Thursday, April 2, 2015

scroll of honor

The arrival home of our award winning mover, Jason Anderson , was a welcome sight. His truck was beautifully clean, and after many weeks on the road, we had received great news from Atlas Van Lines. Jason has been yet another driver for Hawkeye Movers to receive the scroll of honor award from Atlas.  

Presentation and proper manners are attributes of a good mover. When you hire professional movers, you should expect the very best. If you aren't happy with our service, we want to be the first to know.  We take pride in our work at Hawkeye Movers.

Every professional mover we hire is a good upstanding individual. We get to know each of our movers and they are welcome into the home of the CEO on a frequent basis. Our business has been built one person at a time. One customer at a time. One employee trained at a time, to function as a team. A team of movers who are working together to serve you. 

Ethical movers who care about our time and yours. We still want to take a moment from a busy schedule to recognize our professional van operator for an outstanding, consistent approach to moving household. 

It has been a long journey with Jason,  to see him graduate from quality moving help, to straight truck driver, and now to taking responsibility for large households being transported to a new home.  honesty triumphs eventually, but the only reason why it has taken Jason anytime to graduate to the next level is because we require that time be spent in order to ensure that each person fully understands their job and every aspect of it. 

Hard working movers are our commodity.  There is an art to the moves that we perform. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hawkeye Movers promotes art and music

As a furniture mover, we recognize some of the stages that individuals achieve in the collection of souvenirs throughout a life time.
We jokingly refer to a recent graduate as having nothing but a toothpick and a banjo. (At the moment i sort of wish i were that college student. I left Caxton's banjo at home during our family get together, and after breakfast a toothpick could really hit the spot.).......toothpick problem solved.
I snapped this picture in a beautiful home that I unloaded with James and Paulie. The house was beautiful in its architecture. i thought about the idea of a toothpick and a banjo. they obviously have two guitars for accompaniment. and the home which they moved into was nothing that a college student could afford. 

the floors were all diagonal in order to accentuate the turret. this home had obviously been built by a time of artisans who took great pride in their craft., 
you will see more pictures of the home in the website to come, and i hate to give away the beauty of the shots in my humble blog. the shipper was kind enough to allow me to snap some pictures for promotional purposes. 
i think that she appreciated that as an artist and a mover, i can take the same type of care in my job as i have started to do with my art.

When i first started as an artist, i didn't have much; except for passion and a desire to be famous. Similar to the music of Benjamin, front man for telemonster. 

I wouldn't say that we are a small family business. we aren't even a small family. eight kids who have continued to bring home their children has made for the longest Christmas ever in the Vanderhart family. and it is good to see everyone and hear of each others successes and failures, such as, telemonster has released their first full length cd, 

Aaron and Ben got a chance to collaborate on promotions when Ben casually mentioned the need for an online review. and Aaron jumped at the chance. suddenly plastered the walls of musical friends on facebook. and in the attempt to  support each others art form. Ben adapted the musical genius of his father, CEO of Hawkeye Movers, Chuck Vanderhart, who majored in music at Dordt college. 

The reason that Chuck started his business, Hawkeye Movers, was to provide a method for his eight children to pursue their college education. To show that there is more to life than just money. And as a result, all of his children have invested the money that we have made working at Hawkeye Movers, into our education; and subsequently into our passions.

And this attribute is carried on to our children. 
As Kaylin sits down to play the piano, simply because it is there, Diedrich breaks into song. 

and next thing you know. I've rambled about the beauty of life. and didn't mention my time spent working in Chicago for a custom art packaging mover. 
i haven't mentioned any of my art shows,
i haven't given specifics on the crates which we have constructed to transport art,

i just rambled on about beauty, family, and took a break in the middle of the blog to assist in our truck maintenance to ensure cost efficient transportation of our customers prized possession's.

perhaps this should be a spot to talk about mom's homemade cinnamon rolls?  I'm open to suggestions, as i promote the quality moving that we have offered without caring what the Internet thinks.

White carpet move in winter wonderland conditions

Your new home is an exciting new place. It is filled with potential before it ever is filled with furniture. And often times in New homes, the carpeting is white.
This is a difficulty that as professionals we handle with ease. We are always prepared with carpet protection.
Our rug runners have a rubber backing to reduce sliding on the floor. And as necessary we use cardboard and pads to keep our feet off the floor.
Prevention is the best policy in the protection of our most valuable asset. You as the customer.  It would be a waste of resources to soil the carpet. Your time is valuable, and we don't want to waste your time getting the floor cleaned.
This can be increasingly difficult when the snow and ice covers the ground. As professionals at Hawkeye Movers, we take pride in the service that we leave behind.
That service includes leaving the carpet as clean as it started.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Home with family in a new home.

My in-laws recently moved into a new home with the assistance of Hawkeye Movers. I guess when they reached a certain age, it isn't easy to recruit the help of friends to pay with beer and pizza.

I was happy to help. But they insisted on paying for the move. Of course we did the move at a discounted rate, but both sides of our family believe in quality service and the reward of a job well done.

They were happy with the move. A lifetime of collecting oddities wasn't easy to pack for them.
Blue glass, crystal dishes, paintings by renown artists, inlaid wood dresser, sofa custom built in France, and boxes and boxes of books. These are the souvenirs of an educated family that is rich in memory. All of these items required care in moving.

Of course the move went smoothly. I take pride in my work, and insist that my employees do the same. We strive to provide a stress free move with no damage each and every time.

Now it is Christmas time and as we gather around the tree and enjoy each others company, the new home creates a warmth that we welcome.  It doesn't have the  memories yet. But it does have the memoriabillia. And the most important element of family. United by a commonality of moving and movers.

We all agree that moving out of temporary housing of a second floor apartment, with items stored in locations across the country has a unification in the new home as a family.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Moving Support to New York

Hurricane Relief From Sandy

Midwestern Quality Movers Aid Those in Need

Hawkeye Movers Joins the Davenport Community to

Give Relief to Hurricane Victims

Hawkeye Movers and Wilson Elementary are joining forces with many of our Davenport Community Schools to lend a helping hand to victims of the recent Super Storm Sandy! During this holiday season it is easy to think about and be thankful for all that you have. We also believe that it is important to think about what you can give to others who are less fortunate. This unfortunate natural disaster has impacted many in our country whether they personally have been affected, they know someone who has suffered, or they just see the pain in the eyes of the many victims and feel empathy for them.

The Davenport Community School District believes that learning goes far beyond the classroom, and beyond our immediate school community. Together we can make a difference!

Together with partners, Hawkeye Movers (an Atlas Van Lines agent) and the Davenport Downtown Partnership, we are hosting a donation drive that will take place at many of our schools. Donations will be taken to the hardest hit areas of Long Island, Rockaway and Stanton Island. Donations will be distributed by Occupy Sandy Relief ( who have been in the trenches with victims.
 They have been in homes, tearing down dry wall to prevent continued spread of mold, assisting families with necessities, and removing debris to help victims of Super Storm Sandy, and now are ready to help families rebuild. We have included a list of the most needed donations at this time. If you are able to donate, please select an item(s) from the list and bring it to a donation drop site listed below.
Your support is greatly appreciated! The smallest things can make the biggest difference when someone has lost everything. Last week, employees from Durham Bus Services took a bus out to New Jersey with donations. While there, Mr. Wheeler gave a 6 year-old a teddy bear donated by a student from Wilson Elementary. A short time later, the mother of the girl came over and thanked Mr. Wheeler, saying that it was the first time she had seen her daughter smile in 11 days! The smallest of gestures can change the world!

Drop off your donations before Novevember 27 at noon!

 Wilson Elementary School

Donations needed include: (focused on rebuilding efforts)

Blankets, flashlights, flashlight batteries, gallon Ziploc bags, cleaning materials (brooms, flat shovels, mops, face masks, goggles, work gloves, hard hats, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar,) baby/toddler food and formula, duct and scotch tape, toiletries (deodorants, tampons, soap, etc) can openers, florescent pink spray paint.
They are also looking for plumbing and electrical supplies.

We no longer need any clothing donations
The semi-truck will be loaded on November 27, 2012 between 8 a.m. and noon.  So be sure to get your donations in by then.

Thank you for your support!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Technology is not our greatest strength. We upgrade your move before we upgrade our personal equipment. Personally I have had a distrust of truckers with too fancy of a paint job. I wonder if they are as honest as we attempt to be. Our vehicles aren't brand new. And it is because we have a hard work ethic. We aren't looking for quick money. And time with the family is more important to us than upgrading to new chrome and bigger deals.