We were very pleased with the service Bekins provided for our move. Aside from a few small mishaps with some items, all went very will. We were most pleased with...[Read More]
Tom W. Chatsworth, CA
It was a great experience...[Read More]
Jennifer B. Coppell, TX
In general I was very pleased with my moving experience with Bekins - Woodbridge. The most recent major move I made was to Virginia from the metro Atlanta area in...[Read More]
Joel S. Woodbridge, VA
Excellent. The men were professional and helpful....[Read More]
Stewart D. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Outstanding from beginning to end!...[Read More]
Michael P. Santa Fe Springs, CA
from initial call to delivery of my items (LA to GA) staff was very knowledgeable and helpful....[Read More]
Gail A. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Move went well and the movers were professional...[Read More]
Monica B. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Well organized, clean, good listeners and they didn't rush us. The appointment center was easy to understand and Allen and Jeff were such great guys...[Read More]
Susan B. Phoenix, AZ
Amazing. Our crew worked so hard and went above and beyond. They handled our possessions with care and did a great job...[Read More]
Vickie S. El Cajon, CA
Professional is the word to use !!...[Read More]
Carlo C. Wilkes Barre, PA

Bekins A-1 Movers Company Timeline

myBekins History

We’ve been doing this for quite some time; from horse drawn moving vans transporting across town back in 1891, to a network of facilities, wide spread fleet, and international capabilities today.

Timeline

  • Bekins was founded all the way back in 1891.
  • When covered moving vans were first introduced, they carried the Bekins logo.
  • Bekins led the moving and storage business away from horse drawn wagons with the first motorized truck in 1903. We’re betting the horses were happy about that.
  • In 1906, the first concrete and steel warehouse was built by Bekins.
  • The first transcontinental motor van move was completed carrying the Bekins name in 1928.
  • The Caruso family founded Ace Moving & Storage in Wilkes Barre, PA in 1936.
  • In 1984 the company expanded with the Allentown and Harrisburg branches opening.
  • Ace M & S becomes Bekins A-1, joining with Bekins Van lines and opening the Woodbridge, VA branch in 1995.
  • Later in 1995 Bekins leads an industry consortium to develop the CPM (Certified Professional Mover) program, a CD-Rom based training module used by AMSA.
  • Bekins becomes the first van line to earn CPM status, in 1996.
  • Bekins is the first van line to install a nationwide warehouse and storage management system for better order management and tracking in 1997.
  • Also in 1997 Bekins opened a $4M driver training facility in Bolingbrook, IL.
  • Expansion continues for Bekins A-1 with the Las Vegas, NV and Palm Desert, CA branches opening in 1999.
  • Bekins won the Industry Innovator Award for utilizing technology to make tracking shipments faster in 2000.
  • Livermore, CA location opens in 2001.
  • 2003 marks the opening of Sarasota, FL and our San Diego, CA branch locations.
  • In 2006 Bekins Moving Solutions (BMS) merges with Bekins A-1 bringing with it seven additional locations in California and Texas, and our Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL locations open their doors.
  • Keeping the ball rolling, Norfolk, VA, Tucson, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ branches are opened up in 2008
  • Bekins became an inaugural member of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) Promover program in 2009.
  • 2010 was the launch of myBekins.com, an industry first, interactive web portal.
  • Jacksonville, FL branch opens its doors in 2012
Bekins A-1 timeline
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