Bellhops plans to more than double cities they service in 2019
Signaling a shift from the "scrappy, startup" movers they once were, Bellhops released a new look Thursday that officials said better fits the nationally-recognized company they've become and announced plans to more than double the number of cities it serves in 2019.
Already in 26 cities and 13 states as far west as Arizona, north to Pennsylvania and south to Tampa, Fla., Bellhops is planning to expand to three or four cities a month in 2019. That's as many as 48 cities in one year, including major cities like Las Vegas and Miami. Starting Monday, they will begin service in Philadelphia and Baltimore, which will bring their total to 28 cities and 14 states before the new year even starts.
"Today, we feel like we are at a place that we can show to the world we are ready to be a national, full-scale company," said Kyle Miller, Bellhops' head of brand and communications.
Eric Nalbone, vice president of marketing for Bellhops, said the Chattanooga-based company has transformed from a startup that offers moves on college campuses and for small, single-family homes to a full-service moving company capable of regional and cross-country moves, too. They've raised over $25 million since their start in 2011 and grown to 116 employees at their Chattanooga headquarters in Warehouse Row. With nearly 140,000 moves completed to date, Bellhops employs roughly 3,000 movers and drivers during the peak seasons of spring and early summer.
"I joined the company in December of last year, and one of the things I realized when I walked in the door was the image we were showing the world was reflective of where we had been," Nalbone said. "It needed a little bit of updating to reflect the level of professionalism, maturity and technological advancement I saw."
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