Even though Platinum Services, Inc. was officially established in 2005, its history goes back many decades and multiple generations.
Joseph Smoot established Smoot Brothers Transfer in 1946, after completing 16 years of loyal service with the United States Army, the majority of which were spent serving in the European theater.
Joseph Smoot launched Guardian Moving and Storage in 1952, which became one of the first local Baltimore moving companies, providing local, long distance, and international moving services. They also specialized in providing long-term storage solutions for the Department of Defense.
Joseph Smoot and his wife raised five children in the Bel Air Edison district of Baltimore. Their three sons took over the day-to-day operations of the moving company in 1976. Under the leadership of the Smoot sons, Guardian Moving and Storage became the largest contractor for the Department of Defense, while providing many relocation services for federal, state, and local government agencies.
Introducing Platinum Services, Inc.
Continuing the family tradition, Mario Smoot, one of the three Smoot brothers, decided to launch a moving service that would further meet the personalized needs of individuals, businesses, and agencies.
With the assistance of the third generation of the Smoot family, Mario has been delivering the custom and enhanced moving and storage solutions that clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC need through Platinum Services and Cubby Mobile Storage.
From the beginning, Platinum Services has been dedicated to fulfilling all of your local moving, long-distance, and international relocation, while Cubby Mobile Storage, a division of Platinum has focused on your needs for mobile storage, on-site storage, and long term storage. We have built a name for ourselves as the best choice for short-term or long-term storage of your furniture.
We’ve developed a system of services, including on-site storage unit rentals, trailer rentals for local moves, and full moving and storage services for cross-country or international moves. We have built our reputation on providing our customers – both residential and commercial – with the best storage and moving solutions for their needs.
If you need to store appliances and furniture in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, for a long or short time, we have a weather proof container for you. We can deliver it for you to load, or we can load it and unload it for you, whenever you need it.
Local Moves in the Maryland, DC Area
Platinum Services provides local moves for Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC, and Northern Virginia. We offer Full Service, where we come out to your residence and pack, inventory all the items in your home, load them onto the truck, and deliver it to new your new residence. We unload, unpack, and arrange all items. You do nothing but point!
The owners of Platinum Services have been providing long distance household moves for the Military, State Department, and Private Sector for over 100 years. Handling over 3000 shipments per year with less than .01% in damages. We take great pride in ourselves in the services that we have been able to provide; our office staff and crews are truly professionals. The fact that Platinum Services never leaves a shipment behind, that we commit to getting it done, and getting it done right, sets us apart from other movers.
Whether you’re moving around the block, across the country, or around the world, you’re going to need some help getting all of your things to your new home or office. Luckily, Platinum can provide all the services necessary to ensure that your household items are received in a timely manner and without damage. In the over 100 years of experience that our owners of Platinum have, we have handled over 130,000 military, state department, and private sector moves throughout the world.