Business Profiles

Thousands of businesses contract with FedEx Ground. Many have shared their stories of success and growth. Here are a few.

Recognition for outstanding service providers

FedEx Ground honors outstanding performance on the part of the independent businesses with which it contracts through several awards:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year — honors businesses that exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship
  • Humanitarian — recognizes those who go above and beyond in promoting human welfare, particularly in life-threatening situations

George Mekheil, New GM Express, Inc.

Secaucus, N.J.

"I had a dream to start a business."

Andrew "Jake" Jacobs, A. Jacobs, Inc.

Columbus, Ohio

"You are only as good as the people who work for you."

Anas Benyazed, BQ Express Inc.

Sacramento, Calif.

"There’s great potential in this business. I don’t see it doing anything but continuing to grow."

Saul Lerma, Lerma Transport Inc.

Yuma, AZ

“I always wanted to own my own business – FedEx gave me that opportunity”

Abdul Khalik, Abdul’s Packaging, Inc.

Fremont, CA

“It’s in my blood to be a businessman”

Manuel Angulo, Elite Transports

Riverside, CA

“Having my own business and being able to succeed, that’s what my goal has always been”

James DeArmond, JSD Express

Utica, NY

“I take great pride in my businesses, I think it was the best move I’ve ever made in my life”

Norman Hoover, Gotapak of Southwest Georgia, Inc.

Albany, GA

“I don’t really have a boss”

Jack Webster and Son Trucking

Winnipeg, MB

“Safety is our number one concern”

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