Mike Such started Junk Bee Gone in April of 2005 after deciding to leave the corporate world. “I was on the road 4-5 days a week and missing my 2 daughters growing up. They were 9 & 11 at the time and I was missing out on their childhood,” Such said. The business specializes in junk removal, driveway dumpsters, document shredding & light demolition. Mike and his wife, Tracy, relocated to east Tennessee over 20 years ago, and chose to open the business because they knew east Tennessee was where they wanted to stay. Such said his wife chose the name for the business, and his daughters chose the mascot: a “friendly-looking” bee, over 10 years ago.