Generations of Leadership
Robert Romain, Sr.
United Companies has evolved into a multifaceted financial and transportation services organization with more than 3,000 corporate accounts. With over 6,400 associates, United Companies has direct operations in 40 states and the District of Columbia, and manages assets in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. In 2012, United Leasing brought professional golf to Southern Indiana for the first time with the PGA Web.com event “United Leasing Championship” at Victoria National Golf Club, one of the country’s top-50 golf courses.
To better identify and communicate the business interests of United Leasing, Inc., Romain Automotive Group and Professional Transportation, Inc., the assumed business name “United Companies” was adopted and put into use. United Leasing, Inc. moved heavily into leasing activities in the fitness equipment industry and has continued to expand its equipment leasing operations. Furthermore, the company was awarded a U.S. Government GSA contract for vehicle leasing while also creating a department to handle business servicing consumer loans in the HVAC industry.
United Rent-A-Car added a total of 24 locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas before being sold in 1998. The company’s employee count grew to 1200.
United Leasing, Inc. acquired ULI, Inc., Kentucky along with the Trans Leasing portfolio which helped to expand its reach and market in the leasing sector. United continued and stepped up its niche marketing approach with specialized services related to hotel and airport buses, funeral vehicles, medical equipment, government contracts and the restaurant industry.
United Leasing, Inc. built and moved into its current corporate headquarters located on Morgan Avenue in Evansville, Indiana. United Leasing, Inc. continued expanding its scope of business with specialized services to the blasting and mining industries.
In 1964, Robert Romain, Sr. founded United Automobile Leasing, Inc., an auto retail and vehicle leasing operation, in Evansville, Indiana. United Automobile Leasing, Inc. was the first business in the Evansville area to offer leasing options to business customers. The company quickly expanded and in 1966 added a daily car rental company, United Rent-A-Car.