Vincent Tucker, President of Quality Moving Services, was presented with the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award at their MIC Gold Star Awards Celebration held this week at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The MIC Gold Star Awards is the council’s celebration of this year’s accomplishments and encouragement of future efforts to support minority business development through proactive purchasing policies. Corporations and minority businesses were presented with honors that included Advocate of the Year, Chairman’s Challenge, Corporation of the Year, Lasting Impressions Award, and of course, the Entrepreneur of the Year. Representatives from Altria, Dominion, University of Richmond and Capital One were also among those honored.
When presented with the award, Tucker says he was humbled, “It is quite an honor…to be recognized for the work that we do.” Success doesn’t come easy Tucker says, “We work hard to earn our customer’s respect, that’s why this award means a lot to us.” Quality Moving Services is projecting a 64% increase in total sales from end of year 2012 to end of year 2013 and a 50% increase in personnel.
Quality Moving Services, based in Chesterfield, VA, was established in 1989 to serve the local communities with professional relocation services that are dependable, honest, and responsive to client’s needs. Having relocated thousands of clients out of apartment homes, houses, and offices they have received the highest customer service and service ratings available. Tucker credits the company’s roots in the community as one reason for their success, “being a locally minority owned and operated small business has a list of obstacles, but we’ve found that being able to provide our residential customers with one on one service that the larger companies can’t offer, maintaining excellent credit ratings, having a positive cash flow and trust in God has sustained us during, not only the slow moving seasons, but also during the financial crisis that left the housing, and therefore moving, industries crippled.” Putting focus back on the VMSDC and their support he says “during this time, joining and growing our relationship with the VMSDC and MBL and other MBE focused organizations has helped our corporate growth substantially.”
Vincent Tucker was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, where he attended Bethel High School in Hampton and graduated from Virginia State University with a BS degree in Public Administration. Tucker is a documented descendent of William Tucker, the first African-American child born in America. The William Tucker 1624 Society, made up of descendants, has consistently made significant contributions to the City of Hampton, the State of Virginia, and areas within the United States, contributing to the cultural, social, and economic growth of local communities and nurturing children in homes, schools and churches while continuing to excel personally, professionally and academically. The Society was recognized by Governor Kaine at the Jamestown 400 Year Celebration in 2007 and received a Proclamation from the City of Hampton in April 2013.
Vincent and his wife, Shalawn, reside in Chester. He has three children: Jasmine, a recent graduate of Spelman College, who is a teacher in Texas; Joshua, 15; and Taylor, 10.