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1254 Voskamp St

Kissel Moving and Storage 1254 Voskamp St

Kissel Moving and Storage is a company located in Pittsburg has made a pledge to the satisfaction of their customers. Their relocation and storage offerings begin a great deal before the moving truck shows up and stay far after the final box is taken out and unpacked. Their fantastically trained and affable professionals. Pittsburgh movers attempt to take the hassle out of your move and make it as pleasant an experience as you can have.

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Ieva K.

Ieva K.

02/21/2016

They were incredible helping me with moving an expansive thing from a state to state. James is truly proficient and has extraordinary relational abilities. This is totally solid moving company to work with, I would truly recommend to work with James around this territory. Planning was simple and he gives great valuing to the administrations. Totally fulfilled or more that!!!

They were incredible helping me with moving an expansive thing from a state to state. James is truly proficient and has extraordinary relational abilities. This is totally solid moving company to work with, I would truly recommend to work with James around this territory. Planning was simple and he gives great valuing to the administrations. Totally fulfilled or more that!!!

Nate M

Nate M

03/17/2016

Kissel Moving and Storage gave me one of the best moving encounters. From the earliest starting point, I knew I could believe this family possessed organization. They were extremely patient and agreeable with the majority of my extraordinary requests. The workplace staff ensured I knew about everything that would happen upon the arrival of my turn. The movers landed on time and prepar...

Kissel Moving and Storage gave me one of the best moving encounters. From the earliest starting point, I knew I could believe this family possessed organization. They were extremely patient and agreeable with the majority of my extraordinary requests. The workplace staff ensured I knew about everything that would happen upon the arrival of my turn. The movers landed on time and prepared to work. They worked rapidly, additionally ensured the majority of my effects were well dealt with. I was impressed to the point that the greater part of my things were conveyed pretty much as they were the point at which they cleared out my old habitation. Everybody included with this organization is inviting, useful, and productive. This organization is my first and final decision in movers. I would prescribe them to anybody and everybody.

Manya

Manya

12/22/2017

The movers were extremely rude. I had only 13 medium weight boxes that needed to be moved for a 12-mile distance. They complained about the work. The boxes had to be picked up from the garage of a townhome to be moved to an apartment complex with an elevator. They charged me $300 for this minimal service. On top of it, they insisted that I pay them before they unloaded. I asked them t...

The movers were extremely rude. I had only 13 medium weight boxes that needed to be moved for a 12-mile distance. They complained about the work. The boxes had to be picked up from the garage of a townhome to be moved to an apartment complex with an elevator. They charged me $300 for this minimal service. On top of it, they insisted that I pay them before they unloaded. I asked them to put the boxes down in my apartment and said I will then pay them. At this, they started threatening me and moving out my boxes. I told them that I did not want to be in the apartment with them and asked them to please wait while I got the money. They refused to listen and started complaining saying that I owe them $500 instead of the $300 that I had agreed upon. I asked my building supervisor to come there and stay until I made the payment and they left. I called their 'company' to inform them and was immediately put on hold. After several minutes of being on hold, I disconnected. I will not use their services again and would not recommend them to anyone. It is not a safe practice to be alone in a house or apartment with strange people and this company should understand that. I do understand that sometimes people may default on payments but there is a reasonable way to deal with this without threatening people. I have moved more than a dozen times in the last several years and not once did I experience problems with movers including interstate moves.

Sean Foster

Sean Foster

01/18/2020

business i mean first off, Kissel moving does not exist its some make shift company Get moving or Abc its so shady. Secondly this is a false address that is not where they are located, And last but not least the storage warehouse he has it as now is a dump he has the loading dock block with garbage, there's scrap all over the inside. He has all the furniture and what not he has just...

business i mean first off, Kissel moving does not exist its some make shift company Get moving or Abc its so shady. Secondly this is a false address that is not where they are located, And last but not least the storage warehouse he has it as now is a dump he has the loading dock block with garbage, there's scrap all over the inside. He has all the furniture and what not he has just laying around next the fridges and copper the photos I am providing are just the outside the insides 20 times worse. On top of that he has workers ride in the back of the truck which is dangerous and illegal. Another reason I am writing this review I am a neighbor as well and its a eye sore to the community i live next door he hires anyone. And he will steal your stuff if you leave it there for along time he would try and give me customers thing from 10 years ago who still have thing stored. Pictures are on the google review

Pat Kissel

Pat Kissel

02/20/2020

At our Pittsburgh location we are working to reduce our carbon footprint by collecting and recycling items from our commercial and residential cleanouts. Just our way in making the planet greener by reducing needless dumping in landfills.

At our Pittsburgh location we are working to reduce our carbon footprint by collecting and recycling items from our commercial and residential cleanouts. Just our way in making the planet greener by reducing needless dumping in landfills.

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