Rank no.425 – 1-800-Got-Junk? – US
Products & Services: Full-service junk removal
Number of Locations: 162
Total Investment: $111.8K – 143.6K
Began Franchising: 1998
Started by a college student in need of a summer job, 1-800-Got-Junk? takes items like furniture, appliances, construction debris and yard refuse from homes to dumps or recycling facilities. Franchisees provide clients with uniformed drivers who provide trash pickup during a scheduled two-hour window.
Total Investment: $111,800 – $143,600
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $90,000
Franchise can be run from home. 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 – 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee’s location: 3 days. Additional training annually at conference & franchisee location : 2-3 days each.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #425 (2013), #370 (2009),
In 1989, college student Brian Scudamore encountered a tight summer job market in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. So, after seeing an old, junk-hauling truck rumbling along a McDonald’s drive-thru, he was inspired to start his own business. He named his junk removal service “The Rubbish Boys” and used the slogan: “We’ll Stash Your Trash in a Flash!” What began as a means to pay for college quickly turned into a unique business – a franchise of professional junk removal.
Brian changed the company name to 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, invested in more trucks, hired great people, and set a goal to build a brand that would become a household name. Since 1998, the company has grown to approximately 200 locations across three countries.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We create space and peace of mind when junk gets in the way. Whether it’s an unwanted sofa, a pile of household junk in the garage, or a warehouse full of unused office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you. In keeping with our environmental goals to divert items from the landfill, wherever possible, we will donate items to charity and recycle.
Your Full-Service Junk Removal Company
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is your full-service junk removal company. We offer junk removal services for your home or business including offices, retail locations, construction sites, and more. We’re the junk removal company that handles the tough stuff – and we ensure that your junk gets recycled, donated, or disposed of responsibly.
Got old furniture, appliances, electronics, tires, construction debris, or yard waste you need to make disappear? 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can take away almost any material we can fit in our trucks, without you ever lifting a finger. We’ll remove junk from wherever it’s located, and we won’t leave a dent or speck of dirt behind.
When we say we’re your full-service junk removal company, we really mean it.
How To Use 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Choosing 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as your junk removal company is simple.
Here’s how our junk removal service works:
junk removal businessBook a no-obligation appointment online or call 1-800-468-5865Call: 1-800-468-5865. We offer same-day service and our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your 2 hour arrival window.
junk pick up When we arrive, just point to the junk you want removed and our friendly uniformed truck teams will provide you with an upfront, all-inclusive price.
junk removal service We load all the items you want removed – wherever they are located – into our truck, and finish by cleaning up the area.
rubbish removal and recycling It’s not just junk to us! We do our best to donate and recycle as much as we can. Since 1989, we’ve saved over 1.5 billion pounds of junk from the landfill, and counting.