Arpin Group, Inc. Mourns Death of its ChairmanJune 15, 2010
Arpin Group, Inc., a leading household goods moving and storage company, announced today that its much-loved Chairman, Mr. Paul G. Arpin Sr., passed away over the weekend on June 12, 2010. At 85, Paul continued to remain active in the day-to-day management of the company until his death.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Margaret M. “Peggy” (Fay) Arpin, sons David, Peter, and Stephen, and daughter Patty; and four grandchildren Abby, Devin, Meredith, and Taylor. He was also the father of the late Paul Arpin, Jr., also a veteran.
His legacy and vision continues to live on through the fourth generation of Arpin family members to operate the privately-owned company, sons David, President and CEO, and Peter, Executive Vice President. These men, along with their father, and members of Arpin’s agency family, helped to transform the Rhode Island-based company into the nation’s fourth largest moving and storage company with strategic service centers located throughout the world.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Paul began to work in the family business at a young age under the mentoring of his parents and grandparents. Upon returning home from WWII, a D-Day survivor, Paul began working at the company full-time and succeeded his grandfather as President in 1945.
Throughout his career, Paul’s goal was not to build the biggest moving company, but to build the best. His inspiration to grow the company so the customer received the most value for every dollar spent was paramount. Through his compassion and tenacity, and by combining the best people in the industry for one goal – to provide superior customer service, he knew that he would develop a large and loyal customer base that would transcend generations.
Today, adults whose parents once relocated the family using the services of Arpin Group are turning to the company once again to help facilitate the movement of their household goods and personal effects. It is a testimony to Paul’s leadership that the business originally established in 1900 by his grandparents, continues to literally be “Creating Customers For LifeSM.”
Moreover, Paul will be remembered for his spirit of giving—through the numerous donations of transportation services and manpower to help facilitate community projects, the many environmental initiatives undertaken to reduce the company’s carbon imprint, to the charitable donations with employee matching contributions to help further meaningful causes. He inspired all of us to do our best.
Links to memorial information and memorial donations to the Rhode Island Food Bank are provided below.