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 50 years ago, the Weleski group began to specialize as a local Pittsburgh moving company. Weleski also serviced 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. Today, Weleski Transfer has grown into one of the largest companies in the region. Weleski’s moving company services now include:

In 1963, with its moving and storage business rapidly growing, Weleski Transfer began to serve customers outside of the borders of the Alle-Kiski Valley. Anthony Weleski decided that it was time to join a national van line and bring the Weleski name and excellent customer service to more communities. Anthony believed that the Atlas Van Lines held the best strategy for growth. Above all, Atlas possessed a stellar reputation for excellent customer service. Weleski Transfer became a part-owner of Atlas in 1974.

Our Company Today and Tomorrow

At Weleski, 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). 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. Our 350 partner-agents allow us to deliver moving and storage services anytime, anyplace.

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


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 18 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.

Employee Training and Screening

In these times of heightened security, Weleski Transfer’s employee training and screening differentiate it from other movers. We give all our employees a pre-employment screening and 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 we have checked and cleared this employee 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.