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Need junk removal? Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to have our experts haul your junk away. We have three locally owned and operated 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises servicing downtown Kansas City to Leawood, Overland Park, Olathe, Prairie Villiage, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Independence, Parkville, Gladstone, Liberty, and everywhere in between! Whether it's junk in your house, outside in the yard or at the office, we can take it. Just point to what you want removed and our friendly uniformed drivers will take care of it for you, finishing the job with a general clean up of the area. We are a full service junk removal company and we do our best to keep as much out of the landfill as possible by recycling and donating to local charities. We are the quickest and easiest way to regain your space back!
I joined Kansas City's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team in the summer of 2005. It was my third year was training for the upcoming football season at my local University, when a close friend of mine introduced me to the Franchise Partner at the time. The Kansas City operation was relatively small at the time with only two trucks, and 3 employees. After my first day on the job I was hooked, the ability we had as a truck team to influence our customers day was amazing, and the happiness the customers showed after the work was completed was very fulfilling.
After spending an entire summer working hard and wowing customer, I went back to school, and changed my major to organization leadership, due to being inspired by what I learned over my first summer with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? When the next summer rolled around I was ready to get back to work, but this time i brought 6 of my friends from my football team, and we had an awesome summer growing the business, and working very hard to WOW our customers.
After graduation I was offered a full time position as Operations manager, within a year I was promoted to General Manager. Over the past nine years with Franchise Partner Tyler Staszak we have grown from a having 2 trucks and 3 employees to having a fleet of 9 trucks, and over 20 employees during our peak season.
We are so grateful to be located in a community like Kansas City, our City has really appreciated our 12 years of service, and supported us to help us grow every year since we have opened our doors. We pride ourselves in exceeding our customers expectations every job, by providing friendly uniformed drivers, upfront pricing, clean shiny truck, and on-time service. Our people are the difference, in order to continue to grow we invest heavily in the development of our team, by doing daily training, setting goals, and holding each other accountable.
Oh, and we have A LOT of fun, we have company golf outings, BBQ's, and events on top of our charitable initiatives to ensure we promote a culture of Fun, Family, and Development.
Hello, I am Andrew Wilson, the first Franchise Partner for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in the Kansas City area.
In 2002, while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, I read a Fortune 500 magazine article about 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and how they were looking for Franchise Partners in my hometown of Kansas City. Shorty after returning back to the States, I moved my wife and children to Olathe where we opened our junk hauling doors for business. Since that time, our junk removal business has grown out of our home office in Olathe and relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.
We now have a warehouse and yard space which gives us the opportunity to sort our junk for recycling and donating purposes. We pride ourselves in finding alternative methods of disposing of over 60% of the junk we haul away. We have created partnerships with Benilde Hall, Safe Home, Goodwill, various churches and other charities who are in need of furniture, clothing and appliances.
You will also see our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Clean and Shiny Trucks and Friendly, Uniformed Drivers engaged in many unique marketing activities including wearing blue wigs, waving to the people of Kansas City, building a snowman on snowy days, and participating in both the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Kansas City and Old Settler's Day Parade in Olathe. We are a young, fun-loving company looking to do all we can to be good citizens of Kansas City. Owning a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise has given me the opportunity to become very active in several professional organizations throughout Johnson County and Kansas City. We are members of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, The Kansas City Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the Better Business Bureau, and The Johnson County Chapter of Women's Council of Realtors where I served on the board in 2006.
We have also been able to take part in many community events and fundraising opportunities. We are proud to be one of the founding sponsors for the Patriots' Run held every September 11 at Two Trails Park in Olathe. It is the only 9 hour and 11 minute ultra-marathon of its kind held to remember and honor those who serve our great nation. In 2007, I had the honor to volunteer once again to serve our country in the War on Terror. I was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq and served as the Civil Affairs Officer for Task Force 2-5 Marines. Our unit played an integral role in the historic Sunni Awakening, a turning point in the war in Iraq. We also were able to hold our own Patriots' Run event in Ramadi alongside the run in Olathe. Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise would like to thank the 7,000 customers in the Kansas City area who have hired us to remove over 5,000 tons of junk from their homes and businesses. We look forward to helping the next 7,000 customers looking for an environmentally friendly way to get rid of their "JUNK"!!
Our office and sorting facility are located in the Rosedale Business Distrct in Kansas City Kansas. We are only minutes from Downtown Kansas City and Johnson County Kansas. Our office is located conveniently at 1639 Southwest Blvd. We are a very short drive from Brookside, The Country Club Plaza, Johnson County and The Sprint Center.
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Andrew Wilson opened up 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in May 2003, providing full-service junk removal to the Kansas City metro area (including Kansas City, Independence, Olathe and Overland Park). Now you've got a way to haul away your trash and get rid of junk like old household appliances or office furniture.
Sept. 11 inspired the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Kansas City franchise owner to start up the annual Patriots' Run. It's held on Sept. 11 at Olathe's Two Trails Park, lasting from noon until 9:11PM. Funds raised from this event go to the Olathe Salvation Army.
Some of the junk our customers want us to remove include microwaves, beds, recliners, and chairs. For charities (like Salvation Army), churches, or nonprofits, this means getting nice stuff for free. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? recycles or donates up to 60% of its junk pickups to local charities. One example is Benilde Hall, a substance-abuse treatment center in Kansas City.
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Downtown Kansas City. 2008 will be our 3rd year to participate in the 35th Annual Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year should be our biggest parade yet, 10 trucks, and at least 20 people celebrating St. Patricks Day, as well as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
We have a staff full of athletes, 95% of our employees have played college or professional sports. Having that many atheletes in one building makes for an interesting culture. With so much competition on a daily bases, physical challenges our bound to happen. For example: 4 times a month all the staff gather at the bottom of the hill for our annual "who's fastest" competition. With bragging rights on the line this intense 75 yard race always comes down to a "photo finish", in which the Operations Manager and former all-conference wide receiver at local Mid-America Nazarene University is crowned victorious.
Gladstone, Missouri is a prominent community in the heart of Brian O'Neil's franchise territory. Every Autumn the community hosts Gladfest, an anticipated street festival with live entertainment, good food and more than 20 years of tradition. The event draws huge crowds in the tens of thousands. Among the popular festival attractions is the Gladfest parade. Perhaps, you've seen us there; we've participated in the parade every year since opening our business. We always have a good time and children and adults are entertained by our famously blue and green 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks.
Kansas City North's 1-800-GOT-JUNK truck team were taken back when they showed up on a job that was anything but normal! They removed 8,000lbs of cheese! 20 years ago the customer had planned on using the cheese to make catfish bait. That never happened, and 20 years later, the cheese was all ours!
It just so happens that blue is also the color of our Kansas City Royals baseball team. Every year all our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? employees attend a Kansas City Royals game and wear our big blue wigs and act a little crazy. Every year, without fail, we are "fans of the game" because of enthusiasm and our crazy blue wigs.