July 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // STAMFORD, Conn. – American homes are overflowing with junk and many people don’t have a truck and don’t have the time to haul it away. The service has become so popular that some national companies like The Junkluggers are making it big in the junk removal business.
Today, with 11 locations operating nearly 50 territories in seven states – nearly one-third of which have opened in the last 18 months alone – The Junkluggers is looking for franchise partners to help bring the company’s eco-friendly junk removal services to even more markets across the country. Despite more competition, the company has experienced double digit growth in nearly all of its existing markets and seeks to open eight additional locations by the end of 2016 and adding as many as 10-15 new locations annually starting in 2017.
”Almost everyone – from home and business owners to renters – have to tackle junk removal at some point in their lives, but few have the time or energy to tackle larger projects on their own,” said The Junkluggers founder Josh Cohen, noting that people would much rather pay someone to take care of all the work for them. “That’s where we come in: we offer a reliable, reasonably priced, environmentally friendly way for them to get rid of their stuff.”
Founded in 2004, The Junkluggers offers full-service junk removal for homes and businesses including offices, retail locations, construction sites, and more. Aside from select hazardous materials, Junkluggers can lug away just about anything, from furniture and appliances to electronics and concrete, among other items. In addition, The Junkluggers provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional junk removal, donating, recycling and repurposing on average 70% of the items they remove to local charities and recycling centers and keeping tons of junk from landfills each year.
“Eco-friendly isn’t just a buzz word for The Junkluggers, it’s a pillar our company stands on,” said Cohen. “We don’t claim we care about the environment and then haul all our loads to the dump. Unlike other junk hauling companies, we’re committed to recycling, donating and repurposing as much of our customers’ goods as possible. That helps us make a true impact on the environment.”
Company plans call for 100% of items to be saved from landfills by 2020.
The Junkluggers franchisee fee is $45,000, and the initial investment to own a franchise territory is $85,250-$154,100. According to Cohen, The Junkluggers’ franchisees come from all walks of life, different generations, and have a wide variety of backgrounds.
“We’ve got young professionals, MBAs, CPAs, Millennials, and semi-retired baby-boomers. Some of our franchisees forged partnerships as friends, others as family members. A few have extensive background in the franchise industry, others don’t, and a handful even worked on trucks as luggers before buying their own territories,” he said.
In response to the growing number of Junkluggers customers asking for moving services in addition to junk removal, Junkluggers also got into the moving business in 2015 with the launch of Luggers Moving.
For more information about The Junkluggers’ franchise opportunity, please visit www.junkluggersfranchise.com, call 1-888-855-0202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2004 and franchising since 2013, The Junkluggers provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional junk removal for homes and businesses, saving millions of tons of junk from the landfill each year by donating usable items to local charities and recycling centers. Having grown consistently over the years, there are currently 11 locations operating nearly 50 territories in seven states. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.com.
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Established in 2004, The Junkluggers provides professional and eco-focused property removal services.