The Bishop family history in the moving and storage industry dates back to the early 1900’s in Bluefield, WV when O. H. Bishop (Jim Bishop, Jr’s grandfather) bought his first truck.O. H. Bishop’s two sons (O. H., Jr. & Jim, Sr.) both worked for their father’s company throughout the early 1900’s. Eventually both brothers moved to Maryland to start their own moving companies. Jim, Sr. started his company, “Safeway Moving & Storage”, in Baltimore in 1950. Jim, Jr. worked for his father’s company (alongside his brothers) until setting out on his own in the early 1970’s to create Eastern Moving & Storage Company.
In April of 1979 Eastern Moving & Storage Company was incorporated in Baltimore, Maryland by Jim Bishop, Jr. Its first location, on Pulaski Highway just north of the beltway, remains its primary location today.
In 2001, Eastern Moving expanded its operations by purchasing BelAir Moving & Storage Company in Joppa, MD. Eastern now owns over 200,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in multiple locations throughout Baltimore County. Today Eastern is owned and operated by Jim Bishop, Jr. and Jim Bishop, III. We take great pride in carrying on the family tradition of excellence in the moving and storage industry.
Our warehouse is U.S. Military and GSA approved, which means we must adhere to a strict set of guidelines and undergo numerous routine inspections.
In addition to our warehouse storage we offer personal storage garages and insulated storage trailers. The personal storage garages are ideal if you need 24 hour access to your items.
For those who have a short waiting period prior to gaining access to their new home, our storage trailers are the ideal option for short term storage needs. Eastern is among the few moving companies with a large enough fleet of trailers to offer this type of storage. One of the advantages of this type of storage is that it cuts the costs of handling your furniture in half. We simply load your goods at origin into the trailer, store them on our secure lot, and then deliver them to your new residence.
Additionally, outdoor storage space is available for car, truck, boat and RV storage.
Eastern provides office moving services for companies of all sizes. We offer our services 24/7. (Even on holidays!) Our flexibility in scheduling allows you to minimize your company’s down time.
Through multiple site visits by our estimators, supervisors and crew leaders prior to your move, we will effectively gauge the size of your move and discuss how best to plan for and execute your relocation. We utilize the appropriate tools and equipment such as file carts, computer carts, and commercial bins, enabling us to complete the job as efficiently as possible.
In addition to our office moving services we can assist with debris removal and complete cleaning of your former office space after the move is completed.
No matter the size or complexity – from moving a one man operation out of his basement into his first office suite, to moving a large corporation with hundreds of employees and multiple locations – we have the experience and resources needed to get the job done right. Our list of satisfied business clients is impressive and we take great pride in the trust these companies have placed in us.
Whether you are planning a move across the street or across the country, Eastern Moving & Storage has the experience, equipment and staff to get your possessions there safely and securely. Eastern offers its customers the personal attention not found in many other moving companies – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
An important first step in preparing for your move is to get an on-site estimate. Most advisors recommend obtaining at least three in-home estimates. Obtaining multiple estimates up front helps to eliminate the problem of hiring a company based upon an extremely low estimate, only to be charged a much higher actual fee come moving day.
Eastern offers on-site estimates free of charge and with no obligation. When you call us we will set up a convenient time for our estimator to come to your home. Our estimator will do a thorough visual inventory of the items you want moved and spend the necessary time to go over all of the specific details related to your move. This includes answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. Our experienced estimators will provide you with an accurate, well-informed estimate of your moving costs.
Even after you book your move date with us we understand that sometimes things change; we will work with you to reschedule. Our large fleet of trucks, vans and other equipment allows us to provide superior flexibility when it comes to scheduling.
At Eastern we also understand that relocating your home can be a very emotional and stressful time – the last thing you want to worry about is your mover. When you choose Eastern as your Maryland moving company, you can rest assured you are in good hands.