San Antonio Is Latest Market for College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving

A Dynamic Local Economy Means Lots of Moves Into Bigger Spaces for Residents and Businesses, as Well as Plenty of Removal Opportunities

TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Sep 22, 2015) - College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving continues to expand its Texas presence with a new franchise in San Antonio.

The moving and junk removal franchise has been successful in many markets throughout the Lone Star State, and San Antonio owner Jeremy Cates believes that San Antonio is ready for the high-quality service that College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving offers.

"I've already been talking to many Realtors around here, and they say there's just not a lot of moving competition," said Cates, a former oil executive with Schlumberger and a licensed vocational nurse. "That means we can stand out early. There is a lot of junk removal competition here, but when it comes to customer service I know we can be the best."

After seeing a few boom-and-bust cycles in the oil business, Cates decided he wanted to control his own career destiny. That's the kind of attitude that makes a successful franchise owner, says Nick Friedman, President and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk.

"We are always on the lookout for self-starters, and we love working with people who have been successful in very different fields than ours," Friedman said. "Invariably, they bring a unique perspective to the table and we all learn from each other. We're already seeing that with Jeremy's ability to see customer service from many different perspectives."

After opening in August 2015, Cates will offer College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving services in the northeast area of San Antonio, from the downtown area out I-10 toward Boerne, and then west toward I-35.

"It's a large territory, and there is huge potential to work with many different types of customers, with many types of needs," Cates said. "My previous jobs don't sound like they would have much in common, but both of them really gave me insights into what I am doing now in terms of customer service. Whether you're in a patient's room or out in the field managing a crew, you very quickly learn how important it is to assess what people want or need and then provide it. I'll be doing that as I work with homeowners and business leaders alike."

As College Hunks Hauling Junk grows and adds services, it's important to have franchise partners who can likewise expand their horizons, Friedman said.

"We know we can't be stagnant," he said. "We have become an industry leader in the moving and removal space, and we want to continue our dominance by creating new services that our customers want. That's why we want franchise owners who are good not only at listening, but at taking what they hear and coming up with ways to integrate good ideas into the business."

Listening and learning is the order of the day for Cates, who adds that he is glad to be out on his own vs. waiting for market forces to dictate his employment future.

"I'm not looking over my shoulder any more, worrying about being laid off," he said. "There's a real freedom in that. Everybody has a boss, even if they own their own business, but I'm not playing corporate games any more. I was in middle management for a long time, almost 20 years, and that was more than enough. It's no fun getting griped at from below and above! Now I really do set my own course, and that's very rewarding."

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