Pennsylvania Movers

It’s no wonder why people move to Pennsylvania. The state has always been a magnet for dreamers and doers. Its the birthplace of the republic, proudly nicknamed the “Keystone State” for its central location in the geographic arc of the 13 original states. Inside the hallowed walls of the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia (aka Independence Hall), founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and, a little more than a decade later, affixed their names to the Constitution.

Panorama of Philadelphia skyline, Pennsylvania Movers on Ben Franklin Bridge

Officially, the state is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, underscoring the authority of its people in self-governance. As of July 1, 2015, the U.S. Census estimated Pennsylvania’s population at 12.8 million. Philadelphia is the largest city, with about 1.57 million people. Pittsburgh is the second largest city, with a little over 300,000 people. Weleski Transfer began operations in Pittsburgh more than 100 years ago. Today, our Pennsylvania movers provide moving and storage services throughout Pennsylvania from two locations. Our headquarters is situated in Tarentum, about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. We also maintain a full-service business in Johnstown, about 60 miles east-southeast of Tarentum.

Weleski’s Pennsylvania movers offer a local advantage for moving in and around the greater Pittsburgh and Johnstown areas. Our Pittsburgh movers regularly serve families moving in and out of the big city and smaller communities in this region. Some of their names are: Kittanning, Creighton, Brackenridge, and Edgecliff. As an Atlas agent, we operate with a 100-mile radius of quality service. This includes Morgantown in West Virginia and Youngstown and Canton in Ohio. While we primarily serve families moving in and out of western Pennsylvania, our location and size enables us to provide service regionally—across the Pennsylvania Commonwealth as well as eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.

If you’re contemplating a move to the Pittsburgh area or any of the locations I’ve outlined above, our local movers are ready to help you achieve a smooth transition to your new home. Give us a call (724-224-3330) or get a free quote for our moving service.

Weleski Knows Pittsburgh Office Movers


Office movers in empty store

Look at the list of businesses in Pittsburgh, and you’ll see a wide range of industries at work. Steel, construction, retail, food and beverage, energy, chemicals, computers, financial services, and pharmaceuticals are just a few industries located throughout Pittsburgh and its ten-county region. They include many well-known, national names as well as thousands of local and regional companies. All of these businesses depended on professional office movers.

As one of Pittsburgh’s very first office movers, we’ve been a partner to the local business community for more than 100 years. We routinely provide moving and storage services for many of the national names as well as for hundreds of local businesses. They come to us for our experience and the professionalism we bring to help them operate efficiently and profitably.

Businesses make money when they are productive, and they lose money when they aren’t. That’s why we emphasize planning on every office relocation. The move plan is how we save, and make, money for our clients. A well-thought-out move plan provides the best guarantee that a business will maximize its productivity during a move. Our plan specifies exactly what actions are to be performed, who performs them, and a schedule for their completion. It literally is the single most important part of any office relocation. For some office moves, depending on the size and complexity, we may recommend embedding our project manager on site.

Our company provides all the tools and facilities to orchestrate office moves of any size. As standard procedure, we protect everything to prevent damage. This includes pad and/or shrink wrapping for furnishings, as well as cardboard and other protections for doors, doorways, floors, and elevators.

We provide commercial warehouse space for short- or longer-term storage. For some projects, we receive furnishings, fixtures and equipment at our warehouse and provide scheduled deliveries to the business. We provide a heated, clean facility with advanced security systems, optional rack storage, and in-rack fire suppression (sprinklers). Our warehouse includes multiple  docks for cross-docking to facilitate swift transfer of goods between carriers.

As a member of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), Weleski Transfer stays abreast of changes that affect commercial property owners and managers. We are committed to bringing a well-informed perspective and knowledge of the industry to our commercial clients. We also provide records management services, including storage and retrieval, archiving, and certified destruction of documents.

Our office movers worked hard to earn the trust of commercial clients throughout the Pittsburgh area. We welcome the chance to provide a proposal for your office move. Click here to get your office relocation plan.

Top 5 Holiday Highlights in Pittsburgh

They say there’s no place like home for the holidays. That’s especially true if your home happens to be Pittsburgh. In late November, the city becomes all aglitter with holiday festivity. There is so much to do and see that it’s tough to choose, but here are our five favorite holiday highlights.

1. Lights! On the Friday before Thanksgiving, downtown Pittsburgh is the place to be. The city ushers in the holiday season with “Light Up Night.” There are tree lightings, carriage rides, tasty foods, music, even fireworks. Your family will feel the early warmth of Christmas glow—maybe even catch a glimpse of that chubby old elf in the red suit. It’s a wonderful event for kids of all ages—including grandma and grandpa.

2. Downtown, check out the goings-on at PPG Place, adjacent to Market Square. Lace up a pair of skates and take a spin on the expanded and renovated MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink. The rink surrounds a spectacular 32-foot Christmas tree and buzzes with activity through February.

3. PPG Place is also home to Wintergarden, a magnificent atrium. During the holidays it showcases the creative fancies of local bakers in a regional gingerbread-house competition. Yum! When you see the model trains “choo-chooing” around the track, you may feel just like a kid again.

4. Do you love a parade? You’re in luck!  NBC TV affiliate WPXI sponsors an annual holiday parade on the last Saturday in November.  You’ll see approximately 80 different acts come down the street. Besides big floats and inflatables, you’ll enjoy the brassy rhythms and showmanship of the area’s top marching bands. A celebrity or two is usually on hand to add a dash of star power—past participants include Christina Aguilera, Alex Trebek, and Pat Sajak, to name but a few.

5. Since 1999, Pittsburgh has had the distinction and honor to present the only authorized replica in the world of the famous Nativity scene that stands outside St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The Pittsburgh Crèche features 20 figurines in a large scale setting that measures 64 ft. wide by 36 ft. deep and 42 ft. high. This unique attraction offers inspiration and a chance to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. It stays on display from late November through January 8 (Feast of Epiphany).

While Christmas is a special season here in Pittsburgh, you’ll find wonderful events and attractions year round. If you’re new to the area or planning to move here, you may enjoy this post on Pittsburgh’s Top “Don’t Miss” Attractions.

Top Pittsburgh Movers

Moving to Pittsburgh? Moving from Pittsburgh? You may be glad to know Weleski is considered a premier company among Pittsburgh movers. We’ve been in the moving business since 1909. We provide a complete range of local and long-distance moving services from our headquarters in Tarentum. It’s an ideal location for a Pittsburgh moving company such as ours, putting us in position to provide excellent service to Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

Ifpittsburgh-skyline you are new to this part of the country, the city of Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh area have long attracted people seeking a better life and a good place to work and raise a family. History abounds here, largely influenced by the juncture of two rivers, the Allegheny and Monongahela, to form the Ohio River. These waterways were essential to the early settlement and remain vital to industry and trade here and well beyond.

People who move to Pittsburgh find it to be extremely accommodating. There’s a lot to like—from beautifully varied rural topography to smart urban development. Earlier this year, Metropolis magazine named Pittsburgh as one of the world’s “most livable cities,” largely for its commitment to preservation and urban renewal. Much of Pittsburgh’s livability in this regard owes to a legacy of foundations that support the can-do spirit of residents who take great pride in their city and in their neighborhoods. There’s a lot more to be said for Pittsburgh—if you have a specific question about what to expect if you move to our city, feel free to leave a message on our contact page.

You’re likely not surprised that Weleski Transfer, as a Pittsburgh moving company, would be gung-ho about Pittsburgh. But our standing among Pittsburgh movers does not depend solely on moving people into this area. We move families from Pittsburgh to locations all over the U.S., cross-border into Canada, and overseas to virtually any location in the world.

As an Atlas Van Lines Agent, we are backed by the resources of the second largest moving company in the country and its network of quality Agents. Known as the mover who can help you “go new places,” this applies whether you are moving to Pittsburgh, or moving from Pittsburgh. When you consider moving to Pittsburgh, give us a call at 1-888-224-3330 or click here to have us prepare an estimate for moving services. There is no charge for this service.

Pittsburgh’s Top “Don’t Miss” Attractions

If you asked a hundred people to name their favorite things to see and do in the Pittsburgh area, no two lists would be the same. With that caveat, here are some places you will enjoy checking out as you make your own list.

The city’s North Shore is home to two fabulous sports venues. If you like America’s pastime, take in a Pirates game at PNC Park. The city provides a breathtaking backdrop—many consider this park to be the finest for baseball in the U.S. If you’re a fan of football, plan an outing to Heinz Field. It’s the home of the Steelers, six-time Super Bowl Champions. This stadium makes watching football an unforgettable event in itself.

The exotic plant life and Victorian architecture of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens may well transport you to another time and place. This must-see landmark in Schenley Park is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Don’t miss it!

Pittsburgh-July BlogThe Duquesne Incline near the city’s south side is one of the area’s most popular attractions. You can ride in one of the original 19th century rail cars to the top of Mt. Washington for a postcard view of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle”, the famed downtown district where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River.

There’s no place like Pittsburgh’s Strip—a foodie’s paradise located in a scenic neighborhood on the southeast side of the Allegheny just down from the 31st Street Bridge. You’ll find dozens of specialty shops, pubs, and ethnic eateries. Points of historic interest here include the John Heinz Regional History Center and the Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction Building.

Six miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh resides an extraordinary collection of automated musical instruments. Once the private residence of industrialist Charles Brown, the Bayernhof Music Museum is a stunning 19,000 square-foot mansion. Among its many features are an indoor cave and swimming pool with 10’ waterfall.

The Carnegie Museum of Art in the North Oakland area houses one of the world’s finest permanent collections of modern art. Referred to as “Old Masters of Tomorrow,” it contains some 30,000 works of visual arts. The museum is part of an expansive campus that includes the Carnegie Library and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. There’s so much to see—it may blow your mind.

There are literally hundreds of interesting things to do and see in Pittsburgh. This list is just a start.

Are you already a Pittsburgh native? Let us know what your favorite attractions are in the comments!

If you are ready plan your move to Pittsburgh, and can’t wait to check out all these exciting Pittsburgh attractions, contact us today!