Zooming In On CMM
Here at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your possessions are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently.
This month we’re saying goodbye to longtime mover Matt Knutson, and we figured we’d interview him one last time to get his unique perspective on the company before he heads out to pasture.
Matt, you’ve been with CMM for a long time. When did you start moving here?
On and off, I think it’s been about 5 years.
That’s a long time to be hauling heavy furniture around! What kept you going?
The guys, for sure. That’s always been my favorite thing about College Muscle Movers, it’s a great group of people. It’s not so easy to find out in the world, especially at work.
Agreed. You must have seen your fair share of guys come through the company over the years, did you notice any changes on that front?
Sure thing. As complicated and hard as the industry is, CMM has grown a lot over the last several years. Back in the day, when I started, it was less structured. The estimates weren’t as accurate, there wasn’t as much support. Now you get a lot more help when you need it, and things run a lot smoother. That’s the benefit of learning and experience.
Ok. I ask this one a lot, but what is the craziest thing that ever happened to you on a move?
There are so many things, ha. I’ve probably done my best to forget some of them. One of the weirdest was when we went out for a move at this apartment complex. The customer said she could be late, but the leasing manager could sign off on the paperwork.
The leasing manager met us in the lobby, but he wouldn’t let us into the apartment or sign off on the paperwork. He kept saying that going into the apartment would ‘mess us up’. He kept repeating that, and it was a little weird. Then he told us that the customer was a wanted felon, and the police needed our help to catch her. That was probably the weirdest part, when he just flipped his story like that.
Anyway, eventually he signed off on the paperwork and had us just go in and move stuff around for awhile. Later, when we were going to be unloading, the police sent a squad car there and that was that. Crazy time moving.
So, we’ve covered the job— what do you do outside of moving?
I’m a beer guy. Some people collect fine wines, fill up their cellars with wine. I have a cellar full of beer.
That doesn’t sound so bad. I’ve heard rumors that you even brew your own? What’s the best beer you’ve ever brewed?
Ooooh. That’s a tough one. I can definitely narrow it down. There’s this lymphoma charity that I’m involved with, and I brew beer for it. I made this pear pale ale for it, from Bartlett pears. You steam the pears and then infuse that with the beer and let it ferment. Really good.
That sounds even better.
Thanks to Matt Knutson for all the years he put in moving, and we hope he keeps enjoying the finer things in life!