James and Dorothy Wilson started Mighty Men Movers back in 2004 as a way to earn extra income to afford private schooling for their two sons. They also were excited about the opportunity to teach their young men how to work. Since then, the company has grown, and their sons, James Evan and James Patrick, have moved on to the Air Force and Belhaven University, respectively.
It seemed natural to begin adding other young men to their team who desired mentoring in addition to employment. Their crew has evolved into a steady team of men and women who share the Wilsons' motto: Treat people — and their furniture — the way you would want to be treated and how you'd want your own furniture handled. That same line of thinking keeps Mighty Men Movers' prices fair.
Mighty Men Movers' goal is to provide the best service at a reasonable rate. Great service demands a superior work ethic and attitude, James notes.
"We like to say, 'Let's make sure we leave the customer whole,'" adds Dorothy. "That means each client is left feeling good about one of the most difficult days of their lives."
The Wilson family's love of laughter and people shine through with each team addition. Crew members are selected with attitude and work ethic in mind first. Everything else is trainable.
Even on the most difficult jobs, the crews work well together and still have a smile at the end of the day.
James, called "Pops" by both those young and older on the teams, and Dorothy, known as "Mama Dot," supervise most relocations, ensuring Mighty Men Movers' customers receive the highest attention and care. Homeowners say they love having a woman on the team who can assist with furniture placement and frayed nerves.
The Wilsons have built a legacy through their sons that is still reaching and touching other young men who need guidance and direction.
Above, James and Dorothy Wilson began the company almost 10 years ago. Below, James with sons, Patrick and Evan.