Minneapolis Family Owned & Operated Since 1901

In 1901 Johan Alfred Backdahl, Owner of Backdahl’s Drug store purchased two horses and a wagon to help with deliveries to his customers. In 1906 Axel Backdahl began helping those same customers move belongings from houses in the City to country cottages and back, renaming the company “Backdahl’s Moving”. In 1931 Carl Backdahl & Milo Backdahl incorporated as Backdahl’s Uptown Transfer.  In 1979 Dennis and Barbra Backdahl took over operations of the company. Four generations the Backdahl family have provided the same high level of service, experience and overall satisfaction for their customers.  Today operations are overseen by Todd Backdahl & Krista Backdahl–Kamp.

Fully insured, licensed and bonded. (IRCC #40799 & USDOT #695729), Uptown Moving and Storage had maintained the Better Business Bureau accreditation since 1978.

At Uptown Moving and Storage no job is too big or too small.  Whether you are moving across the metro, or across the midwest, “we’re on the move” for you!

Our History at Uptown Moving & Storage

1901 Axel Backdahl founded Backdahl Transfer in Minneapolis, MN.

1931 Carl Backdahl founds Backdahl Uptown Transfer with his brother Milo.

1979 Milo’s son Dennis Backdahl purchase the company from Carl.

2014 Now called Uptown Moving & Storage, daily operations are overseen by the children of Dennis, Todd Backdahl and Krista Backdahl-Camp.