Pickens-Kane History: A Chicago Success Story for 95 Years
In 1914, Leslie Pickens began expressing baggage from Chicago’s train depots to the Gold Coast. James Kane began his moving and storage company in Chicago and would continue to help form Allied Van Lines.
Michael F. Munroe Sr. purchased Pickens Movers at the conclusion of his military duty, U.S. Army, in 1946. Mr. Munroe operated Pickens Movers from a 10 x 10 ft. office at 1476 N. Clark St. and a garage behind the office.
In 1951, he purchased Kane Storage Co. and merged the two companies into one, Pickens-Kane Moving & Storage Co. With the purchase of Kane, they secured the Allied Van Lines operating authority. The list of customers at that time comprised well-known local companies such as Marshall Field and Company, Hammond Organ Co., Simmons Mattress Co. and W. W. Wurlitzer Co.
From 1951 to the present, Pickens-Kane Companies remains privately owned and continues to provide superior customer service. Pickens-Kane continues to add customers while specializing, customizing and innovating its relocation services.
Today, Pickens-Kane Companies is the largest commercial relocation company in the State of Illinois known for worldwide capabilities, which include:
Office Relocation Service
Executive Relocation (household moving)
Domestic and International Relocation
Fine Art and Antique Services
Records Retention Service
Furniture Installation and Support Services
Office Relocation Services
We are the business movers Chicago area companies choose for their relocation needs. In fact, we are the Chicago’s number one alternative for office relocation and installation services. Pickens-Kane is a full-service office and industrial relocation firm. Our full line of services includes all facets of office moving services to fully relocate your office. As office movers, Chicago businesses have trusted us for their relocation and installation needs since 1914.
Our capabilities for office moving include, but are not limited to:
Most Comprehensive and Detailed Cost Estimates
Data Connectivity Service
Our relocation methods have proven that with appropriate planning, the move always runs smoothly than anticipated. It is not our intent to service the office move only. Our level of commitment to you is a measure of our honest desire to develop a long-term relationship.
Chicago Office Relocation
We pledge to provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive cost estimate. We excel at containing costs during an office move, making us the business movers Chicago companies can depend on for cost-effective relocations. This coupled with our complete range of facilities services enables us to meet all of your office moving needs.
Business Moving Company in Chicago
For more information or to request an estimate, fill out our quick and easy online quote form right now. Pickens-Kane are the business relocation Chicago and the surrounding suburbs depend on for superior service. When it comes to the relocation of your company, trust the office movers Chicago companies have been choosing for 100 years – Pickens-Kane.
Chicago International Moving
We are the international movers Chicago residents and businesses have come to rely on for seamless overseas relocations. Pickens-Kane is a long-time agent of Allied Van Lines, and Allied International Chicago is Chicagoland’s premier mover for international requirements. As a partner agent in Allied International, we are part of the largest and most prestigious international moving system in the world.
Pickens-Kane and Allied International are the international movers Chicago area residents and businesses choose for streamlined, competitively priced and secure relocations overseas. We relocate individuals, families and employees with our top-quality, professional relocation services and assistance to ensure a smooth transition. Allied International has locations and personnel in more than 135 countries all over the globe, ensuring we are where you need us.
At Pickens-Kane and Allied International Chicago, we understand the investment that you are making in moving overseas, and we work hard to ensure that you are receiving the most value for your relocation. We give you the flexibility you need for your unique requirements. One size does not fit all, but the biggest moving company in the world offers options to you that no one else can. It is our priority to cater to your specific needs, regardless of what they are, when moving you overseas.
Allied GlobalCom is the industry’s premier move tracking and reporting system and provides employers and transferees easy, round-the-clock internet access to all key move information. The system is integrated into a single, easy-to-use interface and offers a dynamic reporting tool that sends out e-mail notifications to employers and tranferees if there are changes to the move information
For more information or to request your FREE moving and storage estimate, fill out our quick and easy online quote form right now. Pickens-Kane is the international movers Chicago and the surrounding suburbs depend on for superior service.
When it comes to household moving, Chicago area residents choose Pickens-Kane to handle the task. With our vast range of services, extensive global network and profound experience in the industry, we are the residential movers Chicago residents trust for a hassle-free, competitively priced relocation experience. Below are some of the reasons why Pickens-Kane is the superior household moving company in Chicagoland:
Agent for Allied Van Lines
Pickens-Kane is a charter member of the Allied Worldwide network of moving companies, the largest transportation, distribution and service organizations of its kind in the world. Whether you are moving down the block, across the country or around the world one call to Pickens-Kane and you’re on your way to a successful move.
Certified Moving Consultants
Let us help take the mystery out of moving. Pickens-Kane certified moving consultants will visit your home to help plan the details of your move. They will explain the moving process, speak with you regarding your particular needs and explain service, pricing and various transit coverage options.
The old saying: “You Get What You Pay For” is very true in the moving business. Pickens-Kane only employs the best packers and drivers, utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and moving methods to service the needs of our customers. Once we determine the services required to meet your needs, we will provide a competitive, guaranteed price that best suits your move. Get the most value for your moving dollars with Pickens-Kane.
Customer Service… At Your Service
Residential Movers of Choice – Pickens-Kane. Pickens-Kane assigns a personal move coordinator to supervise your move. Your personal move coordinator will advise when your packers will arrive, when your movers will start loading and assist with any last minute details. The progress of your move from start to satisfactory completion will be under the watchful eye of your personal coordinator. You will be dealing with only one person who will have a very important job, seeing that all of your needs are met. Pickens-Kane and Allied International are the international movers Chicago area residents and businesses choose for streamlined, competitively-priced and secure relocations overseas. Contact us for local residential storage in Chicago.
Because of our vast capabilities as residential movers, Chicago residents call upon Pickens-Kane again and again for their local and long distance relocation and storage needs. We have been providing quality household moving services Chicago area residents rely on since 1914.