A Disney Engineer
The story of a career Engineer turned Mover! I was a Mechanical Design Engineer for 22 years which included a position as a Salaried Professional Imagineer for The Disney Company at Disneyland in Anaheim, California where I led teams in my design of vehicles for 15 different attractions, as well as working as an engineer for 2 other Fortune 100 companies. My fully employed, professional wife became a stay-at-home mom with our 2 children, the same old fashioned way we were both brought up by our parents, and I needed to increase my income, fast.
While web searching, I discovered huge numbers of people who were looking for an honest moving company. I'd never hired a moving company before and quickly learned that there was a large gap between the moving services being offered and what clients were actually looking for. Apparently, the moving industry is notorious for having questionable employees. I was actively involved in extreme sports and already owned the necessary equipment to move my own sports gear, which could be easily purposed for the moving industry. I began answering moving requests on a part time basis, working nights and weekends only, as a side business to my full time engineering career. It quickly exploded with work orders and was so successful that I completely stopped my engineering career and started a full-time business.
Focused and Goal Oriented
With my engineering, programming and mathematics skill sets, I developed a unique business model that would offer potential customers the option to customize their own "Not to Exceed Flat Rate" quotes and book their moves online. I hired programmers to create a website and develop the code necessary to make this happen. The end result is a business model that lowers the cost of moving, saving customers money.
With a solid business model in place, I focused on improving Dirt Cheap Mover's equipment, upgrading it to a higher standard than what my competition uses. Applying my engineering skills, I designed and custom built new equipment that exceeds industry standards. Finally, it was time to train and hire others with the same mindset as myself. A Pro-Consumer business with honesty and trustworthiness, quality of work and value for the money is what customers wanted, and I was determined to fulfill their needs. There is an old saying, "If you build it, they will come", and they did...quickly!
A True American Entrepreneur
As an American entrepreneur, founder and / or owner of 6 different companies to date, including 3 engineering firms, a footwear company, litigation management start-up and a very unique moving company based in Corona, California called Dirt Cheap Mover, we were off and running. I closed all of my other companies and my only occupation now is Professional Mover.
Education and Travel
As a former Rochester, New York resident who moved to Southern California in 1992, for my education, I've earned 2 university degrees in 3 majors, from 7 different universities, while also interning for a US Congressman, NY State Senator, the Judicial Department under the American Bar Association and with a Shadow Minister in the House of Commons of Parliament, London, England. I've travelled to 19 different countries thus far while also successfully completing an overseas legal studies program at Brunel University Law School in Uxbridge, London, England. As for my recreational passion: Hang Gliding, Sailplanes, and Powered Aircraft!
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Founder & Owner