The United Excellence in Sales award went to Ron Grant, Chipman Relocation & Logistics in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating from high school, Ron (pictured left) was a marine, completing two 13-month tours. From there, he worked for a number of industries ranging from managing liquor stores to owning a fiberglass repair shop. When he followed his love of outdoors to Alaska, he also found his niche – a sales professional in the moving business. Ron eventually grew weary of the cold Alaska winters and moved back to the lower 48 states. He ventured away from the moving industry to sell chemicals, but he learned one simple fact about sales that has carried him to decades of success, “selling is about relationships, so get to know your customers personally.” The moving and storage business continued to tug at Ron and in 1987 he found a home at Chipman as a national account sales representative. Thirty years later, he is now going to retire as Chipman’s top producing sales person. To stay engaged and involved in the industry, he participates in organizations such as the Worldwide ERC, PRC and PNWRC. He is also a gracious and humble mentor to several Chipman colleagues and finds time to volunteer throughout the Portland community.
DENVER (CBS4) – Property values are going up all over Colorado. Seven county assessors reported big increases on Tuesday. (credit: CBS) Adams County saw the biggest rise in value with homes going up by 40 percent from 2014. Boulder County was next at 35 percent. Elbert, Denver and Jefferson counties weren’t far behind. Assessors will…
via Colorado Counties Reporting Big Increases In Property Values — CBS Denver
This truck is moving your neighbor, why not you?
According to the USPS; 55,000 change of address forms are processed every day in the United States. Every summer tens of thousands of families physically move their residence.
Take some time before you hire a professional mover. Find a moving partner that will LISTEN and BUILD a successful moving plan that fits the budget and the schedule.
MOVING TIP OF THE MONTH:
If you’re moving locally, under 25 miles use the following as a guideline. 79% of all claims are caused by RUSHED MOVERS. Hire fewer movers for longer periods of time. You won’t regret it!
- 500-1500 sq ft home: Allow 2 full days
- 1500-3000 sq ft home: Allow 3 full days
- over 3000 sq ft: Allow 1 full week
Chipman Relocations and Logistics is the largest family owned mover on the west coast.
Thank you for all the donations and for giving us your time last Monday.
It was a day we will never forget. We wish each and every one of you could have been there to experience the joy on the faces of the women and children who ALL MOVED IN THAT VERY DAY!
We asked for furniture and household items for FOUR mothers and children transitioning out of homelessness and you did not hesitate. Not only were we able to give St. Raymond’s House everything they needed for a fresh start but you showed them there is a greater community that cares.
A special thank you to Chipman Relocation and Logistics for providing over 50 employees for the day and for believing in our mission. We couldn’t have dreamed for a better partner.
AND thank you to LOPC in Lafayette for spreading the word and giving us the space to Gather!
PLUS, WE HAVE A WINNER for the Warriors Raffle! Thanks to everyone who participated! Please see winner below!
This is an amazing transformation, you won’t want to miss! Thank you for making this dream come true for FOUR families last week!
Donna and Chris, Grateful Gatherings Founders
In our continuing efforts to keep the nation’s Moving and Storage Industry apprised of news of interest, Movers Search Group has reprinted, verbatim, the following press release published today:
Interstate Acquires American Red Ball World Wide Movers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Key Acquisition Advances Interstate’s Growth
SPRINGFIELD, VA, March 7, 2017 – InterstateGroup Holdings, Inc., parent company of Interstate Van Lines, Inc., one of the country’s largest independent moving companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of American Red Ball World Wide Movers, one of the oldest household goods carriers in the United States. The joining of these two successful and enduring companies will enhance Interstate’s growth plans, as well as its capabilities to serve corporate, government and private customers.
Established in 1919 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana, American Red Ball, like Interstate, focuses on delivering a personalized customer experience. Few companies in the United States have been in business as long as Interstate and American Red Ball; together the two venerable brands have an impressive 170+ years of experience moving people and businesses around the world. “We’re excited about the synergies between the two organizations and the opportunity to leverage best practices, technology, and talent,” says John (J.D.) Morrissette, president, Interstate Van Lines. “This union positions American Red Ball for continued growth through the extensive support network provided by Interstate. It preserves our 98-year history with a company that reflects our culture and ethics,” adds Katrina Blackwell, president, American Red Ball.
As the two companies come together, operations will continue in both Springfield, Virginia, and Indianapolis, Indiana, capitalizing on the strength of the teams in both locations while increasing Interstate’s footprint and revenue sources. Specifically, Interstate will acquire American Red Ball’s national operations and agency network. American Red Ball’s international forwarding and local moving and storage business will be operated independently.
The Interstate Family of Companies encompasses a worldwide group of transportation, warehousing, relocation management, logistics and real estate solutions serving government, corporate, and individual clients. The company maintains its headquarters in Springfield, VA, working with a global alliance of 1,500 service partners, incorporating 17,500 professional associates in 112 countries across six continents. On an annual basis it is entrusted with the care and oversight of more than $1 billion in customer-valued goods and property. The organization distinguishes itself with key industry certifications, including ISO 9001:2008, the FIDI FAIMPlus designation, IOMI certification, and it is an 11-time recipient of the NDTA Award for Quality Service.
For more information, please contact 800-745-6683, ext. 3220, visit MoveInterstate.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.