About Us

About Us

Piedmont Moving Systems is a full-service moving team, operating as a family-owned business since 1981. From server transport to corporate logistics, our Silicon Valley-based business offers a wide range of comprehensive moving services tailored to the unique needs of local businesses. Our fully trained and certified moving team is well-equipped to handle technology distribution systems, hospitality logistics, trade show and retail transport, data center transfers, and warehousing needs of every magnitude.

On the Leading Edge of Transport Equipment and Logistics

We take pride in educating and Specializing in high-value and specialty shipments, our moving team has extensive experience catering to businesses with local pick-up and delivery, domestic logistics, and even warehouse storage. Making your life and business more efficient is our priority, which is why we work overtime to streamline distribution chains and update our fleet, now equipping each truck with air-ride suspension and lift gates, making safer and more effective moves easier than ever.

As an agent of Mayflower Transit and Unigroup Logistics, our advanced fleet is at the cutting edge of moving technology. Our affiliation with these nation-wide moving agencies ensure superior quality at every level of our operations, including equipment, innovative techniques and technologies, and specialized training.

Comprehensive Warehousing Options

Quality transport and logistics would be nothing without top-tier warehousing services to match. Our extremely secure and temperature-controlled 100,000 square foot storage warehouse offers flexible storage space for all of your shipments, offering an efficient consolidation point for raw materials and finished goods.

Contact our moving professionals today to learn more about how our transport and storage services can revolutionize your moving experience. Our friendly agents are available to answer your questions and offer consultations for your next moving project, whatever it may be.

History of Piedmont


1965 – Ray Bartels Sales for Data Transportation in San Jose (computer transportation)

1970 - Ray Bartels started James Electronic Movers

1973-77 Dave Bartels worked at Hewlett Packard in their shipping department

1977- (June) Ray Bartels 49years old left James (lost everything) Ray closed James

1977- (June) Ray went to work for Burnham Vanlines in sales the company was based out of Atlanta, GA-they hauled computers.

1977- (June) David started CT Electronic Movers an Agent for Allied Vanlines with Bob Inch and Ron Lewis

1980 - (Nov) David left CT Electronic Movers started booking electronics with Electronic Van Allied.

1981 - (Nov 1) David started Piedmont Transfer & Storage on Houret Court Milpitas, Ca with Ray Bartels, Dan Thompson and Jim Kneer.

1982 - Ray (54 years old) Ray & Doreen moved back to work full time at Piedmont from Magalia, Ca.

1982 – Piedmont Transfer & Storage became a Mayflower Agent on December 16, 1982

1982 - moved to Lundy Avenue, San Jose

1983-Aug 12 –Piedmont Moving Systems became a division of Piedmont Transfer & Storage for all High Value Electronics being handled.

1983 – Renée Bartels started working for Piedmont Moving Systems

1987 - Moved to Charcot Avenue, San Jose

1989 – Nov 1 Joyce Savage started at Piedmont

1993 – moved to Old Oakland Road, San Jose

1993 – April 5 Tabatha Beltramo started at Piedmont

1994 – July 20th Mark Beltramo started at Piedmont

1995 – Renée Bartels became Vice President of Piedmont Moving Systems

1997 – Moved to 1555 S 7th Street, San Jose, Ca (Dave Bartels & Barry Swenson became partners of the 18 acre property. Orchard Supply had been in the location prior.

1998 – April 13 Mark left Piedmont and went to work for Merrill Lynch

2000 - March 28-Started Bartels Moving Systems 1555 S 7th Street, San Jose

2000 – October 2 Mark came back to work at Piedmont

2001-Sept Renée Bartels retirement (Renee and David built Camp David)

2003 – Jan 31 Tabatha came back to work at Piedmont when Britney, David and Grace were all in school.

2003 - September Ray died 74 years old

2004 – June 24, became a Unigroup Stockholder

2005-07 Renee came back to Piedmont to help with sales and since 2004 they have hosted 75 retreats at Camp David.

2013 – March 25 Mark became President of Piedmont Moving Systems

2014 - September 29 Became a Unigroup Logistics Provider

2015 – May 29 Joyce Savage last day of work at Piedmont 85 years old

2015 - August 15 announced Piedmont Moving Systems is no longer a household goods mover. 3rd Proviso Only (High Value & Special Products Transportation).