The Junkluggers Appoints Industry Leader Justin Waltz as New Brand President

The Junkluggers Appoints Industry Leader Justin Waltz as New Brand President
The Junkluggers Appoints Industry Leader Justin Waltz as New Brand President

The Junkluggers, a company renowned for its commitment to sustainable junk removal, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this June. Since its inception, The Junkluggers has focused on providing environmentally responsible solutions for junk removal, emphasizing community impact and sustainability. As part of this significant milestone, The Junkluggers proudly announces the appointment of Justin Waltz as the new Brand President.

Justin Waltz joins The Junkluggers and its parent company, Authority Brands, with over a decade of experience in both the junk removal and franchise industries. Waltz’s extensive background in business management and his passion for sustainability make him an ideal fit for this role. Having assumed the position in January 2024, Waltz has been dedicated to building relationships with franchise owners, gathering feedback, and identifying ways to improve the business under his leadership. He has also made notable progress in driving technological innovation to distinguish the brand within the industry.

“Joining The Junkluggers is not only an exciting opportunity because of my experience,” said Waltz, “but because I get to lead a team that shares my values and commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. I’m confident in this talented team’s ability to grow and consistently offer quality services to our clientele.”

Waltz’s journey in the junk removal industry began humbly in 2005 when he joined 1-800-GOT-JUNK as a truck driver. He then transitioned to the corporate realm as a franchise business consultant, significantly contributing to the growth of College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving®. Most recently, Waltz served as the managing director of franchise operations for Big Blue Swim School and its parent organization, L5 Capital. In this role, he oversaw franchise owner engagement and training, profitability, strategic planning, and the installation of franchise operations teams and processes across portfolio companies. Waltz’s comprehensive industry background, spanning from truck driver to franchise owner to corporate employee, positions him as the perfect candidate to lead The Junkluggers. His deep understanding of business operations and passion for the home services sector and sustainability will be instrumental in guiding this values-driven organization.

Under Waltz’s leadership, The Junkluggers aims to continue its 20-year legacy of providing exceptional junk removal services. The company remains dedicated to diverting items from landfills through responsible disposal methods, recycling initiatives, and partnerships with local charities. Remix Market, another service line offered by The Junkluggers franchise owners, enables the system to rehome and recycle secondhand items in an eco-conscious manner. This initiative shares The Junkluggers’ mission of enhancing lives, communities, and the environment by donating, recycling, and supporting local charities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Justin Waltz aboard as The Junkluggers’ new president as we celebrate our 20th anniversary,” said Leanne Stapf, EVP of Authority Brands. “We cannot say enough good things about Justin. His track record of leadership and extensive junk removal experience make him the perfect fit to lead The Junkluggers into its next chapter of growth and innovation. This year marks a new chapter for The Junkluggers and we couldn’t be more excited about the future of this impressive brand under Justin’s guidance.”

As The Junkluggers looks ahead to the next 20 years, the company remains committed to its core values of environmental responsibility and exceptional customer service. With Waltz at the helm, The Junkluggers is poised to continue making a positive impact on the planet while providing top-notch junk removal services to customers. Waltz’s vision for the future includes expanding the company’s reach and enhancing its technological capabilities to offer even more efficient and sustainable solutions.

The Junkluggers’ appointment of Justin Waltz as Brand President marks a significant step forward as the company celebrates two decades of success. With his extensive industry experience and passion for sustainability, Waltz is set to lead The Junkluggers into an exciting new era of growth and innovation. The company’s unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and community impact remains at the forefront of its operations, ensuring a positive future for both the planet and its customers.

Justin Waltz’s leadership comes at a pivotal time as The Junkluggers embraces the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly evolving market. His focus on technological advancements is set to revolutionize the brand’s operations, ensuring that The Junkluggers remains at the forefront of the junk removal industry. By integrating cutting-edge technology, the company aims to streamline processes, enhance customer experience, and increase operational efficiency.

Waltz’s strategic vision also includes expanding The Junkluggers’ market presence. With an eye on both domestic and international markets, he plans to leverage the brand’s strong foundation to explore new territories. This expansion will be guided by The Junkluggers’ core principles of sustainability and community engagement, ensuring that new franchises uphold the brand’s values and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Community involvement continues to be a cornerstone of The Junkluggers’ business model. Under Waltz’s direction, the company will strengthen its partnerships with local charities and organizations, further embedding itself within the communities it serves. These partnerships not only facilitate responsible disposal and recycling but also provide valuable support to those in need, aligning with The Junkluggers’ mission to make a positive social impact.

SOURCE: The Junkluggers

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