Jeff Moss Hits $1,000,00 in First Year as a College H.U.N.K.S. Franchise
Franchise Success Story: Jeff Moss and His Journey to Owning and Operating a College H.U.N.K.S. Franchise
On June 11, 2018, Jeff Moss opened his College H.U.N.K.S. franchise in Wilmington, NC. Moss earned his degree in agri-business and agronomy from the University of Georgia prior to serving in the Gulf War on the front lines during Operation Desert Storm. After pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical field, he decided to shake things up by owning a College H.U.N.K.S. franchise. Jeff Moss made company history in July 2018 by grossing the highest sales for his first month in business. The former Army Attack Helicopter Pilot and Bronze Star recipient then went on to soar to $1,000,000 in sales in his first year in the moving and junk hauling business with College H.U.N.K.S.. We reached out to Jeff to find out more about him and the strategies that led to his overwhelming success right out of the gate.
- What is your connection to this community? How long have you lived here? Why did you choose to open a business here?
We’ve been in the Wilmington area for 5 or 6 years. I worked as a District Business Manager for Novo Nordisk in the coastal Carolina area. I felt I was always at the mercy of corporate America and when I got downsized, I saw the opportunity to open the franchise and we went for it.
- How did you hear about College H.U.N.K.S.? Where did the idea come from to open a location?
One of my friends, Roger Panitch, owns a location in Atlanta, GA and he informed me that College H.U.N.K.S. spends time building leaders and that appealed to me. After that, I decided that it would be a great idea for me; Roger encouraged me to start a location.
- Have you participated in any local events to get to know the people in the community and so that they get to know your business?
We’re currently working with a local high school and became an athletic booster so we have signage at the school. Some of the football players are working with us now and we’re very involved with them and helping them.
- What has been the most interesting or exciting part of owning a College H.U.N.K.S. location? The most challenging?
Now, that’s a multi-faceted question. Tons of things to be excited about, building something from scratch is a great sense of satisfaction – my wife and I own our own business. I came from pharmaceuticals where it was a little difficult to control my day to day – now I’m more in control of my life and my business – I love to drive the agenda, spending time with these young men and helping them grow and learn. We are able to readily solve the problems that come up. The most challenging thing is dealing with personnel issues that happen in all businesses – constantly recruiting, training/coaching.
- What would you say are the top 4 skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur and boss?
Drive, determination, good judgment, and decision making
When he's not working, Jeff enjoys playing the drums in a 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s Pop, Rock N Blues band called Salty Dawgs. “We're a bunch of gray-haired men accompanied by two lovely ladies who make great music!,” says Moss. Still flying Cobra Helicopters, Jeff also performs in air shows with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum out of Hampton, GA. He is also an active General Aviation pilot flying both single and twin engine airplanes.
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If you’re interested in College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving franchise opportunities, please reach out to our team. When asked if he would open a College H.U.N.K.S. franchise again, if he had it to do over, Jeff Moss said, “I would have done it sooner!”