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Liberty Moving & Storage & Liberty Moving and Storage Histories

Moving is in our DNA. Liberty Moving & Storage and its sister company Arpin of Rhode Island headquartered in West Wareham, MA. The histories of Liberty Moving & Storage & Arpin of RI are the tale of two families that literally define the moving and storage industry in Southern New England.

Liberty Moving and Storage, originally called Ernest Plante Movers was founded by Ernest Plante in Providence in 1930. The Plante’s first office was their home on Bridgham St. in Providence. Ernest started out hauling potatoes and apples, but expanded into household goods when a friend asked him to use his truck to help him move his home. The company consistently grew through the decades as new generations of Plante family members joined the business and brought new energy and new ideas.

Arpin of RI, originally called Paul Arpin and Sons was founded by Paul X. Arpin in Olneyville in 1900. The Arpin’s first office was their home on Webster Street in Providence, less than a mile from the Plante’s office. Paul started delivering ice in the summer and coal in the winter with horse drawn wagons. but with the invention of motorized trucks, he expanded his business to include household goods. The company consistently grew through the decades to establish itself as a regional powerhouse in the HHG industry.

After the passing of Paul Arpin Sr. in 2010, Arpin Van Lines decided to sell their flagship agency; Arpin of RI. There was only one other local family that had the correct moving DNA to take over the Arpin Family’s Legacy in RI; the Plante family and Liberty Moving & Storage.

So, in 2012, Jerry Plante and Wayne Wertz, son and grandson of founder Ernest Plane purchased Arpin of RI from the Arpin family and merged it with their other Arpin Van Lines agency in West Wareham, MA; Liberty Moving and Storage. Today, the descendants of the late Ernest Plante, Jerry Plante, Wayne Wertz, and Matt Wertz carry on the Plante and Arpin family’s commitment to providing historic moving services to every Liberty Moving & Storage and Liberty Moving and Storage customer.

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What Our Customers Say About Our Service

Wayne and his team did a great job on our move. His entire team were professional, thorough and careful. Could not have been happier. Would highly recommend them.
David R.
Perfect Experience! Preston, Dawon, and Tyler were wonderful- showed at the appointed time, neat, courteous, and VERY efficient and organized. Treated our belongings with care. We had a complicated transport; four stops along the way. They packed the truck to quickly unload the right items at each stop and position them to our satisfaction. Being a military family, we know moving and this was great! Highly recommend!
Jay L.
We used Liberty Movers several times to make our move to Wareham. Dealing with Wayne to arrange our move went very smoothly. He was more than accommodating working with our schedule and changes. The young men that did the moving were professional, friendly and very competent. The driver Preston and the others Tyler , Dewon and Ron worked very quickly and efficiently as a team . We could not have had a better experience and will highly recommend all the people from Liberty Movers who made the moving experience much less stressful than it could have been. Thank you all very much !Sincerely,Don HastingsSandy Bettencourt
Don H.
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Anthony M.
We are absolutely thrilled with the service we received from Preston and Dawon when they moved us into our new home a few days ago. They were efficient, courteous, and blew us away with some of the items they were able to get upstairs! Liberty gave us the best price for our move by far and we had a stellar experience, from getting everything set up with Wayne (who was incredibly accommodating of two changes in our moving date) to our moving day. We can’t recommend them highly enough and will be using them again for any future moves.
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