Pierson Comfort Group, LLC • Toll Free: 1.800.461.0032
28298 Bridgeville Road • Federalsburg, Maryland 21632
Because John Can't Aim!
Star Democrat Wednesday February 24, 2010
By Chris Knauss, Business Editor
Finally! Coat and handbag hangers in portable potties.
Outdoor festival, event and celebration planners can now
offer female-friendly relief for women who need to go.
The PortaJane, locally distributed by
Pierson Comfort Group in
Federalsburg, features embossed
Breast Cancer awareness ribbon
logos and $20 from each rental helps
fund local Breast Cancer research.
The potties are being plugges as the
first portable restroom designed
specifically "For Women Only".
Unique and easily recognizable, the
curvaceous design comes in pink with
The units include a hands-free recirculating flush toilet, a
mounted mirror, the aforementioned coat and handbag
hangers (floor no more), a manicure friendly door handle, a
door-mounted hover bar (because everybody knows
women don't sit), vanity shelves, and soap and towel
dispensers. What they don't include is a urinal.
PortaJane inventor Chris Christian of Telluride, Colo., said
the reason he developed the potty was to stop the sharing
of bathrooms in public.
"We don't share them anywhere else," said Christian. "We
don't share them in offices, restaurants. It's time to stop the
madness of men and women using bathrooms together at
Christian said a couple of other reasons, besides Breast
Cancer awareness, also motivated him to make them pink.
"PortaJanes are recognizable from a very far distance, so you can
spot out the PortaJane and you're going to know where it is. And it's
to keep guys from using it. That's the reason for the pink."
Christian also promotes PortaJane's lack of smell.
"What I really like about the PortaJane is that it does not smell," he
said. "We use an earth-friendly sanitation solution called Planet
Breeze. It's environmentally safe and it's different from other
restrooms in that it is not a formaldehyde chemical base. PortaJanes
smell like air and they always will."
The pink potties are manufactured in Twin Lakes, Wis., and are
made out of recyclable materials.
Pierson Comfort Group General Manager Kathryn B. Kornrumpf said
interest in the new toilets has been high.
"We are promoting them verbally in-house sales and referring people
to our web site because we do have them listed on our Web site,"
said Kornrumpf. "They are really doing extremely well. We have
many of them rented already even though our just came in. We are
in the process of having them lettered. At the moment they are still
encased in plastic, but they will be ready in the next couple of weeks.
Pierson enjoyed a successful 2009 season. Its comfort stations
provided relief during the Presidential Inauguration in January and its
regular large=event customers include the NASCAR races in Dover,
Del., Sunfest in Ocean City, Chestertown's Tea Party, the Queen
Anne's County fair, and Easton's Waterfowl Festival.
Kornrumpf said the porta-potty business usually picks up around
"Everything opens up at that time, but already with the snow, people
have been home planning upcoming events, so that's helped
generate some calls."
Kornrumpf is anticipating more calls for PortaJanes as soon as word
of their availability gets out.
The need is there: "Because John Can't Aim!" says the website
Government & RFP’s
Outdoor Events & Festivals
Marketing House © 2015
Construction & Farming Rentals