Kyrish Truck Centers Announces Company Rebrand to Provide Customers with a Seamless Experience Across Multiple Locations
When Texas experienced its first Category 4 hurricane since 1961, a family-owned business of over 40 years came to the aid of the community.
As Hurricane Harvey battered the state in August of 2017, Kyrish Truck Center provided shelter for employees, worked the phones tirelessly to get 30,000 pounds of meat from Florida to its battered region and – along with the generosity of local dealers and vendors – dispersed over $140,000 to displaced employees.
This commitment to selflessness and doing what’s right is just part of the reason Kyrish Truck Center is the third-largest international trucking group in the country.
And now its rebranding efforts will provide an even better, smoother and more comprehensive customers experience.
What family and community means to Kyrish Truck Center
“The Wednesday after the hurricane was the first day that we could open,” Duane said on the impact of Hurricane Harvey. “Our accounting building flooded with 12 to 14 inches of water.”
Other employees whose homes had been damaged sought refuge at the company’s main Houston location. When all was said and done, the company provided a safe haven for over 40 people.
The dedication to community and humanity didn’t stop there, however.
Duane Kyrish opened up his home to employees for a solid 10 days as the community began the process of recovery.
During the storm’s aftermath, after braving the crowds inside a jam-packed Lowe’s, Duane received a call on his drive home from a local car dealer.
“You’re the guy that can help us,” the voice said on the other line. “The Florida auto dealers have donated 30,000 pounds of meat. We were told you could get us a truck and trailer to go get it.”
The goal was to get 30,000 pounds of meat from Orlando to NRG Stadium in Houston to feed 4,000 to 5,000 famished evacuees, but how was Kyrish Truck Center going to complete the nearly 2,000-mile round-trip trek in just 48 hours to get the food back in time?
Persistence, dedication and working the phones like a politician on election night, that’s how.
First a call to a dealer in Orlando to secure a truck and trailer located near the food. Then a call to a driver in Houston to get him on a flight to Florida to bring back the precious cargo. More calls were made to ensure the meat was properly loaded, transported and then finally barbequed at home for those in the direst of straights.
This herculean effort to help an entire city is what Kyrish Truck Center does for every single customer.