Phil Brunet II is a builder. For more than two decades, the Ohio resident worked in the retail construction field as a partner in a general contracting business. However, he recently realized that, while he loved what he did, he wanted to do something with the people he loved.
“I wanted to start a business with my family, something we could all do together and contribute to,” he said.
Along with his wife, Linda, and their son, Phil III, the older Phil began searching for opportunities.
Ultimately, he was drawn to the dumpster rental industry, as he knew from firsthand experience that the companies operating in his area were offering poor customer service. He could do a better job, and he could make a lot of money doing it.
Do Your Homework Before Buying In
Eventually, the trio discovered Bin There Dump That, and they were impressed. However, before they committed to the franchise, they took the time to do their due diligence and thoroughly research the company.
“I did my research, checked with current franchisees and everybody gave a good report, good references,” Phil said.
He also felt felt very comfortable with, and confident in, the franchise leadership team.
“They’ve got a great group of people in the office who are there to help you, and support you, and make sure you’ve got what you need to be successful,” he said.
The Brunets knew they had found a business for them and, in May 2015, they opened Bin There Dump That – Columbus, Ohio.
Support That Helps You Succeed
One of the biggest benefits of starting a franchise over an independent business venture is the training and support you can receive — and Phil has taken full advantage of it.
“They’re hands on,” Phil said of the franchise leadership team and trainers. “You can visit them, talk to them, and ask them questions.
“They don’t just walk away and say ‘thanks for your check,’ they do what they can to make sure you are successful in your business.”
How To Hire For Your Franchise
Though the franchise has only been in operation for a few months, the Brunets have already hired several employees to help the company grow.
While each team member plays a critical role, the most important one for a mobile franchise like Bin There Dump That is that of its drivers, according to Phil.
“He has the company’s reputation riding on his performance every day,” Phil explained.
Words Of Wisdom For Future Franchisees
Looking back, Phil knows that he made the right move for him, and for his family.
“It can definitely be demanding at times, with overseeing all aspects of sales, daily activities, managing workers, accounting, etc.,” he said. “But the biggest advantage of owning my own business is time; I determine when, where and how long I do anything. There is no watching or worrying about the clock. I enjoy the freedom to do what I want when I want.”
However, he would do things a little bit differently — by thinking bigger:
“If you can do it, get as many bins as you can right off the bat,” he said. “If you don’t have enough inventory, you can’t provide service to the client, which means you’re stuck.”
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