GROWING A MOVING COMPANY TAKES HEAVY LIFTING STRATEGIES FROM 3 COMPANIES THAT EXPANDED THEIR MOVING AND STORAGE BUSINESSES By Jennie L. Phipps B SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2017 usiness is brisk, the phone is ringing and the email is dinging. The team is strong and willing. Your bank account is fat. Is now the time to expand your moving and storage business? Almost every moving company owner has been hit by the urge to grow. Many have tried, but far fewer have succeeded, because the path from small to large is rocky and uncertain. Direction 32 Here are the stories of three companies that started small and have grown big-or at least bigger-using strategies that other companies can emulate. METROPOLITAN MOVING & STORAGE In 2013, Inc. magazine recognized Metropolitan Moving & Storage as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.