History of ELY

Formed in Washington, DC, in 1998, the principals of ELY sought to fill a void in the museum industry by pairing customer service with superior skills and experience. As our clients came to rely on our unique and consumer-driven approach, we slowly added more support for their needs. In addition to superb crating and art and artifact handling services, we included collections relocation, traveling exhibition, storage and mountmaking services. By taking advantage of new opportunities with our clients, we developed original and innovative services and built long lasting relationships with institutions throughout the industry. Today, the majority of our business comes from repeat customers or referrals from satisfied clients.

Our commitment to service also translates to the way we treat our own staff. As our business grew, we hired qualified, highly skilled professionals who further refined their talents at ELY. We focus on employee retention by stressing education, innovation and a healthy work environment. Our benefits package includes free health care, paid time for volunteer opportunities, investments in continuing education and a generous allotment of leave. As a result, our staff has developed into a knowledgeable, highly proficient team of professionals that continues to earn the praise of our clients.

We are a small, women-owned business that can fulfill the needs of any institution, regardless of size. From multi-year contracts with government and military agencies to small installations at historic houses, we treat all of our clients with the respect and attention that they deserve. Every project is important to us as a way to learn more about our industry and to offer our clients the value-added services they need.

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