Hello! My name is Ton and I was born and raised here in Omaha, NE. My parents are from Vietnam and moved to the States in the 80's. I graduated from Millard North Highschool in 2013 with no idea what to do after school (of course) and put off continuing my education (naturally).
After stumbling from one odd job to the next I got a job creating websites and adding content for local small business webpages such as; moving, cleaning, landscaping and other service-oriented businesses. Upon this discovery and a little ingenuity, the rest is history. I set out to start my own hauling company to serve the Omaha community.
A company is only as good as it's people and it's culture (values). So we make it a point to only work with people of great character and ability. We value staying small and local because we believe doing so makes working with our company much easier.
More importantly, we do our part to avoid waste. Being brought up from Vietnam, my parents scolded me for wasting anything! So with that attitude, we drop off what we can in-between stops to a charity or thrift shop. And with about 30 donation/thrift stores in the metro area - avoiding waste is easy!
Donating and recycling not only helps sustain the environment we all share, but it also reduces our costs at the recycling centers or landfills. Choosing us to be your preferred local hauler or mover will save your wallet, your back and the environment!
A look at some work we've done
I want to move on and share a bit about how I believe Ton's hauling went from good a good company to great one. Honestly, when I started, calling me an 'amateur mover' was probably an overstatement. My experience was minimal, and expert movers? They seemed like mythical creatures. What kept the engine running, though, were my core principles: dedication to customer satisfaction, showing up, and putting in the hard work every day. The real game-changer wasn't working hard of course, it was working smarter. And luckily, after hiring many amateur movers I met Dave who showed us how to do just that.
Dave is a true professional with a twist of adventure. He's 65 years old with over three decades of experience in moving, helping to load and unload those massive 50-foot semi-trucks across the nation. The idea of a desk job? That would drive him stir-crazy. He's the type of person who thrives on being active and tackling challenges head-on. And it's obvious he's passionate about moving – his laughter and enthusiasm are contagious, even on our toughest days. He taught all of us the tricks of the trade, how to properly move furniture and recommended the best moving equipment to purchase so we could get the job done safer, faster and much, much easier! (wasn't easy convincing a first generation immigrant to pay more for quality equipment.)
What makes Dave special isn't just experience, it's the attention and care he has to make sure the moving process is done to an exceptional level. In the beginning, I found this almost excruciatingly frustrating. I was used to taking shortcuts for the sake of expediency. Dave didn't let that slide even though I was his boss! He'll put pads down on your hardwood floors, stretch wrap items, he'll put two straps AND a load bar to secure the load and all other precautions to reduce any risks of damage to your belongings or property.
Ton's Hauling was officially established in 2018. We started by helping residents move from one home to the next. Most of our jobs came through craigslists posts offering moving services. We rented Uhauls to move people or helped them load and/or unload the trucks they rented. While helping people move, we found most people had trouble finding a way to get rid of old junk they didn't want to bring to their new home. We didn't want to get in trouble by just throwing everything in an apartment dumpster either so we decided we'd offer an additional service for hauling away unwanted bulky household items most people without a truck couldn't manage. This soon became the major focus of my company.
I started with a rusty pick up truck that I purchased for $500 that most people didn't think would make it out of their driveway! But thanks to the support of the local community we have managed to acquire reliable trucks so we can better serve the needs of our customers.
We pride ourselves in being local, affordable and easy to work with. As an owner operated small business we do our very best to ensure your experience is a breeze!