Porta Potty History: Why Is a Toilet Called a John?

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We all have our favorite endearing term for the restroom or, more specifically, the toilet. A common term that most have heard, whether you use it or not, is “the john.” If you’ve ever wondered where the term came from, we’re here to uncover the mystery. Why Is a Toilet Called a “John”? Medieval Lingo… Read more »

Temporary Fencing Solutions from Mr. John Portable Toilet

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Mr. John temporary fencing solutions - in addition to portable toilets, Mr. John provides temporary fence panels, portable stands & weights, and privacy windscreens

Mr. John Provides Temporary Fencing Solutions Your link to Temporary Fencing is here!  Since launching our temporary fencing services in 2021, we’ve been committed to offering flexible, reliable, and efficient fencing solutions for a variety of needs. Whether you’re managing a construction project, responding to an emergency, planning a special event, or undertaking a major… Read more »

Elevate Your Jobsite with Mr. John’s Compact Office Trailer Solutions

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8x24 Office trailer compact

Are you looking to revolutionize your jobsite efficiency? Look no further than Mr. John’s innovative compact office trailer solutions. With a perfect balance of versatility and practicality, these options are designed to take your projects to new heights. 8×24 Office Trailer – Perfect for projects where space efficiency is key without compromising on functionality. Discover… Read more »

January Mr. John Work Anniversaries!

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Celebrating Years of Dedication! As we step into February, we would like to share a heartfelt thank you to our outstanding employees with January work anniversaries and their incredible 233 years of combined service! Your commitment and hard work have been key to our success. We Recognize and Celebrate: *Dale Nicholson: 39 Years of Service… Read more »

Mr. John Announces Promotion of Alex McCarthy to Director of Finance

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Mr. John is excited to announce the promotion of Alex McCarthy to Director of Finance, effective November 20, 2023. Alex is responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial operations and strategy. This includes strategic planning, leading the finance & accounting team, ensuring financial health and compliance, and providing key financial insights for executive decision-making. Alex brings… Read more »

Tips from Our Mr. John Service Techs: Keeping Your Portable Toilet in Top Shape

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Portable toilets play a vital role in outdoor events and construction sites, offering convenience to users and ensuring a sanitary environment. For optimal performance of portable units, it’s essential to follow some simple guidelines. Our service technicians have shared their valuable insights to help you make the most of your portable toilet rental. Here are… Read more »


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Your link to Temporary Fencing is here. Commercial Construction • Housing Developments • Remodels •Public Works Projects • Emergency Response • Special Events FENCE PANELS • Sturdy and reliable alternative to in-ground posts• Easy to install, maintain, and remove• Installs on a variety of surfaces• Repositions easily STANDS AND WEIGHTS • High-visibility reducing trip hazard•… Read more »

Mr. John Announces Leadership Promotions

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Mr. John announces Leadership Promotions

Mr. John is excited to announce the promotion of David Kropf to Director of Operations, and Joseph Hatherley Jr. to Director of Safety & Compliance, effective July 19, 2021. David Kropf joined Mr. John in 2015 serving as Operations Manager for the last 6 years. Over that time David helped transform portable toilet operations, enabling… Read more »

Mr. John is Live on the Salesforce Platform

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As of 6pm EST July 19th, 2021, Mr. John is officially “Live” on the Salesforce Platform for sales, billing, and field service. Our system is designed to give customers a great buying experience, and faster, smarter service. After years of passively searching for a solution, we decided to make new software a priority in 2018…. Read more »

What You Should Know About Modern Portable Toilets

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At Mr. John, we’re proud to offer so much more than the standard porta potty. Believe it or not, there are all sorts of varieties and sizes to choose from. For instance, The Flush Plus, which includes a hands-free pumping flush and a self-contained fresh water sink. Other upgrades within this model include a mirror,… Read more »