These are a few of our favorite [fall] things

Cooler weather, crunching leaves and pumpkin carving – We’re glad fall is here! We’re sharing a few of our favorite fall activities with you.

 

Pumpkin Patch

 

Now that it’s officially sweater weather, the crew at Don’s Johns is really “falling” for all the great activities to do in the DMV area! There are fall festivals, pumpkin picking and more to get you in the mood for the season. We asked members of the Don’s Johns team where they enjoy going with friends and families this season.

 

 

International Gold Cup

This year’s International Gold Cup takes place on Saturday, October 22, at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. The first International Gold Cup was held more than 80 years ago, and it is still the highlight of the fall steeplechase season.

– Kim B., Special Events Account Manager

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

The Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival offers good food, fun entertainment, hayrides, a hay maze and more. Whether you’re looking for a full day of activities or just looking for some good old apple picking, Graves Mountain is a great place to enjoy fall festivities.

– Mike S., IT Manager

World Cup Finals: Import vs. Domestic

If you’re looking for a roaring good time, the Import vs. Domestic race is November 4-6 at the Maryland International Raceway. These World Cup Finals boast the largest vendor midway and the biggest races of the year.

– Gittel F., Special Events Billing Clerk

Cox Farms Fall Festival

The Fall Festival at Cox Farms is one of the top farm festivals in the area. With local tastings, farm animals, the Cornundrum, Imaginature Trail and more, Cox Farms offers a large variety of unique and fun ways to celebrate the fall season.

– Kim B., Special Events Account Manager & Mike S., IT Manager

Hartland Orchard

Apple CiderHartland Orchard, located about an hour west from D.C., is another farm full of fall fun. Their pumpkin patch is great for finding pumpkins to carve for Halloween and the apple orchard has delicious apples to pick for homemade apple pies. It’s also fun to watch them make fresh apple cider right in front of you!

Bonus: After Thanksgiving, you can visit Hank’s Christmas Tree at Hartland Farm and cut your own Christmas tree.

                                            – Alexis H., Management Assistant

 

These are just a few of the many fall activities the DMV area has to offer! You’ll find our portable restroom units at several of these events including the International Gold Cup and Cox Farms – both their Fall Festival and the Fields of Fear.

Do you have a favorite fall activity? Let us know what you’re “falling” for this year!

Planning a wedding this summer? Consider these do’s and don’ts before you say “I Do”…

With all of the snow the area has gotten recently, it’s hard to think about warmer weather and sunny days. As anyone planning a wedding will tell you, though, those days will be here sooner than you think. So while you’re getting ready to say “I do,” keep in mind these wedding planning do’s and don’ts.

  • Do start planning now: Often times it’s easy to focus on the “fun” planning activities such as buying a wedding dress and ordering invitations, but don’t forget about the logistics of planning for guests, including their restroom needs. By calling us early in your planning process, you will get one major to-do out of the way that is hugely important. Haven’t started planning yet? The SCTimes has some great tips to help you start planning your wedding, including prioritizing and being realistic.
  • Don’t settle for standard restrooms: Don’s Johns offers quality portable restroom resources that aren’t your typical porta potty experience. Our award-winning luxury trailers are just what you need to impress guests and give your outdoor summer or fall wedding a touch of elegance.
  • Do provide us with as many details as possible: Have you found the perfect outdoor venue but there’s one drawback—no outdoor restrooms? The Washington, D.C. metro area is full of beautiful outdoor wedding spaces that will benefit from extra restroom units. This is especially true if you have a large number of guests or alcohol will be served. Our event planning guide will help you estimate how many units will be needed based on attendance, event duration, alcohol served and more.
  • Don’t ignore these common wedding mistakes: Planning a wedding is so much fun but often couples jump in too quickly and become overwhelmed. Little items like photographers and favors are just as important as budget and venue. We like Glamour’s wedding section to help with planning, especially their tips on avoiding major planning mistakes.
  • Do have fun while planning: This is a great time for you and your significant other! You’re getting ready to start a new journey together, so it takes both of you to plan your wedding. Even if there are snags along the way, just keep thinking like these men who secretly love wedding planning and you’re guaranteed to have the perfect wedding day.

Our main goal is to help make your wedding planning not only easy, but enjoyable. If you’re looking to bring luxury and comfort to your outdoor wedding, call Don’s Johns and start planning with us today!

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!

Porta John: Fun in the Fall and Winter Weather

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The Spring, Summer and Fall of 2014 have come to an end. We bid farewell to the fun in the sun and the warm weather and the snow abound is now on our minds.

Outdoor events such as state fairs, concerts and picnics have come  to an end.  Many people throughout the fall and winter seem to go into hibernation, but there are many reasons we are still outside and when outside, we still need access to a great porta john rentals!

Although the weather is cooling down, some of the best events aren’t heating up!  Some of the best Marathons are held during the Fall – such as the Marine Corps Marathon, Chicago Marathon and many more notable races that are always in need porta john rentals. Families love attending Pumpkin festivals, bringing camaraderie and cheer to everyone present as well as the need for a convenient portable restroom rental near the pumpkin patch.

Furthermore, it’s the winter months where the weather may sometimes be frightful, but the events are even more delightful. The winter brings snow tubing, winter sports and winter camping are enjoyed all season long. Portable restrooms provide convenient comfort as well as protection from the elements. You can even enjoy the warmth of a Don’s Johns restroom trailer complete with running hot water and climate control!

When thinking about colder weather and the needs of porta john rentals, we can’t forget to consider our friends in construction. Regardless of the weather, the construction industry continues to build, fix and maintain everything from roads and renovations to buildings and beyond. Winter construction continues. Development projects have needs for Porta Potties and Hook Construction Portable Toilets for multi-story projects, as well as interior restroom systems for the project manager.

A great tip to also remember is porta john placement during winter projects. It is important to remember to keep the portable restroom safely away from the route of an oncoming plow truck. Snow plows can quickly build up an embankment in front of your Porta John rental, making it difficult to enter or even come into contact with it, causing damage or knocking it over. Even for a simple bathroom remodel or addition onto an existing building, a porta john rental is a necessity that cannot be overlooked.

Whether the weather is hot, cold or in between, there is a need for Don’s Johns porta john and sanitation during the fall and winter months.

Give us a call at  888-331-6323 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.

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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 888-331-6323 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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Portable Sanitation for Fall Clean-Up

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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 888-331-6323.

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Restroom Trailers for Fall Weddings

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Weddings in the Fall are always picture perfect. There are so many beautiful backgrounds for pictures. Outdoor weddings are enjoyed by all this time of year, so make sure to truly cater to your guests.   It’s expected to have bar service, good food, and comfortable surroundings. It’s especially important to have comfortable restroom facilities – so keep in mind the importance of a porta potty. With our restroom trailers you can give them a classic hotel quality restroom trailer outdoors.

Restroom Trailer Comfort and Style

Outdoor weddings need special attention when it comes to restroom facilities. After a while of mingling and drinking, they need to use the restroom or have a place to freshen up. You want your guests to enjoy themselves and stay for a long time.

You’ve spent a lot of money on your wedding for them to enjoy it. Adding a comfortable Luxury Restroom Trailer provided by Don’s Johns really makes a difference in not only our products, but our people make the difference!

With a restroom trailer, women will love being able to freshen their makeup just as they are at a hotel. There is a counter mirror with plenty of lightening over an elegant Corian countered sink. There’s plenty of fresh soap and paper towels too. Men of course will love that the lines will be shorter for them, as well as their dates, getting them back to the party faster.

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You can go beyond your guest’s expectations with Don’s Johns valet service. Our attendant will be in appropriate attire to service the restroom trailer, keeping it clean and restocked. You can also have the outside of the restroom trailers as elegant looking as the inside with our beautiful restroom wraps. We have a variety of wraps for weddings to choose from to match your décor.

Call us up today at 888-331-6323 or contact us here and speak to a representative today about up scaling your wedding plans. Fall weddings are more enjoyable with Don’s Johns portable restrooms.

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Portable Toilets at the Pumpkin Patch

pumpkinpatch-porta-pottyThe fall has many great activities that parents enjoy taking their kids to explore. A traditional favorite is visiting Pumpkin Patches, especially for the first time! Kids enjoy the hayrides, bouncing houses, pony rides, farm animals and petting zoos. The mazes are incredible as well.

I remember talking to a friend of mine with 3 toddlers. She was telling me much of a mixed experience her visit was to the Pumpkin Patch. Everything was great the first year she attended, except there was no portable toilets available. That was quite a ways back to get her kids to the rest room. The next year, ahhh, she was in luck; however, she was a bit frightened as most moms are with germ fest central. A pumpkin patch was not top on her list of “fun” activities for the family.

Don’s Johns Portable Toilets are Clean

Don’s Johns have won prestigious awards for our portable toilets. We maintain one of the highest quality and sanitation stations for our portable toilets. Our Deluxe and VIP Porta Potty’s come with sinks, making it a great option to place throughout the patch. We come out and service them regularly making sure they are clean and well stocked.

Our Luxury Restroom Trailer w/Family Room is perfect for families so they can change diapers, clothing, and reorganize their kid, as they’ve played around all day. Inside your visitors will find waste bins, changing stations, liquid soap, and automatic air fresheners. We provide excellent standalone sanitation stations such as our Hand Wipes and Foam stations to clean hands before and after touching the animals and Dual Washing hand stations.porta-potty-sink

Beyond Portable Toilets – Pumpkin Patch Restroom Wrap

Don’s Johns can help create a festive feel at your pumpkin patch with the a porta potty wrap. Our restroom wraps make the perfect addition to any pumpkin patch. Consider animal designs, fall leaves or pumpkin decorations.

If you’re in this business, please contact Dons John’s today and find out how you can make moms’ everywhere happily bring their kids to your Pumpkin Patch farm every year because of the comfort you add to their experience. We are here to help – contact us today for a FREE quote!

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