About Us

63f57624b9bac1275b4bb7571a9d8aa4​Purple Cow Junk Removal and Home Services was started in the spring of 2021 by our owner and operator, Josiah Ragsdale. He has also owned another automotive equipment business for a few years. It was a pretty simple transition to add Ames Junk Removal to our tool belt because we already had all the equipment we needed from the automotive equipment business. We already had a pickup with a long bed and a few different trailers. The dump box trailer is used most regularly. We started by getting a few calls from people asking if we could come pick up some junk for them. We decided to go ahead and send a couple guys out to clean out a garage. And it actually worked out really well. The owners of the garage were really pleased with our work and we found that the work was a great addition to what we can offer customers. As we continued to get more Ames Junk Removal leads, it became clear that we should pursue this area of work more intentionally. So we picked a business name and got started! A lot of people ask us about our name, Purple Cow Junk Removal and Home Services. A purple cow is something that catches your attention and stands out. If you saw a purple cow in a herd of brown and black cows, it would certainly catch your attention. That is what we wanted for this business. We want to stand out, catch your attention, and show how we are different from other companies. Our name isn’t the only thing about us that stands out. Our services, our team, our fair pricing, and our recycling and redistribution are all aspects of our business that make us stand out from other companies.

Purple Cow Junk Removal and Home Services stands out in the services we provide. If you are looking for Ames Junk Removal and give us a call, first we will find a time to come and take a look at how much junk you need removed. We price our services based off of the cubic feet of the area of junk. Right then and there we will calculate the price and give you a quote. If you approve the quote, we can get started right away. We always bring a truck and trailer to load up all your undesired items. We know that you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. That is why we come prepared to start working the second you approve the quote. Our junk removal experts work hard and efficiently to get the Ames Junk Removal job done as quickly as possible while keeping our quality of work to the highest standard. When they have finished the job, our junk removal experts will check with you to make sure that you are pleased with the end product. If you are not, we will keep working until you are satisfied. If we finish the job and you realize you have more junk you need removed, we will price it on the spot and start working on that area as well. We also will ask you if you have any other things on your property you would like assistance with. We offer a wide variety of home services that we are happy to provide you with. We realize that there are quite a few projects or tasks that get pushed off, you need help with, or you simply just don’t feel like doing. We would love to get these done for you. The home services we provide could be anything from raking your leaves to installing a shelf in your home.

Here at Purple Cow Junk Removal and Home Services, we ensure that our staff is of the highest quality and are trained to take on any task you throw at them. Before we hire any junk removal experts, we have them interview. If they seem like they will be a good fit in our team for Ames Junk Removal, then they move on to a job shadow. They come for a day and shadow a trained staff member to make sure they seem normal and diligent. If after that experience, they want to continue in the process and we think they would be a good addition to the Purple Cow Junk Removal and Home Services team, they get hired and start training. For all of our junk removal experts, we inventory what all our team members’ strongest skills are and what tasks they know how to do best. Then we assign people to jobs that match their skills.

The way we handle our pricing also stands out. We base our pricing off of the cubic feet of the junk. And we give you a quote on the spot. We are also committed to giving you the best price. That is why we will match prices. If you got a quote from another Ames Junk Removal company and it is lower than what we quoted, we will match that price and get the job done for you. And we want to make sure you are happy with the service we provide you with every time. That is why we want to hear from you. Customer feedback is really important to Purple Cow Junk Removal and Home Services.

Purple Cow Junk removal and Home Services is committed to being green. We take as much of your junk to donation centers as they will take from us. If someone else can get more use out of your items, we absolutely want to give it away to those donation centers. What we cannot donate, we sort through and take the specific recycling centers. We try to keep as much of the junk we receive out of landfills and dumps. Landfills are full enough as is. We also know that it can be harder to get rid of your unwanted junk when it will just be thrown away. You can rest assured that we are redistributing as much of your items as possible.