Whether you're moving in, out or just around Ventura County or even if you just need to store a
room or two, Our history will tell you so much about how secure and
comfortable you'll feel trusting your precious memories and possesions to our trained
In 1928 H. C. Hilford owned and operated a furniture store in Ventura to deliver
the furniture he sold, he purchased a truck, one of the few in town. His customers frequently
borrowed the truck when they moved, leading to his conclusion that a moving business was the way to
During the 1930s, the primary business was the store, but the moving business
slowly grew. In 1947, Hilford Moving & Storage became an agent for Allied Van Lines, the leader
in the national and worldwide moving industry, who, as a matter of interest, was also founded in
In 1951 daughter Helen and husband Don Christensen purchased the business which
owned three trucks operating from a rented facility. In 1966 steady growth resulted in the
construction of a modern warehouse facility on Arundell Avenue to take advantage of the most
progressive warehouse operations known at the time-most of which are still practiced today.
Unfortunately, Donald Christensen passed away on September 3, 1980, leaving Helen as sole
stockholder. Under her guidance the company's growth continued, leading to the construction of an
additional warehouse unit adjacent to its Arundell Avenue location. Helen's daughter Sally is
managing the company today.
Hilford presently operates 34 units, including tractors, trailer, flatbeds,
bobtails, specialty units and service vehicles, all manned by crews with years of experience in the
moving industry. Its service include:
Local and intrastate moving of households.
Interstate and worldwide moving through Allied Van Lines and Allied
Commercial storage, including receiving into storage for subsequent location
Record storage and business record destruction.
To know more about how we might be of service to your moving and storage needs get
a free rate quote from us by calling 805-642-0221 (and for those out of the area, call toll-free
1-800-739-6683) or filling out the Hilford Moving and Storage Quote Form at the
top of this page or just follow the links on the left hand edge of the page for more