College Hunks in the News
TV, newspapers find the College Hunks franchise brand irresistable
The College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Shark Tank, HGTV’s House Hunters, AMC’s The Pitch, Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and Fox Business, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Time magazine, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc. and more.
Our national exposure helped build College Hunks into a national brand even when we were still relatively small. As we have grown, it has helped our franchisees get noticed. National and local media outlets have been eager to feature the company thanks to our fun name, amazing company culture and great service. That publicity is invaluable as you work to grow your business. Here are some examples of the coverage we’ve received in the national media and in local markets.
College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise makes national news
From CNN Money:
From Fox Business:
From a 2008 story in The New York Times:
“Value-added junk hauling may sound like a questionable product to sell: it assumes that people will pay hundreds of dollars to get rid of ratty sofas and assorted flotsam in professional and socially conscious ways.
Its biggest selling points are friendly employees who presumably look more respectable than the local odd jobber, and who will, unlike the far less expensive city garbage collector, climb into that nasty basement or garage to haul out your junk.
Yet to the bafflement of industry experts, quality junk-hauling sells.
Take Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman, the 26-year-old founders of College Hunks Hauling Junk, based in Tampa, Fla. The pair started the company in Washington five years ago and now employ 25 people there; they also have franchises in 15 metropolitan areas.
From a 2011 story in The Wall Street Journal:
WSJ: It’s hard not to picture you having a staff full of beefy, young men. Are these your typical recruits?
Mr. Friedman: We define hunks as honest, uniform, nice, knowledgeable scholars. We don’t take the name too literally. We have five female franchise owners, and we’ve had dozens of female employees over the years. The majority of our haulers and movers are college students, but our management staff and franchise owners are people of all ages.
College Hunks franchisees in the news
Our catchy brand helps our franchisees win news coverage, too. The College Hunks brand is perfect for local TV, and the community involvement of our franchisees amps up the exposure even more.
In Greensboro, NC:
In York, PA: