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Dayton Moving Company’s History


In 1916, Arthur B. Compton Sr. started The Lincoln Storage Company at 315 E. First Street in
Dayton, Ohio. He later passed the business onto his son Arthur B. Compton Jr. Following an era
of multiple decades by the Compton Family, Lincoln Storage, Inc. was sold to Thomas M. Bates,
Sr. in 1963 whom continued the successful growth of the company for 30 years. In 1994, Mr.
Bates sold the company to Jeffrey L. Peace. Mr. Peace carried on the tradition of providing
exemplary service into the 21st century. In late 2022, Jeffrey sold Lincoln Storage, Inc. to his
son, Jason M. Peace.

In the early 1930's, Allied Van Lines was formed as the first interstate moving van line in America. Lincoln Storage was one of their first 28 charter agents. Today we remain a significant part of the world wide Allied Network.

In the 1970's we established our international moving division and began arranging relocations all over the world.


Over the past 40 years, as the global marketplace has grown we have grown with it. Our size and consistent quality has resulted in numerous industry awards. We have handled thousands of international moves over the past four decades.

The early 1980's brought deregulation to the trucking industry. Lincoln Storage responded by remaining a top rated Allied Agent while successfully diversifying our services. First came the Commercial Moving Division (CMD) in 1983. Our focus on specializing in office and industrial moving and storage contributed to our growth and led us into a product Warehousing and Distribution Division that is still very busy.

In 1984 we began to store and manage files and records for Dayton area corporations. Our Records Management Division (RMD) was the very first professional records center in Dayton. In fact our warehouse at 315 E First St. is now filled with records. We have expanded into two additional facilities all owned by Lincoln Storage. We have kept pace over the last two decades with both the physical nature of records storage and the all-important technology side of the business. We have a state of the art bar-coded retrieval system in place.

More recently we have added our Freight Hauling Division and its growth and success is very encouraging.

We are proud of our long history and fine reputation. We welcome the opportunity to service any needs you may have within the wide scope of our expertise.


Request a FREE in-home estimate from your Dayton-area movers of choice by filling out our quick quote form or calling our knowledgeable consultants at (937) 223-8165

Check out the Article the Dayton Daily News  on Our Buisness
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