Junk Removal Changed Our Lives!

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Nick and Alyssa Krygier in Bryce Canyon

From SoCal to NorCal

When Alyssa received the call offering her dream job in Folsom, I felt a wave of mixed emotions. Folsom was 6 hours away from everything we knew, our friends and family. What would I even do for work up there, I wondered?  Who would have ever thought that over two years later, we’d be the go-to junk removal company Folsom trusts?  Nonetheless, it’s been a wild ride filled with blessings and challenges alike.

Our journey began with a leap of faith, as it usually does!  Answering God’s call, we left behind everything familiar—our friends, our families—and embarked on a seven hour car ride from Southern California (though, if we’re being honest, it felt like an eternity with a U-Haul in tow). But let me tell you, I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive and incredible wife in Alyssa. She really is amazing, in so many ways.  With unwavering encouragement, I ventured into countless interviews, still wondering what it was my career was going to look like up here, and yet refusing to settle for anything less than the perfect fit. As time went on, that elusive opportunity never materialized.

How Could I Create the Biggest Community Impact?

I’ve never been content being a cog in the profit-hungry machinery of corporate life. I wanted something more, something that would truly impact the community for good. That being said, in the midst of a white water rafting trip down the American River (combined with an evenings spent savoring pints at a local brewery with new friends) an idea began to take shape. We pondered the qualities I wanted in a career —helping others, embracing the dirt and sweat, and the joy of hitting the open road. It was then that Alyssa jokingly suggested, “Why not become a junk hauler?” Little did we know, that playful remark would ignite a fire within, leading to the purchase of our very first truck a couple of months later and the inception of our business.

Since that night, I haven’t looked back. Whether it’s delivering much-needed appliances, providing a swift furniture removal service, or simply clearing out months’ worth of accumulated trash from forgotten corners of yards and garages, I’ve discovered a sense of purpose that I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Enter the Trash Man

You know, it’s funny how life unfolds. My friends chuckle when I refer to myself as a trash man, rather than flaunting the title of a junk removal company owner. But here’s the thing—I really am grateful for any experience that keeps my ego grounded and humble. Each day (at least we do our best to remember!), we thank God for the incredible life He’s bestowed upon us and the invaluable lessons He continues to teach us. Initially, I had a skewed perspective, believing I was somehow superior to my peers due to test scores and upbringing. But this journey in waste management, dumpster rentals, and being the trusted provider of junk removal services in Sacramento has taught me a vital lesson—humility. It’s easy to find when you’re knee-deep in junk on a daily basis, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

So, as you embark on your own careers, I challenge you to seek that sense of purpose that ignites your soul, just as I did—even if it leads you to as unexpected of a place as it did for me being a trash man. Embrace the blessings that come your way, however unconventional they may seem. And above all, let humility guide your journey, for it is through embracing the humblest of tasks that we often find the greatest fulfillment.

Nicholas Krygier

Founder of American River Hauling and Junk Removal llc.

Nick and Alyssa Krygier in Bryce Canyon
Nick and Alyssa Krygier in Zion National Park

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“Our primary goal is always making you feel comfortable, which is a direct result of our values: honesty, upfront expectations, and integrity.”

Matt M.
Matt M.
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Nick and his crew did an incredible job. We hired them to remove our hot tub and they were quick and efficient even despite it being a pretty difficult job. Good, honest guys!
Marie F.
Marie F.
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These guys were great! Everyone I dealt with was responsive, friendly and respectful (and strong!) They came to the foothills from Sacramento to pick up a 100 year old, extremely awkward and heavy, unusable upright piano. What a relief to finally have that taken care of. I can't thank them enough.
Steve M.
Steve M.
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Fantastic company. Duke was real down to earth and easy to work with. Quick, professional, and made sure that they didn't throw away anything I wanted to keep. Had my garage not only emptied of junk, but a bit tidier than when they'd arrived. Not only that, but he also laid out some sandbags I'd been using to block water from entering the garage, so they'd dry faster. Not many companies go the extra mile, like that, but American River Hauling sure does. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Dino D.
Dino D.
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I'm super happy with the work that Duke, Nicholas, and Alex did today when removing a couch, table, and heater from my apartment. They got the stuff out quickly and efficiently. I would definitely hire them again and recommend that anyone contact American River Hauling and Junk Removal the next time they need to get rid of anything.
Victoria B.
Victoria B.
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My husband and I were extremely happy with the amazing work that Duke and Alex did to remove our shed and haul away a huge pile from our backyard! They arrived exactly on time, finished in exactly the time they said they would and left everything looking beautiful. They were both so polite and so nice too! We would hire them again in a heartbeat and already have referred them to others. A++++++ all the way!
Jennifer R.
Jennifer R.
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Oh my goodness. We can’t say enough about Duke and his crew! They were polite, on time, and thorough with their work. We had a shed that was a shell of an old sauna to be removed. Heavy concrete tile roof, insulation, a dead rat…they took it down to the foundation and didn’t even leave dust behind! Took an old mower, old bbq, and stack of roof tiles with them and the pile of yard debris! Thanks so much!
Rosie G.
Rosie G.
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These guys are great, hard working, kind, gracious and the team work is a thing to behold. 👍👍👍👍👍
Genevieve B.
Genevieve B.
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They were great. Very friendly and thorough. Fast and efficient.
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Meet The Rest Of The Team!

At American River Hauling, We Hire For Character First

Duke Krygier employee at American River Junk Removal llc

Duke Krygier

Crew Leader / Driver

My brother Duke has been working with American River for just under a year.  I couldn’t be happier!  Because of his ability to relate to clients, estimate fairly, and execute safely, he’s a main reason for why we’re able to grow the rate that we are.  Duke once found a brown paper bag on a job with over $3,000 dollars in it, and he immediately gave it to the client.  Saying that I trust Duke on any particular job site is an understatement.  I couldn’t ask for a better 2nd, and I look forward to his continued growth in the company.

Oleksii (Alex) Konovalov

Junk Removal Specialist

Alex is a Ukrainian refugee that fled here over 6 months ago.  Living with a family that goes to our church, he brought with him a wife and two daughters.  You won’t meet a harder worker than Alex, period.  I have to routinely remind him that it’s break time, to which he replies in broken English, “it’s okay, I keep going.”  He is a family man with values that I resonate with, and I love the passion he has to build his new life in America.  The fact that he gets to speak in his native language with my brother (adopted from the Ukraine at 11) is an incredible blessing.

Oleksii Konavolov working for American River Junk Removal llc
Oleksii Konavolov working for American River Junk Removal llc

Oleksii (Alex) Konovalov

Junk Removal Specialist

Alex is a Ukrainian refugee that fled here over 6 months ago.  Living with a family that goes to our church, he brought with him a wife and two daughters.  You won’t meet a harder worker than Alex, period.  I have to routinely remind him that it’s break time, to which he replies in broken English, “it’s okay, I keep going.”  He is a family man with values that I resonate with, and I love the passion he has to build his new life in America.

Kira, the truck dog

Kira

Truck Buddy

Kira started going on jobs with me from day one when we got her.  Always poking her nose out the window, she’s always excited to leave every morning and go with the crew.  While she doesn’t come with us as much anymore due to having a backyard she loves, on occasion you’ll see her sitting shotgun.  Always happy, always friendly, she loves to say hello if you see her!

Company Information

Address

705 Gold Lake Drive Ste 250, Folsom, CA 95630

Phone

714-812-0402

Email

Nick@americanriverjunkremoval.com

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