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How Do I Start a Junk Removal Business?

April 2, 2021

Starting a Junk Removal Business

Have you ever asked yourself, “how do I start a junk removal business?” If you have, you may have encountered some unknowns about what it would take for a new junk removal business to be successful. You also may have wondered about the amount of risk involved in starting a junk removal business. Surprisingly, the answer to “how do I start a junk removal business?” is simple. If you want to remove the uncertainty and risk involved in the process, consider a franchise with College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® because we will provide a proven successful business plan for your junk removal business, as well as the support, training, and brand visibility you need for your new junk removal business to succeed. 

College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving is the only full-service residential and commercial service company that offers moving, junk removal, donation pickup, and labor services in the United States and Canada. Two college buddies with a beat-up cargo van started the brand in 2005 and by 2007, College HUNKS had expanded into franchising and had taken off across the United States and into Canada. Today, our brand strives to be synonymous with high-quality moving and junk removal services that are fast, flexible, and dependable. 

Ranked nationally in the top 3% of all franchising opportunities, we encourage new franchise partners to offer both junk removal and moving services because they work together so well. Junk hauling often immediately precedes or follows a move, so people who need one service often need the other too. By offering both services as part of their franchise, franchisees are more useful to their customers, create more repeat business, and discover other work prospects as they serve their customers . . . all of which helps franchisees reach the success they have dreamt of. Our average franchise owner revenue has increased 113% in the past 7 years and jumped by $121,000 in 2019. That average includes franchisees offering both junk removal and moving services and that have been in business for at least one year.


Pandemic-Proof Success in the Junk Hauling and Moving Industry

When looking to start a business, risk must be considered. Our business model has proven pandemic- and recession-proof. With franchising efforts starting in 2007 and the economic recession that came shortly after, College HUNKS still managed to soar and help franchise owners successfully keep their businesses running. We knew we could survive and thrive during a recession as a brand but nobody knew or ever thought we’d have to consider whether or not we could survive a pandemic. And then, March 2020. 

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving and our franchisees had a banner 2020–growing revenue, jobs, efficiency, the number of franchisees, and key to brand identity, our community outreach programs. Considered the leading stress-free junk removal and moving franchiser, we added 40 new franchisees in 2020 amid lockdowns and confusion across the US and Canada. The new franchisees received uninterrupted corporate support in the form of onboarding, pre-training, and training, so they were able to complete these processes and launch their own businesses as soon as possible.

In 2020, College HUNKS’ systemwide revenue grew 17% year over year while franchisee net income as a percent of revenue increased 39% year over year. We could not be more pleased with the way our teams at corporate and locations pulled together to make 2020 such a success. Our Net Promoter Score, a metric used to measure customer loyalty, increased to 86, up from 79 in 2019.


What you can expect from owning a College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving franchise

As a member of our proven-successful franchise family, you become part of our values-based, purpose-driven, socially conscious, tech-enabled company that gives franchise owners the know-how, encouragement, and resources necessary to become financially independent while gaining a greater sense of purpose. You can expect to benefit from the brand recognition that our years in this industry have garnered. You will have the complete support of Brand Central, our dedicated call center that takes and schedules all jobs on your behalf, ongoing marketing support and resources at your disposal, a business coach/mentor, and access to our proprietary technology. Your team will provide the moving and junk-hauling services while you teach them teamwork, business skills, and the importance of community service. Our fun, creative, and enthusiastic culture inspires franchise partners to not only create exciting, stress-free experiences for customers but to also have a great time in the process.

Our six-step process for starting your own junk removal and moving business is a simple and stress-free process designed to support our franchise partners.

  1. Fill Out an Application
  2. Discovery Day
  3. Franchise Agreement
  4. Pre-Opening Checklist
  5. Training & Preparation
  6. Beyond Moving & Junk Removal


Rewarding Personally and Professionally

Our College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving franchise requires a minimum of $108,700 in start-up costs and places you directly in a network that has highly impressive achievements:

  • $1.31M in Average Franchise Revenue Sales (2020) 
  • 1,600,000 Nutritious Meals Donated
  • 70% of Hauled Items Donated or Recycled

College HUNKS Has An Award-Winning Business Plan

  • Entrepreneur 
    Franchise 500 Ranked #1 in Category
  • Shark Tank
  • Forbes
    Top Franchises to Buy from Shark Tank
  • International Franchise Association
    Franchising Gives Back Award
  • Franchise Business Review
    Top 50 Franchise 2019 Franchise Satisfaction Award
  • Inc.
    Fastest-Growing Companies in America
  • Franchise Business Review
    Top Franchises of 2018
  • Franchise Business Review
    4-Star Owner Rating
  • Most Innovative Franchises
    Satisfaction Award 2019
  • Top Franchises for Veterans
    Satisfaction Award 2019
  • Best Company
    Expert Contributor
  • Vet Fran Member


College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving Franchise Information Report

Want to learn more about starting your own successful junk removal business? The free Franchise Information Report includes our Item 19 Financial Performance Representations for potential franchise owners. We understand how important it is to create a realistic revenue projection for a new business so we invite you to complete the form at the bottom of the page and download our free Franchise Information Report for more detailed financial information you should be aware of.