Spirituality, piano inspire San Antonio mover
Andrew Sengler’s new life started with a leap of faith.
Mustard Seed Moving owner Sengler graduated in 2002 with a computer engineering degree, but as soon as he walked into his job as a telecommunications network engineer in Little Rock, Ark., he knew it wasn’t his path.
“It was slow-paced, the coffee was bad and the work didn’t captivate me,” he says. “I remember day after day sitting in that cubical, frequently taking breaks to look outside at the Arkansas River and wonder what I was really meant to do. I had so much energy built up at the end of each workday that I would often drive to a mountain after work, and run up and down it as fast as I could. I was dissatisfied, and I started a pretty nasty drinking habit, had poor work ethic and was pretty reckless with my life.”
Owner Andrew Sengler founded the company in Little Rock in 2005, and reopened in San Antonio in 2010. The company won the Super Service Award in 2011 and 2012.
Hitting rock bottom prompted Sengler to make life changes. He quit drinking, reacquainted with his Christian faith, then met his wife, Leah. Without her, the company wouldn’t exist. Sengler wanted to have a piano waiting for Leah, a music teacher, when she moved in after the wedding. “I watched, intrigued, as the local Little Rock piano mover delivered the 1936 Knabe baby grand piano,” he says. “He moved it with such ease. He charged so much. He scratched my floor.” That planted the entrepreneurial seed in Sengler’s mind, and he started his moving company soon after.
Sengler credits the Bible verse, Matthew 17:20 — nothing’s impossible if you have faith the size of a mustard seed — for inspiring his company name and guiding him along his spiritual renewal.
He launched the company in Little Rock in 2005, but Sengler later decided to move closer to family after the birth of his daughter. He sold the Little Rock location and reopened in San Antonio in 2010.
San Antonio member Polly Longserre used Mustard Seed twice in one year and says the moves went smoothly. “Andrew goes to great lengths to treat your belongings with the care and respect they deserve,” she says. Pflugerville member Valerie Rollans says her move with Mustard Seed marked the first time she hired movers without having any damaged belongings. “I’m not a huge fan of moving in general, but these guys really took a lot of the stress out of it,” she says.
When he’s not busy moving people, Sengler enjoys spending time with his family, and takes frequent bike rides with his daughter. “I recently learned how to ride a unicycle, but then I moved that neighbor to a new neighborhood, and he took his unicycle with him,” he says. “I’ll get my own, one day.”
The Super Service Award recognizes contractors and health care providers that have maintained a stellar service rating on Angie’s List throughout the past year. Be sure to always check the List before hiring, however, as ratings can and do change.