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EE Ward History

Founded in 1881, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage is the oldest African-American owned business in the United States. What started as a stop on the Underground Railroad has flourished into one of the most respected and trusted moving companies in the country. We are a self-actualized team that honors our distinguished legacy by embodying service with dignity and strong moral character.

Starting with just two horses and a wagon, the company has grown over the last nearly 140 years into a thriving multi-million-dollar award-winning moving corporation. Throughout the evolution of E.E. Ward, we have never lost sight of the principles of excellent service and giving back to the community on which it was originally founded. We pride ourselves on our excellent service, and we have the credentials to back it up for when you’re doing a “moving companies near me” search. E.E. Ward’s historical past is part of the company culture today that continues to inspire its promising future.

E.E. Ward is owned by husband and wife Brian and Dominique Brooks, who have a strong commitment to strengthening the legacy of E.E. Ward while fostering growth and innovation in the company. E.E. Ward Moving & Storage is recognized for outstanding customer service and overall quality experience. We have a strong reputation in the moving industry and have been recognized with the following awards:

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  • 2018 & 2012 Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio Torch Award for Ethics
  • 2018 North American Van Lines – Overall Quality Hauling Agent of the Year
  • 2018 North American Van Lines – CSA Safety Agent of the Year
  • 2017 & 2010 MBE Supplier of the Year Award – Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2017 Agent of the Year for Service Excellence – American Moving & Storage Association
  • 2017 Outstanding Diverse Organization Award – Columbus Business First
  • 2017 North American Van Lines Driver of the Year – Finalist
  • 2016 North American Van Lines – Quality Excellence Award
  • 2016 Corporate Caring Human Services Award – Columbus Business First
  • 2015 North American Van Lines Driver of the Year