Little Guys Movers Founders
Marcus Watson & Chris Hawley
Marcus Watson, Abilene native, moved to Denton in 1990 to study art at the University of North Texas. When he realized smoking BBQ for a living was not his calling, he came in contact with a company called Big Guy Movers and decided to try his hand at being a mover. A day of hard work and little pay inspired this good old West Texas boy to start his own company, and so one hot afternoon in 1992, Little Guys Movers was born. With his simple "do the right thing" mentality and a can-do attitude he watched the business quickly accelerate toward success. In 2008, he received the Small Business Persons of the Year award along with his colleague, Chris Hawley.
Chris Hawley, a 5th generation Texan born in 1972 in Wichita Falls, TX, grew up skateboarding and scoring goals as starting player on the varsity soccer team his sophomore year. Following his father's example, he developed a passion for entrepreneurship at an early age by co-founding a lawn care company with a close friend from soccer. After a painting competition in high school earned him a small scholarship to the University of North Texas, he moved to Denton in 1991.
During his pursuits of art and music in college, he joined the Little Guys team as one of the company's first full time employees in 1994. His dedication was evident and his connection with Marcus Watson was undeniable. Chris made full partner after six months. He had a hand in helping develop the hardworking brotherhood that defines the Little Guys' culture today. Chris played a major role in catapulting the company to the next level when they decided open new branch outside of Texas in 1998 and in every endeavor since then. His unique interpersonal skills and unquenchable desire to serve his customers and employees have been constant staples throughout the meteoric development of the company. Today, the company has grown to become a multi-million dollar moving company with multiple different locations and the friendship between Chris and Marcus continues to grow with it.