By Steve Kuhn
April 21, 2015
Manassas, VA – Locally owned and operated Able Moving & Storage, Inc., announced today that it will raise its already high minimum wage, effective June 1, 2015. Company officials are expected to meet later this month to discuss the implementation of these adjustments to their generous employee benefits and retirement packages.
Able’s wages and benefit packages have always been at the highest levels within the moving & storage industry. But in 2015, with all of the talk about the increase in minimum wage in the press, and because of Able’s recent growth to their customer/client base, Able is increasing it’s starting wages further. “We simply cannot afford not to take care of our skilled employees,” says Joe Singleton, President and co-Founder of Able Moving. “These are our representatives who are in our customers’ homes and offices everyday. We have a tremendous amount invested in our staff — through the lengthy tenure of our employees, the ongoing training, and the developments in which we continuously invest, our company spends a lot of money internally on our employees. We are invested in them, and they in us. Combine that with a benefits package uncommon in the industry, and we have employees who choose to make this job a career – something very uncommon in the industry. Raising our minimum wages is another investment that Able Moving can make to increase employee morale and dedication, resulting in the best possible experience for out clientele.
Able’s entry level position for people who physically assist with moves is the position of “helper.” The minimum hourly rate is being increased 20%, from $10 per hour to $12 per hour, by June 1st of this year. Joe Singleton tasked himself, and his management team in October of 2014 with a Top 10 list of solutions to ensure his customers were protected with high service level standards, and his employees were working for a company they were dedicated to even under the toughest of circumstances. “We are only as good as our weakest link,” said Singleton to his team, “after a meeting this week, we have decided that raising our minimum wage is important to both the employees and our company, and we want to roll this out in time for the peak season.”
About Able Moving & Storage, Inc.
Able Moving & Storage is a highly respected and well managed moving and storage firm located in Northern Virginia. Founded in 1987 by Joe and Jim Singleton, and their father Bill Singleton, Able Moving & Storage is a family owned company, and one of the largest independent moving companies in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Able’s dedicated leadership and employees consistently work to provide the best, professional, responsive and safe relocation services available to corporate, government, residential and commercial clients on the move. Able Moving & Storage brings extensive management, planning, and operations experience in designing and performing the necessary solutions for any individual’s, or firm’s relocation needs. Able performs requirements under various contracts with large corporations, and the U.S. Government. Able is familiar with all procedures necessary to ensure the safe, secure and efficient packing, transportation, unpacking, and storage for domestic and international relocations.
To learn more about this initiative, please contact:
Steve Kuhn, Chief Operating Officer
8050 Wellingford Drive
Manassas, VA 20109