If you’re looking to get rid of old junk you no longer need, Noblesville teenager Michael Corlew will be happy to help.
The 17-year-old Noblesville High School junior has launched his own highly successful junk hauling business, MB Junk Removal, which collects items people don’t want or need, like furniture and appliances. Corlew said he started out as an entrepreneur picking up dog waste in his neighborhood when he was 14 and eventually saved enough money to buy his great-grandfather’s truck.
“At first, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into,” said Corlew.
Corlew said he connected with individuals on Facebook and suggested they get into the junk removal business. He got his first junk hauling job for a colleague of his father’s a year earlier.
“We took it to the dumpster. We can turn this into something,” said Corlew.
Corlew decided to create his own Facebook page for his business and promoted it on social media platforms. He soon realized that his services were in high demand in his neighborhood. He also increased his overall business presence by creating Facebook ads that brought in five to six jobs a week, he said.
Creating his own business has also meant Corlew has had plenty of financial success, noting that he’s made over $18,000 since the beginning of the year. He can also set his own schedule and work on Saturday mornings.
Corlew said his prices were lower than other junk haulers, charging only $120 per truck, and recalled his previous job picking up dog waste around the neighborhood.
“What is the job you can do that no one wants to do?” Corlew said. “And when you think about junk removal, a lot of people think it’s messy and disgusting,[but]it really isn’t.”
Corlew also created weekly video ads to promote his services of picking up junk on offer in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and other neighboring communities.
“I wanted to stand out from the crowd,” he said.
One of the advantages of running his own business, he added, is the flexibility that comes with it.
“I love making my own schedule. I love being my own boss,” Corlew said. “My driving force is to achieve financial freedom.”
Corlew said there was no shortage of items he had picked up, noting that he had removed old toilets, mattresses, furniture and cabinets. The most interesting and memorable find he ever found was a trough in mint condition from his Playboy magazine from 1989 to 1997, which he eventually sold to an acquaintance, he says. I was.
Corlew’s mother, Stacey, is proud of her son’s efforts to start his own business.
“It was a lot of fun to watch,” she said. “We are very proud.”
Corlew also encouraged others to believe and take leaps in pursuit of their goals.
“Just being confident[have]is 90% of it,” Corlew said. “Just dive in. Failure is your best friend. You can’t learn without failing. But get out there and do it. The upside far outweighs the downside.”
For more information or to learn more about removing MB Junk Email, please call Michael Corlew at 317-618-1037. You can also find this business by searching MB Junk Removal on Facebook.