The Edmond Sun


March 15, 2013

Air Force couple brings College Hunks franchise to Edmond

EDMOND — When Laura Turner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she had no idea she would be relieved from the U.S. Air Force and turn to a College Hunk for a new career.

Laura Turner and her husband, Rick Turner, have both dedicated their entire careers to the Air Force. Laura Turner served for 22 years and Rick Turner served for 24 years. In June 2007 Laura Turner was diagnosed with MS and in October, four months later, was medically retired from the Air Force.

After being in Afghanistan for seven months, Rick Turner returned to their home in Alaska only to pack up their belongings and move to Edmond.

“A friend told me about Edmond and how great of a community it is to live in,” said Laura Turner.

Rick Turner worked at Tinker Air Force Base until June when he retired because he felt like it was time to move on.

“Laura being diagnosed with MS changed everything for us and we had to come up with a new plan for our future,” said Rick Turner.

After retirement, Rick Turner was turned away from any new job opportunities stating that he was over qualified.

“I woke up one morning and said ‘Laura, what are we doing? Let’s start our own business,’” said Rick Turner.

Rick and Laura Turner have opened a moving and junk removal franchise, College Hunks Hauling Junk at 13509 Railway Drive. If you’re preparing for an upcoming move, decluttering your home or cleaning out your office, College Hunks will haul away your stack of junk or even remove a single heavy item.

“The customer just points in the direction and we’ll take care of it,” said Rick Turner.

College Hunks is catering to the Oklahoma City metro and can move residents anywhere in the state of Oklahoma. For those who are moving out of state, College Hunks can coordinate a transfer of a person’s things to a College Hunks franchise in the area to where they are moving.

“Our goal is to grow our business so that we are your one-stop shop and become imbedded in the community,” said Rick Turner.

College Hunks takes a percentage of all of its sales each month and donates to a charity. Each employee is asked what charity is significant to them and they alternate who they donate to each month.

College Hunks recycles and donates 60 percent of the materials they haul away. They hope to build a relationship with social agencies in Edmond to understand what their needs are so they can donate more effectively.

“We are busy and excited about being in Edmond,” said Rick Turner. “This is a great home for Laura and I.”

TO LEARN MORE about College Hunks Hauling Junk, visit or call 513-5913.

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