The Advance Group is an innovative organization that includes office moving, furniture installation, product distribution, storage, technology solutions, refinishing services, logistics and document management. It is the largest organization of its type in the tri-state area.
The Advance Group is the product of a family business that had its roots in the post-World War II period. Molloy Bros. Moving & Storage started in 1946 and expanded rapidly. In 1957, Molloy Bros. became an agent for Allied Van Lines and grew into one of New York’s largest residential movers. The company then expanded to New Jersey and to three Florida locations. In 1973, Molloy Bros. changed its affiliation to North American Van Lines.
In 1976 the Molloy brothers sold the business to non-family members. At this point in time, the business focus moved from Molloy Bros. to Jim Molloy exclusively when he joined North American Van Lines as a sales executive in the New York City corporate sales office.
In 1979, Jim started Advance Relocation and Storage, a commercial moving operation, to capitalize 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, Advance Relocation and Storage took over the sales office operations in New York City for North American Van Lines to service existing national accounts as part of Advance Relocation and Storage.
The opportunity to reacquire the family’s Molloy Bros. residential moving operation presented itself in 1990. With Molloy Bros. back in the fold, Advance Relocation and Storage had 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 1995 the company had outgrown its roots as simply a moving company. The company name was then changed to Advance Commercial Movers to reflect the expanded emphasis on the commercial market. Advance Commercial Movers left the North American Van Lines organization in 1994. It remained an independent until 1998 when it joined Mayflower Transit, which is a part of the world’s largest moving organization, UniGroup. Later, in the mid-nineties, a document management company called Record Guard was started.
2001 – Anthony Parziale was hired in his original role of Business Development and quickly began expanding sales and growing the organizations potential.
Understanding the need to expand service offerings and to increase the company’s foothold in the New York City commercial market, in 2003 Jim formed a joint venture partnership with Shamus Barnes that brought FITCO, a leading Queens-based furniture installation and warehousing company, into the fold.
In 2007, Anthony Parziale began rebranding the organization under one umbrella called The Advance Group and then in 2009 begin curating top talent in the industry and created The Advance Group’s all-star sales team in its current form today.
2011 was marked by The Advance Group entering another period of tremendous growth and innovation. Over the next decade there has been an overall strengthening of the company’s team, operations and systems.
In 2015, Anthony Parziale became President of the organization and solidified his interest in ownership. Additionally, Anthony propelled The Advance Group and his sales team into expansion among the Technology and Logistics service lines, further diversifying the organization’s reach.
The Advance Group is a founding member of the Office Moving Alliance, LLC– otherwise known as OMA. This had been a major step forward for the organization and increases the ability to relocate single employees, or entire corporations 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.
Today, The Advance Group has its strongest management team to date with incredible employees at every level. There is shared excitement about where the future will bring the organization and this is all predicated on TAG’s mission: Providing the best transportation, skilled labor, project management and warehousing solutions. Stay tuned for exciting updates!