James Ellis, president, Ellis Moving, says, “This is a moment of great joy and pride for us. In the last 30 years, I can truly say that we have seen it all as far as moving and storage is concerned. We have moved delicate items like grand pianos, a wine collection that filled a whole truck and even a 600 pound Bengal tiger that belonged to our movie crew client! Our moving assignments have taken us up close to a variety of situations from new births, to deaths, to separations and the entire gamut of emotions in between and beyond.”
Speaking about the company’s accomplishments, Ellis continues, “Our mention in Vancouver Magazine’s “Best of the City” issue, Ellis Moving’s recent recertification as “Certified Canadian Mover” by the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM), multiple quality awards that we have won within the Atlas Van Lines system, -- all of these achievements are testimony to our ongoing mission to provide our clients with the best moving and storage services on the West coast. Through it all, our team has remained steadfastly committed to the highest quality of customer service, efficiency, punctuality and attention to detail. Without their dedication and hard work, our goals would not come to fruition. Our customers have placed their trust and confidence in us leading us to retain our recognition by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). To one and all who have journeyed these 30 years with us, I say, Thank You and look forward to your ongoing support and cooperation.”
The company has helped move contents and property items from mansions as large as 10,000 to 18,000 square feet. Noteworthy customers of Ellis Moving also include well known celebrities like famous BC media personalities Tony Parsons and Bill Good; comedian and singer Victoria Jackson; hockey players Kirk McClain and Hendrix Sedin; guitarist Ryan Peake.
Ellis Moving’s current fleet includes 5 large and 2 small trucks. Ellis also has a 20,000 square foot palletized storage facility in Vancouver to take care of their clients’ storage needs. Over 30,000 families in South-West BC have used Ellis for their moving needs. More than 2000 families have moved long distance or internationally with Ellis as their cross border or international moving service provider. An estimated 180,000 tons of furniture has been moved by the Ellis professional movers’ team.
In keeping with its corporate social responsibility commitments, Ellis Moving is an active member of the Squamish community of BC. The company sponsors and helps support the Bob McIntosh triathlon which has become a premier sporting event over the years. Ellis also helps the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and raises money to aid research and patient care efforts.
In conclusion, James Ellis says, “It would be easy but short-sighted for us to rest on our laurels of the past 30 years. While we celebrate with joy, this anniversary is also a reminder for all of us at Ellis Moving that we must continue to raise the bar for the standards of excellence we have set in BC’s moving and storage industry. We renew our commitment to our customers and employees alike so that our golden jubilee may become even more commendable!”