Armed with truck, mover comes to Park City
Robert Kasule, owner of the one-man moving company Park City Moving Concierge, has a simple business pitch, one he thinks will resonate with Park City residents considering his service.
He chuckles as he tells it, describing the convenience his company provides for people who either can’t or don’t want to move heavy items by themselves.
"To sum it up," he said, "you have a son that’s available six days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everybody needs a good son, and I want to be that son in Park City. You’re getting a son, but that son has a giant truck."
For Kasule, establishing himself as the person Park City turns to whenever it needs a big truck and a pair of strong arms is the culmination of a long journey. A native of Uganda, he moved to the United States 12 years ago, choosing Utah for its strong business climate. For the last eight of those years, he has been a mover, working for various non-profit organizations and moving companies.
But a chance to make a name for himself while running his own business is an exciting new frontier, particularly since he’s providing a service capable of making the lives of many people easier.
"America has figured out everything else except moving," he said. "So if I can come in and help figure that out, it helps a lot of people."
Armed with a 16-foot box truck, Kasule offers his services for an hourly rate of $50, though he is selling memberships that cut that price in half. Common uses for his service include moving heavy furniture or items that won’t fit into a regular vehicle from one location to another, though he also does things such as drop off Christmas trees during the holidays.
He said what he provides is important because his company represents the middle ground between someone doing it themselves and hiring a large moving crew for a big project.
"A lot of times, people don’t need a big company with a crew," he said. "They just need one person."
In addition to his hourly service, Kasule will pick up and deliver donations to non-profits and items to be recycled for free. He said tasks like that can often be forgotten in people’s busy lives, so he’s happy to help.
"Nobody has time," Kasule said. "So this is perfect to save time and for convenience."
Though Kasule has only been open for just about two weeks, he anticipates a great need in Park City for what he provides. He said the difficulties many people experience when they’re moving will long keep people like him in business.
"Moving is one of those things that’s extremely frustrating for a lot of families," he said. "It has a lot of strain, because it’s so overwhelming. A lot of times, the secret is taking care of the big items, and everything else falls in place. But it’s so overwhelming that it’s a challenge. I enjoy coming in and saving the day. If I can take care of the big items, people lighten up after a while. That relieves a lot of pressure, and that’s what gets me going."
Kasule is looking forward to developing personal relationships with customers in Park City, which he says is one of the best aspects of his job. And to ensure he fosters those relationships and becomes their first call whenever they need help moving, he’s willing to work late for any customer. His regular business hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Whenever you move anything or you need to donate, if you can’t find anybody, you can call me," Kasule said. "I know there’s no time. And if it’s after 5 p.m., with me you can call or text. I can come in and do emergencies. I understand it’s Park City, and things just happen. We’ll get it done."
Park City Moving Concierge
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