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Making the decision to open your own business is not one to take lightly. As you consider your options, we know you will have many questions about the opportunity with The Junkluggers and we’ve done our best to anticipate some of those questions below and provide you with answers.
How much money can I make?
This is a really common question and certainly the right one to ask first. The amount of money an individual franchisee can expect to make will vary depending upon a multitude of factors. At The Junkluggers, we stand behind our model and we provide a Financial Performance Representation in Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document, which all qualified candidates will receive during the sales process. We also connect qualified candidates with existing franchise partners so that you may ask about their experience and individual results.
What kind of training support will I receive?
We provide an 8-10 week remote, comprehensive pre-opening training program followed by a 6 day, intensive classroom and live training program at our Headquarters in Stamford, CT. Your in-depth training will cover:
- The marketing and sales system
- Working with clients on the job
- Managing and developing donation relationships
- Maintenance for vehicles and equipment
- On-site operations
- Dump-site facility procedures
- Bookkeeping & record keeping
- Human resources
We are committed to continually support your Junkluggers franchise with regular communication, coaching and counseling, helping you build it into a trusted household name in your exclusive territory.
Do I need to have a background in hauling junk?
No, most of us don’t. But rest assured, we will provide you with the proven systems and all the necessary training you’ll need to open your Junkluggers franchise, hire staff and develop strong customer relationships.
How do I build a customer base in my Junkluggers territory?
The Junkluggers has established a proven marketing system, with a detailed website and corporate call center available to answer the calls while you serve customers each day. As a Junkluggers franchisee, you will have your local information on our master website where you will be able to attract customers with areas serviced and share in the benefits of the online presence we have already established. We will help you establish a grand opening marketing plan, provide support in generating public relations buzz and work with your local advertising outlets which will help your Junkluggers business be seen by potential customers.
How much is my franchise fee and what is included?
The initial franchise fee for a single territory is $60,000. Included in the fee is an exclusive territory, which will be established, based on the local region. Your territory is based on a population of up to 500,000 people and is based upon zip codes. Within that exclusive territory, you will have the rights to use the Junkluggers brand name, operating systems, logo, trade dress, comprehensive training program and ongoing support.
What are the financial qualifications of a Junkluggers candidate?
We require a minimum of $400,000 net worth and $85,000 in liquid capital.
Is financing available?
Yes. While Junkluggers Franchising does not currently offer financing directly, we have third party relationships that can help qualified franchisees obtain the funds needed for vehicles and in some cases, start up costs including initial marketing campaigns.
What type of equipment do I need to open my Junkluggers business?
You will need to have two dump trucks that match our vehicle profile. We also recommend a sales vehicle that can handle smaller jobs and junk that can be recycled, like furniture, lamps, home accessories or other materials. This could be a pick up truck or mini-van, but don’t worry, we’ll work with you and your personality to make sure you have the right type of sales vehicle.
If there is a corporate call center, do I still need a professional office location?
No, we do not require you to have a professional office location, but you will need a quiet, dedicated place to keep records, house your computer and manage the business finances and customer follow up.
Do you help with hiring staff?
We currently use an end-to-end hiring management system that helps to qualify candidates in an established framework. We provide all of the material you need to find candidates through a proven network of job placement sites and our suggested hiring process can be used as a guide to help you screen and ask the right questions to find qualified candidates for the job.
What are the plans for The Junkluggers Moving in the future?
The Junkluggers strives to be the most environmentally friendly, community oriented, employee and customer centric company in our industry. We will be a $100 million company with at least 100 franchise partners by 2024. We will expand on revenue streams that have synergy with our core business model. We will be a national household name, providing unquestionable value to our customers and franchise partners.
What is the size of the territory?
We measure our territories in terms of population. A single territory is a population of 500,000 people. You may apply for additional territories above the minimum. Once we have identified an area you are interested in, we will do a deep analysis to confirm the territory meets our demographic guidelines for a target market.
How long before I begin operating?
We have an in-depth and comprehensive training program that can have you up and running in as little as 8-12 weeks.
How much does it cost?
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Franchised Business starts at $106,050. This includes an initial franchise fee of $60,000 for the exclusive right to offer Junkluggers and Remix Market in a protected market.
How do I obtain a copy of the FDD?
Schedule your first call with our franchise developer to start the qualification process.
Why should I join?
When you join The Junkluggers as a franchise partner, you become part of the Junkluggers family. We are a business with a heart. We are committed to helping our communities and our planet through recycling and donations. We are the industry leader in eco-friendly and green practices, and most importantly, our customers depend on us and come back to use us again and again. Futhermore, we provide top notch support and a proven system since 2004 in operating and growing a successful and profitable business.
Contact us to learn more about Junkluggers franchise opportunities near you.
Do you offer any discounts to veterans?
We do! Through our partnership with VetFran, we offer any honorably discharged service member a $5,000 discount off the initial franchise fee.