Bill Cartwright Sr in cap

Our Heritage

In 1934, William and Jesse Cartwright, having survived the Great Depression, were looking for a way to support a large family that would also give them a means to a better life. William (Bill) was able to obtain a truck, so he started advertising general hauling services, a venture that eventually migrated towards a specialization in household goods.  This gave rise to what would become Cartwright Van Lines, conveniently located in Kansas City, MO, right in the middle of America’s heartland.

In the 1960s, Bill’s oldest son, Bill, Jr., led Cartwright’s expansion into the international market. In 1967, the company purchased land in Grandview, MO, a humble community just outside of Kansas City. While the Cartwright family of companies operates to this day on the same plot of land that saw the rise of the Cartwright Companies name, the building that houses them has been expanded and renovated over the years. The Cartwright Companies now comprises 14 different businesses and stands as the foundation for Cartwright Relocation Services.

Bill Cartwright Sr in front of South Prospect Transfer Truck

Creation of Cartwright Relocation Services

Cartwright Relocation Services was created out of the desire to provide relocation services and solutions to federal agencies and corporate entities. Our years of moving military families all over the globe gave us the experience and partnerships we needed to streamline efficiencies and offer reliable, quality shipping of household goods.

Today, our relocation services company is experiencing exceptional growth, and our Cartwright team moves thousands of families around the world every year. We’d like to think it’s our core values of dependability, respect, integrity, vested employees, and empathy that have led to our success.

Why Choose Us

With over 90 years of industry experience, Cartwright Relocation Services is a 3rd-generation family-owned business with strong values and a solid commitment to help people and “do it right”.

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Got corporate moves? Ask about our MoveWright program!

We can manage and support your corporate relocations, from anywhere to everywhere. Our partner network includes a vast number of origin agents, destination agents, RMCs, and more, all working together to ensure a seamless move process for relocating employees.