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College Hunks Named ‘top Moving Franchise’ by Franchise Times

April 20, 2018

Our brand is a rising star in a growing industry, and the experts call us one of the Best Franchises to Buy

College Hunks is top of the class in a rising industry, according to Franchise Times. They’ve just named us the best moving franchise in their 2018 Best Franchises to Buy “Zor Awards.” The publication honed in on 10 of the most exciting segments in franchising, reflecting the momentum and growing opportunity in the moving industry.

As described by Franchise Times, the Zor Awards are “designed to answer the question, ‘What’s the best franchise to buy?’”


Why they say we’re the best moving franchise

What gave College Hunks the edge? Franchise Times’ main focus was the bottom line, analyzing six key financial metrics.

“The winner in our research is College Hunks Hauling Junk,” writes Nicholas Upton in the article announcing the awards. “The brand won out in our measure of return on investment, a key factor for young franchisees who want to get to the business of making money fast.”

They also praised how our brand attracts business and our service sustains it. In an industry with a less-than-stellar reputation, the referrals and word-of-mouth garnered by great service put College Hunks franchisees a step ahead of the competition.

“College Hunks Hauling Junk offers junk hauling and moving services with a focus on boosting revenue with great service and unique branding,” writes Upton. “H.U.N.K.S. stands for honest, uniformed, nice, knowledgeable and service – and the name certainly sticks.”

Industry experts and franchisees alike say we’re the best

Franchise Times isn’t the only publication to give our moving franchise their seal of approval lately. Our franchisees and our brand are both regular award winners:

  • Eight straight years on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • Ranked in Franchise Gator’s Top 50 Franchises and Fastest-Growing Franchises
  • Inc. named both our brand and Atlanta-area franchisee Roger Panitch to their list of fastest-growing companies in America
  • Falls Church, VA, franchisee Brad Westerman received an Outstanding Franchise Business award from SCORE
  • Recipients of the TINYpulse “Happiest Award” for company culture and employee satisfaction

Of course, the real experts are the franchise owners. Here’s what they think:

“We’re able to build a business that allows us to build our people within it, pay for the expense of that and ultimately pay ourselves and still have positive cash flow. I think that’s the ultimate success of every business,” Steven Nickels, a College Hunks franchisee in Long Island, told Franchise Times.

“At College Hunks, we actually try to build a culture here,” says Annapolis, MD, franchisee John Bates, who worked his way from the trucks to franchise ownership. “Growing within the company was actually one of the things that inspired me to work harder and harder.”

With all that evidence in our favor, it’s clear that our system works. College Hunks owners are achieving success and growing fast throughout the country; we have more than 100 franchisees and 250 territories, and plenty of room for more.

Learn more

If you’d like to find out more about how College Hunks strives to be the best moving franchise to invest in, please fill out a form and start a conversation. We look forward to answering your questions.