• Intro
    Intro

    Founded in 1997, Scootaround has grown from a home-based business to the nation’s leading provider of mobility equipment solutions, offering rental and repair services for scooters, wheelchairs, and rollators at over 1,500 locations across North America. We invite you to explore this timeline and discover some of our most important milestones over the last 20 years.

  • 1997
    1997

    Scootaround is founded by Lee Meagher on August 16th in Winnipeg, Canada, with Lee’s garage serving as the company’s first “head office”. The idea for Scootaround had its root in a trip Lee and her family took to Maui, where they tried to rent a scooter for her Dad without any luck: “we could rent everything from a motorcycle to a baby crib – but not an electric scooter.”

  • 1998
    1998

    Within a year of starting the company, Lee has added two fulltime employees to develop a small call center. Scootaround now employs over 100 people spanning 10 cities across the United States and Canada.

  • 1999
    1999

    The company purchases its first fleet of 10 scooters for rentals in Las Vegas. Scootaround now houses 3800+ pieces of equipment in facilities across the US, Canada, and Europe.

  • 2005
    2005

    Scootaround participates in the Turkey Run at the Daytona Speedway for the first time. This show would go on to become one of our hallmark events. As of 2017, Scootaround provides 1000+ pieces of equipment to over 1300 customers at Daytona each year.

  • 2008
    2008

    Scootaround partners with FedEx to provide scooters and wheelchairs to guests at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Scootaround is now in six major convention centers across the US, and supplies equipment for nearly 500 events across the continent.

  • 2009(A)
    2009(A)

    The company’s Airline Division is launched in January of 2009, providing a single point-of-contact for the repair of mobility devices that are damaged while in the care of the airline. Scootaround now processes nearly 300 claims per month.

  • 2009(B)
    2009(B)

    Our Orlando office and warehouse open in October 2009. This location has since become our largest and busiest office, housing over 500 pieces of equipment and acting as a distribution center for events and fairs across the country.

  • 2015
    2015

    In June of 2015, Scootaround acquires CareVacations, the leading provider of medical and mobility equipment for cruise passengers worldwide. We are now proud to serve over 25 cruise lines at nearly 50 major ports throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Scootaround’s Fort Lauderdale and Seattle offices open the same year.

  • Present
    Present

    Scootaround Inc. turns 20 years old. During this time, we have grown from a home-based business to an international mobility management company with major clients such as the U.S. Open Golf Association, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Daytona Motor Speedway, Expedia, and many others.

  • Future
    Future

    Like all technology, mobility equipment continues to become more complex and versatile as time passes. Intuitive devices like the WHILL Model A may become the accepted standard for mobility rentals, and further advances will push the industry in extraordinary directions. Scootaround is committed to remaining at the forefront of this innovation.