Ridgewood Moving makes a move of its own

MAHWAH, NJ |

Locally-owned Ridgewood Moving Services has become an interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines. It’s a move that Ridgewood owner Cindy Myer says will allow the company to offer more services to clients and position the company for continued growth.

Bekins Van Lines, and its parent company Wheaton Van Lines, Inc., is the fourth largest household goods carrier in the nation. Ridgewood Moving is the only Bekins agent in the Ridgewood and Mahwah communities.

Change is nothing new to Myer, who took over the family-owned moving company in 2005, after her husband’s unexpected death. A stay-at-home mom with a degree in fashion, Myer’s only business involvement had been ordering uniforms. However, she was determined to keep the business, which had been in her husband’s family since 1966.

“Cindy has grown Ridgewood into one of the most respected moving companies in New Jersey, despite the circumstances and despite the economy,” said Bekins’ CEO Mark Kirschner. “Ridgewood’s mission of high customer satisfaction and community involvement is very much in line with Bekins, and that makes this an exciting new partnership.”

Since 2005, Ridgewood Moving has seen a steady climb, including a double-digit revenue growth in 2012. In 2008, Myer became one of the first female members of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association’s executive board. Ridgewood is a certified Woman’s Business Enterprise through the Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Ridgewood Moving is the Senior Move specialist for The Alliance for Senior Services. Myer contributed and was part of the moving team for, “The Guide to Moving Mom,” written by Susan Bari Phillips which provides a resource for family members who have to make the difficult decision about moving elderly relatives. The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) currently has this book in its library.

A Ridgewood native, Myer is a member of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ridgewood and Montvale chambers of commerce, Woman President Organization, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and CEO Round Table member of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. Myer is a trustee on the board of Shelter Our Sisters, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and support for women and children of domestic violence.

For more information about Ridgewood Moving, go online at www.ridgewoodmoving.com.

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.