The Advance Group is an innovative organization that includes commercial moving, office furniture installation, distribution, storage, document management, and employee relocation services. It is the largest organization of its type in the tri-state area.
The Advance Group is the product of a Molloy family business that had its roots in the post-World War II period.
Molloy Bros. Moving & Storage was founded. The company grew rapidly, becoming one of New York’s largest residential movers and expanding into New Jersey and to three Florida locations.
The Molloy brothers sold the residential business, and Jim Molloy started the commercial moving operation Advance Relocation and Storage, capitalizing on the growing need to relocate commercial businesses.
Business grew rapidly and prospered and, in 1987, the company expanded its offices and facilities to New Jersey and Connecticut. In 1989, the company took over the sales office operations in New York City for North American Van Lines.
Jim Molloy had the opportunity to reacquire Molloy Bros., the family’s original residential moving operation. With this move, Advance Relocation and Storage expanded its capabilities to include employee relocation. It had also gained a marquee name as well as significant assets, including facilities in New York, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, and Miami.
By this time, the company had fully transcended its residential roots and the name was changed to Advance Commercial Movers to reflect the growing emphasis on the commercial market. During this period, current VP of Sales and Marketing Antholy Parziale joined the sales team.
Tremendous Growth & Innovation
At a time when others in the industry were downsizing, The Advance Group expanded. Over the past several years there has been an overall strengthening of the company’s team, operations and systems.
The company launched the document management company Record Guard.
Advance joined Mayflower Transit, part of the world’s largest moving organization, the Uni-Group.
Jim formed a joint venture partnership that brought FITCO, a leading Queens-based furniture installation and warehousing company, into the fold.
The prescience of the various expansions was demonstrated when the company experienced record-breaking growth of more than 30 percent. We also invested a new facility in New Jersey to better service the New York metropolitan area. Our Harrison facility has twice the capacity of our prior location and is more convenient to our customers and labor force.
A Global Future
The Advance Group is now a member of the Office Moving Alliance, LLC, otherwise known as OMA. This is a major step forward for us, expanding our ability to relocate single employees, or entire corporations virtually anywhere in the world. OMA members actively serve over 200 key cities in 10 countries around the globe. So no matter where your next move takes you, The Advance Group can help you organize it and make it go smoothly through its own resources and those of its partners.
What does this mean to our clients, partners and employees? It means that continued success lies ahead. We are committed to evolving and maintaining our status as the industry leader. This commitment leads to better service, satisfied clients, strong vendor relationships and employees with bright futures.
Today, more than 40 years since his journey began; Jim Molloy’s vision has been defined with the integration of five core business units and a dedicated, professional management team into the entity known as The Advance Group.