St. John Valley

ABLE Moving Services relaunches in the Valley

MADAWASKA, Maine — ABLE Moving Services, a local and long-distance moving business, recently announced that it has relaunched in the St. John Valley.  

The company, initially founded in Fort Kent in 2010 by Madawaska native Dale A. Bailey, provides packing, moving, and storage services to residential and commercial customers statewide.   

ABLE currently operates a service center in Downeast Maine in Baileyville, and has launched ABLE Moving Services – Aroostook by recently opening a service center in Madawaska.  The Madawaska site serves the St. John Valley and central Aroostook, while the Downeast service center serves from Houlton to the Calais/Machias area and Maine’s northern coast.

Bailey got his start in the moving business in 1986 when he began working for a moving company that his grandfather began in Presque Isle in the early 1960s.  That moving company became part of a national chain of movers and still operates today in two Maine cities.

According to a company press release, Bailey’s early experiences in the moving business helped him realize his interest and knack in helping families and businesses move across town, across the state and across the country.

Since starting to work in his grandfather’s moving business in 1986, his work has been varied and has included working for various moving companies, including national van line companies both in and out of the state.

Bailey spent many years working as an educator in Maine and Wisconsin. Given the opportunity to spend time as an educator in eastern Maine in 2018, he said he decided that was the perfect place to launch ABLE Moving Services – Downeast, and that relaunching a service center in the St. John Valley just made sense.

“ABLE Moving Services comprehensively assesses customers’ needs, desired time frame for moving and budget.  This results in the best outcomes,” said Bailey.

Though the company primarily serves families, ABLE has also served local private businesses, non-profit organizations, international companies, the Maine Department of Transportation and the County of Aroostook.  

For more information, contact the company at (207) 316-3247) or, or visit

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