1-800-GOT-JUNK? is recognized for outstanding customer service that is based on a simple, yet effective concept: friendly drivers call customers in advance; arrive at the customer site on schedule; and provide a full cleanup after the junk is removed
. Whenever possible, items are recycled or donated. We service both the residential and commercial markets. You may see our truck teams hefting old junk from your neighbor’s attic, removing leftover items from a commercial storage locker, or clearing renovation debris from a construction site.
Our commercial industry focus includes:
The inspiration to build a professional, customer-focused junk removal service came to 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore in 1989 while he waited in line at a McDonald’s drive-through. Seeing the potential of this seemingly simple idea, he bought a used pickup truck and started The Rubbish Boys. Over the next 10 years, the business blossomed in Vancouver, B.C. In 1999, the company’s name changed to 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, and a new business strategy was implemented to facilitate rapid expansion. In just five years, franchise locations were opened in most major metros throughout North America. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is now the World’s Largest Junk Removal Service with locations in three countries, 41 American states and eight Canadian provinces.
Benefits of Owning This Franchise
Anyone can haul junk, but who has a world class call center at its disposal as well as a state of the art online system for Franchise Partners to manage clients, book estimates as well as jobs and track revenue? By joining the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise system, you have access to the systems that allow our brand to be world class. We don’t want to just be the best in the junk industry, we want to a globally admired brand. To us, it is not about hauling junk, it is about creating an amazing experience for our clients.
We have spent a lot of time ensuring that the proper elements are considered for your initial investment. With a $90,000 initial investment, you can be up and running in this business
. This money is allocated towards everything from franchise fees, to start-up costs (trucks, marketing , etc.) and enough working capital to help you get through the first few months of business. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? it is all about setting our Franchise Partners up to win!
|Total Initial Investment:
||$90,000 - $200,000|
||$21,000 - $90,000|
|Liquid Capital Required:
|Net Worth Required:
Training and Support
The training and support at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? begins the moment you become a Franchise Partner. We will walk you through our 8 week start-up process which includes 3 days of training at our head office. We will teach you the technical side of our business as well as give the knowledge to run a successful business. Once you have completed our start-up process, you will then be assigned to work with one of our Field Advisors who coaches you throughout the life of your franchise. This coach will provide weekly coaching calls as well as visiting you at least once a year in your market.
|Does Corporate Assist in Site Selection:
|Does Corporate Provide Advertising and Marketing (Local, National):
|Does Corporate Provide Continued Training:
We are looking for motivated individuals that aren’t afraid to get out in the community and share the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? message. Our best Franchise Partners are not afraid to introduce the service to contractors, realtors, and property managers. Therefore, having sales experience (or aptitude) can be a great asset. In addition to generating new business, you will also need to manage your truck teams, so leadership skills are a must. Finally, we need to see a F/T commitment. Again, to set you up to win.
We typically advise our Franchise Partners to begin building their business out of their homes. This helps to alleviate unnecessary expenses that can be avoided. As long as you have a place to work on a computer and make important phone calls, the majority of your time should be spent out in your community.
Top 35 Target Market Areas
|New Orleans, LA
||Little Rock, AR
|San Antonio, TX
||Las Vegas, NV
||Fort Wayne, IN
|Oklahoma City, OK
||Green Bay, WI
||South Bend, IN
||Windsor / Chatham, ON|
||Baton Rouge, LA
||Corpus Christi, TX