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Frequently Asked Questions
How can IFRA help you?By joining IFRA you will associate with furniture rental professionals who have already solved many of the problems you now face. At every meeting you will hear from a member who has solved a problem, developed a short-cut, or found a better way to get the job done. You will be able to exchange problem-solving techniques and marketing tips. Between meetings, the IFRA Executive Officers keeps you well informed via a variety of communications, and you will be able to personally contact other members for information and assistance.
What can you expect from your membership?Government Relations: Through its Washington legislative office, IFRA acts vigorously on a year- round basis to inform Congress and the executive agencies of the association's position on issues affecting the furniture rental industry. Our success in this area has resulted in substantial savings for all furniture rental companies. Regulation Compliance Guides: Whenever the government adopts new regulations that affect furniture lessors, IFRA issues a report that helps unravel the verbal mysteries and informs members about how the rules affect them - in dollars and cents, in "do's and don'ts." These reports are updated as necessary.
Do you have regular meetings?Our Annual Meeting takes place at the Corporate Housing Providers Association conference. Our agenda is designed to increase the members' knowledge of timely and important topics relevant and meaningful to their business. Additionally, we have a federal policy presentation regarding issues that impact the industry. We also vote on our leadership.
Do you provide a membership directory?All IFRA members receive a comprehensive membership directory which lists their companies alphabetically and geographically by city and state, showing the headquarters office and branch showrooms of each. The Directory also contains the names, titles and phone numbers of all key personnel at the main location. Associate Member companies are listed separately, along with the products and services offered by each. The Directory is an invaluable aid in contacting or referring business to other members, and vice versa.
Who can become a member?Member Qualifications: IFRA is the only trade association exclusively serving the furniture rental industry. Members include most of the leading companies engaged in the rental of home and/or office furnishings and accessories. Membership is open to any company interested in the health of the furniture rental industry practices and committed to IFRA’s principles. All applicants for regular membership must: Embody IFRA’s Standardization Pillars. Value customer satisfaction, public interest, and sustainability Be a person or organization which, in the judgment and discretion of the Membership Committee, will add to the reputation and stature of, and reflect favorably upon the association. Associate members can join for a prorated cost. These members are an active part of our community but do not have voting power.
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