Don’s Johns Selected as 2016 Family-Owned Business Award Honoree from the Washington Business Journal

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 9.54.30 AMFamily businesses like Don’s Johns are an often overlooked form of ownership, yet they are all around us and provide invaluable support to local economies like ours. That is why the Washington Business Journal is spotlighting the region’s best at the Family-Owned Business Awards this month. We are proud to announce we have been selected as an honoree for this award, which honors the top multi-generational, family-owned business in our region for overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy!

So what makes us one of the top family-owned businesses in the area? Here are just a few of the many reasons why:

  • Our History: Don’s Johns, Inc. was established in 1964 by Thelma and Don Rainwater as a small septic company. Their business was one of the first portable toilet companies in the nation and in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. The first toilets were built of wood and constructed as quickly as the orders came in. Over the past 50 years, Don’s Johns has come a long way from the original wooden outhouse.
  • Present Day: Don’s Johns is still 100% family owned and has been passed down for three generations. Kristie Harrell, Chief Executive Officer, joined Don’s Johns full time in 1992. She is the granddaughter of founders Don and Thelma Rainwater and started helping at Don’s Johns from the age of 10 stuffing envelopes for billing.
  • Who We Serve: We are a proud supplier of sanitation services to the biggest names in sports, government and private industry in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area.  Each year, we service hundreds of construction sites including the MGM site at National Harbor to emergency services throughout the region.
  • Philanthropic Involvement: Don’s Johns is a proud supporter and supplier of the Marine Corps Marathon, local volunteer fire departments, Willing Warriors and dozens of charity runs and events.

We are proud to have been one of the first temporary restroom companies on the East Coast. For more than 50 years, being family-owned has helped us live by our motto “Our People Make a Difference” because it means treating employees the same way we would treat family. We strive to be a leader in our industry with how employees are compensated, and look forward to many more years of regional success as the “go to” company for sanitation services!

Why work for Don’s Johns? Come to our Job Fair to find out!

SocialMedia 1Are you looking for a new job? Don’s Johns is a local, family-owned business that has been an industry leader for over 50 years. Our team is comprised of long-term employees who are dedicated to creating and maintaining solid business relationships through superior service. Plus, we have fun while we work and love serving the area together as a team.

At Don’s Johns, the motto is “Our people make the difference.” Our customer testimonials speak to the quality of our service. To continue this standard of excellence, we are hosting a job fair on Wednesday, February 24, to find qualified candidates to help grow our team. Potential candidates can apply for:

  • Professional positions in Sales, Accounting and Operations. Immediate interviews will be offered, so applicants should bring an updated resume.
  • Driver positions for CDL and non-CDL drivers. Applicants should bring their current driving record to be considered for an immediate interview. The driver positions offer a $1,500 sign-on bonus for all new drivers.

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Give us a call 703-273-7101 x405 or visit our career page http://bit.ly/1WZZcaN for help with questions. We look forward to meeting you!

When: Wednesday, February 24

Time: 10am-6pm

Where: The Hampton Inn

7300 Atlas Walk Way

Gainesville, VA 20155

Looking for a little luxury at your fall outdoor wedding? Find out how to plan for when nature calls.

Fall is one of the most popular times to have an outdoor wedding because of the cooler weather and beautiful colors in nature. But planning an outdoor fall wedding can be tricky – between knowing the right number of restroom facilities needed to keeping your guests warm – things can get complicated. With 50+ years of experience in the industry, we have some insider tips to help ensure all your guests’ needs are met and your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

1. Proper Restroom Facilities

Many outdoor wedding venues don’t offer a sufficient amount of restroom facilities for your guests, which forces guests to wait in long lines or walk a long way to the bathrooms. When guests are provided with adequate restroom facilities, they stay longer and have a better time. If you are planning on serving alcohol at your reception, it’s important that you increase the number of restrooms by 20%. If you know there are going to be a higher percentage of women in attendance (beyond 50%), increase the number of units by 25-50%. Additionally, it’s important always include at least one wheelchair accessible unit! For more guidance on choosing the correct number of restroom facilities check out our Event Planning Guide.

2. Upgrading from Standard to Luxurious

Almost as important as providing an adequate number of restroom facilities, is providing your guests with luxurious restroom trailers instead of standard units. Weddings should feel anything but standard and this simple switch is an easy way to wow your guests. The Don’s Johns’ luxury trailers come with amenities such as granite countertops, marble walls, shelving and climate-controlled heat and air. The trailers include a dual audio system that not only plays soothing music for visiting guests, but also ensures those waiting to use the restroom don’t miss any moments from your big day with three flat screen televisions. These trailers always give guests something to talk about!

3. Bathroom Décor

If you really want to get your guests talking, we suggest including a few subtle extras in the trailers such as, a bathroom essentials basket, monogrammed towels, fresh flowers or luxe soaps. Remembering small details like these create the finishing touches on a luxurious fall wedding. Guests will think they have transported from an outdoor venue to a five-star hotel!

Now that you know the industry tips to creating a luxurious outdoor wedding this fall, contact a Don’s Johns representative today for a free luxury restroom trailer quote. Let us help you with your special day!

How to Choose the Best Porta Potties for Your Outdoor Event

Event Rental: Porta Potties in DC, VA, & MD

Outdoor events are very popular in the DC, VA & MD areas. No matter what season, there is always a reason to have a celebration outdoors. Having porta potties for your guests is important, especially for events where participants are drinking, eating, and socializing. You need to make sure you plan accordingly, so all your guests are comfortable.

Event Rental: Determine How Many Guests Will Attend

After planning your invitation count, you can reserve the proper amount of porta potties for your guests. As the week of the event nears, and you have your final RSVP count, you can make adjustments from there. Don’s Johns has an excellent planning guide for your use. You can also give us a call and you’ll have an event planning specialist working closely with you. Our specialists are available to assist you in planning how many porta potties you should have for your outdoor event.

Help Set the Tone for Your Event

Don’s Johns have many different styles of porta potties available for your use. If you are hosting an elite event, the Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer has marble and granite interiors, is a climate-controlled environment, features beautiful well-lit mirrors, 4 private stalls for women, 2 private stalls for men, and contains a dual audio system that plays soft elegant music.

For a more casual atmosphere, you may want to consider our DJ3000 Restroom Trailer. It is comfortable, well lit, and has plenty of accessories stored for an eventful day.

Make Sure Your Event Accommodates the Disabled

Many of your outdoor events would probably have the need for ADA compliant porta potties. This could be for those who need wheelchair accessibility, seniors who would want to grip the handrails to walk up, or just the spacing needed for families to access. The Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room is perfect. It’s beautiful and features stunning Corian counters and hardwood flooring design. Its climate controlled and fully stocked as well. The ADA Compliant Suite is 8’ x 6’so families needing to take a break can do so.

Event Rental: You Want To Have All the Luxurious Amenities

Finally, make sure you have all the luxurious amenities needed. Upscale events will definitely need valet service to keep the porta potties well stocked with tissue, soap, and paper towels. They can ensure it stays fresh in there as well. If you are promoting a cause, ask our specialists about the custom restroom wraps available.

With Don’s Johns and over 50 years of experience, we are here to help you every step of the way. You can also visit Don’s Johns today to find the perfect porta potty that’s fits your needs. Contact us today for a free quote or call us today at 877-986-4538.

Get the VIP Treatment at Don’s Johns, Without Jumping through Hoops

Are you looking for a portable restroom option for your next event, but hate jumping through hoops to get the best price and service? Well, Don’s John’s values your business, no matter how large or small. Read below to see how Don’s Johns ensures you will always receive the VIP treatment.

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Presidential Trailers Are Available to Everyone

At Don’s Johns, you don’t have to be on a preferred list to have access to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailers. Everyone has access to them whether the need is for a wedding, anniversary party, birthday, or charity event.

Our Presidential trailers have everything you could want and need, even better amenities than a few five-star hotels! There are beautiful granite counters and shelves and wood panel doors. The men and women’s suites can accommodate four guests each at a time. To top it off, your guests will have the convenience of three flat screen televisions and dual audio sound system to keep up with the events outside.

Rates So Great, You’d Think You Are a VIP

Our rates are also so great, you’d think you are a VIP. Don’s Johns works towards building long-term relationships. So even in times of crisis, you can depend on Don’s Johns to offer you the same great rate.

Fresh and Clean as Though It’s Wiped Down after Delivery

Unlike standard porta potty’s, our restrooms and trailers are delivered especially fresh and clean. There are automatic air freshener dispensers throughout bursting freshness all day. Cleanliness is next to perfection, so each restroom and trailer has an ample supply of hot and cold running water, antibacterial soap, paper towels, and toilet paper. Each unit is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. We also offer additional sanitization options such as additional hand washing stations, foam stations, and hand sanitizer units.

Additional Staffing Options So You Don’t Lift a Finger

You never need to worry about doing anything with Don’s Johns additional staffing options. For large or small events, we make it extremely easy to keep your units tidy and well maintenance with our valet services. They will come dressed in your specified event attire or our professional Don’s Johns apparel.

If you have an event lasting more than a few days, don’t worry about that either. We have additional holding tanks that our certified representatives will swap out with ease.

So contact Don’s Johns friendly staff members today. No matter if you need one unit or a host of them, you are guaranteed to be treated like a VIP – 877-9-TOILET.

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Porta John Rental: Help When You Need it Most

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The truth is, operational bathroom facilities аrе а requirement оf аnу home оr building’s indoor structure. Even at outdoor events, you must have a clean, adequate place for your guests to use the restroom. Porta John Rentals are perfect for that and very affordable.

During renovations, porta john rentals are perfect for а home оr office building іѕ undergoing major changes like plumbing, where the restroom facilities are shut down or removed. Sometimes thе facilities аrе even non-existent іn а home оr office thаt іѕ bеіng built frоm thе ground up.

Porta John Rentals are also great for events. Thеrе аrе times whеn family or friends are hаvіng аn outdoor event, but thеrе аrе nо nearby facilities. Sometimes event planners give the option of leasing through them, but usually you have to find your own facilities. That’s where Don’s Johns Porta Potty Rentals can help. We have standard and luxury porta johns and restroom trailers.

In order tо ensure everyone’s comfort, аn ample amount оf porta johns hаvе tо bе рrоvіdеd ассоrdіng tо thе number оf workers оr guest whо nееd them. And thеу hаvе tо bе рlасеd а safe distance frоm оthеr structures аnd disposed оf properly.

Porta John rentals are also predominately uѕеd аt а variety оf construction sites bеfоrе thе plumbing hаѕ bееn turned on, installed оr reinstalled. Thеrе аrе thrее main types оf toilets fоr whаtеvеr purpose іt іѕ bеіng used. Thеrе аrе regular portable toilets, handicap access toilets аnd special event toilets tо choose from.

Thе porta john rentals соmе іn dіffеrеnt models thаt саn bе basic fоr аnу temporary construction site оr deluxe fоr a mоrе graceful event. Thе handicap units аrе wheelchair accessible ѕо whеthеr уоu knоw уоu wіll nееd оnе оr nоt іt іѕ а good idea tо bе compliant аnd mаkе ѕurе thаt thеrе wіll bе аt lеаѕt оnе аvаіlаblе fоr уоur guests. And thе special events units саn bе accompanied bу sinks, soap аnd paper towel dispensers fоr а mоrе comfortable experience fоr уоur guests.

Porta John rental units аrе portable toilets thаt аrе dropped оff аnd picked uр bу sanitation companies specializing іn providing single units аll thе wау uр tо mоrе comfortable toilet trailer options fоr а variety оf construction oriented, event services оr location required jobs lіkе that. Thеѕе аrе aspects оf sanitation equipment аnd services thаt require timely placement оf effective inventory аnd timely removal.

Thеу саn bе rented wіth portable sinks оr аѕ restroom trailers thаt hаvе multiple units іnѕіdе оf еасh one. Eасh room іѕ а full service bathroom including thе flushable toilet оr urinal, toilet paper holders wіth backup, working sink, soap dispenser, paper towels аnd small mirror fоr еасh users comfort. A portable toilet rental doesn’t hаvе tо bе thіѕ gross idea thаt соmеѕ wіth thе раѕt оf а fеw іgnоrеd units аt massive events fоr thousands оf people. Thе number оf units, thеіr timely removal аnd replacement thrоughоut thе construction project оr event іѕ dependent uроn thе event organizer, contractor оr homeowner fоr thе event аnd thе number оf people thаt wіll bе uѕіng it.

To reserve your own porta john rental, you can contact us at 877-9-TOILET or visit our website for a free portable toilet rental quote.

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Portable Restrooms in the Films: Why It’s a Necessity on Your Set

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Washington, DC is an exciting location for the film and video industry. Don’s Johns is proud to make available our portable toilets and portable trailer restroom options to you and your crew. If you’ve been busy planning your long production nights, make sure you don’t forget to include portable toilets in your operations budget.

Convenient to Have When Relocating Sets

When switching sets, you can conveniently bring along the Premier restroom trailers with you. These are hands-free flushing toilets and fresh water sink units. This is an excellent idea when your set is constantly on the go. There is no need for electricity or for a company to come deliver for you.

Everyone Stays Focused on their Tasks at Hand

Your crew doesn’t need to worry about keeping the restrooms clean either. You can have a Don’s Johns full-time restroom attendant on site to provide regular cleaning and ensure everything is stocked well. So everyone can focus on their tasks at hand.

Have Access to a Variety of Portable Toilet Options

Don’s Johns offers more than just your standard porta potty. Just think how your cast will feel walking into a Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Each is climate-controlled heat and air conditioned, the perfect mini-escape for anyone to retreat to exit the extreme temperatures outdoors.

Inside you’ll find elaborate finishes such as granite counters and shelves, wood panel doors, black marbleized walls, and hardwood-designed floor. There’s also three flat screen televisions and a dual audio system.

Other trailers are available. For instance, the DJ3200 Restroom Trailer offers five stalls in the women’s suite and two stalls in the men’s suite. If you have fewer crew members, the DJ3100 Restroom Trailer has three stalls in the women’s suite and one stall in the men’s suite. However, all of our portable restroom trailers come with hot and cold running water, as well as plenty of soap and paper towels.

Provide Plenty of Hand Washing Stations

It’s widely known that filming sets have a lot of food for hungry actors, actresses, and production crews. Handling the various equipment and frequent wardrobe changes, they easily pick up germs. It’s a good idea to have portable sinks, hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer units set up across your set so everyone can remain germ-free.

So as you can see, Don’s Johns is available to help out no matter your need. Be it weddings, construction, or filmmaking in the greater Washington, DC area, we are ready to support you with an upscale portable restroom option.

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Keep Your Customers Happy, Even During Business Remodeling

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Don’s Johns has been servicing the greater Washington, DC area for 50 years. As you may think of us as just a provider of portable restrooms for construction crews, concerts, weddings, and other special events, we also are here for our local businesses, even during remodeling.

If you’re working on a simple or complete remodeling project, you still have a business to run; you can’t just close your doors. Don’s Johns understands your pains of trying to keep happy customers, even during your business remodeling season. Here are three ways partnering with us helps you keep your customers happy during such a hectic and unorganized time.

Leaves the Impression Your Employees Practice Sanitary Habits

In most establishments, there are employee restrooms and separate customer restrooms. However, sometimes a place of business only has one. Your customers are going to notice the lack of restrooms for your staff, be it a food establishment or general retail store. Good hygiene and sanitary practices are expected nowadays. With germ spreading on the rise, a customer can’t help but notice and wonder if your employees are washing their hands throughout the day.

Help ease your customer’s mind and let them know that you have a clean restroom facility on site for your staff to use. This is also a great way to show the contractor and their crew you are looking out for their best interests as well. Don’s John’s restrooms each have hot and cold running water and ample amounts of soap. You’ll also find having a few hand sanitizers in your restaurant establishment for employees to use once they’ve left the restroom is comforting as well.

Don’t Lose Customers Because of a Lack of Restroom Facility

When your customers come out to shop and browse, they want to do so comfortably. However, having children with them could cut their trip short, if you are renovating the store and restroom area. Your customers may need to change their babies. Toddlers alert parents right then and there they have to use the restroom, not a moment sooner. Once your customer leaves your place of business, this opens the door for them to visit your competitor, with a clean restroom waiting for their use. The possibility of them walking back to pick up that item they were eyeing is drastically reduced.

Get the Portable Option to Meet the Needs of Your Customers

Make sure your customer needs are being met. Don’s Johns has a variety of standard portable restroom solutions as well as luxury restroom trailers that are ADA compliant. Each trailer is stocked with antibacterial soap to use with hot and cold running water, which is perfect to prevent the spread of germs during the cold season. The cool winter air prevents most from wanting to use a standard portable unit outdoors. However, our restroom trailers are a climate-controlled environment, for those side-walk sale shoppers to relieve themselves in comfort.

You can count on Don’s Johns to provide the portable restroom facilities your organization needs. We have plenty on hand and available for you to use for as long as you need.
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How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

You may have already read about how many porta potty’s you should have for your event in our Porta Potty Event Planning Guide. However, how do you determine which is best for your event: a restroom trailer versus a portable restroom? Let’s examine the benefits of both and other considerations to factor into your decision.

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Benefits of Restroom Trailers

A restroom trailer is one large unit which contains a few to many individual restroom stalls. You can rent a basic trailer to one of our most presidential functioning trailers. Trailers offer more space for your guests than an individual portable toilet unit does. Restroom trailers are a climate controlled environment.

Each Don’s Johns trailer come with dual audio sound systems and television screens to keep up with the outdoor engagements. You’ll also have large Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, hot and cold running water, and other beautiful amenities included. Restroom trailers are an excellent investment for large, formal events.

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Benefits of Portable Restroom

A portable restroom is a single unit meant for one person to use at a time. They also offer complete privacy, something individuals at certain gathers may appreciate more. If you are having a standard event or are budget conscious, portable toilets are a good way to go. You may also upgrade to Don’s Johns VIP Flushing Toilet with Sink.

How Long Will the Event Be For?

The first thing you want to consider is how long your event will be for. A one or two-day event is perfect for portable toilets. However, if you will be hosting an event for a few days, restroom trailers are an excellent choice. They have large holding tanks that do not need to be frequently changed.

Where is the Event Located and What Type of Guests Will Be Present?

Make sure to arrive at your event location and find out where you can set up your portable restroom or trailer units. That may determine which you can have on-site.

You’ll also want to factor in which your guest will appreciate more. An entire wedding party would not appreciate trying to squeeze into a single portable restroom to help each other dress for an outdoor wedding.

What are the Weather Expectations?

In addition to considering where your event will be, what is the weather expected to be like? If you are hosting an event outdoors, and there is a chance of rain, your guest will appreciate having a restroom trailer to retreat into. Guests can refresh themselves and hang out until the downpour is over if needed. If it’s extremely hot outside, you and your guests will appreciate being able to retreat to a burst of cool air.

What is Your Event’s Budget?

Don’s Johns has a variety of restroom trailers and portable restrooms. We have standard porta potty restrooms and you can upscale to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. You can be as fancy as you want. There is a unit for everyone though that can accommodate your needs and budget.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that affect your decision to rent a restroom trailer or a portable restroom. Contact our friendly representatives at 877-9-TOILET today so we can find a unit to match your needs.

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Portable Sanitation for Fall Clean-Up

Portable Sanitation for Fall Clean-Up

If your business involves pickup of disposals, this year, you should prepare yourself to stay in the field longer to bring in your revenue. Springtime is generally when residents give their home and good old fashion thorough cleaning. This leaves fall as the time where residents start cleaning out larger items from their home.

Getting Back Into Business and Stay Competitive

The economy is slowly rising again, which means homeowners and landlords are upgrading appliances. Businesses like yours that pick up refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves, and furnaces are in luck! So, while you are out there all day, having a convenient portable sanitation unit, such as Dons John’s Road Crew Porta Potty and Trailer, will help save you time and money.

So Easy and Convenient

All you need is a minimum class 2 trailer hitch and you are ready to tow your porta potty with you wherever you go. This is easy to roll into position with just two workers. Imagine being able to tackle an entire neighborhood without multiple breaks because you have a restroom right there.

You will defiantly need breaks due to the strenuous work you are doing. You must intake fluids to keep yourself hydrated, even in the cooler weather. If you take too many breaks, you run the risk of competition staking out your territory.

Restrooms Where You Need Them

If you are helping clear rubbish from a high-rise project, it’s easy to keep portable sanitation solutions within reach. Dons John’s has Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Toilet’s that can be toted easily in an elevator as well as Hook Construction Portable Toilet’s where you can lift it to the floor necessary via crane. That’s not all we provide. We look out for your total sanitation needs providing hand sanitizer and portable sinks.

Dons John’s is here when you need portable sanitation solutions. If you have further questions or need advice, call us at 877-9-Toilet.

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