The Small Business Safari

93: Scaling a Moving and Junk Removal Business: A Candid Conversation with Roger Panitch

We sat down with Roger Panitch, founder of a successful moving and junk removal company (College Hunks). Roger shares his journey from starting with just two employees to scaling the business to over 75 employees and 24 vehicles. Along the way, he opens up about the challenges he faced, like trusting his team to represent the business without him being present. Roger also discusses the complementary nature of the moving and junk removal services and how his company is committed to donating or recycling 70% of the items they handle. Tune in for an insightful conversation filled with valuable lessons for entrepreneurs and business owners alike! Did you know our amazing voices can go beyond just the microphone? Yes, we have video! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here!


Roger’s Links:

•  LinkedIn | roger-panitch-132339229

•  Website | 



(03:55) – Roger’s Bio

(10:19) – Franchising Funeral Homes?

(28:54) – Comparing Billion Dollar Business to Thousand Dollar Business

(41:32) – Breaking Down the Challenges of Scaling 


Previous guests on The Small Business Safari include Amy Lyle, Ben Alexander, Joseph Sission, Jonathan Ellis, Brad Dell, Chris Hanks, C.T. Emerson, Chad Brown, Tracy Moore, Wayne Sherger, David Raymond, Paul Redman, Gabby Meteor, Ryan Dement, Barbara Heil Sonneck, Bryan John, Tom Defore, Rusty Clifton, Duane Johns, Beth Miller, Jason Sleeman, Andy Suggs, Chris Michel, Jon Ostenson, Tommy Breedlove, Rocky Lalvani, Amanda Griffey, Spencer Powell, Joe Perrone, David Lupberger, Duane C. Barney, Dave Moerman, Jim Ryerson, Al Mishkoff, Scott Specker, Mike Claudio and more!


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