u-haul pioneer

Logan Frank and Phil Schnee

Frank and Schnee Celebrate 60 Years with U-Haul

Sixty Years of Service. It’s something that’s never been achieved before in U-Haul Company’s history. There are some U-Haul Dealerships that have been open for 60 years or more, but…

Elaine DeShong receiving 10-Year Service Award from Hap Carty

U-Haul Pioneer Elaine DeShong

If U-Haul could crown a queen of customer service, Elaine DeShong would be that monarch. Though she retired in 1995, her legacy with the company lives on in every move…

Patti Davis 2008

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Patti Davis

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—When Patti and Bob Davis opened Patti’s Towing and U-Haul Dealership in 1968, they were the first and only U-Haul representative in Asheville. A lot has changed over the…

Gary Dahlke Retirement cake 2004

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Gary Dahlke

Gary Dahlke joined Team U-Haul in 1952, when a U-Haul representative stopped by the gas station run by Dahlke’s family, including his father, Clayton Dahlke, brother, John Dahlke, and cousin,…

Bobbie Swithenbank

U-Haul Pioneer Bobbie Swithenbank

In 1955, U-Haul expanded its operations to Canada, opening dealers in Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, making U-Haul an international company. As U-Haul celebrates 60 years of doing…

Phil Schnee 2006

Meet the Team: Phil Schnee

Phil Schnee joined the U-Haul Team in 1953. During the years that have followed, he has amassed enough stories to fill a book—maybe two. Here, in his own words, he…

Logan Frank headshot

Meet the Team: Logan Frank

Logan Frank joined U-Haul in 1955, and this summer he will be the first team member to celebrate 60 years with the Company. Here, in his own words, he reflects on…

1948 Hap Carty with trailer at Portland shop

Meet the Team: Hap Carty

Hap Carty is a U-Haul pioneer whose U-Haul story dates back to the Company’s beginning in 1945 when his sister, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, co-founded U-Haul. Here, in his own…