Fetch-That Errand Service: Providing a Helping Hand
By: Shayla Johnson
Aristotle said that “the greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”
When life becomes a juggling act and things begin to pile up and make it difficult to get everything done in one day, people call Fetch-That Errand Service. Owned by Becky Morgan, the new Nacogdoches business assists anyone needing an extra hand when the to-do list is greater than available time.
Morgan provides basic errand service for those who need a helping hand and cannot do every task for themselves. This includes businesses, the elderly, new mothers, and just plain busy individuals.
Services include shopping, gift wrapping, house/pet-sitting, home services, pick-up-drop-offs, order and pick up food deliveries, small business services, car service, spa services, car rentals, concierge services, and more. Morgan also has a truck available to pick up large items from sites such as Tyler, Houston, or Lufkin.
Fetch-That was established in April and is growing throughout the city. Morgan plans “to expand my service business to Lufkin and anywhere the services are needed,” she said.
Morgan felt the need to open a small business in Nacogdoches where she can do what she loves and help people. She has the drive to help others whether family, friends, or people in the community. “It was a necessity to move here because my husband moved here to help family,” Morgan said.
Nacogdoches works for her as a location because of family and the great community. Morgan believes Fetch-That is the only business of its kind in Nacogdoches, so she has no known competitors. Her mission is to help others in need.
She said the biggest challenge when starting a new business is promotion. “Getting the name out and educating the public to think about my service can be a challenge,” Morgan said.
Morgan strives for reasonable pricing based on the service performed. For example, pet sitting is $18 per visit. There is no additional charge for more than one pet. The meal delivery and pick up service is $5 per stop at any restaurant in Nacogdoches.
Morgan is helping a family relocate to Nacogdoches from Mexico. The husband has already moved to Nacogdoches for his job at a plant in town. The mother and three children will relocate at the end of the month. The husband did not know anything about Nacogdoches, except for the plant where he is employed. Morgan assisted the family with contacting the social security office, finding a house and registering the children for school in the fall. “This is still a work in progress,” Morgan said. Once the whole family relocates she will be there to assist them with any services necessary.
A consultant for the husband’s company originally contacted the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, wanting to know if there was a business or individual who could help the family with the details of relocating to Nacogdoches. Chamber staff member Barbara Holl knew from the membership records and personal contact that Fetch-That could handle the situation. “The consultant emailed me information which I passed on to Becky,” Holl said. “We do this with any requests where our members can assist.”
Aristotle realized that being handy and helpful can be virtuous.
For Becky Morgan, there’s also the practical aspect.
“We are here,” she said with a smile, “to do the jobs that you don’t want to do.”