Delivering a new occupationPublished 9:47am Monday, October 19, 2009
By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star
Niles resident Bobby Reynolds could be anyone in this economy.
An employee at Alcoa Engineered Plastics in Mattawan, Reynolds found himself on the hunt for work after losing his job.
But in navigating the tricky waters of the workforce, Reynolds found a new idea – the idea to go into business for himself on the familiar streets of Niles, where he has lived for the last 35 years.
And as it were, City Delivery Service was born.
“A lot of people with their busy, busy schedules don’t have a lot of time to run around,” Reynolds said. “I thought maybe they could give me a call and I could do some of that running around for them.”
Reynolds acquired a three quarter ton van.
From small packages to multiple packages to a skid, he said City Delivery Service can run errands, make deliveries and more in a timely manner for customers who need quick service.
Though he admits its been a slow start, Reynolds said “I’m just not about to give up.”
He can take deliveries throughout the city and even outside Niles.
When asked how far, he said he was willing to just see where the business goes.
“I’m just willing to take it just anywhere they want me to take it,” he said.
Reynolds hopes to be more convenient to customers than the “big name” delivery services who may not be able to provide quick turnaround deliveries.
And his hopes for a successful business are not entirely self-serving.
Reynolds hopes to see business increase enough to hire additional employees saying that “it could get someone off unemployment and maybe I can help them myself.”
The Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated City Delivery Services’ addition to its member roster earlier this month along with a celebratory grand opening ribbon cutting.
Reynolds is working out of his home, to get a rate quote or for delivery service, customers can contact City Delivery Service by calling 684-4786.