We have GREAT NEWS to share!
We are now officially certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business also known as a SDVOSB. It was a long and grueling process, but after submitting and re-submitting, all the proper documentation required by the Center for Veterans Enterprises we were approved on April 15, 2013.
Here is the link to view our business on the VA’s Vendor Information Pages. We are listed under our official company name, Marathon Moving & Delivery LLC.
Why do we qualify for this amazing certification?
Most people don’t know that the CEO and founder of Great Day Moving, Roger Lee Ward III, is a decorated combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient. As a result of his injuries sustained during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was awarded the Purple Heart among many other honorable medals. Not only did he serve during this specific tour of duty in the spring of 2003, but two other deployments to the Middle East as well – one in 2002 and his last tour from 2004-2005.
What does the SDVOSB status mean for our business?
The SDVOSB status means that our company is eligible to participate in the Veteran First Contracting Program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is one of the largest procurement organizations in the federal government and annually spends over $3 billion with eligible veteran-owned small businesses. So we’re hoping it will open up new opportunities for the growth of our business!
How does the SDVOSB status impact our clients?
Our SDVOSB certification may not be the deciding factor when you’re looking for a local moving company in the Kansas City metropolitan area, however when you hire Great Day Moving you can be assured that you’re supporting a local, service-disabled veteran-owned business. You can also have the confidence that the very same honor and integrity that compelled Roger during wartime is the same foundation upon which he’s built his business operations.