About The Clunker Junker

Who we are

The Clunker Junker is the easiest way to sell your junk car, period. We work with hundreds of reputable car buyers in all fifty states, many of which offer free same day pick-up and cash on the spot.

We are a small, family owned and operated company and we pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most knowledgeable customer service agents in the industry. We go above and beyond to make sure you always have a positive experience with The Clunker Junker.

The Clunker Junker is owned and operated by Eric and Valerie, a husband and wife team who have been working together for over a decade. They have a strong passion for automobiles and building a strong, sustainable business that creates jobs and careers in their community.

Meet the team

Eric, Founder

Our founder Eric is a software engineer by trade with a bachelor of science in Computer Information Science from the University of Massachusetts. He single handedly built The Clunker Junker’s website from the ground up and has been evolving the website and technology for almost five years; I guess you could say he is our “head nerd”.

Eric is a huge car fanatic and is passionate about motorsports including NASCAR, Formula One, Indycar, and Sports cars. You’ll find Eric glued to the TV on Saturday and Sundays watching racing. He’s even been known to hit the track himself in his little Honda s2000!

Eric’s wife Valerie runs the day-to-day operations at The Clunker Junker. When you give us a call, there’s a good chance you’ll be speaking with Val. Valerie is a bar certified Attorney in three states and has a bachelors degree in Legal Studies and Psychology as well as a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

On any given weekend you’ll find Valerie right alongside Eric yelling at race cars on TV. She is as passionate (maybe moreso) about cars as Eric is. Valerie changes her own oil, does her own brake jobs, and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She also loves reading and is currently in the middle of a personal challenge to read 52 books in one year.

Valerie, Founder

Jayna, Head Supervisor

Jayna, Eric and Val’s 60lbs Siberian Husky is head supervisor at The Clunker Junker. She oversees all operations and makes sure things are running smoothly. She does so in the cutest way possible. Jayna enjoys long walks around the neighborhood, sniffing lamp posts, and car rides. She is not afraid to give a big loud howl when things aren’t going her way; she tells it like it is.

It is with a heavy heart we must update this page and share that our beloved Jayna has crossed the rainbow bridge. Jayna was 17 years old and she had a truly amazing life. She brought so much joy to us and everyone she met. We miss her a great deal and will leave her on this page in memoriam.

Enzo is the newest addition to our Clunker Junker family. He is named after the great "Enzo Ferrari"; founder of the iconic automobile brand and racing team. He's a giant goofball and truly loves to be loved. His favorite place to be is at the dog park chasing after his friends and his favorite treats are "pupperonis"! Truly the sweetest, most gentle dog on the planet.

Enzo, Treat Tester

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