Moving franchise opens in Stephens City

Steve Arvoy

A College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise has opened its headquarters in Stephens City.

After a successful career in sales, Steve Arvoy,  a 25-year area resident, said he started exploring the idea of purchasing a franchise. He originally began saving to open a Firehouse Subs restaurant, but when that fell through, he discovered College Hunks Hauling Junk, which specializes in junk removal and moving.

“It was along my experience as far as service is concerned,” he said. “The amount of money I needed was about half of the Firehouse costs and basically I just told Firehouse I wasn’t interested. I purchased two [College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise] zones, one in Winchester and one in Manassas.”

Arvoy called his business comprehensive, and a safer option for moving things than a few buddies and a pick-up truck.

He said his customers include those who are moving from their home after living in it for several years.

“They don’t realize how much stuff they actually have and a lot of the stuff there they just want to get rid of it, basically,” said Arvoy. “There will be cleanups all the way down to piles of brush and wood in their yard.”
He noted that the company is fully insured.

“If we go into a home, and there are any problems, we’re right on the map. I have a DOT number. Customers can background us.”

Arvoy said College Hunks Hauling Junk also prides itself on its eco-friendly business practices.

“We want to try to do our part for the environment and find a home for things,” said Arvoy. “Regardless of what we have, if it has value, we donate it. Period. The only thing we get money for is for steel, which we recycle.”

Arvoy said College Hunks Hauling Junk’s rates are based on the amount of space the junk takes up in the truck.

“Ours (trucks) are about 480 cubic feet of volume. Let’s say somebody needs a whole house cleaned out, a full truckload starts at $595.”

This price, Arvoy explained, includes all legwork and hauling. He said their work  consists of customers pointing at what they need hauled, and College Hunks Hauling Junk taking it away.

College Hunks Hauling Junk is located at 120 Agape Way, Stephens City. The phone number is 703-552-8654

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com.