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UK graduate opens Lexington KY College Hunks franchise

UK graduate opens College Hunk Hauling Junk franchise in Lexington; second in state

College Hunks Hauling Junk has officially announced the opening of its Lexington-area franchise, the second in Kentucky.

College Hunks Hauling Junk will initially concentrate its efforts on commercial and residential junk removal and will partner with nonprofit organizations for donation pick-up services. Local moving and packing services will be added in the future.

“We want our clients to feel good about where their junk is going,” said Marty Vaughn, College Hunks franchise owner. “We classify every item for donation, recycling or proper disposal.”

Vaughn, a long-time resident of Lexington and UK graduate, previously was an event organizer for the Woodford Humane Society and the Lexington Convention Center. She is an ardent “go green” environmentalist. Nationwide, College Hunks recycles 60 percent of all ‘junk’ removed from residential and commercial locations. Vaughn’s goal is to exceed this percentage in the Lexington area.

“The junk removal business is one of the industries that has actually expanded during this recession,” said Nick Friedman, president and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk. “It may not sound like a glamorous business, but we put a clean, crisp image on it,”

When Vaughn learned about the philanthropic efforts of the company, she knew she had found her niche. “Nonprofits are especially close to my heart, and I knew I wanted to be involved with a company that valued community involvement,” she said.

Vaughn is eager to become an indispensable community partner to non-profit organizations. She promises that College Hunks Hauling Junk’s trademark green and orange trucks will have a “green” presence in the community. “We will volunteer our ‘hunks’ whenever the schedule permits,” she said.

Vaughn is also excited about College Hunks’ staff recruiting. Each College Hunks team is empowered to solve problems with each job while learning invaluable business skills, leadership and problem solving techniques. “In a sense, College Hunks teams become their own small business,” said Vaughn.

College Hunks junk services offered in the Lexington area includes: Clutter and Junk removal; yard waste disposal; Trash Butler, contracted trash removal for company managed communities; and nonprofit donation pick-ups.

Call the Lexington area College Hunks at 800-JUNK-USA (800-586-5872).

College Hunks Hauling Junk was founded in 2003 by Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman, both college students at the time. What started with two guys trying to earn extra money with a borrowed van has grown into a junk removal and moving company with a national presence. Lexington is the 45th franchise in College Hunks Hauling Junk’s network and the second location to open in Kentucky.

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