Inclusion on annual list highlights ongoing value to franchise owners from expandable lines of business in junk removal and moving services
College Hunks Hauling Junk has made the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list for the fifth year in a row.
The list, which serves as a guide for current and potential franchise owners, recognized College Hunks Hauling Junk for its training, sales and marketing support, and for its reasonable startup costs. None of this comes as any surprise to Nick Friedman, president and co-founder, who has seen the company grow from a single truck in the Washington, D.C., area in 2005 to more than 50 franchise owners and 144 successful franchise zones by 2014.
“We are pleased to make the Entrepreneur list again, and it supports what we have been saying all along,” Nick says. “College Hunks Hauling Junk is a viable and credible junk removal franchise and moving franchise opportunity, and because of that we continue to be recognized year in and year out by these authorities in the franchise marketplace.”
Support is substantial and ongoing
Franchise owners benefit from training and sales support that includes a robust Sales Loyalty Center using proprietary software for inquiries and lead generation, as well as on-the-ground marketing and sales coaching. Those efforts support owners by enabling them to spend more time with customers.
“A junk removal franchise relies not just on people calling in, but also making its presence known,” Nick says. “Our franchise owners know they have our full support, so they are able to go to community events and other public forums to promote their removal and moving services. It all combines to produce an ongoing, diverse stream of leads they can use to grow their business.”
Low entry threshold provides value
As the U.S. economy rebounds, more people are looking to do everything from trade up in house size to buy new furniture. That means they need both moving and junk removal services, and College Hunks is a better opportunity than ever for entrepreneurs looking to open their own businesses. And because a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise can be opened for as little as $95,000 (with a $5,000 discount for veterans), it’s an affordable opportunity.
“Our franchise owners saw steady revenue growth even during the recessionary years, so this is a business that can weather economic storms,” Nick says. “We believe that growth is going to be solid, and probably record-breaking, during 2015, and we already are hearing from people who are interested in the territories we have available. That’s the kind of interest that shows the list-makers at Entrepreneur magazine and elsewhere that they are right to include us.”
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