NORMAN — Founders Cameron Doody and Stephen Vlahos launched Bellhops at Auburn University in 2011. “Our first year, we set a goal of 25 moves, and after three days we had moved 230 students during the college move in season.” Doody said. “That’s when Stephen and I knew it was time to expand.”
With recent funding from the Chattanooga, Tenn. based venture capital firm, Lamp Post Group, Bellhops now employs 8,000+ part-time student “bellhops,” in 121 cities in 42 states, to execute local moves for their communities and surrounding areas. What started out as a collegiate moving service has blossomed into a year round service the local community can benefit from as well.
Due to the robust student community and the quality of student that the University of Oklahoma produces, Norman was an optimal city to expand to. Bellhops has recently built a staff of about 80 University of Oklahoma students.
“We couldn’t be happier about our recent expansion to Norman and it should be one of our staple cities,” Doody said. “Now Norman residents can tap into their local Sooner students for moving help.”
Bellhops offers its services to anyone within a 15 mile radius of the 121 cities in which they operate. The client receives an email prior to the move that includes a picture and information on their two assigned bellhops. Doody says, “and each one has gone through an extensive interview process so our customers can feel secure that they are getting the best of the best.”
For a list of Bellhops locations, services and general information, visit getbellhops.com/locations.
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