Junkluggers

10 02, 2022

The Junkluggers is Revolutionizing the Industry This New Year

2022-02-10T11:34:13-05:00February 10th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Eco-friendly junk removal brand heads into 2022 with big plans.

SEYMOUR, Conn. — The Junkluggers – an eco-friendly junk removal brand that is on a mission to keep reusable items out of landfills – is moving into 2022 with large goals after a successful and productive year behind them. The brand has seen growth throughout the pandemic opening over 40 locations last year, helping The Junkluggers to more than double their revenue from 2020. The brand is more determined than ever to continue progressing the industry by focusing on environmental solutions, partnering with the communities it serves and continuing to be a company people are proud to work for.

“At The Junkluggers we are no ordinary junk removal company. We are passionate about our sustainable approach and helping our customers declutter, while doing everything we can to donate, recycle, and keep items out of the landfill,” said Josh Cohen, Founder and CEO.

Going above and beyond the industry standard of simply removing the un-wanted items a customer needs gone, The Junkluggers is dedicated to finding a new purpose for them. Partnering with countless local charities and organizations to get items into the hands of those who need them, the brand’s top priority is to keep 100% of reusable items out of landfills by 2025.

Included in the Franchise Business Review Top 2022 Franchises, The Junkluggers made the list at number 32 amongst all mid-size franchises as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur on the Franchise 500 list. These accolades have proven The Junkluggers is a brand that knows what its customers and franchisees need and expect from them, continuing to deliver. Based on a Franchise Business Review survey, the company found that over 94% of franchisees enjoy being a part of the business and believe leadership promotes a strong culture. The brand also conducted an internal survey and found that 97% of the home office team enjoy the company’s culture and were happy at work.

The Junkluggers is seeing a trend that the franchisees joining its team are those that wanted to take control of their destiny and create a business for themselves and wanted to work with a business they believe in.

“We resonate with prospective franchisees as they learn that we are so much more than just a junk removal company,” said Cohen. “Making a positive impact on the environment and having deep roots in the communities we serve by partnering with local charities and making donations is what we do every day and our franchisees want to be a part of that.”

Today, The Junkluggers continues to create relationships with local charity partners and recycling centers across the United States and strives to become a part of every community they service. The Junkluggers and you can be a part of the solution to preserve the world, one lug at a time, by finding the best and most eco-friendly use for unwanted items with the goal to keep junk out of landfills. The brand prides itself on helping its clients head into the new year right by helping them declutter both residential and business junk.

For more information about The Junkluggers, please visit https://www.junkluggers.com/ or contact 1-800-LUG-JUNK (1-800-584-5865).

About The Junkluggers

Since 2004, The Junkluggers has been disrupting the junk removal industry with its eco-friendly 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 enhance lives, the community and the environment by donating, recycling, upcycling and supporting local charities. The Junkluggers now has 88 franchise locations across the U.S. with 76 operating, and 12 coming soon. They are on a mission to paint the world green as they grow!

15 12, 2021

‘Tis the Season to Haul Before the Holidays with The Junkluggers

2021-12-15T08:55:05-05:00December 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

While you take care of your seemingly endless to-do list for holiday prep, let The Junkluggers come to you for fast, easy, and professional junk removal services.

SEYMOUR, Conn. — Turn this holiday season into the hauliday season with The Junkluggers – the industry leaders in eco-friendly junk removal. With lighter travel restrictions and the ability to host in public settings this year, preparation for gatherings with friends, family and coworkers might look a little different than last year. Be proactive and don’t forget about cleaning up and getting rid of junk you no longer want before your hauliday festivities begin.

The Junkluggers want to offer some tips in efforts to reduce your hauliday clutter (and stress) this year:

  1. One room at a time – To begin, think about the rooms that you’ll actually be using and start there. For example, rooms like the dining room, living room, and/or the kitchen. Also be sure to give yourself the gift of time, including planning a decluttering session at least a few days in advance of when you’ll be celebrating. That way, it’s not as stressful.
  2. Clear plastic totes – One of the most important tools in any decluttering process is the clear (or translucent) plastic tote. It helps to have a place where you can put excess stuff that you can’t immediately decide what to do with and you’ll be able to see what’s inside at a glance, so it’s less likely you’ll forget what’s inside.
  3. Don’t forget about the hall closet – this closet will probably see a lot of use over the holiday season holding guest coats, so you’ll want to make sure it’s not filled to the brim.
  4. Need professional help? – Call The Junkluggers! They are here to help this year whether you have been naughty or nice.

CEO and Founder, Josh Cohen says, “Let us take some stress off of your plate this hauliday season. While we remove your junk, relax and spend a little more quality time with family and friends. Happy Haulidays!”

Today, The Junkluggers continues to create relationships with local charity partners and recycling centers across the United States and strives to become a part of every community it services. The Junkluggers and you can be a part of the solution to preserve the world, one lug at a time, by finding the best and most eco-friendly use for unwanted items with the goal to keep junk out of landfills. The brand prides itself on making decluttering as easy as possible and takes great satisfaction in removing your junk.

Service begins with a free, no-obligation estimate. After approval, the expert luggers carefully load items and organize the truck based on what can be donated or recycled. The Junkluggers does all of the heavy lifting and follows it’s Green Guarantees: on-time arrivals, donation receipts within 14 days, price assurance and 100 percent satisfaction.

For more information about The Junkluggers, please visit https://www.junkluggers.com/ or contact 1-800-LUG-JUNK (1-800-584-5865).

About The Junkluggers

Since 2004, The Junkluggers has been disrupting the junk removal industry with its eco-friendly 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 enhance lives, the community and the environment by donating, recycling, upcycling and supporting local charities. The Junkluggers now has 87 franchise locations across the U.S. with 75 operating, and 12 coming soon. They are on a mission to paint the world green as they grow!

27 08, 2021

The Junkluggers Make World Clean Up Day A Month-Long Event

2021-08-27T10:43:41-04:00August 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Eco-friendly junk removal brand creates World Clean Up Month to eliminate waste in landfills.

SEYMOUR, Conn. — World Clean Up Day kicks off on September 18, but The Junkluggers – the industry leaders in eco-friendly junk removal, is taking it one step further and is announcing World Clean Up Month for the entire month of September. The Junkluggers are ready to showcase their mission of keeping reusable items out of landfills in order to maintain a sustainable environment with your help from September 1 through September 30.

During World Clean Up Month, The Junkluggers encourages you to participate in local eco-friendly focused community events or even create your own! The junk removal brand is challenging you to live a little greener and show the planet some extra love during the whole month of September. To kick-off World Clean Up Month look for local e-waste events to help limit the 75-80% of e-waste that ends up in our landfills every year. Another way to get involved in this month long event is getting your hands dirty with community cleanup events in your area and bring some friends along! The Junkluggers invite you to try out eco-friendly initiatives that can become a lifelong practice, such as limiting your household waste, donating reusable items and purchasing eco-friendly products.

“Our mission runs for 365 days a year, but we would love for our communities to devote a whole month to reducing our waste in landfills,” stated Josh Cohen, CEO and Founder of The Junkluggers. “We are excited to roll out World Clean Up Month and together we can all make a big impact on our environment.”

Cohen always wanted to find new ways to donate items and reuse products which would have otherwise been thrown in landfills. Since its humble beginnings in 2004, The Junkluggers has donated over one million dollars’ worth of items on behalf of its customers – that means it has been able to keep over 50 million pounds out of landfills and benefited over 100,000 people. The Junkluggers was the first junk removal company to issue donation receipts to customers because it always donates first!  As The Junkluggers continues to grow, it continues to paint the world green! This year alone, the brand has generated over 80% more donation receipts than the same period last year.

As part of The Junkluggers ongoing mission, Cohen believes in incorporating eco-friendly practices into his everyday life. He recently introduced a compost to his household that will help eliminate close to everything that goes into their trash, as the rest is thrown into the recycling bin. Part of his ongoing household practice is purchasing items that can be recycled therefore staying eco-friendly both inside and outside of the home. Whether it’s across the nation, in the community or at home, Cohen strives to carry out his mission by keeping items out of landfills.

Today, The Junkluggers continues to create relationships with local charity partners and recycling centers across the United States and strives to become a part of every community they service. The Junkluggers and you can be a part of the solution to preserve the world, one lug at a time, by finding the best and most eco-friendly use for unwanted items with the goal to keep junk out of landfills. The brand prides itself on making decluttering as easy as possible and takes great satisfaction in removing residential and business junk.

“We are always looking for new ways that our local communities can make an impact on the environment that supports our mission to keep items out of landfills,” said Kristy Ferguson, Chief Marketing Officer for The Junkluggers. “The Junkluggers hope that World Clean Up Month is celebrated and practiced nationwide in the years to come.”

For more information about The Junkluggers, please visit https://www.junkluggers.com/ or contact 1-800-LUG-JUNK (1-800-584-5865).

About Junkluggers

Since 2004, The Junkluggers has been disrupting the junk removal industry with its eco-friendly 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 enhance lives, the community and the environment by donating, recycling, upcycling and supporting local charities. The Junkluggers now has 85 franchise locations across the U.S. with 63 operating, and 23 coming soon. They are on a mission to paint the world green as they grow!

4 06, 2021

The Junkluggers Invite You to Go Green This Summer

2021-06-04T13:40:19-04:00June 4th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Eco-friendly junk removal brand aims to eliminate 100% of waste from landfills by 2025.

SEYMOUR, Conn.The Junkluggers – the industry leaders in eco-friendly junk removal, is on a mission to enhance lives, the community, and the environment and wants to make sure you have your greenest summer yet! The Junkluggers is on a national mission to keep reusable items out of landfills in order to maintain a sustainable environment and would love for you to join them.

In an effort to help you go green this summer The Junkluggers offers 8 easy tips:

  1. Start a compost or a garden (or both!)
  2. Switch to reusable bottles and straws
  3. Recycle your old or unused electronics
  4. Donate any of your furniture not in use
  5. Shop locally and buy from farmers markets
  6. Go camping and/or enjoy a green picnic
  7. Make a DIY clothesline to sun dry clothes
  8. Donate any summer clothes you don’t wear

CEO and Founder, Josh Cohen, always wanted to find new ways to donate items and reuse products that would have otherwise been thrown in landfills. Since its humble beginnings in 2004, The Junkluggers has donated over one million dollars’ worth of items on behalf of its customers – that means it has been able to keep over 50 million pounds out of landfills and benefited over 100,000 people. The Junkluggers was the first junk removal company to issue donation receipts to customers because it always donates first!  As The Junkluggers continues to grow, it continues to paint the world green! This year alone, the brand has generated over 80% more donation receipts than the same period last year.

“Making a difference within our communities and environment is the heart of what we do,” said Cohen. “Make this summer a green one! Making small adjustments to your life can make a big impact on our environment.”

Today, The Junkluggers continues to create relationships with local charity partners and recycling centers across the United States and strives to become a part of every community they service. The Junkluggers and you can be a part of the solution to preserve the world, one lug at a time, by finding the best and most eco-friendly use for unwanted items with the goal to keep junk out of landfills. Junkluggers prides itself on making decluttering as easy as possible and takes great satisfaction in removing your junk.

“Throughout the pandemic people have been going through their businesses and homes and identifying items they don’t need or want anymore,” said Kristy Ferguson, Chief Marketing Officer for The Junkluggers. “Especially as we head into the summer we want people to think about how they can utilize eco-friendly practices and help give their items a new life.”

Service begins with a free, no-obligation estimate. After approval, the expert luggers carefully load items and organize the truck based on what can be donated or recycled. The Junkluggers does all of the heavy lifting and follows its Green Guarantees: on-time arrivals, donation receipts within 14 days, price assurance and 100 percent satisfaction.

For more information about The Junkluggers, please visit https://www.junkluggers.com/ or contact 1-800-LUG-JUNK (1-800-584-5865).

About Junkluggers

Since 2004, The Junkluggers has been disrupting the junk removal industry with its eco-friendly 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 enhance lives, the community and the environment by donating, recycling, upcycling and supporting local charities. The Junkluggers now has 83 franchise locations across the U.S. with 57 operating, and 26 coming soon. They are on a mission to paint the world green as they grow!

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.