Moving and relocation firm Armstrong Relocation & Companies, has acquired Boston-based Humboldt Storage & Moving. The deal follows its recent acquisition of MacDonald’s Moving Services in greater Boston, and makes it one of the largest movers in Boston and the north-east US.
Todd Watson, Armstrong’s CEO, said: ‘Humboldt has been a highly regarded company throughout the industry for many years and our family has had tremendous respect for the business they have operated. We look forward to building on that success by leveraging our collective strengths in the marketplace.’
Howard Goldman, Humboldt CEO and third-generation owner, said: ‘I am excited to transfer 118 years of family ownership of The Humboldt Companies from the Goldman family to the Armstrong family. It’s comforting to know that our family legacy, Humboldt team, and valued customers are in great hands and that there are many wonderful opportunities ahead.’
Humboldt President James Sullivan takes on the role of company CEO, to work alongside current Armstrong President Mark McEwen.
‘This collaboration of moving industry leaders presents significant opportunities, not only in greater Boston and New England but also far beyond that,’ said Sullivan. ‘The combined expertise not only in residential moving but in office relocations, the relocation of laboratory and life sciences companies, trade shows and special commodities, creates the definition of a full-service moving company.’
Humboldt becomes a subsidiary of Armstrong Relocation Company, Massachusetts, with consolidation expected later this year.