History

Moving Company History – Providing Relocation Services for More Than 50 Years

Back in 1909 Andrew Weleski began a career in the moving business. Although the methods were significantly different back then, Andrew laid the foundation for providing outstanding household goods moving and storage services.

Then, over fifty years ago the Weleski group began to specialize as a local Pittsburgh moving company, but also servicing the communities of Tarentum, Natrona Heights, south to Pittsburgh and north to Butler.

It was not long until succeeding generations added long distance household goods relocation services to Weleski’s service offering. Now Weleski Transfer has grown into one of the largest companies in the region that handles residential moves and commercial moving (both local moving and long distance moving), specialized transportation (including electronics, store fixtures, trade show materials, medical equipment, and fine arts), storage, relocation, warehousing and distribution.

No moving job is too large or too small. We move single pieces of furniture (including antiques) or large complex offices (with hundreds of pieces of office furniture). And our corporate relocation expertise is now global as well as local.

With the fourth generation of Weleski family now actively involved in the moving business, our business model and values remain intact. By providing excellent customer service, our goal is to become the dominant, full service moving company in the tri-state region. As an Agent/Owner of Atlas Van Lines and Atlas World Group, Weleski Transfer satisfies all of our clients’ needs regardless of location. With 350 partner-agents, moving and storage services can be delivered anytime, anyplace.

Our motto is as true today as when it was penned 50 years ago: “We move families not furniture.”

Awards

Weleski Transfer’s numerous awards distinguish us from our competition nationwide.

The highest quality award presented by Atlas Van Lines is the Milton M. Hill Quality Award. This award is dedicated to the memory of Milt Hill and the quality and professionalism he delivered to our customers. The Milton M. Hill Quality Award is considered the most rigorous measure of quality in the entire industry. Weleski Transfer in Tarentum, PA has received this award 16 consecutive times. Awardees must meet or exceed all 12 quality standards on the Agency Performance Evaluation as outlined in the ATLAS WORLD CLASS COMMITMENT. Weleski Transfer is proud to have received this award.

Quality Warehousing Award Awardees must achieve a superior Warehouse Rating of “5” on the Agency Performance Evaluation. Weleski Transfer in Tarentum, PA is proud to be a recipient of this award.

AMSA Certified Mover

Weleski Transfer and Atlas Van Lines are active members in the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). Weleski has also earned the designation of a ProMover from the AMSA.

Affiliation with Atlas Van Lines

In 1963, Tony Weleski made a decision to join a national van line. Although he was courted by all of the major van lines, Tony knew that the Atlas Van Lines had a sterling reputation for delivering the best and most consistent customer service. What does joining Atlas mean for our customers? Weleski has trusted moving and storage partners in every state, which means that we are near our customers no matter where they reside. The Weleski family now has over 350 locations to serve you. Our VIP relocation service can be extended anywhere, anytime. Our partnership with Atlas strengthened dramatically when, in 1974, Weleski became an owner of the Atlas Van Line company. Weleski was one of several Agents who purchased the van line and placed its own management into Atlas to ensure a continued focus on excellent and cost-effective customer service.

Atlas Van Lines is now the second largest carrier of household goods in the world. Therefore, when we say “no job is too large or too complex,” we have the infrastructure to support that statement. No matter what you need to move or store — household goods (including pool tables), office furniture, complex electronic equipment, trade show materials, boats, automobiles or motorcycles — Weleski and Atlas provide the best option available for you. With over fifty thousand shipments per year managed, moved, packed and stored, the team of Weleski and Atlas is the best choice for your family or your company.

Employee Training and Screening

In these times of heightened security, Weleski Transfer’s employee training and screening differentiate it from other movers. All employees are screened pre-employment and undergo a background check. Once employed, random and routine screening continue to ensure integrity.
When we ask an employee to enter your house to move your treasured possessions, rest assured that this employee has been checked and cleared for all pertinent issues.

We pick up and deliver on time.

Weleski’s unique business structure enables us to provide excellent customer service. Although we are affiliated with Atlas Van Lines – and have all of the breadth, depth and cost savings of that affiliation — we still run our business as a self pack, load and haul agency. What does this mean to you? It means our employees – not an agent — handle your belongings at the beginning and end of your move. Moreover, we pick up and deliver on time. Period. For nearly a century, when families and businesses need us to move and store their important possessions, they can count on Weleski for timely and courteous service.