Marcus Building Movers... A Rolling History
Our third-generation company has been moving homes, structures and oversized equipment since 1975.
At Marcus Building Movers our company came about through an integral need by Dick G. Marcus, eventual company founder, owner and operator.
In 1975 Dick needed a shed moved. While waiting for a structural moving contractor to perform the relocation, Dick decided to do the job himself. As a problem-solving farmer and skillful mechanic who was known for "thinking outside the box," he knew he could handle the task. Plus Dick had five sons who could assist him during the moving process.
Buying-out a mover from New London, MN specifically for their equipment, Dick successfully moved his first structure, a shed. From there Marcus Building Movers was established and began to grow, relocating different types and larger structures with every year that passed. Eventually Dick’s three sons (the second generation), Garvin, Marlin and Jerry Marcus, became partners and bought him out.
Over time, technology advancements and industry procedural changes altered our structural relocation business. What was once a business using manual jacks and homemade dollies is now a well-recognized company using efficient unified hydraulic jacking systems, hydraulic dollies and steel beams to move any type of structure.
Today Marcus Building Movers is in its third generation of successful operation. Eric, Dan and Kevin, sons of Garvin, Marlin and Jerry, have taken part in the family business. No matter who’s at the helm, we continually strive to maintain our ‘reputable building mover’ status.
Recognizable Moving Accomplishments
- Won Regional & National Awards from IASM and Midstates Housemovers Association
- 1891 Two Story Farmhouse (2015) - Moved while retaining its original architecture, including the elaborate wrap-around porches. Cover Story in Structural Mover magazine: (2015). Minnesota 1891 Farmhouse. Structural Mover, Volume 33 (Number 4) 21.
- Marble Lutheran Church (2004) - Moved from Canby, MN to the shores of Lake Andrew near New London, MN.
- Cozy Inn Motel (2003) - Two-story structure measuring 135' long and 44' wide and weighing 180 tons. Read the fully story about the Motel’s move on their website.