Vincent A. Tucker
Vincent Tucker, President of Quality Moving Services, was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, where he attended Bethel High School. Mr. Tucker attended Virginia State University and graduated in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Public Administration. He has attended several additional education programs such as the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business MBE Executive Management Program, the University of Wisconsin’s Business Management Seminar held at the University of Wisconsin and the Tuck School of Business’ Building a High Performing Minority Business Program at Dartmouth College. He is a past Chairman of the Central Regional Advisory Committee for the Carolina Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council and is the current Chairperson for the Board of Directors for the Central Virginia Better Business Bureau.
Vincent’s career began at a young age when he began working at his family dry cleaning business and family grocery store which led him to Food Lion, Inc., where he served as store manager. Since entrepreneurship was in his blood, he always knew he wanted to own his own business. Multiple business ideas converged into what is now Quality Moving Services, established in 1989. Quality Moving Services has provided professional relocation services throughout the state of Virginia that are dependable, honest and responsive to client’s needs for over 33 years. Tucker and Quality Moving Services have received numerous awards including Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, MBE Class I Supplier of the Year in 2020, 2017, and 2015 and the President’s Award in 2019 from CVMSDC and Vendor of the Year in 2011 from VSU. QMS is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and has been an active member of the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) since 2012.
Vincent Tucker is the current President of the William Tucker 1624 Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of the greater public about the first Africans to arrive in Virginia. William Tucker is the first recorded child of African descent to be born and baptized in English North America. He was the son of Antoney and Isabell who were among the first “twenty and odd” Africans to arrive at Point Comfort (present day Fort Monroe) aboard the White Lion in 1619. The William Tucker 1624 Society, made up of descendants, has consistently made significant contributions to the City of Hampton, the state of Virginia, and areas within the United States, ant the country of Angola, contributing to the cultural, social, and economic growth of local communities and nurturing children in homes, schools and churches while continuing to excel personally, professionally and academically. The Society was recognized by Governor Kaine at the Jamestown 400 Year Celebration in 2007, received a Proclamation from the City of Hampton in April 2013 and was acknowledged by Governor McAuliffe at African Arrival Day Celebration in 2016, and in 2018, Governor Ralph Northam dedicated the Tucker Cemetery as a perpetual open space land to protect the sacred burial ground.