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One truck captain, Lukas Jenkins, said the job requires more management skills than actual strength.
What he settled on was a franchise with an edgy name College Hunks Hauling Junk and hiring West Chester University students to help manage the start up business.
"I kind of saw the corporate life and it sparked my interest in wanting to start my own business," Ort said. "So I had been researching franchises and this was one of the ones that was referred to me."
his Greater Philadelphia Area territory.
The other truck captain, Matt McLaughlin, balances his time at College Hunks Hauling Junk with his services for the West Chester University football team. McLaughlin, a junior tight end for the Rams and Downingtown native, said lifting the items away from clients' homes or businesses is not relatively challenging.
"They only have to meet the physical requirements of the job, which is lifting the items," Ort said. "Typically our employees are males just because of the nature of our work."
College Hunks Hauling Junk LLC became a full fledged operation in 2005 and began franchising two years later. Today the Florida based company has 37 locations in 28 states.
"For a college student who is perhaps just starting out on their own or living away from home in a dorm, a perk is being able to keep an item every now and then," McLaughlin said.
In order to start the franchise, Ort needed to purchase a truck for his employees to perform the junk removal pickups. He also had to attend a Omega Watches De Ville
While Ort is looking to purchase another truck in the near future, he manages the company's workload between two truck captains. The truck captains take the lead on the junk removal assignments and organize much of the billing information for clients.
Ort relies on staff made up of five West Chester University students who work part time to help run his franchise. The company does not discriminate against hiring women for the jobs, but all employees must have the physical abilities to lift heavy objects.
"The best way to move heavy objects out of awkward spaces is to have a plan before you start and work together with your partner," McLaughlin said.
On Jan. 11, Ort's franchise began operating in its first week.
Founders Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman started what they thought would be a temporary business removing old furniture and other items from people's homes.
College Hunks Hauling Junk adds county franchise
But after a brief stint in the corporate world following graduation (Friedman from Pomona College and Soliman from the University of Miami) they decided that hauling junk was far more to their liking.
College Hunks Hauling Junk also tries to recycle any material that is picked up from clients' homes and donates items to the Goodwill through a partnership. Some of the employees for the company also find use out of a customer's "junk."
does obviously require lifting of potentially large or heavy objects," said Jenkins, who is a senior. "Most residential household items like furniture or the old cathode ray tube televisions we've been picking up have been manageable."
"We're using college students who make it an honest, clean cut, "collegiate" atmosphere," Ort said. "We want to make sure we treat the Omega Seamaster 007 Orange Price customers right and do it the right way."
The "HUNKS" in the company's name stands for Honest. Uniformed. Nice. Knowledgeable, Students. Ort said one of the ways the business differs from other junk removal competitors is its intentional hiring of college students.
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Ort said he expects the junk removal company will find success in Chester County as well as within Omega Watch Replica
required training at the corporate headquarters in Tampa.
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