October 29, 2010 // Franchising.com // SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Continuing to expand its kingdom across the country, Junk King, America's fastest-growing, full-service junk removal franchise, announces the signing of Peter Gilfillan as its newest Master Franchisee.
Gilfillan, who spent 17 years in various managerial positions with Ford Motor Company, will be responsible for developing the Junk King brand throughout Colorado, Minnesota and Ohio.
"The growth of our business is skyrocketing due to the millions of people constantly looking for dependable services to clean clutter and unwanted items from their homes or businesses," said Dennis Mulgannon, Director of Franchising for Junk King. "We've turned to Peter to build on our momentum and grab a large piece of the vast market share in the multi-billion dollar junk removal industry."
A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience, Gilfillan brings a wealth of management, operations and sales knowledge to Junk King. Gilfillan spent the first 17 years of his career at Ford Motor Company, where he most notably delivered millions of dollars in profit, margin and revenue improvements. Most recently, he served as vice president of Terex Corporation, a multi-billion dollar international construction equipment OEM.
"With a focus on green initiatives and recycling, as well as a strong business model, entrepreneurs looking to own a Junk King franchise find themselves in a win-win situation," said Gilfillan. "The strong unit economics within the franchise system provides a great financial basis enabling individuals to prosper in a continuously growing industry."
Despite the economic downturn, Junk King's growing network of franchisees is "cleaning house" in the multi-billion dollar junk removal and hauling industry where millions of people are constantly looking for dependable service to clear clutter and unwanted items from their homes and businesses. Merely 12 months after launching its franchise opportunity, the burgeoning brand has grown to 19 franchise partners with commitments for 33 units throughout the United States and is on pace to sell all of its territories in the next few years.
Junk King works with home owners, realtors, property managers and business owners in meeting their junk hauling needs, removing anything and everything that is not a hazardous material; old furniture and appliances, electronic equipment, fencing and lumber, yard waste, tree branches and garden refuse, tires and automotive parts.
Further fueling the company's success is its continued commitment to environmental responsibility. In addition to site pick-up, Junk King sorts, redistributes and recycles any items that can be salvaged, recycling up to 60 percent of what it collects from customers and having already saved nearly 2.3 tons of waste from local landfills.
To augment the company's growth, Junk King is currently seeking single and multi-unit franchisees with a strong desire to develop a white collar business management opportunity in a blue collar industry. With a franchise fee of $30,000, the total investment to own and operate a Junk King franchise in an exclusive territory is $90,000 - $150,000.
For more information, visit www.junk-king.com or call 1-800-995-JUNK (5865).
Founded in 2005, Junk King has become America's fastest-growing, full-service junk removal franchise concept, meeting the demand for affordable and dependable service to clear clutter and unwanted items from homes and businesses. With 16 locations currently opened and operating nationwide, Junk King is filling a niche and is on pace to sell out the entire U.S. marketplace in the next 2-3 years. Headquartered in San Carlos, CA, Junk King's rates are guaranteed to beat the competitions with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. For more information visit www.junk-king.com or call 1-800-995-JUNK (5865).