My company & title is… Muscular Moving Men, and I’m the Founder and CEO.
A typical day in my life includes… Fitness, family, and expanding our ever-growing moving and storage business. I’m always trying to find a balance between the things that are most important to me, and being strong physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually.
My favorite thing about living/working in the Desert Ridge area is… I love living and working in the area because the people are great and with diverse backgrounds. The area is also newer and constantly renovating, so it’s a very clean and nice area to be. It’s also very centrally located, so getting anywhere or to any freeway is not difficult at all.
My favorite movie I could never get tired of watching and why… That’s a tough one because I have so many favorites. I’d have to go with “The Departed,” though. I’m a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio, and any movie that Scorcese directs I’m always a fan of. Every time that one comes on I end up watching it all the way through.
My family… I’m lucky enough to have my entire family on both my mom’s and dad’s side all in Arizona. I have grandparents that moved our family here from Indonesia 60 years ago and the Jurhill family has been in Arizona ever since. I am an only child but have a lot of cousins, aunts and uncles all around Phoenix. I myself have a girlfriend, but no children as of yet. Just one puppy named Flex.
The business lesson I learned the hard way is… The importance of taking great care of your staff and cultivating a great work environment. Moving is a very challenging job for our employees, and the quality of our service and thus the satisfaction of our customers depends on us hiring and maintaining a great staff of people. We now provide benefits of all sorts, and constantly have company events and reinforce the importance our work family and fun at the workplace.
One thing I cannot live without… I can’t live without the gym! I love staying healthy and constantly competing with myself to be the best version of “me” that I can be.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… A fitness model and professional bodybuilder. Now I’ve incorporated the fitness theme into our moving business, and I love what I do!
The song I would sing at Karaoke night is… It would definitely be “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen, The Boss. Love that song and the fact that a young Courtney Cox is in the music video.
The one person who motivates me is… My business partner, and best friend since I was 8 years old, Justin Hodge. We are both extremely competitive Capricorns. We push each other to be better people in business and in life. We motivate each other by example, and then wanting to outdo each other.
My first job was… Working at Best Buy as loss prevention. I had a lot of fun doing it and enjoyed the discounts.
My life… I’m extremely blessed and thankful to have the life I have. I have great family and friends that care about me. I’m blessed to be very healthy and able to be very physically fit. I have a nice home, car and the material things that I need. I am able to travel and see places and experience things that I have always wanted to do and see. I love Arizona, and love the life I live.
I’m currently working on… Expanding our moving and storage business. We just opened our second location in Detroit, MI. Our vision is to be expanded to about 60 locations nationwide within ten years.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… I received my first pet, Cozmo the pug, on Christmas as a 12-year-old boy. That was a great gift and first time I had a little puppy to play with. That’s a big thing as an only child!
My dream vacation would be to… I kind of already took it, and it was going to Italy and seeing the Rome as well as the Amalfi Coast. But my new dream spot is to go visit Tahiti!! I hope to see it within a couple years.
My words of wisdom to aspiring business owners… Take care of your people. Your company is a team. It’s not your company, it’s our company. When the team has a shared vision, and everybody believes in the company’s purpose and that there is a room for advancement and to build a career, people buy in and the company rocks!