Amherst company aims to help make moving a little less stressfulBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
March 05. 2014 8:18PM
AMHERST — A local moving company has created a spinoff business designed to make relocating less stressful and more efficient.
The owner and employees of College Bound Movers of Amherst launched a new, online company called My Daddy’s Boxes last week.
My Daddy’s Boxes is an online marketplace to help movers know exactly how many boxes and other packing supplies they may need to purchase before making their big move and to provide them with kits full of the needed supplies.
“Since our moving team has packed thousands of houses, we have a good read on how many boxes and the sizes a customer will need,” said Bryce Ouellette, general manager at College Bound Movers and My Daddy’s Boxes. “We took that knowledge and streamlined the process so customers don’t have to make guesses anymore.”
On the website, MyDaddysBoxes.com, various moving kits are available for different size apartments and homes. Each kit is based on the amount of rooms being packed for each move, ranging in size and price from one to 10 rooms, and from $40 to nearly $400.
Kits include numerous boxes of different sizes, packing paper, tape and markers and are typically delivered the day after an order is placed, says the site.
“Working with moving customers throughout New England, we realized that many of them were having a difficult time finding quality moving supplies for a reasonable price,” Ouellette said in a release. “We created the solution that was missing in this marketplace, which is a website where people can buy all the supplies they need at their convenience, and not have to worry about driving from place to place right before a move.”
The kits, according to Ouellette, were assembled using more than 20 years of experience at the local moving company founded by Edward Smith of Merrimack.
Smith, a prior New Hampshire Union Leader 40 Under Forty recipient, started College Bound Movers as a way to raise money for his college tuition. At the age of 19, he hired a rental truck and began moving local families.
The company grew and branched out into other locations, including storage facilities in Amherst, Pembroke, Billerica, Mass., and Ormond Beach, Fla. It has grown to a fleet of 15 trucks and nearly 100 employees.
My Daddy’s Boxes is an expansion of that company, still focusing on providing easier moves for people having to relocate. Since the spinoff business is available online, it is able to reach beyond New Hampshire to the entire nation, according to employees.
Also joining My Daddy’s Boxes under the College Bound Movers umbrella is Granite Clover Self Storage, MI-BOX New England and three Penske dealerships, according to a release.