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Celebrating 80 Years In Business! Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

This year, 2019, marks our 80th anniversary in business! We at Advance Relocation Systems are incredibly proud of this achievement while also humbled by the fact that not many companies reach this major milestone. We credit our longevity to our clients for the trust and confidence they’ve had in us over the years to get their moving projects done right and also to our incredible team that delivers their best every time.

Advance Relocation Systems has been providing family owned and operated excellence in the moving service industry since 1939. Many times when you hear family owned and operated, you think small firm, but that would be an inaccurate representation as we are one of the larger movers if not the largest in our service areas.  That being said though, we do pride ourselves on our service levels being in line with the great service and accountability you expect when you hear family owned and operated.

Our 80th year in business provides a natural opportunity to reflect on how the company has grown, evolved and improved over the years. Founded in 1868 under the alias of Frank Mann Storage and Vann Lines, W. Leroy Conklin purchased the company in 1939. With the process of transforming the small company into one of the largest moving firms in Maryland well underway, Leroy had the vision of building the success of his business on a foundation of amazing quality of service.  A lot has changed over the last 80 years but one thing remains the same - our commitment to delivering excellence to every client. Dalton Conklin has been our President for the last 35 years and he’s delighted to be celebrating 80 years of continued success for our firm.  Here at Advance Relocation Systems, we pride ourselves on the vast range of moving services we’re able to provide to our clients and we’re looking at exploring new service offerings this year. In our eyes, longevity translates to success and much of that success comes from the passion and dedication our team has for what we do, our knowledge and expertise in our service areas and of course a desire to always keep improving.  What a lovely ride this has been. We can’t wait to see what comes next!