While CEO Josh Cohen was studying in Australia during a semester break from the University of Connecticut, the idea for The Junkluggers came to him like a bolt of lightning. A friend mentioned that he made $100 hauling away a refrigerator from a neighbor and Josh thought, “Hey, I can do that!”
The year was 2004, and upon his return to the U.S., 21 year old Josh “Shuki” Cohen hit the streets handing out homemade fliers all around town. Soon the phones began to ring and Josh quickly realized there was a demand for a reliable, professional and eco-focused junk removal service.
Armed only with his mom’s Dodge Durango SUV and a love for the environment, Josh began a company that would help revolutionize the hauling and removal industry by focusing on environmentally-friendly and community-oriented junk removal practices.