Very efficient loading and on time delivery. The driver was exceptional and very experienced. He performed well with organizing things from start to finish....[Read More]
James M. Livermore, CA
Great - on time, and hustled whole time. Nice guys too....[Read More]
Al M. Sarasota, FL
This was our first time using a moving company. We were very happy with our experience so far. Mr. Van Wyck was our first point of contact and he was...[Read More]
George C. Norfolk, VA
Excellent From Start to Finish! Everyone was friendly & conscientious. Even though an antique chair leg was broken, and the glass doesn't fit into a round patio table (wrought iron...[Read More]
Jo B. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Five star!!!! Everyone, particularly Oliver were fantastic. Very professional and very competent. Would definitely recommend them to others....[Read More]
Joanie P. Santa Fe Springs, CA
I had the best experience with Bekins and the drivers. They were the most professional, courteous, responsible movers. AAs for the Company the quote I got was very reasonable and...[Read More]
Ruth T. El Cajon, CA
I was very impressed with the organization and communication skills of Pat Schilling....[Read More]
Steve P. Livermore, CA
Movers were efficient pleasant and professional...[Read More]
Ellen P. Santa Fe Springs, CA
The move went without a problem. The four gentlemen who were doing the moving were professional, efficient, and extremely helpful. They worked as a team with absolute precision and cooperation....[Read More]
Marcella S. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Packing took much longer than anticipated. I phoned numerous times to ask when truck would arrive....[Read More]
Candace B. Santa Fe Springs, CA

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.


  • 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, an industry first, interactive web portal.
  • Jacksonville, FL branch opens its doors in 2012
Bekins A-1 timeline
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