The annual Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
TAMPA, FL, August 19, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Inc. magazine revealed this week the Inc. 5000 list which encompasses College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving® and nine College HUNKS franchise locations. The annual Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We are incredibly excited to be named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, and it’s greatly in part to our franchise partners who have embraced our vision and helped us grow our company through their hard work and dedication. We were fortunate to expand our presence during an uncertain and difficult period. Still, it speaks to how our franchisees were able to meet the moment and really shine,” said Nick Friedman, Co-Founder and Visionary of College HUNKS.
“The corporate franchisor team is thrilled to have made the list, and we are extremely proud of our nine individual franchise-owned locations that also made the list. This truly speaks to the potential growth that franchising offers and the commitment to our core values that emphasizes providing quality and thoughtful service to our customers and actively exploring ways that we can help our neighbors and lift those in need.”
College HUNKS that made the Inc. 5000 are listed below:
• #1883 – Seattle – Karin & Magnus Olason
• #2924 – Colorado Springs – Keven Elwood
• #2984 – Tampa – Dan Whalen
• #3333 – Long Island – Steven Nickels & Ted Panebianco
• #3382 – Plant City – Trent Lott
• #3572 – Boston – Dan Tereshko
• #4049 – College HUNKS Corporate Location
• #4662 – Rockville/DC – Tim Perkins
• #4816 – Atlanta – Roger Panitch
• #4842 – Philadelphia – Mike Ort
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved exceptionally resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
About College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® was originally founded by two college buddies with a beat-up cargo van and now has over 160 franchises providing full-service tech-enabled residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and labor services in the United States as well as Canada. H.U.N.K.S., which stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service, is a socially conscious, values-based organization and has a national partnership with U.S. Hunger, which strives to end childhood hunger. For every service the HUNKS complete, two nutritious meals are donated to a family or child in need. Within three years of this partnership, donations have exceeded two million meals. Today, the company strives to become recognized as an iconic brand, renowned for its world-class company culture and service, while also providing a viable employment and franchise opportunity to pursue personal and professional fulfillment. https://www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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