What people are saying about Don’s Johns Portable Restroom Rentals

What people are saying about Don’s Johns portable restroom rentals:

“Just and FYI… We have our biggest tournament of the year this weekend and I have already received 10 deliveries. I just wanted you to know that your driver was, by far, the most attentive, courteous, and respectful. Just wanted you to know that we appreciate that; especially during a time that can be mildly chaotic. Please pass along, if you can.”

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General Manager
Evergreen Country Club

“Hi All,

Thank you to each and every one of you for making —- wedding a successful event despite numerous challenges. The day went well despite the rain and mud. Without a great team of professionals like you, it could have been a disaster. It is rewarding to see a wedding come together despite the odds against us. That would not have been possible without YOUR dedication.

Everyone had a wonderful time and the couple and their families were very appreciative of all of your efforts!

I look forward to working with each of you again in the future. Please let me know if I can be f assistance to you or your clients and I’ll be sure to include you on my vendor referral list.

Thanks again for making this celebration one that this great couple will remember fondly always! ”

“All restrooms have been picked up at the Pentagon on behalf of Chimes DC and the Pentagon we would like to thank you and Don’s Johns for working with use on the last minute changes this year your team did a great job.”

A Representative at the Pentagon

“Working with joint venture partner Balfour Beatty, Clark is constructing 3.9 million square feet of building and site improvements at Fort Belvoir.  This is the largest construction project on the east coast and Don’s Johns has made everythiing from billing to last minute requests effortless for us.  They are at our constant beck and call with immediate results.  I sincerely recommend them for any projects.”
Sr. Regional Manager
Clark/Balfour Beatty Joint Venture

“During the preparation for the inauguration our research and comparison led us to contract with Washington. DC regional leader Don’s Johns.  They are a well organized and equipped organization with a highly motivated operations crew.  Response was swift, pricingwas fair and their equipment top-notch.  I give my highest recommendation for Don’s Johns, Inc.”

Mike Walker – Operations Manager, 2009 Inauguration, C3 Presents

“Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is designing and building the new Silver Line for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority…
Don’s Johns have been very responsive to our needs on this project.  We are spread out over 25 miles and they provide excellent service to our entire job.  Don’s Johns is independent and they handle the cleaning of the facilities on their own.  We are very impressed with their service.”

Civil Superintendent
Dulles Corrridor Metrorail Project

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Porta Potty Event Planning Guide for Outdoor Events

Event Planning Guide for Outdoor Events

Planning is very important to the success of any outdoor event. When your guests are provided with adequate porta potty facilities, they stay longer and spend more. It’s very important to include the proper quantities of porta potty rentals to ensure comfort for your guests as well as maximize your revenues.
Don’s Johns is your trusted source for porta potty rentals in DC, MD and VA. Based on 40+ years of experience as a woman-owned business, we recommend the following:

Porta Potty Planning:

•If alcoholic beverages are served, increase the number of units by 20%
•If the percentage of women in attendance increases beyond 50%, increase the number of units by 25-50%
•Always include at least one Wheelchair Accessible Unit (Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant) per “cluster” of units. Ensure 10% of your total number of units are handicapped units. For events with a higher number of individuals in wheelchairs, increase this percentage accordingly

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Don’t hesitate to call (703) 273-7100 or email sales@donsjohns.com for our expert guidance for your porta potty rental needs.

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The Royal History of the Porta Potty You Never Knew

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Porta Potty History

The porta potty epidemic came across to the US around the 1940’s. Shipyard crews needed a convenient place to use the restroom. So, instead of going back and forth from the ship to the dock, a manager used a wood cabana to hold tanks in place. It was patented in 1962 by George Harding and the PolyJohn Corporation begun. Let’s now go back in time to uncover a few bits of royal history regarding the porta potty that you never knew.

Why Porta Potty’s are Considered the “Throne” Room

The Can, Commode, Little Girls or Boy’s Room, Lavatory Oval Office, Porcelain Throne, Water closet, or simply the “Throne,” we all know them as restrooms. However, they got their start with a well-known British nobleman named Sir “John” Harrington. He invented the first-flushing toilet back in 1596. This nobleman paved the way for our portable “john” toilets to be born.

Once the original “portable” thrones were invented, they weren’t a sight for sore eyes. They too were as ugly as the current unattended blue boxes you find in the parks.

However, members of the royal family saw fit to be seated on more of an upscale porta potty. The presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Henry VIII couldn’t dare be caught bare on such monstrosity. So, they had them transformed into beautiful, comfortable facilities, including velvet padded seat coverings. These portable restrooms were seated upon even during meetings that couldn’t wait. So there you have it, the portable “throne.”

Luxury Porta Potty’s fit for Our President

Here in the United States, our presidential staff were accustomed to the finer things in life also. So porta potties were not to be excluded. President Obama’s inauguration had people worldwide come see the monumental event. So, there was an order of 7,000-porta potty’s ordered. This was the largest order placed for an event in our US history.

President Bush also wanted to travel and have only the best. It is said that he actually had his own porta potty on his trip to Vienna. And even more shocking, all the contents were shipped right back to the States via Air Force One. The mystery of what could have been done with it remains unknown.

Even His Holiness Required a Massive Amount of Thrones

In Pope Benedict XVI visited Munich, Germany. His Holiness had an enormous amount of pilgrims coming to see his open-air mass that required over 8,000 porta potties on site.

Then later, Valencia was out of over two million euros accommodating the crowd with porta potties.

Grab Your Smartphone to Find a Porta Potty!

Another interesting aspect of the 2013 inauguration was that the Planning Committee wanted to ensure all witnesses of the swearing in ceremony were comfortable. So, they organized with the National Park Service an Inauguration Ceremony iPhone and Android app that not only directed visitors to their seats, provided live stream video of the events, but also directed them to the nearest porta potty. Of course, Dons Johns was there for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony!

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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