What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I frequent the department of transportation for some of their safety classes. Classes such as how to drive at night, loading and unloading goods safely, Safety services has provided me with safety classes for my employees.... Controlling a flat with a load it just goes on and on these classes...
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Customer load(s) item and unloads the Item(s) your self - $25
Customer need a hand loading less than 200 lbs - $40
Full service load(s) less than 200 Ibs -$50
Debris removal based on weight* and Time**
* City dump charges on weight ** time @ $50 per hour
Trash out - apartments, home, and commercial business Base on volume and time
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started IGAT transportation because I had a few friends that where having a hard time finding a job. I work as a real estate agent primarily and I didn't know what type of company would be cool to get into. Well I was at a bar one night and siting outside with a few friends chatting on these ideas. Along came this beautiful you lady asking aloud do you know anyone with a truck that could move here stuff. In response to her question all these guys said "I got a truck!!!"... Aha moment!. So I did some research and found that it was a niche service that no one was doing. Well their where some guys on craigslist but know one was offering a formal service for these small moves slash delivery. So I came into it by creating a brand that eventually every one can use and others can benefit from as well independent drivers with their own truck and regulate the service for the customer.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I pick up anything that will fit in the back of my truck n trailer. Sofas, TV's, Fridges, furniture of all types, construction Items, Retail store deliveries, Estate sale items, Ect.. Im sure you get the Idea. Now I also offer services such a debris removal, garage clean outs, Trash out apartment homes, make ready a home for move-ins. I have a website.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I went to an estate sale and moved this young ladies Antique items that way yesterday. Ive done so far over 1186 moves here in San Antonio proud to say that as an accomplishment in two years of business...
I moved a churches belongings for remodel they hired me to do. I remodeled the church for them and re-installed their items back into the church. I remodeled a Night club and install lighting for a club to upgrade the look
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Well extra care is an important thing you worked hard to purchase something and you expect for it to be in great shape once delivered. If you feel like its not going to be cared for then no matter the price, cheap service, whether money saved or personality conflicts. If it doesn't feel right or they don't have references or pictures of what they have done or do professionally. Please think twice; go by and see their work or ask around. Its hard to find people to match up to your expectations or needs. Until you find it, them or the reference... then go forward with the service; remember we all hate regrets in the end...
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Honestly, "Southern" hospitality, I go the extra mile for my clients and customers. I know that I must sale something that I would expect back if this service is offered to me. I help with remedies, from construction, to real estate sales (Licensed Realtor TREC #0502256)