We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Vanguard. We recently had to move from Cambridge, MA to Santa Fe, NM (in the middle of the pandemic, no less!) We weren't sure if a local company would be able to handle this cross-country move, but Vanguard responded to our query within hours. Since in-house visits were impossible because of COVID, Vanguard based their estimate on a FaceTime tour of our apartment and things (the only company to do so; this meant they were also more confident in and committed to their estimate than other moving services we considered). The quote we received was very reasonable and lower than other companies we'd looked at. Tom and his crew showed up on time (wearing PPE) and were extremely professional and friendly. Vanguard was communicative with us throughout the move, they arrived on schedule, and not a single item of ours was damaged in the 35-hour drive. And as a final (unheard of!) surprise, the cost we paid ended up being a little lower than the estimate, since packing and unpacking took less time than they'd predicted. I would recommend this company to anyone with enthusiasm -- they combine the communication and care of a local business with the infrastructure and capacity of a much larger company. Thank you, Tom and Julie, for all your help! You made what could have been a very stressful move so easy for us.
I am EXTREMELY unsatisfied with MacDonald Moving services. They moved our entire house 1 state away and into a storage unit. I was not able to get into the storage because it was so full. However, about a year later when we are pulling out furniture we see that multiple pieces were damaged by MacDonald and tucked away without notification. It was not noted on their paperwork either. The amount that we paid these scam artists makes this entirely unacceptable! Do not, I repeat DO NOT use MacDonald Moving services. They suck!
So many 5 star reviews to read - what could possibly go wrong? Nothing that couldn't have been completely avoided. Maybe my little apartment move wasn't enough for them, so they had to make it more worthwhile to them? I just don't know. It started out with a good estimate. Not the highest one, not the lowest one, just right in the sweet spot. The estimator was friendly, professional and explained everything. So a few days later, after making my comparisons, I called and booked a day of packing and moving the next day after that. Normally I would pack up myself but trying to get it together between medical issues was daunting, so I bit the bullet and had them do it. It was my lifetime move #33 so not having to pack up was admittedly going to be an improvement on my usual stress-fests! Two packers were friendly, seemed professional and were super speedy-they arrived at 9am as planned. Basically they reassured me I could get out of the way while they worked. Off I went to a medical appointment. They were gone by 2pm with only a few items left for the next day. Tips were handed out and everyone was happy. Next day four movers arrived at 9am and started right in. I was expecting two movers but as it turned out they were killing time while waiting for another job to start so I was unexpectedly paying for their waiting time. Not a huge deal since it meant they'd be done twice as fast. All in all, there were very few glitches and the move was done by early afternoon. Surprise #1: the final bill was 20% higher than the estimate. I expected 10% but 20%? Yikes. I'd have gone with a mover who's moved me before (but who always breaks something) based on the estimate. Not so much I can do at that point, so . . .again, tips were disbursed, they left happy with the leftover breakfast donuts. Then I started unpacking. Surprise #2: a few hours in unpacking and I opened one of the bigger boxes, a china box. Usually packed with dishes & kitchen stuff, this one had even more paper than the previous ones, which were chock-full of packing paper. And more paper, and more paper and . . . yes, more paper all the way to the bottom of the box. Nothing but lots of paper wadded and screwed up in bunches to fill the boxes. Unpacking one empty box after another was a punch. All total, five large boxes with nothing but paper. Why?? Surprise #3: once I finally got everything unpacked I realized: I was missing two walking canes, one about 45 years old brought back from Barbados, with a carved fish head on top and one Amazon Choice with purple flowers for the last knee surgery. I called Burkhardt Brothers to inquire (1) if they had my walking sticks, (2) why the final total cost went 20% over, and (3) why bother stuffing boxes with paper if they were going to overcharge me anyway??caveat emptor and be FAR more watchful than I was if Burkhardt Bros pack you up because being charged for the empty boxes and a ton of packing paper is just adding insult to injury.
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I really can't say enough about Daley & Wanzer! My husband and I have worked with them on both local and long distance moves and they always go above and beyond.
All of our moves/storage needs were last minute and somewhat chaotic. Sheila is a rock star, Kate is amazing. The movers, both in Hull and down here in NC, were terrific. Everyone we spoke to and dealt with in the office in Hull was great.
We will hopefully be moving into our permanent home in Chapel Hill in about 8 months, and we really wish D&W had an office here.
Quite an interesting experience we had with them. Since the very first moment they showed up, everything has been easy going all they way to the delivery. These guys worked their buts off! It was like a marathon! Everything synchronized and well handled. I've moved before yet this was a different and pleasant experience. Both, the crew leader and the helper were very polite and social. I'd recommend them to my friends.
While the move was stress free for me, the price was too. Not the cheapest mover you'll see, yet there were no hiccups. Thank you Barnes!
We were so content with the folks we had move our overwhelming rock ledges and cupboards!!! They could help us that day as well!!! Highly recommended.the 2 movers were super pleasant as well.
Mike Reynolds and his group moved my Jamaica Plain 2BR loft lodging me, my wife, and 8 month old child. They made an extraordinary showing all the way. A four man group stuffed us up from 830AM-630PM or something like that. They worked rapidly and proficiently with awesome collaboration. They were all extremely alright with one another and made the pressing more agreeable. Unloading was extraordinary as well. A two-man group (counting Mike once more) unloaded us from 830AM-430PM or somewhere in the vicinity. Once more, they worked rapidly and proficiently.
By and large, they were constantly agreeable, constantly proficient, and at last nothing was broken or unaccounted for. We were passed up how painstakingly they wrapped each of our dishes, glasses, and so on. It made unwrapping somewhat crazy with immense heaps of paper however I surmise that is about as good anyone might expect.
The aggregate expense was about $5500 including full pack. It was an incredible worth contrasted with a considerable measure of alternate appraisals I got. They additionally did an in-home evaluation before they stuffed up so I got a "won't surpass" gauge. I'd run with them again instant!
AMAZING MOVERS! On time. Polite. Quick! I have never seen individuals move so quick! Sensibly evaluated. Joe and his group were at our home on time and inspired right to work, they wrapped up all the furniture in moving covers and were exceptionally watchful with everything. Exceptionally decent folks truly productive and when we got to our new home they asked where we needed everything and put it there and ensured we were content with the arrangement. Very suggested! I would procure them again instant.
I utilized Compass Moving for my turn toward the end of May and they were extraordinary! Having never employed movers, I had no clue what to search for or what data I expected to furnish them with. I observed their estimating to be aggressive and moderate, and the support of be awesome.
Upon the arrival of the move, the majority of my effects (even the shoddy molecule board kind of furniture) was maneuvered carefully and nothing at all was broken or harmed. The movers who assisted with my turn were agreeable, proficient and super-speedy. It required far less investment than I suspected it would take and I couldn't have been more satisfied with the administration. I've as of now prescribed them to some of my companions for their up and coming moves.
I'd had a couple of companions who've utilized them and gotten great results, so for my first movers, I chose to try them out.
Nathan and Mike were fabulous; they got to my place when they could, and explored the lift and long arrangement of sections out to the stacking docks. When they got to my new residence (the third story of a house), they attacked moving like creatures. These folks truly knew how to function! We needed to urge them to enjoy a reprieve to hydrate or drink some Gatorade. In the range of three hours, they had every one of my containers and furniture transported starting with one difficult to-achieve put then onto the next difficult to-achieve place.
At the cost, they're simply astounding. On the off chance that you require an moving company, employ them now!
amicable folks who appeared to have a great time cooperating and with us. they buckled down and were exceptionally proficient and accommodating. in any case, a few things were harmed regardless of the fact that slightly.first, they broke a wheel/caster off my weber barbecue. i didn't find this until later on and this took some doing on my part to repair. it will never look 100% again.secondly, they scratched one of the dark safety glass racks to our television stand. when we were endeavoring to return the racks on at the new house we couldn't at initially figured which one went where until part of the gang said goodness better believe it the scratched one goes on top! well I knew it was not scratched when we cleared out the old address but rather I said nothing as it was an exceptionally cumbersome minute and i had a ton else on my plate.what would I have achieved by saying anything so I bit my tongue.i have put dark electrical tape over the three and a half creep scratch.lastly, they broke part of the box on our office desk.there is a scar where i stuck it and the part moves some when touched however fundamentally it is by all accounts ok.overall somewhat baffled. wish I hadn't tipped them so well at this point.
We retained the services of this company in order to move some household effects on May 21, 2019. Everyone at the company was first rate, professional, efficient and pleasant. We highly recommend this company should you need a stress free, keep--their-word crew who works safely and respectfully. We will be hiring this conpany again.
I moved in August just before the top week toward the end of the month. The movers were on time, if not somewhat early, and they were speedy and expert. They couldn't have been more pleasant, particularly despite a small staircase in Beacon Hill!
The entire move took 4-5 hours. It was somewhat more than I expected, and there was an entire hoopla with installment experiencing twice. In general however, they were an incredible decision for movers and took extraordinary consideration of my things, particularly the greater part of my sketches. I would utilize them once more.
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