RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WayForth, the nation's largest provider of home transition management services, and Livible, a leading provider of on-demand moving and storage, today announced a merger of equals for the two companies. Effective today, the combined companies are known as WayForth, Inc.
Richmond, Va.-based WayForth, founded in 2016, is the leader in home transition management, helping people navigate the logistical, financial and emotional challenges associated with major life transitions. Seattle-based Livible has been providing technology-driven, concierge moving and storage services since 2013, helping people inventory, move and store their personal belongings.
Moving forward, WayForth will focus on combining client service and technology expertise to deliver an even more comprehensive home transition management experience. Today the company launched a new website as well as a new technology tool called Client Care. Client Care is designed to streamline the process for its clients and the WayForth team serving them. The technology integrates inventory management for tracking the movement, storage and distribution of personal belongings and tools to facilitate clear and efficient communication between WayForth and its clients.
WayForth provides a full suite of services for people selling their homes, moving to a new home and navigating major life transitions. These transitions may include: moving from a house to independent and assisted living communities, moving to a new home, geographic relocation, downsizing and decluttering, and estate clear-outs and liquidation. WayForth’s services include:
- Initial consultation and transition planning
- Floor planning to prepare for a new home
- Organizing and inventorying
- Client service and support teams to guide and assist customers
- Packing and moving
- Storage solutions
- Unpacking and settling in
- House clear-outs and staging
- Helpful moving and downsizing tips, guidelines, and resources to help people transition from one home to another
WayForth Co-Founder Craig Shealy remains CEO of the newly merged WayForth. Livible CEO and Founder Terry Drayton becomes Executive Chairman at WayForth.
“The merger of WayForth and Livible leverages the personal touch of our trained professionals with the benefits of technology to remove the stress and complexity of people’s major life transitions,” said Shealy. “Our mission is to guide people and families through significant and often emotional moves, helping them organize, distribute, store and transport belongings to make these transitions less stressful and with positive outcomes.”
“Livible is excited to bring its technology and logistics expertise to WayForth through this merger,” said Drayton. “Our user-centric technology and years of experience in the moving and storage industry will extend and round out the services of WayForth, allowing our team to deliver a new level of home transition management focused on the client’s needs.
“And culturally, these two companies are meant to be together,” continued Drayton. “We are united in the purpose of the work we do: to give our clients the confidence, comfort, and support they need in managing the contents of their lives.”
WayForth provides services in the following regions and areas: central and northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., the greater Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco metropolitan areas. The company plans to expand to other major metropolitan areas in the near future.
The market for move and transition management services is estimated to be $30 billion. WayForth has over 400 employees and is an accredited company by the National Association of Senior Move Management. For more information about WayForth, visit www.wayforth.com.
WayForth is the nation’s largest home transition management company. WayForth provides transition and move management for people experiencing life transitions of all kinds, from retirement to new homebuyers to geographic relocation and more. WayForth’s services combine the compassion and guidance of client experts with user-friendly technology to remove the stress and complexity of move management. The company’s mission is to guide people and families through significant and often emotional moves. We help people organize, distribute, store and transport belongings to make these transitions more efficient, enabling our clients to move forward into a lifestyle they can embrace. WayForth is headquartered in Richmond, Va. and offers services throughout the East and West coast, with plans for expanding into other regions. For more information about WayForth, visit www.wayforth.com.