Meet Your Movers!
“There are a lot of different aspects of the job I enjoy. The fact that I’m able to stay active is definitely one of them.”
And there is plenty of action to go around in New York’s moving industry. “If you want to get a workout and get paid for it then this is one way to go about it.”
Since 2011, Jesus Vasquez – born and raised in Crown Heights and now residing in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island – has been instrumental in the evolution of Cool Hand Movers, which like many local moving company New York started with a Ford E150 cargo van and a modest yelp page.
“I was finishing my degree and needed steady flexible work. Being a part of the Cool Hand team was an ideal situation for me since I had to balance school, spending time with my kids and work all at the same time.”
As a foreman and project manager, Jesus is tasked with the responsibility of overseeing jobs so they run as smoothly as possible, training new workers and logistical planning.
Recently, Jesus began the process of becoming a personal trainer. In the near future he will hopefully be building his own clientele and his own small business, no doubt drawing on the skills and wisdom he has picked up from being a part of another nascent business.
“My work ethic in the gym has people coming to me all the time for fitness advice and training requests; is the universe talking to me?”