Parks Moving Companies History
Local and Long Distance Moving For Over 100 Years
Let our family move your family
Call Us Free: 1-866-790-1560

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAParks is a four-generation, family-owned business founded by J.B. Williams, Sr., grandfather of the current owner, Bart Williams. The original company served as a local drayage firm hauling freight from the railroad stations to businesses in the Uniontown area and performing local household moves with a wagon and a team of horses.

In 1909, J.B. Williams sold all the horses and wagons and purchased the company’s first truck. He began doing interstate moving and was granted a “Grandfather Certificate” by the Interstate Commerce Commission to perform interstate moves in 1935.

main_alonso-2In 1945, Arthur R. Williams and Alonzo Parks purchased J.B. Williams & Son Transfer, H.A. Parks & Sons Transfer, and Keystone Transfer. The three companies merged into one company, which began doing business as H.A. Parks & Son Transfer.

In 1967, Alonzo Parks retired and Arthur Williams, father of Bart Williams, purchased Mr. Parks’ interest in the business. Two years later, this new firm joined a group of agents that purchased the operating authority and business of United Van Lines. Parks has continued its affiliation with United over the years and has developed into one of the largest agents in the United family. Parks is one of the original founding agents which owns and operates United Van Lines, Inc.

Parks Moving Timeline
1910
 Founded in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
1919
 Purchased first truck.
1935
 Granted ICC Certificate.
1947
 One of the founding agents that established United Van Lines.
1968
 Pittsburgh office opened (Headquarters).
1982
 Harrisburg and State College offices opened.
1985
 Introduced full-time Move Management Coordinators.
1992
 Philadelphia office opened.
1993
 State College office expanded.
1994
 Philadelphia office relocated to larger facility.
1998
 Pittsburgh office expanded.
2006
 Purchased SAM franchise.

Pittsburgh Moving Services

Parks Moving Companies Headquarters services all counties surrounding the city of Pittsburgh.

Harrisburg Moving Services

Our moving services in Harrisburg serve residential, commercial and military moving requests.

State College Moving Services

Since 1982 Parks Moving Companies has been servicing the State College area for all their relocation needs.

Contact Us