SIRVA was created in 1999 by the merger of Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines. The merger was organized by the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice. The new company was named SIRVA, a derivative of the Latin word meaning to serve.
SIRVA went public two years after its creation and traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SIR until 2006, when it was taken private.
Today the company provides moving and relocation services to customers through three distinct channels: corporations relocating employees, governments paying for the relocation of military and civilian personnel, and individuals that pay for their own relocation.
SIRVA is one of the world’s largest relocation services companies with operations in 150 countries and an average of 300,000 relocations per year.
In July 2021, SIRVA partnered with BJ’s Wholesale Club.
SIRVA maintains a corporate office in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.