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Business and community man: Selvy always goes the extra mile



Deonta Selvy Sr.

Vicksburg native Deonta Selvy Sr. has been a pillar of the Vicksburg community over the years as both a successful businessman and local volunteer.

Selvy began D & T Mobile Express Services in 2009 just two years after graduating from North Carolina Central University.

“I couldn’t see myself working for anyone so I decided to be my own boss,” Selvy said.

By the time Selvy was in his mid 20s, business was slow for the young entrepreneur but with his continued hard work he was able to secure plenty of customers. He currently has over 150 customers, including business accounts from multiple car dealerships around Vicksburg.

D & T Mobile Express Services offers both power and soft washing that many individuals seem to enjoy. The company also handles pressure washing of houses, concrete driveways, and commercial businesses.

Although Selvy’s business has successfully been running for over a decade now, he always finds a way to keep his customers first.

“All of my customers are loyal to me, and I will always continue to go the extra mile for them,” Selvy said.

Expanding and getting a building and another truck on the road is in Selvy’s future plans for his business. He plans for this to happen soon in order to service more customers.

Apart from being a great business man, Selvy is known for his love of sports and teaching kids the fundamentals of the games.

Selvy has been a volunteer football and basketball coach for the last 15 years and has  mentored hundred of kids through the years.

Most recently, he and his wife Takita Selvy  started F.R.E.E (Fitness, Recreation, Education, Encouragement), a nonprofit agency aimed at helping kids in the community.

“The key reason for the nonprofit is to create something in the city for kids,” Selvy said.

The nonprofit will include a Boys’ and Girls’ Club and will donate materials and equipment to athletes in the Vicksburg-Warren School District. Selvy said the main focus will be on the kids’ education.

Selvy has proven his dedication to serving the community and now he continues to take steps further to help individuals, and the city of Vicksburg will always be in debt to him for his great services.

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