Continental Van Lines
Where Continental Began
Continental Van Lines began by moving US military service members between Seattle and Alaska in 1952 when Alaska was still a U.S. territory and Seattle was known as the transportation gateway to Alaska. With statehood in 1959 came growth and the company began serving civilian customers as well. Eventually affiliating with a large interstate van line, Continental was able to expand its reach beyond Alaska and into the interstate moving market within the Lower 48 States. With the addition of an international division in the 1980s, Continental became a full service moving company.
Continental is a shareholder of UniGroup, parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and UniGroup Worldwide Moving. We represent the UniGroup brands from four locations, three in the Pacific Northwest and one in Alaska. Today, with an increasing focus on the global market and international moving, Continental is proud to be the only FIDI-FAIM accredited mover in the Pacific Northwest.
Second generation owners, Greg and Virginia Blaine, alongside a senior management team that includes the third generation, now lead Continental and its talented staff which includes moving professionals with an average of 20 years with the company. We attribute our success to our core values which continue to guide us — Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork and Dedication to Excellence.
Whether moving across town or around the world, choose Continental as your mover and experience an entirely new level of service. From “Do It Yourself” to “White Glove-Full Service”, Continental is the best choice for Every Move You Make.
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Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
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