Greaves Moving & Storage Ltd
Owner; Rick Greaves receives Life Time Awards & Quality Agent Recognition
Rick Greaves wins lifetime awardRick Greaves wins lifetime award ...
Vancouver Island BBB honours top companies in 12 categories
Rick Greaves' first memory of working with his father was at five years old riding in a truck delivering groceries for the Hudson's Bay Company.
Over the decades, Greaves Moving & Storage Ltd. has evolved from delivering food and furniture for the Bay to a company with 15 regular employees and 25 pieces of equipment and deliveries throughout North America.
Yesterday, the 62-year-old family-owned firm won the Jack Hawthorne Lifetime Achievement award at the Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau's annual Torch Awards, honouring companies nominated by customers for honesty, reliability, service excellence, fairness and respect.
Rick Greaves said setting high standards over many years helped set the stage for winning the achievement award.
Greaves Moving joined the better business bureau in 1963, the year after the organization was founded in Victoria.
The Jack Hawthorne Lifetime Achievement award is presented only to businesses which have been members for at least 25 consecutive years. Hawthorne was a founding member of the Island's BBB and is a lifetime board member

Top Agent for Quality performance ...
Earlier this month Greaves Moving was honoured in Montreal with an award as the top agent for quality performance for North American Van Lines, which it joined in 1956. This is the second year in a row that Greaves Moving has won that award.
"I don't know what I'm going to do for an encore," Greaves said with a laugh yesterday.
John Harold Greaves, who founded the company with just one truck and made household deliveries through the region, remained involved until 1981. He died in 1989. Son Rick Greaves, now president and owner, grew up in the business and, at age 16, began delivering stove oil.
"In those days, we did everything," he said.
Greaves joined the business after graduating from Oak Bay High School in 1963. Now his youngest son, Darcy, 33, works in the business doing everything from dispatching to packing to driving trucks.
Greaves Moving was among 80 companies nominated in 12 categories for this year's Torch Awards.

Time Colonist Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2007

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