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Meet The Team: OMX White Glove

Our White Glove moving division handles, receives, inspects and stores inbound shipments on behalf of our clients as well as the final delivery and installation of high-end designer furniture. These custom projects are handled with the conscienscous care and precision by our incredible team of specialists John, Hakeem and Scott. Get to know these amazing men, how they got into the industry and more in the below Q&A:

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What is your current role at OMX?

John: I’m an Installer/Move Supervisor/Moving Truck Operator. I help install new furniture, supervise moving teams on various types of projects and drive the moving truck.

Hakeem: My role is an Installer/Move Supervisor/Moving Truck Operator. If it deals with moving, I do it!

Scott: I’m an Operations Supervisor, Warehouse Manager and Installer.

 

How long have you been in the moving industry?

John: I started working in the corporate moving industry 20 years ago.

Hakeem: I’ve been in the residential and office moving industry for 26 years.

Scott: I actually just started in this industry more than a year ago. I’ve done many personal moves throughout my life, but OMX is where my moving journey began.

 

How did you get into the industry?

John: I started working with family at a large, local office moving company. I gained a lot of experience moving businesses and it carried me over to my time working with OMX.

Hakeem: I started off working for myself and then was recruited by Office Movers in the early 90’s. Over the years I made great connections which landed me at OMX!

Scott: I previously worked with John and Hakeem at another company. Soon after they began at OMX they reached out to me to assist with some moving and installation jobs, and things evolved from there.

 

What do you enjoy most about your role?

John: I enjoy working with all the people I come across in our relocation work and doing the moves themselves. I just love what I do and like to see a project to completion while learning new skills along the way.

Hakeem: I enjoy installing because I like to problem solve. I truly like doing it all, there is something different to do every day.

Scott: I enjoy doing large installations with the White Glove division. It’s the best feeling to walk into an empty room and then leave having helped create something spectacular. I also have fun working with the designers. Also, I feel very valued at OMX and trusted by my cohorts. My ideas are listened to which makes a huge impact on me.

 

What’s the most memorable move project you’ve done?

John: Installs (installing designer furniture) in general are always interesting and different. I’ve learned so much about furniture styles and all the unique ways to assemble them.

Hakeem: Tiffany’s Jewelry had us take down a chandelier, worth about $1 million, in one of their stores. We had to uninstall it from the ceiling and build a specialized crate to prepare it for transportation. It was a clean job and was flawlessly executed.

Scott: Each project is truly memorable in their own way. They each present different creative ideas, and I enjoy seeing the final vision of them all.

 

What are your top strengths within the industry?

John: Problem solving. I can see a room and know the safest and best way to move the furniture.

Hakeem: My leadership and management skills are my strengths.

Scott: I’m a great problem solver on the fly, which comes in handy a lot in this job!

 

What types of things do you enjoy outside of moving?

John: I like playing poker with my friends and taking time to travel.

Hakeem: I’m always up for watching football and working on assembly projects around the house, like mounting a TV.

Scott: I love going biking and doing anything outside and active.

 

Do you have any pets?

John: I have a pet turtle named Steve.

Hakeem: I don’t have any pets currently, but I’d love a puppy one day. I’m thinking about hooking my home aquarium back up though.

Scott: No pets, but I use to have a loveable teacup Yorkie.

 

Tell me a little about your family.

John: My family is local to Maryland, and I have 5 kids- 4 boys, 1 girl (15 years and older). They keep me busy!

Hakeem: I’m local to the Maryland area and I have 2 girls (one working and one in middle school).

Scott: I was born in Canada and have 1 brother and 1 sister. I was in the army for 10 years doing satellite communications, but then moved down to Chevy Chase, MD where I have extended family.

 

Do you have a music artist or band?

John: I love listening to Red Essence, Bruno Mars and Jay-Z.

Hakeem: Gospel groups are my go-to.

Scott: I like the classic rock bands like the Beetles and AC/DC.

 

What’s your favorite movie?

John: Jason’s Lyrics; a 90’s action/romance.

Hakeem: Wells Fargo. I love all those old western movies and shows.

Scott: Zoolander, hands down!

 

Where is somewhere you like to visit, and where’s somewhere you’d like to travel to?

John: I love to go to Jamaica but would love to visit Columbia one day.

Hakeem: My favorite place to go is Los Cabos, Mexico, but would love to visit more of the states.

Scott: I’d love to go back to visit Nova Scotia, Canada, to the North Shore, and a goal of mine is to one day bike across Canada!  

 

 

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Kay K. December 2021

Barbara Bush Foundation
"I wanted to thank you for sending a great group of men to move us – they were wonderful!"

George B. December 2021

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
"I wanted to compliment the crew that you sent to handle our move. The project manager, supervisor and the entire crew did a great job. They were all a pleasure to work with. The team leads kept us informed during the entire process. Every single member of the crew was very respectful, courteous and polite throughout the move. The group worked extremely well with each other and us to address the few curveballs that the space threw at us as far as getting things to fit in some tight areas. Requests to move certain items after they had already been set in place were happily accommodated without any reluctance. The entire crew should be commended."

Mary H. December 2021

American College Health Association
"I can’t say enough about how wonderful the team from OMX was to work with. Every single person involved in the move was helpful, professional, kind, and patient – even when I didn’t have answers to questions that I should have. There were many times throughout our three days together that frustration could have taken over, but the OMX team was always calm and willing to troubleshoot a solution to an unexpected challenge. This is our second move with OMX and I wouldn’t want to do another move without them. A big thank you to your wonderful crew – they’re the best!"

Michael B. November 2021

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"Everything went great. My coworkers and I were very impressed with the speed, efficiency, and care that was shown by the OMX moving crew."

Midhat P. September 2021

District Capital Partners
"Our move yesterday was great! I don’t think many people can say that about a move but the guys were efficient, communicative, polite, and all around awesome. I really appreciate you making this a smooth process."

Jonathan A. September 2021

Orrick
"Thank you very much for the great service your team provided. We were changing plans and re-thinking things and your team helped us find solutions. Looking forward to working with you again!"

Tom K. September 2021

Visit Alexandria
"I wanted to let you know what a great job your crew did yesterday. Just really warm, helpful and efficient. The move went smoothly on both ends and they even added an extra stop for us when requested, and helped our CEO rearrange her office to accommodate a piece of furniture that initially seemed not to fit. Just a great experience all around. I will definitely recommend OMX to others. Well done and thanks!"

George H. September 2021

Mission Square Retirement
"I want to send a special thank you to the entire OMX team. I truly value all of your hard work and excellent customer service! You guys are always willing to go above and beyond. I look forward to having your team back onsite very soon."

Jennifer A. September 2021

Hogan Lovells
"I’ve managed countless moves for Hogan Lovells and this was one of the smoothest moves, if not the smoothest move I have ever been involved with. Trust was the most important factor for choosing OMX. There were a lot of moving parts to our move (things to dispose of, other things to be donated) and OMX handled all of this accurately and easily."

David M. August 2021

US Dept. of Homeland Security
"I have to say your OMX team was unbelievable. They were professional, responsive, hard-working, and above all, they were the best. All of my personnel were grateful for your team’s work. I would highly recommend your company to any agency that has to move. Thank you again."
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