In days gone by Caymanians used the dried gourds from the Calabash tree to dip and drink water, to bail boats; to carry things.
While the Calabash gourd is pretty much a novelty these days, one Caymanian entrepreneur has taken the concept of the gourd as a vessel and created a delivery service.
Sean Moyle has created Calabash Delivery Service and has one of his four vans decorated as a Calabash.
‘We wanted to make it look like we were transporting things in a Calabash. We wanted something catchy and different,’ he said.
Mr. Moyle, who grew up in North Side, is well acquainted with Calabash trees and the uses of the gourd.
‘It’s a cool concept, but we do take what we do very seriously,’ he said.
What the four members of Calabash Delivery do is provide fast, efficient and reliable deliveries.
The business started with Sean and his personal vehicle. There are now four Calabash vans on the roads of Grand Cayman.
‘I always had a dream to have my own company and it was very easy for me to get into a courier company where I could use my own vehicle and start delivering,’ he said.
The business started with an accounting firm downtown.
‘From there word spread about how good and fast we were and we started getting a couple of more clients,’ he said.
Calabash now boasts 12 clients and is ready to expand.
Services include local courier, post office box clearance and bill payments. A separate division has been formed to offer media distribution, including newspapers, magazines, invitations and more.
Calabash staff even offers a licensing service in which a staff member will pick up your car, have it licensed and return it to you.
‘In another year I see us as the No. 1 and largest courier in the Cayman Islands,’ he said. ‘Ii have a very good team. My guys all work well together. We’re passionate. We get their as quick as possible and as safe as possible.’
He also guarantees that Calabash offers the best prices in the courier business.
‘We really want to raise the bar for other companies; make them better. You need competition out there. We want to be the leader in the industry.’
For now Calabash focuses on business in George Town, Seven Mile Beach, the Industrial Park, Prospect and South Sound.
To find out more about Calabash Delivery Services or to schedule a delivery, call 926-9346.