Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Power of a Good Website, With Good Content

We at Blue Box Rental are always happy when people find us, especially if they find us by searching online. We take pride in our marketing efforts that connect us with nice people, who then give us the opportunity to serve them and serve them well. Here is a recent experience I (Tim Fields) had with a nice lady in Hancock, Maryland. I asked her how she first heard about us and, of course, she said “Google.” I asked her what terms she used to find us through the popular search engine and she said “rolloff dumpster.” I asked her if she looked at any other sites and she said, “no, yours sounded like you were close to me and I have to tell you that your site was so pretty and easy to read, that I thought I’d call you first.” She called us first and she didn’t have to call anyone else. We look forward to working with her and with everyone who finds us and takes a chance on our ability to be the best service provider they have ever used. It is great when folks put their faith in us, but we truly love it when they are happy they called us,  AND plan to call us again because we lived up to — maybe even beyond — their expectations.

  • Blue Box Rentals rented dumpster in a tight spot on a commercial job site
    Small Job Site? Right Size Dumpster AND Right on Time! Small Job Site? Right Size Dumpster AND Right on Time!

    Small Job Site? Right Size Dumpster AND Right on Time!

Small Job Site? Right Size Dumpster AND Right on Time!

We at Blue Box Rentals know that some commercial — and residential — job sites are sometimes small, tight, cramped, etc…, whatever term you may use for “not enough space to easily work within.” Sometimes it is the space that is tight and sometimes it is the timeline that is tight for getting a job completed. That’s why we say that we always have the right-sized dumpster AND that we will deliver within 24-hours. This is so the work crews are not having to delay getting started or concerned with making a “controlled mess” in one area, to make room for the dumpster — when it finally arrives — so we can move the debris from the pile to the dumpster. We pride ourselves on providing rental dumpsters in the best way possible to make the job as easy as possible. We know the work is tough enough, without having the inconvenience of scattered construction debris, that makes a job a longer and harder than it need be.

  • Happy Valentine's Day from Blue Box Rentals
    Happy Valentine’s Day from Blue Box Rentals! Happy Valentine’s Day from Blue Box Rentals!

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Blue Box Rentals!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Blue Box Rentals!

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Blue Box Rentals! Did You Know?: The history of the story of the patron saint– for which Valentine’s Day is named — is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. The Catholic Church recognizes several different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome under Emperor Claudius II. He decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages in secret. Claudius ordered that Valentine be put to death after his actions were discovered. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl, who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.

  • Blue Box Rental Trucks in the big snow of January 2016
    Melting Snow and Ready for Cleaning Up Melting Snow and Ready for Cleaning Up

    Melting Snow and Ready for Cleaning Up

Melting Snow and Ready for Cleaning Up

Now that the Tri-State area of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is starting to return to normal due to the melting snow, Blue Box is ready to help with the cleaning up of commercial and residential spaces once again. Our trucks were temporarily shut down by the 40-inch-plus dump of snow that came early in 2016, but we hope and pray for an early spring, that will allow for early spring cleaning. We’re trusting that Phil (our famous groundhog weather prognosticator) is spot on with his prediction this year. So, if cabin-fever is setting in on you in the greater Hagerstown area, we recommend starting to plan your calendar for cleaning out that garage, basement or storage area, AND reserving one of our cost-efficient (dare we say CHEAP) dumpsters to rent for that big day. Call our Clear Spring, MD office today to find out how easy it is for us to make your life easier with a short- or long-term dumpster rental.