Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage the parent company of Portabox has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. and Portabox have been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

As essential services, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. and Portabox

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. and Portabox will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps We're Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • We are limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. and Portabox is proud to continue offering our services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. We are here to make the process of storing belongings seamless & safe for you.

Franchising Benefits

Washington or Idaho – PortaBox Storage presents you with the premium self-storage alternative for all your needs!

Portable storage containers offer the most convenient, cost-effective storage and shipping options available, so it’s no wonder why we hold such a satisfied, loyal customer base. Considering our growing market, PortaBox franchisees are positioned to achieve immense success.

The PortaBox Storage franchising program provides franchisees with the tools and support they need to succeed. Our tested franchising program includes:

Trusted Name – Our trusted, well-established brand name will consistently aid in attracting new customers and potential partners.

Advertising and Marketing Support – Utilize proven marketing concepts and solutions. Additionally, franchisee co-op advertising will provide you with further brand name recognition.

Promotional Materials – From container covers to golf ball markers, we offer a host of promotional items and support materials to our franchisees. We can even custom-brand promotional items to reflect your specific franchise location.

Corporate Website – Our professional corporate website helps drive leads by providing prospective customers with a thorough understanding of the services we offer. Our warehouse directory can even help them find your local warehouse.

Software Programs – Utilize state-of-the-art routing, tracking, and shipping systems that are easy to understand and maintain to make your daily operations run even more smoothly.

Collective Buying Power – You’ll enjoy volume discounts on everything from packing supplies, padlocks, boxes, company apparel, pest control, PortaBox containers, and other items.

Comprehensive Training – We utilize proven training methods and approaches, so you and your staff will understand every detail of establishing and operating the franchise. Training is held at our company headquarters in Seattle as well as on-site at your facility.

Support Manuals – From our operations manual to the Standards of Design book, we offer support documentation to serve as the backbone for your success. These documents ensure that you and your staff know how to react in any given situation.

Communication Tools – While support representatives are always just a phone call away, you’ll also have 24/7 access to our online intranet that offers updated manuals section and news briefings area. Get connected and stay in touch.

Nationwide Shipping Network – Our primary company-wide focus is on storage solutions, but we encourage our franchisees to leverage our long distance container shipping capabilities as well. This not only boosts revenue, but helps position you as an all-in-one solutions provider to your customers as well.

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