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.
Offerpad is revolutionizing the real estate industry by providing an innovative and convenient way to sell or buy a home. Founded in 2015 by a leadership team that has collectively purchased, renovated, and rented or sold more than 100,000 homes, the company has consistently been the only iBuyer to offer customers the option to move at no additional expense.
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.
Moving companies traditionally charge consumers a fixed fee for a move along with other costs: As a result, an already stressful process becomes more of a hassle for consumers. But services such as Bellhops are disrupting the market.
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.
Most people move between May and September, and as demand increases, we are looking for more movers and drivers to join our team. We’re looking to add over 2000 new people to our Bellhops platform to work as movers and drivers.
Each year Bellhops Moving participates in the Annual Chili Cook-off in Birmingham, Alabama benefiting the Exceptional Foundation.
My first month has been tremendously rewarding. I met with each employee, talked to customers, and immersed myself in our business. I even put on the signature headband working moves as a newbie bellhop. After all this, it is clear we are not just building a better way to move–we’re changing moving in three key ways.