Kevin Wheeler Business Development Manager at junk removal company in Northern Virginia

Meet Kevin Wheeler, Sales Manager

Northern Virginia Junk Removal Business Development Manager with Mascot

 

Kevin Wheeler was just a 16-year-old high school student when his junkman career began. “When my brother Collin started 123JUNK, he didn’t give me much of a choice,” he explained. “He needed help and my friends and I were looking for jobs so he hired us. It was well paying, a good workout, I got to work with my friends, and it was a way for me to help my big brother.”

Kevin worked afternoons, weekends, and summer breaks through his high school and college years. Then after obtaining his degree in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Radford University, he took a job working for the Federal Government in the human resources department for Fish and Wildlife Services.

“I quickly realized that line of work didn’t suit my personality; I’m much more a people person, and more sales driven,” he said. “Meanwhile, Collin had mentioned he was looking to hire someone with my personality type to help drive new business development, so I ended up taking the position to help expand 123JUNK into Maryland and DC.” That was in November 2014.

Eventually Kevin’s territory expanded to cover the whole DMV. Later he transitioned from a Client Relationship Executive to Business Development Manager to Sales Manager. Despite his growth, Kevin still jumps in where he is needed. You may find him assisting with a job in the field on Monday morning and sitting down for coffee or lunch with a referral partner or charity partner in the afternoon. You need humility in junk removal, a realty that Kevin is very familiar with.

“My dream is to keep moving up within the company. I’m proud to see the continued growth of our company and it’s people. It’s gratifying to know I played an important role in that expansion,” he explained. “The company is growing fast!”

Young Kevin Wheeler at Northern Virginia Junk Removal Company
Kevin posing in front of a truck in 2008.

Making a Difference

Outside of work and volunteering, Kevin loves to spend time with his wife, Julie and his dog, Bella. He also loves his sports teams, which include the Nationals, Wizards and The Commanders. He enjoys playing golf and basketball.

Kevin was raised in a family that valued volunteerism and uses his spare time to coach fifth-grade basketball and mentor a little brother through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and enjoys interacting with his own close family. During college, he also participated in at least one mission trip each summer and even had a pen pal since the second grade that he got to visit in Sierra Leone twice on these trips.

As for 123JUNK, “I never realized the magnitude to which our services free up peace of mind with our clients. You’d never think that hauling stuff from someone’s garage would make a difference, but it does,” Kevin said. “We hear this from our charity partners too; they are so grateful for the service we provide them. Being so involved, I get to see and hear the feedback firsthand.”

“Those measures we take to go above and beyond is what makes 123JUNK different,” he continued. “It starts with our hiring process, followed by consistent training. Our employees buy into our philosophy and our message and believe in the company’s culture and core values.”

Kevin Wheeler, Northern Virginia junk removal company business development manager, with Family

Contact 123JUNK

If you live or work in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C., let 123JUNK make a difference in your life. Call today to schedule your appointment for junk, furniture, and appliance removal, or yard waste and debris cleanup from your home or office.

several men moving a large lawn mower onto their moving truck

Help! I have BIG Things to Get Rid Of!

We can’t tell you how often we hear this call for help! People have a lot of really big things inside or outside their homes (or offices) that they just don’t know how to get rid of. Luckily, they know enough to call 123JUNK.

Big Furniture

Today’s sofas are bigger and heavier than ever, making them more difficult to move or remove. They can be up to two or three times the size of a regular-sized piece of the same furniture. The bigger pieces can include sectional sofas, sleep sofas, oversized couches, big lounge chairs, stadium seating, chaises, recliners, and leather couches. In other rooms, you might have an oversized dining room table, hutch, or bookcases or other furniture that you’d like to donate in order to make room for the new furniture.

Big Bedroom Furniture

Massive bedframes and dressers have to have someplace to go when you’re redecorating or downsizing. Big bedroom furniture is no problem for our team at 123JUNK.

Big Mattresses

One of the most difficult things to get rid of—believe it or not—is a mattress, especially if it isn’t the greatest condition. There are limitations and restrictions on how to dispose of it, despite the fact that it’s awkward to carry and load.

(See our related post: How to Dispose of a Mattress When You Can’t Remove it Yourself)

Big Appliances

Your old or unused refrigerator, freezer, washer, dryer, stove, oven, water heater, air conditioner, dishwasher or other big appliance may also have restrictions on disposal options due to chemical contaminants like Freon. Plus, they’re heavy!

Big Entertainment Items

Are you tired of playing pool, or has ping-pong gone out of fashion in your home? You’ve been wanting to use that space for a new purpose, but your large entertainment items are in the way. How about the piano that nobody ever plays any longer, that old big-screen TV, or stereo equipment that’s gathering dust. With a quick call to 123JUNK, you can quickly and easily move these items on to new homes.

Exercise Equipment

Do you want to replace that old treadmill with the latest and greatest health equipment? No problem, with 123JUNK. We’ll gladly remove any exercise equipment, including home gyms, barbell and weight sets, weight benches, squat racks, CrossFit setups, cardio equipment, elliptical machines, rowing machines, and more.

Outdoor Fun

What do you do with your big outdoor living things when they’re no longer fun? Call 123JUNK! We’ll send our professional junk hauling team out to remove your hot tub, above-ground pool, grills, outdoor kitchen, playground set, jungle gym, swings, trampoline, fire pit, lawn furniture, statuary and landscaping items.

Lawn Equipment

Downsizing or moving into a condo, or upgrading to newer models? Then you no longer need all that old lawn equipment. We’ll gladly take off your hands your lawn tractor, mower, trimmers, blowers, snow blower, edger, spreader, sprayer, trailer, ladder and put them to good use somewhere else. We’ll even remove the shed, fence and lawn debris!

Related: HGTV’s 6 Tips for Downsizing

Let 123JUNK Do the Heavy Lifting to Get Rid of Big Things Around Your House

Don’t break your back trying to carry out big things. And don’t guilt your friends or neighbors into spending an afternoon loading them onto their pickup. That’s what 123JUNK is here for. Our professional junk haulers are trained in safety protocols when lifting and hauling big things. We don’t want them—or you—to become injured from lifting a heavy object the wrong way.

Our team is also trained in how to protect your home and property when removing big items. We’ll lay down floor covers, protect corners and doorways—whatever we have to do to ensure a clean and efficient removal.

After almost 15 years in business, we’d like to say we’ve seen it all. Yet we’re still surprised when someone contacts us to haul away a big item we haven’t handled before—like a motorcycle from a basement!

If you have big things to get rid of in Maryland, Washington DC or Northern Virginia, give 123JUNK a call at 1-800-364-5778.