About Our
Junk Hauling

Ahoy, Springfield, MO
Got Junk to Surrender?

WE PROVIDE JUNK HAULING
FOR GREATER SPRINGFIELD, MO 

Every pirate has a story, and we are no exception.
See what makes us tick and why we are passionate about junk hauling.

OUR STORY

A Pirate’s Life Indeed

You may wonder how a guy minding his own business building a kennel for his beloved dogs became the most successful junk business in the Springfield area.

It was 1993. I was twisting wire to form the kennel’s gate when suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my right eye. Was it possible I just poked my eye with a piece of wire?

I tried to ignore the pain, hoped it would go away. I finished the kennel, headed to the store for dog food. Now what? Blood dripped onto the store’s concrete floor from my eye. I knew I was in trouble.

 

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I Almost Died

The emergency room doctor said I needed surgery. Now. Who knew that first surgery would turn into five!

The doctor cut corners, didn’t give me enough medicine to ward off infection. Septic shock set in, and I was close to death. Thankfully, another doctor saved my life. One that didn’t take shortcuts. One that did the job right with care, concern, and expertise. I didn’t die, but my right eye did.

Aye, Aye, Cap’n!

I got back to work as soon as I could. Wore a patch over my eye. “Aye, Aye, Cap’n! What’s it like to be a pirate? Do you enjoy sailing the seven seas?”

And then everyone would laugh. You probably think their comments bothered me, made me feel self-conscious or embarrassed. But it didn’t. And you know why? Because I was laughing with them.

Before you think I’m happy about losing my eye, let me explain.

Life is Short

You see, life is short. And things happen like losing an eye. As humans, we tend to take life for granted. Choose the easy route. Maybe cut a corner or two.

The doctor who neglected to medicate me properly taught me a valuable lesson. If he had been more attentive, taken his time to access my situation, care about me as a person, I would have two functioning eyes like you.

But that’s not what happened, and I’m okay with that. Another doctor literally saved my life. He was attentive, took his time to understand my injury, and used his skills to heal me.

So, I embraced being called a pirate, a one-eyed jack, a swashbuckling sea rover.

I’ll Be Your Huckleberry

One day the corporation I was working with since 1999 asked if I knew anyone that could remove some junk for them. Without hesitation, I said, “I’ll be your huckleberry!” I was perfect for the job. I had a truck, I had the manpower, and I have the will.

That first junk hauling turned into another job, then another, until I was hauling junk full-time.

Let’s Become Pirates

And then an idea struck. Why not start my own junk hauling business? And so I did. My wife joined me, and we collaborated on a name. Nothing seemed right until Donita said, “Pirate!”

Of course! I only have one eye (sans patch since I received a prosthetic), and pirates wore patches, even when their eyesight was good. Why you wonder? You might not believe this, but pirates wore eye patches to improve their vision.

I See Things Others Don’t

Wearing a patch over one eye forced the other eye to adjust, just like mine. It helped them see better at night, notice things they might not have noticed before. In other words, it strengthened the pirate’s opened eye like it did mine.

That’s why I “see” things that others might not.

For example, my crew and I were clearing out a customer’s garage recently to ready her home to sell. When we finished, had swept everything, and ready to leave, I noticed some broken windows and boards in the side yard. I could have left that pile of junk where it sat. She hadn’t asked us to take it. Our job was only the garage and nothing else. But I didn’t do that. Instead, I threw the extra debris in the back of the truck. The customer came out and said, “Oh, you don’t have to take that. It’s not part of the garage.”

But we did have to take that additional junk because that’s what we do. We go above and beyond what our customers expect without complaint, without increasing prices, and without shortcuts.

It’s Not About Junk

My name is Paul Garrison, and I want to show you how The Junk Pirates are different, what our purpose is, and how we conduct our business. It’s not about junk, it’s about people and doing the right thing.

Can I hear an Aye, Aye?

OUR PURPOSE

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To Perform Above and
Beyond Your Expectations

In January 1983, Steve Jobs spoke to the Apple employees responsible for developing the Mac computer. There was a feeling among the group they were headed out to sea. That they were veering off course away from the trend of the personal computer at that time.

Steve Job’s response was: “It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.”

In other words, why be like everyone else? We know you have many choices when hiring a junk removal company. 1-800gotjunk, the Canadian franchise corporation, probably pops into your head.

But many people nowadays believe it is better to work with a local business, that it helps the community to thrive. And it’s always better to work with someone that cares. 

We Know Our Community

We’ve been sailing across these seas for decades and know people by name. Our purpose is to make a difference in your property, to make a difference in our city, and to make a difference in your life.

Our job is more important than just picking up junk. Our job is to provide you with an experience that makes you smile, a job that performs beyond ordinary junk companies. To make a difference like the doctor did who saved my life.

We Make a Difference

If you do what everyone else does, you’ll never know how far you can go. How much of a difference you can really make. We follow our hearts instead of doing what everyone else does. That’s why we remove hazardous waste that most junk companies won’t touch, so you don’t have to.

That’s why we base our purpose on making a difference. Our goal is for you to say, “Wow! Those Junk Pirates made everything better.”

OUR PRINCIPLES

Our Ten Spirit of the Law Principles

A scripture in 2 Corinthians speaks about the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law. The letter of the law is doing what is necessary and nothing more. You call for junk removal, we remove the junk, and our transaction is complete.

The spirit of the law, however, goes beyond what “has to” be done to what “can be done.” Yes, we “have to” pick up your junk as requested, but because we are followers of the spirit of the law, “has to” turns into “wants to.”

The spirit of the law gives life. It’s doing above and beyond. It’s picking up junk at your home or business like it’s my house or business. It’s caring and doing a job for you that I hope someone would do for me.

We are guided by these Ten Spirit of the Law Principles:

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  1. We Trust First
  2. We Give AND Then Receive
  3. We Make it easy
  4. We Improve Lives
  5. We Dominate Competitors
  1. We eliminate stress
  2. We’re open to ideas
  3. We understand JUNK
  4. We listen
  5. We create happiness

OUR VALUES

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Our P. I. R. A. T. E. Values

Do core values really matter?

Walt Disney’s brother Roy thought so when he said, “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”

At The Junk Pirates, our values ​​are the foundation of our business, which, in turn, creates long-term, successful partnerships with our customers.

Our values ​​represent our company, our approach to each other, our partners, and customers. They are reflected in everything we do.

It’s essential you always feel we have your best interest at heart. Based on our principles and goals, we conduct our junk removal business according to these six values.

Our P. I. R. A. T. E. Values are:

  1. P = Passion

    We love what we do and get it done right. We are passionate about improving your property and decreasing your stress.

  2. I = integrity

    We are more apt to lower our price than increase it. We are fair, reasonable, and do what’s right. We go the extra mile to ensure the job is complete with stellar results.

  3. R = Responsibility

    It is our responsibility to handle all your needs and dispose of junk legally and ethically with a goal of recycling and giving away first. Hazardous waste is especially handled with care.

  1. a = attitude

    We insist on the WOW Factor. We go above and beyond what’s expected. Our attitude is to make a difference in your life and ensure you are satisfied far beyond your expectations. 

  2. t = trust

    Mutual honesty is paramount for success. We trust each other, say what we mean, and do what we say. You can count on us to be on time too.

  3. E = empathy

    We understand the emotional impact involved with decluttering and removing junk. Many items hold sentimental memories, especially with estate cleanouts. We want you to know we care.

OUR MISSION

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To Transform the Junk Removal Business

Mark Twain once said, “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.”

Our mission as good pirates is to bring our customers the most affordable quality junk removal service with the highest level of integrity.

The WOW Factor

We want every customer to experience our Wow Factor. We don’t just pick up and dump junk, we provide joy and happiness. We leave your property cleaner, brighter, with an uplifting attitude and professionalism unparalleled in the industry.

As a locally owned family operated business, it is our duty to keep the Springfield area beautiful. We place emphasis on recycling and donate what we can to organizations in need.

Our mission is about people—not junk. Our goal is to make the ordinary action of junk removal a WOW experience for everyone.

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OUR VISION

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To End Illegal Dumping

Unfortunately, illegal dumping activities have increased in recent years. Individuals and junk removal companies like Two Men and a Truck are both responsible for this heinous activity.

A quick search of illegal dumping in Springfield, Mo, shows you what is happening in our community. Wet concrete poured on a woman’s property harming her creek, a truckload of tires dumped in front of a man’s business, and even 2,000 pounds of trash dumped at the river in Polk County.

The dangerous effects of illegal dumping include health, environmental, and economic consequences. Illegal dumps also attract dangerous vermin and insects.

Tires especially create perfect conditions for breeding mosquitos because of stagnant water collected

inside the wheels. Mosquitoes transfer life-threatening diseases like the West Nile virus that is a problem right here in Springfield.

It is our vision that ALL illegal dumping ceases! We envision a greener future where ALL junk is disposed of legally with a focus on recycling and donating to others.

Protecting our environment should be important to all of us. We can all do our part. We are all accountable.

So let’s work together for a better future. We make it easy. You don’t need to worry about how to dispose of items. Just call us, and we take care of it for you. There is nothing for you to do except to pick up the phone and call (417) 815-5865.

Together we can make Springfield, and the rest of our world, a better place to live by stopping illegal dumping now!

To End Illegal Dumping

Unfortunately, illegal dumping activities have increased in recent years. Individuals and junk removal companies like Two Men and a Truck are both responsible for this heinous activity.

A quick search of illegal dumping in Springfield, Mo, shows you what is happening in our community. Wet concrete poured on a woman’s property harming her creek, a truckload of tires dumped in front of a man’s business, and even 2,000 pounds of trash dumped at the river in Polk County.

The dangerous effects of illegal dumping include health, environmental, and economic consequences. Illegal dumps also attract dangerous vermin and insects.

Tires especially create perfect conditions for breeding mosquitos because of stagnant water collected inside the wheels. Mosquitoes transfer life-threatening diseases like the West Nile virus that is a problem right here in Springfield.

It is our vision that ALL illegal dumping ceases! We envision a greener future where ALL junk is disposed of legally with a focus on recycling and donating to others.

Protecting our environment should be important to all of us. We can all do our part. We are all accountable.

So let’s work together for a better future. We make it easy. You don’t need to worry about how to dispose of items. Just call us, and we take care of it for you. There is nothing for you to do except to pick up the phone and call (417) 815-5865.

Together we can make Springfield, and the rest of our world, a better place to live by stopping illegal dumping now!

WE REMOVE JUNK SO
YOU DON'T HAVE TO

Our mighty buccaneers come aboard your property and raid your junk before you even know what happened. Your home or commercial waste becomes our booty to dispose of with 100% eco-responsibility.

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Appliances

Our eco-friendly appliance removal service prevents ozone-depleting chemicals from leaking into landfills.

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Carpet

We can remove carpet if necessary and have it recycled instead of having it tossed it in the garbage.

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Construction Waste

Let us remove junk from your worksite so you can save money instead of having to rent a dumpster.

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E-Waste

We are pros at taking care of your old computers, printers, and other electronics, so you don't have to. 

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Furniture

Leave bulky furniture to us. We pick it up, donate what we can, and recycle the rest saving your back and time.

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Mattress

Getting rid of a mattress is one of the hardest things to do for homeowners. Just call us, and we will handle it all.

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Scrap Metals

Our scrap metal disposal service gets rid of your eyesores. We know what to do so it can be reused.

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Storm Cleanup

Experiencing a storm is stressful. Having to clean up afterward makes things worse. We ease your burden.

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Yard Debris

Getting rid of yard debris is difficult and time-consuming. We haul away heavy tree branches and other debris.

SOME OF OUR MORE INTERESTING PROJECTS

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Veteran Junk Removal

You Will Shout With Rage When You Read About This Veteran.

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Storage Unit Cleanout

You’ll Be Amazed What This Disabled Elderly Couple Can Teach You.

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Fire Disaster Cleanup

Your Stomach Will Sink When You Hear What Happened To This Family.

CONTACT US

We are here for you and look forward to helping you with ALL your junk removal needs. Call today to get started. Ahoy!

Springfield, Missouri

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