Meet The Staff: Vita Dowell

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s focus is on Vita Dowell. Vita was born August 2, 1962 and is from Tickfaw, LA. She has been an employee for Pot-O-Gold for 4 years working as a secretary/ customer service representative. “I love working here. I have great bosses and the girls in the office are treated very well.”

Vita has been married to Joe Dowell for 20 years and they have a 15 year old daughter together named Madison. She also has 3 fur babies; doggos named Bambi, Carly, and Chloe. She also has a feathered friend named Pretty Girl (Girly.)

In her free time, Vita likes to drink coffee above all else. She also enjoys fishing, reading, social media, and playing on her phone.

As for food, she loves seafood from Middendorf’s. She tends to favor fried shrimp, catfish, boiled shrimp, and lobster.

Vita’s ideal vacations would be to camping in Grand Isle for the weekend, spending some time in Europe, and to go on an Alaskan cruise.

Some other interesting information about Vita: She is a member of Eagle Heights Community Church and she loves spending time with her family.

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Labor Day

Labor Day is on the horizon and let’s face it, we all love to grill up some hot dogs and hamburgers while we kick our feet up on this wonderful holiday. Have you ever wondered why we celebrate this holiday or do you just see it as another day off? How about a history lesson?

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New Your City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, 30 US states officially celebrated Labor Day. –Wikipedia

Now that you have that little nugget of knowledge, you can appreciate Labor Day a bit more! While youre outside grilling up a storm with your guests drinking beers and sangria, they will eventually have to go to the restoom. To save your house from the foot traffic and dirt, you had the foresight to order one of Pot-O-Gold’s fantastic porta potties and a wonderful handwash station. Our porta potty provids a fantasic restroom solution for those holding a gathering and our hand wash stations make it easy to keep your hands sanitary. There’s a lot of food around at these parties after all.

Visit our website or call 1-888-768-6465 to learn more!

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Meet The Staff: Keith Melvin

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s focus is on Keith Melvin born 10/4/71 and is from Fairbanks, AK.

Keith has been with POG for 13 years.  He was the first employee hired in our Pensacola terminal and has worked his way up to now lead that terminal as our Florabama Operations Manager.

In Keith’s spare time he loves being out on the water boating.  Living on the Gulf Coast allows him the opportunity to fish which is his passion.

Keith’s favorite food is seafood and his favorite restaurant is Crabs on Pensacola Beach.  He loves the atmosphere and takes his family out to eat there every chance they get.

Keith and his wife have been married for 25 years.  They have 3 children together and 2 grandchildren.  He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, especially playing outdoors.  Not his forte’, he will even play video games with his grandchildren to make them happy. He really wants to take a husband and wife only cruise to The Bahamas.

Additional things Keith shared:

Keith is very outgoing, lives nature and once caught a live gator with his bare hands in the water.  He is a military brat who grew up moving from place to place.  Not only has he traveled to many countries around the world, Keith has been to every state except for Hawaii which is on his bucket list of places to visit.

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The Toilet/People Ratio

Everyone loves a good event! Anything from a concert, to an art festival, to a triathlon people will come in droves. You, as a smart business person, must be prepared to take care of all of these people. Food, drink, and shops are a given, but what about when nature comes calling. People need a place to answer that call without leaving your event or answering it in the bushes. Pot-O-Gold’s portable toilets are the best answer to that problem. You need to ask yourself a few questions in preparation for your order. How many people do you think will attend this event? Does this event span over multiple days? How many of the attendees do you expect to be women? Will there be alcohol? How many hours a day will this event be going on? All of these are questions that must be factored in for you to successfully order proper amount of porta potties. The more people there are, the more toilets you will need. If there is alcohol avaliable, you may want to increase the amount of toilets ordered by 10-15%. If the majority of the attendees are women, you may want to do the same increase. The larger this event becomes, the harder it is to factor everything in so Pot-O-Gold has made you a little cheat sheet. Shhhh, don’t worry! We won’t tell if you won’t! It doesn’t have every factor I listed, but it’s a very good rule of thumb! How many toilets do you need

Meet the Staff: Kyle Mathews

Welcome back to Meet the Staff! Today’s subject is Kyle Mathews. Kyle was born in Mesa, Arizona on June 7th, 1988.

He has been with Pot-O-Gold since January 2017 and is currently working as a route driver for the Phoenix division proving why, in Phoenix, he’s “#1 in the #2 business.” When he isn’t running a route and delivering toilets he is studying construction management at Arizona State University.

His hobbies include fly fishing, big game hunting, camping, eating (I think that may be everybody’s favorite hobby), and enjoying the life of an adventurer. Speaking of food, his favorite food is Mexican especially if it’s from Adrian’s restaurant, but also loves to eat what he makes from the big game he hunts, specializing in Elk meat tacos. Being the adventurer that he is, his ideal vacation is a cabin in the woods where he can get away from it all and enjoy the peace of nature.

He has been married to his lovely wife Emily for over 3 years and they have a beautiful 9 month old son, Roan (pronounced R-own)

Fun facts? Kyle is a trained welder and has travelled in the past for welding jobs, helping to further his adventuring. And when he isn’t contemplating the idea of possibly going to the gym, he listens to his favorite heavy metal band, Tool.

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Upgrading Online Presence

Within  the coming months, Pot-O-Gold’s website, potogoldwaste.com, will have a completely new and fresh look. Not only will our website have a new look, our entire web store will evolve into a more intuitive user-friendly experience. We are aiming for simplicity and beauty with our new site. Working with Three Sixty Eight is making this happen. We have the website prototype in hand, and it looks great!

Currently we are trying to bang out logistics and get all of our features smoothed out. We have so much going into this website to make our customer’s experience so much simpler. We are doing everything we can to deliver a product that will amaze.

I can’t give away too much yet, but our customers will be more than happy with the changes we are making! Stay tuned!

Tropes Against Porta Potties

There are many negative tropes against portable toilets. A lot of people view them as gross, unsanitary, and at times a bit of a social space for people’s less than kosher thoughts. Pot-O-Gold aims to break those views. We pride ourselves on providing the most sanitary porta potties possible while maintaining that cleanliness by our superior toilet servicing.

Let’s begin with the obvious! Potta potties are notorious for being confused with Facebook, Twitter, and the Louvre. I comple-porta-potty-inside-4027666121_afba4ec9c2
tely understand the confusion because they are so similar amirite? Graffiti is plastered
all over these toilets both inside and out. Pot-O-Gold has secret weapon against this social network known and the art that gets posted there. Our graffiti remover leaves the walls looking like new! A lot of advertised grafitti removers don’t cut deep enough to remove permanent marker from the porous plastic, but our solution does. You will be hard pressed to find a Pot-O-Gold porta potty vandalized for very long.

Onto the other major negative trope against porta potties. People tend to have a view that porta potties are smelly and unsanitary. While that may be true for some, Pot-O-Gold’s fleet of drivers makes sure that doesn’t happen to our toilets. We aim to give you image05the highest portable toilet experience that we can. When our drivers service the toilets, they don’t just make sure the tank has been pumped and filled with the famous blue chemical. They take a scraper tool and scrape all the mud and bio waste from the floor and the top of the reservoir. They rinse the excess out with a water hose, and from there, they sanitize the unit with a mixture of bleach and Awesome. To make the unit smell fresh, our drivers spray a highly concentrated scented deodorizing spray all throughout the toilet. When our drivers are done servicing the toilets, they should be as fresh as possible. Pot-O-Gold aims to give you a 5-star experience every single time, from the moment you place your order to the moment we pick the unit up.

Pot-O-Gold’s porta potties stand on the shoulders of giants. Our superior servicing makes it so. If it wasn’t for our highly trained fleet of pump truck drivers, our toilets would just be your run-of-the-mill portable toilets. We are proud to say that we are much better than that and you deserve much better that. Pot-O-Gold should be your first and only choice for mobile sanitation. For more information visit our website or call 888-768-6465!

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