1964 - Founded as a proprietorship
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world..." - Joel Barker
Jay’s Moving & Storage Ltd. began as a small family owned and operated trucking proprietorship in 1964. Back then, there were just a handful of employees and a small fleet of trucks. Under the leadership of our enterprising founder Dennis Doehl, we have grown into three key services: moving, freight and storage. Jay’s now has 11 full-service offices and warehouses with a staff of over 450 in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Our huge modern vehicle fleet includes over 600 trucks and trailers. We have become one of the largest household goods and freight transportation companies in Saskatchewan.
1970 - Joined Atlas Van Lines
In 1970, Jay’s became an agent of the world class Atlas Van Lines system. We’re proud to say that we were one of the first moving companies to receive their “Quality in Motion Award” (in 1993). Since 1970, the quality of Jay’s transportation service has transformed us into one of Atlas's largest independent agents and earned us many sales records. Our affiliation with Atlas Van Lines gives us access to a network of over 650 movers across North America.
1978 - Pioneering freight service in Saskatchewan
Jay’s purchased a general merchandise freight operation servicing four towns in the Saskatoon area in 1978. A year later we established the first ever overnight general freight line service between Saskatoon and Regina. Currently, Jay’s Freight Division is equipped to meet all shipment and route challenges. We also offer seamless interline connections within Canada and the United States and provide freight service to over 450 locations in the province of Saskatchewan.
1989 - 25 years of quality transportation and warehousing
By the time Jay’s celebrated 25 years in 1989, we had acquired many moving and freight companies and expanded our offices in the Prairie Provinces. We became one of the original investors in the Atlas Van Lines container program with the purchase of 38 containers, a program that continues today. Our acquisition of Regina Cartage & Storage expanded our commercial warehousing capabilities.
Giving back to the community - these are some of the things we support
Jay's people are true community builders! We live in the communities we build. We work hard to support Telemiracle, and provide logistical support to the MS Walk and the MS Bike Tour in our major locations. We are proud of our record of community support - both in charitable work and in the service clubs we work with to better our communities!
In 1992 Jay’s held the First Annual Telemiracle Golf Tournament in Saskatchewan and raised $4,100 for the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation – the total to date, after our 2013 tournament, is over a million dollars!
In addition to corporate sponsorship and fundraising, our employees are actively involved in community events such as the MS Bike and MS Walk, the Santa Claus Parade, and as well, belong to various community service clubs.
Recognized in the Transportation Industry
Founder Dennis Doehl celebrated his 60th birthday and 35 years in business in 1999. His untiring commitment to quality transportation was recognized in the form of the Trailmobile Service to Industry Award. That was just the beginning. The turn of the century saw the launch of our website. It also brought more recognition for our efforts at providing superior freight and moving services. Since then, Dennis Doehl was inducted into the Saskatchewan Transportation Hall of Fame (2004), Jay’s Moving & Storage Ltd. has become one of Saskatchewan’s Top 100 Companies and is recognized among Regina’s Top 50 Companies.
Almost 50 years of Service!
Jay’s Moving & Storage Ltd. continues to expand its moving, freight and storage capabilities in order to better serve our customers. We have grown in size and our service quality has grown with us. New acquisitions, business expansion, the introduction of latest technology, modern van lines, spacious warehouses, government-approved storage facilities and top-of-the-line equipment, all serve a singular purpose -- to satisfy our customers completely. We are proud to be their first choice for moving, relocation or freight services.
2013 - Acquired by Mullen Group Ltd.
We are pleased to announce that Jay’s Moving and Storage Ltd. has been purchased by Mullen Group Ltd. as of June 1, 2013. Jay’s will operate as a standalone business within Mullen Group. We look forward to this new chapter in our history and to continuing to provide the very best in freight, moving and storage services to all our clients.
Our dedicated employees make it possible
Terry Simonson, President of Jay’s Moving & Storage Ltd., says, “Our employees have played a huge role in the success that Jay’s has enjoyed. I believe that the quality of our people is what makes the difference. We have an amazing group of employees who are dedicated to the company and take pride in providing exceptional customer service."
Through a scholarship program available annually since 2004 to children and grandchildren of employees, and numerous service awards, we endeavour to recognize our employee's valuable contributions.
We have 10 full-service offices in Alberta (Calgary) and Saskatchewan (Estevan, Melville, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Yorkton) to meet your local, long distance, international and overseas shipping requirements.
Jay’s is large enough to handle all your needs, but small enough to care.