Ameritex got its start a local moving company with a young couple in a two-bedroom apartment back in 2001. The owners, Nima and Beth Rohani, say the name Ameritex, is the result of America and Texas having a baby.
Back in the early days of Ameritex Movers, Beth and Nima say they were just naive kids when they got their start. They didn’t really know anything about running a business and hadn’t planned to, either. Beth was working as a journalist, and Nima wanted to be a dentist. While preparing for school, Nima worked as a mover to help pay for his school tuition, textbooks, and meals. But something clicked for Nima when he was helping others move.
He realized people have such strong emotional attachments to their possessions that movers truly impact their lives. This gave him a fresh perspective on what a local moving company should be. In fact, the interactions with Nima’s customers were so meaningful, he decided not to be a dentist.
In the Beginning at Ameritex
For a while, Nima wore multiple hats at the moving company while Beth worked as a news assignments editor listening to 20 scanners at a time for breaking news. Business kept blossoming, and it was all from referrals. The word of mouth was so powerful that they didn’t even need to advertise in the Yellow Pages, which was unheard of at the time.
After a few years Beth joined the team full-time. Her logistical and dispatching skills, along with her type-A personality and leadership skills were just the catapult the company needed. Plus, she’d already learned all the Houston zip codes from her last job, which is a must for anyone in the moving industry. You say Chimney Rock and San Felipe; she says 77057. From that point on, Beth took on the business, marketing, and promotional responsibilities, while Nima directed the moving crews.
Success for Our Local Moving Company
Another exciting moment in the company’s history was when Ameritex partnered with Re/Max Texas in 2005, which gave the Houston movers even more of a local boost.
Ameritex eventually moved from Beth and Nima’s apartment to a small 400-square-foot office on Bissonnet. Fun fact: The office was just one floor above Destiny’s Child’s office in the same building. But, in 2015, the company moved out of the Bissonnet office into the current headquarters at 9200 West Sam Houston Parkway South. This was a huge milestone. The year 2016, marked another major accomplishment — Ameritex was selected as a Champion Finalist and recognized as one of the Houston Business Journal’s Houston Fast 100.
The company continues to grow because it sticks to the basics and simply sees the whole company as humans helping humans. The owners and employees really appreciate the opportunity to help. We believe in earning and gaining trust by sticking to standards and values. As a company, Ameritex keeps it’s promises and does what is promised. They stay focused and believe that as innovators they will stay ahead of the imitators.
The owners and team are proud of our humble beginnings, the journey, and where the company is today. The next 15 years are sure to be as exciting as the first 15. Stay tuned!