65-year-old family-owned Mathis Moving joins Bekins, becomes first Bekins mover in Central Ohio

NEWARK, Ohio |

After six decades with Allied Van Lines, Mathis Moving & Storage Co., is making a move. Beginning March 31, Mathis will become an interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines, which will make Mathis the first Bekins agent serving Columbus and surrounding areas.

Mathis also is the first agent to sign with Bekins, since the company was acquired in March 2012, by Wheaton World Wide Moving, making it among the largest and most respected moving companies in the country with more than 370 Bekins and Wheaton agents nationwide.

“Wheaton is just doing things right,” Gary Mathis said, referring to how the company has continued to expand and integrate the Bekins brand into the Wheaton family. “It’s just a refreshing philosophy that is built around helping individual Bekins and Wheaton agents succeed.”

Mathis Moving will continue to operate at 90 Norton Ave., in Newark, and its entire fleet of trucks is getting a facelift to add the Bekin logo. Internally, the company is working to expand its market share in Central Ohio, as it enters the busiest time of the year for movers – May through September.

“We could not be more pleased to bring Mathis into our family,” said Mark Kirschner, CEO of Bekins Van Lines. “This is a marriage of two organizations that share the same goals of taking care of our customers’ needs, treating their possessions as if they were our own and making sure the move goes as smoothly as possible.”

Mathis grew up in the moving business, which his dad started in the 1940s with a pick-up truck. The company has 12 full-time employees and will continue to grow as the company expands, giving Columbus residents another choice in the moving business.


About Bekins Van Lines

Bekins Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world's most highly regarded providers of transportation services. Bekins is owned by Wheaton Van Lines Inc. which now owns two household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines. The van line is now the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the Wheaton and Bekins brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is partner to approximately 370 Wheaton and Bekins agents nationwide. To learn more, visit www.bekins.com.