Tippet-Richardson has a long history of moving offices, homes, and apartments all across the world. Our history isn’t only something we’re proud of, it’s the groundwork for the reputation we have today.

Who We Are

Founded in 1927, Tippet-Richardson is one of Canada’s oldest and most established moving and storage companies. Basil Tippet and C.A. Richardson started their operation in Toronto, Ontario. Their primary goal was to provide high quality residential and commercial moving services to the surrounding area.

The two owners’ humble beginnings consisted of a rented warehouse and a moving van, from which they serviced the eastern U.S., Ontario, and Quebec. Back then, there was no Canadian highway into Western Canada. In order to make its western deliveries, the company was required to travel through the U.S.

Our primary mission isn’t all that different than it was in 1927. We still seek to provide high quality residential and commercial moving services to our surrounding areas. We’re also pleased to offer international moving services, as well as business records management centres across Canada. Each of our services has one goal, to make your move more comfortable.

Moving Services We Provide

What Areas We Provide Services To

We provide services across all major cities throughout Canada, the US and Worldwide. Our services are located in the following cities:

If you would like more information about the services we offer, please get in touch with your nearest office or fill out the Request A Quote form on the right hand side of your screen.

Why Choose Us?

Experience and Skills

With over 95 years of experience, Tippet-Richardson has spent the last century providing top-quality moving services worldwide. Starting as a small business out of Ontario, we have grown to be able to handle move sizes varying from residential to large-scale commercial. Our team is highly skilled and trained to handle your items with care and ensure everything is done safely and promptly. Our fleet is capable of handling any size move and we offer additional services to accompany our moving services so the only thing you have to do is meet us at your new address.

Family Owned and Trusted Worldwide

Over the years, the company has evolved and leadership has changed. Russell Naylor, who was Operations Manager at the company’s beginning, became Vice-President in 1944 and when Mr. Tippet died in 1959, he became President. In the 80’s the company grew and established offices in Vancouver and Calgary. Today, Brenda Naylor, Russell’s granddaughter, is the President and CEO of the Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa locations. Tippet-Richardson has grown and flourished as one of the oldest and most trusted agents for Allied Van Lines in Canada. We are grateful to have grown in this industry with the same values that got us started.


Green Initiatives

At Tippet-Richardson, we’re well aware that our industry has an impact on the environment.  From the large volume of non-recyclable packing materials to the carbon emissions released by our trucks, businesses in the moving industry need to make changes to combat climate change.

Here are the steps Tippet-Richardson is taking.

Idle Free
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues in our world today. At Tippet-Richardson, we’re playing a small part by enforcing an idle free policy on all our trucks. Since Earth Day April 22, 2013, we have made this policy mandatory for all our drivers. As a reminder, we’ve placed idle free decals on all our truck windows and warehouse doors.


Every day around the office, Tippet Richardson is reducing waste:

  • Reducing and/or eliminating the use of non recyclable packing material.
  • Using only packing paper and boxes which are 100% recyclable.
  • We’re recycling used tires.
  • Reusing or recycling packing materials and containers where possible.
  • Recycling paper, cans, bottles, cardboard and toner cartridges.

Giving Back

Part of Tippet-Richardson’s identity is a strong spirit of giving. Even in our beginning, supporting the community has always been a non-negotiable part of company culture. We make a strong effort to support communities where our employees live and work. Here are a couple of the key organizations we support.