About Us


From the Founder

In 1981, after spending six years as a high school teacher in Minneapolis, I founded Quicksilver Express Courier. I convinced seven of my friends to quit their jobs and become owner-partners. With limited funds but unlimited vision, we opened July 6, 1982, completing only one delivery our first day.

Since that first delivery, our goal has been to be a leader in the industry. We were the first company to offer 45 minute service. Having drivers in uniforms was a new concept. In 1985 we began installing computers in the cars, another first. By 1986 we had been listed twice in INC Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Businesses in the US”. We expanded into six other states, and our operations in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Phoenix are all ranked among the largest “same day” courier services in their respective cities. Today we employ over 750 people.

Several of the original founders still work at Quicksilver today. Additional owner-partners have been added in key positions in each of our locations. I am still amazed when I think about all the friends and customers that have been part of my life for more than four decades. My sincere appreciation goes out to everyone that helped make Quicksilver what it is today.

Mike Crary, Founder/Board Chairman

The Quicksilver Advantage

  • Largest Locally Owned Courier
  • Employees – Not Independent Contractors
  • Serving a wide range of industries since 1982
  • Open 24/7/365
  • Knowledgeable, friendly and professional employees
  • Uniformed, ID badges, marked vehicles
  • No-smoking policy
  • Online Order Entry
  • Order tracking is fast, easy, and convenient
  • Instant order confirmation
  • Online viewable delivery history and custom invoicing
  • Technology Advantage

  • Quicksilver Driver Phone Application
  • GPS assisted
  • Real-time communication and tracking
  • Online order entry and tracking
  • Captured proof of delivery signature
  • Delivery completion notification
  • Electronic reports and invoicing