Our Story

“Anything is attainable with good people”

How We Got Here

In 1929, Peter Boer moved his family from Sheldon, Iowa to Holland, Michigan. Farmers were going bankrupt and Mr. Boer realized the short-range outlook for farming was very bleak. Finding work in Holland 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, more expansion occurred and less profitable business was discontinued. Specialization developed until Boer’s Transfer was hauling household goods, both new and used.

Following Peter Boer’s death in 1951 his widow, Amy Boer, continued running the business out of the home, along with her sons and daughters. When Amy passed away in 1972 the youngest son, Calvin Boer, purchased the business from her estate.

Boer’s grew from two trucks to a fleet of trucks and became an agent for Mayflower Van Lines. After Cal’s retirement in 2000, Andrew Boer, son of Calvin, was promoted to President and became the third generation to guide Boer’s Transfer & Storage, Inc. into the future. “Having literally grown up in the business, I started mowing the warehouse lawns and doing odds and ends around the facilities from a young age,” Andrew shares. “Throughout my childhood, I was lucky enough to take some over-the-road trips with my dad (Cal). You could say I started from the ground and worked my way up.”

As the company grew under Andrew’s leadership it looked to grow in a meaningful and sustainable way and giving employees and customers the space and atmosphere they deserve. This approach has not gone unnoticed as Boer’s continues to grow year-over-year.

Andrew’s biggest inspiration has been the longevity of the business. “So many members of my family have put their blood, sweat, and tears into the business; it drives me every day to do the best I can, to honor all of them.” I am incredibly proud of our staff and the team we have at Boer’s. Every one of them comes to work with a positive, ready-to-work attitude and this is reflected in the quality of our work.” Boer’s has consistently been a top performer for Mayflower Van Lines, winning multiple Customer Choice Award’s and Mayflower’s Top Performer Award’s. This, Andrew is always quick to point out, would not have been possible without our incredible people.

Anything is attainable with good people, something that Boer’s decidedly has. “I would like to think all our employees feel like they are a part of the family,” Andrew says. “Creating that atmosphere and culture has helped me stay focused on what is important. I probably couldn’t ask for any better impact from a business.”

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Sat. by appointment

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13325 Riley Street
Holland, MI 49424

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