New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
In its first year of franchising, Junkluggers, a junk-removal franchise started by CEO Josh Cohen right after college with the use of his mother’s SUV, is proud to announce that it has already achieved its goal of adding 5 franchisees to the system in 2013. Cohen and the rest of Junkluggers team plan to double their goal entering the second year in franchising, aiming to end 2014 with 15 units system-wide and expanding their presence along the East Coast.
“We are extremely happy with the success we’ve enjoyed since franchising the company, and we are excited to continue riding that momentum,” Cohen said. “My team and I are constantly striving to further perfect the Junkluggers model and add value to franchisees as well as our customers. The updated systems we’re utilizing, coupled with our emphasis on signing enthusiastic franchisees committed to our company’s eco-friendly and service-based vision, will help us shatter previous goals and expand even further in 2014.”
The company enjoyed a lucrative first year in franchising, with system-wide revenue expected to top $3million by year’s end. The brand also enhanced its commitment to the environment and green initiatives, donating or recycling over 60 percent of all items it removed. Additionally, over the course of the past year, Junkluggers cultivated a stronger management team and expanded the call center to keep up with increased customer demand and rapid brand growth.
“This year, we focused heavily on raising the level of productivity and efficiency in our operations while enhancing our focus on customer satisfaction and service,” Cohen said. “With more sophisticated operational methods and the addition of exceptional franchise partners who view giving back as a priority, we’re positioned for another tremendous year in franchising. Our goal for the upcoming year is to maintain controlled growth close to home while increasing brand awareness on the East Coast, specifically with the aim of expanding between Boston and Richmond.”
The fifth franchisee in the system signed to serve New York’s southern Suffolk County and began operations on October 1, 2013. New owner Scott Zane’s goal with Junkluggers is to make a positive impact on those in his community, especially with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy still visible along the south shores of his native Long Island.
“I’m proud to join the Junkluggers team and be a part of a fresh, passionate and meaningful company,” Zane said. “Their commitment to being eco-friendly and allowing us to donate pieces we remove that are in good shape to those who need them most will help me make a positive impact in my community where the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is sadly still noticeable. I’m looking forward to spreading awareness of the Junkluggers brand and bringing their commitment to good will and exceptional service to Suffolk County.”
In 2014, Junkluggers plans to further its involvement with charitable organizations on a local level, add alternate synergistic revenue models to add value to the franchisees as well as the customers, and sign franchisees that exhibit core values of the brand.
Junkluggers is actively looking for new franchisees who are young at heart, not afraid to get their hands dirty, and are interested in collaborating with a fresh-thinking and motivated team focused on growth. Junkluggers is interested in entrepreneurs who buy into the core values of the company, including giving back to those less fortunate and maintaining an eco-friendly operation, and who are interested in owning their own business, which will grow along with the brand and positively impact their local community. With a franchise fee of $25,000, Junkluggers gives franchisees the opportunity to build a home-based business in a highly-lucrative industry, while also making a big difference in local communities through a business model that involves regular participation in charitable initiatives. More information on franchise opportunities is available on the Junkluggers franchising website: http://junkluggersfranchise.com/.
In 2004, after founder Josh Cohen returned to the U.S from studying abroad, he immediately hit the streets handing out homemade flyers all around town to promote his new business idea. After the phone began to ring, Cohen quickly realized there was a demand for a reliable, professional and eco-focused removal service. Armed with only his mom’s SUV and a love for the environment, Cohen launched Junkluggers and has revolutionized the hauling and removal industry by focusing on environmentally-friendly and community-oriented furniture and junk removal practices. The New York City-based company, which services the surrounding metropolitan area and states, is now offering franchise opportunities with the aim of spreading its in-demand services throughout the country. For more information or to inquire about franchise opportunities, visit http://www.junkluggers.com.