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VaVia Hires New Franchise Development Manager to Help With Furthering the Brand’s Expansion

Jamey Vick, who has worked closely with co-founder and president Phillip Nappi in past business ventures, joined the company’s franchise development team two months ago.

By Katie Porter1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 10:10AM 05/27/22

As VaVia, the emerging small-haul waste disposal company, sets its sights on reaching 100 units in the next five years, the brand is focusing its efforts on bringing in suitable franchisees. Part of those efforts included bringing on a franchise development manager, Jamey Vick, two months ago to help forge connections and grow the company. 

Phillip Nappi, co-founder and president of VaVia, is confident Vick will bring in a group of driven owners and accelerate the successes of the brand. He knows this because they have worked together in the past: Nappi started his own fine Italian leather shoe store years ago, and Vick was an employee of his.

Though Vick went on to work at Cumberland University for a time, the two got back in touch years later when Nappi decided to franchise out VaVia. He was looking for a go-getter to run franchise development, and he knew that Vick would be a great fit. Vick was immediately on board.

“I heard he had this up and coming company, and I went through the same thing with Philip at Peter Nappi, doing entrepreneurship together,” Vick said. “It seemed like an exciting chance to get up from behind a desk and get out there to meet people and bring them in as investors.”

Vick has been busy working his way through the processes that franchisees go through, from driving the trucks to learning the CRM. He wants to be ready and prepared for any questions they have about what the venture entails, and by immersing himself in the role, he hopes to have all the answers. 

“I'm basically going to be the first point of contact for potential franchisees,” said Vick. “I'll reach out to them in the beginning, vet them through the process to see if they've got the capital to become part of the VaVia franchise family, and then start setting up introduction calls and meetings between these potential franchisees and the rest of the team. I'm excited to be that relationship builder.

VaVia is aiming to have 14 units signed by the end of the year, and Vick will be an instrumental part of that. He’ll walk potential franchisees through the investment numbers, which range from 

$121,693 to $419,323 per territory, and can talk them through VaVia’s relationships with lenders.

With their experience in the industry, the executive team brings knowledge to the table that allows franchisees not to be experts on waste management. 

“The industry experience that Phillip and CEO Tim Wells bring is really unparalleled, with over 50 years experience and their connections. Most of our franchisees don't have a background in waste management, but through our connections and experience, they can provide great customer service and build their customer base,” Vick said.

The VaVia team is currently looking to add even more markets to the growing list of communities it calls home. The brand is looking for franchise partners across Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. 

The total cost to invest in VaVia ranges from $121,693 to $419,323 per territory. To learn more about franchising with VaVia, visit: