2020 has tested every system in any franchise handbook, but the good news is, we’ve emerged more resilient than ever.
Junk King adapted early to nationwide shutdowns and mapped out new business procedures during the age of contactless everything. Virtual appointment setups and payments, extensive and thorough cleaning procedures and contactless pickups helped drive business for Junk King in a difficult year. While the course of the pandemic might be uncertain, our franchise has stayed strong and true to our core principles. A Junk King franchisee even used his truck to deliver groceries to the elderly in his community.
The pandemic notwithstanding, Junk King hit significant milestones in 2020: one million jobs, 400 trucks on the road and 100 locations across the United States. As a testament to our growth potential, Inc. magazine included Junk King in its annual 5000 list for the first time – only the fastest-growing private companies win this recognition. We’ve frequently been recognized as one of the best in the industry, and hiring Darlene Viering, who has extensive experience in building strong franchises, as vice president of franchise development is sure to boost our fire power in the new year and beyond.
Junk removal, a recession-resilient industry, brings in revenues of $10 billion annually and continues to thrive. Junk King has proven its value time and time again this year whether folks were looking to create more space for the home office or e-learning. However, the pandemic is not going to last forever, and once it’s behind us, we expect that pent-up demand for a new start will drive business growth even more. The cleaning and disinfection rigor the pandemic instituted will stay in the future, too – so will our continued commitment to the community. Whether it’s through donations of time or services, Junk King corporate and franchisees have always kept community front and center. Our commitment to eco-conscious disposal — we recycle up to 60% of each haul on average — also wins us loyal customers who want to do right by the environment.
Our industry is on a growth curve and franchisees with Junk King can leverage our proven processes to build a thriving business of their own. Not to mention, our ease of entry, low start-up costs and multiple revenue streams put our franchisees on the fast track to growing their fleet. We’re looking ahead to better, brighter days and treasuring another year in junk. Are you ready to join us?
If you’re interested in the Junk King franchise opportunity, learn more about becoming a Junk King franchisee.