MANASSAS, Va., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstar moving salesperson Chris Cox sat thunderstruck in the Office Movers conference room as he absorbed the news that the company was closing its doors in days. Informed that he and others would need to find a home for their already scheduled business, Chris acted fast. Re-contracting his 20 scheduled jobs with four top area moving companies, he decided to go to work for the company that treated his clients the best. Chris now works for the Able Moving & Storage Company, based in Manassas, Virginia.
More so than its 30th year in business, Able celebrates the arrival of forward thinking employees like Chris Cox. In an industry fraught with brittle allegiances, Able is extremely proud of the pro-employee culture it fosters.
"Able doesn't compete for the business of its customers. Able competes for the business of its salespeople," says Chief Operating Officer Steve Kuhn.
The migrations in December of the top 3 salespeople, office manager, and over 50 employees from collapsed Office Movers suggest that this is working. Notwithstanding its long term relationships with the likes of the State Department, Northrup Grumman, and Micron, the magnitude and diversity of the fresh clients brought to the table by the new stable at Able will slam the commercial division into three-digit growth this year.
Together Cox and Able just landed the contract to move the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. as it undergoes a $208 million dollar renovation. Able is looking forward to showcasing its labor force expertise in a move that will involve safeguarding artifacts, documents, and collections that are crucial to the history of America.
Able newcomer Kevin Roy just added the Washington Business Journal's headquarters move to the burgeoning client list that appears all too willing to trust their relocations to the capably streamlined practices of the company. Yahoo, Pepco, and Leidos join the commercial division surge, while longtime residential clients like Pulte Homes ensure the "growth from loyalty" platform that company founders William, James, and Joseph Singleton have fostered.
Former VP of Operations from Office Movers Mike Murphy now calls Able home, remarking that "when the talents of management come with a down to earth mentality, well, employees like that. It certainly makes hiring people easier."
Annual Revenues of the company the three Singletons started in 1987 recently surpassed $22 million, and are growing exponentially. The strategic addition of industry-known Steve Kuhn to the Able family five years ago has only facilitated further growth and expansion. A strong believer in employee-based growth, industry professionals often ask his advice when considering a shift. "I just show them where I work, and next thing I know we are buying more trucks and bricks," says Kuhn.
The continued forays into commercial real estate, recent revenue increases, and employee growth have not gone unnoticed. Merger interest, venture capital phone calls, and even franchisee inquiries just make the Chief Operating Officer smile. "Maybe we'll go public," he jokes.
Maybe it's no accident that Able is acting as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's renovation relocation specialist. Moving companies can have a dream too.