New Franchise Partners Join 1-800-GOT-JUNK?


Sep 18, 2006

(VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA) - 1-800-GOT-JUNK? welcomes 10 new franchisees to their company. Find out more about the newest members of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise family!

Ron Eberhardt - Metro Grand Rapids, MI Prior to Junk: I founded and served as Executive Director of Community Rebuilders (CR). After 20 years, I''m retiring in September. CR is a non-profit that helps homeless families and individuals return to self-sufficiency. It has grown to an estimated $3,000,000 and received several awards for innovative programs

Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? My wife Betsy and I want to try one last business experience before we get too old. It helped that our son Todd invested in Raleigh, NC several years ago and knew the strength and benefits of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a franchisor.

John Bray - Brandon, FL and St. Petersburg, FL Prior to Junk: Bray Consulting and Investments - Provided HR consulting to numerous clients and especially ClientLogic who purchased Service Zone in 1994. Purchased, renovated and restored homes in the Tampa Bay area.

Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? I became part owner of a corporation called Service Zone and I thoroughly enjoyed building and managing a company from start up to over 8,000 employees and $120M in sales. After tasting the "sweet plum of success" I wanted to continue as an Entrepreneur and build a world-class operation. I think this is possible with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. I believe we are 'world class' because we have world-class business processes, world-class principles, and world-class people. I plan to take that class and build a franchise that lives up to the principles and goals stated in our mission and vision statements.

Loren & Sage Taylor - Southern Oregon Prior to Junk: I was in TV and radio advertising sales for 11 years. My wife, Sage, is the sales manager for the Budget Blinds franchise in Southern Oregon

Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? That's easy - I know a good thing when I see it! I've been looking for a niche business, something different, yet something that everyone needs. When I saw the website and how the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? image and culture was being created I knew instantly that this was the opportunity I was looking for and I wanted to be part of doubt about it.

Evan Morrison - Waco, TX Prior to Junk: I was a lender. I was tired of helping other people make money.

Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK?: I was looking for a service industry franchise, and I wanted the franchise to offer support, like the Help Desk and Sales Center.

Jon Reisinger & Keith Becker - Spokane, WA Prior to Junk: Jon was a Marketing Manager for The Cheesecake Café and Keith was Vice President, Operations for Salisbury & Associates Inc. (Specialty Drilling Services).

Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? We pursued a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise because we saw the potential to tap into an ever expanding market for which there is no industry leader in our hometown. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? provides organized systems and state-of-the-art technology to dominate every market they enter. We also took advantage of the opportunity to become part of what will become a globally recognized brand. If we put a truck on the moon, Keith will be driving it!

Darryl Arnold - Downtown Vancouver, BC Prior to Junk: Before becoming a Franchise Partner, I was General Manager for the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Vancouver Franchise for almost three years. I love the company so much, I bought a franchise! Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? The amazing positive energy of everyone involved in building the brand has created an incredible company. People are already saying "Wow, you're going to own a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise!"

Randy Wheeldon - Indy North Prior to Junk: Still employed at Diebold, Inc. as the Regional Solutions Manager, overseeing the states of Illinois and Wisconsin for all installation and service activities for ATMs and banking equipment. Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? First it is a definite business niche. Second, it is not complicated to teach the fundamentals of the business. Anyone with ambition and common sense can be successful as long as they use the proven system.

Jim Kaloutas - Portsmouth and Maine Coast Prior to Junk: Still owns a commercial painting company in Boston Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK?: I always look for new business opportunities but none have passed my test except 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Bill Kessler - Georgia West Prior to Junk: General Manager, The Commerce Club (rated one of America's Top 25 City Clubs). Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK?: The market niche, the support, the standards of excellence.

All Sayh - Anaheim, CA Prior to Junk: Self employed as a direct marketing consultant for eight years. Why 1-800-GOT-JUNK?: Sounded like a great franchise!