VaVia (Italian for “it goes away”) exists to help restore order in the lives of our customers by providing a smart, easy solution for residential and/or commercial disposal. Our goal is to change the waste business with a modern, customer-centric tech-driven approach to waste disposal, servicing both residential and commercial clients.
VaVia is a tech-based waste removal business. We offer unique technology and a full ERP system specifically designed for dumpster rental operations. Our platform gives franchisees a detailed view of their business through our reporting suite and Google Maps integration, which allow franchisees to track all inventory digitally and gain valuable insights into how well they are maximizing the return on their assets.
Changing the waste business
- Unique technology brings much-needed convenience and professionalism to the business
- Unobstrusive dumpsters allow for a higher level of service across professional and residential job sites
- Unparalleled customer service to help every step of the way and ensure a positive experience
“Don't ask anyone to do anything you haven't done yourself”
“Everybody needs a dumpster”
“Treat people the way you want to be treated”
“Don't ask anyone to do anything you haven't done yourself”
“Be safe and take care of the customer”
“We care, have capacity and are capable”
“Get work, do work, get paid for work”
waste collection industry
home improvement industry
We founded VaVia because we saw an exciting opportunity to serve an unfulfilled need in the waste disposal business. About eight years ago, Phillip and his wife, Dana, founded the premium fashion brand, Peter Nappi. While enjoying and succeeding in the business, Phillip remained connected and ultimately returned “home” to the disposal and recycling industry – an industry in which he previously spent two decades.
With his new perspective, Phillip was able to spot the need for smaller trucks and containers in the roll-off business. Contractors needed more trucks that could navigate tight spaces and containers that could address new jobsite requirements. They also desired a higher level of service – an increased value that Phillip was accustomed to delivering to them in the past. In all of this, he also saw the opportunity to use technology for a smart, easy and polished solution for small contractors and residential customers.
Around this same time, John Crawford had moved to Alabama from Florida where he and a business partner had grown a small single-state business into a national enterprise. Once arriving at his new Birmingham home, he ended up with a garage full of items to dispose of. New to the area, he didn’t know where to start. Were there any small containers available? What about a local waste or recycling facility? He ended up loading everything in his Tahoe (not the vehicle for the job!) and drove thirty minutes one way, six different times to get rid of all of his unwanted items. There had to be a better way. If there wasn’t, there should be.
Phillip and John happened to meet and started talking. They agreed: the waste disposal business needed a new solution.
Given their business savvy, they knew that brand integrity, transparency, and convenience were vital. People needed to know who to call when they had materials to get rid of, and the call—or click—had to be quick and easy.
The company’s response had to be fast, cheerful, and reliable. To deliver this service, the rough edges had to be polished off the traditional waste disposal industry, especially for the customers they envisioned serving: homeowners, small businesses, and contractors running small projects.
Along the way, Phillip had reached out to his previous business partner, Mike Ampe. Together they had grown their business to become the largest independent hauler and recycler in the southeast. Prior to this, Mike had successfully built franchise businesses in a technology market. It wasn’t long before all of the pieces fit into place and VaVia was born, providing short term rental of 10- and 15-yard waste containers with the click of a button.
Our goal is to be a household name and a nationwide leader in the small-haul disposal business. We imagine a trusted community of franchises that work together and exchange ideas, but are locally owned, with teams that are involved and committed members of their own community.
Investing in Vavia
From unique technology and unobtrusive dumpsters to unparalleled customer service, the VaVia franchise gives owners the resources and support to dominate the rapidly growing industry.
Great support with Vavia
Franchising with VaVia allows you the opportunity to own your own business while getting the comprehensive support you need as a franchisee. We’ll help get you up and running fast, so you can provide the quality of service our customers expect.
No marketing experience? No problem. VaVia’s team is here to support you for the life of your business. Our marketing support includes initial training, grand opening, brand awareness and promotional strategies, digital marketing, social media and so much more!
operations & systems
We offer 24/7 support for our franchisees so that if they need help with anything related to our operations or systems, we’re available. We provide proactive training for all of our owners, and our team is also available for in-person, boots on the ground assistance as needed for all of our owners.
We work with our franchisees to find the best possible equipment vendors and help negotiate preferred pricing. This allows us to set our franchisees up for success and ensure that they have what they need to hit the ground running in their market.
We offer 24/7 ERP support, so any issues with our technology can be solved on the spot. Our team also works directly with our technology vendors to expedite support requests and prevent any bottlenecks or inefficiencies.
Meet our franchisees
When you become a VaVia franchisee, you’re not just starting a business, you’re joining a family. Our team of franchisees is made up of a group of diverse and passionate entrepreneurs who are dedicated to our mission of changing the waste disposal business.
Clark McCarthy, Columbia, South Carolina
From a franchising standpoint, it was totally new for me, but when I went to Nashville to meet Phillip and Tim, we just clicked. VaVia and its team all have the same ethical, moral and eternal beliefs that I have — it was an instant connection. VaVia has conceptualized this idea of bringing white-glove service to the trash business, and the market is ripe for that service.”
Where we are growing
- Current Footprint*
- Available Locations
VaVia is growing rapidly with plans to open 100 units by 2026. Prime markets are now available nationwide. Claim yours!
*Contact us for availability in existing markets
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