BigRentz Makes the OCBJ “The Civic 50”

IRVINE, Calif., Nov 1, 2018 – BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, was crowned one of the most community-minded companies in Orange County, California. It was named among ‘The Civic 50’ by The Orange County Business Journal.

The prestigious award, in partnership with non-profit OneOC, provides 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. Companies were selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization, and impact.

BigRentz received the recognition for its work with a number of local nonprofits and causes, including the American Cancer Society, the Movember Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.

BigRentz’ most notable contribution was to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. In addition to executives spending a day building frames for affordable housing, BigRentz also donated $25,000 towards the charity’s annual project, Leaders Build, which provides much needed low-cost homes.

CEO of BigRentz Scott Cannon commented, “As a company that supplies the construction industry on a daily basis, we felt it is important for us to be supporting the trade, while also making a contribution to the needs of local residents. Orange County is widely known as a costly place to reside, and we believe that projects like this are vital to the community to help ensure people have a decent place to live.”

He added, “We are committed to creating a culture of service in our organization, and we are so delighted that our staff is totally on board.”

CEO of BigRentz Scott Cannon and VP of Marketing Jim Arabia were presented with The Civic 50 achievement at a special awards ceremony in Irvine.

CEO of OneOC Daniel McQuaid said, “No longer satisfied with checkbook philanthropy or short-term returns on CSR initiatives, Civic 50 companies are elevating critical stakeholder voices from employees, customers, and communities into their mission statements. In short, the Civic 50 Orange County companies are putting themselves at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models.”

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

Civic 50

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.

About OneOC

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 provides 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.