Houston Moving Company Provides On-Site COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic


Houston – May 5, 2021: All Texans over the age of 16 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, yet it remains a challenge for many people to obtain a vaccination appointment. In response to this urgent need, 3 Men Movers, the largest independent moving company in Texas, has offered on-site vaccination for all employees, contractors, and their families.

This opportunity has immediately benefited employees of 3 Men Movers, many of whom have been forced to travel large distances or wait in long lines to get vaccinated. Most importantly, this on-site vaccination clinic was not just available to employees and contractors. It was opened up to friends, neighbors, or anyone that the employees knew of that still needed to be vaccinated. 3 Men Movers partnered with enTrust Immediate Care – Memorial to provide the vaccines. The first clinic on Friday, April 30 was a significant success with 75 people receiving the vaccine.

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, moving crews have continued conducting moves as essential services. This has caused the over 100 moving crews at 3 Men Movers to continue to put themselves at risk by entering customer’s homes during even the highest peaks of the pandemic. Though the movers are required to wear masks, and follow CDC recommended safety protocols, there is still inherent risk associated with being indoors with individuals who are not a member of the mover’s household. The company has diligently worked to help mitigate those risks and protect its crews by supplying them with 46,673 total face masks and 1,460 gallons of hand sanitizer in 2020 alone.

One of the core values of 3 Men Movers is putting people first. It is in the spirit of these values that the local moving company chose to delay jobs the morning of Friday, April 30 to allow Houston moving and packing crews to attend the on-site clinic and receive the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jacky Fischer, CEO and Owner of 3 Men Movers, reflects on the importance of providing this service by saying, “When we reached out to schedule the clinic we realized that the soonest the clinicians were available just happened to be the busiest moving day of the month. We could have pushed it back a few days but we wanted to get our crews access to the vaccine right away. Even though it required us to delay the start time of some morning jobs and might even affect our bottom line, our people are worth it.”

Anyone familiar with the culture at 3 Men Movers will not be surprised by this announcement and decision to do the right thing. Since March 2021 the Houston moving company has offered employees paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, doing so before the tax credit incentive was announced by President Joe Biden on April 21, 2021.

In keeping with the recommended Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination schedule, a second on-site clinic will be offered at least three weeks after the first clinic, giving employees and contractors an opportunity to receive their second shot, and peace of mind.

 

About 3 Men Movers: 3 Men Movers is a woman-owned business that has demonstrated dedication to its customers and its community through a philanthropic spirit and commitment to honest practices for 35 years. We believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. That’s why with 3 Men Movers you’re getting kindhearted experts who go beyond to ensure each customer has an excellent experience. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, our local moving company has become recognized as the mover of choice for over 30,000 Texans each year.


Local Moving Company Leads the Way in Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccination


Houston, TX – April 22, 2021: 3 Men Movers, a woman-owned moving company in Texas, announces paid time off for all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees will be allowed to take up to four total hours of paid leave. This benefit was enacted in March 2021, a month before President Joe Biden announced the tax credit for employers offering vaccine-related paid leave. Even though the company plans to utilize the tax credit, they are proud to have created this initiative before there was a financial incentive to do so. Several employees have already taken advantage of this paid leave, putting the company in a great position to have all of its employees vaccinated. This time off is particularly beneficial since many Texas residents have been forced to travel large distances to receive their vaccination.

This benefit is in line with existing paid time-off measures offered by the company for voting in elections and volunteering. 3 Men Movers is also pursuing a plan to increase the base wage for all employees by the end of the year. In a time when other companies are making reductions, this Houston moving company is investing more in its workforce.

Hourly Rate Increase

3 Men Movers is guided by core values of HEART (Hardworking, Ethical, Attitude, Respect & Teamwork). It is by following these values that the company is actively planning to increase the base wage for all employees (with the exception of college internships) in 2021. The current base wage is $16 per hour, and the company has rolled out an ambitious strategy to increase the minimum threshold to $20 per hour by the end of 2021. This wage increase will apply to all full-time employees, regardless of if they are office staff, work in the warehouse, or clean the building. Given that the cost of living has increased while wages have remained stagnant, 3 Men Movers recognizes the importance of paying its employees a livable wage.

Additional Benefits

This generous raise isn’t all that the company is doing to take care of its employees. Beyond the vaccine paid leave and base pay increase, the company will continue to offer many benefits that make the company stand out in the moving industry. These include holiday bonuses that were paid out in 2020 despite COVID-19 related business setbacks, and giving employees $3,000 worth of student debt relief by taking advantage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In a year that saw many companies closing or reducing their workforce, 3 Men Movers is proud to announce that in the year 2020 it increased its workforce by 13% year-over-year.

Reflecting on the importance of the wage increase initiative, Jacky Fischer, CEO and Owner of 3 Men Movers, says, “It’s about doing the right thing. When employees are stressed about their ability to pay rent or put food on the table, they aren’t going to be able to do their best at work. We truly care about our employees, and at a time when other companies are cutting back, 3 Men Movers is giving back.”

 

About 3 Men Movers: 3 Men Movers is a woman-owned business that has demonstrated dedication to its customers and its community through a philanthropic spirit and commitment to honest practices for 35 years. We believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. That’s why with 3 Men Movers you’re getting kindhearted experts who go beyond to ensure each customer has an excellent experience. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, our local moving company has become recognized as the mover of choice for over 30,000 Texans each year.


3 Men Movers Offers Free Portable Storage Unit Rent to Those Affected by Winter Storm Uri


Houston, TX – February 26, 2021: Amidst the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, 3 Men Movers is rising to the occasion to meet the needs of Texans. Due to power outages, freezing conditions, and the resulting water damage caused by burst pipes, many consumers are in dire need of moving and storage services. Similar to their response to Hurricane Harvey, 3 Men Movers is stepping up to provide assistance to their local community by offering free mobile storage rent at their facilities in Houston and San Antonio.

Power outages and freezing temperatures have caused pipes to burst across the state, and it is impacting everyone from single family homes, to apartment complexes, to businesses. For consumers with burst pipes and water damage, repairs are difficult to do when furniture and other personal items are in the way. Consumers need a place to store their belongings while flooring is repaired, new drywall is installed, and pipes are replaced.

After sustaining so much loss, consumers should not have to worry about damaging other items in their home. Storage is an excellent option, but many residents are in difficult financial situations and are unable to afford it. 3 Men Movers recognizes the community’s strong need and is proud to offer free rent in their MOVITS™, a portable storage unit, until April 30, 2021. These innovative MOVITS™ containers are available in the San Antonio and Houston markets and professional moving crews are standing by.

MOVITS Portable Storage Containers

As a unique twist on traditional portable storage containers, MOVITS™ are stored onsite at a 3 Men Movers secure, climate-controlled facility. In addition to being great options for those who lack parking space for a container at their home or apartment, MOVITS™ are also HOA regulation-friendly. With MOVITS™, consumers receive a turn-key service, allowing them to book a moving crew and reserve storage in a single phone call. Consumers’ items are professionally loaded into the MOVITS™ container, then transported to the facility where they are securely stored. When a consumer is ready to move back in, their MOVITS™ is then transported and unloaded at their destination.

To take advantage of the free rent offer, customers in Houston and San Antonio should visit the 3 Men Movers website or contact them via phone. For those needing short or long-term self-storage, this is available at the Houston location.

“It is devastating to watch our community go through this crisis, and so soon after Harvey,” says Jacky Fischer, CEO and Owner of 3 Men Movers. “This time many of the same people flooded again and we decided to help by giving away free storage. Customers will still need to pay for the move because we want to ensure our movers are paid, but this will save customers monthly storage fees. We encourage only those without insurance and who truly need help to take advantage of our free storage offer so that we have enough units to help people in need.”

 

About 3 Men Movers: 3 Men Movers is a woman-owned business that has demonstrated dedication to its customers and community through a philanthropic spirit and commitment to honest practices for 35 years. We believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. That’s why with 3 Men Movers you’re getting kindhearted experts who go beyond to ensure each customer has an excellent experience. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, our local moving and storage company has become recognized as the mover of choice for over 30,000 Texans each year.


To Serve Strong Housing Market, 3 Men Movers Launches Frisco Office


Dallas, TX – December 16, 2020: 3 Men Movers, the largest independent moving company in Texas, officially opened its new office on December 10, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. This new location in the rapidly growing North Dallas region serves to further expand their reach to new homeowners and residents in the Greater Dallas area.

As the communities surrounding Dallas continue to experience rapid growth, 3 Men Movers is bringing their award-winning brand of high quality moves and best-in-class customer service to meet the needs of this thriving area.

“In the month of October, home sales were up 23% year over year and we can see an increased need for moving services in this region,” explains Corey Lenack, Dallas Operations Manager, citing recent data from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. “Dallas has a strong economy and continues to see significant growth. After living here for four years I’m not surprised to hear that home sales are up. Who wouldn’t want to move here?”

Starting today, you can find their office in the beautiful Parkwood at Frisco Bridges area, conveniently located near the Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Tollway intersection.

7460 Warren Pkwy, Room 130

Mail Suite 100

Frisco, TX 75034

3 Men Movers is proud to be on the cutting edge of technology and advancements. This new office is on par with other advancements the company has reached in the past, including opening new offices in Round Rock, TX in October 2011 and The Woodlands, TX in April 2019.

In addition to this exciting growth, 3 Men Movers also leverages technology to create a seamless booking experience for consumers. This innovative online booking tool, OBE, makes booking a move easier than ever. OBE allows customers to book their move online from the dog park, while waiting for their grocery delivery, or while catching the latest movie released for streaming. And because convenience is key, customers can choose the time and date of their move, use 3 Men Movers’ “Pick-Your-Price” calendar, add services like packing, and choose the crew they want.

At the core, they believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. So if your move to or from Frisco is coming up, visit their website for a free quote, book your move entirely online, read an endless amount of moving tips and tricks, and have peace of mind that you’re working with the good guys.

 About 3 Men Movers: 3 Men Movers is a woman-owned business that has demonstrated dedication to its customers and its community through a philanthropic spirit and commitment to honest practices for 35 years. We believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. That’s why with 3 Men Movers you’re getting kindhearted experts who go beyond to ensure each customer has an excellent experience. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, our local moving company has become recognized as the mover of choice for over 30,000 Texans each year, and we look forward to bringing this same trusted expertise to the Frisco community.


3 Men Movers Supports Local Women’s Center


Houston, TX – May 28, 2020: The Coronavirus and associated stay-at-home orders have had far-reaching consequences, including impacting victims of domestic violence. 3 Men Movers, a woman-owned moving company in Texas, is providing unique assistance to domestic violence survivors, as well as the organizations that help them. Through a partnership with the Fort Bend Women’s Center (FBWC), 3 Men Movers is offering confidential moving services, facilitating donations, and providing moving advice to those in need.

Furniture Donations

In support of its local community, 3 Men Movers encourages customers to donate items to the FBWC. Many customers are already planning to dispose of their furniture. This gives them an opportunity to donate while also reducing items they don’t want at their new home. 3 Men Movers stores the furniture in its portable storage containers called MOVITS™.

The response from customers is overwhelming, and far more furniture was donated than could fit into a 20’x8’x8’ MOVIT™. Overflow was packed into a second container, totaling nearly 2,100 cubic feet of donations. These couches, tables, chairs, and other items will be donated by the FBWC to families that move into their secure housing, many of whom cannot bring belongings with them when they leave their abuser. 

Moving Crews from 3 Men Movers take donated furniture to the Fort Bend Women’s Center.

Moving Safety Guide

3 Men Movers recognizes that during this pandemic, occurrences of domestic violence increase and the need for victims to leave their abusers becomes even more pressing.

According to Peggy Wright, Director of Sexual Assault Counseling Program at FBWC, “What we do know is that because of COVID-19 there has been a dramatic increase in domestic violence, not only in our county but around the world… it is a particularly dangerous time for victims who are still with their abusers.”

In an effort to assist this vulnerable population, 3 Men Movers collaborated with the FBWC to produce a Domestic Violence Survivors’ Moving Safety Guide. This downloadable PDF offers comprehensive advice and support resources including contact information for local domestic violence centers and steps for planning a safer move. 3 Men Movers is proud to have a Privacy Move Policy that includes safety guidelines for the movers in case an abuser shows up unexpectedly. Other parts of the policy address the sensitive nature of the move and how the company protects the privacy of the abused person. 3 Men Movers has conducted many moves for domestic violence survivors and created the policy to ensure a safer move for everyone involved.

Jacky Fischer, CEO of 3 Men Movers, reflects on the importance of these community partnerships, “3 Men Movers has formed a strong working relationship with the Fort Bend Women’s Center. In the moving industry, we are often the first called to get a person in an abusive relationship to safety. Vita Goodall [CEO of FBWC] and her team do an amazing job helping victims of domestic abuse. We are honored to be a part of their mission.” 

About 3 Men Movers: 3 Men Movers is a woman-owned business that has demonstrated dedication to its customers and its community with a philanthropic spirit and a commitment to honest practices for 35 years. We believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. That’s why with 3 Men Movers you’re getting kind-hearted experts that go beyond to ensure each customer has an excellent experience. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, our local moving company has become recognized as the mover of choice for over 30,000 Texans each year.


3 Men Movers Implements Plan to Address COVID-19


Houston, TX – March 24, 2020: Amid the rapidly changing environment around COVID-19, 3 Men Movers, a family owned Texas moving company, announces new steps the company is taking to address health and safety precautions during the moving process. These important measures will address how to be safer while moving during a pandemic. Many state and local governments recognize moving as an essential service, and 3 Men Movers will continue offering moving services to those who are ready to move.

3 Men Movers is a leader in the moving industry and is proud to be a company that puts people before profits. One of the company’s core values is to be The Experts in the moving industry. It is in this spirit that the company announced new guidelines for customers and employees during this turbulent and fast-changing time.

Safety Comes First

  • Moving crews who want to continue providing moving services will follow the new safety guidelines.
  • Every Crew member is required to PARTICIPATE IN A once-a-day temperature check and health screening using drive-through checkpoints the company has set up throughout Texas.
  • Crew Leaders are asked to sign a COVID-19 Crew Leader Pledge to follow safety guidelines.
  • Crew Members are encouraged to wash their hands often for 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer over 70% alcohol, and refrain from touching their face.
3 Men Movers employees complete driver temperature checks.

3 Men Movers employees complete driver temperature checks.

Social Distancing is Important

  • All Driver’s Meetings are canceled in an effort to limit group congregation.
  • Drivers have to sign a pledge that they will not congregate in groups of more than five individuals during this time.
  • Moving crews are encouraged to self-isolate if they live with at-risk individuals.
  • Most office personnel are working remotely and are still available to help customers during normal business hours.
  • A small crew of employees will staff the office to be available for any customers that need to access their self-storage and mobile storage units.

Recommendations for Customers with Scheduled Moves

  • 3 Men Movers requests that customers make available a sink with soap for moving crews to wash their hands.
  • Any customers that meet the following criteria are asked to cancel their moves for the safety of both the customer and the moving crew:
    • They have had or have come in contact with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the last 15 days.
    • They have traveled to a COVID-19 outbreak country during the last 15 days.
    • They have had a fever, shortness of breath, coughing, body aches, or other flu-like symptoms, or have been around someone who has had these symptoms in the last 15 days.
  • 3 Men Movers recommends that customers be aware if they are in an at-risk group, and to take precautions to protect themselves. Studies have shown that some preexisting health conditions can make at-risk individuals more susceptible to infection.

Reflecting on the importance of the situation, Jacky Fischer, CEO, said, “Postponing your move until we have found a treatment or a vaccine for COVID-19 is the safest way to go, but some customers have no choice and need to move now. For customers who have to move, we have enhanced our already stringent safety policies to provide customers and moving crews with peace-of-mind during their upcoming moves.”

About 3 Men Movers: 3 Men Movers is a woman-owned business that has demonstrated dedication to its customers and its community with a philanthropic spirit and a commitment to honest practices for 35 years. We believe that to have great movers, you must start with good people. That’s why with 3 Men Movers you’re getting kind-hearted experts that go beyond to ensure each customer has an excellent experience. Founded in 1985, We are proud recipients of The Pinnacle Award & The Gold Star Award from the Better Business Bureau. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, our local moving company has become recognized as the mover of choice for over 30,000 Texans each year.