“When you pick up the phone and call Len Wray, you dial your moving troubles away.”  

This was the original slogan of Len Wray’s Transfer LTD. over 52 years ago.

A true Sunshine Coast family business, that began, June 1st, 1967, with the purchase of the household goods moving division of I & S Transfer, where Len had been managing the moving division.  The office began at the far end of the Wray’s family dining room table in Gibsons, with Len always moving and his wife Bea answering calls, packing items to be moved and offering move-out cleaning services, with the help of their children.

It would seem that Len was destined to be known as ‘Last-minute Len’, from the very beginning.  Len was born at sea, on a Union Steamship, while on-route to Vancouver, which had the closest hospital to Pender Harbour in 1920.  This trend would continue, later Len’s family would have fond memories of him eating peanut-butter sandwiches, while phoning the ferry, saying “Hold the boat – I’m on my way!”   

The original storage facilities offered by Len Wrays began in several locations through out Gibsons, including the building now known as Molly’s Reach.  In 1973 the ground was finally broken on the building that is still the home of Len Wrays Moving & Storage LTD. today.  Continuing with the theme that no job is too big or small Len Wrays storage facilities were even used to house an elephant named Tina for the Beachcombers TV show!

In 1971, Bill Glassford, Bea’s cousin, joined Len Wrays Transfer as a partner, where he would stay for the next 36 years.  In 1988 Len Wray retired after 21 years, with Harold and Patty Pratt coming on as the new partner’s.  Harold continued to run Len Wrays Transfer LTD., until a private investor bought the company on January 26, 2007.    

Four years later, on March 1, 2011 Romeo Lizee, who began his career with Len Wrays Transfer 16 years before in 1995, purchased Len Wrays Moving & Storage LTD with his wife Margo. Romeo and Margo want to continue the traditional family ideals of Len Wray, whether it was the family you lived with or the family you worked with.  With this in mind, Len Wrays Moving & Storage LTD. proudly displays their new business sign, entirely designed and fabricated by Romeo’s brother, Gedeon Lizee, for G.W.F., Gedeon Welding & Fabricating.

The tradition of keeping Len Wrays ownership in the "moving family" continued on March 1, 2019. Brian Soanes, the lead van foreman and employee of LWMS for over 13 years purchased Len Wrays Moving & Storage. Brian knows first hand what it takes to provide the perfect move and exceptional service. He brings fresh new ideas and areas for expansion and growth to the staff and customers of LWMS.   

With moving being known as one of the top ten, most stressful events in day-to-day life, Len Wrays Moving & Storage continues to strive to conduct their business with the highest quality of service and professionalism.  Len Wrays Moving & Storage LTD. is a family of people who enjoy the challenge’s involved with making each move as flawless and stress free as possible.   
Moving the Sunshine Coast since 1967!