SEASON 1 EPISODE 1
packing and junk removal service franchise
Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman
$250,000 for 25%
Before appearing on Shark Tank, Omar and Nick had started their first business, College Hunks Hauling Junk, in the summer of 2003. While still a student, Omar submitted a business plan for his junk removal business, to an entrepreneurship competition and won first place. With the $10,000 won from competition, Omar and Nick began building and growing the business. In just a few short years, by 2007, the company began franchising.
On the first ever episode of Shark Tank in 2009, Omar and Nick appeared on Shark Tank to pitch their new business idea, College Foxes Packing Boxes, which sprung from the success of their College HUNKS franchise.
Despite the founders’ impressive entrepreneurial backgrounds, the Sharks weren’t interested in College Foxes without getting a piece of College HUNKS. Nick and Omar weren’t ready to give up a stake in what was by then a burgeoning business. They could not reach an agreement and eventually left the Tank without a deal.
College Foxes Packing Boxes After Shark Tank – Where Are They Now?
In 2010, the Nick and Omar released a book, Effortless Entrepeneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions – a simple business guide detailing how the two co-founders bootstrapped their business into a multimillion-dollar success.
College Foxes Packing Boxes failed to get off the ground but College HUNKS has grown exponentially to over 2000 employees and revenues reaching over $100 million.
Since then, College HUNKS franchises have expanded throughout the United States and Canada with over 130 franchise locations in the United States alone. In more recent years, the College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving franchises have joined the ranks among the fastest-growing franchises in the United States with franchisees earning over $2 million in revenues.Visit the College Hunks Hauling Junk website