With the opening of Texas' first The Junkluggers franchise, 4760 Preston Road, Suite 244-293 in Frisco, owners Pete and Cynthia Ybarra seek to provide eco-friendly junk removal services in Collin and Denton counties as well as parts of Dallas County.
“This green truck really catches the eye," Pete Ybarra states in a news release. "In fact, when I was driving from Junkluggers HQ after training back to Texas, I was stopped by a couple in a small town in Tennessee who were coincidentally also traveling to the Dallas area. Turns out their canary had passed away on the trip and they asked if I could take the cage for them. I wasn’t even halfway home and I already met my first customers.”
Cynthia Ybarra discovered the Junkluggers opportunity, having viewed an ad online. She brought the idea to Pete and he was immediately attracted to the brand and the business model.
After some initial research, the Ybarras decided that this was the opportunity for them, “I love the family atmosphere at the Junkluggers. They really care about their customers and their franchisees and I know they’ll have my back, supporting me through every step along the way.” Ybarra said.
Pete Ybarra has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry as well as franchise experience with Dominos throughout the Dallas area.
“I’m excited about the chance to be a part of an emerging company that cares about the environment as much as they do," he said. "I’m looking forward to doing my part to help keep as much out of the landfill in my community as possible.”
The expansion to Texas is emblematic of the plans for growth CEO Josh Cohen sees for the future of the company, “We are very excited to expand our brand to Texas. Pete has all of the qualities we look for in a successful franchisee – he is friendly and personable, has proven leadership abilities, high integrity, and a passion for the environment. With his experience with Domino’s we know he’s not afraid to get out in front of people to sell the service, which will go a long way in creating a successful community-oriented business. We are confident the Ybarras will foster strong ties to their community as business owners and are proud to call them part of The Junkluggers family."