Sunday, May 30th, 2021 by Jakub Mochon
A year ago today I started up the Junkluggers in Berks, Chester and Lancaster Counties, my covid baby. I left my career of 20 years and took the leap. A year ago today! I cannot believe it has already been a year! I took the risk at what was the start of a horrific pandemic. I wanted to start this company for a purpose, I wanted to impact local communities and the environment around us. Some people thought I was crazy to start a business mid pandemic, but here we are a year later…
When I began the business, I had one truck and a family friend who decided he would help me take the leap. For the first few weeks, I was lugging, blogging, and tweeting from the cab of my big green truck. Later, we added another truck and more luggers. This was a small team, but we have done great! We were accomplishing our franchise goals! My franchise was even awarded the Rising Star of 2020 from Contractor Nation. We have been doing fantastic from the beginning.
There are many accomplishments that we have made over this past year. Some of my favorites include: we were able to serve over 500 customers, donated over 300 pieces of furniture, and we recycled 60,000 pounds of metal, all while being cost-efficient! Our team is bigger now and we have more trucks on the way! This would not be possible without our customers, our partners, and our team.
To our customers, thank you to everyone who has used our services over the last year! Every day you bring a touching story to us. We love to hear the excitement in your voices and see how happy you feel when you see your home without all the stuff you did not need. It is truly the most rewarding experience to be able to give you back your space. We cannot wait to help you again and we cannot wait to meet new customers! We are motivated by YOU! We have felt so grateful to have been able to help you in any way that we could.
To our partners, we would not be here without you. Between you calling us for cleanouts, or us serving the community with donations, we thank you! We have partnered with multiple charities and donation centers including Hope Ministries, the Opportunity House, Habitat for Humanity, Allegheny Towing and Salvage, Girls on the Run, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, and many more. I am beyond thankful for all our partners. We look forward to continuing these partnerships in the years to come, all while being able to give back to our community.
To my team, you are awesome. You have helped make this business booming. You are driven, motivated, passionate, and caring to all our customers and to what we do here at the Junkluggers. I love how excited you are to help our customers and to donate and recycle. Thank you! Let us continue to put in the hard work in the years to come!
I truly am so grateful to have my covid baby. This has been one of the toughest years for all of us. Just knowing that our business the Junkluggers has made an impact on our community brings light to the end of this tunnel. I cannot wait to serve our community and grow this business even more in the year to come!
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