Let’s face it, moving from one home to another, whether it’s across the street or across the country, is a serious undertaking.
When we’re moving, we’d welcome anything that makes our moving-life easier. It’s also a bonus if you can give back to the community and support a cause you believe in while making this important life change.
You can do that while evaluating your possessions and making donations to meaningful organizations. You can also support your belief system through the companies you choose to do business with during the move.
One such opportunity is utilizing women-owned moving companies to assist you during this life-changing time.
There are several reasons to support women-owned businesses, including helping to close the wage gap and improving women’s general financial position in the world.
“Women-owned businesses represent 42% of all businesses, employ 9.4 million workers, and generate revenue of $1.9 trillion. However, in 2018 females earned 81.6 cents for every dollar a male earned,” according to the Latino Economic Development Center.
“That makes it critical for company leaders to continue the push toward paying employees equally for similar work,” says Jessica Stender, senior counsel for workplace justice and public policy at Equal Rights Advocates, a nonprofit civil rights group, as reported by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Here are 10 women-owned moving companies in different parts of the U.S.:
1. A Woman’s Touch Moving, Inc.
A Woman’s Touch Moving, Inc. serves the Northern Virginia, Tidewater, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. areas and is run by Jessica Jones, CEO. They offer full-service moves and specialize in homes, apartments, and commercial moves, and offer woman-supervised moves upon request and availability.
A bonus to picking this company – if you like the idea of helping your community – is that a portion of every move’s fee goes to local charities and organizations.
2. Worldwide Moving Systems
Toni Jones started Worldwide Moving Systems in Maryland in the 1970s with just two trucks. Now, they make moves anywhere in the world. They also offer their own brand of portable storage containers.
According to the company blog, Toni “persevered winning military subcontracts and branching out to industrial equipment moves, residential household moves, retail deliveries and office moves.”
3. American Moving & Installation, Inc.
American Moving & Installation, Inc. is a union commercial moving company founded by Kathleen Rowell, CEO.
“American Moving & Installation, Inc. began in 2009 with four union employees and one truck. Today, American provides moving services for companies of all sizes from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, with 10 full-time office employees, a roster that includes 60 union movers and drivers and a fleet of vehicles,” states the company blog.
4. Move Solutions
Move Solutionshas been woman-owned and led since 1987 when Linda Monette founded it in 1987. Move Solutions is one of the 10 largest business relocation firms in the U.S. and they can relocate you virtually anywhere.
They offer Total Office Solutions, with planning, managing, logistics, and more, as well as coaching to get you through the entire business move process.
5. Little Joe Movers and Storage, LLC.
A family-owned business serving Texas, Little Joe Movers is run by second and third generation women of the Leal family.
“Founded by the late Joe M. Leal in 1963, the company is today managed by Joe’s daughter Sylvia Leal and his granddaughter Brittany Pearson and continues to provide residential and commercial moving services throughout the Abilene and Big Country area,” states the website.
“Few family-owned moving companies can say they’ve been in business for half a century. As a second-generation owner, I’m very proud of this accomplishment,” said Sylvia Leal.
The moving company contributes to local non-profit organizations by providing assistance, manpower, or surplus items. “It’s our way of giving back to the community,” Leal expresses, and that “we look forward to completing many more successful residential and commercial moves and ongoing charitable works in the decades ahead.”
6. Piggy Back Moving
Piggy Back Moving is based in Florida and has been in business for over 11 years and provides moving, packing, and storage solutions for local, state, or nationwide moves. They can ship an entire household or just a few pieces.
“Our special focus is ‘Piggy Backing’ smaller loads that are headed in the same direction as full household moves,” according to the website.
The company also gives back to its community by taking a mover’s unwanted canned or non-perishable food items to a local food bank.
7. Titan Relocation Services
Jaymie Cummings started Titan in Arizona because, “I love to help and accommodate others, especially during a stressful time like moving. With over 17 years of experience in the moving industry, you can trust that your belongings will be handled with the utmost care.”
They offer residential and commercial moving services, as well as storage loading/unloading.
8. American Moving and Hauling
American Moving and Hauling is a North Carolina-based company and was founded by Amy Cushman, businesswoman, and mom of five.
According to Forsyth Woman magazine, “While managing a storage facility, Amy Cushman recognized the need for a dependable moving service for people moving in or out of their storage unit. Now, more than 11 years later, American Moving and Hauling is a full-service moving company.”
“In a male-dominated business, many clients are surprised to learn that American Moving and Hauling is owned and operated by a woman. ‘It can be difficult, however, it is also very rewarding,’ said Cushman. ‘For example, many people choose us for that very reason. They are surprised and impressed, and with an 80% woman customer base, it really shows how women support other women!’”
9. NorthStar Moving
NorthStar Moving was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as 54 out of the Top 100 Women-owned Businesses based in Los Angeles County, Calif.
Services include local, intrastate, long-distance, international, residential, and commercial moves, production moves, as well as full-service storage and warehousing.
Laura McHolm, co-founder of NorthStar Moving & Storage, shared on the site, “You should love what you do and make it show. Your customers should walk away knowing there is nothing else you’d rather be doing. Creating a happy customer experience is creating a memorable customer experience. People want to return to a product or service that makes them feel taken care of and loved.”
10. Perfect Moving
Perfect Moving offers services for local moves and full-service storage in all five boroughs of New York City including Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Long Island and Hudson Valley counties, and in South Florida.
When asked what sets them apart from other moving companies, Perfect Moving reps shared with New York Minute magazine, “In an industry known to be male-dominated and somewhat intimidating at first sight, we are one of the few (if not the only) women-operated moving companies! More than half of our office staff are women in leadership positions and we only see that number increasing in the future. We truly care about providing spotless moving experiences to all our clients through a thorough and extensive but simple process that insists on transparency.”
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