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Meet the Queens of Junk Removal

Meet the Queens of Junk Removal

At Junk King, we welcome individuals from all walks of life to explore what our eco-friendly junk removal franchise has to offer. We’re proud to work with a diverse franchise network that includes teachers, Navy fighter pilots, health care professionals, lawyers and families!

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our hardworking Junk King women franchise owners who we’ve been delighted to grow with during our more than 10 years of franchising:

  • Maggie Pollock
  • Linda Busby
  • Peggy Lymath
  • Tiffany Bryant
  • Renee Ferguson
  • Sharon Konieczko
  • Kim Prica
  • Melissa Michel
  • Melanie Wallace
  • Marnie Prince
  • Judy McCreary
  • Lalie Wilke
  • Marta Hughes
  • Stephanie Clay
  • Tammy Needham

From Boca Raton to Cincinnati, Madison, Dallas and beyond, we continue to expand our rule in exciting communities across the country with dedicated women franchise owners.

“I wanted to buy into something that was a proven model and could also do some good in the community,” says Melissa Michel, co-owner of Junk King Boca Raton, which opened earlier this year. “Junk King met both of that criteria and the rest is history. I’m all about recycling, and Junk King encourages us to recycle and donate to charities like Habitat for Humanity. We are trying to take the least amount of trash to the landfill.”

And, did you know that Junk King Franchise Systems is majority female-led? In a predominantly male industry, Junk King boasts a majority female executive team, in addition to two female board members who have helped build our franchise kingdom into what it is today. Check it out!

Executive Team

Lisa Merry – COO

Darlene Viering – VP, Franchise Development

Crissy Russo – Senior Director, Marketing

Karmela Rotter – Director, Customer Success

Board of Directors

Sonya Brown

Shirin Behzadi

We’d also like to give a shout out to all of the incredible women involved in the Junk King business beyond ownership. Our franchise system is home to many spouses and families who work together on different aspects of the business such as marketing and event planning. Of course, as a Junk King franchisee, you receive the royal treatment from our corporate team. We provide a wealth of dedicated franchise support, including an integrated marketing system, national lead generation and call center support.

2021 is poised to be the biggest year of franchise expansion as new business owners seek the stability of working with a franchisor rather than the trial-and-error experience of building a brand from scratch. Our recession-resistant brand earns high praise from customers and franchisees alike for our commitment to excellence, dedicated support and being kind to the world we share through eco-friendly junk removal.

Inspired to pursue your next entrepreneurial venture? Learn more about becoming a Junk King franchisee.

Meet the Queens of Junk Removal


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