wheelers program close to organizations
2. Links to relationships with which will enhance our market share
handicapped organizations and entire through loyalty programs.
9. As a Wheelers Dealership
3. Referrals from every you’ll receive benefit from Wheelers
major rental car company in the years of business experience and from
country. years of Wheelers goodwill relationships.
4. Referrals from insurance
5. National Rental Insurance
What’s a Dealership cost?
The initial fee is set between $3,000 and $10,000 depending
upon the location(s) you are wanting to service.
How much money can I make?
A. Wheelers does not make actual projected, average, or
forecasted profitability claims for any location.
Your own research would be operating on a business plan
that takes into account the market area, competition in the
area, management practices and costs of doing business in
your area, as well as other pertinent factors.
Advantages To Assist You!
The Advantages are many . . . 6. National Advertising
1. 15 years of National 7. National Marketing
Exposure 8. Start Operations in 30 days.
2. Linked with every major 9. Link to Wheelers web page
rental car company in the for online reservations and
3. National Buying Power
10. Financing and Leases
4. National Insurance Program
available for your rental fleet
5. National Electronic Funds as well as for your
These are just 10 of the many good reasons why you should
make the decision to join Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals Dealership
program. Give us a call to find out more. 1-800-456-1731 – Just say
How do I know the location I
want is available?
Call Dealership Sales at 800-456-1371
The location you want will be
researched to determine availability
For taking the time to investigate
Wheelers Rental Program. Please feel
free to contact us with any questions you
might have about the Wheelers Program.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals
Corporate Office: 6614 W. Sweetwater
Glendale, AZ 85304