Junk removal and moving service moves up 59 spots on list of top franchise opportunities
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving has once again been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list, the publication’s authoritative guide to top franchise opportunities. College Hunks jumped up 59 spots on this year’s list.
“We had an incredible 2015, and are already off to a great start this year,” says President Nick Friedman. “We helped dozens of franchisees bring College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving to new markets, and added new people to our support team to build even more value for all of our franchisees.”
Entrepreneur, which has published the list for 37 years, looks at overall size, growth rate and performance when evaluating franchises for the list. It also weighs training, sales and marketing support.
College Hunks has grown from 5 franchised zones in 2007 to 164 in 2015. The company’s leadership has used a mix of technology, centralized phone support, and savvy marketing to help generate name recognition and sales.
The company has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS’ Blue Collar Millionaires, ABC’s Shark Tank, HGTV’s House Hunters, AMC’s The Pitch, Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, TLC’sHoarding: Buried Alive and Fox Business, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Time magazine, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc. and more.
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is the fastest-growing junk-hauling and moving franchise in America. The company was started in 2003 by Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman, and it began franchising in 2006. Omar and Nick have been named two of the top young entrepreneurs in America by “Inc.” magazine. They literally wrote the best-selling book on entrepreneurship, co-authoring “Effortless Entrepreneur” to share the lessons, planning and strategies that have made College Hunks an overwhelming success. College Hunks has been named one the fastest growing companies in America by “Inc.”
Patrick Lombardi co-owns the College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Franchise owners do not spend their time hauling junk or moving furniture. Instead, they train and mentor employees, helping them become leaders. “Building Leaders” is one of our Core Values, along with “Always Branding” (constantly seeking opportunities to build brand awareness, and helping employees realize that they always represent the brand), “Creating a Fun, Enthusiastic Team Environment,” and “Listen, Fulfill & Delight” (teaching employees that the best ways to serve customers and one another is to pay attention, follow through, and try to do a little extra, or something a little special).