Moving is an extremely stressful experience because it involves leaving behind the familiar and navigating change and uncertainty. We understand this because in 2018 we were lucky enough to have tens of thousands of people trust us to guide them through the experience.
This hasn’t occurred overnight, of course. We’ve had to earn this trust over the past seven years, which we believe we’ve done by keeping the mood light, but not taking our jobs lightly. We keep track of every move, every mile, and every box.
Here’s a quick glimpse at the work we did last year:
In addition to moving, we also managed to find other ways to help people make positive changes in their lives. For instance, we awarded Grace Schulte our $10,000 Moving Forward Scholarship to help with the completion of her education at Iowa State University. And, on a more personal level, I gave Walter Carr, a mover with Bellhops, my Ford Escape after learning he’d walked more than 14 miles to get to his first day on the job.
The past year also marked some important milestones for our company: We launched in seven new cities, expanded our services to include long-distance moving, opened an office in Atlanta, and capped the year by raising $31 million.
These were huge strides in our mission to make moving simpler, easier, and more reliable—and we could not have made them without the trust and confidence you’ve put in us. For that, we thank you.
In 2019, we look forward to doubling the number of cities we service, adding more great people to our team, completing our 200,000th move, and developing new tech to make the experience even better.
Once again, thank you for your support in the past, and we’re excited to help when you need us in the future.
The moving services startup has expanded to 31 metro areas, maintained near perfect levels of customer feedback, and secured $51 million in venture funding (the latest round, a Series C led by Advance Venture Partners and announced today, brought on $31.4 million). “It’s a big industry with very little technology...
Beginning today, current and prospecting residents of Jacksonville, Richmond, and Columbus can book a move with us.
When Walter Carr's life was transformed by viral altruism this summer, he was a 20-year-old college student who regularly walked miles to work in Birmingham, Alabama, because his 2003 Nissan Altima constantly broke down. On the evening before his first day at Bellhops in July, Carr realized he'd have to walk 20 miles...