Who is Our Competition?
Moving and junk-hauling industries are highly fragmented
Americans spend billions on moving and junk hauling every year. They also share thousands of horror stories every year about unprofessional movers or slipshod operations. Moving and junk hauling has a low cost of entry — basically, muscles and a truck — and that encourages a lot of people to try to make a living offering the service.
We understand our competition. Heck, we were those guys for a while. When Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman started College Hunks Hauling Junk in the summer of 2003, the entire business consisted of a beat-up cargo van, some fliers and a few referrals. Still, demand was so great that the business made thousands of dollars that summer, which inspired Omar and Nick to think about what the business could look like if it was professionally operated.
Bundled services set us apart from others like 1-800-Got-Junk franchise, Two Men and a Truck franchise, and Junk King franchise
Most of our competition still looks as polished as a beat-up cargo van. There are a few other franchises that have developed a more professional approach to moving and junk hauling, but they’re older than College Hunks and don’t have prime territories left that are available for a new franchisee. They also do not offer the bundled service of junk removal and moving like we do.
Our brand is more than strong enough to compete. In many cities, we are rapidly growing our franchise near one of our older peers. The good news? We doubt the competition will hurt either one of us. The demand is gigantic, and the industry overall is still dominated by small, unprofessional outfits that have tiny slices of the market.
College Hunks Hauling Junk wants to make the moving and junk-hauling industries better for customers. We want to reduce the stress of moving, or of junk removal, and replace it with fun and a sense of relief and relaxation. Our goal is to grow while professionalizing the industry.