Profession: Co-Owner/Operator of Junk Bros 509
Many people find clothing, trinkets, and used furniture at yard sales. Jacob Castillo has found a new career.
Fed up with a “horrible schedule” where he could only be home three days a month as a regional airline pilot, Castillo began researching yard sales for items to sell on his eBay business. Eventually, he realized that people really needed him to carry the leftovers after the yard sale was over.
“People really needed this service, so they started charging for it,” says Castillo. “My brother[Jeremy]and I picked up a sofa and paid to dispose of it.
Since starting their business in 2020, the Castillo brothers have expanded their business by purchasing a second pickup and dump truck to haul out their unwanted items. They also donated hundreds of those items to charities and individuals in need.
The additional vehicles should help Castillo expand the service area of his business. This is now Yakima and its immediate surroundings, extending from Selah to Prosser.
“Donate, recycle and dispose is our motto,” he added. “We are a full-service junk removal company.”
Castillo and his girlfriend, Delia Ramos, are avid hikers who “couldn’t quite reach” the summit last year but want to try Mount Adams again this summer.