Founder, Jim McCann Sr.

Our story

In the early 1960s, manufacturers followed a business model that relied on customers to purchase expensive test equipment for short-term projects, burdening them with unnecessary capital expenses.

That’s when an IEEE-certified manufacturer rep named Jim McCann Sr. saw a chance to provide these customers with alternative buying options that included renting and leasing. The company he founded was Continental Resources, Inc. (ConRes).

As a founder of the test equipment rental industry, our mission is simple: deliver you the right equipment, with the right accessories, on time and calibrated to meet manufacturers’ specifications.

Whether your organization is looking to rent, lease or buy test equipment, our standards for quality and trustworthiness are the highest in the industry because, at the end of the day, we believe that you’re not looking for just a test equipment provider—you’re looking for an expert partner.


How we’re different

Industry founders
Jim McCann Sr.’s story says it all. We helped build the test equipment rental industry, which means you can trust that we have the longevity, reputation, knowledge base, manufacturer partnerships and financial stability to look after you.

Private, Women-Owned business 
We carry on the McCann legacy to this day. As a private, family business and when you work with us, you’ll experience zero red tape, no shareholders, efficient service and decision making, flexible leasing terms and a checkmark for your diversity requirement.

Top manufacturer partnerships
Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix, Keysight, Fluke, Keithley—we’ve been partners with all the top manufacturers for decades. Not only does that equip us with a deep inventory of best-in-class equipment, but it enables you to have access to our partners’ resources and application engineers when you need dedicated technical guidance.

Flexible payment models
After 55+ years in business, we have the financial stability to find creative ways of helping you finance equipment rentals. Need flexible terms for a short- or long-term equipment lease? Count on us to structure terms according to your budget and time specifications.

Decades of technical know-how
Our account managers have decades of experience working with customers across all areas of the industry and all applications including 5G, IoT, Aerospace & Defense, Electrical Power & Test, Automotive, Education, Telecommunications and Wireless. So, when you call, expect to be talking to someone who’s been doing this for years and knows how to help you.

Accredited Lab
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Guidance over selling
Of course we want you to buy or rent from us, but more importantly, we want you to buy or rent the right equipment for your application. That’s why our experts listen, ask questions and provide recommendations based on your needs, not just on what happens to be in our inventory.