Alison’s Relocations Company Profile and History

Established in 1998 by Alison McDaniel, Alison’s Relocations became a leader in household goods, office and industrial moving services in Alaska. Our primary focus is household goods transportation between all contiguous states for private, commercial and government shippers and local moving services within the entire state of Alaska where our corporate offices are located.

Providing services to more than 1,400 households per year we have grown to be an industry leader respected by our competitors and trusted by our customers; most of our business comes from word of mouth and referrals.

A long distance move is considered one of the top ten most stressful life experiences full of emotion ranging from excitement to fear, depression and anxiety. Our entire staff is trained to recognize these emotions and work very hard to provide courteous, thorough and professional service to all our customers. It is a challenging business from a company’s point view because of complicated logistics and a sensitive customer base. Alison’s has maintained an A+ rating with the BBB in spite of these challenges. 

Alison’s provides moving services to and from all points in Alaska including the road system, rail belt, ferry system and the bush utilizing air carriers to all points in the lower 48 via ocean carrier through the Port of Seattle and the Alaska Highway through Great Falls, MT. In addition to our primary customer base, we also have corporate clients, government and municipal contracts and are military approved. Alison’s has maintained an A average with military quality control inspections and maintains a spot clean, secured warehouse.

Our combined industry management experience and employee/mover certification program assures high quality and cost effective moving services.

Management Directory:

  • Alison McDaniel, President; CMC, COIC, CMM, SMM, CCA, 20 years industry experience 
  • Ben McDaniel, Vice President; CMC, 20 years industry experience 
  • Christina Spencer, General Manager; CMC, CMM, CCA, 15 years industry experience
  • Rick Childers, Director of Commercial Sales; CMC, COIC, 36 years industry experience
  • Valerie Westdahl; Operations Manager, CMC, 11 years industry experience

Professional Affiliations:

  • DOD Approved Carrier, (SCAC Code AQIE) 
  • American Moving and Storage Association 
  • International Association of Movers 
  • Alaska Movers Association, Alison McDaniel Current Vice President 
  • Worldwide ERC, Workforce Mobility Association 
  • Chamber of Commerce; Athena Society; PowerLink Chair; CampStart Up Committee 
  • Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating 
  • Soroptimist International of Anchorage 
  • Rose Kapingen Foundation 
  • Top 40 Under 40 Recipients 
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certified 
  • HUB Zone Certified

Alison McDaniel, founder and owner/operator of Alison’s Relocations has held both president and vice president seats in Alaska Movers Association. AMA is a group of movers including agents for Mayflower Transit, United Van Lines, Allied Van Lines, Atlas Van Lines, North American and others whose primary function is to promote fair and ethical business practices and to discuss, brainstorm and adhere to the many rules, regulations and laws of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation as they apply to the moving and storage industry. Additionally Alison’s is involved in many charitable and community groups including:

The Anchorage ATHENA Society: The ATHENA Society is a Chamber of Commerce program and a local chapter of an international organization dedicated to encouraging the potential of women as valued members and leaders of the business community. The Anchorage ATHENA Society is an exclusive organization with a board approved membership of 230 local business professionals. Alison was nominated and inducted in 2010.

Current Chair of the ATHENA Powerlink Program: The ATHENA Powerlink Program is an organization that mentors female business owners in Anchorage. Through Powerlink, a woman owned business will receive free advice and counseling from a panel of seasoned professionals for one year. Topics range from human resources to financial planning, marketing, organization and more. The program is designed for women owned businesses that are at least two years old and are beyond the initial startup difficulties.

Committee Member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Camp Start Up Program: Each year the Anchorage ATHENA Society awards scholarships to local girls (ages 14-18) to attend the Camp Start Up business camp which is an eleven day program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills and encourage attendees to become self-sufficient young businesswomen. Young women discover how their interest and dreams translate into enterprise and independence. Scholarship recipients learn leadership and business skills by interacting with successful business owners.

Former President, Soroptimist International of Anchorage and Current Chair of the Fundraising Committee: Soroptimist International is a worldwide civic organization that promotes and advances human rights and the status of women and girls in our community. Soroptimist inspires action and creates opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Volunteer Member of the State of Alaska Chamber of Commerce Alaska Business Week Program: The Anchorage ATHENA Society sends high school business-minded women to attend the Alaska State Chambers Alaska Business Week, a summer program with “intensive discovery learning,” teaching young women about the challenges and opportunities of life after high school. This is a weeklong event held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Charitable Groups that Alison’s Provide Goods, Services and/or Monetary Consideration to are as follows: 

  • State of Alaska’s WIC Program-Women in Crisis 
  • Mother Lawrence 
  • Boxes for Kids for Coats Program 
  • F.I.S.H. 
  • SABBC in Memory of Taylor Young 
  • Alaska Aviation Museum 
  • Special Olympics 
  • Assets, Inc. 
  • Sleeping Lady Lions Club 
  • Anchorage Vineyard Family Resource Center 
  • Anchorage Fire Explorers 
  • Polynesian Youth Group 
  • Arctic Fox Ruby 
  • Pop Warner 
  • Miss Alaska 
  • Girdwood Rotary