New York, NY – February 6, 2014 – GFD Courier, a metropolitan NY courier, messenger and trucking delivery services company, is pleased to announce that the company is celebrating its 35th year in business during 2014. Owner Gary Demsak is marking this milestone anniversary with a look back at the transformation of a company that evolved from humble beginnings into a business that not only provides a selection of messenger, delivery and logistics services throughout the New York tri-state area, but customizes its approach to meet the specific needs of each of its varied clients.
In 1979, Demsak, who was working as an unsatisfied driver for a small delivery company at the time, decided to set out on his own to begin his own delivery services company. Setting up the business’s home base from his apartment in Manhattan, Demsak was the driver while his wife, Fran, worked as the dispatcher. After a year of working in the same place where they lived, Demsak moved into an office on West Street, just steps away from the World Trade Center. It was there that he grew his business, moving into four different offices within the building, each larger than the last, during a time-span of 23 years. He also took over the basement of the building as a warehouse for his growing business.
Unfortunately, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 forced Demsak and GFD Courier from the place they had called home for over two decades. Within three days, however, GFD was back up and running, working from a disaster relocation area as they began to get back to business as usual. Within a month, GFD moved its central operations to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, expanding its warehousing capacity and continuing to service its existing client base with the high level of service clients had come to expect. From there, GFD continued to expand and customize their service.
As GFD embarks on its 35th year in business, the company has become recognized among both local New York businesses as well as major national corporations as a company offering messenger, delivery, warehousing and other logistics services that are reliable, dependable and customized to meet the unique needs of each client. In addition to traditional courier and delivery services, for example, GFD offers storage and warehousing, pick & pack services, display and equipment and take-down, inventory management, document storage and retrieval, and product fulfillment and distribution services. These services are provided for companies of all sizes and within a wide range of industries, from cosmetics and office equipment manufacturers to law firms and advertising agencies.
“I think the key to our success over the last three and a half decades has been our ability to retain quality staff over the long-term that shares our commitment to professionalism, as well as our focus on meeting the unique needs of each of our clients in a way that works to address the intricacies of their businesses,” explains Gary Demsak, owner of GFD Courier. “Our customers tell us that partnering with GFD is like having their own personal staff, without the cost. In fact, one customer summed up what our services mean to the operation of their business by equating our name with a verb. When asked what they meant by that, the response was ‘when we need something to get there without fail, we say ‘just GFD it!’”.
Demsak’s dedication to providing professional courier, delivery and logistics services that meet the needs of clients in an array of industries is sure to spur the continued success of GFD well into the future. “We’ve come a long way in 35 years, but we’ve got a solid foundation in place and a commitment to customer service that is sure to serve us well through the next few decades,” explains Demsak.
About GFD Courier:
GFD Courier offers same-day courier and messenger services in the metropolitan NY area, as well as professional van, truck and freight delivery services nationwide. Additionally, the company offers a selection of logistics services to meet the needs of large and small businesses in an array of industries. The company prides itself on offering reliable, dependable, courteous and professional services that are customized to address the intricacies unique to each of their clients. For more information about GFD Courier, visit https://gfdcourier.com/ or call 212-349-3644 or 718-222-7444.