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The 2024 Rental Rally Trade Show!
January 14 - 17
South Point Casino Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.



Rental Rally Tradeshow 2024
Keynote Speaker
Tuesday January 16th
8:30 - 9:30 am


Nick Friedman
"College Hunks Hauling Junk"

Nick Friedman is co-founder & visionary of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, the largest and fastest-growing junk removal and local moving franchise opportunity in North America. Friedman started the business in college with his childhood best friend Omar Soliman in a beat-up cargo van, and it has grown to over 250 franchises and $300 Million annual sales.

From Van to Franchise: A Hunk’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Over a decade ago, Nick Freidman was just twenty-two when he co-founded the junk removal company College Hunks Hauling Junk with childhood friend Omar Soliman. In this talk, he tells the story of how they transformed a college summer gig (hauling junk with his Omar’s mom’s van) into a multimillion-dollar, national franchise. Committed to helping more people become entrepreneurs, he provides lessons-learned from being president during College Hunks’ monumental business growth and shares an actionable framework for how groups can launch and grow a successful company through patience, persistence, and consistency.   

Recipe for Success = Capacity + Motivation + Information – Interference. 

According to one of Nick Friedman’s mentors, “You’re never going to be a success unless you admit to yourself that you already are.” And although we are successful, we must always have the ambition and desire to improve upon it. In this talk, Friedman provides audiences with the proven success formula he’s built at College Hunks Hauling Junk – Capacity + Motivation + Information – breaking down how to leverage each of these elements for greater performance and results. He also discusses the missing ingredient, interference, and how eliminating the things that get in our way is the key to achieving higher levels of results.

About CRA

The California Rental Association (CRA), located in Sacramento, CA, is a nonprofit trade association representing the equipment and party rental industry since 1946.

CRA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of a 17 rental center members plus 5 Associate members.

Our member-led committees are charged with acting in the best interests of the association and shaping CRA’s programs and policy proposals.

The association staff is directed in these efforts by the Executive Director.