Local junk removal start- up welcomes back original crew member as new VP.
Fort Mill, S.C. – Feb. 28, 2022 – On the cusp of its one-year anniversary, Fort Mill-based Trash & Stash Junk Removal and Microstorage is pleased to announce the return of original crew member Chase Waychoff as its inaugural Vice President of Administration, joining a restructured executive team.
As Vice President of Administration, he is responsible for Trash & Stash’s human resources, customer service, safety compliance, and retail business, while also supporting administrative processes and tools.
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“I’m extremely thrilled about bringing Chase back on in a full-time capacity. With his vast experiences in management and customer service and commitment to sustainability, he will accelerate our hyper-local growth plan, cultivate our talent pool, and strengthen our community partnerships,” said Trash & Stash owner/founder Cameron Ungar.
Waychoff, 34, was part of the original on-the-truck team when Trash & Stash launched in April 2021 but left the company amicably in June for a too-lucrative-to-pass-up opportunity in the restaurant industry, in which he had previous experience. He stayed in touch with Ungar as Trash and Stash’s business began to flourish.
The vice president position offers Waychoff a chance to utilize his skills honed from the hospitality industry and mold them to the customer-first, Earth-first focus of Trash & Stash. “It samples elements from the things I’ve done through the years and applies them in a slightly different way. I love customer interaction, I love business development, I love problem solving – this job takes all that stuff and transfers it to a different business,” said Waychoff. “I’m very excited for the work, and the work-life balance it’s going to provide me.”
Ungar and Waychoff met while working together at Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater Center, where Waychoff was director of food and beverage.
Both were laid off in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic that devastated the live events industry, but they stayed connected as Ungar began plotting his entrepreneurial future.
Waychoff is the latest addition to a newly christened executive team for Trash & Stash, which also includes original crew member Robert Mohorc who was recently promoted to Vice President of Operations, and Ungar, serving as President. Ungar credits both Waychoff and Mohorc as being instrumental in the successful launch of Trash & Stash on April 19, 2021.
Sustainability is one of Trash & Stash’s core values, along with an obligation to making a positive impact on the local community, including a formal partnership with Charlotte’s Isabella Santos Foundation, a nonprofit that works to increase survival rates of children battling rare forms of cancer. With corporate social responsibility being a crucial component of Trash & Stash’s business model, Waychoff is leading the company’s quest to obtain B Corporation status. It is a type of business certification that measures an organization’s total social and environmental performance, and notable Certified B Corps include clothier Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium Brewing.
“We really want to stand apart from every other business in this industry,” said Waychoff. “Taking care of employees is also another aspect of it. We’re not only doing business and taking care of clients, but we’re also taking care of employees, and we’re trying to grow and do something good for the community.”
With community in mind, Trash & Stash makes every effort to recycle and find new homes for the items it hauls away. The last resort is the landfill.
“We have to be part of the environmental solution. It’s amazingly easy to back into a dump and hydraulically dump your load, but it’s irresponsible. We take a lot of stuff out of customers’ homes that’s not ready to be considered garbage. You must take some steps to get these items into a new home. We are willing to take the time to find a responsible way to get rid of these items. We’re willing to make the drives and put in the processes to get it done,” said Waychoff.
A self-described family man, Waychoff lives in South Charlotte, with his wife Lauren, and three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Olivia.
When he’s not working, he can be found hiking, biking, and skateboarding and enjoying other outdoor activities.
Press and public relations contact: Kent Kimes; 843-251-1644; Kentavo1970@gmail.com
About Trash & Stash Junk Removal and Microstorage
With a strategically defined hyper-local target area in Charlotte, N.C.’s southwestern suburbs, Trash & Stash serves the South Carolina communities of Indian Land, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Rock Hill as well as North Carolina’s Waxhaw and Ballantyne. Helping customers simplify and declutter their lives, Trash & Stash offers full-service junk removal, help with moving and/or delivering bulk items, and micro-storage. Trash & Stash is the environmentally responsible junk removal choice: Every effort is made to repurpose the junk the crew removes and divert it from landfills. For more information, call (855) 52-TRASH, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.trashandstash.com. Follow Trash & Stash on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.