Migration and the Pandemic – 1-800-JUNKPRO Sees Growth

by Mike Davis

An emerging franchise brand, 1-800-JUNKPRO identified Phoenix for its plans to develop and expand into Arizona after the market was recently voted one of the top 10 best places to live after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The junk removal and dumpster rental company has four locations available in the metro and surrounding areas and has reported a 16% average increase in same-store revenue during the pandemic.

The attractive thing about our business model is that every market in the country needs it. Our customers are mainly homeowners, and we are here to literally take the load off families as they navigate stressful situations like moving, renovating or simply a deep fall cleaning. All of these things take time and an unbelievable amount of energy, so we are here to make things easier.

The locations do require a brick-and-mortar presence, but not an expensive buildout. When the business first launches, each location will bring four to 10 jobs to the Phoenix community; after a two-week training period, a location can open in about 90 days. The typical initial investment ranges from $78,750 to $247,500. It requires minimum liquid capital of $50,000 and a net worth of $200,000.

The Midwest, Southern and Southeastern locations of our Wichita, Kansas-based company have done extremely well, so we are excited to take our footprint further west in Arizona.    

Mike Davis is president and CEO of 1-800-JUNKPRO, which was initially founded as Better Hauling Company in 1999 by husband-and-wife team Mike and Misty Davis as a way to earn some extra money and rebranded in 2007 in response to its success and then selling its first franchise in 2016.

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