Luke Marklin, CEO of the moving service Bellhops, learned that one of his employees, Walter Carr, walked twenty miles to a job site after his car broke down. It was his first day of work and he didn't want to miss it. Marklin gave him his car, to keep.
Did you hear about the guy who starting walking 20 miles to work and was rewarded with a car? Of course you did!
"The affordability for starting a business here is great, and the cost of living is better," Luke Marklin, CEO of Bellhops, an on-demand start-up for moving that operates in more than 50 cities nationwide, tells CNBC Make It.
He struck out finding a ride, but he wasn’t about to miss his first day of work at a moving company called Bellhops. Carr, 20, needed the work. He mulled his predicament and concluded there was only one option: He would walk it.
I have seen few cities sell themselves as effectively as Chattanooga, whose mayor Andy Berke visited TechCrunch’s offices recently. He was accompanied by Luke Marklin, the CEO of tech-enabled moving startup Bellhops, which has raised $27.2 million in venture capital according to Crunchbase.
Each year Bellhops Moving participates in the Annual Chili Cook-off in Birmingham, Alabama benefiting the Exceptional Foundation.