Company History

Even though Platinum Services, Inc. was officially established in 2005, its history goes back many decades and multiple generations.

Joseph Smoot established Smoot Brothers Transfer in 1946, after completing 16 years of loyal service with the United States Army, the majority of which were spent serving in the European theater.

Joseph Smoot launched Guardian Moving and Storage in 1952, which became one of the first local Baltimore moving companies, providing local, long distance, and international moving services. They also specialized in providing long-term storage solutions for the Department of Defense.

The original Guardian Moving and Storage trucks

Joseph Smoot and his wife raised five children in the Bel Air Edison district of Baltimore. Their three sons took over the day-to-day operations of the moving company in 1976. Under the leadership of the Smoot sons, Guardian Moving and Storage became the largest contractor for the Department of Defense, while providing many relocation services for federal, state, and local government agencies.

Introducing Platinum Services, Inc.

Continuing the family tradition, Mario Smoot, one of the three Smoot brothers, decided to launch a moving service that would further meet the personalized needs of individuals, businesses, and agencies.

With the assistance of the third generation of the Smoot family, Mario has been delivering the custom and enhanced moving and storage solutions that clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC need through Platinum Services and Cubby Mobile Storage.

From the beginning, Platinum Services has been dedicated to fulfilling all of your local moving, long-distance, and international relocation, while Cubby Mobile Storage, a division of Platinum has focused on your needs for mobile storage, on-site storage, and long term storage. We have built a name for ourselves as the best choice for short-term or long-term storage of your furniture.

We’ve developed a system of services, including on-site storage unit rentals, trailer rentals for local moves, and full moving and storage services for cross-country or international moves. We have built our reputation on providing our customers – both residential and commercial – with the best storage and moving solutions for their needs.

If you need to store appliances and furniture in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, for a long or short time, we have a weather proof container for you. We can deliver it for you to load, or we can load it and unload it for you, whenever you need it.

Our Philosophy

We at Platinum Services, as well as Cubby Mobile Storage, a division of Platinum, believe that as a small family-owned business, making a profit is not our only goal. More importantly, we strive to be a company that builds opportunities for our personnel to have a better future for themselves and also for their families.

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