Lloyd Griffin will Move you with a Smile


by Wendy Pollitzer

Featured in The Island News

Mar. 18, 2010

Lloyd Griffin and Grandchildren

Have you ever walked into an office and immediately felt right at home? Home? It’s an office, not a house.

Well, as I walked in the doors of Chavis Moving and Storage near Laurel Bay, I knew I’d stepped into a friendly small business; and, I was sold with their services simply because of their charm and honest professionalism.  And no, Beaufort, I am not moving! But if any friends need to pack boxes in the near future, I know who to recommend!

Lloyd Griffin, owner of the company and agent for United Van Lines welcomed me with a big smile and true southern hospitality.  And his employees, Stephanie Radford and Nancy Hill echoed his warmth with friendly conversation.

Griffin purchased the business in 2002 from the Chavis Family. Originally from Rome, Georgia, Lloyd has over 20 years in the Moving and Storage business as well as tenure in banking and a lengthy stretch as owner of a beer distributorship near Atlanta.

He’s a man of good business sense with a commitment to personal interaction with all of his customers. In fact, if you’re looking for a moving company, he wants you to call his personal cell with questions, any time! He and his staff will make every decision-no matter how large or small-with you in mind!

The goal of Chavis Moving and Storage is to exceed expectations. Their commitment to provide “peace of mind” starts with the initial phone call and ends when the customer is completely satisfied.

Rick Cunningham, who moved from Sea Pines to Greenville with his wife Debbie said this about Chavis, “We have moved over a dozen times and this was the best team we have ever had assisting us. My wife and I have never written any other moving company to praise their employees, but your crew deserves a special letter of recognition. All your employees were simply sensational.”

Another couple, John and Peggy Hamby, who moved from Beaufort to Fort Mill praised Chavis by saying, “I’ve never seen more professional, courteous and hardworking folks. It was a pleasure having your company move us.”

What’s unique about Chavis is the fact that they’re an agent with United Van Lines, the largest in the world. So customers can relax knowing they’re in the hands of experienced professionals; and they’re also comforted knowing that Chavis brings a small town, personal touch to the moving experience.

If you’re looking to relocate to or from the Lowcountry, Chavis offers local, statewide, national and worldwide moving.

Griffin says, “The typical move here in the Lowcountry is that of a couple who enjoyed early retirement, who have lived here 10-15 years, and now want to move home to be closer to the grandchildren.”

A resident of New Point on Lady’s Island, Griffin and his wife, Donna enjoy the recreational spirit of the Lowcountry. They knew they wanted to live on the coast of South or North Carolina and fell in love with Beaufort.

And we’re glad they did.  Small business owners are the glue that keeps Beaufort economically stable, even in these times. We need to make sure we keep shopping locally and procure services from our neighbors, not big boxes!

If you need any help with moving, please call (843) 846-2627 or visitwww.chavismoving.com. The staff at Chavis will take care of you for sure!

Thank you Mr. Griffin, Stephanie and Nancy for bringing a professional service with a smile to Beaufort!

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Wendy Pollitzer is a versatile writer living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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