DUNN MOVING AND STORAGE INC.
Address: 2910 W. Garry Ave.
Owners: Ramon Dunn, chairman, Marie Dunn, president
Business: Local and long-distance movers
Employees: 25, including contract drivers
Sales: $1.3 million
Start-up costs: $150,000 (includes purchase of company)
When profitable? In fifth year.
History: I bought a moving company in Costa Mesa in 1978. At that time, we only had three or four employees in a small warehouse facility. We started with two drivers, primarily doing local moves. Now we're doing about $300,000 in local moves and more than $1 million in long-distance accounts. Our office and warehouse space now stands at 26,000 square feet, and we employ five salesmen, a bookkeeper, an office manager and a relocation coordinator.