In 1992 our moving and storage businesses were booming and were extremely successful, but I was burnt out. I was working 7 days a week, 80-100 hours a week. We had two young children, and the businesses were taking too much of my wife’s and my time. It was time to exit the Washington D.C. area.
We had visited Roanoke a few times. We thought the mountains were beautiful. We knew the schools were good. People seemed to have strong values, were more laid back, and were and friendlier. They took the time to talk to each oher.
Roanoke was a decent-sized city without being a huge metropolitan area, and it was pretty easy to get around. We knew it was the place for us. We sold off all of the assets of our three businesses, and we moved to Roanoke in 1993.
When we arrived in Roanoke, we started a new moving company. This time we committed to keeping the business down to a three-or-four-truck operation. We didn’t know a soul in the Roanoke moving industry. We started from scratch, and I went back on the trucks.
We decided to call our new company Heritage Moving & Storage, Inc., because we wanted to communicate that we had a strong track record, that we were forming our family tradition, and that we were going to continue that tradition into the next generation.
Now in 2012, our name, Heritage, still stands for all those things. My daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jason, have joined in the business. We are all so grateful and proud to be here in Roanoke, growing as a family, and serving other families in Vinton, Salem, Blacksburg, Troutville, Daleville, Botetourt County, Boones Mill, Smith Mountain Lake, and other Southwest Virginia communities. As our slogan says, let our family take care of your family’s local or long-distance move, office move, packing, and/or storage!