College Hunks Co-founders Win Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
Our entrepreneurial culture has helped us grow our junk removal franchise nationwide
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Co-Founders Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman have been named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Florida winners by Ernst & Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. The pair won the award in the Consumer Services category.
“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneurs of the Year,” says Friedman. “We’ve been finalists twice before, so winning this award speaks to patience, persistence and trusting the process. This award truly belongs to the team members and franchise owners of College Hunks who have helped make this world-class company what it is. I’m grateful to be amongst so many inspiring people.”
According to Ernst & Young, “For over 30 years, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has celebrated those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.”
Culture of leadership makes us one strong team
At College Hunks, our entire franchise network is built around a culture of leadership. Our franchisees are leaders of strong businesses who are also building the next generation of leaders. In fact, several of our current franchisees started on the trucks and became entrepreneurs through the support and guidance of the managers and franchise owners they worked for.
“I really like how involved they are in helping people grow and building leaders, which is one of our core values,” says Plant City, FL, franchise owner Trent Lott. “We build leaders from the trucks up.”
Lott started on the trucks at the South Tampa location while he was in college studying entrepreneurship; once he graduated, owning his own College Hunks was a natural fit for his talents. “My manager started to build me up, knowing that I wanted to be a franchisee. So he started teaching me everything that I could know. There aren’t too many places that will go to those lengths, and they’re willing to do that here.”
By developing strong teams that they can trust to take on important roles, College Hunks franchise owners can put more of their focus on growing and meeting their business development goals.
“The better that your team does, the easier that your life is as the leader, because it means you’ve got people to depend on and you don’t feel so alone at the top,” says Tampa, FL, General Manager Dan Whalen. “Leaders in our organization never have to accept things as they are – we always feel like things can be transformed and improved to produce better outcomes.”
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