2014-08-25 18:48:50 - Stephen Bienko, of College Hunks Hauling Junk, Made NJBIZ Magazine List For Vision and Community Service
New Jersey entrepreneur Stephen Bienko, whose Montville company, 42 Holdings, LLC, is the largest owner of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise territories, has been selected by NJBIZ Magazine as one of its 2014 “40 Under 40” top business people in the state. The 37-year-old Allamuchy resident and his co-honorees will be recognized at an awards banquet Sept. 29 at The Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset.
40 Under 40 celebrates forty of New Jersey’s most accomplished young business men and women who have been making news in their fields and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community, according to NJBIZ. An independent panel of judges scored each nominee on four criteria: professional accomplishments, leadership,
vision and community service.
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving specializes in moving, storage, manual labor, donation pickup and junk removal. Per its name, it employs college students and pays them above minimum wage. In addition to 12 franchise territories in New Jersey and eight additional ones in Tennessee, Ohio and Florida, 42 Holdings is a partner in Bin-It.com, an environmentally conscious company that supplies customers with heavy-duty plastic bins as an alternative to cardboard boxes when moving, then picks them up after the move.
“This is a list I’ve been trying to get on for 13 years,” says Bienko. “I’m thankful for the amazing employees I’ve had during my career, who really shaped me as a business leader and who’ve gone on to great success. And I’m thrilled because it validates two important values of my company – empowering and training our young employees for future professional growth, and giving back to the community. ”
Before founding 42 Holdings, Bienko owned Parisi Sports, a chain of health and fitness clubs, served as senior vice president of technology marketing company SequentialT, and was director of marketing and business development for Kennedy Funding, a commercial lending and private equity group.
Bienko attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a bachelor degree from Villanova University. A former New Jersey State Trooper, he has been honored as Man of the Year by Habitat for Humanity, Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association, and has been College Hunks Moving Junk Franchisee of the Year for three straight years.
For more information on College Hunks Moving Junk and Moving, visit www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com. For more information on Bin-It, go to www.bin-it.com. To view the entire list of 40 Under 40 honorees, visit www.njbiz.com.