Franchise Opportunity For Veterans
College HUNKS is a Top-Rated Franchise Opportunity For Veterans
All the skills you have learned in the military are precisely what you need to succeed as a College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® franchise owner. And there has never been a better time to join us. Named one of the top-rated franchise opportunities for veterans by Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving is proud to have military veterans operating successful franchise locations around the country.
We are America’s fastest-growing moving and highest-rated junk hauling franchise, and we are rated within the top 3% of all franchise opportunities in the nation. In 2019, our franchise network reached $100 million in revenue and we should hit $200 million by the end of 2021. Our business model was so attractive to entrepreneurs in 2020—even during the COVID-19 pandemic—that we added 40 new franchisees to our franchise network. We built on College HUNKS’ success of having more than doubled the size of our franchise system since 2017 and increased franchise revenues by 296% over the past 7 years!
Veterans Receive A Discount On The Franchise Fee
Veterans have done so well with their College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving franchises that we have increased our Veterans Discount on the franchise fee from $5,000 to $7,500, to make it easier for those who have proudly served in our Armed Forces to become franchise partners.
We offer this for veterans because as a company, we are grateful for your service and confident you have the right skills, values, and experience to succeed with your own College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving franchise.
- Your Values: Your values are a perfect fit with the core values that have made College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving a success. Our core values of Building Leaders and Creating an Enthusiastic Team Environment are some of the same core values emphasized in the military.
- Your Ability to Lead and Excel Working Within a Set Framework: As a veteran, you understand the value of working within a model that succeeds and you have the tenacity and determination to follow what works to achieve the benefits it offers.
- Your Work Ethic, Drive, and Determination: As a valued member of the military, you have already proven that you have the grit and resolve to do all that is needed—and then some—to achieve a great result.
- You Know and Appreciate the Value of Teamwork: Because you have experienced first-hand how achievements are greater when people work as a team, you are a natural teambuilder—something successful entrepreneurs need to do.
Proven Veteran-Owned College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving Success Stories
Dana Hansen, Director of Franchise Development for College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, proudly served in the USAF during The Gulf War, and is actively recruiting College HUNKS franchisees for this tremendous opportunity. “I’ve been in franchising for over 15 years, both as franchise coach and working with another franchisor. When I accepted the offer to join the College HUNKS brand, the first thing I did was reach out to the current franchisees to get to know them. I was thrilled to learn there were so many veterans in ownership roles and wasn’t surprised that they were among the most-successful owners in the system. Based on my knowledge of veterans, I know they tend to be especially skilled at motivating young men and women, building leaders, excelling in a structured system, and executing the game plan,” he said.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving Culture of Support and Mentorship
One of the franchisees that Dana quickly bonded with was Jeff Moss, another Gulf War Veteran based in Wilmington, NC. Jeff is a Bronze Star Recipient and was an AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot and Executive Officer in the Army. He opened his business with an explosion of results-driven activity. Jeff had the highest-grossing first full month in business, was the second-fastest-growing new location in College HUNKS’ history, the fastest franchisee to achieve $100,000 in a single month, and reached $1 million in gross sales his first year in business.
When asked how he did it, Jeff was candid. “Veterans generally have an incredible work ethic and ‘failure is not an option’ mentality. Dedication, perseverance, teamwork, and devotion to duty are key traits that most veterans share and fully embrace. These core values align perfectly with the values of College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving,” he said. Jeff went on to add, “Veterans have learned to adapt and overcome any obstacles that stand in the way of success. With the stakes so high as to include life and death, finding successful solutions to problems are traits that most who served in the military find as second nature. Drive and determination lead to success in every business–and especially with College HUNKS!”
Reflecting on the success of his first year, Jeff is quick to credit the training and support afforded him through the corporate College HUNKS headquarters. “Thankfully, I had the full support of the team at Brand Central, including my onboarding coach who helped me get set up and my ramp-up business coach to tell me what needed to be done to be successful. I couldn’t speak more glowingly about the support I received from the Corporate Office,” Jeff said. “They told me what to do and I did it!”
We Are Dedicated To Your Success
College HUNKS has nearly 200 employees dedicated to franchisees’ success, including our Performance Team which conducts weekly calls with the new franchise partners (owners) and then regular site visits to ensure maximum profitability. Our Marketing Team helps promote their businesses locally and builds a national brand presence. Our Sales and Loyalty Center takes all potential customer calls and books the jobs, allowing the franchisee the time to run their business.
Even before our franchise owners receive our comprehensive training programs, they experience a complete set up with our Onboarding Specialist. Once new franchisees complete training, they spend the next six months working with our Ramp Up Specialists from our Performance Team—who are dedicated to optimizing owners’ growth and revenue as they open their doors.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving and veterans are an unstoppable team
At College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, we are always eager to invite veterans to join our team as franchise owners. Nearly 20% of our franchise owners are veterans, so we are sure our business model and your skillset are a match made for success.
“We talk to veterans every chance we get because they are a proven commodity,” says Co-Founder and President Nick Friedman, who has written for the Huffington Post about the value veterans can contribute to small businesses. "They exemplify everything that we value in our own business, and in the people that we bring on board as franchise owners.” He notes that College HUNKS particularly values veterans’ skills because the company is highly focused on leadership. “We believe in elevating young adults, training them how to be future leaders and, in some cases, owners of their own moving and junk hauling franchise,” Nick adds. “One of our core values is building leaders, and teaching people how to conduct themselves and run a business.”
For all of these reasons and more, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving is the best choice for your post-military career. You become your own boss with the added benefit of being part of a proven system that can provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to build a successful business. You’ll also be able to rely on your fellow College HUNKS owners for advice, support, and camaraderie.
College HUNKS is a proud member of VetFran
VetFran is a branch of the International Franchise Association (IFA), helping US military veterans transition into civilian life by giving them greater access to franchising opportunities. VetFran has a network of over 650 brands that offer financial incentives, training, and mentorship to veterans who are looking for a career in franchising. Since 2011, more than 6,500 veterans have become franchise owners.
If you’re a veteran who has left or is leaving the service and is looking to transition back into the civilian workforce, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving invites you to take advantage of our veterans’ discount and learn how you can excel with your own College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving franchise. Contact us today at 878-205-2146 or fill out the form below!