Tell us about you, where did you grow up, go to school and live now? I grew up in New Canaan and went to public schools. I did not go to college and I currently live in Easton, CT Tell us a little about your business, how did it all start and what are your goals for the future? I started the business when I was 18, bought a pickup truck in high school and would haul brush and debris to the dump. I worked a few days a week for a moving company in Stamford and figured I could do moving jobs myself, so started to do small moving jobs with the pickup truck. Bought a large moving van when I was 21 and became an agent for Wheaton Van Lines, a national mover, so we could do long distance moves. We have now been in business 41 years, we employ 40 – 45 people in the busy season and are now an agent for Atlas Van Lines. We have two warehouse locations, one in Stamford and one in Stratford, totaling 60,000 square feet. We move families locally, across the country and around the world.
How did you first get involved with Filling in the Blanks? and how long have you been working with FIB? We first got involved with Filling in the Blanks in August of 2016. I play softball with Tom Conheeney, who is on the board, and he was talking about FIB after a game one night. He mentioned they could use help with transportation of the food from the grocery store to FIB’s facility so we offered our help. Filling in the Blanks had been renting trucks and getting volunteers to move and unload the pallets of food. I offered the use of our trucks and manpower to help. We have been doing it since then.
Why have you been so generous to FIB? We got involved because we are always looking for ways to help people in the communities that we serve. The fact that kids go hungry in this country is tragic, especially when so much government money is spent on things much less important. We are also involved in a charity called “Move for Hunger”. It was started in 2009 and moving companies, like ourselves, collect food from people we are moving who are not taking it with them and bring it to the local food bank.
What would you like to see in the future for your community/the areas that FIB serves? We are proud to be affiliated with Filling in the Blanks and to be able to do our small part in helping them achieve their mission. We look forward to them expanding the number of kids they feed each week and in working with them any way we can THANK YOU KASTER MOVING FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF FIB AND OUR MISSION!