Joanne Fern

Founder, Business Owner | J&S Operated Equipment Rentals

Ms. Fern is the founder and owner of J&S Operated Equipment Rentals, an independent business providing industrial equipment and excavation, demolition, and grading services to clients since 1993. The company was established when her husband, a heavy equipment operator, was working with a client who expressed a need for more owners and operators to contract with. Seeing an opportunity for growth, Ms. Fern told her husband she could help, and created J&S Operated Equipment Rentals to capitalize on other openings in the market. As company owner, Ms. Fern oversees all aspects of business management, including financing and invoicing, human resources and benefits administration, and customer relationships. She credits her long-term success to her perseverance, hard work, and commitment to quality, and is proud to have maintained a reputation for stellar customer service over three decades of operation. Ms. Fern looks forward to continuing to expand J&S Operated Equipment Rentals and to live by her philosophy of “staying happy and putting people to work” for years to come. In her personal time, Ms. Fern is active in community charitable outreach as a supporter of Angels Against Hunger and the Painted Turtle Kids Camp.

Times Square Feature

Ms. Fern was featured prominently as a Marquis Who’s Who listee in Times Square.

Wall Street Journal

In 2023, Ms. Fern was showcased in the Wall Street Journal among a select group of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

Marquis Homepage

Ms. Fern’s personal website, hosted by Marquis, features a professional biography and links to various online features.

American Way Magazine

In an American Way Magazine feature, Ms. Fern was showcased alongside an exclusive group of accomplished Marquis listees.

Top Professionals

To acknowledge her efforts in the establishment of J&S Operated Equipment Rentals, Ms. Fern was presented with the honor of Marquis Who’s Who Top Executive.

Industry Leaders

Ms. Fern outlines key milestones in her professional journey in her Marquis Who’s Who Industry Leaders profile.

Marquis Newsletter

A Marquis newsletter provides readers with the latest updates regarding Ms. Fern’s business and upcoming endeavors.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Fern was presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her longstanding professional success.

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Fern’s receipt of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award was showcased in the Wall Street Journal.

Millennium Magazine

Ms. Fern’s biographical narrative received comprehensive treatment in the inaugural issue of Marquis Millennium Magazine.



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