Having a reliable and trustworthy moving company is essential. Hopkins & Sons is a family-owned-and-operated moving company based in Delaware. We've been providing comprehensive moving services with a four-generation record of excellence.
The Continuing Generational Saga…
Hopkins & Sons was founded by great-grandfather Clarence Hopkins and his two sons, Ralph and Harry Hopkins. Our story dates back to 1946, when the trio started with jobs like hauling and basement clean outs. When they received a contract to move appliances into an apartment complex in Elsmere, it was a turning point for the company. This initial project, awarded through a bid, propelled them into the moving business. Once Hopkins & Sons established their reputation through word of mouth, they were off and running.
Our founder and great-grandfather, Clarence Hopkins
Later, in the mid-1950s, Jim Hopkins (the youngest son of Clarence Hopkins) joined the firm and became an integral part of the company's success. With 77 years in business, today the Hopkins team is led by Mark Pitrizzi. Mark is the great-grandson of our founder, Clarence and the son of Harry's daughter, Cathy, who was the third generation to run the business.
Mark Pitrizzi (left) with Cathy - the fourth and third generations of our family to run Hopkins & Sons.
A Legacy of Achievements
Over the years, Hopkins & Sons has achieved several important milestones.
• 1946 - We started our journey in the moving industry with one truck. Now, we have a fleet of 20 vehicles, including an air-ride fleet, trailers, flatbeds and more.
• 1960 - Affiliation with a national van line service. This strategic partnership allowed us to broaden our horizons and provide long-distance moving services with greater ease.
• 1999 - Acquisition of our first warehouse, solidifying our position as a comprehensive moving and storage solution provider.
• 2020 - Diversifying our business, we introduced Hopkins Onsite Portable Storage (H.O.P.S) – a flexible and portable storage solution.
• 2021 - Acquisition of our second warehouse in New Castle, DE
A Vision Realized: Hopkins Today
At Hopkins & Sons, success isn't just measured by business growth, it's a reflection of our commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Our philosophy is the same now as in 1946. We never say no to a moving challenge. We move anything, no matter how big or small. Our customer-centric approach is evident in so many of our stories. For example, we once lowered a freezer into a basement using cemetery-lowering jacks – a testament to our dedication and resourcefulness.
"We take pride in our repeat customer and referral-based business. With each passing generation, our commitment to maintaining long-lasting relationships has only grown stronger. Our company's dedication to customer satisfaction serves as the backbone of our continued success. Now as the president of the firm, our clients can always find my cell number on my business card. We want our customers to know that we're 100% invested in their moves and will be with them at every stage, from start to finish." - Mark Pitrizzi , President, Hopkins & Sons.
The Hopkins & Sons Team
Celebrating our 77th year of operation in 2023, our identity as a fourth-generation, family-owned-and-operated company stands strong. From our humble beginnings as a local moving company in Delaware to becoming a full-service moving and storage powerhouse that has completed 100,000 moves, we have always put customers first. If you're in need of moving or storage services, you know you can count on us. Contact us today.