Junk King Accelerates North American Franchise Expansion
Industry-Leading Tech Innovation and Environmental Sustainability Practices Propel Plans to Add 125 Franchisees and 400 Units in the Next Five Years
SAN CARLOS, Calif. – An empire has emerged…and it is filled with kings conquering entrepreneurship through the strength of an impenetrable business model. Now, this kingdom has plans to expand its rule.
Junk King, the nation’s leading junk removal franchise, announced today an extensive growth initiative designed to increase the brand’s presence by 125 franchisees and 400 units in the next five years.
“The moment is now. We are at the point where you won’t miss us quickly sailing past our competitors,” said Michael Andreacchi, CEO of Junk King Franchise Systems. “It comes down to how we’ve shaped the business – a dynamic mix of state-of-the-art technology systems and advanced recycling programs that are helping drive the brand’s expansion into new markets throughout North America.”
Wielding the power, processes and systems to maximize profitability, Junk King has become a force in the junk removal service industry. It has successfully established itself as the premier white-collar franchise amid a fragmented industry riddled with unprofessionalism.
“It has been an incredible ride,” added Jafer Patterson, Executive Vice President, Junk King Franchise Systems, Inc. “In the five short years that we have been franchising, we have grown to more than 70 franchisees and 150 units throughout the United States and Canada. We’re already the nation’s second largest junk removal company, and this is just the beginning for us.”
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a blockbuster 2015 – Junk King added franchise locations in key markets throughout the United States and Canada including major cities such as Los Angeles, Miami and Houston. Having achieved a 45 percent year-over-year growth rate in the past two years, the brand’s processes and systems are firmly established, fostering even greater market penetration in the coming year.
Additionally, Junk King maintains the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) for any service business in North America. Junk King’s advanced technology systems are one of the major differentiators helping the brand achieve such high customer satisfaction ratings.
Junk Netware, the company’s proprietary software program, allows Junk King’s franchise partners, call center and corporate headquarters to manage the business from a single source and from any web-enabled device. More specifically, for franchise partners, the advanced technology system provides owners the ability to view and track schedules, truck and job location, revenue, service reviews and more, which is helping franchise partners better track shifts in profitability, operations and service levels.
The corporate headquarters is using the software to measure unit performance, which empowers the leadership team to make strategic decisions quickly and effectively. Likewise, call center representatives are using the software to search and estimate pricing for customers based on zip code. All of these factors benefit speed and efficiency.
In addition to the brand’s state-of-the-art technology systems, Junk King’s commitment to recycling is helping the company gain an edge of the competition and create a profit center for franchisees. The first in its category to provide “green” junk removal services, Junk King recycles, reuses and repurposes paper, metal, e-waste, household goods, textiles, small and large appliances, toys, books, furniture and more. The brand establishes local, regional, national and even international recycling partnerships based on territory. Franchise partners are required to lease a large warehouse facility for managing the sorting of materials. They must also learn to pack the truck so materials can be safely unpacked and reused.
“These resources leave little doubt as to why our franchise partners share our vision for success,” said Andreacchi. “We have a whole franchise system collectively moving our company forward. The future is extremely bright.”
The concept appeals to entrepreneurs transitioning into business ownership from corporate backgrounds in sales, operations and management. Franchise candidates are attracted to the brand’s business model because of its high-profit margins, multiple revenue streams and the stability of the junk removal market.
Ideal franchise candidates are high-energy and willing to learn with a desire to adopt Junk King’s processes and systems. Junk King provides each other with a king-sized truck, known for being the largest in the industry, and an expansive territory, as well as ongoing training, marketing, operations and sales support.
About Junk King
Founded in 2005, Junk King was started by two friends in a two-car garage in San Carlos, California. In 2010, the company began franchising. Today, Junk King is the second largest junk removal company in North America with 150 units and 70 franchisees. In the next five years, Junk King plans to add an additional 125 franchisees and 400 units in key markets throughout North America. Junk King saves consumers time and money by eliminating unwanted clutter quickly and efficiently. Junk King is best known for its professionalism, advanced technology programs and commitment to recycling, repurposing and reusing materials. The brand is currently the highest rated service business in North America with a net promoter score exceeding 90 percent.