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What Does a College Hunks Franchise Cost?

Owning a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise costs less than you think

College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise cost

College Hunks Hauling Junk is a low-cost franchise with tremendous growth potential. In fact, average franchisee revenue grew 50% from 2015 to 2016 as our existing franchisees matured and we continued to expand our market share in the fragmented junk-hauling and moving industries. The cost to start a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise varies depending on whether you intend to offer both junk removal and moving, or just one service.

The total estimated initial investment to start a CollegeHunks Hauling Junk franchise with one truck is $89,300 to $208,200, which includes $28,000 to $80,000 to cover expenses during the first six months of operations. The cost may be higher if you choose to launch the junk-hauling and moving concepts simultaneously, since the truck requirements are different, and if you decide to purchase multiple zones. Most franchisees finance the startup costs. If you have at least $50,000 in liquid capital (cash, home equity, 401(k) or IRAs, sellable assets like extra vehicles, etc.) and a net worth of $200,000, you can probably start a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise.

College Hunks Hauling Junk Franchise

Reason to be confident in the investment

Our systems and support are designed to help franchisees succeed — and we are so confident in the plan for your business that we offer franchisees the opportunity to opt out of their franchise agreement if the business is not performing to their expectations after 18 months in business. If you own at least one full Zone and fail to reach $180,000 in Gross Sales during your first 18 months of operations, and you have followed the System with no material defaults, you may exit the business and we will refund 50% of your initial franchise fee for your 1st Zone (i.e. $20,000 if you purchased moving or junk removal, or $25,000 if you purchased both services). The Performance Refund is outlined in Item 5 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Item 5 also outlines a Performance Incentive: If you purchase a brand-new Zone (not a Zone that has previously been owned and developed) and reach $400,000 in Gross Sales during your first 18 months of operations in said Zone, and you have followed the System with no material defaults, we will pay you a marketing incentive of $5,000.

College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise cost

The chart below outlines the estimated College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise cost.

Type of ExpenditureAmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment Is To Be Made(1)
Initial Franchise
Fee (Notes 2 and
$40,000 to $50,000Lump sumWhen you sign the Franchise AgreementUs
Rent – 3 Months
(Note 4)
$600 to $2,500As arrangedAs arrangedLandlord
Lease, Utility and
Security Deposits
(Note 4)
$100 to $700As arrangedAs arrangedLandlord, Utility Companies
Paint and Signage
(Vehicle) (Note 5)
$3,100 to $5,500As arrangedAs incurredApproved Suppliers
Service Vehicle –
Deposit on Lease
or Finance (Note
$-0- to $22,000As arrangedAs incurredApproved Suppliers
Equipment and
Hand Tools (Note
$2,000 to $6,000As arrangedAs arrangedApproved Suppliers
Office Equipment
and Supplies
(Note 8)
$2,000 to $6,000As arrangedAs incurredSuppliers
Business Licenses
& Permits (Note
$500 to $3,000As arrangedAs incurredLocal and other state government agencies
Professional Fees
(Note 10)
$1,000 to $2,500As arrangedAs arrangedVarious service providers and contractors
Insurance Deposit
(Note 11)
$500 to $5,000As arrangedAs arrangedInsurance providers
Training Expenses$1,500 to $5,000As arrangedPayment terms arranged with suppliers and your employeesSuppliers and your employees
Business Ramp-Up Advertising (Note
$10,000 to $20,000As arrangedAs arrangedSuppliers
Additional Funds (6 months) (Note
$28,000 to $80,000As arrangedAs neededUs, suppliers, employees and other creditors

The notes for this table are available here.

Our Franchise Disclosure Document, which we will share with you as you study the franchise opportunity, includes additional detail. Starting a junk hauling franchise and a moving franchise is a big decision, and we encourage you to study the numbers above and contact us with any questions. To start a conversation and download a free copy of our franchise report, fill out the form below.

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