Nancy Chatelain did a great job in providing us with an estimate and arranging for a seamless experience....[Read More]
Gordon B. Santa Fe Springs, CA
My moving was not a very happy reason but when I was contacted By Jerry Smith he was such a gentlemen I was very impressed by his professionalism and how...[Read More]
Sharon V. Santa Fe Springs, CA
They were very courteous and efficient...[Read More]
Gina T. Santa Fe Springs, CA
My experience was wonderful, I sincerely appreciate all of your professional assistance....[Read More]
Carver W. Santa Fe Springs, CA
You made our move must better experience than we ever imaged. We will be recommending you to anyone that needs to move. Your people were the best worker and the...[Read More]
Glen C. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Great, everyone was so helpful. Jane always responded to my requests in a timely manner. Thanks...[Read More]
Cort H. Santa Fe Springs, CA
Excellent service from beginning to end!...[Read More]
Jean W. Santa Fe Springs, CA
excellent-very attentive and all questions answered....[Read More]
Fred W. Las Vegas, NV
Our first contact with Bekins set the tone for the entire move. Professional, helpful, hands-on ... they came to our home to gather info for quote. We packed our small...[Read More]
Vickie D. Coppell, TX
Service was excellent, I would recommend and use Bekins again....[Read More]
Linda C. Las Vegas, NV

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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