|Paul Arpin Moving Company
Since 1900, Paul X. Arpin, grandfather of PAVLs current chairman and CEO, established a small transportation company in Providence, Rhode Island. A self-starter, he knew that success in business depended on satisfying his customers. He hauled coal in the winter, ice in the summer, and personal belongings when the opportunities arose.
Over the years, as the automobile made transportation faster, and better roads made it more comfortable, society became more mobile. Little by little, moving household goods became the focus of the business. It wasn't long before Paul Arpin & Sons, the original name of Paul Arpin Van Lines, became well known throughout the East Coast for exceptional customer service.
The company's success attracted the attention of national household goods carriers, and Paul Arpin & Sons was an agent for several of them at one time or another. However, by patiently obtaining interstate authority virtually one state at a time, the company, now called Paul Arpin Van Lines, became a national van line by the mid-1950s.
The last several decades have seen a great deal of upheaval in the moving industry - deregulation, mergers and the advent of foreign ownership, for example. Throughout the period we've enjoyed financial and administrative stability and double-digit growth resulting in our current position as one of the nation's leading household goods carriers.
During the last few years, diversification has contributed to the solidity of Paul Arpin Van Lines and its affiliated companies. Today, the Arpin Group offers a full range of specialized relocation services to a wide range of corporate clients.
Through all of the years of growth, PAVLs guiding principle has always been to serve our customers better than the competition can.