With decades of experience in the moving industry, Allied Van Lines knows that each client has unique needs. Whether you're planning to relocate your family to a beautifully landscaped home on Sherwood Street or your manufacturing company needs the extra space that a facility on Chestnut Street provides, Allied Van Lines has options for you. Our plans are designed to fit your budget, your desired time frame and the amount of assistance you need.
In the Grand Rapids area, we have two Allied Van Lines agents. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have received 5-star ratings from previous clients. All of our agents are bonded, insured and licensed. When you hire Allied Van Lines to get the work done, you have a great deal of flexibility in deciding how much assistance you need. Do as much or as little of the packing as you choose. We can connect you with trusted movers who handle the disconnecting and disassembling and reverse the process at your new location. Ask us about transporting extra vehicles. Maybe you'd like help with debris removal. You can learn more about the services we offer when you receive your free estimate.
Grand Rapids, Michigan is located along the Grand River about 40 miles east of Lake Michigan. It has been nicknamed “Furniture City” because five of the world’s largest office furniture producers have chosen to operate out of Grand Rapids. The city is also filled with art and culture, and proves an exciting place to relocate.
The population of Grand Rapids is less than 200,000 residents, though the population of the metropolitan area reaches near 800,000. The climate is cold, with snowy winters owing to the “lake effect snow” that drifts from Lake Michigan, often dumping over 60 inches per year on the city. The summers, on the other hand, are warm and humid.
Moving your business to Grand Rapids means taking part in the city's rich industry. Aside from its notability as the home for major furniture manufacturers, such as Steelcase, Haworth and Herman Miller, Grand Rapids is also thriving in other industries, such as healthcare and automobile and aviation manufacturing. GE Aviation Systems is located in Grand Rapids, as well as Amway. The city is also home to many Christian book publishers, colleges and universities. Outside of the city, agriculture thrives and several farmers produce fruit, including blueberries, apples and peaches.
Many people are not aware of the many cultural offerings in the city, which include notable sculptures and several art museums, such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum. In downtown Grand Rapids, Vandenberg Plaza is known as “Calder Plaza” because of Alexander Calder’s sculpture “La Grande Vitesse." An annual Festival of the Arts is hosted on the plaza and The Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park features other notable sculptures among acres of botanical gardens.
Well-preserved, historic architecture is prevalent in Grand Rapids. A neighborhood called Heritage Hill is located near downtown and comprises one of the largest historic districts in the country. It features a range of architectural styles, including a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
If you choose to move your employees to Grand Rapids and base your business here, you will be in good company among the many other successful businesses headquartered in the city. Your employees will appreciate the rich cultural offerings in the area.