About Harris Leasing
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History of Harris Leasing in Houston
In May 1969 Jerry Harris formed Harris Leasing Company to be a third party lessor of office equipment and office furniture. At that time the leasing industry was in its infancy so the concept was new. Both the end users and the merchants who sold products that were able to be placed on lease had to be educated. The merchants liked leasing because it offered them an alternative to funding the payout over time from their own pocket. The customers liked leasing because it offered them the opportunity to acquire what they needed in the quantity they needed it without using up their cash reserves or lines of credit and the possibility of a faster tax write off.
Startup Funding and Financing for new Companies
In the early years as well as now the funding industry did not and does not easily extend credit to start up or young (less than 2 years old) companies. It usually does not matter what the situation is or what the personal credit or finances of the owners are. The available credit for these companies just is not there. In 1969 when Harris Leasing went to purchase their own furnishings and requested a 30 day credit extension to help them establish a credit record, Mr. Harris was told that no matter that his own personal credit was perfect and the start up balance sheet was substantial, he would have to pay cash. This event caused Mr. Harris to realize that there was a large need for this type of funding.. He set about establishing the ground rules that would permit Harris Leasing Company to extend credit through leasing to young companies as well as the established ones. He understood the concept that if a leasing company gives a start to a young company and that companies owners put in their credit as well as their start up capital, have a decent idea or product and some tenacity, that they will probably be successful. Also as they grow and become established, most people remember who gave them a start and will continue to use that company when everyone else starts lining up at their door. After years in the leasing industry, Harris Leasing Company can certainly attest to that fact.
Leasing Business Equipment, Furniture, Construction Equipment and More
Since 1969 Harris Leasing Company has leased to thousands of businesses and funded millions of dollars. Lease customers came forward with request for other types of equipment that was useful in their individual types of business. After a time a slogan was developed and trade marked-“If You Can Use It, We Can Lease It.” TM Not only does Harris lease office furniture and office equipment, they lease industrial equipment, construction equipment, communication equipment and medical equipment. Lease amounts range from $3,000 and up.
Leased equipment comes from such well known companies as Herman Miller, Hon, Steelcase, Knoll, Haworth, Dell, HP, Winbook, Sony, Xerox, Avaya, Lucent, AT & T, Comdial, Nortel, Norstar, Ingersoll-Rand, Bobcat, Montabert, Case, Caterpillar, Bobcat, JCB, New Holland, Komatsu, Motorola, Maxon, Kenwood, Uniden and many more. Harris Leasing Companies' customers range from large US corporations such as Equiva Services LLC, St Luke's Hospital, Texas Networking and Woodside Energy (USA), Inc. to small one person proprietorships.
Harris Leasing Company employees are lease professionals who will take the time to understand your business and advise you of various solutions tailored to specific needs and budgets. Being based in Houston, Texas provides a unique insight into what does and does not work in the microcosm of industries represented here and across the nation.
Years ago when harrisleasing.com went live on the internet, Harris saw the growing demographics in the presence of individuals and business from Latin America. Not only is the web site in English and Spanish, Harris porivdes a translator to conduct business in Spanish and help their Latin American business customers to better understand the lease and equipment finance process.
Harris has the systems and expertise to take the leasing concept to whatever level the future of the business world leads. They truly believe that if a company can use it, they can most certainly lease it!
At Harris Leasing - We're Texans Too!
We are based in Houston, in the great Lone Star State of Texas. No matter your location in the United States, as your friendly neighbors we take great pride in providing your business with quality leasing services. Not only does Harris lease office furniture and office equipment, they lease industrial equipment, construction equipment, communication equipment and medical equipment.
We Can Do It All for Financing Equipment!
We are not the big guys in the business, but we know them. We can arrange lease funding for office furnishings and all types of industrial equipment, construction equipment, communication equipment and medical equipment regardless of cost. We would like to take care of all your leasing needs.