Houston 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:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  Decades
Affiliation and Certifications: Cyfar VFD Station 6, EMT Basic
On The Job Funniest Moment:  When I fell off the truck!
Most impressive move or item moved:  A Razor – covered dresser, and a full wooden couch up four flights of stairs.
What makes you great:  My family and my team.
Hobbies:  Running, working-out, drawing, fixing things.
Long Term Goals:  Retired at 40!
Something about you most people don’t know:  I’m diabetic… and I’m Batman.
Best Concert:  Metallica and Tool
Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Everything, all you have to do is care about people’s items.

Position:  Operations Manager
Moving Experience:  FFMS = 2 Years; US Air Force = 20 years
Affiliations, Certifications/Training:  Firefighting’s Finest:  Certified Moving Consultant. AMSA Certified Packer Loader. Technical Sargent, US Air Force, Retired
Logistics Plans Apprentice and Craftsman Courses
Joint Operation Planning and Execution System Basic Operations Courses
Operational Risk Management Fundamentals
Munitions Maintenance 7-Level School
Air Force Combat Ammunition Center Wartime School
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification
3rd Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
On The Job Funniest Moment:  
Most impressive move or item moved:  Grand player piano from 2nd floor of a house.
What makes you great:  Passion, dedication, loyalty, and most of all, the people around me, especially my wife.
Hobbies:  Martial Arts, mountain biking, and archery.
Long Term Goals:  To assist in the continued growth of the Houston branch of FFMS, while planning for retirement, buying land, building a home, and enjoying life.
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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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The Movers

Position:  Office / Crew Leader and Trainer
Moving Experience:  3 year
Affiliations and Certifications:  EO, Cloverleaf Fire Department, AMSA Packer and Loader
On The Job Funniest Moment:  Two guys singing My Girl to a customer
Most Impressive Item Moved: :  8 foot solid glass table top with a sterling silver base
Brush with greatness:  Met the CEO of the Houston Rockets
What makes you great:  I am great because I will put everyone else before myself. I want to make sure everyone else is happy.
Hobbies:  Shooting. Playing Legos with my son and woodworking
Best concert/event you’ve ever been to:  Wade Bowen
Describe Great Customer Service:  Going above and beyond what is expected.
Long Term Goals:  Become a Captain at my fire station and manager at FFMS.

Position:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  3 – 4 years
Affiliation and Certifications: Cypress Creek FD
On The Job Funniest Moment:  Have not had one… yet!
Most impressive move or item moved:  $20,000 bed.
What makes you great:  I’m a perfectionist.
Hobbies:  Car enthusiast
Long Term Goals:  Full-time firefighter
Something about you most people don’t know:  Hmmmm.
Best Concert:  G-Easy
Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Customer is happy we met

Position:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  Decades
Affiliation and Certifications: Cyfar VFD Station 6, EMT Basic
On The Job Funniest Moment:  When I fell off the truck!
Most impressive move or item moved:  A Razor – covered dresser, and a full wooden couch up four flights of stairs.
What makes you great:  My family and my team.
Hobbies:  Running, working-out, drawing, fixing things.
Long Term Goals:  Retired at 40!
Something about you most people don’t know:  I’m diabetic… and I’m Batman.
Best Concert:  Metallica and Tool
Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Everything, all you have to do is care about people’s items.

Position:  Driver/Mover
Moving Experience:  1 Year
Affiliation and Certifications: NA
On The Job Funniest Moment:  Anthony falling off the truck.
Most impressive move or item moved:  900 pound gun safe
What makes you great: Always on the big furniture.
Hobbies:  Playing soccer and video games
Long Term Goals:  Finish my 4 year degree and get my dream job
Something about you most people don’t know:  My real name Garardo
Best Concert:  Mac Miller
Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Making sure every item is placed where it belongs. Customer is satisfied every second of the move

Position:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  
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On The Job Funniest Moment:  
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What makes you great:  I always strive to be the best, I’m also adaptable to any situation and I’m very dependable.
Hobbies:  Working out / fitness, watching movies, hanging out with family and friends.
Long Term Goals:  I want to be able to provide for my family with no worries.
Something about you most people don’t know:  
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Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Being able to satisfy every customers’ need.

Position:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  
Affiliation and Certifications: Montgomery Fire Department
On The Job Funniest Moment:  
Most impressive move or item moved:  Jukebox
What makes you great:  My sense of humor
Hobbies:  Fishing
Long Term Goals:  Win the lottery!
Something about you most people don’t know:  
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Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Being prompt and freindly to the customer. Going above and beyond every day for the customer.

Position:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  
Affiliation and Certifications: 
On The Job Funniest Moment:  Bird flying into customer’s house.
Most impressive move or item moved:  Stone Lawn Chair
What makes you great:  My height
Hobbies:  Moving Furniture
Long Term Goals:  Making more money.
Something about you most people don’t know:  I’m from Florida
Best Concert:  One Direction
Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Making sure customer is always happy.

Position:  Crew Foreman
Moving Experience:  
Affiliation and Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, UH Bauer’s MBA Graduate with honors
On The Job Funniest Moment:  
Most impressive move or item moved:  800 lb gun safe
What makes you great:  Being myself, always working on improving.
Hobbies:  Video Games and working out.
Long Term Goals:  Be accountant for a large firm.
Something about you most people don’t know:  
Best Concert:  Tomorrow World
Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  Leaving the customer with a smile, making them want to move again because we were so great!

Position:  Crew Lead
Moving Experience:  
Affiliation and Certifications: Cypress Creek Fire Department
On The Job Funniest Moment:  
Most impressive move or item moved:  Piano
What makes you great:  
Hobbies:  Outdoor activities, and the gym.
Long Term Goals:  Retire from the Fire Department.
Something about you most people don’t know:  Went to Australia in High Scool for cross-country running.
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Describe what providing great customer service means to you:  It’s the top of all priorities.