ATA Featured Member: Dircks Moving Services
Dircks is known all over Arizona as being one of the most diversified companies in the state, not to mention the company’s notable and numerous instances of community service. After all, what other company can boast that it helped the Girl Scouts by storing 1.2 million boxes of cookies? This marks the company’s seventh year in a row loaning its warehouse space out for storing Thin Mints and Tag-Alongs, as well as delivering cookies in bulk to northern Arizona at no cost to the Girl Scouts. When asked why they are so willing to help out, Executive Vice President Rick Dircks responded playfully, “What better way to freshen up the smell of a storage facility than with Thin Mints?” He added, “One of Dircks’ missions is to weave ourselves into the fabric of the Arizona community.” Dircks has shown again and again how truly dedicated they are to that mission.
Dircks chose to mark the recent Grand Opening of its new facility in a very special way – by recognizing a big accomplishment of its spokesman, AZ Diamondback Luis Gonzalez, and by donating back to the community. Gonzalez recently hit his 500th double during a game against the San Francisco Giants, which placed him in an elite category among only 20 other Major League baseball players. Dircks wished to honor this achievement, and, at Gonzalez’s request, made a contribution to Peoria Police Officer Bill Weigt, who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty in December of last year. Dircks also made a matching donation to the 100 Club, an organization which provides financial assistance to public safety officers and firefighters who are injured or killed while on the job. Weigt expressed his thanks to Dircks and Gonzalez at the Grand Opening ceremony. “Enough can’t be said for what Luis means to me and my family and all of the support that he has given me,” Weigt said. “Then, for Dircks to make this contribution, I can’t thank them enough to even think of me.”
Since it was founded by Chip and Rick Dircks sixteen years ago, the company has had a reputation for doing it all, and then some. Dircks provides services in moving, logistics and distribution – both locally and internationally – to a wide range of customers including individual households, corporations and government agencies. But what truly makes Dircks a standout is the involvement they have consistently shown for both their community and the industry. President Chip Dircks has this to say about his dedication to the moving and trucking businesses: “I am a third generation mover and I believe in promoting the industry and investing in the future of the industry in any way possible.” So far, so good!
For more information, visit www.dircks.com.