What makes Bekins so great? Unrivaled expertise and a commitment to customer service.
As one of the oldest moving companies in the United States, Bekins Van Lines was founded by brothers John and Martin Bekins in 1891. Bekins began operations in Sioux City, Iowa, with just three horse-drawn vans and twelve employees. Present day, they are one of the nation’s largest full-service moving and storage companies with nearly 150 locations throughout the United States. More importantly, Bekins is proud to be using information technology and logistics to ensure moves go smoothly no matter the distance.
Over the years, Bekins has been involved with many firsts and important milestones within the moving industry.
- Bekins was the first to specialize in moving household goods.
- When covered moving vans were introduced, they carried the Bekins name.
- Bekins led the moving and storage business away from horse-drawn wagons with the first motor trucks in 1903.
- The first concrete and steel warehouses were built by Bekins in 1906.
- The first transcontinental motor van move was completed by Bekins in 1928.
- In 1960, Bekins established Bekins World Wide, later known as Bekins International.
- Bekins became a leader in residential delivery service, later named HomeDirectUSA in 1994.
- Bekins led an industry consortium to develop the CPM (Certified Professional Movers) program, a CD-ROM based training module in 1995.
- Bekins became the first van line to earn CPM status in 1996.
- Bekins is the first van line to install nationwide warehouses and storage management systems to assist in order management and tracking in 1997.
- Bekins is purchased by Wheaton Van Lines in March 2012.
With such a rich history, it is no wonder that White Glove Moving & Storage finds it valuable to align with an industry leader so we can do our part to ensure there is more opportunity to service our customer’s moving needs especially when they are moving into or out of Florida.
As we kick off the New Year, our team of moving professionals hopes to be your go-to to assist with all the local and long distance moves. We love heavy stuff and stairs so you don’t have to.
Community events upcoming that White Glove can assist with? It’d be our pleasure. It is going to be a great year full of positive change and we look forward to earning your trust when it comes to movers you can count on.