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Don’s Johns Honored by Washington Business Journal as Top Family-Owned Business in Region

Gainesville, Va., March 17, 2016 — Don’s Johns, a premier portable sanitation products and services company established in 1964, was recently named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the leading family-owned businesses in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The inaugural family-owned business awards honors the top multi-generational, family-owned businesses in the region for overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy.

Don’s Johns was one of sixteen local companies chosen out of hundreds of applicants to receive the award. They were selected based on an evaluation of their corporate commitment to keeping the business family owned, contributing to regional charities, and supporting the local workforce. The main criteria for participating in the submission process included:

  • Business is at least 51 percent owned by the family;
  • Business has multiple generations involved in the operations of the company and/or has established longevity in the business; and
  • Business is based within the Washington, D.C. region.

According to Kristie Harrell, Chief Executive Officer and granddaughter of the original founders, “For more than 50 years, we have been proud to be one of the first temporary restroom companies on the East Coast. Don’s Johns has served as an extension of the community it supports by providing much needed services for major community events, public emergencies like September 11, and ongoing construction efforts around the D.C. metro region. Harrell also added, “Our motto is ‘Our People Make a Difference’ and living by that motto continues to drive our success.”

About Don’s Johns
Don’s Johns has been serving clients in the Washington, D.C., metro area for more than fifty years. The organization offers the largest variety of portable restroom products in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Don’s Johns sets itself apart by providing superior customer service and event planning support. For more information about the organization, including services, products and careers, go to and follow us on Twitter @Dons_Johns.