The man behind the idea was commercial banker David Sauers, Jr. As he and his family were enjoying an outdoor festival, the inevitable call of nature struck his young daughter. Sauers approached the porta john with his daughter and infant on his hip, but it had no lights, no toilet paper, no running water, no soap, and no room for all three of them. Disaster ensued, leaving dad and daughter soiled and the infant in the arms of a stranger. Their day at the festival was done, ended prematurely by a substandard porta-potty.
Sensing an untapped market, David resolved to develop a sanitary and comfortable portable bathroom option—a solution combining basic necessities with luxury perks. He partnered with friend and engineer Robert Glisson to do just that. Leaving successful careers behind, Sauers and Glisson co-founded Royal Restrooms® and paved the way for a new evolution in luxury portable bathroom rentals.
Restrooms were built on custom trailers outfitted with exterior lights, stairs with handrails, and occupancy light indicators. Spacious interiors included functioning bathroom fixtures, lights, vanities and mirrors, climate control, and toiletries. Sauers and Glisson further defined their Royal Restrooms brand, calling it a “Regal Portable Restroom Experience™” and added contemporary décor, music, rugs, pictures, flowers, and their signature butter mints on the granite countertops.
Early on, the two men worked weddings, backyard oyster roasts, and small company events until Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. Sauers was deeply moved by what he saw on his trip to the disaster zone.
"Up until then, we had used our restrooms for parties and weddings. We had to rethink our mindset. We were driving into what looked like a war zone. From that moment on, we rethought our purpose. While we provide luxury portable restrooms for weddings, parties, sporting events, and non-profit celebrations, we also provide them for any time in life, be it a business remodel or a disaster relief situation. We want to be there in your time of crisis, and we don't just mean when your in-laws are coming to town."
Today, there are over 40 Royal Restrooms offices located all across the country. Each office is independently run by owner/operators dedicated to serving the communities in which they live. Royal Restrooms owners offer a unique and knowledgeable perspective in the events industry, and they are committed to delivering the Regal Portable Restroom Experience™ with every client interaction.
The Royal Restrooms brand stands as a symbol of excellence in the luxury portable restroom and shower industry. We are deeply committed to:
"Our guests were completely overwhelmed by the quality of the restrooms supplied by Royal Restrooms, and I was so very impressed by the service, professionalism, and flexibility displayed by the owner, John Fuller. Every detail was covered, the pricing was extremely competitive and the units were immaculate. Frankly, I could not be more pleased and will be using Royal Restrooms again and again."
Susan H., CMP, Arizona
"We hired Royal Restrooms for our garden wedding, and from the moment we first called, they were wonderful! Someone always picked up the phone, and they were right on top of everything. The staff at Royal Restrooms was friendly, and efficient, and they did everything they said they would. The trailer was delivered right on time and picked up without any problem. And, if you want to impress your guests at an outdoor event, a Royal Restroom is a must. People are still talking about it! The trailer was super clean, and beautifully decorated, with hard wood, granite counter tops, and they even had music in the stalls! The trailers have a modern airstream appeal, so they are attractive, and look nothing like a port-o-potty from the outside. You guys rock! Thank you!!!"
Ris M., San Francisco, California
"You and your team (Royal Restrooms of Miami) were OUTSTANDING! It was a pleasure working with you, Jose and Reynoldo. The guys on site were always available for assistance and being a 24 hour event, they were always there to make sure everyone was happy and the restrooms were spotless. Thanks again and when we are in Miami again, you will be the first vendor I call!!"
Corinne H., South Florida
"What a treat it was to have one of your Royal Restrooms at the annual Domras Cup Mead Competition held at Savannah Bee Company. Typically, you would not hear people make glowing remarks about a portable bathroom, but most everyone who did on that day raved about how wonderful it was. Clean, heated, comfortable, and with a good sink for hand washing. No doubt we'll have one at next year’s event! Thank you."
John W., Domras Cup Mead Competition Organizer, Georgia