Friday, December 11, 2015

Durante Rentals 2015 Fall in Review - SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award, Fortune Magazine's Inner City 100 Award, Industry Veteran Damien Rispoli Joins Durante Rentals Management Team and More

Read about our recent awards, new hires, new equipment and more

Dear Valued Customer,

As the Fall of 2015 leaves us and old man winter prepares to greet us, here's a recap of things you may have missed while you were raking the leaves and carving your pumpkins.

"Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground."
- Andrea Gibson

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." - William Cullen

Durante Rentals Awarded the
2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award

Durante Rentals was recently awarded the 2015 Corporate Culture Award by SmartCEO Magazine. The Corporate Culture Awards program honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. 

Anthony DuranteCEO Anthony Durante and Director of Marketing Adam Zunic attended the awards gala in New York City on December 3rd. Anthony (pictured to the left) proudly accepted the award on behalf of the company as we celebrated with the 40 other well deserving winners including some well known names like LeadDog Marketing Group, Crain's New York Business, Saint Christopher's Inc. and
Russel Simmons' Rush Communications, to name just a few.

(l to r) CEO, Anthony Durante,  Director of Marketing, Adam Zunic

Durante Rentals Wins the ICIC and Fortune Magazine's Inner City 100 Award

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine selected Durante Rentals to the 2015 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. The Inner City 100 program recognizes Durante Rentals as a successful inner city business and a role model for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America's urban communities. 
Our President John Durante (pictured to the left) was in Boston to attend the networking reception and awards ceremony where he accepted the award on behalf of the company.

"We are extremely honored to have made this prestigious list" said President John Durante. "Awards and accolades aside, we are genuinely proud to be helping our local citizens create better prospects for themselves, their families and the communities where they reside." 

Industry Veteran Damien Rispoli Joins Durante Rentals Management Team

Durante Rentals has added a key piece to their sales management team with the recent hire of industry veteran Damien Rispoli. 
Damien joins Durante with over 20 years of experience in 
rentals, sales, training and operations experience. In his new role, Damien will be managing and developing Durante Rentals newest location opening in March of 2016. 

"We are excited to have
Damien on board and part of
the Durante team as he brings
a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the table," said President John Durante. 

"He is a welcomed addition during this exciting period of rapid growth for the company". Read the press release.

CEO Anthony Durante Named one of the "Kings of Queens" by the STAR Network

Our CEO, Anthony Durante was recently honored as one of the "Kings of Queens" by the STAR Network and the Queens Courier. 

More than 700 supporters and business leaders in construction, real estate, banking and other industries attended the annual networking and awards gala at the Terrace on the Park. 

Special Guests, Fox 5 Meteorologist Mike Woods and Miss USA National 2015 Katherine McQuade, were the guests of honor. Also on hand to share in the festivities were NYC Public Advocate Letitisia James, City Councilman Peter Koo, Senator Toby Stavisky and Senator Jose Peralta.
Thousands of dollars were raised for St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Project Eliminate, a Kiwanis club initiative that aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

2nd Annual Company Bowling Outing

Durante Rentals held their 2nd Annual Bowling Event at Whitestone Lanes back in September. A great time was had by all as about 25 staff members ate, drank and bowled their hearts out - or at least attempted to in some cases.

As Vice President Eddie Rivera pointed out in his impromptu speech, "The owners put these events together to give something back to their loyal and hard-working team members and we the staff surely appreciate it."

Teams were chosen to battle it our for the chance at a free company catered lunch the following day. A special shout out to CEO Anthony Durante for his high score of 178. Not too shabby for someone who hadn't picked up a ball since his early childhood days.

Coming Soon
The New Takeuchi TL12V2 Vertical Lift Loader

Click the PLAY BUTTON below for a awesome preview of Takeuchi's all new TL12 V2 Vertical LiftTrack Loader.

Introducing the New TL12V2 Track Loader

The TL12V2 is the largest, most capable track loader in the industry, and the new vertical lift loader arrangement delivers an impressive 45% greater operating capacity over the TL12. 

The new vertical lift arm design provides increased lift height and greater balance while the low cross member improves forward visibility.....

Call us for more information at 718-697-6969

Run, Don't Walk to Get The Best Calendar
You Will Ever Own

It's that time of year again...calendar season. Stop in to one of our four convenient locations and pick one up a FREE copy for your home, office or job-site. 

Fun, vibrant and full of color, the 2016 Durante Rentals calendar is the calendar you want to guide you through
the next 12 months. See the back cover below for a monthly preview.

Durante Light Tower Featured on Hit NetFlix Comedy Show: Master of None

One of our Allmand Light Towers recently made a guest appearance on the new Netflix comedy: Aziz Ansari's Master of None. Unfortunately, it did not have a speaking part this time around. Perhaps on the next episode? Tune in to Netflix to find out.

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 successfull as we are. For more information about Durante Rentals or our products, please visit our website.


The Staff
Durante Rentals

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