About Us

OUR HISTORY

Able Moving & Storage, Inc. was established in 1987, by Joe, Jim, and Bill Singleton. We had one truck and performed local and regional moves.

Within a few years, the firm became incorporated in the State of Virginia. Today, Able employs over 200 office and field personnel; performs thousands of relocations per year. We have over 50 company-owned, well-equipped, air-ride moving vans and other trucks, and we manage and operates over 200,000 square feet of modern warehouses, administration, and operations facilities in Northern Virginia.

Able Moving & Storage’s headquarters is located on over 15 acres of secured property in Northern Virginia. The facilities are built to modern specifications, along with the administrative, operations, service preparation, storage, and dispatch areas.

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“From the free, no-obligation, in-home estimates, to pad wrapping all of your furniture before it leaves your home, our dependable local movers are trained to treat your belongings like their very own!”

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Able Moving & Storage is a highly respected moving and storage firm located in Northern Virginia. Founded in 1987, Able Moving & Storage is a family owned company, and one of the largest independent moving companies in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Able’s dedicated leadership and employees consistently work to provide the best, most professional, responsive, and safe relocation services available to corporate, government, residential, and commercial clients on the move. In the role of client advocate, Able Moving & Storage brings extensive management, planning, and operations experience in performing the necessary solutions for your firm’s relocation needs. Able performs requirements under various contracts with large corporations as well as with the U.S. Government. We are familiar with all requirements necessary to ensure the safe, secure, and efficient packing, transportation, unpacking, and storage for domestic and international relocations.

STAFFING & CERTIFICATIONS

Able Moving & Storage currently employs more than 200 employees. Able Moving & Storage employees have a direct stake in the long-term success of our company and in achieving complete customer satisfaction, making our success and continued growth possible.

All supervisors and drivers come with appropriate endorsements in accordance with state and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, and each must complete Certified Professional Mover training sponsored by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), and receive certification. All service and operations staff must complete specific industry and professional training before performing services for customers/clients.

Project/Account Managers are trained in the planning and execution of relocations. Each must successfully achieve certification through the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) and earn AMSA’s Certified Moving Consultant designation before they can represent Able Moving & Storage in this capacity. In addition to this qualification, our managers and customer service staff receive extensive training in providing customer service before, during and after the relocation is completed.

DOT # 533974MC # 217259VA Intra HHG # 449

Able Moving & Storage currently employs more than

COMPANY TIMELINE

1987

1987

Bill, Jim, and Joe Singleton started Able Moving. Like a lot of businesses, Able was started with one truck. Bill manned the phones, and Jim and Joe performed the estimating and the moves. A $300.00 ad in the yellow pages, and a mother who was a Realtor, were all it took to get the business off the ground. The economy was in decent shape and the Northern Virginia housing market was strong; the business needed a second truck by the end of the year.

1990

1990

Able has steadily grown to a five truck operation, thanks to repeat customers and a handful of loyal Realtors sending over business. Able rents a small warehouse in Manassas, Virginia, and can now offer storage to its growing customer base.

1997

1997

The steady growth allows able to purchase 15 acres, conveniently located right off route 66.

1999

1999

The first warehouse, complete with office space, is finished.

1999

1999

Able becomes affiliated with a major Van line. The transition was anything but smooth, and after 5 years Able left the Van line to go back to being fully independent. There is a major difference in the way a Van Line functions and Able Moving functions. The main difference is that Able Moving’s success was (and still is) designed around using full-time, professional staff, while a van line encourages Agents to utilize each other’s staff for the driver. With that scenario, Able had no control over the quality or training of the workers involved, nor over the results and success of a move.

2001

2001

Bill retired leaving the business to focus on his hobby furniture building. Instead of moving furniture he now makes it. “We miss Pop every day!”

2005

2005

A second warehouse is built, further expanding capacity.

2007 - 2009

2007 - 2009

The economy goes into the tank and the moving business collapses. Able Moving goes on the defense and tries to keep all the good people that have given so much to the company over the years. Able is proud that not one person was laid off! Instead, the team all agrees to a wage freeze and suspends the company 401k match until times improved.

2009

2009

Things do get better! Able Moving competes for and wins the Department of State Pack and Crate International contract. The contract is extremely demanding and the Department of State inspections very thorough. Being vetted by the Department of State and winning the Department and State Pack and Crate contract was the first major diversification of the business. The contract requires Able to pack, load, ship, and store household goods for the foreign service employees moving to posts all over the world.

2012

2012

The third warehouse is built, expanding storage capacity.

2013

2013

Further diversification ensues, and the demand for Office Moving is strong enough that Able creates a separate division complete with staffing, trucks and all the necessary equipment to handle the great businesses that continue to value Able Moving’s services.

2014

2014

Able becomes an international freight forwarder to extend the company reach worldwide.

2016

2016

Construction begins on the 4th and final warehouse that can be built on the property Able purchased over 20 years ago.

2017

2017

March of 2017 is the 30th anniversary of Able moving. The 4th warehouse opens and expands our warehouse capacity to over 200,000 feet. In just a few short years, the office moving division is now employing nearly half the staff, regularly dispatching over 100 supervisors, project managers, drivers, helpers and packers on a daily basis.

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