This month our marketing team went to the 2015 PA Auctioneers Association Annual Conference. When an item is sold over an auction, it nearly always needs to be moved. That is were we come in! We help buyers transport their purchase to its new home. The conference was great, and we made many new connections. But while we expected to meet new people, what we didn't count on was that coming to the conference is joining a family. It is just as much a reunion as it is a business event. Old friends greeted each other with hugs, and we were welcomed into the family.
And it was a success! The very week after the conference we were able to help a buyer transport a load of restaurant equipment from an auction in York, PA to a restaurant she is opening in Shamokin, PA. All thanks to a kind auctioneer who passed on our information. We hope that this is just one of many auctions will be able to facilitate in the coming year.
Conrad Martin - Mt. Everest Moving Co. (left), Mark Ferry - 2014 PAA President (right)
One our most enjoyable moves of the month was a 7' Yamaha grand piano which we took from Wernersville to Towanda, PA. The move itself was not very difficult and it went smoothly. The drive was beautiful with the autumn leaves in full color. When we arrived in Towanda, we were greeted pleasantly by Mr. Innes. He kept us entertained with stories from his family history as we un-packaged the piano. When we were finished, he treated us to lunch. In his own words, "I may not be as good as the local diner, but the price is right!" The local diner can be glad he is not going into business, for, if he were, he would have at least one faithful customer.
Working for the elderly always gives a sense of satisfaction. This month we had the pleasure of helping an older couple in the neighboring town of Denver, Pennsylvania. They had a small grand piano on the second floor of their home. As they have grown older, it has been more difficult for them to climb the stairs and enjoy their instrument. It was at a beautiful location on an interior balcony, but the time had come to move it downstairs. We were able to safely move it to their main living area where they will be able enjoy it for years to come.