Evie Hooper’s Atlantic Logistics is a woman-founded success

Keystone Heights company focuses on trucking services

By Bruce Hope bruce@opcfla.com
Posted 3/17/21

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, and Atlantic Logistics, a company with offices in Keystone Heights has a female co-founder.

Evelyn “Evie” Hooper is the …

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Evie Hooper’s Atlantic Logistics is a woman-founded success

Keystone Heights company focuses on trucking services

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, and Atlantic Logistics, a company with offices in Keystone Heights has a female co-founder.

Evelyn “Evie” Hooper is the owner, president and co-founder with her now-deceased husband Robert Hooper, Sr. The two began the company together in 2001 out of their home and have built a thriving business.

Atlantic Logistics is coming off the company’s best year. The company focuses on truckloads, flatbed, refrigerated, van and government transportation services.

“This year’s on track to be our best year ever, as well, as long as things keep moving on the road,” said Robert Hooper, Jr., Atlantic Logistics CEO.

“Our Executive team boasts decades of insider experience with sustained growth and recognition,” Evie said. “We are proud to continue our family tradition through added leadership to an already accomplished team. Our company credo is to do the right thing and follow the Golden Rule.”

Robert is extremely proud of his mother and what she has helped to build.

“I think it’s a great role model to women looking to do something different,” he said. “Logistics, it’s changing and growing. There’s not a lot of female truck drivers. I think it’s up to 11% of the trucking force. Over the last 20 years that’s growing, but I think she’s a great role model to other women that want to start a business and lead later in life. I think that’s been inspirational to my sister and all of us. I think it’s a great story for women’s history month.”

Amanda Thacker is the manager of the Keystone Heights office of the company. As a 25-year Keystone Heights resident, she loves that there is a local office of the company.

“Its super-important to me to have a location in Keystone Heights,” said Thacker. After having had to work in Jacksonville and travel all the way into the city, working in Keystone made things much more convenient. Eventually, after working from home, she rented a building in downtown Keystone Heights to work. Her initiative excited her husband, and things continued to grow.

“I’m very proud to work for a woman owned company,” she said. “I’m a very hard worker and I’ve given everything I had to help grow the business. They take pride in all of us that work for them. Family comes first which is a big thing here in Keystone Heights. We try to hire within Keystone Heights. It’s important, just for me to be a woman and to work for a woman owned company.”

Evie looks forward to continued success.

“When it comes to challenges, our in-house staff has yet to meet one they haven’t bested, and we’ve got some of the finest people in the business,” she said. “Especially during Women’s History Month in March, we celebrate their dedication to customer service and command of the subject which fuels our success. We thank the hard-working women and men in the company and look forward to the next 20 years.”

 

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