When Jason Hart took over his family’s farm outside of Conway Springs three years ago, he also began working for a junk removal company.
He says he liked the work and thought it was a good business.
“I think I’m just going to start my own,” he says he finally decided.
After a year and a half of planning, he’s now started Wichita Junk (http://wichitajunk.com/).
“Basically, it’s a full-service junk removal company,” he says. “Whatever it is, we’ll take it from them.”
Hart says he’ll recycle or donate what he can.
He’ll continue to farm wheat as well.
“They’re both seasonal,” he says of the careers.
The challenge is, though, one of those seasons overlaps.
The peak times in the junk removal business are spring and summer.
“It’s just spring cleaning,” Hart says.
Farming requires his attention in the summer and fall, so summer is going to be a particularly busy time for Hart.
“It’s going to be a struggle.”
Hart doesn’t have an office for his business and doesn’t plan to have one.
“Pretty much we just need a truck.”