Our History

Affordable Moving Services, Inc. (AMS) was the first and is still the only fully licensed, full service moving and storage company located in the Branson Tri-Lakes area. President John Cheary and  Secretary Jacque Cheary are the company's founders. Affordable Moving Services, Inc., has moved thousands of families locally, hundreds of families nationally and several internationally. John says, "Over 90% of the local moves are from repeat business and referrals. We take great pride in the quality of our employees and the service they consistently deliver to our customers."

In 2010 our company was selected to receive the state level "RISING STAR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP" Award.   This coveted award was presented at our State Capitol during a special banquet with near 400 dignitaries attending. The award included a beautiful trophy and resolutions for the Missouri State Senate and the House of Representatives.   Our President, Mr. John Cheary is often asked to speak to groups of budding entrepreneurs.

AFFORDABLE MOVING SERVICES and BRANSON HILLS STORAGE share the same facility located at 4030 State Hwy. 248.  Since joining the National Van Lines family Affordable Moving Services, Inc., has often ranked in their prestigious "Top Ten" of all the moving agencies in the USA and John was recently ranked as number three out of hundreds of customer service representatives.


Jean Lanning is our General Manager. She has a Master of Science Degree from Drury University. She keeps the field staff on track, and the whole company extremely well organized.

Community service and involvement are important values to John and Jacque. When it came time for Hollister Elementary to move to their new building, Affordable Moving Services, Inc., provided the trucks and men. When local missionaries needed to move, Affordable Moving Services, Inc., donated the time. AMS has provided a variety of services for Christian Action Ministries and a proud supporter of Church Army. When "The Hiding Place" for battered and abused women needs help we are there.  We contribute each year to the Ozark Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We help the local Jaycees and are active members of the Branson/Tri-Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB, as well as an affiliate member of the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors.  Mr. Cheary is a past president of the award winning "Show Me The Business Branson" chapter of BNI. In addition, our president John Cheary, has testified before Missouri State Senate Sub -Committees considering legislation to eliminate illegal movers who have been scamming Missouri Citizens.