our rich history

"Shaping Lives Since 1919! With our legendary "Red Carpet Moving Service," American Red Ball takes pride in 90+ years of honoring customers with respect and integrity. Trust us for a superior long-distance move, delivered with a warm smile!

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American Red Ball was established by Ward B. Hiner in 1919

Red Ball Worldwide in The Early Years

In the early 1900s, Ward B. Hiner faced adversity and hardship; nevertheless, he emerged as a determined entrepreneur. Moreover, upon relocating to Indianapolis, he found substantial success selling insurance. Subsequently, he ingeniously conceived a unique cargo coverage policy for livestock shippers. This marked the inception of Red Ball Transit Company. Furthermore, it became the very first interstate household mover in America.

Fast forward to 1920, Hiner's innovative and groundbreaking weatherproof moving service garnered significant attention. This happened when a caravan of fully loaded vans embarked on a two-week journey to New York City. As a result, it generated immense publicity. Consequently, his business expanded exponentially. This prompted him to venture into manufacturing his own trucks. However, despite his enthusiasm, this operation was ultimately deemed impractical.

Red Ball Worldwide Mid-Century Success

Moving into the 1960s, Red Ball International came into existence. This move allowed them to offer overseas door-to-door container service. Interestingly, during the Vietnam War, American Red Ball actively and passionately participated in Operation Entertainment. They did so by providing invaluable support to the troops through special variety shows.

The 1980s ushered in notable changes in ownership. Nevertheless, the company adeptly and skillfully adapted to the deregulated trucking industry. Furthermore, with the advent of computers and the internet, American Red Ball eagerly embraced technology. This strategic move made them more efficient and customer-focused.

Red Ball Worldwide Today

Throughout its storied and illustrious history, American Red Ball has unwaveringly upheld its enduring commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. From its modest beginnings to the dawn of the new millennium, the company has continually evolved and thrived. This journey faithfully preserves the founder's visionary spirit. Additionally, they've consistently provided exceptional moving services to its customers. In a significant and notable development, American Red Ball became a part of the Interstate Family of Companies in 2017.

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We've learned a thing or two about moving since 1943

  • Over 800,000 moves down the street, across the country & around the world

  • Frequent and consistent communication with the moving coordinator

  • Exclusive ULTRAWRAP protective packing

  • Virtual and in-person home surveys with AI technologies

  • Digital inventory and GPS tracking systems

  • Locations in Springfield and Dulles, VA, as well as Landover, MD

  • Rigorous, hands-on training in the 1st ever professional movers training facility

"...Thank you again, I've referred you to three people already who are considering moving..."

From local moves to storage, logistics and more

"...all the manpower we needed,
without having to babysit the process..."

Lighten your load

The complexities of moving are stressful, unique, and constantly changing. You need to...

  • Feel protected and confident in the team
  • Trust your belongings will be well-taken care of
  • Be free to discuss the complexities of your move schedule with moving experts

So you can... find your new favorite restaurant, meet your neighbors, and actually enjoy this move; and focus on the new story you're about to write... wherever your journey is taking you next.

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Don't forget the Toilet Paper!

A moving-day list of stuff you don't want to forget. PLUS! Get an address change cheat sheet...

Keeping you grounded



Our move coordinators work directly with you on the details of your move and are stay flexible when it matters most.



From decluttering to packing and storage, our team can assist with all the things that can make a move stressful.


Moving with

Our moving professionals take moving day seriously. We show up on time, and work with you to deliver and unload.



The move itself leaves cleanup and debris behind. We work with you to ensure there's nothing left behind.

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What to Expect...

Free In-Person Estimate

A team member will come to your home, answer all your questions and give you a moving estimate. If you prefer, you can request a virtual survey instead.

Comprehensive Home Survey

We use smart technologies to get an accurate weight estimate of all the rooms in your home. The cost of a long-distance move is based on weight, distance, and fuel considerations.

Moving right across town? No problem.

The cost of local moves in the Greater DC area is based on time and materials.

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