24 09, 2019

The Junkluggers Announces Investment by Contractor Nation

2019-09-24T10:20:08-04:00September 24th, 2019|Tags: , , |

New equity partnership enhances expansion opportunities for the growing eco-friendly junk removal franchise

SEYMOUR, Conn. Sustainable junk removal service The Junkluggers  announced recently its partnership with equity investor Contractor Nation, North America’s leading network of home services and home improvement contractors.

The Junkluggers’ minority equity partnership with Contractor Nation will provide enhanced resources to the eco-friendly junk removal franchise including access to expanded sales and marketing capabilities, a growing network of contractors, and proprietary training and professional development programs.

“Contractor Nation is dedicated to helping home improvement contractors grow and thrive, and we see great synergy between their mission and our growing franchise system,” said Josh Cohen, Founder & CEO of The Junkluggers. “After being exposed to Contractor Nation CEO Larry Janesky’s School of Entrepreneurship, his dealer network and Contractor Nation’s incredible company culture and team, I knew collaborating with his business would accelerate the growth of The Junkluggers.”

The Junkluggers relocated from its Stamford-based corporate franchise office to a private building on Contractor Nation’s campus in Seymour, Conn. The Junkluggers of Fairfield and Westchester, its corporate-owned service location, will remain in Stamford as will its sister company Remix Market, a unique concept in the home furnishing marketplace with an ever-changing inventory of estate treasures and upcycled pieces.

“Josh has already built a great company and we believe he can lead The Junkluggers to even greater success by using our proven processes and programs with his team,” said Larry Janesky, Founder & CEO of Contractor Nation. “Working with Contractor Nation and the companies in our network creates an excellent opportunity for The Junkluggers to grow.”

In addition to partnering with Contractor Nation, The Junkluggers had a strong start to 2019 with double-digit revenue growth. The brand, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, currently has franchise deals in Pasadena, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio; Knoxville, Tenn.; and several other markets that will close before the end of 2019.

About The Junkluggers

Since 2004, The Junkluggers has been disrupting the junk removal industry with its sustainable practices, from being the first company of its kind to offer donation receipts to launching Remix Market as a way to keep items out of landfills. This team of big-hearted professionals focuses on green, community-oriented practices, striving to eliminate 100% of waste from landfills by the year 2025. For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com.

For franchise opportunities, visit www.junkluggersfranchise.com.

About Contractor Nation

Since 1990, Contractor Nation has been committed to creating even greater success for home services and home improvement contractors across North America through training, technology and a wide range of business support services. The businesses and networks in Contractor Nation include Basement Systems, CleanSpace, Total Basement Finishing, Dr. Energy Saver, Attic Systems, Treehouse Internet Group, The School of Entrepreneurship, MoreHouse Finance, Supportworks, National Radon Defense, and Klaus Roofing Systems. To learn more about Contractor Nation and its Founder and CEO Larry Janesky, visit contractornation.com.

11 03, 2019

The Junkluggers of Austin Announced for Austin Gives Generous Business Awards

2019-03-11T20:17:35-04:00March 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Awards to be presented at annual event on April 12

AUSTIN, Texas — The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced The Junkluggers of Austin as a finalist for the Austin Gives Generous Business Awards which recognize organizations that demonstrate exemplary business philanthropy. One winning company from each of four categories will be honored at the annual awards luncheon scheduled for April 12, 2019 at the Hilton in Austin.

This year’s finalists represent all types and sizes of businesses. The finalists include the following categories: Charitable Champions (under 26 employees), Big Heart (27-100 employees), Bold Giver (100-400 employees), and Community Leaders (over 400 employees). The Junkluggers of Austin is a finalist in the Charitable Champion category.

The Generous Business Awards were created by Austin Gives to recognize and celebrate businesses in the Austin community who make giving back a part of their business model. Since its launch in 2011, the Austin Gives program has celebrated Austin as one of the most philanthropic regions in the nation and has quickly grown with over 500 companies in the network.

We are thrilled and honored to be nominated as a finalist for the second year in a row,” said Laura Chavez, Chief Lugging Officer with The Junkluggers of Austin. “As a for purpose organization, we focus on donation, repurposing and upscaling unwanted items across Austin. Further, we appreciate contributing to the Austin Resource Recovery Vision 2040 Landfill Free Initiative.

About Austin Gives

Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber, is committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy in Austin, Texas. Businesses of all sizes that commit to giving one or more percent of their pre- tax earnings toward financial contributions, donated products or services or volunteering are invited to be recognized as an Austin Gives Business. Tickets for the event and addition information can be found at https://members.austinchamber.com/events/austin-gives-generous-business-awards

About The Junkluggers of Austin

Led by Junkluggers’ first woman franchise owner Laura Chavez, the Austin, Texas franchise services all of Travis County to include Austin, Westlake, Lake Travis, SOCO, Rollingwood and surrounding cities. Laura is helping to redefine and modernize junk removal services. She has a keen focus on affiliating with the City of Austin on creating a landfill free city by 2040, and her team focuses on recycling, repurposing and donating items to needy organizations across the county.

About the Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas.  Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous economy and effective advocacy for members. For more information, please visit AustinChamber.com.