Andy’s History

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About Andy’s Transfer & Storage

Andy’s Transfer and Storage was founded by Dick Anderson in Montrose in 1921 where his main business was transporting of building materials from Los Angeles to the Crescenta Valley. A couple of years later, Anderson expanded into the moving and household goods segment, where the business thrived for over two decades.

 

In the Mid 1940’s, the parents of the current owner, Harry & Cress Kroening, purchased the business and kept Andy’s name. As the decades roll by, Andy’s Transfer and Storage thrives and earns a reputable name for itself throughout the Greater Los Angeles area earning “Agency of the Year” awards from North American Van Lines for 4 consecutive years in the 1990’s.

 

In 2011, Andy’s celebrated its 90th year in business and continues to this day to provide quality, full service moving excellence to the community. Please contact Andy’s Transfer and Storage today for your next move!

 

Continue reading our blog to learn about Andy’s Transfer & Storage history throughout the years!

 

Andy’s History 1920’s

1921: Andy’s was founded by Dick Anderson in Montrose. The main business was transporting of building materials from Los Angeles to the Crescenta Valley

 

1923: Anderson sells the business to Marion Benthussen. Business now expanded into the moving of household goods

 

Andy’s History 1940’s

1945: Harry & Cress Kroening (Parents of the present owner) purchase firm. Andy’s name is retained. The company expands into warehousing and long term storage. Statewide moving offered by direct more van service.

 

1948: Andy’s moves from Honolulu Avenue to the present location in North Verdugo Road. Warehouse space expanded to 8,000 square feet.

 

Andy’s History 2000 – present

2000: As revenues and service grow, Andy’s updates local fleet and adds an additional 6,000 square feet for vaulted storage. Further expansion of non- traditional servicing of high-value products planned and implemented. This product line becomes the fastest-growing of all of Andy’s services.

 

2001: Andy’s expands office and industrial moving services. The operations department is fully computerized and off-site operation departments are established at major client’s facilities providing on-site, on-demand services.

 

2002: The purchase of quick response “hot-shot” office moving trucks allows Andy’s to provide quicker service to office moving clients. All are fully equipped and staffed to handle small on and off site moves more expediently than our competitors. The expansion of office and industrial division continues with several near major clients. Ralph Myers, past Chairman of the California Moving & Storage Association and noted moving industry executive joins Andy’s sales team.

 

2003: Quality is again stressed with Andy’s receiving “Excellent” ratings for all for quarters by our customer when surveyed by Telesite, an independent third-party firm.

 

2004: Joe Kroening, President of Andy’s, named “Man of the Year” by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce for his commitment and support to the Crescenta Valley community. Quality continues with all four quarters rated “Excellent” by our customers. Two long haul drivers achieve Vanguard status. Less than five percent of all nationwide North American drivers earn this distinction.

 

2005: Andy’s receives an “Excellent” rating once again from our customers in all four quarters. Andy’s earns the “Four Star” award for the third consecutive year. The Four-Star award is given to NAVL agents who maintain an “Excellent” rating from their customers for all four quarters in a given year. Andy’s is one of forty agents to earn this honor for three consecutive years. Jill (Kroening) Longo elected Chairman of the California Moving and Storage Association, our state trade association, leading the largest state moving trade group in the country. She represents over 500 California members dealing with government regulators and the media daily.

 

2006: Patrick Longo begins management apprenticeship with the goal of assuming all managing duties, and building on Andy’s quality and services. Andy’s earns the “Customer Choice Quality Award,” placing first above NAVL agents, and receives awards at North American Van Lines’ annual meeting.

 

2007: Andy’s again earns the “Customer Choice Quality Award.” Patrick Longo represents the company at the annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida to collect the award. Jill Longo begins her term as a member of the Board of Directors for NAMA, North American Movers Association. Jill continues to serve as a member of the NAMA Quality Committee and chair of the Core Agent Committee.

 

2008: Andy’s is honored to win the inaugural Pinnacle Award from the CMSA. This award recognizes excellence in Marketing, Sales, Quality, and Employees. Patrick Longo begins his first term as Greater Los Angeles Chapter President for CMSA. Jill continues to serve on the Board of Directors for NAMA and the NAVL Quality Committee.

 

2009: Patrick wins Chapter of the Year for the Greater L.A. Chapter at the CMSA Convention to Lihue, Hawaii. Andy’s also won Agent Quality Award from NAVL.

 

2010: Patrick continues to serve as Chapter President for CMSA, and is selected to serve on the CMSA Board of Directors. Patrick also serves on the CMSA Military and Membership committees. Andy’s becomes Military Approved, and also again, wins Agent Quality Award from NAVL. 2011: Andy’s celebrates our 90th Anniversary in business. At this time, we give great thanks to our excellent employees who have helped our company achieve longevity and our loyal customers who keep us in business with their moves and referrals.

 

2012: Patrick Longo elected to become President of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, and is also honored as Business Man of the Year by the Chamber. Patrick continues to serve on the CMSA Board of Directors.

 

2015: Andy’s wins First Place in Hauling and Overall Quality Excellence Awards for 2014 at North American Convention. Patrick Longo is elected Chairman of the California Moving and Storage Association. This is our statewide trade association, leading the largest state moving trade group in the country. He will represent over 600 California members dealing with government regulations and the media daily.

 

2016:  Andy’s celebrates 45 years as agents for North American Van Lines.  We also earned the CSA award, 2nd place Overall Quality, and 1st place – NAMA (North American Movers Association) loss prevention safety award.

 

2017: Our crew had great achievements once again in earning the 2nd place Overall Quality from North American Van Lines and continuing our success with a 1st place – NAMA loss prevention safety award.

We also expanded our fleet with two new Hino bobtails and one new Isuzu pack truck.  These additions allow us to further service of local and long-distance customers.

 

2018:  Andy’s lead customer service coordinator, Kimberly Lombardo, is awarded the prestigious Power of Blue Award.  This is given to individuals who are nominated by fellow agents for service above and beyond to common customers.  We also are once again awarded the CSA award.  Remarkably, our crew earned the 1st place Overall Quality, 1st place Overall Hauler and 1st place – NAMA loss prevention safety award

We are also proud to announce that we earned the Pursuit of Excellence from North American Van Lines.