About Us

About Us

Over 50 years ago, Doug Bagley had a dream of owning a business that would allow him to dedicate his time to improving lives. His dream came true when he bought a small, fourteen-year-old local moving company with three small trucks.  Whether he is helping people move, providing long-term jobs for dedicated employees, or serving others, A-1 Pioneer Moving & Storage has fulfilled his dream. Along the journey, Doug has created a well-respected moving company you & your family can count on for decades.

What Makes Us Different

  • Our movers have an average tenure of over 10 years
  • We don't overbook
  • When you call, you will speak with a live person.
  • We offer the truck size necessary for your move
  • We provide moving & storage options to fit your budget
  • if you're packing yourself, we offer tips to save you money
  • After the move, we will work to resolve any issues you may have
  • We offer a variety of Valuation Protection for your belongings.

Why Hire A Professional?

  • Our Movers have extensive training and experience in proper packing & loading
  • Have Peace of mind knowing your valuables are handled by experienced movers
  • Eliminates risk of injury to yourself and those you convinced to help you.
  • Reduces stress associated with moving
  • Saves you time and energy
  • Eliminates the hassle of coordinating and scheduling
  • Reduces damage caused by improper packing, storing and moving.

Achievement

A-1 Pioneer strives to be the moving company in Utah recognized for the lowest claims for personal injury and furniture damage. In addition, they have worked to earn the reputation for always treating Utahns courteously, fairly, and with respect.  A1 Pioneer has won the lowest claims awards from Global Van Lines, Paul Arpin Van Lines, and Wheaton World Wide Moving.

A-1 Pioneer has earned the recognition of being the official mover of the State of Utah for over fourteen years. Because of the company’s stellar reputation, they have moved the State of Utah Archives, Horace Sorenson’s collection of Pioneer Village to Lagoon, collections (on-going) at the University of Utah Marriott Library, the Utah Jazz to the Delta Center in a weekend, and Morris Travel employees (425) without disruption in its 24/7 reservation service. O.C. Tanner recently selected A-1 Pioneer to move its prized retail jewelry store, and the move was accomplished with no damage to the fine objects of art sold there!

Innovation

A “wow” factor now adorns each of the A-1 Pioneer moving trucks. Ordinary trucks have been turned into “smile” generators as stunning Utah scenery, photographed by award-winning photographer John Telford is displayed on the sides of three of its forty-five moving vans. Plans are ongoing to complete decorating the fleet. This is only the beginning of the high-quality innovations that are provided by A-1 Pioneer. Full-time, never casual, movers; 100% access to President, Douglas E. Bagley; the loan of wardrobe cartons (no cost for customers); and the use of air-filled bladders to protect items in drawers are only a few of the conveniences provided to customers. A-1 Pioneer was the first Utah moving company to offer portable self-storage units and to provide a portable forklift to move the storage units from the warehouse to people’s driveways.

Our warehouse is designed to pamper furniture with heat and air conditioning. Containers are wood, which does not heat up like metal containers. A-1 Pioneer has the only cantilever shelving system in Utah for storage of sofas, chairs, and upholstered furniture. Every item is shrink-wrapped and clearly separated from other items. Kitchens are the core of the home, and over one million people have had the opportunity to have their entire kitchen, on a local level, back on the shelf within an hour and a half, including drive time. This is innovation. We are about assisting people.

Quality

Quality for A-1 Moving and Storage means superior service, top equipment, and generous sharing of the company assets in service to others. In order to better serve Utahns and to promote our state, to our knowledge, we are the first company to wrap a commercial van with Utah scenes. We celebrate Utah’s beauty. Mike Deaver at the Utah Tourism Department said, “I’m glad he (Bagley) has that kind of passion. If every company got that passionate and tried to promote the state like that, who knows what we could do?”