There are many reasons why someone would buy into a franchise business. The notion of becoming your own boss is probably something most workers dream of at one time or another. Although being the boss has its perks, eventually you still have to run the business. That means you should pick a franchise you can be passionate about. For Junk King Albany owner Todd Porter, that passion was easy to find with Junk King. Helping folks clear out the clutter matters to Todd but going green is an even bigger motivator for this former law office work.
“I wanted something which is green – beneficial to the environment,” says Todd. “Also, a lot of what we take we donate to charity, which means I essentially am able to run a business while giving back to my local community.”
Todd has been working with Junk King for over four years. One of the first things he learned on the job is that folks throw away a lot of things that can be recycle or donated. That fits in nicely with Todd’s green philosophy. He has set up working partnerships with several charities and recycling facilities around the Albany area. In other words, Todd knows all the players in the “green game.”
As Todd tells it, it helps that “People in the Capital Region of New York are 100% behind a green business and want to see the environment protected.”
The benefit with hiring Todd and his Junk King crew is that you won’t have to do any of that recycling sorting of your discarded items. The team from Junk King knows just which items can benefit a charity and which would be better repurposed by being ground up into raw material. This might mean making extra drop offs to those designated sites but that is all part of the junk removal package.
Although Todd feels great about keeping Albany green, it’s not to say that every junk removal job has been a “bed of roses.”
“We cleaned out the Schenectady YMCA last July. It was a homeless shelter. It was a four-story building with non-working elevators, in the hottest days of the year, with bedbugs, homeless folks and vagrants walking into the building while we were working all with a tight budget.”
Did they get the job done? Absolutely. Todd explains it best, “We are a full service provider. We go into your basements, attics, wherever your junk is and load it into our truck for you. You don’t have to lift a finger but to point at what you want us to remove.”
When you want dependable and green junk removal, Todd and the team from Junk King Albany are the way to go.