Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Should I Rent a Hot Water or Cold Water Pressure Washer?

A pressure washer (power washer) machine is the the ideal way to clean large surfaces quickly and efficiently. Typical rental pressure washers range in power from 3,500 psi to 4,000 psi and are powerful enough to handle the toughest and dirtiest of jobs - like stripping years of grime from metal, peeling loose paint from wood, cleaning gutters, scouring garbage cans, revitalizing wooden decks, and cleaning those stubborn BBQ grills. These high-powered models can also be used to clean bridges, construction vehicles, equipment, building facades and more.

Psi's aside, the most important factor when choosing a pressure washer for rent or purchase is whether to opt for hot or cold models.

Pros: Cold water pressure washers are generally the cheaper option. They are also somewhat less effective then hot water pressure washers. In terms of cost, both initial and maintenance, they are cheaper than their hot water counterparts. They also tend to be significantly smaller and lighter, making them ideal for confined spaces or when maneuverability is a factor.

Cons: These machines are slightly less efficient and lack the ability to remove grease and oil as well as hot water pressure washers. If you will be handling oily jobs like cleaning grills or engine work, these machines may not be the right tool for your job.

Uses: Anything that does not involve oil or grease like removing mud, sand, stripping paint, etc.

Pros: The best analogy for understanding the difference between hot water and cold water pressure washers is the difference between washing dishes in hot vs. cold water. Try to wash dishes with only soap and cold water  and you'll be left with a film of grease that's tough to make disappear. Greasy pipes and oily concrete are the same way. Without extremely hot water, you'll never remove that final layer of oily residue.

Hot water pressure washers do more than battle greasy, oily clean-up jobs. Hot water pressure washers can heat up water to up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, disintegrating muck and grime while producing hot steam ideal for killing germs. They are generally the best machine for getting any job done both quickly and thoroughly.

Cons: These units are more complex and therefore larger and more difficult to move around. They also require more maintenance and have a higher base price. 

Uses: Projects tackling grease and oil like engine work, food related jobs, and piping. 

For more information, or to rent or buy a hot or cold pressure watcher, please call us at 1-800-DURANTE.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Durante Rentals Wins 2016 Inner City 100 Award

Contact: Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals, LLC
718-697-6969 x431


Durante Rentals Wins the ICIC and Fortune Magazine Inner City 100 Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Durante Ranks 26th out of 100 Winners with a 5-Year Growth Rate of 386%

Bronx, NY, September 27th, 2016 – Durante Rentals, one of the country’s leading providers of construction equipment and tool rentals, has been selected as a 2016 Inner City 100 Award winner by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune magazine. This is Durante Rentals second consecutive selection to the prestigious list that ranks and showcases the fastest-growing urban businesses in America.

ICIC’s and Fortune’s Inner City 100 List features high-powered, high-potential businesses from

around the country with headquarters in inner cities. The ICIC defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical area. Each company is selected by ICIC with help from a national network of nominating partners who seek to identify, spotlight, and further enable innovative urban entrepreneurship.

With a rank of 26th, Durante Rentals bested last year’s ranking of 33rd on the list of 100 with reported 2015 revenue of $15.93 million and a five-year growth rate of 386%. “We are thrilled that once again, Durante Rentals has been listed as one of Fortune’s Inner City 100,” said Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Jones. “Every day our team works extremely hard to bring our business to the next level, and it is a real honor to have that hard work recognized by such an impactful organization,” said Christopher.

The winners and their respective rankings were announced at the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards in Boston, where winners gathered for a full-day event featuring thought-provoking sessions, insightful leadership advice and robust networking opportunities. Winners were celebrated for their roles in providing innovation and job creation in America’s underrepresented communities. “It has been a real thrill to watch, as in just a few years, our business has grown into the largest privately-owned equipment rental company in NYC,” said CEO, Anthony Durante. “We are proud of the impact our company has had on the lives of our employees and the inner city communities, like the Bronx and Mt. Vernon where we operate, and we look forward to an even brighter future,” said Anthony.

Boasting an average five-year growth rate of 458% between 2011 and 2015, the 2016 Inner City 100 winners represent a wide span of geography, hailing from 42 cities and 25 states. Collectively, the winners employed 7,324 people in 2015, and on average over a third of their employees live in the same neighborhood as the company.

About Durante Rentals 

Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most trusted name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the NY Tri-State area. Construction professionals look to Durante for all their equipment needs including boom lifts, mini excavators, skid steers, light towers, cement mixers, scissor lifts, generators, compressors, forklifts, and more. Now with seven convenient locations and counting, Durante Rentals services all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, Connecticut, and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit For more information about their subdivision, New York Takeuchi, and their line of earth moving machines, visit


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How Many Light Towers Do I Need for my Job?

Portable light towers have a wide range of uses including illuminating sporting events and construction sites and providing security for at-risk areas. Like other equipment, it is important to make sure that you are using the right number and correct type of light towers for your job. Powerful light towers like Durante Rental’s Allmand Night Light Pro 2 can be used individually to illuminate surprisingly large areas. Each Allmand Night Light Pro 2 has four 1,250-watt metal halide bulbs for a total of 5,000 watts of power. The general formula for illumination is 30 watts per square foot, so each light tower can illuminate approximately 166 square feet.

However, there are a number of factors that affect how many light towers you will need. For specific questions please feel free to contact a Durante Rental representative at, but the following are good rules of thumb for determining the number of light towers that are appropriate for your event or job-site.

Light Requirements

If you are planning an event, you should be aware of the light levels you will need. For a touch-football match at a local field, you may only need a minimal amount of illumination for players to clearly see where they are going. In that case you might only need four light towers, illuminating either end of the field. However, if you are planning to run a high school baseball game in a stadium where fans will be watching, you may need superior lighting in dugout and spectator areas, requiring as many as eight or nine towers.


When organizing the lighting for a project or event, be aware of possible obstructions that may affect your lighting solution. A significant obstruction, like a tree or hill in the middle of your work or play area, may require you to add additional lighting sources. Similarly, if you need to light a construction site, you should consider how variables, like the angle of your light to a foundation pit, may affect your need for more lighting.

It is impossible to cover all the possible obstructions here, so always keep in mind that when working with limited light sources that it is important to be aware of how obstructions and shadows can impact your visibility.


The most powerful light towers have on-board diesel generators that allow them to produce an impressive amount of light. However, these generators can produce a significant amount of noise. This is something to consider when operating in residential areas, especially at night. In areas where noise might become a problem, it is recommended that you use Durante Rental’s solar panel light towers. Along with being an environmentally friendly option, these towers can silently light up areas for hours at a time. At only 400 watts, they are less powerful then gas powered options, and you may need to use significantly more towers to illuminate the same area.

The direction in which you aim your light tower is also important. Neighbors may not appreciate aiming your lights directly at their windows and athletes or drivers may complain about lights pointing directly into their eyes. It is sometimes worth sacrificing ideal placement, or renting additional towers in order to make sure that everyone at an event or job-site is comfortable.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Durante Rentals Makes the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies for Fourth Straight Year

Adam A. Zunic
Durante Rentals, LLC


Durante Rentals Makes the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies for Fourth Straight Year

Durante Rentals Ranks #1643 on the 2016 List with Three-Year Sales Growth of 228%

NEW YORK, August 18, 2016 – Durante Rentals, LLC has once again been named to Inc. Magazine’s exclusive list of 5000 of America’s fastest-growing private companies – The Inc. 5000.

Coming in at #1643 (#71 in Construction) on the 35th Annual List, this is Durante Rentals fourth consecutive selection and highest placement to date. Their previous rankings were #1869 in 2015, #2098 in 2014 and #1879 in 2013. Durante Rentals made this year’s list with a remarkable three-year sales growth rate of 228% and 2015 annual sales of $15.8 million. During the same time period, they added a noteworthy 45 new jobs to the local New York economy.

“2015 was a special year for us, as we really scaled nicely and our financial performance proves it,”
said Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Jones. “We were ahead of budget all year and this is attributed to the hard-working and talented staff we have.  From our drivers to the mechanics to the rental coordinators to the support staff, everyone worked together to produce fantastic results we can all be proud of,” he said. referred to this year’s winners as “Superheroes of the U.S. economy” and deservedly so. Durante Rentals joins some familiar faces on the list such as fellow ARA member Nickell Rental (#3885), Smashburger (#2243) and Omnibuild (#459), along with newcomers to the list such as Dollar Shave Club (#65) and Renewal by Andersen (#1090). You can see a complete list of past and present winners on the Inc. website.

“We’re extremely proud of our team for a fourth consecutive victory,” said President, John Durante. “We understand how difficult it is to maintain this type of growth, but that is exactly what drives our team each end every day – to be better than yesterday,” he said.

About Durante Rentals

Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most trusted name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the NY tri-state area. With the core values of Speed, Convenience and Culture, general contractors look to Durante for all their equipment needs including excavators, skid steers, light towers, generators, compressors, forklifts, air tools, boom lifts and more. With seven convenient locations and counting, their geographic footprint continues to expand while servicing all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam County, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit For more information about their subdivision, New York Takeuchi, visit

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, Inc’s nationally-recognized list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Durante Rentals Announces Major Rental Software Upgrade

Partner with Point of Rental to Implement New Rental Elite Software Platform

Durante Rentals, one of the country’s leading providers of construction equipment and tool rentals, announced today the successful implementation of its new rental software platform – Rental Elite.

This new, award-winning, software platform from Texas-based Point of Rental, is intended to meet the needs of fast-growing companies like Durante Rentals who boast an impressive three-year growth rate of 228% and three new store openings within the past eight months. “To keep up with our rapid growth, we found it essential to invest in our internal processes and constantly search for new areas we can improve upon,” said President, John Durante. “Point of Rental is a company that shares these values, leads the industry with intuitive software, and offers customized programming to fit our unique needs – which is why we chose to partner with them.”
Rental Elite is an enterprise resource planning solution (ERP) for larger rental companies. It offers a highly customizable platform with a comprehensive suite of features that is completely adaptable to most infrastructures. With its user-friendly navigation screens, enhanced reporting features and inventory control management solutions, it is designed to increase efficiency, save time and money and offer better communication to the customer.  
“We always put our customers first,” said CEO, Anthony Durante. “We strive to streamline our processes, offer innovative solutions and look to push the limits of the industry’s technology. After years of research into different systems, we are confident in our choice of Point of Rental. We really wanted a system that worked with the natural flow of our business while also allowing us the flexibility of customized features to support our further development.”

Founded in 1983, Point of Rental was originally developed for a Texas-based rental store run by former NASA astronauts. Having worked with highly intelligent software systems developed for the lunar landing, they found most systems that were available at the time slow, tedious and missing essential tools needed to meet the needs of their growing business. To fulfill this need, Point of Rental was born.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Exciting Happenings at Durante Rentals

Dear Valued Customer,

The summer of 2016 is in full swing, and while we rush out to catch some rays on the beach, here's a recap of some of the Durante Rentals news you may have missed while you were enjoying the fabulous weather.
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
Charles Bowden

Durante Rentals Opens Seventh Location in Brewster

Durante Rentals LLC has opened the doors to its seventh New York-based location at 11 Fields Lane in Brewster, NY. Located down the block from the Brewster Ice Arena, this sprawling 13-acre property is their second in Putnam County and comes just seven months after the opening of their first Putnam-based hub in Carmel, NY.

Durante Rentals now boasts a total of seven convenient locations, with their main headquarters residing in Flushing, Queens. Their other locations are conveniently located in Brewster, the BronxMt. Vernon, ElmsfordWest Nyack and Carmel, NY.

This hub's dedicated team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic rental coordinators, drivers and mechanics are at the ready to serve the local contractors, municipalities and homeowners of Brewster and adjoining communities. Read the full story here.

Joe DelliCarpini Wins Rising Stars 40 Under 40 Award

Durante Rentals Branch Manager, Joe DelliCarpini, joined thirty-nine of Westchester's business elite in receiving the BCW's Rising Stars 40 Under 40 Award. The ceremony took place in Rye Brook, New York where hundreds of friends and family members gathered to celebrate these forty business men and women who have achieved excellence within their respective fields. The Business Council of Westchester is the county's most influential business membership organization, and each year this award is given to a select group of professionals who the BCW recognize as driving forces within their industries.

Joe DelliCarpini, an accomplished competitive amateur golfer, quickly rose through the ranks to become one of Durante Rentals' biggest revenue generators in an unprecedented twenty-four short months. Read the entire press release.

Durante Rentals Unveils New Truck Design

Keep an eye out for our newly designed service and delivery vehicles. If you see them, snap a quick photo and post it to our Facebook page and we'll reward you with some cool Durante swag!

The Durante Staff Showcasing Their Golf Skills

Recently, some of the Durante Rentals staff had an amazing evening of Pitch N' Putt at The Flushing Meadows Golf Center in Flushing, NY.

The festivities kicked off with a closest to the pin contest for a pair of Brooklyn Cyclones tickets. Paul Brezovsky took home the prize with his impressive shot that came to a stop less than 3 feet from the pin. Great shot Paul!

The lowest score of the night went to Chris Hamblet with a 54 -which happens to be par for the course! 

A special thank you to Durante Rentals owners, Chris, John and Anthony for hosting the event and providing the awesome prizes.

Durante Rentals Wants to Hire You!

Durante Sponsors Brooklyn Cyclones 2016 Season

Can you spot the Durante Rentals billboard?

As the 2016 season recently kicked off with a heated game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees, Durante Rentals is once again the official equipment provider and sponsor of the Brooklyn Cyclones - as well as one of their most loyal supporters.

Durante Rentals wishes the Cyclones sucess on the remainder of the season and hopes to see them in this year's Championship game. 

If you would like to attend a game, please contact Adam Zunic for complimentary tickets directly behind home plate. Go Cyclones!

Thank you from the Staff

As always, we'd like to thank all of our loyal customers, vendors, partners, friends and family for your support. You are the reason we are as successful as we are. For more information about Durante Rentals or our products, please visit our website:


The Staff
Durante Rentals

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