Austin Team

Founders

Position: Executive Vice President
Moving Experience: 17 years
Affiliations: Fort Worth Fire Dept, Grapevine Fire Dept, Federal Fire Service, U.S. Navy – veteran
Certifications: TCC Fire Science Program, TCC Fire Academy, TCC EMT &Paramedic School, Engineer FWFD, Hazmat Tech FWFD, Technical Rescue Certified FWFD, Building Collapse Rescue Certified FWFD, Rescue Diver Certified FWFD, TCFP Instructor Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: I’m not a fan of black cricket bugs. While working a fire dept shift at station #7 the crew was informed of my dislike for cricket bugs. While sleeping in my dorm room the other crew members thought it was a funny idea to capture a few large jars of big black crickets. They waited until I was in a deep sleep and opened my door to release the jars of crickets. This was a rather rude awakening to crickets chirping and crawling through out my bed and entire room. RUDE AWAKENING!
Most Impressive Item Moved: I was the crew lead on a very high end expensive life size Trojan horse relocation. The item needed to be relocated from a jewelry store to the owner’s house. The Trojan horse was gold plated and covered in many different jewelry pieces. We moved the item without flaw and received a hefty tip from the owner.
Brush with greatness: I was given the opportunity to attend the Fox NFL Sunday Broadcast at the Fox Studios. Had the honor to shake hands and pose for a photo with Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, Kurt Menifee, Micheal Strahan, and Jay Glazier.
Hobbies: Softball, Golf, Long distance running, swimming, biking, weight lifting.
Long Term Goals: To be the best husband and father possible, to promote and develop Firefighting’s Finest Moving & Storage Inc. To serve and protect the citizens of Fort Worth while on duty at the Fort Worth Fire Dept until I retire. Strive to excellence through benevolence using the platforms of FFMS and FWFD.

Derrick Potter

The Staff

Position: General Manager
Moving Experience: 8 years
Affiliations: Former firefighter at Converse Fire Department
Certifications: DOT, CPR Instructor, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: 12,000 square foot house
Brush with greatness: My parents are my heroes. They have taught me hard work and dedication.
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, concerts
Long Term Goals: To be a branch manager for Firefighting’s Finest

Position: Director of Operations
Moving Experience: 6+ years
Affiliations: Former USMC; friend of Fort Worth Firefighter and FFMS coworker, Chris Escobar
Certifications: FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: A framed Revolutionary War-era US Flag tattered from flying on a naval ship
Brush with greatness: Moved former safety from Dallas Cowboys, Roy Williams
Hobbies: Travel, reading, music
Long Term Goals: Continued success at Firefighting’s Finest!
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Position: Sales Manager
Moving Experience: 6 years
Affiliations: USAF (self); Fort Worth Firefighter Dallas Muir; USAF / retired Abilene PD – father; US Navy – brother; US Army – Mother
Certifications: Certified Moving Consultant, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: Coworker high-pitched screaming after a cat jumped out of a hidden spot in the storage unit we were moving; two ladies set lawn chairs up next to our truck to watch us load/unload
Most Impressive Item Moved: To keep a day open for our company party we had to move a large 4,000 square foot house in 3 – 4 hours the day before, using our whole fleet of trucks
Brush with greatness: Moving consultant for former Dallas Cowboys lineman Marco River and performed the on-site walkthrough of his house before the move; former Texas Rangers great Rusty Greer at a company party
Hobbies: Local sports and my kids
Long Term Goals: Continue with a successful career at Firefighting’s Finest
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Position: Senior Moving Consultant / Community Outreach Coordinator
Moving Experience: 18 years
Affiliations: Fort Worth Fire Department retired
Certifications: Certified Moving Consultant
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved:: A $40,000 restored juke box
Brush with greatness: Former Super Bowl winning Denver Bronco, Matt Lepsis; consulted a move for a retired Secret Service agent that served on two former First Ladies’ details
Hobbies: Exercise, hunting, spending time with family
Long Term Goals: Future branch manager at Firefighting’s Finest
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The Movers

Position: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 3 years
Affiliations: Friend of Dallas Firefighter, Jeff Pursley
Certifications: FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: Grand piano
Brush with greatness: 
Hobbies: Working out, playing sports, being outdoors
Long Term Goals: Finish school, become an architect
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Position: Crew Lead / Crew Lead Trainer
Moving Experience: 10 years
Affiliations: 
Certifications: DOT, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: Multi-million dollar move of corporate artwork
Brush with greatness: Randy Galloway
Hobbies: Running, cycling, golf, carpentry, music
Long Term Goals: 
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Position: Pack and Move Lead
Moving Experience: 3 years
Affiliations: None
On The Job Funniest Moment: None
Most Impressive Item Moved: Grand Piano, hot tub, and a whole bunch of other oversized items made with stone.
What Makes you Great: I provide excellent customer service and the experience to make any move a successful one.
Hobbies: Watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, and spending time with my son.
Long Term Goals: Raising my son to be a great man someday.
Something About You Most People don’t know: I’m left-handed.
Best Concert/Event You’ve Ever Been To: None
Describe what providing great customer service means to you: I belive providing great customer service directly reflects the core values of FIrefightin’s Finest Moving and Stoarage.

Position: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 2 years
Affiliations & Certifications: N/A
On The Job Funniest Moment: Ryan Giles telling me I am immature.
Most Impressive Item Moved: A set of marble-topped desks.
What Makes you Great: The way I work, my friendliness and customer service.
Hobbies: Soccer and poker.
Long Term Goals: To move up in the company.
Something About You Most People don’t know: I have played soccer my whole life.
Best Concert/Event You’ve Ever Been To: Super Bowl, Raiders vs. Bucs.
Describe what providing great customer service means to you: Making sure the customer knows that we are there to meet their every need.

Position: Crew Lead, Packing Lead
Moving Experience: 5 years
Certifications: Certification FF/Hazmat
On The Job Funniest Moment: Seeing a puppet show.
Most Impressive Item Moved:: Tim Love’s commercial restaurant freezer, fridge, and range up stairs for a prep kitchen.
What Makes You Great: My personality, easy and fun to get along with.
Hobbies: Golf, fishing, racing BMX, music, outdoors, hiking
Long Term Goals: To be the best father and husband I can be. To enjoy life one day at a time to the fullest.
Something About You Most People Don’t Know: Love being out in the woods with just my bike and good music in my ears.
Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To: SXSW
Describe What Providing Great Customer Service Means to You: A persona that can get along with any customer, solve any problems or questions with a smile under any circumstances, and leave the customer happier than ever.

Position: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 2 years
Affiliations: Friend of Colleyville Firefighter and FFMS coworker, Mike Briggs
Certifications: FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: Customer’s iguana named Tyrone
Most Impressive Item Moved: 1,000 lb concrete reinforced table moved 100 yards
Brush with greatness: Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox
Hobbies: Flag football, working out, working on my GTO
Long Term Goals: Graduate college
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