Moving and hauling service adds new territory

The Northwest suburban franchise for College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving is expanding its service area covering northern Cook County.

Owner-operators Erica Fine and Matt Paison began serving the Northwest suburbs such as Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Palatine, and Mount Prospect in 2022. They recently were awarded the additional area, which serves communities including Park Ridge, Skokie, Niles, and much of northwest Chicago.

“In order to expand into additional service areas, a franchise partner must meet specific financial metrics in their first territory as well as achieve significant customer satisfaction benchmarks,” said Erica Fine. “Earning this additional service area is recognition of the work our entire team has put in since we began serving the Northwest suburbs.”

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving is a licensed hauler and mover with more than 200 locations nationwide. In addition to traditional local and long-distance moving services, as a hauler, the company is dedicated to reducing landfill waste.

It does that through its relationships with local charities and service organizations and moving donated goods from homes and businesses to organizations that can re-purpose them for a greater good.

“One of the things that attracted us to College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving was the commitment to the environment,” Fine said. “It’s really gratifying to see the impact we can have not only reducing landfill waste, but creating positive change in the communities we serve.”

Fine said her team has built a deep relationship with WINGS, a Palatine-based nonprofit that provides extensive services to survivors of domestic violence.

“They do tremendous work and there is a great synergy between what we do and the needs they have,” Fine said.

The growing franchise now serves nearly 20 communities with a total population of more than 700,000. The company offers full-service moving, junk removal, hourly packing and moving, and charitable donation pick-up. Free estimates for most services can be requested online.

For more information, visit or call (224) 354-1760.

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