Chip Dircks began his career in the 1970’s as a mover and has learned the business from the ground up. Responsible for moving companies throughout the United States, Chip developed expertise in operations and administration. In 1990, he started Dircks Moving Services along with his brother Rick and is accountable for all of the company’s activities.
Chip is active in a number of industry related organizations. In May of 2009, he was named to the Board of Directors of UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of Mayflower Transit. He currently sits on the board of the moving industry’s trade group, the American Moving and Storage Association, and he is also on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trucking Association. In addition, Chip is a member of the Ho Ho Kams, a civic organization in Mesa, and in 1998 he was awarded the Arizona Business Leadership Award from Arizona State University. Chip was recently elected Chairman of the AZ Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) Board of Directors.
Chip lives in Chandler with his wife Patty and has one son, Matt.
Rick Dircks has been in the moving industry for nearly 30 years. In that time, Rick has worked in various sales and management positions throughout the western United States. Rick is responsible for all Sales and Marketing activities for Dircks and personally manages certain accounts.
Rick is very involved in industry and community entities. He is currently the Board Chair, for a second consecutive term, for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Central, Northern and Western Arizona, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for WESTMARC, the Arizona State University President’s Club and the Fiesta Bowl.
Rick lives in Chandler with his wife Robin and children, Madison and Morgan.
As Vice President of Operations, Guy Reynolds wears a lot of different hats: from managing the truck fleet, scheduling, warehousing and everything in between. Guy brings an impressive 29 years of industry experience to Dircks, having begun his career in 1985 and, along the way, learning everything about the business from the ground up. This is Guy’s second stint with Dircks.
One of his favorite tales is the time he packed, loaded, and moved a collection of Jade carvings from the Ming Dynasty.
Guy moved to Arizona in 1998 after having lived in Cleveland, Ohio for most of his life. Guy and his wife, Maria Belsan-Reynolds, have two daughters, three sons and five grandchildren!
Tim has a robust experience in distribution and fulfillment. He has worked with customers to develop, implement, and manage both B2B and B2C solutions. Tim has managed direct-to-consumer solutions for pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, and subscription-based companies. He has developed sophisticated solutions for customers entailing IT integration, compliance with government regulations, serial number and lot control, and reverse logistics. Tim and the rest of the Dircks Logistics team look forward to working with you to customize a logistics solution to suit your business needs.
Gary has been in the moving industry for over 30 years. He is a second generation mover having been raised by parents who owned a moving company. Gary’s experience ranges from when he was in high school through college, working at the local level. Gary started out washing trucks and sweeping warehouse floors and then on to the local crews and packing crews. Eventually he segued into sales where he spent several years in that position. Continuing to expand his skills and knowledge lead him into management and then on to agent ownership.
Gary’s wealth of industry experience also includes tenure at the executive management level of a van line and also in the portable storage industry. Gary and his wife Linda have three grown children and two grandchildren. They are both are avid pickle ball players and enjoy just about every outdoor activity.
Chad is an industry veteran with more than 28 years of experience in the moving and storage industry. He began in high school as a labor force employee, in college he worked as a lead packer/mover and spent one year in claims before beginning a sales career. Chad has been salesperson of the year multiple times, UniGroup sales person of the month and has spent 16 continuous years in the UniGroup Master’s Club.
Chad believes in going above and beyond in customer service, focusing on commitment, integrity, honesty and credibility. He takes the time to educate his customers on the moving process and does the best job he can to meet his customers’ needs with a warm and friendly approach. His goal is to provide our customers with the best possible moving experience and value.
Brandon joined the Dircks Corporate Sales Team in September 2000 and is a graduate of The University of Iowa. One of the most interesting stories he has about the industry is when US Airways hired Dircks to manage the logistics and moving for the America West/US Airways merger. Brandon was part of the team who decommissioned 3 facilities and opened 4 new ones. Over a 9 month period this team managed office moves for over 3500 people, more than 60 truckloads of record storage and an IT upgrade project that required picking up equipment at over 100 airports around the country and delivering to recycling facilities on the coasts. Brandon is a Rotary member and committee chair and is also in the Iowa Alumni Association. He is married with one child and two dogs.
Brandon has been in the industry for 18 years and is a certified project manager. He was awarded Dircks Sales Person of the Year in 2001,2005 and 2009. He is also a Member of CoreNet and CoreNet Young Leaders and a Board Member of the Commercial Relocation Network (CRN).
Juli has been in the moving industry for about 20 years. She likes working with customers and hearing the different priorities and concerns each has about the move process.
She is very involved with a small group at her church, and they have volunteered at soup kitchens, raised donations for various charities and host toy drives.
Juli and her husband Jeff have two daughters Morgan and Carly, and two cats Sophie and Mocha.
Marcy recently joined the Company as Customer Service Manager and oversees the activities of 6 Move Coordinators as well as coordinating the moves of 2 of our National Accounts.
She grew up in Seattle before trading the rain for the sunshine of Orlando, Florida. Having lived in all 4 corners of the country has given her a great perspective on what customers can expect when relocating to a variety of areas. Having been in the moving industry for over 15 years she has experienced many unique situations involved in relocating and enjoys the challenge in successfully handling each one. Realizing that no two moves are alike creates the opportunity to get to know customers’ needs and requirements.
Of all the moves she has managed the most challenging were her personal moves. In the days before Move Coordinators were part of the relocation process the customer was basically on their own and could only hope that they would receive their belongings when promised. This knowledge has made it possible to empathize with our customers and assist during a stressful time.
New to Arizona, Marcy is enjoying the desert life and enjoying getting to know the area. In her spare time she likes spending time with family and friends golfing, reading and working her way up to hiking some of the beautiful trails in the area.
Alicia brings the Dircks family a wealth of industry experience after having spent 10 years with two Atlas Van Lines’ agents, Ace and Alexander’s. Alicia is originally from Southern California, and has also lived for a number of years in Dallas, TX. She was also on the road as an owner-operator for Budd Van Lines, bringing a great perspective of what the customer goes through in the moving process.
Alicia just recently moved to Phoenix, so this is her first experience with the “dry heat.” In her free time, Alicia loves to cook, travel, explore her new home of Phoenix and spend time with her family.
Karlie is originally from Mariposa California, a VERY small town right outside of Yosemite National Park. She moved to Phoenix in 2014 after attending college in Santa Barbara, CA. Karlie enjoys traveling and volunteering with recuse dogs and cats in her free time.
Kathy has over 20 years of experience in the moving industry as a national account coordinator for household goods and international. She has spent the last 10 years as a Relocation Counselor.
Kathy is thrilled to have joined the Dircks team this year as a Relocation Support Specialist (Inside Sales). Her favorite part is when she is able to interact with the customers.
When Kathy is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, who include her husband, two children, two stepchildren, four grandchildren, two dogs. Safe to say Kathy is just as popular with her large family circle as she is at Dircks!
A third generation mover from the Dircks family, Matt joined the business after graduating from Arizona State University. While he attended ASU, Matt worked in the Sun Devil Athletic Department.
Matt’s experience at Dircks started as a front-line member of the crew, a family tradition. Now in charge of all Marketing activities, Matt took Dircks Moving & Logistics into their 25th year with a recently launched new and improved Dircks.com.
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