Go Junk Expands into Oklahoma City

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Junk hauling is a lucrative business, and this Tulsa-based company is reaching out to other markets and greater opportunities for growth.

When David McDermott started his junk hauling business in Tulsa in 2003, he was determined to beat the only other player in the industry. Now, his company, Go Junk (http://www.18774gojunk.com), is expanding to Oklahoma City, and McDermott is approaching his goal by leaps and bounds.

"There are pop-up junk companies everywhere, but Go Junk is the only American rival to 1-800-GOT-JUNK?" McDermott said, referring to the Canada-based company.

Go Junk's business model is working in Tulsa, where the market is now established and up for grabs. However, McDermott said that the business model will work anywhere.

"The market is still wide open and profitable," he said. In addition to Oklahoma City, he is eyeing Bartlesville for franchise opportunities.

"Some people say, 'I don't want to get into the business because (1-800-GOT-JUNK?) is already there,' but we've successfully won over the Tulsa market, and we are now expanding into OKC," McDermott said.

There's definitely a market in other areas, McDermott continued. "In Dallas, we hung postcards on telephone poles. Our first job from one of those postcards was $750. The calls I get are nationwide."

Once Go Junk's presence is solidified in Oklahoma City, McDermott said he is heading to the Fort Smith, Ark. area.

Although he's ready to expand his junk hauling business, he's not just looking for anyone. "I want people in my business who know about GOT-JUNK," he said. "I want people who are ready to chase them and do a better job."

The benefits of owning a Go Junk franchise business are evident. A simple 20-minute job can bring anywhere from $250 to almost $500. "It's just crazy," McDermott said.

And junk hauling pays off in more ways than a simple paycheck, he added.

"I've been paid to haul off vans and box vans," he said, "and I turned around, put 'Go Junk' on the side and turned them into marketing tools."

Junk hauling entrepreneurs who open a Go Junk franchise will see a quick return on their $20,000 investment, McDermott said. This is versus the $90,000 franchise startup fee charged by 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, according to its Web site.

Certified used trucks available to franchise owners, and personal consultants will teach Go Junk business owners how to saturate their territory and generate business.

In addition to the consulting services, Go Junk provides complete marketing and advertising materials. Anyone interested in starting a franchise can visit the Go Junk Web site at http://www.18774gojunk.com

About Go Junk

Go Junk grew out of Go Leaves, a landscaping business started by David McDermott in 2000. He entered the junk hauling business in response to a challenge by Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, to give him an American rival. Now, Go Junk has expanded throughout the Tulsa area. It offers people the opportunity to be self-employed while making money not only hauling junk away, but also by selling it off.

Press release provided by Xeal Inc. (http://xeal.com)


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