10 Tips to De-Stress a Holiday Move

While moving during the holidays is not as common as moving during the summer months, some people still have to move homes during this season. These moves can be challenging, so we have some tips to help a holiday move go more smoothly. “Holidays mean presents, family gatherings, and for some, the potential for cold, snowy weather,” said JK Moving CEO Chuck Kuhn. “For all these reasons, moving during the holidays can be stressful. Having helped many people move, we wanted to share some tips to help make holiday moving easier.” 10 Tips for a More Joyful Holiday Move Here […]

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Moving to a New Home? Here Are Your Top 4 Sustainable Moving Tips

As people become more aware of our impact on the environment, eco-friendly and sustainable practices have spread through all business industries, including the moving industry. For example, JK employs many sustainable moving tactics, including recycling paper, cardboard, and the wood from our crates; using paper-free driver and fuel tax reporting logs; and reusing engine oil as a heating source in our vehicle maintenance facility. Residential moves don’t necessarily have to have a large environmental impact. If you plan right, your next household move can be a sustainable one. 1. Donate Unwanted Items If you have fewer items to move, you’ll […]

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VP of Sales Brian McGuinness Recognized By Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

When asked to describe himself in three words, JK VP of Sales and Business Development Brian McGuinness chose the words duty, honor, and country. Mention those three words to any JK Team member, and the first person they think of would be Brian. Brian was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2019 Veteran Employee of the Year Award by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “It is a privilege and honor to be nominated and recognized. It helps reinforce what JK does to contribute to the hiring and training of veterans for a second career.” Since joining the company […]

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Eric Vislay and Family

Get to Know Eric Vislay, Move Consultant for JK’s Household Goods Division, Virginia

It was the summer of 1991, when Eric Vislay made his first foray into the moving industry working for a mover in Alexandria, VA while still in college. “I liked meeting different people, seeing different homes and neighborhoods while on the job. I liked the variety and the flexibility of the schedule.” Eric’s father gave him great advice during those summers in college: “Working for a solid, top-notch, and expanding moving company in Washington, DC, a transient city where there will always be turnover, it could be a great career choice.” That advice stayed with him, reinforcing his decision to […]

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Grant Macpherson and Family

Get to Know Grant Macpherson, Move Consultant for JK’s Household Goods Division, Virginia

Easy going, confident, and competitive are a few words that describe Grant Macpherson. These three attributes have helped make Grant highly regarded as a Move Consultant on JK’s Household Goods Team. An only child, Grant was born in Canada, and he grew up in the moving business. So it was not a huge leap when Grant joined the JK family in 2004 as a summer helper. This gave him a unique insight into how the whole enterprise is run from end to end. This inside perspective is part of why Grant is such a successful sales professional. He officially became […]

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Self Dispatching at JK Moving

New Crew Self-Dispatching Process Is Three Times Faster & Maximizes Efficiency

There’s a lot of value in being consistent.  For more than 35 years, JK dispatched crews the exact same way. The day prior to the delivery of service, the dispatch team determines and assigns resources for the specific job at hand. Whether it’s trucks and pallets, packers and boxes, or drivers and equipment, the JK Dispatch team gets it organized and ready to go. Then the Dispatch team prepared what we call “the batch” paperwork. The challenge? This is a lot of paper…a whole lot.  So, being mindful of environmental conservation, JK shifted course to a different direction. JK Leads […]

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