Prior to obtaining his first authority (license), Randy Seiler had to present proof that he could handle the business. This required attending court hearings, held by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ILCC), and bringing proof of shipper support. The first authority was issued on Quick Delivery Service's first day of business, September 30th, 1983. The first Authority issued by ILCC was very limited, only allowing delivery of electrical supplies, office supplies, printed matter, and beauty supplies, and only within a 50-mile radius of Chicago.
Now it was time to get down to business. Randy bought 500 business cards, a telephone answering machine, and a full-size van. Quick Delivery Service, Inc., had officially begun. As the first and only employee, Randy remembers his humble beginnings. He did his first delivery for $6.00 for his first client, Englewood Electric in Hoffman Estates. "The whole first week netted me $18.00", Randy says. His second account was a company called Allstate Press.
By the end of his first year, Randy was able to purchase another van, but that was very short-lived. The van was sold shortly thereafter because of maintenance problems, and the first Independent Contractor signed on after almost a year in business. The work consisted mainly of local small-package deliveries.
In the beginning Randy conducted his business like many small companies, right out of his house. Within the next few years, Randy hired more drivers and obtained Quick's first office space behind the Snuggery Restaurant in Schaumburg, which is now the Alumni Club. The condo was small, 800 sq ft, but large enough to conduct business at that stage. As the company grew and ran out of space, the condo next door became available, adding another 1,000 sq ft. With a total of 1800 sq ft now available, the business grew faster than ever, and in 1986 Randall Seiler DBA Quick Delivery Service became Quick Delivery Service, Inc.
In 1988 the next Authority was obtained. Randy purchased a company called RB Delivery, which came with a General Commodity authority and a radius scope of 160 miles, with the ability to use trucks. A truck also came with the purchase, and Quick Trucking started up.
In 1990 Quick changed over from Independent Contractors to employees. Quick also got their first 2 computers, the first being a Commodore 64 (with a color monitor!) and the second being an IBM XT Turbo clone.
In 1996 Randy sold the 2 condos and Quick moved into a larger 5000 sq ft building at the current address of 632 Pratt Ave N in Schaumburg. The move-in was accomplished over one very busy weekend in spring, with all the computer and office equipment moved and installed by the devoted employees. The new facility had an overhead door and a truck dock, and room to grow.
1999 saw the beginning of a Rockford (Loves Park) office, also in a building with an overhead door and a truck dock. The Rockford office offers all the same services as the Schaumburg office. It started as a 2-man office and has grown to employ 6 now.
Looking back to when the first Independent Contractor was hired, Quick has come a long way, and now employs about 100 people. Most of our deliveries are local but we do consistently deliver outside the Chicago area. Our services now consist of messenger/courier same day delivery, local and long distance trucking, First Flight Out service using all major airlines to all major cities in the US. For companies that need faster service around the country, Quick has recently introduced Air Charter service. We also offer warehousing, distribution services, and driver leasing. Whatever your needs, we are confident we can supply you with a reliable and cost-effective solution. Just call!