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DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving -- which has been featured on "Blue Collar Millionaire," "Shark Tank," and other primetime shows – is now under new ownership in Des Moines. The company provides full service moving, junk removal, donation pickups, general labor and more.
Derek Retherford will lead the H.U.N.K.S. team. (H.U.N.K.S. stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable Service.) Retherford was attracted to College Hunks because of its core values and culture.
“The franchise takes moving and junk removal seriously, in the way they go about the business. They have a unique way of Implementing processes and systems, and analyzing data to make informed decisions. At the same time, they keep it simple and build an engaging culture. Their approach is unrivaled in many industries, let alone the moving and junk removal industries,” said Retherford.
Before acquiring the franchise, Retherford was a Senior Investment Manager at LCS. He’s also owned his own commercial and residential services business in the Des Moines area where they provided Pest Control and Window Cleaning Services.
Retherford is most excited about reconnecting with the local community.
“When you have a local business, you are able to connect with your community on many different levels,” said Retherford. “After I sold my first business and got into real estate, we were acquiring and developing assets all over the U.S., which led to developing a lot of great relationships outside of Iowa, but distanced me from Des Moines. My time in real estate was a tremendous opportunity and I wouldn’t trade it, but I am excited to be involved in the local community again.”
The Des Moines College Hunks franchise is located at 10500 Hickman Rd., Ste. H, Clive, IA 50325 and will serve customers throughout the Greater Des Moines area.
The College Hunks core values are Building Leaders; Create a Fun, Enthusiastic Team Environment; Listen, Fulfill & Delight; and Always Branding. Retherford’s favorite core value is Building Leaders.
“Throughout my childhood, I seemed to find myself in leadership roles, especially in sports – playing quarterback at Drake University, shortstop, point guard or even coaching after I was done playing,” said Retherford. “Once in business, I found that I really enjoyed helping others and being a part of their success. This is what the Building Leaders core value is all about – personal and professional development, holding yourself and others accountable, and helping them succeed. We do this through teaching business and financial fundamentals, keeping it simple, being tough but fair, supplying the proper training and providing opportunities to be successful.”
The desire to mentor leaders and aggressively grow the market is why College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving awarded Retherford the rights to the franchise in Des Moines.
"We are very aggressive when it comes to growth, but we want to do it the right way," said College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving President and Co-Founder, Nick Friedman. "That means, first and foremost, finding the right franchise partner. We only want to work with people who are enthusiastic about what we've built as a company, and who believe in our mantra of 'Move the World’. Derek lives and breathes our core values, and clients are going to be blown away by the level of service they receive."
College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving in Des Moines is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. You can reach them at (515) 619-5486 or https://collegehunkshaulingjunk.com/locations/ia/des-moines/
To learn about owning a College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving franchise, visit www.collegehunksfranchise.com.