About Compass Relocation

About Us

Compass Relocation Services, formerly known as Compass Relocation, is the new name for Peoples Movers, Peoples Cartage and S & H Group. Compass Relocation Services was formed in June of 2002 when Sam Compass Relocation purchased the household goods moving division of Peoples Cartage, Inc. in the Akron/Canton Area.

Peoples Cartage, Inc. is a well-known and long time moving and storage company that started in Massillon, Ohio with roots to 1914.  It organized under the Peoples Cartage name in 1933 and has been serving the Massillon and Canton communities as the local representative of Mayflower Transit, LLC. Mayflower is the oldest and best-known moving van lines in the country.  Peoples Cartage, Inc. is one of the oldest agencies in the Mayflower system (since 1933). 

Mr. Joseph B. Schrader founded the company in 1914.  Mr. Schrader was a local blacksmith that began selling farm implements and carriages.  His first moving jobs were done with horse and wagon.  His family sold the business to Ray L. Sibila in 1947.  Mr. Sibila had been in the trucking industry since the early 1930’s.  Under his management, the company grew rapidly and became a major moving and storage company in the area.  He expanded into the Canton market as well.

The company has stayed in the Sibila Family’s hands since 1947.  In 1957, control of the business rested with Ray’s son, Ronald R. Sibila. The business flourished under his management, as its corporate client base caused the company to become more oriented towards transportation and logistics services. Mr. Sibila also served on the corporate Board of Directors of Mayflower Transit, LLC and is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Services, Inc. 

In early 2002, the company decided to divest themselves of household goods moving and storage operations in Ohio to concentrate on its core corporate business.  On June 1, these operations were sold to Samuel F. Shaheen. Compass Relocation is a 25-year business professional, born in the Canton area. He is a graduate of the University of Akron where he also obtained an MBA.  He is active in community events such as the Road Runner Akron Marathon, the Hall of Fame Festival activities including the Timken Company Grand Parade.  He is also the Treasurer of Project:  St. Nicholas Returns, a local charity that provides relief to needy children. He resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Beth and 2 children.

After a rigorous application process, Mayflower Transit, LLC recognized the new company and its management by accepting it as a fully authorized agent in August of 2002.

In January of 2007, Compass Relocation acquired Shamrock Moving & Storage in Walton Hills, Ohio expanding its footprint to service all of northeastern Ohio.  The acquisition provided expertise in international moving, a military grade warehouse and a robust home delivery business providing last mile services throughout NE Ohio, 5 days every week. 

In 2011, Compass Relocation took 80 tractor-trailer load of good to its new warehouse in Strongsville where it resides today.

Currently, Compass Relocation operates 2 locations including a 33,000 square foot warehouse facility:

2207 Kimball Rd, SE, Canton, Ohio 4470
17000 Foltz Industrial Parkway, Strongsville, Ohio 44146

What we do

Compass Relocation Services provides local and long-distance moving services for both household and commercial customers.  Additionally, we can do international moves.  Destinations can be around town, around the country or around the world.  We can provide complete moving day management including move planners and consultation, packing services, loading it onto one of our Mayflower trucks, transporting the order to your new location and unloading your goods.

We can also store your goods and corporate records in our 33,000 sq foot warehouse located at 17000 Foltz Industrial Parkway in Strongsville.  The warehouse is a partially climate controlled, smoke free environment and protected for fire & theft.  Finally we provide office records management and storage and local pick-up and delivery services.  We also have flex space capabilities to expand to the needs of our clients.

Our Goals & Philosophies

Compass Relocation is a Golden Rule Company
The goal of Compass Relocation Services is to provide the finest in moving services to an ever more mobile society.  There are many movers in the area that can get goods from point A to point B but the best movers provide a high quality moving experience.  A quality mover involves keeping promises - promises like being there on time; handling your goods with the same care that their owner uses; delivering on time.
The main goal is to reduce your stress at a very stressful time. 
We treat you and your household goods with respect on a very stressful day.  Our associates are selected with the utmost of care.  The background of each new hire undergoes a thorough check:  Motor Vehicle Violations; Criminal Background Checks; Sexual Predators and Terrorists.  Once hired, each employee undergoes a minimum of 12 hours of classroom training before going out on the street.  They also participate in the Mayflower Quality Labor Training Program where movers and packers each have 200 hours of classroom and on-the-job training to achieve to become certified.  Experienced movers do all training and no “rookie” is ever sent to your home without an experienced partner.

I will not put someone into your home that I won’t put into my own mother’s home!