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As Washington Express celebrates their 40th year serving the Greater Washington, DC area, much has changed vastly over the years. Starting with around 100 couriers only delivering paper documents, they’ve since expanded with multiple specialized divisions, applied advanced technology and continue to thrive in the fast-paced, logistical realm.

 

1987 – Executive Couriers, another local courier service of equal proportions, merged with Washington Express creating one large company retaining the Washington Express name. The company soon after became the number one courier service for law firms in the DC-metro area and grew to 200 couriers.

1998 – Washington Express was sold to Dispatch Management Systems (DMS); a company participating in the large-scale acquisition of courier services and merging into one known as an industry “roll-up”. WEX effectively sold the business in exchange for stock, but in the same year, started advancing their technology by using Kiwi; a dispatching software that gave a countdown on the delivery.

2000 – As the commerce world flocked to the internet, Washington Express created their first website. WEX has always maintained the importance of staying up to date in the fast-changing technology-driven times. The website also allowed for the launch of the internet-based WEXlink online ordering system, which remains a vital component of the company to this day. Even though ordering by phone remained the popular method for years, WEX maintained a steady course of advancing their technology.

2001 – Washington Express was bought back from the bank following the dissolution of Dispatch Management Systems. However, through this process, they were able to keep the technology WEX received from DMS. Unbeknown to them, this whole transition helped set them up for greater success.

2007 – The demand of courier services was great, and Washington Express was continuing to grow and acquired several other courier companies in the area, including Apple Courier Merger. With growth also came finding better technology to handle the volume. They made the switch to e-courier; a delivery and dispatch software. The very next year, couriers started using their own smart phones to access this technology on the go, which is still used today.

2011 – Then came the launch of Washington Express Visas and Documents, which specializes in providing work visas and passport processing; eventually evolved into primarily document legalization and authentication. Washington Express was already providing these types of services, making up 10% of WEX’s total revenue, by delivering client’s application to embassies/state department, but ran into many rejected documents. This was due to the mistakes made on the applications themselves, so WEX saw a need and evolved their resources. This ushered in a dedicated department to help clients file the appropriate information per embassy/state department. In 2012, Washington Express Visas was up and running in their own office in the heart of DC to further expedite these documents.

2017 – Their newest division to date, Washington Express Movers, was established. This division specializes in commercial moving and performing short-notice office moves of any size, along with long/short-term storage of office equipment, furniture, etc… This came about because WEX was already being asked to move large items frequently, so a dedicated division to help with small, internal, last minute moves seemed to be a great next step. Additionally, Office Movers, who was the largest exclusive commercial office mover in the country, just had gone out of business, so it opened an opportunity. Since not many moving companies in the area specialize in this, they started sharing with their current WEX customers this new service. As the momentum grew, they started making investments in infrastructures, trucks, moving equipment, and warehousing for storage. This then quickly grew in helping with larger move projects and office relocations. They’re now known as Office Movers Express (OMX) as the owners really wanted a name that says what they do, especially in the age of internet marketing, and to differentiate from WEX’s services.

2019 – After 20 years at their headquarters, off Route 1 in Beltsville, MD, WEX and OMX badly needed a new space that included a much larger warehouse space to accommodate their growing moving and storage clients. The tables had turned and now their own office relocation was in order, and they relocated to a 30,000 square foot office and warehouse facility. This allowed for new services aimed at providing customers with flexibility and easy access to stored items.

2020 – Logistical needs continued to change in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. WEX moved quickly and continued to evolve with the changes while maintaining the same level of services. That year, 95% of their clients ordered through WEXlink as online order continues to be popularized and mainstream. Through these orders, they noticed a greater need for home deliveries, and food subscription box companies started seeking them out for regular deliveries. OMX noticed some office downsizing and provided office space reconfigurations and temporary storage while office create social distancing workstations.

Washington Express looks forward to serving their clients for another 40 years as they look the future of the exciting and ever-changing logistical industry.


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Whether you have a business or are just starting one, you need to always to be prepared. Being available to receive important information at any given notice is vital. That’s where having a registered agent comes into play. They will receive these documents on your behalf, so you’ll never miss a beat.

What is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent is a business or individual that is a responsible third-party, in the same state as your corporation or LLC, who receives your official government notifications, service of process, and tax forms on your behalf. It’s required by law that every corporation has a registered agent(s) that is present at a physical address in each state you do business in.

Why hire a Registered Agent?

You yourself can become your own registered agent, however, most choose to hire one. This will enable you to keep your address private if you work remotely, and a registered agent must also always be present during business hours to receive documentation at any given moment. So if you travel or are out of the office frequently, hiring a third-party professional who promptly forwards these notices will keep your mind at ease and avoid unwanted legal outcomes.

Contact Us

You don’t have to search far for a trusted registered agent. Washington Express provides reliable and secure registered agent services in Washington, DC, as well as document retrieval, apostilles, document authentication, document legalization, and certificates of good standing services. Contact us at info@washingtonexpress.com for one of our experts to provide pricing and best assist your business needs. 


Howard Dublin- Site Manager

Tell us a little bit about your years as a DC police officer.  

I’m originally from Connecticut and after 6 years in the Marine Corps I was stationed at Quantico Marine Corps Base which later led to my 10 years as a DC police officer. I’ve seen a lot and witnessed the first president to ever be impeached. That was an experience I’ll never forget.

How did you get into the courier industry?

I saw an ad and was attracted to the freedom that’s comes along with being a courier and the ability to be my own boss. I started out as a biker which kept me in shape and kept me busy. After Gil Carpel took over the company, he offered me a position as an in-house site manager and the rest is history. I’ve worked with other law firms but have been with Akin Gump for about 14 years now.  Everyone can count on me to get things done.

You’ve been known as an ambassador at Akin, any memorable moments or experiences with customers that stand out to you over the years?

Washington Express and Akin have been great to me over the years. It’s easy to enjoy your job when you enjoy the people and the work. I really admire Mike and Gil and they’ve been very supportive to me over the years as mentors.

What stands out to me the most is how much the courier industry has changed. When I first came on the scene there was no faxing or online filings. Couriers carried everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Library loads were huge and we picked up books all day long for inter library loans. I’ve seen the courier business transform from what I call the ‘prehistoric time’ to the ‘millennial generation’.

I also saw things drastically change after 9/11. Before then, you could walk into any government building and go straight to the room. We knew the secretaries and were friendly with the employees. With new security measures, that doesn’t exist anymore. A lot has changed.

How do you spend your time when you’re not working? 

I like to coach and mentor our youth. I work with Beacon House as an adviser and work as a varsity football coach and mentor at Dunbar High School in DC. My son and I also coach/mentor the varsity basketball team at Rock Creek Christian Academy in Upper Marlboro. So I’m a pretty busy guy. But I love to get away and travel as well. I’ve been all over to the Cayman Islands, Alaska and Central America. I’ve had some fun adventures.

How do you plan to spend your retirement?

Continuing to work as a coach and mentor and spend more time with my grandkids. But it’s been a great ride with Washington Express and I’ve enjoyed my time and work.


Delcia Bennett-Courier 999

What attracted you to the courier business? 

I was first attracted to the courier business through a special invitation to become my own boss, work flexible hours and have unlimited earning potential.

Can you describe a typical work day? 

A typical work day is a new adventure each day! I start my day off with my morning mail routes and have to overcome monumental circumstances. As couriers, we race the clock to meet deadlines and are challenged by parking obstacles and speed enforcements. I strive to be the best courier I can be and uphold company standards among my WEX team members (aka bossing them around 😉). I work diligently to be an example of excellence for the Washington Express Brand, whose logo I wear proudly.

What has been most memorable for you as a WEX courier? 

The most memorable moment for me has been being a part of the WEX team as we dominate the courier industry. After 30 years, we’re still here! The industry has drastically changed since I began through the use of technology and electronics like the fax machine. I see a lot of familiar faces and love to see happy customers. When they walk in the office, if they’re smiling, I’m smiling.

How do you spend your time when you’re not working? 

I love to travel, go fishing and spend time with my husband and grandchildren. My 8th grandchild is due in May! About 7 years ago I took a 6-week vacation and traveled to Alaska, Canada, Jamaica, Nevada and West Virginia and got to fish in beautiful locations. It was an experience I’ll never forget. I also continue to take classes and recently graduated from the Greater Washington Area Urban Leagues Entrepreneur Program.

I’d like to thank the Washington Express FAMILY for a wonderful 35 years!


January 12, 2018 Uncategorized

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