On July 7, 1954, against the advice of his attorney, insurance agent and accountant Dave Haddad and his wife, Virginia opened Haddad’s Amoco Service Station. Dave grew the small “mom & pop” station to include towing and eventually a carwash. Located in Pleasant Hills, PA, Dave and Virginia grew their business and raised a family.
In 1977, Dave enlisted the help of his son, David. Upon graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, young David began running the company with his father. In the spring of 1983, “Flashdance” began filming in Pittsburgh. Shortly after filming began, Dave Sr. received a call from a transportation coordinator. “Flashdance” needed to rent a box truck. Dave not only rented the truck, he and his son, David, personally delivered it.Young David saw this as an opportunity for the business to branch out into another field: production rentals. Soon after, the first trailer was purchased. Today, the business is still headquartered in the building where it all began. Haddad’s has currently rented to over 2200 feature film, television and commercial projects to date. Haddad’s rents worldwide, and is highly regarded for excellent equipment, service and a “Can-Do Attitude.”