In honor of UniGroup’s Van Operator Appreciation Week, we’d like to introduce you to the people who keep Daryl Flood moving. Although our offices are based in Texas, our drivers move families all over the country. As a Daryl Flood customer, you trust our drivers in your homes and in care of your belongings. Behind the wheel, they are truly Daryl Flood Dependable. We asked our drivers to submit answers to a series of questions, here’s what Daryl Flood Driver Mike Zales had to say:
1.) What do you like most about being a Daryl Flood Driver?
The front office does an excellent job of building relationships with our customers. By listening to their needs, our Sales representatives and Move Coordinators provide us with a great start to every move. Everyone is genuinely committed to an elevated level of quality not normally seen in this industry. It’s something I’m glad to be a part of!
2) Do you listen to music while on the road? What’s your sound-track?
Music helps the miles go by. My soundtrack changes every other month or so. Right now it’s City and Colour, David Gray, The Gaslight Anthem, and Dispatch. I like listening to singer / songwriters; ones that are not yet mainstream. I’m a sucker for a good soft-rock station!
3) What’s your most memorable moving experience?
A few years back, I was relocating a VIP for one of our largest accounts. After a successful move to Orlando, I was invited by the customer to an employee event hosted by the President of his company. Upon arriving at the event, we found out that his company had rented an entire section of Universal Studios. There were rides, dinner, and we were introduced to the owner. What a great time!
4) What advice would you give to customers moving for the first-time?
Just be prepared! Set any items you need while traveling, aside. After that, just relax. We’ll take it from there.
Mike grew up in Chicago, Illinois and now resides in Houston, Texas. He’s been driving for Daryl Flood since 1997.