Lafayette Storage & Moving was founded in 1959 in Buffalo, NY. In 1963, Lafayette became an agent for Atlas Van Lines and remains so today.

Company History

Lafayette Storage & Moving was founded in 1959 in Buffalo, NY. In 1963, Lafayette became an agent for Atlas Van Lines and remains so today. Expanding operations to Rochester, NY in 1969, Lafayette has always prided itself in being 100% focused on customer satisfaction. With over 40 years of experience in household goods moving and storage, Lafayette has grown into a classic Family Owned and Operated organization.

Alfonso J. Ferrentino purchased Lafayette in 1959, and still remains active as President and C.E.O. He is supported by his son Vincent Ferrentino, Vice President, his son Mark Ferrentino, Operations Manager, and his daughter Catherine Ferrentino, Office and Accounts Manager. With two generations of family members actively working together, Lafayette Storage & Moving prides itself on offering the highest quality of transportation and storage services the industry has to offer.

A.J. Ferrentino, president of Lafayette Storage & Moving Corporation reflects on becoming an Atlas Van Lines agent.

New agents were joining Atlas all the time. In 1961 A.J. Ferrentino, president of Lafayette Storage and Moving Corporation of West Henrietta, New York, became a member agent. He recounts how Atlas affected his company.

“Atlas Van Lines means more to me than I can put into words. Going with Atlas in the early sixties, after being solicited by Jack Thorne, was the beginning of the transformation of Lafayette from a local delivery and moving company to a long-distance agency. In 1967 a trip to Detroit with my accountant to Mr. O.H. Frisbie’s office resulted in Mr. Frisbie’s recommendation that Atlas advance the financial help for Lafayette to build and open a brand-new facility in Rochester, New York. It opened in 1968 and has since brought in much revenue for Lafayette and Atlas Van Lines. Although I’m confident we would have been successful anyway, I’m sure it would never have been to the same degree it has been had it not been for O.H. Frisbie and Atlas Van Lines.”

Company Milestones


Lafayette Storage & Moving founded by Alfonso J. Ferrentino, in Buffalo, NY


Lafayette Storage & Moving expands its scope from a local and intrastate carrier to a full service nationwide and worldwide carrier by becoming an agent for Atlas Van Lines


Lafayette Storage & Moving opens a brand new 25,000 square foot warehouse in West Henrietta, NY to service the Rochester, NY area. 1985 - Lafayette receives its first Million Dollar Booking award from Atlas Van Lines. Contracts with Rochester's largest companies, Kodak and Xerox, plays a major role in the accomplishment. From that year on, Corporate Employee Relocation has been Lafayette's specialty.


Lafayette expands its warehouse space by adding on a 10,000 square foot building behind the existing warehouse.


Lafayette joins 99 of its fellow Atlas Van Lines agents who purchase the Van Lines from Wesray corporation. In effect, Lafayette Storage and Moving becomes one of the founding stockholding agents who now own Atlas Van Lines. Since that transaction 15 years ago, Atlas Van Lines has become the model agent-owned Van Line in the industry.


Lafayette expands its business by opening Exit 46 Self Storage - a 160 unit self storage facility adjacent to its warehouse in West Henrietta. Service not provided as an agent for Atlas Van Lines.


President and C.E.O. Alfonso Ferrentino is voted to serve on the Atlas Van Lines World Group Board of Directors, and remains a director until 1997.


Lafayette successfully completes its largest commercial move in its history by moving the Blue Cross company into its new $35 Million facility over one weekend. The relocation featured 24-hour shifts from Friday evening April 9th, to Monday morning April 12th. Lafayette used the talents of over 250 full and part time workers to complete the move with no interruption of daily work for Blue Cross employees.


Atlas Van Lines opens its brand new headquarters in Evansville, Indiana. This building is a state of the art facility that will enable Lafayette and its fellow 800 worldwide Atlas agents to offer only the most modern dispatching and customer service techniques available in the industry today.

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