How can the Pittsburgh team of Haul Out Heroes be so confident? Grant Spyke said, "It's the team based organization. Everyone on the team is compensated based on a contribution to the group. Those who don't contribute ultimately leave and those who do thrive."
1-800-Haul-Out has been advancing it's operations on all fronts. Recycling is sky rocketing, donations are rising and lowering disposal costs as more items are saved from the landfill and associate retention is at an all time high as the company chooses associate satisfaction over profits. "It's a simple strategy" Gregg "The Hammer" Gator Said. "Take care of the associates, they'll take care of the customers and everything will take care of itself... and it does .. it works."
In what seems like an instant nothing had changed-yet everything HAD changed for Pittsburgh's Haul Out Heroes. In December of last year the organization had it's watershed moment. Contemplating shutting its truck doors for good-Chris "Juranimal" Juran had a different idea. What if we reinvested in ourselves every day. What if we changed our purpose from hauling out just about anything to proving, "a hero can be anyone"? What if our goals were to increase the well being of our associates and the community in which we live.
The results have been amazing. Sales have skyrocketed with the organization on track to do over $500,000.00 in 2014. Associates love this company-they come in on weekends to donate time and our trucks to local community members trying to clean up the riverways and abandoned lots in the city.
Justin "The Junk Man" Ogden said, "Everything we've been through over the last six months. Every flat tire, every hiccup, every person we've helped empty out a basement for or recycle an old appliance. It's all lead us here ... we've got the momentum. We've got the team. Nothing can stop us now."