Meet the Staff: Melissa Gossett

Hello everyone! Welcome back to “Meet The Staff!” Today’s focus will be on our office manager Melissa Gosset. I gave her a paper with a few questions on it and she gave me an essay. The rest of this is written from her perspective. Enjoy

I am from Loranger, La- Born in Natchez, MS (July 27, 1976), I lived in north Louisiana during my early childhood, high school, and early adulthood. I moved back to this area, where my family is originally from, in 2001 to be close to my parents

I have been with Pot-O-Gold since April 2001, 16 years! Wow how time flies!! I began at Pot-O-Gold when the only equipment we rented was portable toilets and we serviced only the southeast Louisiana area. I have been a part of this growing company from expanding into roll-off containers to the expansions of service into the areas of Pensacola, Mobile, Houston, Galveston, Dallas, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Lake Charles. I have been the office manager for Pot-O-Gold for 8 years. I truly love this company and the people who I get to work with every day. This place is home to me.

As a mom of 3, I do not have much time for hobbies unless you consider being housekeeper, cook (although I try to cook as little as possible), tutor, motivator, nurturer, task master and control freak as being hobbies. I do LOVE to shop and by that I mean that I probably need to be in a support group for that. I also love home decorating.

Unfortunately my favorite foods are foods that love me which just love to stick around, like to my thighs. I LOVE sweets, bread, and pasta. You know, all those fun things that make you want to slap your momma because they are oh-so good.

I am a mother to 3 amazing boys who take joy in seeing how they can make fun of me. My oldest, Brant, graduated high school this past school year and can I say what a relief that was although I was sure he would have graduated long before then because he knows everything and should have skipped at least 3 or 4 grades. My middle son, Reed, is 16 and quite the social butterfly. My youngest, Phillip, who will be 9 in August, plans to be a millionaire by 30. My amazing partner in this life, Tim, has put up with me for 10 years and it has been the best 10 years of his life!

My ideal vacation is somewhere in the Smokies where I can sit on a porch swing, wrapped up in a blanket with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, a lake in front of me, and the mountains in the backdrop.

My dream would be to have a HUGE animal sanctuary. I have loved animals as long as I can remember and hate to know that any suffer. They give such unconditional love and I feel it’s horrible how people can abuse and be so neglectful to them. I would rescue each and every one I could. Much to Tim’s dislike, I am a procrastinator. I love strongly, I am opinionated, loyal, witty, sarcastic, and to everyone’s surprise…I am tender-hearted and doing things to help others makes me happy.


Meet The Staff: Timothy Vandergriff

Welcome back to “Meet The Staff” everybody! Today’s focus is going to be on Tim Vandergriff Jr. This gentleman is a 10 year veteran here at Pot-O-Gold Rentals LLC! Tim answered my questions very concise and to the point so there isn’t much detail. I figured since the answers were so consise, we are going to do things a little different today. I’m going to format this blog interview-style. So without further adieu, 3…2…1…

Welcome! I’m glad to have you on the show!

Thanks! Glad to be here!

Please introduce yourself to the audience!

Hey everyone! My name is Timothy Vandergriff, but you can call me Tim.

Well Tim, do you mind if I ask you a few questions so our audience can get to know you?

Yes! Absolutely!

Great! So, how old are you?

I’m 34 years old.

Oh? So when’s your birthday?

November 13th

So you will make 35 this year?

Yes that’s correct!

Awesome. Awesome. So, where are you from originally?

Originally, I’m from Houston, but I have spent most of my life in Mobile, AL and Columbia, SC.

My my! You’re from all over the place now aren’t you?

Yea a little bit.

How long have you worked for Pot-O-Gold?

Just over 10 years.

Over a decade? Really?


Wow! Such a long time. Well, tell me a bit about your family.

Well let’s see. I’m the middle child of 5.

Wow. Sharing space must have been “fun” growing up!

It wasn’t that bad. Anyhow, My wife and I have been married for over 6 years now and we have a 5-year-old son. I’m hoping to add on to that in the near future.

Wow. How lovely. Short, sweet, and to the point! I LIKE IT! So! One to more fun things! What do you like to do for fun?

Well, I enjoy riding motorcycles, shooting firearms and silver bullion.

What on earth is silver bullion?

Silver bullion is basically investing in silver.

Oh neat! So, what’s your favorite food, restaurant, etc?

I really enjoy fish and seafood more than other foods, but I don’t get to eat as much as I would like due to my family not being too fond of seafood.

Oh I would die. Seafood is the best food! One final question before I let you go! What is your ideal vacation?

I would love to visit Alaska. It’s just so beautiful and serene there.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Tim Vandergriff! -applause- Thanks for coming on the show! Goodnight!


Ok I hope you readers enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed writing that.


Arts n’ Crafts

Everybody loves a good craft festival. They provide a wonderful opportunity for people to profit from their craft. From wood burning to candle making and cross-stitching to leather work, craft festivals are abundant with independent little shops which sell their wares. Craft festivals can be massive events with hundreds and hundreds of people. As the festival carries on, nature will call to a number of the patrons, and this is where Pot-O-Gold comes in!

Pot-O-Gold’s special event portable toilets are perfect for occasions like craft festivals. Our special event portable toilets come equipped with a corner mounted shelf where you can safely rest your good off of the ground. It also comes with a small vanity mirror so you can make sure you are looking as fresh as possible. Visit our website or call 1-888-768-6465 to learn more.


Meet the Staff: Darrell Beavers

Welcome back to meet the staff. Today’s meet the staff is unique as it is written in Darrell’s perspective. Usually I have people fill out a questionnaire, but this man went above that and wrote everything himself.

“Hello! My name is Darrell Beavers and I was born July 1956 in bigtown Batesville, MS. I’ve now hailed from Ponchatoula, LA For 35 years. I have been with Pot-O-Gold for 11 years as Operations Manager for Galveston, TX and yes walking on the beach is fantastic and relaxing. I like to bowl, fish, and listen to oldies music. My favorite foods are steak and baked potato from Saltgrass Steakhouse. I love spending time with my 4 sons and 8 lovely grandchildren. I would someday like to go on a 21 day cruise because it is so relaxing”


The Convenience of a Connected World

Over the past decade, our world has become more connected than ever. Websites have become far easier to navigate and people can stay in touch with their friends and family much easier. There were two defining moments that shot our world forward and the result is what you see today. August 6, 1991 is the day the internet became available to the public. This would be the foundation of everyday life for most of the modern world. Back then, the internet was a very small place with barely anything there. Today the internet is massive. People’s entire businesses are run on the backbone of this amazing technology. The fact the the internet is open and free, every single business has an equal chance to succeed on this platform. June 29, 2007 a brilliant man named Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, released the iPhone. This piece of technology was the father of all smartphones. It had major drawbacks, but it put the internet in the palm of your hand. Because of this wonderful piece of technology, it spurred unfathomable growth in the market and everyone was connected with their friends and family all the time due to the 2004 release of Facebook. Shopping became easier. People soon were able to shop for almost anything while they were anywhere in the world. People today are able to order almost anything online and get it delivered almost anywhere in the world.

Pot-O-Gold Rentals LLC is one of the only sanitation companies that has online ordering. You can order portable toilets, dumpsters, and more from the comfort of your own home or while you are out and about. Our online ordering is growing by the day and is becoming the prefered way to shop our services. Visit our website now to view our products and place your online order.

Online Ordering

Meet The Staff: Randall Rutherford Jr.

Welcome back to Meet The Staff. Today’s subject is Randall Rutherford Jr, born October 7, 1976. Randall is from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and he has worked for Pot-O-Gold for over a year now. “I love my job.” He has a baby boy on the way and he has a 16-year-old daughter who will be graduating high school early! “I am a very proud father!” In his free time he likes to watch Saints football and racing. He loves Cajun food and seafood (smart man). His ideal vacation is to go on an Alaskan cruise, but this year he will spend his vacation at home with his baby boy. That’s all for Randall. Short, sweet, and to the point.


For portable toilet and dumpster rentals visit our website or call 888-768-6465

Cowabunga Dude

Standing at the edge of the half pipe with sweat dripping from his brow, Oliver has his board at the ready. Oliver steels his nerves, closes his eyes, and takes a deep breath. He mounts his board and shifts his weight forward. Oliver starts flying down the slope of the half pipe on his board, and as soon as he reached the bottom he was already flying up the other side. The moment of truth has come! He soars into the air, grabs his board, and spins! His board lands back on the pipe and his mind is blown. He did an indie 360 and couldn’t be more hyped! His nerves are gone and now his fears are completely calmed. He flys back up the other side, grabs the lip of the half pipe with one hand and grabs the board with the other performing a hand stand. He slams his board back into the half pipe and stops himself at the bottom of the pipe. He looks up and sees his girlfriend Dinah smiling and holding 2 vanilla icecream cones and 2 bottles of soda. “I got you something Oli,” she said. Oliver grinned and pointed to a large oak tree. “Let’s go sit at the table under that tree,” he said. After a downing the soda and ice cream and a flirtatios conversation, Oliver heard Nature’s call. Luckily the manage of the skate park keeps Pot-O-Gold’s amazing portable toilets on site!

Pot-O-Gold’s amazing portable toilets make a perfect solution to answer Nature’s call at any outdoor location. Pot-O-Gold’s standard portable toilet is perfect for those who are on a budget and our special event toilets provide a little extra with a corner mounted shelf and a vanity mirror all while adding an asthetic upgrade. Pot-O-Gold also offers handicap accessible portable toilets which are spacious and come with support bars. For more information, visit our website or call 888-768-6465