In 1909, John E. Withers left the bitter cold winters of the North behind and settled his family in the warmer and more inviting climate of Miami, Florida. He brought with him two things that would serve him well: experience in transporting goods and a good sense of business.
In the early 1900’s, Miami was a new and a growing destination for tourists. It was also a city of opportunity for Withers. With one horse and wagon, he would meet arriving passengers at the train station and transport their luggage to the Royal Palm Hotel. It was the beginning of Withers Transfer and Storage – the beginning of a tradition of service.
Withers’ sons, and later his grandsons would see the company through its next 50 years of growth and expansion.
- the beginning of a
tradition of service