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On May 1, 1976, Henry Kravis and George Roberts co-founded KKR alongside their mentor Jerome Kohlberg with $120,000, launching what we now know as the alternatives industry. Initially only a U.S-focused private equity firm, today we are global, with multiple types of capital that we invest all over the world on behalf of our clients, and those investments are helping address some of the world's most pressing challenges. First cousins and the closest of friends, the bond of partnership between Henry and George and their entrepreneurial spirit are embedded in our firm’s DNA.

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2015-2017

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Henry F. Owens, Jr. broke through racial barriers with an industrious spirit, drive for success, and commitment to excellence to become one of Cambridge, Massachusetts's first and most successful black entrepreneurs.

Founded in 1927 and located in the Boston area, Owens Companies, Inc. is a third-generation family-owned transportation management company providing commercial logistics, transportation, warehousing, relocation, and real estate investment services. Our end-to-end supply chain solutions combine best-in-class service and cutting-edge technology to deliver value to our clients. We are a proud Minority Business Enterprise that champions a diverse workforce of nearly 400 team members. 
 

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Henry F. Owens was born and raised in Cambridge, where he operated his moving company. He graduated from Rindge Technical Highschool in Cambridge, where he was a star athlete. Henry was a perennial all-scholastic member of the football team. He was also a heavyweight boxer. Henry was chosen as Rindge Man of the Year in 1972 and later inducted into the Rindge Hall of Fame (class of 1928). 

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After high school, he became the New England Golden Glove Champion and was also the Diamond Belt Champion of boxing. Henry had the opportunity to fight Joe Lewis, with whom he later became friends. 

Henry F. Owens, Jr was punctuated with many obstacles. After receiving the highest score on the police exam for the City of Cambridge two years in a row, he was denied an appointment to the police force. Many feel to this day that the best thing that happened to Henry was that he never became a police officer. 
 

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Looking to help support his seventeen brothers and sisters, Henry F. Owens, Jr. asked his father, a blacksmith, to borrow $50.00 to buy a horse and buggy "because I can help make you some money." In 1927, at the age of 16, started Henry F. Owens Movers.

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Henry would haul ice before and after school to assist his parents financially. 
 
Henry F. Owens eventually expanded from hauling ice and bulk items to household goods and moving pianos for many of Boston’s famous visiting artists. For years, Henry concentrated on rigging and moving the world’s finest pianos for many of Boston’s famous visiting artists. Henry hoisted pianos for the former Senator Edward Brooke, Johnny Mathis, Arthur Fiedler, Baldwin Piano Company, Boston Symphony, and Leonard Bernstein. Henry F. Owens Inc moved Raytheon’s first microwave oven.

In the early days, most of the loads were pianos. Pianos were something for which movers were hard to come by. When people needed a piano moved, they would say call Henry. 
 

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Henry gained the reputation that if you had something difficult to move, especially a piano, the only person to call was Henry F. Owens Inc Movers.

With the money he had saved and his father's help, Henry purchased his first truck, a Model T Ford and established Henry F. Owens movers in 1927. 

Henry F. Owens Movers had become a familiar name in Cambridge by the 1950s, and business had become steady. Over the next several decades, Owens opened a small warehouse with his 20 employees and slowly built his business.
 

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During the winter months, traditionally the slow period in the household goods moving business, Henry saw an opportunity in exporting trucking and construction equipment to the US Virgin Islands. He sold trucks and equipment. Eventually, Henry F. Owens, Jr became involved in construction, where he and his youngest son, Eddie, built houses and rental units. 

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The bulk of business in the 70s came from affiliations with Global Van Lines and Atlas Van Lines, which ranked top 10 among major carriers for shipments.

Henry F. Owens Movers was one of eighteen minority companies in the nation and the only one on the East Coast with Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) authority to transport goods interstate. Owens Movers was one of a handful of minority movers affiliated with a major carrier.
 

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In 1975, Henry’s son, Eddie, took over the business and decided to abandon pianos and make a bid for some of the increasing volume of commercial business. The company concentrated its operations on commercial and industrial moving and began to watch its list of corporate clients grow slowly but steadily.

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Through the years, Owens Movers would go on to perform hundreds of moves for some of the largest institutions in Massachusetts, including Bank of America, Blue Cross, Fidelity, Gillette, Harvard University, John Hancock, Northeastern University, Prudential Insurance, Raytheon, among many others. 

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Today, we offer companies a range of services, including transportation and logistics, warehousing, storage, and distribution. Owens Companies is also engaged in commercial and industrial real estate investment and development.

2007-2010

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Henry F. Owens, Jr. broke through racial barriers with an industrious spirit, drive for success, and commitment to excellence to become one of Cambridge, Massachusetts first and most successful black entrepreneurs.

After high school he become the New England Golden Glove Champion and was also the Diamond Belt Champion of boxing. Henry had the opportunity to fight Joe Lewis, with whom he later became friends. 
 

Our Services

At Owens Companies Inc, we are committed to providing exceptional logistics services that meet and exceed all your needs. Discover more about our comprehensive range of services below and feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Efficient Fleet Tracking

With our advanced GPS fleet tracking system, we ensure efficient management and monitoring of your fleet. Our dedicated team is always ready to provide exceptional customer service and support. Let us help you optimize your operations today.

Strategic Route Planning

Experience a high level of professionalism and reliability with our strategic route planning service. We aim to make your logistics operations easy and stress-free. Contact us now to book our expert services.

Streamlined Inventory Management

Simplify your inventory management process with our streamlined service. We handle all the details with utmost care and efficiency, ensuring timely and accurate inventory control. Trust our experienced team to handle your inventory needs.

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Efficient Transportation

Our efficient transportation services ensure that your goods are delivered on time and in perfect condition. With a fleet of modern vehicles and experienced drivers, we guarantee reliable and timely delivery to any destination.

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Customized Solutions

We understand that every business has unique logistics requirements. That's why we offer customized solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. Our team of experts will work closely with you to develop a logistics plan that optimizes efficiency and reduces costs.

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Global Network

As a global logistics service provider, we have established a vast network of partners and agents worldwide. This allows us to offer seamless transportation and supply chain solutions across the globe. No matter where your goods need to go, we have the resources and expertise to get them there.

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