With all the fears and worries that can come with choosing a moving company, wouldn't it be nice to actually be able to get a feel for who you're dealing with BEFORE you make your final decision? There are so many options out there and it's truly scary to think about letting someone handle your most prized possessions and heirlooms.

We understand this at Select Van & Storage and will be introducing our employees from around the country to show that we are real people, just like you, and have the experience and attitude you can rely on when making your moving choice.

Interview # 2 - Omaha Movers Select Van & Storage - Scott Riha - Sales

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself… How long have you lived in Omaha? Kids? Pets?

Scott Riha 44 years old lived in Omaha my whole life. My wife Tristen of 20 years and I have 4 kids. 2 attend St Bernadette and 2 attend Gross Catholic. I try to stay active at St. Bernadette and Gross Catholic. My family has chaired the Cougar Golf Classic at Gross for the last 4 years. I am a member of the Men’s club and currently am on the Parish Council at St Bernadette. I try to show my children through example that giving your time and talents to the community around you is important.

2. How did you get into the moving industry?

Needed a summer job after graduating High School.

3. How long have you been with Select Van?

I have been with Select Van for over 26 years.

4. What all positions have you held within the company?

Started on the trucks for a few years. Moved into the office to assist in Move coordination. Got paper work ready did some filing, stuff like that. Worked for years in billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accounting department. Payed all of the contract drivers and took care of Human Resources and payroll. Finally moved in to the Move consultant end of the business a few years ago.

5. What do you think Select Van has to offer that other moving companies just don’t seem to have?

Select Van has been moving people in Omaha for over 60 years. It is a small family owned business that cares for it’s employees like they are part of the family. When we come out to take a look at your move besides one of the largest hauling fleets in the unigroup system, back ground checked and trained employees, I feel we bring honesty. Honesty is very important!! Rather then surprise you with add on charges and just simply telling the customer what they want to hear we are encouraged to be straightforward and honest with our customers. Select Van will lay out a moving plan and the associated price for moving your things the right way!!

6. What is your craziest moving experience? (from any position in the company)

I had to put some electronic equipment on the top of the Woodmen Tower. And when I say top I mean outside on top of the building.

7. What’s the most odd thing you’ve ever had to move?

We moved a tyrannosaurus rex once for the Museum. You certainly don’t see that every day.

8. What is your favorite part about being in sales for Select Van?

It allows me to meet our customers face to face and tell them about a great company that has been a part of my life for over 25 years. Select Van as part of it’s community outreach program is very involved in the Nebraska Race for the cure, I help facilitate all that. To be able to help out our community and a great organization like Komen for the Cure Is one of the best parts of my job here!!

9. What can you tell a possible customer to put their mind at ease about trusting someone like Select to handle their personal belongings?

Moving is the second most stressful time in your life. Select Van with its team of skilled, trained, and back ground checked employees and drivers can help take away much of that stress. We can handle any move; apartment, 5 bedroom house, or just a piano. We can move it locally in the Omaha area or all the way to California. We offer storage, and full packing services. Select Van truly runs the gamut when it comes to moving. The in home survey costs the customer nothing, it’s worth a call!!

10. What should a potential customer watch out for when comparing other moving companies to Select?

Watch out for the rouge internet moving companies. Always make sure the company sends out a representative to take a look at your move before they give you a price. On a long distance move make sure the price in BINDING, no hidden charges before unloading.

11. What is your contact information and the best way to reach you?

sriha@selectvan.com 402/935-3708


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