Jacksonville, FL, August 12, 2020 — HandyQuip Inc., the healthtech startup that provides the medical equipment rental marketplace HandyQuip.com, announced today the start of operations in Vermont and New York. The new service location in Burlington, VT will provide local residents, in-state and out-of-state visitors with a range of sought-after durable medical equipment for comfortable and assisted living, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as wheelchairs, scooters, hospital beds, lift chairs, ramps and stair lifts.
"With our newest location in Vermont, we're able to answer the rising demand for easier access to medical equipment in the context of the COVID-19 crisis in that part of the U.S., particularly from families who transition to assisted living within their own homes," said Stephane Poussou, Ph.D., HandyQuip's Cofounder & CEO. "Online booking of sanitized equipment and contactless delivery from our local Partner is a game-changer for many people's quality of life. We look forward to supporting tourism in more cities, parks and rural areas of the Northeast U.S."
Next to New York's Adirondack mountains, Burlington is the most populous city in the state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles south of the Canada–United States border and 94 miles south of Montreal. A regional college town, Burlington is home to the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College, a private college. Vermont's largest hospital, the UVM Medical Center, is located within the city limits. Burlington is served by Vermont's largest airport, the Burlington International Airport (BTV), which is also a base for the Vermont Air National Guard and Vermont Army National Guard.
The Church Street Marketplace, a four-block pedestrian mall in the heart of the city, hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year such as the "South End Art Hop" annual event presented by the South End Arts and Business Association. The American Planning Association named the Marketplace one of America's "Great Public Spaces" in 2008. Local sites of interest include the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Chittenden County Historical Society and Museum, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington Waterfront Park, and the 1885 building of Ohavi Zedek, one of the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States.
HandyQuip's presence in Burlington, VT serves Lake Champlain and New York's Adirondack Coast, a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts with scenic drives along the lake and family-friendly trail paths into the historic depths of Ausable Chasm. On the New York side of Lake Champlain, Essex County is home to great hiking opportunities, world-class alpine skiing and a winter sports history that boasts two Winter Olympic Games. It is one of the oldest vacation destinations in the United States, and was the chosen realm of the Gilded Age glitterati who held court at the Lake Placid Club, a massive resort that overlooked both Mirror Lake and Lake Placid.
Residents and visitors with medical equipment needs are encouraged to explore the HandyQuip website, and local businesses and institutions may contact HandyQuip for partnership opportunities at https://www.handyquip.com/contact.
HandyQuip is a Florida healthtech company that built the first marketplace to empower consumers with easy online medical equipment rentals for home and travel. Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, HandyQuip is revolutionizing online renting for persons of all ages, families, and caregivers in search of simpler and more comfortable ways to live and travel. Consumers can visit www.handyquip.com to book medical equipment instantly from trusted partner stores, and follow @handyquip on Twitter. HandyQuip makes it easy to live and travel comfortably, and connects people with possibility.