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Getting to Know Booth: Adam

This week on Getting to Know Booth we will meet the Vice President of Booth, Adam Padla. Adam is originally from Wyckoff, NJ and now lives in Hoboken. Adam keeps everyone on track from the office to the warehouse and provides upper level management for Booth. He has been working for Booth since 2008.

 

 

What is your favorite part about working at Booth? 

All of the people!  We employee people from all different walks of life, backgrounds and countries of origin.  Each employee has their own unique story and I love hearing about them and understanding what makes each person unique.  I also like being a part of people’s transition in life.  Change excites me and with each move we make, we are assisting someone in making a monumental change within their lives!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m an avid workout fanatic and enjoy time spent at the gym or at workout classes.  Additionally, I enjoy spending time on the beach, love boats, cars/trucks or anything with an engine and spending time outdoors.

What is your favorite food to cook?

I like making most anything especially if it’s for a large group of people!

Describe your perfect pizza.

Thin, slightly chewy crust, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and prosciutto.  Coal fired please!

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

I’m a huge fan of the beach and love vacationing in Key West annually.  I feel very at home, relaxed and safe there.  Anything goes and I’m a true believer of their island motto, “One Human Family.”

What is something that people might not know about you?

I’m gay!  Wait a minute…you should know that when you meet me.

What is your favorite sports team and why?

Sport team?  Yea right.

What is your favorite part about the spring time?

How alive people become!  It’s amazing to see so many people in the streets and outside.  The spring brings life back to our region and I know it’s the start of our busiest season.

Getting to Know Booth: Doug

Today on Getting to Know Booth, we’ll introduce you to the president of Booth Movers, Douglas Padla. Doug grew up in Ridgefield, New Jersey where he also went to high school and met , I grew up in Ridgefield, NJ where I went to elementary, middle and high school. Married my high school sweetheart, lived there a few years then moved to Wyckoff, NJ and have lived there for the last 25 years

 

What do you do at Booth?

President, I do some administrative work, estimate moving jobs, help in the warehouse and whatever is needed

How long have you been working at Booth?

I’ve been there around 35 years

What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

When we get positive feedback from customers telling us what a great experience they had with us.

 

Also write a sentence or two to answer at least 4 of the following “getting to know you” questions:

Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time?

Hobbies- Golf, traveling. During my spare time I like to exercise, take bike rides, work around the house, see my grand kids.

What is your favorite food to cook?

I’m not such a great cook since my wife was a home economics teacher and great cook there is no need for me to cook. I’m an excellent kitchen helper from setting up, assisting and clean up. I can also grill to perfection.

Describe your perfect pizza.

Thin crust, real marzanno Italian plumb tomatoes, basil, with fresh real mozzarella cheese, twice cooked.

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

I loved Paris, Venus, the Amalfi coast  and Sicily. But I also liked traveling around England in a RV because it gives you the freedom to stop where ever you want and stay for as long as you want without making hotel reservations and transporting clothes and suitcases from place to place. You also have one bed for the entire trip, you can snack and eat whenever, bathroom in your vehicle, etc. it’s great.

What is something that people might not know about you?

Most people think I shave my head. I have Alopecia and haven’t shaved in 10 years. It’s great. Easy to clean, dry and style, though it’s sometimes cold and can easily get sunburned

What is your favorite sports team and why?

Don’t really follow sports which is unusual since I went to college on a football scholarship and studied physical education. The team I seem to gravitate to the most is the Yankees. They are close by, tend to win a lot, have great and famous players, and are hated by other avid fans.

What is your favorite part about the spring time?

The advent of plant color and growth. I love the red hues of budding trees and scrubs, the subtle     Greens of new grass and leaves. I like to stop, take in and adsorb the many beautiful colors that nature displays and everyone seems to miss.

Getting to Know Booth: Tom

Today on Getting to Know Booth you’ll meet Tom Eyler. Tom is from Cliffside Park, NJ and still lives there now. He is the project manager at Booth and has been here for about 10 years.

What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

They let me grow professionally and personally

What is your favorite food to cook?

Macaroni and cheese with hamburger in it!!!

Describe your perfect pizza.

Supreme just loaded with everything possible!

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

The Jersey shore… born raised bread on the Jersey shore!!

What is your favorite sports team and why?

The Cliffside Park Red Raiders because my daughter plays for them!

Getting to Know Booth: Fred

Today on Getting to Know Booth we’ll introduce you to Booth’s Director of Operations, Fred Klag. Fred grew up in North Bergen and now lives with his family in Hillsdale, NJ. Fred started working at Booth Movers when he was in high school part time so in all he has been working for Booth for about 30 years.

 

 

What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

The challenges of getting everything on a daily basis to line up and go smoothly, efficiently, and on time. While making all the necessary adjustment to make this all happen with the many obstacles that occur throughout the day.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Ride my Harley. Watch my children play sports.

What is your favorite food to cook?

Tie between Steak and Mac and Cheese

Describe your perfect pizza.

A good old fashion regular cheese pizza

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and?

Anywhere with a Pool Bar and Beach with horrible cell phone service and limited computer access.

What is something that people might not know about you?

Not sure but whatever it is you probably shouldn’t know anyway.

What is your favorite sports team and why?

Giants.  I always watched and complained about them with my Grandfather

What is your favorite part about the summer?

I get to take my Harley out for rides and I get to enjoy using my patio.

Getting to Know Booth: Evan

Today’s Getting to Know Booth post is about our Marketing Intern, Evan Anderson. Evan is from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio and will be starting his senior year at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ in the fall of 2014 where he studies Graphic Design. He started here at Booth in February 2014. He writes all of the posts that you have been reading on this blog. He also manages all of our social media (Facebook, Twitter), creates promotional materials for Booth and has been building Booth’s new website.


What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

I love being able to take what I am learning in my classes and apply it in the workplace. Booth has a great atmosphere to work in and I am glad that I got the chance to work and learn in this environment; everyone has been really welcoming!

Do you have any hobbies?

I like to swim and spend time outside when the weathers nice. I used to be into photography but I don’t really have time for it anymore.

What is your favorite food to cook?

I’ve been told my creamy bacon mac and cheese is really good.

Describe your perfect pizza.

No one from the east coast wants to hear it but I was born in Chicago and my favorite pizza in the world is deep dish Chicago style pizza with cheese, pepperoni and the sauce on top.. Don’t knock it until you’ve gone to Chicago and had it!

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

I love to travel, its hard to choose one place! Anywhere warm and with friends or family.

What is something that people might not know about you?

I am the Operations Supervisor of Cedar Point’s water park which is called Soak City in Sandusky, Ohio. I am in charge of all of the lifeguards and daily operations of the water park as well as teaching lifeguard classes.

What is your favorite part about summer?

Getting time off from school and getting to spend time with my friends back home.

Getting to Know Booth: Christine

This week on Getting to Know Booth we will introduce you to Christine Kirby. She grew up in Bogota, NJ and now lives in North Bergen. She is a customer service specialist, if you’ve ever called our offices you might have talked to her. She has been working at Booth for the past 7 months.

Christine and Seth

 

What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

Interacting with customers and getting to know a little bit about them.

Do you have any hobbies?

I love to play cards and relax with friends and family

What is your favorite food to cook?

Anything

Describe your perfect pizza.

There is no perfect pizza unless you go to Lido’s in Hackensack or the Firehouse in Garfield mmm

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

I like to go to Alabama that is where my niece and sister live

What is something that people might not know about you?

I am very sensitive

What is your favorite sports team and why?

Jets baby don’t know why just is.

What is your favorite part about the spring time?

The weather changing and of course St Patrick’s Day and Easter.

Professional Movers, or Haul it Yourself?

This week on the Unboxed blog we’ll talk about something that might have crossed your mind once or twice when you think about moving: doing it yourself. There are many different businesses that offer truck rental services allowing you to pack up the truck drive it, and unpack it all yourself. The idea behind this is that you will save money by not having to pay for professionals to pack and drive for you. In most cases, you don’t save that much money by doing so especially on long distance moves.

Many of these rental services charge by the mile in addition to how long you require the truck. Usually these rates are about $1/mile on top of the rate for the rental, and insurance. In the end, your bill might be very close to what you would have paid if you hired a moving company like Booth Movers to do it for you. Also, when you rent the truck, you become responsible should anything happen to it. Moving requires a lot of manpower, keep that in mind.

Booth offers services that allow you to sit back and let us handle all of the hard work. All you have to do is reach out to us and we’ll schedule you for a free in-home estimate and get you started on your relocation. In today’s busy world there is nothing more reassuring than letting an experienced team handle all of the logistics and heavy lifting during your relocation. You can rely on us to handle your entire moving process with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. You won’t have to worry about finding people to help you move boxes or how many dollars per mile are on your truck’s odometer. Using a rental truck service is especially not a good idea on longer distance moves. After about 100 miles, you will be paying about the same on top of doing all of the work yourself. Our partnership with Atlas Van Lines make a long distance moves to anywhere in the continental US and Canada as easy as a move across town.

Using a self haul or rental truck service usually just isn’t worth the trouble! We organize all of the details of your relocation so that you can concentrate on what’s important to you. Call or email us today to get your move started. (201) 896-4500 or info@boothmovers.com.

Getting to Know Booth: Jhon

Today on Getting to Know Booth We’ll introduce you to Jhon Jaramillo. Jhon grew up in East Windsor, NJ and now still lives there.  At Booth he is the manager of the Warehouse, Customer Experience and Process. This means that he is involved in making sure that our customers are taken care of from start to finish. He has been working at Booth since January 2014.

 

What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

I love the current team atmosphere, and different challenges that we overcome on a day to day basis.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to shop.

What is your favorite food to cook?

Love to grill steaks in the summer.

Describe your perfect pizza.

Hawaiian Pizza…. Ham, pineapple, bacon and cheese.

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

I love to go to Colombia, the climate and also love to see my family.

What is your favorite sports team and why?

Jets, My dad loves them, it was also the NFL jacket I owned.

What is your favorite part about the spring time?

The days getting longer.

Preparing For Your In-Home Estimate

As you already know, you can contact us by phone or email to schedule your free in-home estimate for your relocation. But what’s next? Here are some tips to make sure that your In-Home Estimate goes smoothly.

 

  • Before your in-home estimate, make sure that you have decided what items you are moving with you. If you are unsure or change your mind on what objects are being moved, this may result in your estimate being much different than the actual cost of your move.
  • On the day of your scheduled estimate make sure that you are available to greet the member of our sales team. Be near the phone in case there are any time changes or questions about your specific location.
  • Depending on the size of your location, make sure that you have adequate time allocated to showing them your belongings and things that need to need to be moved. In-Home estimates can take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour depending on the size of the house or apartment.
  • Our representative will be marking down objects to try and gauge how much your shipment will weigh and how much space they will take up in a truck. The weight of the shipment will reflect on how much it costs to have the shipment made.
  • Be sure to indicate if certain objects or appliances are not making the move with you and conversely, make sure to notify our representative if you plan on purchasing any large appliances or objects before you move.
  • Decide what you are going to pack and what your mover is going to pack. If you plan on packing everything yourself, be sure to give yourself enough time to do so. If you would like us to take care of all of the packing, be sure to indicate that to your sales representative.
  • Most people get more than one estimate, which is a good idea to find the mover that is best suited for you. Make sure that you are showing and telling each representative the same thing with regards to what you are moving to ensure that each estimate is accurate.
  • Keep in mind if there are any other locations of items that are not present during your estimate that need to be moved. This might include storage units, or anything that is off-site. Also mention if the mover should need to make stops to pick up those items or if you plan on having them at your location for the move. Don’t forget attics or garages!
  • Make sure that you understand what your estimate means and ask for further explanation if you are unsure.
  • And finally, always give your moving company and yourself enough time to schedule your estimate and eventually schedule your move. Especially during the summer during peak moving season, trying to schedule an estimate and a move all in the same week just might not be an option. Give yourself plenty of time!
If at any time you have questions about what to expect for your in-home estimate or would like to schedule one, don’t hesitate to contact our office at 201.896.4500

Getting to Know Booth: Robin

On today’s edition of Getting to Know Booth we will meet Robin Berthel. Robin is a Customer Service specialist here at Booth, you might have talked to her on the phone if you’ve ever called our office. She also handles our custom kitchen cabinetry deliveries. Robin is from Little Ferry, NJ and she has been working for Booth for a little over 2 years.

 

What is your favorite part about working at Booth?

One of my favorite things about working at Booth is working with the customers.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my husband and daughter.  We like to go fishing and walk in the woods.

What is your favorite food to cook?

I love to cook pasta and chili.

Describe your perfect pizza.

My perfect pizza would have a lot of cheese, mushrooms and onions.

What is your favorite place to go on vacation and why?

I love to go on vacation to Disney World.  There is always something new to see or do there.

What is your favorite part about the spring time?

I love the spring because the flowers are beginning to bloom and it is not too warm or cold.

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Salesperson Doug, office staff person Paula, and movers Tom and Lenny were exceedingly professional, courteous and helpful in making our move extremely smooth.

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