We had the good fortune of connecting with Nikki Purcell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nikki, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My husband Brian was a fireman for over 20 years and most firemen have second jobs, so when we started to have kids we decided we did not want them to have to be in daycare. He started with handyman services, but would get calls about moving so if evolved from that. We started Firehouse Movers in 1998 out of our home, I would answer the phones, book the jobs and schedule them and on Brian’s days off from the fire station he would move. We now have a warehouse location and 17 trailers with about 30 employees. We offer full service moving and packing along with warehouse storage and portable storage units. We have also franchised as of February 14, 2020
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We know that nobody is perfect and you can’t make 100% of your clients/customers happy, BUT we definitely strive to do just that. Our core values speak volumes for us Honor,Integrity,Pride,Excellence Those are our core values as a company and we do what we can to follow and abide by just that. We know that if something happens and you are not satisfied we will and have done what we can to TRY and make you a repeat or raving customer of Firehouse Movers! Owning your own business is very time consuming and you have to want and be able to work VERY HARD and long hours to succeed. We are most proud of our accomplishments in the moving industry from starting in our home to now being in not one but two warehouse spaces and becoming a Franchise,
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Lunch at eight 11 in frisco Dinner maybe at Double Eagle steakhouse Plano a night out watching Le Freak Disco band at Lava Cantina the colony Shopping anywhere! This is kinda hard because I like to drink wine, eat and shop 🙂
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Brian Purcell (husband) for sure, Without him none of this would have even been a twinkle in my eye or thought. We have a few mentors as well that have helped coach us along the way. Our Pastor Keith Craft has been a very strong mentor and voice to us as we were in his masterminds class for three years. Also Louis Massaro is our Moving mentor, We have been a private client of his for about three or four years now as well, He is a moving coach who started a moving company as a young man and now has since started coaching other moving company owners all over the world. We also want to Thank Dave Waldman (The franchise Maker) without him we would not have our franchise right now. we started with him September 2019 and became a franchise February 2020 and still are clients as well of his for assistance or coaching on our franchise
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