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(317) 849-7900

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bekins.com

Our Office

8010 Castleton Road

Bekins Van Lines 8010 Castleton Road

As one of the most seasoned moving organizations in the United States, Bekins Van Lines has made due from era to era for a reason: unrivaled skill and a promise to client service.Founded by siblings John and Martin Bekins in 1891, Bekins started operations in Sioux City, Iowa, with only three steed drawn vans and twelve representatives. From that point forward, we've developed to end up one of the country's biggest full-administration moving and capacity organizations with about 150 areas all through the United States. As we've developed, so have our administrations: Today we spend significant time in moving high esteem things and worldwide migration among other corner areas.The times have positively changed in the course of the most recent 125 years, and to keep up, we've changed alongside them. While a solid back and a stallion and-surrey was the essential rule for movers in the late nineteenth century, data innovation and logistics now characterize today's moving and capacity industry. Yet, one thing has stuck with it: our dedication to ability, unwavering quality, and effortless moves.Over the years, Bekins has been included with numerous firsts and critical breakthroughs inside of the moving business.

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Nancy S.

02/04/2016

Great move from beginning to the end. Relocated from Los Angeles to Portland and I'm very happy with the service, cost and care they gave my move. I would call them again, happy to recommend them.

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