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A Remarkable Journey Since 1939

Chipman 85 years We are excited to celebrate 85 years of unwavering commitment to our customers, employees and the communities in which we operate.  It is time to celebrate the legacy of Chipman Relocation and Logistics. From humble beginnings to becoming an industry leader, our journey has been one of resilience, innovation, and customer-centric excellence.

The Genesis

In 1939, amidst the echoes of the Great Depression, Arthur Chipman left the Iowa farms behind and set his sights on San Francisco. Armed with determination and a paintbrush, Arthur began his career by painting submarines at the Mare Island Naval Base. But it was his side hustle that would change the course of history. Evenings turned into moving adventures as Arthur transported belongings and supplies throughout the base.

The Birth of Chipman Moving & Storage

Early Chipman Truck

In Vallejo, California, Arthur and his wife, Dorothy, founded Chipman Moving & Storage. Armed with just one truck, a small warehouse, and an unwavering commitment, they embarked on a mission: to ease the challenges of moving for individuals and businesses alike. Their dedication to quality and service laid the foundation for what would become an enduring legacy.

Eight Decades of Excellence

Fast forward to today, and Chipman stands tall as a family-owned and operated powerhouse. Our reach extends from coast to coast, and our global network ensures seamless relocations worldwide. Let’s dive into what makes Chipman exceptional:

1. Residential Moving Services

Whether you’re moving across town or across continents, Chipman’s residential services are designed to make your transition smooth. Our small shipment program, traditional van service, and door-to-door global moving ensure you arrive at your new home with ease.

2. Commercial Relocation Simplified

Businesses trust Chipman to handle their moves efficiently. From initial project planning to decommission and cleanup, our professional movers and project managers take care of every detail. You focus on your business; we’ll handle the rest.

3. Tailored Logistics Solutions

Our logistics services are as diverse as our clients’ needs. From FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) to warehousing and final mile delivery, Chipman ensures your products move seamlessly through the supply chain.

4. Awards and Accolades

Our commitment to excellence hasn’t gone unnoticed. We’ve received accolades such as:

  • UniGroup Presidents Club Award 

  • UniGroup Heart of Quality: Recognizing our exceptional move coordinators who provide outstanding service.

  • United Van Lines Customer Excellence Award: A testament to our total quality performance.

  • Annual Driver of the Year Awards: Our skilled van operators consistently deliver excellence to everyone we serve.

  • Gene Anderson/United Excellence Award: Honoring our contributions to the United Van Lines system.

  • Numerous Client awards recognizing our commitment to excellence in corporate relocation.

One Chipman, One Commitment

Our core values drive us forward. We’re not just a moving company; we’re partners in your journey. With over 1 million square feet of warehouse space across the West Coast, we’re ready to serve you, where and when you need us.

So, here’s to 85 years of trust, resilience, and remarkable service. Thank you for being part of the Chipman family. As we look ahead, we remain committed to being One Chipman for everyone we serve.


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