13 Zachary Rook

Company
Your Local Movers and Storage
Age
29

It’s been a busy year for Zachary Rook, with his nine-year-old business Your Local Movers and Storage stepping in to shift stock for electronics retailer Dick Smith when it collapsed into receivership.

The company also has two potential acquisitions on the cards.

The businesses Rook is eyeing off are both smaller companies, but are based in different locations, which would potentially boost Your Local Movers and Storage geographical reach.

Your Local Movers and Storage, which was founded in 2007, now turns over around $2 million and completes more than 3000 moves every year.

“This year we have done some bigger commercial projects, which has been good fun,” Rook tells SmartCompany.

“Dick Smith had some things going on, we did a whole lot of work for them. We can react to that stuff pretty quickly.”

As for his advice for budding entrepreneurs, Rook says it’s all about locking down the numbers and hiring the right people.

“You’re never better than your people, and cash rules everything,” he says.

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