College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving opens in Germantown

There are two things the owners of the new Germantown franchise – College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving – would like to know.

“The title is hilarious,” said Amy Wetzel, who owns the company with her husband Aaron.

But she said that “HUNKS” doesn’t necessarily mean handsome men. Rather, she said it stood for the company’s values: honest, uniformed, nice, knowledgeable and service.

And the other thing, Aaron added, is that they don’t necessarily take into account the items they are lugging away.

“I hate to call it junk,” he said. “It’s called Article Removal.” He said he and his wife are working with many nonprofits to donate some of the items. “We’re trying to invest in the community,” he said.

The Wetzels opened a franchise of the HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving College on December 1 at W188 N11927 Maple Road, Unit 16, Germantown. According to the company’s website, there is also a franchise located at 11801 W. Fairview Ave., Wauwatosa. The Wetzls don’t own this franchise.

The couple lived in California but moved to open their Germantown franchise. As a graduate of Ripon College, you have ties to Wisconsin. Amy is originally from Cedarburg and Aaron is from Princeton, Wisconsin.

Amy said she grew up in an entrepreneurial family and always wanted to start a business. She has worked as a substitute teacher and personal trainer and said she has experience of freelance work.

“This is an essential business. Everyone needs this,” said Amy of her company.

Aaron was the director of radiology at Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital. After 15 years in the healthcare sector, he welcomed the opportunity to start a business.

“This is your opportunity to determine where you are going,” said Aaron. “There is growth potential and moving is always a necessity.”

Amy said when the couple sold their California home, it seemed like a good sign that the company could start. They researched other companies and found this company to meet the needs of the community.

She said that with COVID-19, more people need to clean and get rid of things.

She said the company has four lines of service: donated and recycled trash / item removal, full move service, moving work, and general labor.

And she said for the hiring, she’s recruiting college students or others who can do the heavy lifting and get a side job.

Amy said the company is hiring 10-15 more people to help move and remove items. They have already hired seven more employees, Amy said.

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Cathy Kozlowicz can be reached at 262-361-9132 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @kozlowicz_cathy.

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