About Us

Our Mission

We approach every task with enthusiasm and a solid work ethic.
We’re committed to finding innovative solutions for our customers.

We bring together the best people, technologies, and resources to make our customers’ jobs easier and help them succeed through smart solutions that are straightforward, efficient, cost-effective, and delivered with superior service. We are a business where people want to work, and customers want to do business.

Our Core Values:

People

We value each employee-owner and the strength of our Lawrence community.
We are committed to building a positive team and learning and growing from each other.

Curiosity

Curiosity is the driving force of passion, courage, tenacity, and humility. It forces us to ask "Why" and to better understand challenges. It helps us remain vigilant and gain knowledge about our constantly changing environment.

Passion

We exhibit a burning need to pursue something bigger and better. We are relentless in everything we do and passionate about helping each other and our customers.

Courage

We have the courage to make difficult decisions, to innovate, and to have the difficult conversations amongst ourselves and our customers. We are entrepreneurial and thus take risks, reach beyond boundaries, and experiment.

Tenacity

We are never satisfied with the status quo. We relentlessly pursue the best possible result. We make the seemingly impossible, possible.

Integrity

We are straightforward and honest in all of our interactions. We do what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it. We are committed to doing what is right, especially when it is difficult, and acting in our customers' and employees' best interests.

Humility

We believe in the power of listening openly to feedback and criticism and working for shared success, not selfish recognition. We create collaboration by sharing ideas without fear of being put down. We recognize that we are imperfect but always strive to improve.

Lawrence Companies Core Values

A History of Professional Transportation

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, Lawrence Companies is a 100% employee-owned business with four primary divisions: Household Goods Moving and Storage, Truckload and Flatbed Freight, CASE Equipment, and Truck Service Bodies. In addition to our Roanoke location, we have additional locations in Ashland, Bridgewater, and Waynesboro, Virginia, as well as Greensboro, North Carolina.

1932

Lawrence Transfer and Storage is established.

Weldon T. Lawrence founded the company in Roanoke, Virginia in 1932 under the name Lawrence Transfer and Storage.

1942

Lawrence Transfer and Storage becomes a founding member of United Van Lines.

1972

Lawrence Companies opens a second operations center with a custom warehouse and office facility in Waynesboro, Virginia.

1985

Facility Opens in North Carolina

Due to steady growth and acquisitions in the North Carolina region, an additional location was opened in 1985 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

2001

Lawrence Equipment is Born

Lawrence Equipment becomes the premier CASE Construction Equipment distributor in Virginia.

2004

Company Reaches 100% Employee Ownership

In 2004, Lawrence Companies was sold to its employees adding us to the short and prestigious list of 100% employee-owned companies.

2009

Lawrence Companies Continues to Diversify

Lawrence Companies acquires Dixie Trailer, in Richmond, Virginia, and renames it Lawrence Trailer and Truck Equipment.

Today

Three Locations, International Presence

Today, Lawrence Companies is still headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, with its Waynesboro, Virginia, and Greensboro, North Carolina, divisions also in full operations. We continue to grow through our dedication and commitment to continue to innovate industry.

Careers

Become an Employee Owner!

At Lawrence Companies, we pride ourselves in exceeding customer satisfaction through our relentless pursuit of the highest level of customer service. We are always looking for talented and passionate team members!

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Roanoke Corporate
872 Lee Highway Ste 100
Roanoke, VA 24019

Lawrence Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

If you need an accommodation to complete a job application with Lawrence Companies, please contact us at 800.336.9626 or hr@lawrencecompanies.com.

Lawrence Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

If you need an accommodation to complete a job application with Lawrence Companies, please contact us at 800.336.9626 or hr@lawrencecompanies.com.