Gone for Good

May 09, 2011 |


Alumni Business Spotlight: Gone for Good.  Daniels Alumnus Reid Husmer, BSBA 1996.

Alumni Business Spotlight: Gone for Good. Daniels Alumnus Reid Husmer, BSBA 1996.

See what your Daniels alumni are doing!  From an early age, Reid Husmer wanted to attend a Colorado college—and the moment he visited the University of Denver, he knew it was the school for him.  After a career in chemical and software sales, Husmer says, “I learned a lot, but always in the back of my mind was this thought of doing something on my own.”

One day, 10 years into his career, Husmer had an idea—junk hauling, with an environmental twist.  In March 2009, Husmer bought a 14-foot box truck and started advertising his new business, aptly named Gone for Good (tagline: Reduce, Resell, Recycle). Unlike other junk haulers, Gone for Good focuses on being green, recycling most of the items that cannot be resold or donated to local charities. “We are a one-stop shop for people or businesses who want to get rid of stuff in an environmental way,” Husmer says. “Our goal is to do good for people and the environment. People feel good knowing that their items go to good use or are sold to someone who really wanted them.”

For Husmer, entrepreneurship is about much more than being his own boss—a lesson he learned at Daniels. “Daniels teaches that business is about more than doing well, and that really hit home for me,” he says. “You can give back and feel good about what you’re doing, and that’s what I love about this business. I’m excited about what we do. I want to be known as a good company that’s doing a good thing for the world.”

 



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