February 26, 2007 - What’s in a Name? The profitable College Hunks Hauling Junk concept started as somewhat of a lark -- a couple former high school buddies looking to make some money during summer vacation. Former high school classmates Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman began hauling junk using their mom’s cargo van, and have since transformed a temporary summer gig into a million-dollar, multi-truck corporation, recently announcing plans to sell franchises nationwide.
"With the completion of our proprietary software, manuals, and legal documents, we plan to grow our franchise program systematically by offering streamlined operations, a central call center, and a highly marketable brand name," states Omar Soliman, College Hunks Hauling Junk CEO. The company intends to open its first franchise in Orlando, Florida early next month.
College Hunks Hauling Junk recruits employees on area campuses to provide customers with clean-cut and friendly teams to remove unwanted items such as furniture, appliances, yard waste, and remodeling debris from residential and commercial properties, taking the junk to transfer stations to be recycled and/or disposed of. “The collegiate brand creates a company culture that is not typical for a junk removal business,” states Nick Friedman, College Hunks Hauling Junk President.
60% of jobs are residential, and many of the customers are female housewives desperately battling packrat husbands, which is no coincidence the 'junk hunks' brand is so popular. Several larger contracts have been completed for commercial clients such as USAirways, Securities and Exchange Commission, and office cleanouts for property management companies such as Washington Real Estate Investment Trust.
Keeping in line with the company culture, a portion of the revenue goes toward a scholarship program, www.CollegeBound.org. By going to the College Hunks Hauling Junk website at www.1800JunkUSA.com, customers can book their junk removal appointments as well as vote for the “Junk Hunk of the Semester” in the “Junk Hunk ‘Haul’ of Fame.”
In order to position itself for national expansion, College Hunks Hauling Junk purchased the toll-free phone number 1-800-Junk-USA (1-800-586-5872) from a health care center in Michigan for $13,500, resulting in a 200% call volume increase.
“We’re extremely excited about our franchise expansion plans, and we look forward to making College Hunks Hauling Junk a household name throughout the country,” states Soliman.
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