A look back at how we’ve pushed forward.
With roots in the industry dating back to the 1950’s, the history and experience of our family
and dedicated employees shines through in how we approach serving you.
In the early 60’s, Mervin Ellefson and his son Don began laying the groundwork for their family business as drivers and operators at Greyhound Vanlines in Charleston, SC.
The Ellefson Family relocated from Charleston, SC to Augusta, GA and founded M.A. Ellefson & Son, now Ellefson Transportation Group.
Seeking to expand their business opportunities, the Ellefson’s established A1 Bestway and became an agent for Global Van Lines.
After just ten years with the agency, A1 Bestway was named “Agent of the Year” for Global Van Lines at their 1988 Convention.
The Ellefsons expanded their business to include Augusta Data Storage, bringing records management solutions to the Augusta area.
At the Global Van Lines convention in 1995, A1 Bestway was named “Agent of the Year” for the second time since becoming an agent in 1977.
Construction began on the new main office facility on Mike Padgett Highway, creating over 100,000 sq. ft. of storage and operation space for the company.
Operations are relocated to the new facility and A.D.S.I Moving Systems becomes an agent for United Van Lines.
As records management needs evolved, Augusta Data Storage expanded to include secure shredding services.
Consumer needs in the moving industry shifted towards budget-friendly, D.I.Y. options and the Ellefsons introduced Go-Mini’s portable storage.
Ellefson Transportation Group is established to become the parent company for all subsidiary business lines.
Augusta Data Storage introduced E-Waste solutions to provide customers with a safe way to dispose of their end-of-life electronics.
Brian and Nyles Ellefson are named Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the business breaks ground on a new records storage facility, adjacent to their current warehouse.
After 20 years, A1 Bestway is rebranded and Team ETG join Mayflower Transit as a dual agent in the Unigroup System.
In an expansion of their portable storage division, ETG added CoolIt! Refrigerated Storage Containers to their suite of portable storage solutions.
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