It all started in 2017 as a conversation between two friends in a college dorm room. One of Collin’s close friends had been working for a moving company at the time and urged Collin to start his own. Collin saw an opportunity to make some extra cash while attending school full-time, so he started “Collin’s Movers.” His first job was moving a dresser across town. He didn’t have a truck at the time, so he borrowed his friend’s manual pick-up. Being the optimist, Collin figured after a couple YouTube videos, he would be an expert at driving stick.… He was very wrong. During that move, he stalled out more than six times, but luckily, Collin, the truck, AND the dresser all made it without a scratch.
When Collin booked jobs that needed multiple people, he would call up his friends to see if they could help. On a good day, he’d only have to call 10 friends to get one to work with him. After a customer commented about all the mover’s being college students, Collin realized what the company name should really be: “College Movers.”
To get more business for the newly named College Movers, Collin started advertising on Craigslist. Soon customers began requesting help with larger moves, needing entire homes and shops relocated across town. Some customers would boast about how much money they saved by renting the truck themselves rather hiring a full-service moving company. They claimed to have spent four times less than quotes they received from other other moving companies. To continue this money-saving effect, College Movers stopped providing trucks and became a labor-only moving service.
College Movers LLC was officially founded in June, 2019. We continue to provide affordable rates through our labor-only alternative, and continue to staff the company solely with current students and recent graduates. We have even added a biannual scholarship to show our commitment to the continual support of the working student.
Our mission has transformed over the time we have been in business. We have seen first-hand the difficulty that comes with opening your own business, especially as a recent graduate with student loans to pay off. This has directly impacted our method of expansion. We wish to provide our own College Movers the opportunity to open up their own College Movers location with little to no start-up cost.
Please help us with our goal of helping students graduate debt-free by booking with us today!