It was a hot, sunny day in Chicago Heights as one pickup truck after another slowly rolled across the brand new scale at Got Scrap? We Pay More! The staff was all smiles as customers were served hot dogs and hamburgers. At 3 pm, the ribbon cutting ceremony made the newest addition to the Wilkins’ family business official.
Got Scrap? We Pay More! was founded by father and son team, Peter and Josh Wilkins. This new addition to the Wilkins’ family business was founded with the vision of creating a full service scrap solution dedicated to the construction and retail industries. They saw a need for a different type of service and a lack of solution providers that cater to the construction industry. The construction industry has its own unique needs. Contractors typically lack the time to really maximize their returns on their scrap. Got Scrap? We Pay More! has designed a program to make all contractors jobs easier while being able to provide them with the highest value of services. They are offering contractor rewards and loyalty incentive program along with immediate roll-ff and pick up service, all while helping them maximize their returns on their scrap with a consultative approach. A good friend of the Wilkins’ family, Josh Shank has been appointed as the head of operations. Shank also grew up in the scrap industry with his father and he is now ready to carry on his legacy. “There aren’t many companies that make scrapping in the construction industry easy or convenient, which is what contractors really need.” states Shank. “We are focused on catering to the way that they operate in order to provide value they haven’t had before.”
Peter Wilkins founded Wilkins Rebuilders Supply in 1986 in his garage. Today, Wilkins Rebuilders Supply is one of the largest suppliers of truck parts in the Midwest. His son, Josh Wilkins founded Brookfield Iron & Metal in 2011 to help expand the family business which now processes hundreds of thousands of tons of scrap each year.
Now with their newest addition of Got Scrap? We Pay More! Josh Wilkins and Josh Shank are ready to carry out their fathers’ legacies.