Four Generations of Deitz House Movers
I love house moving. I have been a house mover for over forty years. If I include the years I worked while attending high school, even longer. I have to say that I have always enjoyed moving buildings. Picking up a built in place structure, placing it on wheels, and rolling down the road is an amazingly gratifying occupation. Many people ask how I got into house moving and where I learned how to do it.
Deitz House Moving Engineers is a family business. House moving is an art form industry which is often shared from generation to generation. My grandfather shared his knowledge with my father, my father shared it with me, and now I'm sharing it with my son. It would have been wonderful to have worked on a job with my grandfather, unfortunately, by the time I was old enough to work on the jobsite, he had passed away.
Deitz House Moving Engineers is a fourth generation family owned and operated company with over seventy years of excellence. By hiring Deitz to complete your project, you can be confident that the job will exceed your expectations. Our accumulated knowledge and experience gives our company a unique understanding of moving heavy and fragile structures, repairing foundations, preserving historical structures, and so much more.
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The Yankee Air Museum, 2007
For our first Throw Back Thursday post, I have chosen a unique job we completed for the Yankee Air Museum in 2007. The structure was originally a school building which was built by Henry Ford in 1938. Donated to the Air Park after a devastating fire destroyed much of the Yankee Air Museum, Deitz House Moving Engineers was commissioned to relocate the structure.
The building was constructed from cinder blocks made from coal cinders salvaged from the Rouge Plant in Dearborn, MI. The school was built within a block of the Willow Run Bomber plant where Ford was producing B-24s. During WWII, it is said that children of female workers, dubbed "Rosie the Riveter", attended school there.
In 2007, we moved the school across the Willow Run Airport to its new location where it became the temporary headquarters for The Yankee Air Museum and eventually The Yankee Air Museum David & Andrea Robertson Education Center housing the museums library and archives.
If you have a commercial or historical structure and want to know how Deitz House Moving Engineers can assist you, please contact our team. Deitz is pleased to preserve the past so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Daniel Deitz is co-owner and lead structural moving engineer at Deitz House Moving Engineers, Inc. DHM owners Richard Deitz & Daniel Deitz have both served as President of the International Association of Structural Movers.