Gabriel Hakim grew up in Bergen County, NJ. From a young age, he had a fascination with junk, often going around on "junk day" to see what treasures he could find. Gabriel studied at Tulane University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Management and Finance, and then spent several years in Business Development and Operations roles where he honed his critical thinking and problem solving skills. He then joined his father as a franchisee at Worldwide Express, a third party logistics provider, but knew he eventually wanted the freedom of owning his own business.
So, in 2018, Gabriel combined his sales and customer service experience with his long-time fascination with junk to become the co-owner of The Junkluggers of Northern New Jersey franchise, an eco-friendly business. His goal is to help his local community by providing good jobs and to bring the junk removal business to the 21st century. When not busy with his lugging business, Gabriel fulfills two other very important roles...volunteer firefighter and father to two amazing boys!