Allied Moving Company and its affiliates rank favorably among the top moving companies in the nation. This successful reputation is in no small part due to Allied’s amazing affiliates scattered across America, all of which offer great customer service and a wide selection of customizable moving services.
But why is Allied Van Lines Co. is considered one of the best national movers to choose from? In today’s post, Nelson Markesbery Moving & Storage in Cincinnati, Ohio answers.
1. The Long, Tenured History of Allied Van Lines Co.
Allied Van Lines, a top-rated fleet van moving service with locations spanning from coast to coast, was founded in 1928 as a cooperative non-profit organization. In 1968, it went public, trading shares on the stock market.
By 1999, they merged with a private equity firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), to create SIRVA, Inc., — publicly traded under the ticker symbol “SIR.”
Just one year before buying AVL, SIRVA had purchased North American Van Lines (NAVL) in 1998, a moving company that was originally founded in 1933. The acquisition of both AVL and NAVL created a new corporate entity: “Allied Worldwide,” a name that quickly changed to SIRVA.
Thanks to this merger, Allied Van Lines became a part of the largest moving service network in the world.
Growth didn’t stop there.
SIRVA acquired more companies in the 2000s, such as Global Van Lines, which was purchased in 2002. But in 2008, Allied’s parent company, SIVRA, was purchased by Aurora resurgence and Equity Group Investments (EGI), taking the moving and transportation company private.
Today, SIRVA is owned by a private equity law firm based in Chicago, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP). It was purchased in May of 2018. Throughout Allied’s long, growth-focused history, one thing has remained consistent: a commitment to quality moving services.
2. Allied’s Nation-Wide Network of Moving Affiliates
Allied operates within the largest network of moving companies in the world. The rapid spread of Allied’s professional moving network over the last 88 years is a testament to their 96% satisfaction rate.
Allied works alongside other subsidiary companies with their own extensive network of affiliate moving service companies, similar to Nelson Markesbery.
The breadth of partnerships and networks that customers can access extends even further than Allied’s most immediate affiliates.
Individual Allied agents have other partner companies as well. Nelson Markesbery is affiliated with Air Animal, a moving company based in Florida that specializes in moving household pets.
3. Fully Customizable Moving Service Options
Allied stands out from the rest due to its customizable moving services. You can add or take away whatever services you want. Your long-distance, cross-country, or local move has unique needs, and Allied’s customer-first approach is dedicated to address them.
Whether you’re limited by time or budget, Allied’s moving service specialists can work with you to create a tailor-made moving plan, as well as dedicated logistical planning, and a personal moving coordinator that can oversee the strenuous details of your move.
If you want specific tools, resources, or specialized labor for your move, it can be arranged.
4. Secure Vehicle Relocation Services
You need to move homes. But what about moving your boat, car, motorcycle, or ATV? Allied moving company affiliates, like Nelson Markesbery Moving & Storage, offer excellent vehicle relocation services for a wide span of automobiles:
- Sports Cars
- Yachts (and more)
Allied’s professional, streamlined processes allow for all types of vehicles to be moved safely and securely, protecting your personal property as it gets from point A to point B. Even if you need temporary or long-term storage for a vehicle, we offer a climate-controlled storage facility.
5. Allied Van Lines’ Universal Moving Service Benefits
Allied’s moving and storage services present all sorts of benefits that are befitting of a top-of-the-line national moving company:
- Appliance connection/disconnection services
- No hidden fees
- Online tracking
- Bidding estimates
- Great storage options
Like some competitors, Allied gives customers added transparency when it comes to billing and moving-day services. That means there are no hidden fees or unexpected charges to your bill.
6. Van Lines “A La Carte” Services
- Customer crating for fragile objects
- “Fragile-only” packaging
- Full-service packaging
- Moving supplies and boxes
- Climate-controlled facility storage options
- Automobile transportation
- Full-value protection (FVP) — if it breaks, it’s replaced.
- Shuttle services (if your front door is hard to access from the street)
- Appliance disconnection and reconnection
7. Allied Moving’s Cutting-Edge Technology
Allied affiliates work with the latest technologies in the moving industry to streamline, simplify and enhance the moving experience across relocation processes. Integrating the latest technology and logistical processes for your move is part of adding value to our customers.
Allied offers live GPS shipment tracking across digital devices. It connects you to a driver that sends periodic updates on the status of your shipped items. You can rest easy, knowing that you have live tracking on your belongings the entire time.
Get Moving Help at Nelson Markesbery Moving & Storage
Allied’s Nelson Markesbery Moving & Storage helps provide you with comprehensive, customizable, and full-service moving assistance to ensure that your local, interstate, or cross-country move is fully streamlined. Contact us today for more information at (859) 371-8111.