Meet Keith Tenuto, Eco-Friendly Entrepreneur and 2021 Rising Stars Fab 4
Keith Tenuto | Age 30
Owner of The Junkluggers of North Atlanta
Keith Tenuto has always wanted to own his own business. To build something from the ground up that would help solve problems for people and bring joy to his community was the ultimate dream. As the owner of The Junkluggers’ Atlanta franchise, he’s been able to accomplish both … but he’s not done yet. Passionate, driven and caring, Tenuto says he’ll never stop learning, growing and striving to make sure the customers (and landfills, for that matter) are the ones that are happiest.
How do you give back to the community?
Giving back to the community is a huge part of our company’s mission! We try to keep as many of the items that we take away from our jobs out of landfills by donating and recycling what we can. We have teamed up with some fantastic charities in and around Atlanta where we regularly drop off items, and they make sure those items get to people in need or are sold for a profit to benefit those same individuals.
What separates you in the junk removal industry?
The big thing that separates us from our competition is the extra step we take to make sure we donate first, recycle second and dump last. Making our initial splash into the market was a big challenge, we were new to the industry and had plenty of competition, but with our passion for 100% customer satisfaction and a mission to eliminate 100% of reusable waste from landfills, we’ve climbed up the ranks to be people’s top choice when it comes to eco-friendly junk removal.
What’s been the biggest perk of this job?
About a year ago, we received an old record console that was from the 1950s. This record player now sits in my office where I can play old records I have collected over the years whenever I need a creative spark!