Brendan Mullally, owner of BeeLine Moving & Hauling, LLC and proprietor of Junk for Charity, has deep roots in the Hudson Valley.
Several generations of his mother’s family have lived in Washingtonville, Orange County, NY, where his Great Uncle Alex DiBenedetto was the town barber for decades and his grandmother, Rose Werkman, is still a community activist. His mother, Beth Quinn, wrote for the Record in Middletown and advocated for peace and justice for more than 25 years.
On his father’s side, the Mullally family has lived in Jeffersonville, Sullivan County, NY, for generations. His aunts, uncles and cousins are still there, teaching in the schools, running the John Deere tractor business, serving the public some fun at Mullally’s pub, managing a bed and breakfast – the list goes on.
As a family, this crowd is on a mission to take care of people. His Uncle Tim arranged to donate dozens of John Deere 4×4’s for use during the clean-up after 9-11. Tim left his own businesses in the family’s hands while he helped at Ground Zero for several weeks. Brendan’s stepfather, Bob Quinn, brings attention to community causes through his job as editor of Monroe’s Photo News and the Warwick Advertiser.
From relatives on both sides of his family, Brendan has learned a credo for doing business in New York’s Hudson Valley – and for living a good life:
- Always go above and beyond what’s promised
- Respect your employees
- Respect your customers
- Greet each job with enthusiasm and have fun while you’re at it
- Be honest
- Work hard and work fast
- Teamwork is essential for success