About Crown & Armstrong’s History

Crown (now known as The Armstrong Company) is a world-class full-service global provider of transportation and relocation services (international transport, commercial relocations, domestic household good transportation, storage and asset management, and automobile transport).

We’ve been serving California for 50+ years

1972 – Crown is founded in San Francisco

1976 – Crown becomes a member of FIDI

1977 – Crown moves from San Francisco to San Leandro

1976 – Crown becomes a member of Omni

1987 – Crown expands operations to Los Angeles

1987 – Robert Bowen founds the Overseas Shippers Association

1995 – Crown earns ISO 9001 quality certification

2008 – Crown expands operations to Sacramento

2008 – Robert Bown is appointed as CEO

2009 – Crown opens Union City warehouse

2013 – Merger with The Armstrong Company

2017 – Tori Ferrante becomes President & CEO

The Armstrong Company has been a stockholding agent of UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit since 1973. After a merger with Armstrong Relocation & Companies in 2013, we are now part of a nationwide network with more than 30 agencies and coast-to-coast U.S. servicing capabilities. Our international forwarding business is independent of any van line affiliation and works through its affiliations with OSA (Overseas Shippers Association), FIDI (the world’s largest transportation organization of its kind) and OMNI (an exclusive organization of prequalified moving companies).

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Mother moving out their things

Ready to get moving with Armstrong?

After scheduling a quote, what happens next?

An Armstrong representative will contact you to create an individualized quote.

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Why Armstrong?

Armstrong’s culture is built on family values and a promise to give you exceptional quality moving services.

Our history extends three generations of going above and beyond. We’ve got extensive experience moving both offices and families, we know you want your belongings cared for the same way you would care for them. We bring our family mentality to every service. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us.

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