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Surrey's Kary Movers and Storage nominated for 3 Small Business BC Awards
Kary Movers and Storage of Surrey has been nominated for three awards in this years Successful You awards. The awards are presented by Small Business BC to encourage excellence in business practices throughout the province of BC.
Kary Movers Ltd provides full packing and relocation services for residential, commercial, office and industrial customers. Some people pack themselves and just require items to be moved while others need the location fully packed, moved and unpacked. Kary Movers provides as much or as little assistance as required by the client.
Kary Movers is very involved in the local communities in which they work. The staff volunteer time to participate in events such as The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up. At this time, staff cleanup a section of the White Rock Shoreline to assist in keeping our environment clean and sustainable. The company donates the use of trucks and staff volunteer to collect donations for the local food bank in order to assist in giving local residents a step up during times of need. Further, the company does provide discounts for seniors and even provides several free moves to those in need throughout the year when other options are not available.
The catagories for which Kary Movers Ltd is nominated this year are:
- Green Business - Kary Movers does much more than just participate in the Shoreline Cleanup in order to help our environment. Kary Movers recycles moving boxes, wrapping paper and items not wanted by people moving and downsizing. This alone keeps over 20 tonnes of recycleables out of the landfills each year. Kary further has a no idle policy for the trucks in the fleet. This helps to reduce the carbon foot print when moves are being done. The office staff are no strangers to reducing the amount into landfills either. Kary Movers has strict recycling policies in all of their offices and warehouses. Kary Movers has a fleet of small vehicles as well so when a client is moving within a building or when a large truck is not required a small vehicle is sent to reduce the carbons into our environment. Kary Movers has also adopted a section of 116th / Industrial Road in Surrey in order to ensure the area is clean of garbage and items dumped by people less concerned about our environment and community.
- Top Employer - Kary Movers has one of the top retention levels of any local moving company in Canada. They value all employees in both professional and personal ways. The company is owned and run by John and Monica Cousineau of Surrey and treat all employees as family. They provide cell phones and cars to the main drivers, pay for insurance and maintenance of these vehilces to help employees comute easier and carpool. They frequently hold company events for employees and theor families such as quad adventures, Bar B Q's, team members are frequently found at John and Monica's home to watch sporting events on the big screen. Further, if an employee has a personal emergency such as having to go out of town for personal or family issues or when financial emergencies come up, the owners will make personal, no interest loans to employees which can be paid back on very easy terms. the employees have use of the trucks for personal moves or other purposes at only the cost of the fuel they use. Kary Movers is dedicated to ensuring that the company serves all customers at the highest level so the company encourages employees to take additional courses such as air endorsements, driver training among other training such as ISO at the companies expense. John and Monica truely believe that the teams working directly with the clients are the key to the companies continued growth and success.
- Top Online Marketer - Kary Movers is very quick to accept and utilize the new opportunities for business when it comes to online marketing and tools. From being able to track website users from site visit right through to actual relocation booking via telephone. Further Kary Movers uses Facebook to keep people informed of specials, promotions, community events, charitable events and much more. The use of Twitter has also been a great success for Kary Movers as they have over 500 followers. The Twitter account is also used to send out informative tweets to followers about not only the moving industry but also fun facts about the community, music, entertainment, history, famous quotes and much more. It keeps potential customers engaged and assists with the companies brand development. It also helps to educate our followers on many topics in a fun and creative manner.
Kary Movers also uses Twitter to notify people both within the company and outside of important events such as tweeting details of Amber Alerts out when they happen. This is especially important as our teams travel throughout Western Canada resularly or on the local roads and may be able to assist in such an emergency. Kary Movers also used Twitter and other online methods to raise awareness of an elderly man in Harrison Hot Springs who presented well upon pick up of his personal items in Burnaby in order to relocate him to Harrison Hot Springs. The client had claimed that his vehicle had been stolen with the new address in it but assured the team that he had taken several loads of boxes to the new home already so he would be able to lead the truck and workers to the home upon arrival in Harrison. Unfortunately hours after arrival in Harrison they were unable to locate the residence. Through the use of email, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and other online resources, it engaged the majority of people and service providers in Harrison Hot Springs to assist this elderly gentleman. He was confused and his car had been gone for about 15 years we learned and were able to get the gentleman help and resources through the online events. Further, he did get a new home with support services and has since moved in and settled in his new home. You can even see the QR Codes on the Kary Movers trucks which will take people to the regular and mobile websites through scanning them on their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices.
For more information on Kary Movers Ltd. visit www.karymovers.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org