Leiser'sRental Barn

Serving the Lehigh Valley for 72 years

2212 Sullivan Trail       Forks Township Pa. 18040       610-258-2963

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We fill your Propane Tank

to the safe legal limit while you wait

Text Box: $1.00 off Propane Tank refill
$1.00 Propane Tank Exchange

Expires 12/31/2021
Tank must be safe and 
within certification date 

Prices subject to change without notice

We supply parts

and

Service most brands of

 

Power Mowers,    Riding Mowers, 

Snow Throwers,   Tractors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2212 Sullivan Trail     Forks Township Pa.   18040-7901

 Phone: 610-258-2963           Fax: 610-258-3973

rob@rentalbarn.com

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Important Update!!!

Semi-Retirement                       Reduced Hours

Part-time 2021

 

New Hours Monday-Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

We have been unable to hire the skilled personal needed to provide a full schedule.

 

This is our 35th year in Forks Township

For many people, this would be a career. However, my career in rental and lawn equipment started more than 55 years ago as a seven-year-old in the family business.

 

What's next

 

As the year started, I was prepared to push through another year without any changes. We even made significant purchases of new rental Equipment. However, my help wanted Ad's went unanswered. Once the virus hit government benefits dried up the employment market, I am paying unemployment to former employees that refuse to return to work. The last several months have been tough.  We were forced to cut hours because we didn't have the staff to remain fully open.

 

Most customers were understanding; however, a disturbing number have been rude and abusive.

 

I have lost the enthusiasm to continue the Business and lost the ability to tolerate the abuse. At 65 and after two hip replacements, I can no longer handle the physical aspects and mental demands of the 60+ hour weeks. This is a young person's sport, and I am no longer a young person.

 

We will continue to operate a limited schedule and hours into 2021.

 

The limited hours allow us to provide counter service in the morning and quiet time to complete customer repairs and rental equipment maintenance in the afternoon.

 

Nothing is written in stone if I can generate the love of the job I once had I will continue.

 

 FAQ now that I charted a path into semi-retirement

Is anything for sale?        

Yes, everything is for sale.

The Business I am not actively marketing the company as a whole because of its complexity.  If you are interested, let us talk, however, Forks Township isn't a business-friendly community.

 

The Property I have considered some offers in the past. If the Property were sold, we would relocate a smaller version of the Business nearby.

 

Used Equipment Yes, we are selling off Equipment not needed for the new format. In the past, we have been very successful in selling on E-bay and Craigslist. You can pick up a used equipment list at the store.

 

The goods and services Leiser's has offered for the last 72 years have provided dozens of opportunities for forever jobs. The summer jobs we offer have given hundreds of young people the technical skills and work ethic they needed to reach higher career goals. Unfortunately, over the last 20 years, parents and educators have been discouraging young people from pursuing careers in the trades. Parents have so coddled some of these young and middle-aged adults that they are not capable of holding a job, living on there own, or becoming a productive member of society. 

 

Public schools teach how to pass a test, not how to complete a task or accept responsibility. 

 

It takes about a year to learn enough about our Business to service our customers requests properly. In that year, a new hire will learn enough plumbing electrical mechanical and carpentry skills to maintain and repair a house. However, many of our young hires have no interest in learning a skill. One Auto Tech student turned to his phone every time we tried to teach diagnosing a mechanical failure.

 

As I read employment history on an application, I seldom find an applicant that averaged more than a year and a half at a job. As a small business, I can't go forward with a revolving door of uninspired employees. Do I pay enough? According to the job history submitted, I do. I found giving raises, and expecting better results never works.

 

I can't recall a single young adult employee in the last five years that didn't live rent-free under a parent's roof. I refer to these slugs as basement dwellers; however, I assume some still sleep in their race car beds.

 

This is a complicated business with complicated Equipment. My experience has allowed us to coach many Do-It-Yourselfers into completing projects that were beyond there skill levels. The inability to pass these skills onto a younger generation is disappointing. For our customers, this means some services we provide to the community will become unavailable. I am proud to have had the opportunity to carry the Business into its seventh decade.

 

This Spring 4 adult men came and left within a short period. One middle-aged man used the excuse that a self-diagnosis of mental illness prevented him from getting out of bed in time for work. Another worked 8 hours over two days and called in sick one day quit the next. When number 3 ran out excuses, he just came to work occasionally until he stopped coming.

 

It has been a satisfying and fascinating journey. It would not have been possible without the three generations of loyal customers that supported us.  

Rob Leiser

 

 

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