Mobility Supercenter targets rentals for tourists

Mobility Supercenter targets rentals for tourists
Friday, January 24, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Mobility Supercenter is hitting the beach in 2014. The provider in December acquired Southeastern Health Plus’ mobility division in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Southeastern Health Plus, which has three locations in South Carolina, provides scooters, power wheelchairs, HME and oxygen equipment, as well as mobility vans, which are Mobility Supercenter’s forte.

This is Mobility Supercenter’s fourth location. It has two locations in Virginia and now two locations in South Carolina.

The Myrtle Beach location gives the provider a new customer base: beach enthusiasts. Fourteen million vacationers prompted Southeastern Health Plus to begin offering mobility van rentals, and, with the acquisition, Mobility Supercenter will soon offer rentals for the first time.

“We’re going to try to do rentals out of the new store,” said Kaye Crenshaw, Mobility Supercenter president. “They have a good tourist market.”

Traditionally, Mobility Supercenter has offered mobility vans, patient lifts, elevators, environmental control units, ramps and stair lifts. 

Mobility Supercenter is still working out the details of renting mobility vans, but Southeastern Health Plus’ existing business will get the company off on the right foot.

“We’re excited to be in an area where we can help a lot of people in a tough situation,” Crenshaw said.