Blue Kangaroo Packoutz opened its warehouse at 6819 Cochiti Road SE earlier this year. The company restores contents inside homes and businesses following man-made and natural disasters like fire, mold and flooding. The company uses Esporta soft goods cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning services to restore items such as furniture, upholstery, artwork, electronics, documents and clothing.
Mulanix and his team will serve homes and businesses in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Sandoval County, including Los Lunas. He added he bought the franchise for $180,000 and will hire a core team of four workers.
Mulanix was hired as an advisor for the University of New Mexico Valencia campus’ Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2018 before being promoted to director in 2020. During this time there, Mulanix said he’s seen business trends and financial cycles fluctuate. He has owned various businesses in industries such as telecommunications, construction, and health and wellness and said he believes this franchise is “recession-proof” because natural disasters are bound to happen.
Mulanix said part of his job at the SBDC is to help people start their own business and believes there is plenty of opportunity in New Mexico. He advises those interested in franchising to seek areas that appeal to the climate and lifestyle they desire.
“If you’re a smart operator and you have a idea that you believe in, you can do business anywhere,” he said.
He said he enjoys helping people, and said he’s looking forward to helping businesses get back on their feet.
“Everything I do helps somebody better their life, and therefore it has meaning,” said Mulanix. “The cool thing about this job is when somebody has their world blown up through fire, flood, mold, their whole world gets torn apart. The company can go in and we can actually help them put their world back together.”
Blue Kangaroo Packoutz has locations in 18 other states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.