Local man starts new demolition and junk removal company

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO — Cristian and Gaby Dubon are the owners of the new Marshalltown-based company Superior Demolition and Junk Removal.

Starting a business is a daunting endeavor, but Marshalltown resident Cristian Dubon is up for the challenge with his new company Superior Demolition and Junk Removal.

Dubon had several motivations to start his business, stemming both from his previous job at the Iowa State Training School for Boys in Eldora and his lifelong desire to be self-employed. The stress of the Training School had Dubon looking for a change.

“I think I was ready to do my own thing. I always wanted to be my own boss. I always wanted to have more liberty, time wise,” Dubon said. “I felt like I was ready to start my own journey.”

The company will specialize in both commercial and residential interior demolition, as well as debris removal and several other services. Dubon chose to go into this field over others because he saw his friend, Israel Gonzalez, successfully running a similar business in Indianola at just 23 years old.

“He was definitely one of my, I guess you could say, inspirations to start my own business. He’s the one helping me through,” Dubon said. “He’s guiding me and pointing me in the right direction.”

Dubon got Superior up and running within a month. With the paperwork in place to make it official and his accumulated vacation from his previous job paid out, he was able to invest in the basic equipment needed for a demolition company — things like trailers, a jackhammer, saws and various other tools.

At this juncture, Dubon’s team is small as he, his brother and a friend of his are the only laborers. For now, Dubon is on the ground putting in the work, but in the future, he hopes to grow enough to step back into a more managerial role.

“I am trying to promote the company as hard as I can, to make it grow to the point where I don’t have to do the job myself. I’d like to employ people, local people. Basically, I see myself just running the business, you know, getting jobs and bidding for jobs,” Dubon said.

He also sees this as a way for him to give back to the community by providing jobs for residents, as well as providing a service to help clear away the debris and wreckage left in the wake of both the tornado in 2018 and the derecho in 2020.

Dubon’s wife, Gaby, fully supports the company and is on board as the co-owner of Superior Demolition and Junk Removal. While she won’t be part of the demolition team, Dubon said she was “in a sense, an investor” as she had supported him from the start.

With the groundwork in place, all that’s left is for them to start working. Their first job is scheduled for the end of the week.

“It’s a smaller job, but you know, it’s work,” Dubon said.

To schedule demolition or debris removal, call Superior Demolition and Junk Removal at (641) 691-2590.


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