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Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2023

September 29, 2023

505-Junk places no. 364 on The Globe and Mail’s fifth-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

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505-Junk is pleased to announce it placed no. 364 on the 2023 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.

Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. 505-Junk earned its spot with three-year growth of 97%. 

505-Junk’s co-founder and CEO, Barry Hartman, says: “I am thrilled about our team’s recognition for the remarkable growth we’ve achieved in the past few years. Growth lies at the heart of 505-Junk’s core values, and we define it as our commitment to the advancement of our people, clients, and resources. I am very appreciative of our team’s dedication and our clients’ unwavering loyalty.”

It’s not often that you would anticipate a junk removal business to emerge as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, but our team has demonstrated that we can excel not only within our industry but also on the national stage. As we have secured significant contracts and are introducing new services in 2024, we are projecting a growth rate of over 50% for the coming year alone.” 

Canada’s Top Growing Companies is an editorial ranking that was launched in 2019. It aims to bring the accomplishments of innovative businesses in Canada to the forefront. In order to qualify for this voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process and fulfill requirements. In total, 425 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking. 

The full list of 2023 winners along with editorial coverage is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine. The list is out now and online here. 

“Canada’s Top Growing Companies acknowledges the drive and ingenuity displayed by Canadian business,” says Dawn Calleja, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “This year’s ranking serves as an inspiration for future business owners.” 

“This year’s Report on Business magazine’s list of Top Growing Companies shows how innovative ideas always rise to the top, perhaps even more so in times of uncertainty,” says Andrew Saunders, CEO of The Globe and Mail. “The Globe and Mail congratulates this year’s winners for meeting and surpassing those economic challenges.”

About The Globe and Mail 

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.2 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.7 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About 505-Junk

505-Junk is Greater Vancouver’s leading junk removal company with over 1,000 reviews online. Founded in 2011, 505-Junk specializes in commercial and residential junk removal, as well as recycling and waste diversion. Partners Barry Hartman, Scott Foran, and Alex Elsey have grown 505-Junk to over 45 full-time employees and twelve 3-tonne trucks on the road daily.