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