A pair of Parkway South High School graduates will be getting an hour in the national spotlight Wednesday.
Workers at the St. Louis franchise of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving were recruited to participate in the filming of the TLC program Hoarding: Buried Alive.
Greg Iverson, a Parkway South graduate who is the company's VP of Sales and Charlie Winkler are part of the team who worked as part of the episode.
Local franchise owner Kim Bussard told Patch the program has a history of working with other 'College Hunks' franchises in other cities. Her team was called in to assist with twin sisters in Percy, IL, who were told to clean up their home or face having it condemned.
The episode was shot in November and filming finished last month.
“It was a tough job. It took seven of our guys working all day to tackle this massive clean-out. Plus, we generally donate about 70% of everything we haul and give it to charity, but basically nothing we removed from this house was donatable,” Kim Bussard said in a statement. “Regardless, we’re just glad we were able to help. A lot of people don’t realize this, but hoarding is a serious matter. Situations involving hoarder clients requires a great deal of sensitivity, which is why we actually train our team members to be very conscientious and respectful of what the clients are dealing with in their lives."
The Bussards opened the business at Corporate Square in Creve Coeur last year. The team will gather at O’B Clark’s Restaurant and Bar in Brentwood to watch the episode, which starts at 8 p.m.
If you look closely, you'll see the people below in the episode.
Greg Iverson VP of Sales Parkway South High School
Tim Nardoni Hazelwood Central High School
Justin Boman MO Baptist University
Pete Hilner University of North Dakota
Tyronne Carthan Vashon High School
Andy Bader Manager of Junk Operations Vianney High School
Ryan Wehmhoff Webster University
Charlie Winkler Parkway South High School
Mike Darling Move Manager and Estimator St. Charles West High School
Desmond Moore Ladue High School / Lindenwood University
Gary Bussard Franchise Owner