In 1995 Marie Tanner, keeping in line with Tanner family tradition, started Tanner International Forwarding, Inc. with the acquisition of L.A. Sheffield Transfer & Storage in Petersburg, VA. This sister company of Tanner Van Lines, Inc. has a 25,000 square foot warehouse on Bollingbrook Street in Downtown/Old Towne Petersburg, in addition to an auxiliary warehouse in Richmond.
In 2002, Tanner moved into a state of the art, 53,000 square foot warehouse in Richmond’s East End (Not far from the Richmond International Airport) off of Charles City Road in Henrico County
Tanner Van Lines Inc. saw increased growth into the new millennium. In 2009 Brandon R. Tanner Sr. retired after a lifelong career. He handed over the reins to the fourth generation of Tanner movers, his two sons Brandon “Ross” Tanner Jr. and Jonathan Tanner. Ross and Jonathan also, much like their father and grandfathers before them, grew up in the moving & storage business at an early age starting from the bottom up.
October 31st, 2016- marked the beginning of a new chapter in the Tanner storybook. A longtime partnership between locally owned and operated, Stewart Moving & Storage became a bit more official, the families came together, merging companies. Tanner Van Lines is now a part of the growing Stewart Moving & Storage, adding to the hundreds of square feet of DOD/ Military Approved Storage space, fleet of over 100 vehicles, and 250+ employees that strive daily to take the stress our of moving for families across the country. The Tanner family, including many long-term employees, are very excited about the additional opportunities for growth and expansion that this merger with Stewart Moving & Storage brings.