The Bekins Blog
Women’s History Month: Stacey Willis Makes Moves
Jaymie Shook: Thank you for taking time to talk with us, Stacey! Will you tell us what your history with The Wheaton Group is?
Stacey Willis: I came to Wheaton direct in 2013 and left in 2016 to pursue an opportunity to do executive pack and loads for an international relocation company. I returned to the Wheaton system with Boerman, a Bekins agent, in May 2019.
JS: We’re glad you came back to us! How did you get started driving and when?
SW: I got my CDL in 1997, as I was working for an asphalt contractor. I became involved with several individuals and started a logistics company contracted to Sears Delivery and then as a contractor for Beltmann North American in 2000.
JS: What would you say is the best part of being a driver?
SW: I love traveling and visiting all parts of this great country. Also, it’s kinda cool to be the boss!
JS: Traveling does seem like a huge perk. Can you describe your favorite memory as a driver?
SW: I have so many memories, it’s hard to have a favorite. The awesome customers I’ve had and the travels.
JS: What’s something many people believe about household good drivers that isn’t actually true?
SW: ‘Women can’t do it.’ I’ve exceeded the expectations of people throughout my long career, with hard work and a quality, worry–free move experience.
JS: That’s really great – women are a wonderful asset to the moving industry. What is something you wish other people in The Wheaton Group network knew about you or about drivers in general?
SW: It’s getting more challenging each year to be a Driver. The moves are the same; it’s everything else.
JS: Thank you for sharing, Stacey. We appreciate all your hard work!