Global Van Lines – Moving Convenience You Can Count On™
Since 1957 Global Van Lines has been providing residential and commercial customers with a superior customer experience in moving. As one of the largest relocation companies worldwide, Global Van Lines has a vast network of vetted service providers with the capability to offer customized transportation solutions and comprehensive logistics services to fit any need and budget. We are the only relocation companies to provide each customer with a dedicated Moving Concierge, who acts a single, go-to resource.
Global Van Lines Company History
Global Van Lines has been proficiently executing domestic, national, and international relocations for both residential and commercial customers. George T. Howard founded our predecessor company in 1933, and the company incorporated in 1948 as Howard Van Lines. Then in 1957, our founders, Ed Schumacher, Bill Moen, Max Olsan, and Dan Heydlauff acquired Howard Van Lines and renamed the business Global Van Lines.
Global Van Lines continued to expand its business. As a result, Wayne Goettsche, Chairman of the Board of WKG Corporation, purchased Global Van Lines and Global International in 1981. Several years later, WKG sold several divisions to Contrans Corporation based in Hamilton, Ontario; however, WKG retained Global International. In 1998, agents of Global Van Lines acquired the necessary stock to assume ownership, and soon thereafter, Allied Worldwide purchased Global Van Lines in 2000.
Global Van Lines Superior Customer Service
One of the projects Global Van Lines is most proud of occurred in the 1960s when NASA selected us as their designated moving company to transport highly sensitive equipment. We are also proud of our JD Powers ranking as the best long-distance moving company with a score of 774 and particularly high scores in loading service, packing service, and optional coverage in 2007. We continue to advance within the relocation industry with an unparalleled international network of service providers.
Global Van Lines Innovation
Global Van Lines continues lead innovation in their industry segment. The introduction of providing all clients with a personal Moving Concierge located within their own community represents the latest innovation. This dedicated go-to resource is available to assist with planning customized relocations to fit any individual need and budget. Your Moving Concierge elevates the customer’s priorities above all others and can make recommendations on streamlining a move, saving on expenses, and any other issue that may arise in relation to the relocation. This innovative service is provided as a complimentary option to each and every customer.
Our Moving Concierges have on average over 15 years of industry experience, and their sole focus is helping the customer move. Not only do they have the experience, they also have access to a vast network of service providers. Global Van Lines recognizes that one-size does not fit everyone’s personal situation, needs, or desires. Our Moving Concierges are motivated to arrange and orchestrate the best providers for each individual circumstance. No longer does a customer have to search for a moving company or group of companies with various resources to accomplish a relocation. One call to a dedicated Moving Concierge will connect a client to the resources necessary to perform any type of move.
Global Van Lines is the only company that offers an advocate to the customer, one single resource to help ensure that a move goes smoothly, within budget, and that unforeseen or unexpected events are addressed as they occur.
You can choose Global with confidence. To arrange for a free moving estimate, please contact us at 1-800-823-0395. Global Van Lines offers a full range of relocation services to corporate clients through our parent company, SIRVA Relocation®; a worldwide 3rd party relocation company, SMARTBOX®, Allied Van Lines®, and North American®.