Terri Palmer Burton, having a lifelong love of horses, earned her first dollar as a horseback riding instructor. After spending five years in hospitality, she joined Palmer Moving Services and founded Palmer Logistics Services in 2008.

Commercial relocation and facility support has been a primary service of Palmer for more than 50 years. They are a large regional commercial relocation company offering disassembly, moving, transportation, warehousing, delivery, and installation services. As a board member of Office Moving Alliance, a standards-based office relocation organization, Palmer Burton is able to offer global solutions and support.

Supporting renovation and new construction projects signals urban growth and are invigorating and fulfilling for our team.

Typically, Terri Palmer Burton spends her days supporting her team, her customers, and looking for new opportunities. Palmer Logistics Services is focused on having the right crews assigned to each job, continuous training, and program development. As they continue navigating the pandemic and support returning to the office, Palmer Burton aims to ensure they are expanding their support services. As a stockholding agent of Atlas World Group, Palmer Logistics Services offers more than 500 warehouse locations in North American inclusive of the industry’s finest furniture and sensitive product handlers.

Palmer Logistics Services recently supported the Lafayette Park Detroit renovation, which is wrapping up in Spring 2021. They received, delivered, and installed all finished products required by the developer for the conversion.

The company’s team and unique network strength make Palmer Logistics Services special, according to Palmer Burton.

My great grandfather founded Palmer Moving Services in 1910 with two horses and a wagon. Our customer-centric culture is engrained in all employees and our team is the reason for our success.

When Palmer Burton began Palmer Logistics Services, her goal was to strengthen and diversify their customer base from traditional household and office moving services to include sensitive equipment distribution, space planning, warehousing, furniture sales, and installation services. With transportation and warehousing services being a heavily male-dominated industry, Palmer Burton attributes her success to understanding the market, having a clear vision, and working hard, which she recommends all women in the field do as well.

Growing in confidence and strength to compete was challenging. Overcoming difficulties and roadblocks associated with bad programs and contracts has made our organization stronger and helped refine our vision for the future of where Palmer’s services best fit within industries.

When asked what other members of the construction community can do to continue encouraging women to participate in the industry, Terri Palmer Burton suggested that they be open to diversifying their current supplier base and look for strong networks and service history.

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