Arona Corporation is a franchisee of Aaron’s, Inc. the nation’s premier retailer of furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances provided via sales and lease ownership. Arona was founded by Thomas R. Bernau. Since its beginning in 1997, Arona Corporation has grown to become Aaron’s second largest franchise operation with 56 locations in 7 states.
Each year since 2007, Arona Corporation has been featured in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Beyond being an eight time Inc. 5000 Award winner, Arona has twice earned Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award as one of the top job creators in the United States.
Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), is the national leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, and has more than 2,000 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur R. Charles Loudermilk Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982.