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Bellhops can help you move

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Cody Sanders of Lafayette and his on the job side kick are helping a person move.  They're not friends with the person in need.  They're actually working for him. These guys are Bellhops.  They're part of a student moving service that's 8,500 movers strong. "I'm 20 years old and I attend Ole Miss," says Sanders. 

The company out of Tennessee  has Bellhops in 135 cities and 43 states. There are 80 Bellhops in Lafayette. In fact, the local Bellhops captain is Cody Sanders  "I can make my own hours and they work around my schedule up at school. I can also transfer to Lafayette for the summer, because I'm originally from here. I can pick up work here during the summer," explains Sanders.

Bellhops is a student labor only service.  No trucks just movers.  It was founded by a couple of grad students. They saw moving onto campus a hassle; and from there the concept of student movers grew into the community. "If a customer had a Uhaul and they were pulling it into town and they just needed a couple of college guys to come unload if for them, that's a lot of what we're doing and vice versa," says Bellhops Co-Owner Matt Patterson.

Patterson says every job is posted to a virtual job board. The student picks which moves they want. It's on a first come first serve basis. "The way I like to describe it is that we're kind of in-between a customer needing a professional moving company with 15 years of experience and begging your friends for help," adds Patterson.

"If a customer is moving locally within Lafayette we can provide a customer with a truck.  We can load it up and unload; and our bellhops will return it,” notes Patterson.

"They post a job online. You don't have to take it if it conflicts with your schedule. So, it's really easy going and the money is real good," explains Sanders.

Patterson says last year in one city, Bellhops did 92 moves in one day.  For more information go to www.getbellhops.com.

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