Joshua Rengifo: Making His Move
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
SAN CARLOS — Joshua Rengifo had been in the moving business for several years when he made the move to start his own company. “I’ve been a mover for more than 18 years,” he says. “I started out working for Irish moving companies in the East Bay and San Francisco. When my wife and I started having kids, I knew I’d need a boost in my salary to support my family, so I decided to start my own moving business. At first, I didn’t even have my own truck—I had to rent one! However, after a few years, the company really started to grow. Today, I have four trucks, so it has certainly come a long way.”
Today, as owner of Joshua’s Moving & Packing Services, LLC, Joshua says his favorite part of his job is facilitating smooth moves for his customers. “I like giving every customer great service and an overall great experience. I’ve always enjoyed helping people and making them happy, so I try to do that every step of the way.”
A resident of Menlo Park (where he lives with his wife and their children), Joshua spends his time outside of work watching sports and hanging out with family. “I follow several sports, including soccer, football, tennis and boxing. I also like taking my kids to the park and playing with them.” Additionally, Joshua enjoys hosting barbeques at his home and traveling for vacation. “Last year, we visited Peru, which is where I’m from.”
When asked the secret to his professional success, Joshua cites the importance of patience and determination. “Many people who start a business expect to be successful right away, but it’s not that easy,” he explains. “It takes a lot of time and effort. The important thing is to stick with it. You may get discouraged and feel like giving up, but you can’t do that. It helps to have a good motivation. For me, it was my family. Whenever I thought of my kids and their futures, it motivated me to keep going. Eventually, all my hard work and determination paid off.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Joshua says he’d take a vacation. “I’d do some more traveling. Being a business owner, it’s hard to get away, and even when I do, I have to respond to phone calls and check my email. It’d be a nice change of pace to take a trip and be able to turn off my phone.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What are your favorite sports teams?
A: The San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.
Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Potato chips.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Somewhere in Europe—probably Ireland, just because I spent so many years working for Irish moving companies.
Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
A: Christmas. I love seeing the kids get excited for the tree and the presents, and it’s nice to spend time together as a family.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to eat for dessert?
A: Cold flan.