Company honored in the Civic 50 awards by Orange County Business Journal for its contributions to local causes
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Civic50OC2019—BigRentz, the nation’s largest construction equipment rental network, is being honored for the second year in a row as one of Orange County’s most community-minded companies.
The company has once again been selected into the Civic 50 by the Orange County Business Journal after supporting multiple nonprofits, including building houses for Habitat for Humanity to whom the company also donated $25,000 this year, The American Cancer Society, the Movember Foundation, participating in the 1st Annual OC Community Cup and donating $10,000 in scholarships.
The prestigious honor, in partnership with non-profit OneOC, sets a standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies use their time, skills, and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities in which they do business.
“Our culture was built on working with and supporting the community so we created an internal campaign that expresses this sentiment called ‘Operation Lift Up.’ It focuses on special causes that are part of our employees’ lives,” commented Jim Arabia, Vice President at BigRentz. “New this year, we are also offering $10,000 in scholarships for vocational training as we recognize there is a skills shortage, particularly in construction.”
Arabia will be presented with the Civic 50 honor at a special awards ceremony on October 16th at the Hotel Irvine.
BigRentz is an online construction equipment rental marketplace. Our 2,500 partners with 8,500 rental yards across the country represent the biggest equipment rental network in the nation. BigRentz is leading the equipment rental industry by using innovative technology to streamline the rental process for both the customer and the supplier. For our customers, we simplify the procurement and logistics challenges of renting construction equipment. For our equipment suppliers, we help drive their revenue, broaden their reach, and increase their overall utilization. Types of equipment rented include aerial equipment: boom lifts and scissor lifts; material handling equipment: forklifts and telehandlers; earthmoving equipment: backhoes, skid steers, and dozers; site services: dumpsters, light towers, and storage containers; and specialty rentals for a variety of industries. Visit www.BigRentz.com.
About the Orange County Business Journal
The Orange County Business Journal is the weekly read that connects the Orange County business community. This is where the community doers in the most vibrant slice of the Southern California economy keep tabs on each other. With one of the highest circulations of all the Business Journals in the country, it continues to grow as a highly impactful and influential publication.
About Civic 50 Orange County
Since 2012, The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light Institute, has recognized the 50 most community minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey developed by True Impact. For Orange County, honorees were determined using True Impact’s adapted national Civic 50 online survey that is independently administered and scored.
OneOC is a 60-year-old nonprofit organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting, and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 750 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. Since 2015, OneOC has also become a one-stop shop that provide smart, easy, and impactful giving and volunteering services to companies. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.
Gina Ray, APR