17 Jan, 2019, 10:06 ET
MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Able Moving & Storage has doubled in size 5 times in the last 7 years. All of its divisions have enjoyed at least double digit growth in recent years, and in 2018 Able enjoyed 20% company-wide growth. Voted Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), they capped 2018 by being the first moving company ever to make the Washington Business Journal's Fastest Growing Companies List.
"Windfalls, flukes, or one-man shows are not part of the Able success story," says CEO Joe Singleton. "100% of where we are today stems from plans laid out by the teamwork-minded, exceptionally talented employees that have chosen to make Able their home."
Steve Kuhn, formerly of JK Moving, serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Able, echoes the teamwork concept and sees nothing but growth on the horizon for Able, "The culture of teamwork at Able is like nothing I have ever seen, and watching it grow is immensely satisfying."
2019 will find Able continuing to work with corporate mainstay clients like Freddie Mac, Northrop Grumman, CGI Federal, Pulte Homes, and Inova. Residential moves for the Department of Defense will continue to be a source of pride for Able.
Former President of Office Movers Gary Corbett, now a Chief Strategist at Able, just oversaw the company's commercial division expansion to its new 22,000 SF administrative headquarters in Manassas, and found the company's response to being its own client especially refreshing. "The humility displayed by everyone during this move showcased a company that enjoyed learning from itself, which I find extremely rare."
Real estate developments continue to make smart growth possible for Able, and President Jim Singleton's oversight in this regard have helped make expansions possible at the right times. "The necessary feedback and interaction from our leadership team in order to time these growth investments has been remarkable," he says.
Recent development on Able's 12 acre company headquarters in Manassas bring the company warehouse square footage to over 200,000 SF. In addition to the 40,000 SF leased in Gainesville, and the new 22,000 SF Commercial division at Merritt Park Drive, Able recently closed on a new 5 acre parcel for development near its current headquarters.
Able welcomed former Office Movers salesmen Chris Cox and Kevin Roy in 2017 when the company dissolved, and both were major contributors to the 2018 bottom line, and are set for repeat performances this year. "The support I have received from the entire company is unheard of in this industry," Cox says, "and the attention paid to my customers at every level is already making client growth in 2019 a foregone conclusion."
Known throughout the industry for shunning any kind of non-competition agreement has had an impact on recruitment of every level of employee at Able, and the family-style, teamwork culture has only enhanced this. The company expects this to aid in continued growth as new additions join the team in 2019.
"While not everyone can make a break to a new company, and while our style may not suit everyone, this industry is a small one and employees talk," says Joe Singleton, "and I am proud to hear what they have to say about Able, its environment, and the people who work here. It's going to be a great year."
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