Peter Boer sold the farm in Iowa and moved his family to Holland, Michigan. Upon his arrival in Holland, work was not as plentiful as he had hoped. Boer’s Transfer was basically a drayage company, hauling firewood, coal, trunks and luggage to and from the train depot. Of course, furniture moving completed the list of items he also hauled.
As the family grew-up, more expansion occurred and less profitable business was discontinued. Specialization developed until Boer’s Transfer was hauling household goods, both new and used.