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From One Truck and One Employee to What We Are Today

Hi, I’m Blake Fitzpatrick, owner and founder of Sunshine Movers of Sarasota.

With my wife Ashley beside me, I started Sunshine Movers back in 2013 after working in the drywall business and helping out a local mover. After he kept asking me to come back because he was happy with the work I did for him, I decided I wanted to start my own moving company.

I can still remember the excitement of purchasing our first truck and moving our first clients into their new homes. We started with only one truck and one employee…me.

In that first year, I took the calls, went out for estimates, and serviced every move we booked. I didn’t have a playbook to build a successful company, and I made a lot of mistakes along the way.

But there was one thing I got right.

I took care of each one of my customers, which quickly became my passion. It gave me such a high to help my clients through stressful moving situations and walk away knowing their problem was solved and they were thrilled with the work I did for them.

I also felt that same passion while taking care of our employees. As a business owner, my employees are the face of the company. I train them with the same values and work ethic I hold myself to, I pay them well, and I offer bonuses and incentives. I believe taking good care of my employees goes hand-in-hand with making sure my customers are always happy.

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Years later, looking back, I strongly believe my key to success has been taking care of people in my circle, and the rewards have been monumental.

Born and raised in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, it’s an honor to serve this community while my team and company continue to grow.

When I’m not working in the office, I’m spending time with my beautiful family—riding bikes, attending sports practices, fishing with my two boys, or doing arts and crafts with my daughter. With such an active family, no time is wasted, but you can still find me in the office or out helping the crew during the week.

I love to meet new people, so if you’d like to know more about me or my business, please reach out so we can schedule a time to meet and have coffee.

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Our Unique Company Culture—The Sunshine Movers Team

With 20 amazing employees, 8 beautiful moving trucks, and consistent 5-star ratings in our community, we’ve mapped out a success formula for growth that doesn’t sacrifice quality.

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What’s Our Formula? 

It’s our company culture. We go above and beyond to remind our employees that they’re appreciated. We care about them and treat them like family. 

How We Take Care of Our Crew

Moving is hard work. Taking care of our crew means they take care of our customers. We believe happy movers equal happy clients. 

How Do We Show Our Crew We Appreciate Them?

  • Weekly bonuses based on customer feedback
  • Best pay rates in the area
  • Regularly scheduled company outings
  • Random hot breakfasts 
  • Daily recognition for those that go above and beyond 

How We Take Care of Our Customers

Moving from one home to another is often challenging and stressful. At Sunshine Movers, we understand that, and that’s why we go out of our way to provide exceptional customer service. It’s also why we make sure our team is professional and highly trained to handle every situation.

Our Entire Company Shares the Same Values 

We admit it. We have high standards. But those standards are met because our team shares the same values of customer satisfaction, honesty, trust, hard work, and going above and beyond. 

We Do Moving Differently

With our success formula, we’ve achieved the toughest obstacle in the moving industry, which is retaining the best moving staff— and ensuring that our customers get the best service possible. 

Planning to move in the near future?

You’re in the right place.

We help with all types of residential moves, whether its luxury homes, medium-sized family homes, or smaller homes.

Sunshine Movers is a member of BNI, BBB, and Angie’s List.

Give us a call—We’re ready to help!

941-447-1719

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