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A Family-Owned Business,
Powell Relocation Group Began in 1962 in Grand Rapids.

Moving goes way back in the family.

Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group start­ed small in 1962 when Bill Pow­ell con­vert­ed his 7UP® deliv­ery truck into Bill’s Deliv­ery Ser­vice. His step sons, Chris and Greg Wing, both joined the com­pa­ny in 1985 and learned the busi­ness from the ground up. Bill always said “treat your cus­tomers and employ­ees fair­ly and your busi­ness will grow and be suc­cess­ful.” We’ve grown because peo­ple like to tell their friends about us. And, our cor­po­rate cus­tomers like the qual­i­ty ser­vice we con­sis­tent­ly pro­vide for their relo­cat­ing employ­ees. Bil­l’s orig­i­nal per­sis­tence, deter­mi­na­tion, and his will­ing­ness to find a solu­tion for any chal­lenge grew the com­pa­ny in Grand Rapids and beyond.

When Bill passed away in 2008, his wife Lor­na became Chair­man of the Board up until her death in 2017. Greg Wing was the CEO from 2010 until he retired in Jan­u­ary of 2019. Chris, Vice Pres­i­dent since 2010, is now the CEO and own­er of Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group.

Powell is recognized as one of the top performing movers in the country.

Across the nation or around the world, our mis­sion is to exceed your expec­ta­tions. Our suc­cess in fol­low­ing this mis­sion has brought us the high­est hon­ors from our cus­tomers. Pow­ell has won The Atlas® top Qual­i­ty Award – the Oscar of the mov­ing indus­try – for 20 years in a row. And, we also receive “Plat­inum-Qual­i­ty” Ser­vice Awards from the biggest names in relo­ca­tion.

We Partner with Walker Transfer-Powell, LLC,
a Woman-Owned Business Certified by the WBENC.

In May 2015, Karen Wing and Chris Wing of Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group pur­chased long-time mov­ing com­pa­ny Walk­er Trans­fer. The com­pa­ny became known as Walk­er Trans­fer-Pow­ell, LLC, with Karen acquir­ing a major­i­ty own­er­ship. Short­ly after the pur­chase, the long tra­di­tion of the com­pa­ny’s woman-own­er­ship was cer­ti­fied by the WBENC, the largest cer­ti­fi­er of women-owned busi­ness­es in the Unit­ed States. Today, the com­pa­ny oper­ates as one only 19 woman-owned mov­ing com­pa­nies cer­ti­fied by the WBENC.

The com­bined resources of Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group and Walk­er Trans­fer-Pow­ell, LLC increase the reach and mov­ing capac­i­ty of both com­pa­nies: more trucks, more Pro­fes­sion­al Van Oper­a­tors, and more stor­age facil­i­ties. The two com­pa­nies work seam­less­ly to cre­ate greater effi­cien­cies across the board.

Coast to Coast, and Around the World, From Three Locations in Michigan, Texas and West Virginia,

Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group is ide­al­ly locat­ed in Grand Rapids, Michi­gan and Hous­ton, Texas to han­dle domes­tic and inter­na­tion­al busi­ness. Walk­er Trans­fer-Pow­ell, LLC adds a third loca­tion in West Vir­ginia, pro­vid­ing excel­lent access to the Atlantic coastal region. The com­pa­ny pro­vides long-dis­tance mov­ing, domes­tic and inter­na­tion­al cor­po­rate relo­ca­tion on a dai­ly basis. Let us pro­vide you with a free esti­mate for our award win­ning relo­ca­tion ser­vices.

Thank you for vis­it­ing our web site and please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact one of our relo­ca­tion spe­cial­ists with your ques­tions or com­ments.

Bill Pow­ell in 1962 with his first mov­ing truck.

A Pow­ell Mov­ing Com­pa­ny van in 1970.

Bill and Lor­na Pow­ell in their parade bug­gy.

Bill & Lor­na Pow­ell, Greg, Chip and Chris Wing.

A Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group mov­ing van in 2020.

Between Pow­ell Relo­ca­tion Group and our part­ner, Walk­er Trans­fer-Pow­ell, LLC, we’ve moved over 400,000 fam­i­lies and busi­ness­es.