Why veterans are attracted to College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving

Posted Jan 26th, 2017

These are the traits that make College Hunks an ideal franchise for veterans

James Mann standing in front of a CHHJ junk hauling truck

Franchisee and retired military veteran, James Mann

It’s no secret that College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving has a soft spot for our military and that we are an ideal franchise for veterans. But why is that?

The experience veterans gained during their service translates extremely well to franchise ownership. Being a franchise owner requires focus, dedication and passionate execution of the franchise system, as well as perseverance and the ability to motivate and lead a team. These are all the same qualities that lead to success in the military.

College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving has grown swiftly to over 100 franchises and 1,500 franchise employees, in part by leveraging the strengths and qualities of the men and women from our armed forces. In fact, when surveyed by Franchising.com about what qualities service members bring to the private sector workforce, veterans cited a strong work ethic, leadership skills and the ability to operate under pressure as part of a cohesive team.

These are the same hallmarks of a successful College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise owner.

Creating a culture where veterans feel at ease

We work hard at creating a culture that speaks to veterans’ intrinsic drive to serve, appeals to their operational comfort zones and leverages their special training.

We accomplish these things by doing the following:

1. Much the same way veterans are trained to be part of something much bigger than themselves, College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving operates from a set of core values which, in turn, generates a sense of purpose that goes beyond simply making a profit and truly makes a difference in people’s lives.

College Hunks franchisee and former U.S. Army Reserve Captain Carl Carter says, “I’ve experienced working with companies that don’t have a purpose, and they usually dissolve.”

Carl Carter and his wife and daughter leaning on a CHHJ SUV

College Hunks franchisee and former U.S. Army Reserve Captain Carl Carter and his family.

2. Our company motto is Move the World and is one of the biggest reasons so many veterans have been attracted to College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving as franchisees and employees. To them, making a positive impact in the world and their communities is very important. “My business card title isn’t owner — it’s head coach. I want to be more than just an owner,” says Carter.

3. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving created and maintains a proven system that allows our franchises to win. Our military is one of the most systematized organizations on the planet, replete with detailed rules, regulations and guidelines for every job.

We mirror this structure by making sure that every aspect of our business follows a standard operating procedure. We believe the old saying that states, “People don’t fail; systems do.”

4. We foster a culture of trust and accountability. We feel that the most important ingredient in becoming a healthy organization is creating a cohesive leadership team at all levels of the company. We strive to make sure that every employee has a personal sense of ownership, responsibility and pride in the company’s success.

One example of this is that our drivers are expected to run their moving trucks as their own small business. They are expected to manage their own sales, marketing and profits with little to no interference from the office. This kind of autonomy would not work well without a team that is fully in sync in its values and mission, from the bottom to the top.

Our purpose-driven culture makes us an ideal franchise for veterans and ripe for growth

College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving has seen great results since incorporating the above traits into our business to attract skilled veterans and leaders.

We have found that veterans make exceptional franchisees on par with entrepreneurial A-players. They are trustworthy, high-achieving and independent, with the ability to make solid decisions in tough situations. They take responsibility and ownership of their business while empowering others to do the same.

Ready to learn more?

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