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Fort Wayne, Ind.— The Hunsche CPA Group, a Fort Wayne accounting firm, is expanding once again. The Hunsche CPA Group has completed the purchase of a Warsaw-based accounting firm, which extends its footprint in northeast Indiana. In January 2023, the group completed its purchase of Management and Tax Services along with Premier Payroll, adding 10 full-time jobs. Hunsche CPA Group is now one of the area’s largest locally-owned accounting firms.

Hunsche CPA Group has taken over the practice of LuAnn Gaisford, CPA, located at 929 E Center Street, Warsaw, IN as of October 1, 2023. Michael Hunsche, Managing Director, says, “The purchase gives us a presence in the heart of the Orthopedic Capital of the World, allowing us to grow into new communities and businesses.” He added, “We look forward to continuing the high level of service that LuAnn has provided to the community, and welcome the opportunity to meet with new clients to see how we can help them grow and understand their business. “

Hunsche expects this addition will add up to 5 more full-time staff members over the next 3 years to meet the growing demand for tax, accounting, and payroll services in the area. Included in this addition to staff is Jessie Williams, EA in the position of Tax Manager. She will oversee all areas of tax planning and preparation for the firm and brings over 20 years of experience in both business and personal taxes with her. This position was created and designed specifically for Williams to fully utilize her experience and knowledge. In addition to being an Enrolled Agent she is also a member of the Board of the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP).

Michael Hunsche graduated from Ball State University in 2001 and opened Hunsche CPA Group in 2017 armed with the experience gained working in the local accounting field. The company has expanded various times since 2017.

For more information about the new combined firm, visit or call 260-484-7836. 

Hunsche is a client of the Northeast ISBDC. To learn more about the NE-ISBDC, visit or call 260-481-0500.

Michael Hunsche, CPA
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Hunsche CPA Group


Leadership Expansion: PTR Welcomes Jason Gold as Chief Operating Officer 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Premier Truck Rental (PTR), a leading custom work truck and trailer provider, is pleased to announce that Jason Gold has joined the team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With extensive experience in equipment rentals spanning 19 years, Jason brings a wealth of expertise in strategic growth and operational excellence to PTR.

In his new role as COO, Jason Gold will assume responsibility for PTR’s day-to-day operations for both the Fort Wayne and Fort Worth facilities, as well as lead our Field Service, Procurement and Outside Yard teams. He will be focusing on optimizing processes, enhancing productivity, and fostering innovation.

“We’re excited to welcome Jason Gold to the PTR team. In Jason’s short time here so far, he already has us looking at PTR’s growth and scalability in a new, refreshing way. Jason has a quality that’s sometimes difficult to find - vision,” says Adriene Horn, President.

Jason Gold expressed his vision for the role, saying, "I am committed to steering PTR towards a new era of operational excellence. My goal is to streamline processes while maintaining a steadfast commitment to quality at every level of the organization."

PTR is a truck and trailer rental organization, known for its in-house customized trucks, top-notch customer service and a nationwide footprint. With a strong commitment to excellence and providing customized solutions, PTR has consistently demonstrated its dedication to the commercial construction and utility industries.

Premier Truck Rental warmly welcomes Jason Gold to the team and looks forward to the positive impact his leadership will have on the company’s growth trajectory. For more information about PTR, visit

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Jason Gold
Jason Gold, COO
Premier Truck Rental


Premier Truck Rental Expands Sales Team with 4 New Team Members

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Premier Truck Rental (PTR), a leading customized truck and trailer rental company, is thrilled to announce the addition of 4 talented sales professionals to the organization.

Over the last 9 years, PTR has experienced remarkable growth. Expanding the sales team comes as a strategic move to meet the increasing demand for customized work trucks across the nation. PTR’s 4 new sales team members each bring a unique skillset and industry expertise that will enhance our organization.

Joining the team are Kate Lakin, Sunshine States Territory Manager, Lee Ray III, Texico Territory Manager, Chris Keys, Gulf States Territory Manager, and Pyay Thu, West and North Central Inside Sales Representative.

Kate Lakin, PTR’s Sunshine States Territory Manager, will be responsible for serving customers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. Lakin brings 15 years of sales experience to the PTR sales team, working in various sales roles in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Lakin is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Lee Ray III, PTR’s Texico Territory Manager, will be focusing on growing the New Mexico and West Texas markets. Ray brings 11 years of sales experience, focusing on sales, business development and strategy. Ray is based in Waco, Texas.

Chris Keys, PTR’s Gulf States Territory Manager, will be taking care of customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Keys brings over 8 years of heavy equipment sales experience to the PTR team being based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Pyay Thu, PTR’s West and North Central Inside Sales Representative, will be growing PTR’s footprint in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California. Prior to joining PTR, Thu worked in automotive sales for 5 years. He is based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana in PTR’s headquarters.

“We are excited to welcome Kate Lakin, Lee Ray III, Chris Keys and Pyay Thu to the PTR team,” said Brandie Cotton, PTR’s VP of Sales. “Each of these team members have substantial experience in customer service and sales. Between their dedication to quality and desire to provide solutions, we are confident that their contributions will play a pivotal role in our continued success as a company.”

PTR remains committed to providing top-notch custom work truck solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. With the addition of these 4 new team members, the company is positioned to drive growth and deliver exceptional results.

Lakin, Keys, Ray, and Thu will all be attending the Utility Expo in September. To meet them in-person, visit PTR’s booth at the show (#E1521).

About Premier Truck Rental
Our job at Premier Truck Rental (PTR) is to give you the type of rental equipment you need, whenever you need it, and to make the rental process as easy and seamless as possible. Being selected as one of NAFA’s Top 100 Commercial Fleets in America, we work with you on making sure that you have the best units for your job and industry, providing you with truck, trailer, and equipment rentals that can be upfit specifically for the demands and requirements of your projects. We are family-owned and operated with over 35 years of equipment rental experience. Serving all 50 states, PTR has the exact units for you to add to your fleet to kickstart your next construction project.

For more information about PTR and its participation in the 2023 Utility Expo, please visit


Kylie Phillips, Digital Marketing Strategist                         
Premier Truck Rental (PTR)
Cell: 260-222-9835
Email: [email protected]

Premier Truck Rental

Imperial Surveillance offering member-to-member special pricing and advantages!

Imperial Surveillance takes care of the unique security projects that cookie-cutter companies aren't set up to achieve.  

When presented with a custom layout or security request where practical means of installation and functionality aren't obvious, we make things happen that once seemed unattainable. If it's a foundational obstacle, power requirement, visibility, distance, or weatherproofing setback, our design team relentlessly creates the application to overcome it.  

Security cameras and electronic entry systems for front office reception areas and factory floors are designed and installed as if they are for our company’s location. Care and precision are used in all phases of the installation process. We handle every workspace as if it is our loved one's place of work.

Metal, solvent, molding, hydraulic, and automobile manufacturing plants trust us to keep their production floor clear of trespassers by preventing unauthorized building access and to keep their staff safe with alarms triggered through AI analytics when an unsafe condition is unfolding. 

Food, beverage, medical supply, and healthcare industries use our services to keep their products free from defects and maintain high levels of cleanliness and organization. 

Airports, schools, park districts, and government buildings rely on our systems for public safety and as their first line of defense against offenders. 

When there is a location with no electricity, lights, or internet, we can deploy the means of protecting your investment. Car dealerships, construction sites, and storage facilities count on our mobile security trailers to deter criminal activity and dispatch law enforcement.  

With your current security infrastructure, we can integrate Proactive Live Monitoring. Putting an artificial intelligence layer over your existing camera system allows us to respond to what's taking place in the moment. When first receiving a phone notification, you can choose to dismiss the event or send police. Instead of only having a video recording of the aftermath, a Live Monitoring system can notify you when a questionable event is unfolding and stop a dangerous situation before it happens.

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Cell: (260) 999-0829


     Imperial Surveillance


Upgrade Facilities/Equipment Now through September with 20% More FREE Rebate Funding from Indiana Michigan Power (I&M)!

$150K - $300K in free funding is available annually to support and reward the energy efficiency efforts of each Indiana business powered by I&M.

An additional 20% rebate BONUS is now available on “new” Indiana commercial & industrial rebate applications submitted with upgrades completed during July 1 – September 30, 2023!  “New” applications are those which have not started installation and/or purchase of equipment as of July 1, 2023.

Indiana companies are encouraged to act now on this 20% limited time offer to leverage completion of facility/equipment upgrades by September 30th with support from I&M. 

Don’t delay contacting us now with project information which our program can support with rebates for 2023.  It’s our goal to reward your company with free funding up to $150K annually (or $300K for multi-site customers) PLUS bonus rebates through September, 2023!

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Cell: (260) 267-4757

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Premier Truck Rental Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Fort Worth Facility

Premier Truck Rental (PTR), a leading provider of custom truck and trailer rentals, is proud to announce the grand opening of its new facility in Fort Worth. This facility is part of the company’s ongoing expansion strategy and will enable it to better serve its growing customer base across the country.

Founded in 2014, PTR is a family-owned and operated provider of commercial vehicles and equipment rentals, offering a wide range of products. With the HQ based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Premier Truck Rental serves a wide variety of clients across the United States, including commercial construction companies, investor-owned utilities, utility contractors, and renewable contractors.

The new Fort Worth facility spans 84,187 sq. ft over 14.4 acres and features 18 EV stations, 4 overhead cranes, a wash bay and a body shop with a paint booth large enough for a Class VIII truck.

“We are thrilled to open our second facility in Fort Worth and expand our presence in the region,” said Adriene Horn, PTR’s President. “This facility will allow us to better serve our customers and we look forward to continuing to grow in this thriving market.”

PTR’s Fort Worth facility is expected to create 40 jobs in the area, with administrative and technician positions available. Interested candidates can learn more and apply by visiting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for fall 2023.  

 Premier Truck Rental
DFW Front Entrance