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Jim Arabia

Chief Marketing Officer

Jim Arabia is a marketing and branding executive leading businesses with growth initiatives. In his role as CMO, Jim’s responsibilities include leading market positioning strategies, creating programs to align and support the strategic vision, and directing the activities of the brand advertising efforts. His experience includes award-winning brand marketing services for technology and logistics companies, real estate firms, and professional services firms. Jim was most recently Vice President of Marketing at a leading professional services provider to the government sector. Jim has a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

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BigRentz Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

BigRentz Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

BigRentz, the nation’s largest online construction equipment rental network, today announced it has achieved ISO 9001 certification, formalizing its world-class management standards.
BigRentz Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

Download our construction estimate template to help create the most accurate estimate for your project.
Free Construction Estimate Templates and How They Work

What Is a Construction Foreman?

What Is a Construction Foreman?

A construction foreman works below the superintendent and project managers but above regular construction workers. This places them in a unique position on construction sites, allowing them to serve as a bridge between workers on the ground and upper management.
What Is a Construction Foreman?

How To Become a Crane Operator

How To Become a Crane Operator

If you’re looking for a career that is challenging, pays well, and doesn’t require years of advanced study and mountains of student loan debt, then a career in the construction industry as a crane operator might be just what you’re searching for.
How To Become a Crane Operator

The Rental Journal Podcast #24 – Chatting With Scott Cannon

The Rental Journal Podcast #24 – Chatting With Scott Cannon

Scott Cannon is the CEO of BigRentz, the fastest growing online equipment rental company in the world. Scott Cannon is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience successfully developing high growth in mid-sized companies. Scott talks about how he first got associated with BigRentz, how the company has evolved over the past few years and where they are heading.
The Rental Journal Podcast #24 – Chatting With Scott Cannon

Women in STEM Statistics to Inspire Future Leaders

Women in STEM Statistics to Inspire Future Leaders

Women make up half of the total workforce, but they represent much less of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields.
Women in STEM Statistics to Inspire Future Leaders

Healthy Buildings: How Construction Fights Disease and Saves Lives

Healthy Buildings: How Construction Fights Disease and Saves Lives

A healthy building aims to make its occupants happier and more productive through responsible building methods, efficient construction equipment and natural design elements.
Healthy Buildings: How Construction Fights Disease and Saves Lives

Change Orders for Construction Explained

Change Orders for Construction Explained

Change orders are updates to a project's original scope in a construction contract, which is important because of the dynamic nature of construction projects.
Change Orders for Construction Explained

BigRentz Adds to C-suite with Promotion of Jim Arabia to CMO

BigRentz Adds to C-suite with Promotion of Jim Arabia to CMO

BigRentz, the nation’s largest online equipment rental company, announced that Jim Arabia has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer for continued strategic growth.
BigRentz Adds to C-suite with Promotion of Jim Arabia to CMO

BigRentz Names Tom Belmont Chief Operating Officer To Drive Operational Excellence

BigRentz Names Tom Belmont Chief Operating Officer To Drive Operational Excellence

BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, announced that Tom Belmont has been appointed Chief Operating Officer reporting to Scott Cannon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
BigRentz Names Tom Belmont Chief Operating Officer To Drive Operational Excellence

“Rental’s The Bottom Line” Podcast: Insights into how COVID-19 is shaping tech driven companies with Scott Cannon, CEO of BigRentz

“Rental’s The Bottom Line” Podcast: Insights into how COVID-19 is shaping tech driven companies with Scott Cannon, CEO of BigRentz

BigRentz, the largest online equipment rental marketplace, has had a big year in 2020 despite all the challenges of COVID-19. CEO Scott Cannon sits down with Rental editor Alexis Brumm to talk about the company's latest mergers, acquisitions, and news, as well as offer insights into COVID-19 and how rental businesses can survive and thrive.
“Rental’s The Bottom Line” Podcast: Insights into how COVID-19 is shaping tech driven companies with Scott Cannon, CEO of BigRentz

Survey: Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

Survey: Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

We surveyed 1,500 Americans and found that opinions about trade school are changing favorably due to the pandemic.
Survey: Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

What Are “As Built” Drawings in Construction?

What Are “As Built” Drawings in Construction?

Also known as “as builts,” as built drawings show the changes made to a building plan during construction.
What Are “As Built” Drawings in Construction?

Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable Template]

Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable Template]

Struggling to figure out if you finished everything on that construction job? A construction punch list will take any guesswork out of the job.
Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable Template]

How to Start a Construction Company in 5 Steps

How to Start a Construction Company in 5 Steps

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about getting your company off the ground, from how to write a solid business plan to what types of insurance are needed and beyond. Here is how to start a construction company, broken down into 5 steps.
How to Start a Construction Company in 5 Steps

BigRentz Closes $15 Million Private Investment and Acquires Atlanta-based Equipment Management Group

BigRentz Closes $15 Million Private Investment and Acquires Atlanta-based Equipment Management Group

BigRentz today announced it closed $15 million in private funding that will enable it to broaden its rental category expansion and maintain business continuity.
BigRentz Closes $15 Million Private Investment and Acquires Atlanta-based Equipment Management Group

The 10 Best Construction Jobs For Your Career

The 10 Best Construction Jobs For Your Career

the 10 best construction jobs include construction management, elevator installer, electrician, plumber, sheet metal worker, carpenter, equipment operator, mason. glazier and photo installer.
The 10 Best Construction Jobs For Your Career

BigRentz and Lizzy Lift Agree to Merge, Expanding BigRentz’s Online Equipment Network

BigRentz and Lizzy Lift Agree to Merge, Expanding BigRentz’s Online Equipment Network

BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, announced today that it has merged with Illinois-based Lizzy Lift, a nationwide and international provider of construction equipment rental services.
BigRentz and Lizzy Lift Agree to Merge, Expanding BigRentz’s Online Equipment Network

The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

Understanding the different types of construction contracts is essential, as they determine what you pay, what you’re liable for, and many other aspects of the job.
The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

65 Must-Know Construction Statistics

65 Must-Know Construction Statistics

We’ve compiled 60 construction statistics that illustrate the state of the construction industry and give you a picture of the direction in which it is heading.
65 Must-Know Construction Statistics

How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

Find out how combating climate change is affecting the construction job outlook.
How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

Can Americans Do Simple Household Maintenance Tasks Without Google?

Can Americans Do Simple Household Maintenance Tasks Without Google?

Here's what we found when we asked 1,000 Americans if they would be able to perform simple home maintenance tasks without Google’s help.
Can Americans Do Simple Household Maintenance Tasks Without Google?

How to Write a Construction Daily Report [Free Template]

How to Write a Construction Daily Report [Free Template]

In construction, it’s essential to document everything that goes on at the worksite, and not just at key points in the project. A construction daily report must be filed at the close of business each day in order to create an accurate, comprehensive, and consistent record of activity throughout the entire project. If the idea […]
How to Write a Construction Daily Report [Free Template]

14 Construction Skills You Need to Land a Job

14 Construction Skills You Need to Land a Job

Construction work is a physically and mentally challenging career. Here are 14 construction skills workers should have to succeed on the job site.
14 Construction Skills You Need to Land a Job

BigRentz Ranked a 2019 ‘Best Places to Work In Orange County’

BigRentz Ranked a 2019 ‘Best Places to Work In Orange County’

BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, has again been ranked as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Orange County’ for 2019 by the Orange County Business Journal.
BigRentz Ranked a 2019 ‘Best Places to Work In Orange County’

How to Recruit Skilled Workers: 13 Proven Tactics

How to Recruit Skilled Workers: 13 Proven Tactics

Given the growing labor shortage in trade industries, it's incredibly hard to find skilled workers for your project or company. Here are 13 tactics you can use to improve your hiring chances.
How to Recruit Skilled Workers: 13 Proven Tactics

BigRentz CEO: Mobile Online Construction Equipment Rental Bookings Have Overtaken Desktop Orders

BigRentz CEO: Mobile Online Construction Equipment Rental Bookings Have Overtaken Desktop Orders

Equipment World asked BigRentz CEO Scott Cannon to tell us what he’s seeing in the rental marketplace.
BigRentz CEO: Mobile Online Construction Equipment Rental Bookings Have Overtaken Desktop Orders

Easy-to-Use Construction Bid Template (Free Downloadable)

Easy-to-Use Construction Bid Template (Free Downloadable)

Preparing a construction bid using a template ensures your proposal is clean, professional, and complete with all of the necessary information.
Easy-to-Use Construction Bid Template (Free Downloadable)

BigRentz Makes it Easier to Schedule Bulk Orders for Nationwide Accounts

BigRentz Makes it Easier to Schedule Bulk Orders for Nationwide Accounts

BigRentz has launched a proprietary automated bulk order system that enables national construction and maintenance companies to rent construction equipment more easily and accurately for planned maintenance or remodeling projects across the country.
BigRentz Makes it Easier to Schedule Bulk Orders for Nationwide Accounts

How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

A store’s exterior is just as important as its interior. We cover the key components of enhancing your curb appeal, including parking, signage, and storefront.
How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience