As the Official Moving Partner of Arizona State University, we find ourselves extremely busy this time of year servicing one of our largest clients. It seems that the school is always on the move with one thing or another, whether it be facilities, faculty, students or athletic teams. ASU has been a great partner throughout the years and we know that we go above and beyond what other moving companies might do for them. ASU is also one of our more “fun” clients, and it also doesn’t hurt that both my brother, Chip, and I are both Sun Devil graduates.
This is actually a great business story. Dircks began working with ASU in 1990, providing moving services for its football team on each of its road games. We had an obvious desire to work with our Alma Mater, and in the early days of the Dircks business, this was an exciting account. It still is, for that matter, and we are still taking the team’s gear with us on the road for each away football game (see back cover for Fun Facts!).
Our relationship with ASU has grown over the years far beyond just the athletics program. While we do help “Move The Chains” for the football team, we also handle numerous faculty moves throughout each school year, we handle large scale moving and logistics projects for the various departments and, most recently, we led the moving operations for a huge, newly-renovated dorm on campus that needed all new furniture in each room before students hit campus for the new fall semester.
It truly has been a personal and professional thrill to be able to work with ASU over the past 23 years, and I cannot imagine a more solid partnership than what we’ve built together. I’m proud of the professional relationship we’ve fostered, and I can only hope that each and every one of our other clients—both new and old—continue to develop in the same way. Even those who went to our rival, UofA. Fork ‘Em Devils!