About American Moving & Installation

Massachusetts' only certified 100% woman-owned, union company

American Moving & Installation was founded in March 2009, by Kathleen Rowell, Founder and CEO. In an Industry dominated by multi-generation, male-led companies, American Moving stands out as the only certified 100% woman-owned, union commercial moving company in the state of Massachusetts. Our commitment to diversity in the workplace has been, and will continue to be, a top priority – we were at the forefront of recognizing the benefits of diversity long before it was a hot topic.

 Kathleen grew up in the affordable housing section of South Boston, MA. At a very early age, she learned the value and reward of hard work. While in high school, she helped contribute to her family’s income. Then, as a divorced, single parent of three in her mid-30s, Kathleen built a side business of post-construction commercial cleaning to supplement her nursing career. This led to her introduction into the commercial moving industry. Kathleen saw an opportunity for a woman to break into the union sector and re-directed her focus. She would become the first woman to hold a signatory contract with the local 25 teamsters union, formally local 82.

Kathleen began American Moving and Installation from her home. A year later she took office space in Dorchester and leased warehouse space in Braintree. As the business grew, Kathleen brought the office and warehouse under one roof in a larger facility in Rockland, MA. As her fleet of trucks, employee base, and warehousing demands grew, Kathleen relocated the business to its current corporate location in Hanover, MA. American today offers its clients over 100,000 square feet of fully secure, temperature-controlled warehousing space.

Kathleen’s perseverance and determination provided professional and personal success. Kathleen’s oldest daughter graduated from UMass Boston with a BSN degree. Her middle daughter graduated from Suffolk University with a degree in Business. Her youngest son attended Mass Maritime Academy, then enrolled and serves in the United States Marine Corps. 

Today, the company is one of the most reputable full move management, commercial moving and installation companies in Massachusetts. American Moving and Installation services a wide variety of industries. Businesses range in size from small (5 to 20 employees) to Fortune 500 corporations. American’s capabilities extend from BioScience relocations to Hotel, Hospitality, and Commercial Offices. American is also known for its talents at Fixtures, Furniture, and Electronic installations (FF&E).

Kathleen also takes pride in her diverse workforce and the excellent vendor partnerships she’s built. The importance of supporting other small, woman-owned businesses and numerous charities is a key priority.

American Moving has been recognized as one of the largest moving and install companies in the Boston/Cambridge area by the Boston Business Journal and “AWARDED” the Gold Safety Award for 3 years running by Highwire (formerly ConstructSecure) and Massachusetts Statewide Contract FAC 96.

American Moving has been recognized as one of the largest moving and install companies in the Boston/Cambridge area by the Boston Business Journal and “AWARDED” the Gold Safety Award for 3 years running by Highwire (formerly ConstructSecure) and Massachusetts Statewide Contract FAC 96.


Women's Business Enterprise Women's Business Enterprise National Council

Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office

Women Owned Small Business w/Small Business Administration (SBA)


International Facility Management Association

Building Owners Management Association

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Massachusetts Movers Association

Association for Facility Engineering

Teamsters Local Union 25


Approved Vendors For

Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis - Commercial Real Estate Services

State Street



Massachusetts Gaming


For each of our clients, we are committed to provide the best commercial moving and installation services in the market with a hand-selected, diverse workforce, a hands-on management team, a best practices agenda for all our moves, competitive pricing and an attitude for success.

We have provided our services to an impressive client base including Encore Boston Harbor, TD Garden, Bose, New Balance, Boston Children's Hospital, MIT, Eaton Vance, BNY Mellon, Data Robot and EZ Cater.

Meet Our Team

Kathleen Rowell

Chief Executive Officer
& Founder

David DeSisto


Christie Kelley

Office Manager
& Project Coordinator

Austin Wallace

& Operations Coordinator

Samantha Bolduc

Project Coordinator

Valerie Clement


Catherine Kelsey

& New Business Development

Darby Andersson

Operations Assistant

Meet Our Pups

American Moving & Installation Cares

Corporate responsibility is ingrained in the culture.  We seek to make a difference in our communities.  Pround sponsor of:

Interested in Joining Our Team?

American affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Movers and Drivers

Interested candidates must be members of Teamsters Local 25, or willing to join. Contact our corporate office for more information, 781-878-8000.

Click here to download the Driver Application

Click here to download the Mover Application

Corporate Office Positions (Hanover, MA)

We're always looking to grow our team. Email resume and references to: Kathleen@americanmovingandinstall.com.

Corporate Benefits Include:

Paid time off (sick time and vacation)
Health and dental insurance
401K retirement plan
Year-end merit bonuses


Pet-friendly office!   

We asked our staff: Why do you like working here?

"I love working at American because Kathleen, the Owner, is wonderful to work with and extremely appreciative of her employees. It is a dynamic and fast-paced environment with a great team of employees."

"Working for a company that was not only started from the ground-up but also led by a woman in a male-dominated industry is truly inspiring! Kathleen is a dynamic, hands-on owner who cares about her employees... Having a dog-friendly office is pretty fun too!"

"Working for American is the like hitting the lottery. Kathleen is a proven roll model for women with a vision. She is an example of what determination, hard work and a bit of grit can accomplish. Her employees are simply an extension of family. Who could ask for more!"

"I love bringing my dog."