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Here’s why College Hunks is simply the Best of the Best

February 18, 2019

We’re at the top of the heap when it comes to moving franchises, and that’s true whether from our high consumer confidence to our franchisee satisfaction.


Moving to a new home is one of the top stressors in people’s lives. So if you were moving, wouldn’t you rather choose a moving franchise whose consumer Net Promoter Score beat out Amazon, Apple, Costco, Nordstrom and Southwest Airlines? And if you were investing in a franchise wouldn’t you rather choose a business whose commitment to excellence extends beyond customer service, and also focuses on transforming employees into empowered future entrepreneurs?

“Our industry is littered with mediocrity,” says CEO and Co-Founder Omar Soliman. “You see these beat-up trucks and you have a bad image of the mover or the haulers that are coming into your home. We really want to reshape the way people experience moving and hauling.”

That’s why we’ve been namedBest of the Best by Entrepreneur magazine. [1] The “hunks” in College Hunks is actually an acronym: HUNKSstands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service. It’s what we want consumers to think of when they think of College Hunks, and it aligns with our four core values that form the foundation of our business:

  • Always Branding
  • Building Leaders
  • Creating a Fun, Enthusiastic Team Environment
  • Listen, Fulfill and Delight!

We also believe in giving back. For every job we do, we donate two meals to a charity called Feeding Children Everywhere and encourage our owners to get involved in local charities and become pillars in their communities. In addition, 60% to 70% of the junk we pick up are items that can be donated or recycled, keeping our landfills clearer and lessening the impact on the environment.

Financial considerations for franchisees

  • Average franchisee gross revenue in 2017 was $946,319
  • Franchise fee is $50,000
  • Minimum liquidity: $75,000
  • Minimum net worth: $200,000

We’ve won a truckload of awards

College Hunks has over $30 million in media exposure, with appearances on Shark Tank, Blue Collar Millionaire, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, as well as coverage in The New York Times and more.

Among our most recent awards:

  • Inc: Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Forbes: Top Franchises to buy from Shark Tank
  • Franchise Times: Best Franchise to Buy
  • Franchise Business Review: 2018 Best Franchises to Buy
  • Franchise Business Review: 2018 Top Innovative Franchise
  • No. 1 franchise opportunity for military veterans as voted by both Entrepreneur magazine as well as Franchise Business Review
  • Entrepreneur: No. 143 on the Franchise 500
  • Entrepreneur: No. 1 in the Moving and Junk Removal category
  • Fran Compare: 2018 Best Hauling and Junk Removal Franchise
  • International Franchise Association: Franchising Gives Back Award 2018
  • Tinypulse: Happiest Place to Work


How we stand out

What other franchise offers a money-back guarantee? College Hunks believes so strongly in our ability to produce that we offer a Performance Refund for any franchisee that has complied with the system but been unable to reach gross sales benchmarks within 18 months. We can do this because we are completely confident in our leadership and in our systems.

Initial training: Your 10- to 12-week ramp-up includes a 150-point checklist, weekly calls, a week at Corporate HQ for training and three days of onsite training at a high-performing franchise location.

Ongoing performance coaching: Our expert Performance Team provides training and support, including site visits to ensure owners are reaching their goals and maximizing their profits.

Dual streams of income: Franchisees offer both junk hauling and moving. The two services often go hand-in-hand and provide franchisees a way to serve the same customer several times. Franchisees also benefit from national accounts and strategic partnerships that steer large customers to their business.

Support to help you win more business: We also provide a Call Center with around 130 trained support staff who book jobs for 111 franchise locations, handling call volume between 20,000 to 40,000 calls per month and last year booked 223,818 jobs for our owners!

Learn more

To find out more about opening our award-winning junk hauling and moving franchises, please fill out a form to download our franchise report and start a conversation. You can also explore our research pages to discover more about the brand.