It all started with a truck…
The best kind of old-fashioned
When Arthur E. Morrissette started Interstate way back in 1943, he began with one truck, a single dolly, a few furniture pads and a burning dedication to quality service – which he later trademarked as Top Hat® service. He believed that treating people with respect, working at the highest standard of professionalism and providing as much value as possible was the only way to do business. We still think so, too.
Over the past 75+ years, the company he built has retained those notions of old-fashioned courtesy, respect, professionalism, value and, of course, our exclusive Top Hat® service. No matter the move or project, we come to the table with honesty, kindness and the desire to make your move as smooth, seamless, easy and efficient as possible for you or your company.
You should be excited for your move. It’s our job to make sure of it.
The Interstate Family of Companies encompasses a worldwide group of transportation and logistics management, moving, storage and relocation service providers serving federal, state and local government agencies, commercial enterprises and residential clients for over 75 years. With corporate headquarters in Springfield, Virginia, Interstate is a $100 million enterprise employing over 200 professionals, maintaining a fleet of over 300 vehicles and over 1,500 global service partners.
Top Hat® service is as much a part of our mission today as it has been since our founding in 1943, which is to deliver excellence to everyone entrusted to our care.
Interstate is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and earned a Best Practice designation in a 2020 ISO audit of our leadership, documentation and system maturity. Our ISO 9001 certification is evidence of our commitment to an industry standard quality management process.
The U.S. General Services Administration just ranked us #1 in customer satisfaction among 86 eligible domestic transportation service providers (TSPs) and 90 eligible international TSPs. And, earlier in 2020, the Washington Business Journal ranked us as the second largest office moving company in Greater Washington, D.C.
Our extensive infrastructure of over 6.5 million square feet of shared warehousing and distribution facilities around the world supports the management, transportation and handling of more than $1 billion in customer-valued goods and property annually.
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Meet our Sales Professionals
Whether you need assistance with moving your home, your workplace or your workforce, our team of moving, logistics and relocation professionals should be your first stop. They are ready to lend their expertise and share their knowledge, to make your next move efficient and manageable.
Learn more about our client services team.
What we live by
You care deeply about what you’re moving – and so do we. With every move, every project we undertake, we’re always considering the best way to do it and updating our practices when we find room for improvement. We hold ourselves to these three core principles in order to achieve our high standards:
It takes a family to move a family
A word from our friends
Functional Analyst at an aerospace/defense contractor
“Their support to our team has been excellent, and of particular note, they have upped the ante on the level of service we have received since joining the Interstate Relocation team. All the while, they have made my job much more manageable and have succeeded in doing so at a particularly busy time for relocations and repatriations for our team. I am pleased with the level of service provided by Interstate Relocation and would not hesitate to utilize them for my own personal moving needs.”
Chris and Cecelia S.
“As a military family we have encountered nine moves within the US and overseas. After interviewing several friends who used Interstate Van Lines within the last several years, there was no doubt in our minds that this was the company we would choose to move us. […] We will highly recommend Interstate Van Lines to any family member or friend. We extend to the entire staff our gratitude and a tremendous thank you for an outstanding move/storage.”
Director of Human Resources, global innovation company
“It is important in my role in Human Resources to maintain a neutral and positive relationship with our new team members. Many times, in the past, I had to approve, negotiate or deny certain relocation expenses, which put both myself and our new employee in an awkward position.
So, when we found ourselves in a high growth phase and our need to relocate top talent became imperative, we reached out to Interstate Relocation to assist us in developing a competitive and manageable plan. This transition has taken me out of the relocation management business and has allowed me to be the supportive HR professional. […] It’s a win/win and we are happy and confident in our partnership with Interstate Relocation.”
Fred and Kay C.
“In today’s world, you don’t often find the kind of personal and efficient service that we received from every one of your employees who worked on our move. Every date, line and price quoted to us was met without exception. Your employees are to be commended for their commitment to giving the best possible service with a personal touch. They are truly the greatest asset of your company.”
Director of Human Resources, world’s largest scientific society
“During our 4+ years of partnership with Interstate Relocation Services, we have been pleased with the knowledge and care that has been demonstrated to our domestic candidates and employees alike. The staff at Interstate is responsive to our needs and efficiently administers our relocation program.”