Head Office: 250-754-7557

Vancouver Island's Largest Group of Professional Moving Companies

Full-Time Professional Movers in Vancouver Island

The Parker Relocation Group consists of three Vancouver Island van line moving companies owned by the Parker Family. By consolidating our operations and marketing into one moving group, we are able to provide our experienced moving crews with steady employment within our group of companies. This avoids the need to use casual labor, which unfortunately, most moving companies are forced to use due to the very seasonal nature of the industry. This also means we can do background checks on our full-time crews in order to provide bonding and comprehensive insurance coverage, including WorkSafeBC, so there are no liability issues for our clients. The result of the consolidation has been a more efficient moving service for our clients with faster local moving times and greatly reduced damage to homes and household goods.


Our insurance coverage includes any accidental damage to your home while moving, which provides you greater peace of mind. If you have a move to, from or around Vancouver Island, please contact us today for a free in-home estimate.


Please select from the list below to learn more about:


Our companies || Our team || Insurance coverage and claim

Our Companies

Nanaimo Minute Man Moving

Nanaimo Minute Men

Nanaimo Minute Men has served Vancouver Island since 1948 and was awarded a 25-year Certificate of Recognition from the Better Business Bureau. We are one of the original founders and a current member of United Van Lines Canada. Put our insured, bonded and experienced moving crews to work for you!

Visit the Nanaimo Minute Men website.

Duncan Moving & Storage

Duncan Moving & Storage

As the only major van line in Duncan, we are here to assist you with local moving, long distance moving, international moves and moving to the U.S. Duncan Moving & Storage is pleased to provide a free, in-home estimate to our customers in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

Visit the Duncan Moving & Storage website.

Metro Moving

Metro Moving & Storage

The largest Mayflower Van Lines agent on Vancouver Island, Metro Moving & Storage is a full service Nanaimo moving company that offers everything from packing of fragile items to heated warehouse storage. We cater to your unique needs every step of the way and take the stress out of your move.

Visit the Metro Moving website.

Our Team

The Parker Relocation Group is proud to introduce you to some of the members of our management team. We have over 113 years of combined experience in the moving industry.

Roger Parker, President

Roger Parker, President

Parker Relocation Group

Roger Parker has been a leader in the moving industry for over 30 years. He has won numerous awards for quality service and customer satisfaction during his 25 years on the road as a driver / owner for United Van Lines. Roger is now the owner of:

  • Nanaimo Minute Men, a United Van Lines agent in Nanaimo, BC
  • Metro Moving & Storage, a Nanaimo moving company and agent for Mayflower Van Lines
  • Duncan Moving & Storage, an agent for United Van Lines serving Duncan and the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island

These 3 major moving companies form the moving component of the Parker Relocation Group.


Peggy Henwood, Director of Operations

Peggy Henwood, Director of Operations

Parker Relocation Group

Peggy Henwood has overall responsibility for the planning, logistics and coordination of all local moves, long distance moves, office moves and overseas relocations for the Parker Relocation Group. A very busy and complex department is run by this dynamic lady who really works at getting the very best moving services for our customers and quality performance from her crews.


Peggy has more than 15 years of experience in the moving and relocation Industry and is a key player in our moving companies that serve Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum and Duncan areas.


Michal J Cody, Director Business Development

Michal J Cody, Director Business Development

Parker Relocation Group

Born in London, England, Michael graduated from the Royal Air Force College Hereford with a degree in International Logistics. He spent 4 years in the Expatriate Administration department of a major American oil company in London, England where he supervised relocations, housing, education, taxes, benefits and H.R. services to more than 350 American employees and their families living and working in the Europe-Africa Division.


Michael has been involved in the “relocation industry” ever since. He has worked as an Owner, Vice President, Director, and Relocation Management Consultant with major van lines in Canada and the USA for over 30 years. Now having relocated to Vancouver Island, Michael is working with the Parker Relocation Group as Director of Business Development.


Joyce Bennett, Branch Manager

Joyce Bennett, Branch Manager

Duncan Moving & Storage, Duncan, BC

Joyce Bennett is the Manager of Duncan Moving & Storage. This office provides local and long distance moves in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. Joyce joined Duncan Moving & Storage in 2007. With more than 25 years of experience in the moving industry, Joyce has held positions in customer service, accounting, operations and management. Throughout her career Joyce has worked for United Van Line members in Alberta, The Northwest Territories and British Columbia.


In her current role, Joyce’s responsibilities include overseeing staff and relocations in the Cowichan Valley to ensure every move provided by Duncan Moving & Storage is worry-free and performed in a professional manner.


Teresa Hartley, Senior Relocation Consultant

Teresa Hartley, Senior Relocation Consultant

Duncan Moving & Storage, Duncan, BC

Teresa Hartley is the Senior Relocation Consultant for Duncan Moving & Storage. Teresa joined Duncan Moving & Storage in 2009. Teresa has moving in her blood. Teresa grew up in Victoria, BC, where her family owned a Mayflower Van Lines moving agency. She started working in the family business in 1984. Taking time to raise a family, she still has over 13 years of moving industry experience.


Teresa truly cares about people and enjoys helping to make your moving experience as stress-free as possible. She loves her job and it shows.


Holly, Official Greeter

Holly, Official Greeter

Parker Relocation Group

Holly, a Golden Retriever, is now 6-months old and is our official office greeter at the Parker Relocation Group Head Office in Nanaimo. She is still in training but is already well loved by our visitors and clients.


Insurance Claims & Coverage

For your convenience, Parker Relocation Group has provided important information regarding moving insurance liability, coverage and claims. Please select from below to learn more.


Local Moving Claim Form

In the unfortunate event that you do experience damage to your household goods or personal effects during a local move, please download the local moving claim form and submit it to our Head Office as soon as possible. Please note that you have 15 days to review the condition of items that we have moved and to submit your written claim. If you have any questions please contact our Operations Director, Peggy Henwood at 250-754-7557 or email to peggyh@minutemen.com. You can also submit a claim online using the form on this page.


Local Moving Policy

This explains our local moving policy and describes what is included in our local moving services and what is included in our hourly moving rates. This information will be provided to you with your written estimate. It also covers optional local moving services that you can include like packing services or local storage by container or in our climate-controlled, government-approved warehouse.


Price Match Guarantee

As one of the founding members of United Van Lines Canada, and the largest full-service mover servicing the Greater Nanaimo area, we are prepared to match the rates of any major van line agent for local or long distance moving services. We do not price match the hourly rates of unlicensed local movers.

Online Claim Form – Local Moves

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