Portland 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Entrepreneur Makes Millions Doing Chores We All Hate

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Professionalized junk removal and a new approach to moving is fueling the success of this local businessman.

Ben Hoskins, owner of You Move Me in Portland

Having had terrible experiences with moving companies here in Portland demonstrated to me that this is an industry that needs something different.

For most people, junk removal and moving are at the top of the list of chores that ideally they would like to avoid doing themselves. For Portland entrepreneur, Ben Hoskins, he saw this as an opportunity to provide services that would take away the pain, stress and hassle that define these two tedious and laborious tasks.

Hoskins is the owner of Portland’s 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location as well as a newly launched moving company called You Move Me. For years now, he and his team have been relieving Portland homeowners of their junk and now are bringing a professionalized, reliable and customer focused approach to the local moving industry.

“1-800-GOT-JUNK? brought a level of professionalism that Portland’s junk removal industry had never seen before. I see a similar opportunity to do the same with the local moving industry as both are so fragmented and known for having poor levels of customer service”, says Ben Hoskins, owner of Portland’s 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me locations. “Having had terrible experiences with moving companies here in Portland demonstrated to me that this is an industry that needs something different."

A few of the things that You Move Me is doing to separate themselves from the competition include a morning coffee service (because the coffeemaker has already been packed), free assembly/disassembly of your furniture and a housewarming plant for your new home at the end of your move.

You Move Me launched this year and is the first franchised company to roll out more than 25 individually-owned locations at one time, serving 40 million people throughout North America. Hoskin’s You Move Me and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises serve both Portland and Vancouver, WA.

About You Move Me

You Move Me is a professional, local moving company that moves people, not just their boxes. You Move Me is pioneering a new standard for the moving industry with a customer experience that is different from what’s expected. It’s a full service moving company that’s almost fun; offering moving, packing, and supplies options; and a wardrobe box that doubles as a kid’s fort! You Move Me really cares - from morning coffee service to a housewarming gift - this is professional and friendly packed up into one great company. You Move Me services 40Million people in more than 25 metros throughout Canada and the U.S. Visit http://www.youmoveme.com.

About 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. Please visit us at 1800gotjunk.com.

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