The Loudoun Laurels Foundation has selected its 2020 Laureate. The honoree is businessman and philanthropist Chuck Kuhn. An active business leader for over 38 years, he has worked or lived in Loudoun County since 1994. He is well known for his humanitarian, land preservation and conservation, and community-oriented efforts throughout.
At the age of 16, while attending W.T. Woodson High School in Annandale, Mr. Kuhn created JK Moving Services. In 1982, he started his company in the basement of his childhood home with just two employees. Today, JK Moving Services is one of the largest employers in Loudoun, and the largest independent moving company in North America. In 1997, Mr. Kuhn founded Capital Relocation Services, LLC which provides global relocation services.
Mr. Kuhn has a deep commitment to preservation of the natural and historic resources of Loudoun. In the past 10 years, he has preserved more than 5,000 acres in Loudoun, Fauquier, and Frederick Counties through the Virginia Conservation Easement Program.
Mr. Kuhn also established the JK Community Farm, south of Round Hill. The farm is operated as an organic farm facility for the benefit of Loudoun Hunger Relief, providing over 50,000 pounds of desperately needed fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats to Loudoun residents. Mr. Kuhn and his wife, Stacy, live on Egypt Farm in Lincoln with their nine children.