published Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Chattanooga-based Bellhops adds 68 cities, hires 800 more workers

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    Cameron Doody of Campus Bellhops walks into a cubicle to take a phone call at the Lamp Post Group offices in the Loveman's building in downtown Chattanooga.
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Bellhops, an 16-month-old moving company based in Chattanooga, has launched in 68 additional cities and hired 800 more contract student workers since the beginning of February, according to Co-Founder Cameron Doody.

More than 2,000 students from 150 universities are currently employed by temporary Bellhops. Students are paid $13 an hour for each move or $15 an hour if they lead the move.

“We are thrilled to announce our nationwide expansion to 116 cities across the country,” Doody said in a statement today. “We are ready for our biggest year yet, and we are pumped to provide high paying part-time jobs to thousands more students in 2014.”

Over 800 applications come in a week from college students applying to work for Bellhops.

“We are able to hire a large number of students because ours bellhops choose the moves they will work and design their own schedule,” Doody said. “This instills responsibility and accountability in the students we employ.”

Bellhops has nearly tripled in size at its headquarters on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, going from five to 14 full-time roles in five months. Bellhops now operates moves for students, young professionals and families.

Bellhops landed in Chattanooga in October 2012 after raising a round of funding from the Lamp Post Group, a Chattanooga venture incubator.

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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