Friendly, helpful and very careful! My Move Manager was always easy to contact and I was kept up to date throughout the entire process. I would recommend Bekins highly to...[Read More]
Shayna El Cajon, CA
Overall experience was outstanding. The only comment I would offer would be better, more specific labeling of boxes as they are packed with better idea of what items are packed...[Read More]
Robert Z. El Cajon, CA
The gentlemen that moved us were fantastic! They were prompt, courteous and efficient. These guys clearly knew what they were doing! I was concerned about some of the more fragile...[Read More]
David S. Warrenville, IL
Justin and his team arrived promptly on both designated moving days to the UA. They were all very professional, and worked efficiently, promptly and with extreme care given the sensitive...[Read More]
Luisa Tucson, AZ
I could not be happier. My move from Toluca Lake to La Quinta went wonderfully. Not any issues. The crew did a great job, and I would recommend you folks...[Read More]
William L. Chatsworth, CA
Sharon Cantrell, Moving Consultant was the defining reason why we selected Bekins’ as our packer and mover over 4 other movers. Sharon’s attention to detail, knowledge, expertise, and honesty as...[Read More]
Richard R. Coppell, TX
Bekins made moving a lot easier! Thank you Dave G for setting it all up for us. And a special thanks to Luis & Isreal for all their hard work!...[Read More]
Arthur T. Phoenix, AZ
The crews you assigned to our Packing Day and Load/Take to storage Day were the best and a big relief to us. We hardly had any involvement other than showing...[Read More]
Kenneth K. Coppell, TX
Brandon and team was amazing packing us up but then his truck broke down and our delivery was a day late. The team who delivered was very good, worked hard...[Read More]
Christine B. Livermore, CA
A move is never easy but your crew did a very satisfactory job.good communication...[Read More]
Louis S. Phoenix, AZ

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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