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Congratulations: Franchisee of the Year!


November 20, 2023

In the face of the formidable challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Sandoval emerged as a true trailblazer in the franchising world, securing the coveted title of Franchisee of the Year 2023 from The Junkluggers. With an unwavering commitment to the principle of “go big or go home,” Joe’s journey is a testament to resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

A Remarkable Journey:

Joe Sandoval’s franchise success story began amidst the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Undeterred by the challenging times, he embarked on a journey that saw phenomenal growth. His first-year revenue set the stage for an impressive trajectory, with the second year nearly doubling. Joe’s bold approach and strategic vision have propelled him to new heights in the world of franchising.

Diversification and Expansion:

Not content with resting on his laurels, Joe expanded The Junkluggers’ footprint by opening the first physical Remix Market on the West Coast. Remix, The Junkluggers’ sister brand, focuses on rescuing and selling second-hand treasures within the community. Joe’s commitment to seizing opportunities recently led him to venture into an additional market, where his team is already setting records, showcasing his keen business acumen and foresight.

Commercial Success:

Joe is not only a master of execution but also a champion of The Junkluggers’ commercial business. He has played a pivotal role in boosting local commercial business as well. By building a dedicated team for business development and leveraging his own sales skills, Joe secured a synergistic corporate account that is set to bring in an additional three-quarters of a million dollars, a testament to his ability to turn relationships into substantial business opportunities.

People-First Approach:

For Joe, success is not just about numbers; it’s about people. He places a strong emphasis on building a cohesive team culture and providing growth opportunities for those who rise to the occasion. Recognizing the value of collaboration, he created a group of franchisees in his market to foster mutual support and shared success.

Franchise Advisory Council and Community Respect:

Joe’s commitment to giving back extends to his role on The Junkluggers’ Franchise Advisory Council, where he actively contributes to the betterment of the franchise community. His willingness to share insights and engage with both existing and potential franchisees has earned him the respect of the entire franchise community.

Joe Sandoval’s journey with The Junkluggers is a testament to the transformative power of vision, resilience, and a people-centric approach to business. His impressive financial achievements, coupled with a commitment to innovation and collaboration, make him a standout figure in the franchising world. As Joe continues to lead the way, his story serves as an inspiration for aspiring franchisees and a source of pride for The Junkluggers franchise community.