When an antique family heirloom needed to be shipped from Colorado to Texas, sisters Chris and Pat looked at options. “This secretary is almost 100 years old,” shares Pat. “It belonged to my grandparents back when they got married on New Year’s Day in 1921. When my mother passed away and we were going to put my dad into independent living, the six of us girls divided up his beholdings. This piece went with my sister, Chris.”
Imagine Pat’s surprise when Chris decided to remodel her home and wanted to pass the piece on to one of her sisters. Pat agreed that she wanted it, so they discovered UShip.
Pat shares, “We decided on a shipper and set up a date, and paid him with money pending. He was a no-show, so we had to start all over again.”
When the sisters put out a second request for a quote, Veterans Rideshare was the first to respond. Naturally, Chris and Pat were apprehensive because of their previous negative experience, but something felt different this time. Pat explains, “We coordinated with Thomas first, and then with Chris Pozek. When we found out about the veteran connection, we felt this was where we needed to be.
Why Military Service Mattered
Chris and Pat’s father served in the Army Air Corps, which later became the Air Force. He was a fighter pilot and POW during WWII, and once released, he returned to Texas. It was there that he met his wife at a USO dance. As Pat laughs, “And then six daughters later…ha! My dad was a tough soul, but he led a good life.” After more than 27 years, he retired as an Air Force Lt. Col.
Veterans Rideshare is veteran-owned and operated, and our founder and president, Chris Pozek, was eager to help the sisters out. He provided a $25 rebate since their money was still pending from the first vendor who fell through. As Pat explains, “We felt like Chris was making every good faith effort to keep our business.”
The secretary was delivered within a matter of days, and arrived in mint condition. Pat recalls, “As a military family, we had to move 11 times. This is why my parents never had good furniture! But the secretary was handled with care, and wrapped well, and arrived without a single scratch.”
Pat has been more than pleased to hire Veterans Rideshare. In her words, she would rate everything as a “10-10-10-10,” and that she would recommend VRS to anyone with shipping needs.