To close out 2019 on a high note, Chipman Relocation & Logistics, a full-service relocation, warehousing, and logistics company, has acquired East Side Van & Storage and West Side Moving & Storage, both located in Portland, OR. We’re confident the acquisition will enhance the services we provide, keep our local operating division growing, and solidify our reputation as a market leader in the Portland area.
The Story of East Side Van & Storage and West Side Moving & Storage
Vern Tufford purchased East Side Van & Storage in 1956. In 1981, he opened a second location also in Portland: West Side Moving & Storage. Over time, Tufford passed the business down to his daughters, Karen Ashcraft and Jody Kilgore, who skillfully operated both companies. With Ashcraft and Kilgore at the helm, East Side Van & Storage and West Side Moving & Storage reached new heights in customer service and won several Mayflower Transit quality awards over the decades.
Enhancing Chipman’s Services in the Portland Market
Chipman Relocation & Logistics, a multi-generational family owned and operated business, was founded by Art and Dorothy Chipman in 1939, located in Vallejo, CA. Today, Chipman operates full-service companies on the West Coast—from Seattle to San Diego—and is a shareholder agent of Unigroup, the largest household goods transportation company in North America.
“The acquisition of East Side and West Side will provide Chipman with an increased capacity to better serve our Unigroup partners and clients in the greater Portland market,” says Justin Chipman, President of Chipman Relocation & Logistics. “Plus, with an additional 40,000 sq. feet of warehouse space geographically located in a growing segment of the city, this acquisition allows our organization to provide a more efficient service delivery solution to our customers on the West Side of Portland,” added Mr. Chipman.