Rent to Own Online
"All Rent to Own...All the Time"


| About RTO Online | RTO Tradeshow | Press
#1 Online Destination For the Rent to Own Industry
Trade portal for companies who rent to own furniture, electronics, appliances, custom wheels, jewelry and other home goods.
Rent to Own Online
Rent to Own Tradeshow
Who's Who in rent to own  
The Rent to Own industry's event photo album  
Video podcast interviews with Rent-to-Own industry professionals  
Audio podcast interviews with Rent-to-Own industry professionals  
Rent-to-Own Industry Federal Legislative Guide  
Rent to Own Industry Jobs and Resumes  
Search Rent to Own Online  
Subscribe to
RTO Magazine

E-mail Address :

Manage Subscriptions
RTO Magazine
United States Rent to Own Store Locator  
State Rent to Own Law  
Rent to Own Websites  
Rent to Own Industry Poll  
Editorials By Rent to Own Professionals  
Rent to Own Stocks  
Rent to Own Links  
Rent to Own Industry Events  
Rent to Own Online Archive  
Rent to Own Industry Training  
Advertise on the number one website for rent to own professionals  
Rent to Own Industry Blog  
Rent to Own Chat  
Rent to Own Industry Forum  
Rent to Own Industry Glossary  
National News  
Contact Rent to Own Online  

Site Statistics




Husband And Wife Team Open First Of Four Nashville Area ColorTyme Locations
RTO Online - The rent to own industry's trade website
Email this page to a friend


Your email address Worthless Helpful I have tears of joy Better than War and Peace

Add your Comments


Back to news

Related articles
most recent first

RimTyme: Franchise Week 2009
ColorTyme: Rent to Own Franchise Week 2009
ColorTyme, RimTyme Ad Campaigns Recognized
Childers Brings ColorTyme Back to Pasco, Washington
ColorTyme Franchisee Elected to Association Board
ColorTyme University Celebrates 33rd Graduating Class
Hughes, Squires Partner in Washington ColorTyme
Coble, Hogan Open Smyrna ColorTyme
Virginia Resident Wins ColorTyme E-mail Sweepstakes
Waterbury ColorTyme Supports Youth Service System
ColorTyme Manager Helps Win Mount Rainier to the Pacific Relay
RimTyme Dog Days Promo a Hit With New, Existing customers
Video Update: Hughes Leads Princeton Tigers to World Championship
Central Location Brings Heavy Traffic to Texas ColorTyme
TLH Opens Second Corpus ColorTyme
ColorTyme Franchisee Celebrates Son's Lifelong Passion
ColorTyme, RimTyme Announce Franchise Guarantee
Video Interview with ColorTyme CEO Bob Bloom
Vendors Light Up ColorTyme Hot Show
Live to Ryde: The Tyme Travelers
Jackson Hole Hosts ColorTyme Franchise Summer Meeting
A Successful Franchise Business, ColorTyme Celebrates 30 Years
Trombley, Smith Partner in Canton ColorTyme
Hanover ColorTyme Celebrates Successful Fundraising Campaign
Ryan Alford to Head Communications for ColorTyme, RimTyme
Bud Evans Opens Augusta ColorTyme

Maryland ColorTyme Announces High School Essay Contest

ColorTyme Shows Strong Support for Rental Purchase Act
ColorTyme Manager Heads Heart Transplant Fundraising Effort
ColorTyme Sees Increase in Q1 Rentals
RimTyme Custom Wheels Opens First Louisiana Store
Rent-to-Own Transaction Offers Alternative to Cautious Consumers
RimTyme Opens First Ohio Store
Tom Bailey Opens North Carolina ColorTyme Franchise
RimTyme Expands Houston Custom Wheel Rent-to-Own Operation
ColorTyme Rent-to-Own Store Awards BigTyme $10,000 Giveaway
Childers, Hughes, Stephens Take Top ColorTyme Honors
ColorTyme Convention Recap; 30 Years of Rent-to-Own Leadership
Economy Boosts Interest in ColorTyme Franchise
ColorTyme Expands Franchise Financing to Include SBA
Providence ColorTyme Runs "Free Heat" Promotion
No Fear of the Competition; Bud Evans to Open Three Augusta RTO Locations
Waipahu Hawaii ColorTyme Continues Thanksgiving Community Outreach
Custom Wheel Leasing Gains Popularity; Interviews With RimTyme Pros
Albert Kohut Named ColorTyme VP Operations
ColorTyme Exec Hogan to Head RimTyme Operations
Entrepreneur Steven Dwyer Opens Connecticut ColorTyme
Former Rent-A-Center Director of Operations Opens Lexington ColorTyme
Former Aaron's Regional Manager Opens ColorTyme
ColorTyme Taps PR Pro Hancook for Brand Initiatives
ColorTyme Wraps Retreat With Fireworks On Lake George
Videocast Interview With ColorTyme Franchise Consultant Ted Schlaack
Neyhart, Routh, Dami, Seago Win ColorTyme Golf Tournament
ColorTyme Summer Retreat Kicks Off With Lobster Bake on Lake George
RimTyme Opens First Texas Store
Dave McNichol Named COO of Epic Ventures
ColorTyme Awards Maine Resident Janna Beane $10,000 in Nationwide BigTyme Giveaway
A New Breed of Rent-to-Own: Largo ColorTyme first to feature retail-inspired environment
Mike Harwood Wins ColorTyme Franchisee of the Year; Hear Three New Podcasts
Mark Shaw, Dean Traufler Take Top ColorTyme Store Awards; Hear Six New Podcasts
ColorTyme Welcomes Franchisees To 2008 National Convention
Former Aaron's Exec Dave Deignan Converts To ColorTyme, RimTyme
ColorTyme Preps For Next Week's Convention
ColorTyme Hires Franchise-Industry Exec James Deering as Director of Franchise Development
Tire Rental Industry Pioneer Scott Savell Joins ColorTyme to Oversee Major Expansion of RimTyme Division
New York ColorTyme Collects Canned Goods To Feed Over 800 People
ColorTyme's Ken and Richelle Schimpf; Roadmap To Success
New York ColorTyme Supports Food Drive For Homeless
ColorTyme Franchisee James Stephens Sets Shreveport Grand Opening For November
ColorTyme Franchisees Mike and Lisa Gavidia Take On College Town
ColorTyme Icon Pat Sumner Leaves Corporate To Become Franchisee; Plans Dallas - Ft. Worth Franchise
Oklahoma ColorTyme Franchisees Timmons and Hill Win Annual War Room Contest; 62% of franchisees achieve record deliveries in single day
ColorTyme's Neyhart Forms Partnership With New Yorker; Additional Stores Planned
ColorTyme Wraps 2007 Convention; Podcast Interview With Company President Bob Bloom
ColorTyme Conventioneers Attend Night Game At Great American Ballpark; Cruise The Ohio; New Photo Galleries
Ken Schimpf Named ColorTyme franchisee of the Year
ColorTyme Packs Cincinnati Welcome Reception
ColorTyme Kicks Off National Convention This Week; Pete Rose To Keynote
Former Rent-A-Center District Managers Open First Of Five ColorTyme Locations
Plan of Action: ColorTyme Franchisees Scott Brown and Louis Garcia Map Future
Vehicle Appearance Accessories Sales Show Growth Potential For Rent to Own Wheel and Tire
Stalled Marriage Proposal Leads To RTO Career; Jeff And Jill Tepper Continue North Carolina ColorTyme Expansion
Bruce Beck Opens Second ColorTyme As Part Of Expansion Plan For The Northwest
Rent-to-own Pro Dean Engels Turns 20 Years Of Community Relationships Into Successful ColorTyme Store
Podcast Interview With ColorTyme President Bob Bloom; Dallas Convention Wraps
Rent to Own Renaissance Men; Podcast Interview With Four "New Breed" ColorTyme Franchisees; Cort Hill, Mark Martin, Louis Garcia and Scott Brown
Podcast; RTO In Alaska - Interview With ColorTyme Franchisee Mark Childers
Podcast Interview With ColorTyme VP Ops Tim Hogan; ColorTyme Dealers Prepare For 2007 Winter Operations Meeting
Rick Rineberg Cites Rent-A-Center Career As Foundation For ColorTyme Store Ownership; Opens Second ColorTyme In Less Than One Year
ColorTyme Franchisees Bring Good Cheer As They Give Back To Their Hometown Customers
ColorTyme Pioneers Gary and Jutta Hughes Provide Scholarships for 300+ Children
RTO Vet Cort Hill Opens First ColorTyme Rental Purchase For Less; Maryland Store First Of Many
The Extra Mile; ColorTyme Entrepreneur Tom Karrat Takes Special Order To The Next Level
ColorTyme Racing To Finish Season At Cleveland
ColorTyme Launches Updated Website; Captain ColorTyme is Back
Shelli Shealy Opens First ColorTyme; Experience, financing make new ColorTyme franchisee an RTO pioneer
ColorTyme Racing's Johnny Chastain Wins Second Track Championship
Pat Hunt Opens Sixth ColorTyme; Credits Good Samaritan For His Success
ColorTyme Franchisees Grow in Record Numbers; Company credits franchisee innovation and company financing
ColorTyme Racing's Johnny Chastain Scores Third Tri-County Championship
Becks Hometown Rental Converts To ColorTyme; Plans Multiple Openings


Scott Hogan worked his way up from deliveries to store manager and then became regional manager for Aaron’s.

Cindy and Scott Hogan. The Hogans plan to open three to four additional ColorTyme stores in the Nashville area.

Scott Hogan never dreamed his job making deliveries for a rent-to-own (RTO) store would lead him to entrepreneurship. Now, 20 years later, he and his wife Cindy have opened their first ColorTyme store in Gallatin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, with plans for more.

Scott’s beginning in RTO was admittedly humble, but he worked his way up from deliveries to store manager and then became regional manager for Aaron’s. “Even though making deliveries was my first ‘real’ job, I was able to perform well in the position and build a career for myself, and eventually a business for my family,” said Hogan.

Hogan and his family live in Hendersonville and chose Gallatin for their store because of his wife’s roots in the area and her history of RTO success there. Cindy serves as managing partner for the new ColorTyme venture and has been in RTO for almost 14 years—serving as a store manager before joining the franchise.

The Hogans plan to open three to four additional ColorTyme stores in the Nashville area with the help of their family. Son Michael and son-in-law Johnny Ramirez work in the Gallatin store now and are in training to lead the Hogans’ ColorTyme franchise in the future.

“Working with my family is amazing, because instead of giving all of my time and myself to work, I have the opportunity to give myself to my family,” said Hogan. “Down the road, this will be my legacy – a chance to share my future with them.”

Equally important, the Hogans want their customers to know the Gallatin ColorTyme is locally owned and operated, and because of that, their team is able to do things for customers that big corporations cannot.

“We can get almost anything our customers want. For example, one of my customers needed a lawnmower and because ColorTyme doesn’t limit the merchandise we provide, I bought the lawnmower and arranged a rent-to-own plan that worked for my customer’s budget,” said Hogan. “This business is about being there to help our customers, not just getting payments on time. That’s a value I think we are passing on to our family through our work.”

ColorTyme, Inc. is the oldest franchised rent-to-own or rental purchase company in the United States with nearly 300 stores.



RTO Online is the official channel for Rent-to-Own Industry News and the only independent source of news for the rent-to-own, rental-purchase, lease-purchase trade. RTO Online (Rent to Own Online) represents the choice of the entire RTO Industry for trusted information, as it happens.

Tell us what you think
Rate the article at the top of this page