October 24, 2016 // Franchising.com // STAMFORD, Conn. – American homes and businesses are overflowing with junk and many people don’t have a truck or the time to haul it away. In big metro areas like Charlotte, junk removal services are a fundamental need and recycling remains a big priority. The Junkluggers, a junk removal franchise, will soon offer residents in the Greater Charlotte area a more environmentally-friendly way to eliminate clutter.
The territory, which covers northern Charlotte, marks the company’s first location in North Carolina and will be owned and operated by Bryan Rainey and his two sons, Caleb and Josh. Company plans call for as many as two to three additional locations throughout the state in the next few years.
“No matter if you are emptying out the attic, reorganizing the basement, or cleaning out the office, we make sure every item that can be donated is,” said co-owner Bryan Rainey. “Instead of filling up landfills, we are providing local charities and donation centers with items they need.”
Having lived in Charlotte for over 20 years, helping local organizations, both donation centers and charities throughout the area is very important to the Rainey family. After the Rainey’s youngest member, Mae, was diagnosed with a rare blood disease that required her to receive a blood transfusion every month, the family began donating their time to local charities and organizations throughout Charlotte. In addition to volunteering with the Red Cross, the Raineys are heavily involved with Make-A-Wish, St. Jude’s, and the National Artist Association.
Prior to owning Junkluggers with his sons, Bryan Rainey owned and operated a 24-hour compliance and ethics company for over 17 years, where he served as Vice President of IT. Wanting a change of pace, Rainey sold his company and approached Caleb and Josh about pursing a business that supported both their growing young families and the community.
Founded in 2004, by then 21-year old Josh Cohen, 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.
The Junkluggers provides an environmentally-friendly alternative, saving millions of tons of junk from landfills each year by donating on average 70% of the items they remove to local charities and recycling centers. When an item is donated on a customer’s behalf, Junkluggers will provide a tax-deductible receipt within 14 business days.
“Let’s face it: anyone can haul away junk but not everyone can do it responsibly,” added Rainey. “Environmental consciousness and great customer service are two things we’re proud to implement with our junk removal services and we strive to recycle, donate or repurpose as much as we can.”
The Junkluggers are able to provide a free estimate upon arrival, which is based on a price-by-volume formula combined with dump fees. If the items take up less room in the truck than initially estimated, the customer will be charged accordingly.
For grand opening coupons, to book an appointment, and for more information, call 1-800-LUG-JUNK seven days a week or visit www.junkluggers.com.
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 12 locations covering 50 territories in seven states. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.com.
SOURCE The Junkluggers