Empowering You Empowers Us
After working in the construction and equipment rental industries, the yardz founders saw a need. They realized that it took way too long to rent equipment, especially when searching for competitive rates. The other realization was that after years of renting with a trusted supplier, even so called negotiated “discounted rates” were not actually the lowest rates out there.
We saw a problem in the industry and wanted to change it. We wanted to empower the renter again. We wanted to see free market and choice. To give construction renters their time back, giving them technology that not only benefited their work day, but saved money for their businesses and looked out for their bottom line.
Yardz believes in the sweat, grit, concrete and steel that this country was built on. We chose “Red, White and Blue” as our colors because it is in the core of who we are as people and a company. It is our traditional values that put our customers first, and the integrity we demand of ourselves drives how we do business. We look forward to the chance to show you firsthand.
Cofounders and Compadres
“There is nothing better than letting people know they matter. Our team is committed to our values and culture of making yardz a world-class organization and providing the best customer experience, period. From our website and reservation process to our social media and customer service; we are all 100% devoted to making you (our customer) our priority.”
-Jason Perez, CEO.
Cofounder / Chief Executive Officer
Jason comes from a pedigree of construction and entrepreneurship. His last firm was an international project management and consulting firm that had great success in the
Cofounder / Chief Business Development Officer
Jimmy is a rental industry veteran with over a decade working for some of the top rental firms in the nation. Over the years in the industry he has built relationships with clients that have become lifelong friendships. As CBDO, Jimmy is our industry expert and believes in empowering the renter.
Chief Technology Officer
Joshua Schuyler, CTO, leads yardz’s long-term technology vision, and is responsible for the yardz development program, advanced integrations, and advanced technology partnerships. Joshua has owned and operated media agencies working with customers in web development and video design across a broad spectrum of business types for over 14 years. Joshua has a Bachelors Degree in Television and Film Production from Columbia College Hollywood. His love for technology creates a span of skills across different mediums.
A seasoned COO and CEO, Dan held a variety of executive level positions at General Motors Corporation, CertainTeed Corporation, and General Manager of several other businesses. Acquiring a small business in 2005 he grew the company exponentially as CEO until its successful sale in 2014. He is founding partner of Mantel Mount, a startup company which was launched via a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. With a broad experience across multiple industries and business sizes, Dan is a trusted advisor and business strategist for yardz.
Start-Up and Tech Business Strategy
Experienced Entrepreneur, Investor, and Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the software/high-tech industry. Skilled in Management, Strategy, Business Development, Online Marketing, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Data Analytics as a Service (
Technology and Digital Marketing Strategy
Michael is the CEO and founder of Eletype, Inc. and also serves as the CTO-In-Residence at ATDC. He works as a mentor and advisor to many of Atlanta’s hottest startup ventures. Previously Michael managed the product and software development for the Digital Marketing solution at BrightWhistle/InfluenceHealth where he helped produce the latest generation of healthcare digital marketing technology, landing BrightWhistle as a Facebook Innovation Competition Award winner.
Start-Up Catalyst and Expert
Shane is a seasoned entrepreneur with multiple successful start-ups and several exits. He is a key person at Georgia Tech’s ATDC with years of experience as one of their most successful and trusted catalysts. With a background in both construction and manufacturing, Shane has led companies in the space to achieve IP patents for companies that are later acquired and by industry leaders to further grow their technology portfolio.
Product Marketing & E-Commerce
Vijay is Senior Director of Product Marketing for E-Commerce at Pitney Bowes, a global e-commerce firm executing billions of transactions for the worlds largest retailers. He is an expert in evaluating user experience and the strategic development of product marketing strategies through digital conduits.
Construction Industry Advisor
Perry is the Eastern Region Logistics and Asset Manager for JE Dunn, a Top 20 Contractor in the U.S. (ranked by revenue by ENR) at $4.2 Billion. With over 15 years of experience managing millions of dollars in rentals annually for JE Dunn, Perry brings a unique renters perspective at an enterprise level and contributes to the user level strategy.
Rental Industry Advisor
Shay has been in the construction rental industry for over a decade working for 3 of the top 10 rental companies in the industry. His last role was a Key Account Manager for the #5 Rental Company in the country. In this role he strategically managed relationships with the rental companies highest volume renters, including clients with rental volumes of over $15 Million a year in equipment.