At Tru-Pak, moving is all in the family.
John and Patricia Siegel founded Tru-Pak Moving Systems in 1960 with one straight truck and a dream. By the time their children -- Johnny, Allyson and Miriam (Mimi) -- joined the family business, Tru-Pak's trucks and trailers were moving families, freight and furniture across the 48 contiguous United States.
By 1986, Tru-Pak's international fleet was making 40,000 moves per year and consistently scoring number one in sales. In 1998, Tru-Pak struck out as an independent moving company, and it is currently the largest independent mover south of Virginia. Tru-Pak further stands out of the crowd with its attention to security and safety unmatched by its competitors. Unlike most moving companies…
The Tru-Pak Difference
- We own all our own equipment
- We self-haul 99.8% of all shipments
- All our drivers are our employees – no strangers handling your belongings!
- Every employee is licensed, bonded and insured
- The same drivers that pick up your belongings will deliver your belongings – unheard of in this industry!
- Every driver averages 5 years with our company – many pushing 15 years!
Even though Tru-Pak has evolved into a moving industry leader, the Siegels still prefer to give their customers the personal touch. From the age of 19, John Siegel served as the president of Tru-Pak Moving Systems, and he is intimately involved in daily operations. John works side by side with daughter Allyson, who is Tru-Pak's vice president of business development. His wife, Patricia, serves as secretary and treasurer, and daughter Mimi works part-time as an insurance claims representative. Sarah, the beloved watchdog, greets every visitor with a friendly lick, except when cousin Lilly, formerly the five-legged-dog, comes to visit. Throw into the mix the many employees pushing 15 years of employment, and the numerous companies pushing 15 years of service – that’s the Tru-Pak family difference!
- 1960 - High school sweethearts John and Patricia Siegel founded Tru-Pak.
- 1965 - Tru-Pak struck gold when John was introduced to Leo Santini, owner of the first million-dollar moving company. As a result of that meeting, Tru-Pak was entrusted to do all Seven Santini Brothers International Moving Company moves between New York City and Florida.
- 1972 - Tru-Pak graduated from straight trucks to trailers, enabling operations to expand across all 48 contiguous United States. Rick, John's brother (pictured on right), worked as a Tru-Pak driver until 1998.
- 1974 - The moving business has always been a family affair. Siegel twins, Allyson and Mimi, got into the game early, when they filled pack orders and folded moving pads after school.
- 1975 - Schuler Museum move.
- 1980s - Rick spent much of the 1980s driving for the Healthcare of America tour. Sponsored by the Hospital Corporation of America, this mobile tour presented medical information to the general public across the United States.
- 1986 - Tru-Pak made a record 40,000 moves, and opened a Raleigh, North Carolina, location, where Allyson worked as the branch manager and vice president of business development until 2000.
1998 - Tru-Pak became an independently owned and operated moving company.
- 2000 - Tru-Pak sold its Raleigh office and consolidated its operations in the Hickory-Conover, North Carolina, area.
- 2006 - After a year-long approval process, Tru-Pak became an official vendor for the Department of Defense.
- 2009 - Today, Tru-Pak employs 150 people and moves thousands of families and businesses to six out of seven continents every year.
We like to take "The Tru-Pak Difference" one step further through our charitable endeavors. Giving back is just as important to us as customer satisfaction.
Give 2the Troops
The Animal League of Gaston County
Lucy's Helping Hands
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Coalition to Unchain Dogs
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The Salvation Army
Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Lilly the 5 Legged Puppy
WBT Hometown Hero
Information coming soon!
Tru-Pak Team - Main Contacts
Allyson Siegel, Executive Vice President ext. 207
John Siegel, President
Pat Siegel, Accounts Receivable ext. 203
Mimi Watts, Clams Adjustor ext. 203
James, Freight / Dispatch ext. 209
Brad, Safety Director ext. 202
Margaret, Move Coordinator ext. 211
Michelle, Military Coordinator ext. 205
Ginny, Administrative Coordinator ext. 204
Sarah, Official Greeter
Lilly, Goodwill Ambassador