We had the good fortune of connecting with Deante’ Pate and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Deante’, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision I have ever made would have to be the decision to take a risk of leaving the normal 9 to 5 job to pursue starting my own business. I always wanted to be my own boss and set my own schedule. Create a fun work environment for my employees and just have fun and live a happy life. I started my business part time until I had the knowledge and built the confidence to run the business full time. After the first 3 months of operating 3 days a week, I decided it was time to fully dedicate my time into the business. So thats what I did, and 8 years later here I am. It has been a rocky road and an emotional roller coaster but at the end of the day, I do not regret the decision I made.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
First Choice Moving Pros LLc. specialize in commercial and residential relocation services. Not only do we provide services for large moves, but we also do small moves as well. A lot of big companies will not do a small 2 hour job. We have been in business for 8 years now. It has been a rough road but that comes with the territory. I have learned that sometimes mistakes happen because we are not perfect, but we have to learn from those mistakes and come up with a solution so the same mistakes will not be repeated. I want all of our potential customers to know that we pride ourselves with being reliable and handling their precious items with care.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take my friend to the beaches. Sunset cliffs for sure would be the first stop. Next on the list would have to be The food, introduce my friend to the San Diego food scene. Lastly go to gaslamp area for some drinks and night life.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shout out everyone that has invested their time into helping build the First Choice Moving Pros brand. My employees past and present that have dedicated themselves day in and day out to help the business grow stronger over the years. Also I want to shout out @_lyricaleats for always sending referrals our way.