Dallas Team

Founders

Derrick Potter

The Staff

Position: Fleet Manager
Moving Experience: 9+ years
Affiliations: United States Marine Corps, Fort Worth Fire Department
Certifications: EMT, Fleet Manager, Fleet Safety Compliance, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: Large Roman statue, 17th century china cabinet
Brush with greatness: Terry Bradshaw was watering his lawn next door to a house we were moving
Hobbies: My kids’ sports
Long Term Goals: black belt in judo, read War and Peace and solve a rubix cube in under 1 minute
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Position: Certified Moving Consultant
Moving Experience: 10 years
Affiliations: Dallas Fire Department
Certifications: Certified Moving Consultant, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: 3 full days of high end antiques from one location
Brush with greatness: 
Hobbies: Baseball, traveling, softball, disc golf, running
Long Term Goals: Manage a branch for Firefighting’s Finest
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Position: Human Resources / Payroll Manager
Moving Experience: Business side of moving for approximately 12 years
Affiliations: Retired Arlington FD Captain
Certifications: EMT-1, Fire, Hazmat, Technical Rescue
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved:: 
Brush with greatness: Texas Rangers great Rusty Greer at company party
Hobbies: baseball, family vacations, reading, spending time with family in general
Long Term Goals: Continued success with Firefighting’s Finest
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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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Position: Payroll Assitant
Moving Experience: 11 years
Affiliations: Fort Worth Fire Department and dive team
Certifications: Rope Tech, Open Water-2, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved:: 1000 lb gun safe
Brush with greatness: Dallas Stars great Brett Hull at a company party
Hobbies: Working on cars, spending time with family
Long Term Goals: Continued success with Firefighting’s Finest and retire from the fire department
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Position: Moving Consultant
Moving Experience: 10 years
Affiliations: Fort Worth Fire Department
Certifications: Hazmat Tech, Instructor 1, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: One of the first pianos I moved came out of a 3rd floor apartment with no stairs!
Brush with greatness: : I was the crew lead on the move for former Dallas Cowboys safety, Roy Williams
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and boxing
Long Term Goals: Retire from the fire department and continued success at Firefighting’s Finest
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Position: General Manager
Moving Experience: 1 year with FFMS
Affiliations: USMC veteran
On The Job Funniest Moment: Falling off the back of the truck…twice.
Most Impressive Item Moved: Massive armoire up a staircase. Took 5 guys to achieve
What makes you great:Strong Work either and Willingness to learn
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, spending quality time with my family
Long Term Goals: Take advantage of the opportunities that have presented themselves to me at FFMS. Grow my family.
Something about you most people don’t know: I’m an Eagle Scout
Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Better than Ezra. Twice
Describe what providing great customer service means to you: Treating each customer’s belongings as if they were my own of a family members. Setting high expectations for myself and crew

Position: Crew Leader
Moving Experience: 2+ years
Affiliations: Dallas Fire-Rescue
Certifications: Ropes Technician, Structural Collapse, Paramedic
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: Upright Grand piano up a flight of stairs.
Brush with greatness: Voice of “Big Tex” at the Texas State Fair
Hobbies: Building furniture from reclaimed wood
Long Term Goals: Management with FFMS and USAR with Dallas Fire Rescue
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Position: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 2 Years
Affiliations: N/A
On The Job Funniest Moment: One of the rubber bands breaking when trying to put it around an armoire and it popping another guy.
Most Impressive Item Moved: 10 ft armoire.
What makes you great:My hard work and leadership.
Hobbies: Working out, playing flag football, golfing and hanging out with friends.
Long Term Goals: Graduate from UTA with a degree in Finance.
Something about you most people don’t know: I am a funny guy.
Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Rush
Describe what providing great customer service means to you: Customer service means a lot. Leaving a job with a happy and satisfied customer gives you a gratifying feeling.

The Movers

Position: Crew Lead/Trainer
Moving Experience: 2 years with FFMS
Affiliations: USAF, Dallas Fire, Hazmat tech, ARFF, Rescue tech, Medic
Certifications: Paramedic
On The Job Funniest Moment: No funny moments, nothing but seriousness occurs. N/A
Most Impressive Item Moved: Autographed Tom Brady Jersey
What makes you great: Integrity and Values
Hobbies: Travel, sports, reading
Long Term Goals: Enroll in Medic-Nursing bridge program
Something about you most people don’t know: I go by my middle name
Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Garth Brooks
Describe what providing great customer service means to you: Having clear communication skills, attentiveness and calming presence

Position: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 4 years
Affiliations: Colleyville Firefighter
Certifications: Firefighter, Paramedic, Instructor 1, Officer 1, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved:: 
Brush with greatness: 
Hobbies: Visiting the beach, surfing, skiing
Long Term Goals: Retiring young and buying a beach house
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Position: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 2 years
Affiliations: Friends with Fort Worth firefighter
Certifications: DOT, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: 
Brush with greatness: 
Hobbies: Exercise
Long Term Goals: To be successful
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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
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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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: Crew Lead
Moving Experience: 2 years
Affiliations: 
Certifications: DOT, First Aid CPR, FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: 
Most Impressive Item Moved: 3 day 3 trucks each day mansion move
Brush with greatness: Ronnie Coleman
Hobbies: Exercise, outdoor activities, reading
Long Term Goals: Become a firefighter for Fort Worth or Arlington
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Position: Warehouse Assistant Manager
Moving Experience: 2 years
Affiliations: 
Certifications: FFMS Crew Lead Certified
On The Job Funniest Moment: Watching one of my coworkers try to eat wings in the truck on the road, but fail and get them everywhere
Most Impressive Item Moved: Butterflying a side-by-side refrigerator through multiple doorways
Brush with greatness: 
Hobbies: Softball, flag football and fishing
Long Term Goals: To be successful and enjoy life
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Position: Crew Lead/ Moving Consultant
Moving Experience: 2 years with FFMS
Affiliations: N/A
On The Job Funniest Moment: Any day working with the infamous Ryan Giles
Most Impressive Item Moved: : Piano, Armoire, Gun Safe all up to a 2nd floor with no elevator
What makes you great:My problem solving ability and moving knowledge along with exceptional customer service
Hobbies: Hunting, Kayaking, Weight lifting, Drums, Wood crafting
Long Term Goals: Retirement would be very nice
Something about you most people don’t know: I have a sensitive side
Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: AC/DC and KISS
Describe what providing great customer service means to you: Gaining a customer’s complete trust in taking care of their belongings during one of life’s most stressful moments

Position: Helper/Crew Lead Trainer

Experience: 3 years

Most Impressive Item Moved: 10-foot, two piece entertainment center

Brush with Greatness: I met Adam Levine from Maroon 5

Hobbies: Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Long Term Goals: Become a full-time crew lead

Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Maroon 5

Position: Helper

Experience: 3 months

Affiliations & Certifications: United States Marine Corps Reserve

Hobbies: watching movies

Long Term Goals: I would like to get my accounting degree and work for the FBI.

Something about you most people don’t know: I like watching baseball.

Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Drake

Position: Lead

Experience: 2 Years

On The Job Funniest Moment: When I fell off the ramp.

Most Impressive Item Moved: Grand piano

Hobbies: Soccer and baseball

How do you think you will improve Firefighting’s Finest as a company? With my honesty.

Position: Crew Lead

Experience: 2.5 Years

Affiliations & Certifications: Firefighter I, II & Hazmat

Most Impressive Item Moved: Built-in 15 foot cabinet

Hobbies: Brewing beer

Long Term Goals: Purchase a home.

Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Spice Girls

Position: Crew Lead

Experience: 1.5 years

Affiliations & Certifications: Navy Veteran

Most Impressive Item Moved: over 100 taxidermy trophies

Hobbies: drawing, movies, hiking, fishing

Something about you most people don’t know: I am an Aquarius.

How do you think you will improve Firefighting’s Finest as a company? Boost morale and emphasize quality control.

Position: Helper

Experience: 1.5 years

Affiliations & Certifications: U.S. Navy

Most Impressive Item Moved: grand piano

Hobbies: music and golf

Best concert/event you’ve ever been to: Bob Weir

Position: Helper

Experience: previous Footlocker employee

On The Job Funniest Moment: carrying mattresses up to a fourth story apartment with Joe and Sosa

Most Impressive Item(s) Moved: 1,000 pound safe, a shuffle board and a piano

Hobbies: basketball and drawing

Long Term Goals: become an architect

Position: Helper/Crew Lead Trainee

Experience: Over 2 years

Most Impressive Item Moved: armoire

Hobbies: reading and travel

Long Term Goals: to be a Solutions Architect

Something about you most people don’t know: I am very good at baking.

How do you think you will improve Firefighting’s Finest as a company? Being the best I can be.