First off, all the reviews about Marvin has been accurately true! Marvin and his staff are wonderful, they are professional and move extremely fast! I am so happy and lucky we found Marvin in such a short period of time and his rates are low and good compared to ALL other companies that were not responsive either. We probably would have ended up paying over $600.00 but we paid half of that. Marvin is a honest and trustworthy business man. Just dont forget us when you become the king of logistics. THANK YOU AGAIN so much for your hard work and help!!!! (I know you're reading this) =)
The service at HarlemExpressInc was great. The team was very experience, patient and helpful in my long distance move. I highly recommend their services and will use them again. I was very happy with my move.
I used Marvin and his company to help me move this past summer 08/2014) from Stuyvesant town to Hell's Kitchen. I was extremely impressed by their professionalism and efficiency. Marvin was very easy to work with and his entire team was very polite and courteous. I am recommending them to anyone i know moving.
Yes, there are cheaper movers out there for maybe $100 less, but they can be sketchy (dirty trucks, dirty people, rude, last minute charges, etc). I didn't have any of those headaches with Marvin. He came with 6 additional people! They moved quickly and helped arrange all the furniture at my new place. If it wasn't for cross town traffic, the job would have been done in 2 hrs max. He arrived in a nice CLEAN truck and no last minute 'price adjustments' for the extra people or cross town traffic. I paid what we agreed on, and gave him another $100 for doing such a good job. I would highly recommend his services.
Thanks Marvin. Hope you're still around for my next move!
Personable, dependable, affordable and an absolute pleasure. I will never hire anyone else. I never thought moving could be such a positive experience.
It was a pleasure and thanks again.
Marvin and his crew moved my things last weekend. They were great - polite and friendly and careful. I'd use them again and recommend them to others, for sure.
not only were they friendly and efficient, they took apart my ikea bed AND put it back together without charging anything extra! I would 100% recommend them to everyone i know! can't say enough good things about my experience - moving is the WORST but Marvin made it a LOT more manageable!
Marvin & Co. were exactly what we needed! They got back to us immediately with a quote, were flexible, on time, and they did the job well with good attitudes... Thank you!
Mr. Washington & His Team provided the most professional, punctual moving and service ever possible!!!
I would hire them again and will definitely recommend them to friends.
I hired them last week and believe me they are beyond my expectation. They really did great job. Marvin himself came with his 4 member. They wrapped my furniture safely and delivered it correctly. These guys are very hard working and punctual guys. I am highly recommending Harlem express inc .and surely will take their services in future if I needed. Thanks To Marvin and his teammates.
What a great moving experience!
Marvin and his very professional & charming team made the move smooth and pleasant.
All our stuff was carefully wrapped and moved over to our new place. The price was very fair.
It was a very pleasant and friendly move, a 100 % recommendation! Thank you guys!
I was moving within my own building, They were really diligent and professional and did a great job. I would recommend them.
Efficent, on time, kind, comunicative
This moving company was grade A! Prompt efficient and friendly and cost effective. I was very impressed with there efficiency and professionalism when they moved my things ! It was the least stressful part of my move. I recommend this company to everyone who wants a hassle free move !!!! Two Thumbs Up !
Marvin and his crew were great. Curteous, prompt and pleasant.
Did a great move for my wife and I from Astoria to Sunnyside.
Honest, professional, reliable, on time and worry-free. That is Harlem Movers in a nut shell. I recommend Marvin to any and all NYers moving to a new place. At first thought they were too good to be true and this is coming from a NYer whose seen it all when it comes to moving. Thumbtack or Marvin should feel free to give my telephone number to clients for reference.
We booked Marvin the week of our move. He had an awesome rate, and it was flat not hourly (for our 1-Bedroom). The day of the move he and his team were supposed to arrive at 10:30am. Because there had been some snow they arrived an hour early to make sure they would find parking. They parked immediately and went straight to work. When they say they move fast, they mean it. Our apartment was packed up in an hour and 15 minutes. They wrapped everything very well and planned out stacking it the truck easily. When we got to the new apartment they were forced to double park (but cars were still able to get through) and walk through pretty high snow drifts. All of our stuff was moved in roughly an hour and 15 minutes later. Needless to say Marvin and his crew are awesome! They were excellent movers and on top of that all very friendly and fun guys. Can't say enough good things.
Very nice; courteous service. Arrived late but completed move in estimated time frame. Listened to directions and respectful of property. So glad we found his service through Thumbtack..
Marvin Washington and his team were thoroughly professional - on time, accessible, careful with a piano and other fragile items...a pleasure to work with.
Marvin and his crew were extremely professional, personable, and efficient. They completed my move in less time than I expected and handled my possessions with care. I would recommend them without hesitation to all my friends and would use their services again.
After reading all the reviews on here, I thought they were too good to be true. Dealing with Marvin and his team was a refreshing and pleasurable experience. He was flexible, prompt and highly highly professional. Before, during and after the move, Marvin kept in contact with me via phone. In fact at the end of the move, Marvin told me that he had "slightly damaged" a mirror; I would never have known, however he gave me a discount from the agreed fee. A true gentleman! I cannot recommend his services any higher. Use these guys and you will not be disappointed. Thanks Marvin!
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On time ready to work, and they did so flawlessly! Handing some large difficult pieces, including baby grand piano and intricate mirrored table! Whew! Superstars!
Professional ! Great crew! Will use this amazing service again. Many of my neighbors have gleefully taken his business card! See ya around the neighborhood Mr. Washington!!
Mr. Washington and his crew were prompt, courteous and very efficient. My daughter moved into a fourth floor walk-up apartment, and in addition to moving furniture, all the men were most gracious to help carry up many extra bags and suitcases!.
Harlem Express and Marvin Washington were a joy to work with! He was very professional from the bidding process to the confirmation reminder through the move itself. They even showed early, organized a plan and then executed it perfectly. It made me happy that they were so efficient and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move.
Marvin and his team were fantastic. The whole process went really smoothly
Marvin and his team showed up on time and got the job done, they were respectful of our furniture and of us. Would defo use them again, thanks for job well done.
Ive always moved myself, and this time i was smart enough to hire a company, and i could not have been happier. They arrived promptly within the time window. They wrapped everything, And well, did not skimp on time or shrink wrap, carefully loaded things, were friendly and courteous. Marvin, and his team of 3-4 young men including the driver, were a joy. They got my huge couch through a small doorway, and up two flights of stairs because it did not fit in the elevator. I have already recommended them to several friends. This was certainly a great decision.
When it's time to move, you want a dependable, no nonsense, fair priced, professional company to show up, carefully load and unload your property with good attitudes; this was my experience and the reasons I recommend and suggest that if you have other projects to handle and don't have the time or the desire to sift through listings, hire Harlem Express, Inc. and consider your moving project EXPERTLY DONE.
Marvin is very charming and there were many men there so it went by very smoothly!! They were a little bit late so make sure you don't have to go anywhere right after your appointment. I love them!
Marvin and his team were fantastic! Not only did they execute what I asked of them, Marvin took the initiative to work out some minor kinks in the plan! My two-bedroom apartment was moved in and out faster than one can imagine. Nothing lost, nothing broken. He was responsive and communicated the whole way through. Will undoubtedly refer and use Harlem Express in the future.
Ms. T. Brooks B.
They are extremely helpful and efficient, and they are genuinely friendly and honest people.
Marvin was very professional. He and his partner arrived right on time and accomplished the job in a timly manner. I would hire Marvin again anytime!
This company did an outstanding job! They arrive on time and handled my precious furniture with care and promptly at a great price. They were very professional and I will do business with them again. I highly recommend them!
We can't speak highly enough of Marvin Washington and Harlem Express. They moved our daughter from her Richmond, VA apartment into a Manhattan apartment on the 15th floor. Mr. Washington was on time, he and his assistants we extremely polite, and worked quickly. He was in constant contact with us as the move progressed from Virginia to NY. Don't let the "big" moving companies scare you from using this small company. They are fabulous. Thank you, Marvin.
Marvin and his team were excellent. They were on time, moved quickly, and even had additional packing supplies to make sure that the transport of my furniture was done securely. I would highly recommend and use Harlem Express for another move. The price was very reasonable as well.
Marvin and his team truly exceeded all of the positive reviews I read before booking with them. They showed up early and waited patiently until our ABF truck arrived. I was immediately happy with my decision to use Harlem Express when they took charge the second the truck arrived. They helped measure the height of the loading dock, then directed traffic and helped guide the truck into the loading dock, which was above and beyond anything I expected. It was Marvin and 2 of his crew members, and they were all incredibly friendly and professional throughout our move. They moved our truck load of stuff gently and quickly; they placed the boxes and items throughout our place according to the notes we wrote on the boxes and were incredibly careful moving all of our belongings. Although we only used them to unload our truck, I would without a doubt contract them to help load and unload and coordinate any future moves of ours within the city. They are the real deal and well worth what we paid them. Don't hesitate to book Harlem Express, they are truly awesome!!
Fast work! Thank you guys for all your hard work....
I'm a young lady (22) who recently moved into my first apartment. I had to get my tv and stand up to a top floor walk up. Marvin and his men were very nice and punctual which I liked. They gave me a great rate and bought all my items up and even some extra items as well. If your looking for great movers these are your guys! Thanks so much and I'd highly recommend them and always be a loyal customer.
Harlem Express Inc was on time, courteous and professional. They understood the value of my possessions and took care to insure their safety. The owner, Marvin Washington was personable, professional and an all around nice guy.
Mavin Did a really great job moving me and his prices are really good.
Great movers. Efficient, courteous and great price. I would definitely recommend them for moving services!!
February 12, 2013
Marvin's Harlem Express did an excellent job. The move was scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9th from Port Jefferson located at Exit 62 from LIE to the City. It was in the morning after the day of the major snowstorm. Nevertheless, Marvin and his men were able to carry on with the job. They arrive strictly on time, which was simply amazing given challenging road conditions. They uploaded our stuff very quickly; got back to the city; unloaded even faster and very efficiently. I could not be happier! Harlem Express was the easiest, the nicest, and the most diligent movers I have ever dealt with.
July 25, 2014
I have used HarlemExpressInc a few times for moving within the City and
also from Long Island. It has always been great experience. Most recently I
moved to a new 2-bedroom apartment. Marvn gave me a very good quote and was
very flexible regarding the time as I had to change the move-in day twice.
On the day of the move Marvn and his team showed up exactly on time with a
lot of wrapping material. I have a few fragile pieces like a credenza with
glass doors and a leather couch. Marvn's guys wrapped everything very
thoroughly, but still worked very fast. My new apartment has a very narrow
hallway and I was very concerned about potential damage to the walls by
moving big pieces. Marvn's guys worked very professionally and there was
absolutely no scratches or damage to the furniture. It was my easiest move.
I would absolutely recommend Marvn to my family and friends.
Marvin was on time, courteous, and flexible. He made a seemingly impossible moving situation possible. I still don't know how he was able to fit that huge couch into my door and narrow hallway, but he and his assistant worked a miracle. In spite of the fact that the couch could not fit into the elevators as planned and they had to carry it up and down several flights of stairs, he was gracious and cut me a deal for the additional cost incurred. I will definitely contact him again for any future moving needs.
Marvin and Wayne were on time, professional, friendly and most importantly FAST and SAFE with our belongings. They even worked a little longer than expected for no extra fee and left with a smile on their faces and on ours. Thank you guys!!
very punctual, professional and careful - also very inexpensive in comparison to other rates.
While collecting disability, I have been redecorating the large apartment of my elderly parents. Harlem Express has consistently provided me (a person w/low funds and physical challenges) top-notch service. On time, courteous, patient and kind. They even carried a huge work station down 4 flights for me once when I said there was going to be an elevator (not recommended).
Great Service, great price! Again, thank you!
HARLEM EXPRESS WAS AMAZING!!! Not only were they professional, helpful, courteous, and reasonably affordable, but Marvin Washington's company of two were both effective and efficient to the MAX!! They confirmed immediately, which was a sigh of relief being that I called them on such short notice (Monday, September 24th for my sister needed to move out literally three days later, Thursday, September 27th at 10AM). I would definitely consider hiring Harlem Express again as well as highly recommend them to friends. Thanks A Mil, Harlem Express INDEED lives up to it's company namesake!!! SC
THE PLEASURE WAS ALL MINE TO PROVIDE SERICE FOR THESE WONDERFUL LADIES AND THEIR AWESOME MOM , HANKS A LOT LADIES .
It gives me pleasure to write a review of Harlem Express, Inc. I found my communications with Marvin Washington to be clear and I found his organization to be most reliable. He understood my needs and met them expertly. This group did what they promised, showed up on time, and carried out the job professionally. Their charges were also reasonable. I would recommend them to others and I would not hesitate to use them again. After a bad experience with just negotiating with one of your other members, it was refreshing to deal with honesty and forthrightness.
These guys were great! They showed up on time, were polite, and had me moved from door to door in under 2 hours. I will never move by myself again.
THE GUYS SAID YOU WERE GREAT AND THANKS SO MUCH , WE ARE GROWING AND HOPE TO PROVIDE YOU THE NEXT TIME WITH A EVEN MORE BETTER MOVING EXPERIENCE .
I received very prompt and courteous service. I appreciated the price quote that was based on my small, local move. I'll definitely use Harlem Express again and refer them to others in need.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE CHANCE TO MOVE SUCHA WONDERFUL PERSON GOOD LUCK .
I was truely impressed with Marvin andhis moving team. They were great and they put my mind at ease. They were polite and capable, I would recommend them to anyone in the process of moving.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND ALL THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU , AND WE ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU THANKS ..
I had a very good experience using Harlem Express. I had a last-minute move (under 24 hours) that I posted on thumbtack.com and Harlem Express contacted me right away. Marvin understood my situation and was able to accommodate my move from Manhattan to Queens for early the next morning at a very affordable flat rate. I was moving the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment without any furniture or appliances.
The driver who arrived for the move was very professional and friendly. He even took care to make sure my fragile items and mirror were properly secured, even though I hadn't indicated I would have fragile items beforehand. The move was completed quickly.
I was very satisfied with Harlem Express. I would recommend them to anyone and would use them again.
THANKS AND YOU GUYS WERE AWSOME THANKS , AND WE ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU .
Best movers ever! They worked many his to make sure we got into our new apt with no issues. They even came back after they took the truck back to make sure we got settled in. Thanks again to Marvin and his crew.
The Toulon Family
IT WAS A PLEASURE TO ASSIST A YOUNG AND RESPECTFUL FAMILY FAIR AND HONEST .... THANKS ALOT
Marvin and his helper were great!
It just so happened that on my moving date from a 4th floor unit in a walkup the unit above me was also moving out. On top of that two other apartments across the street had moving trucks come in. With all that commotion Marvin did an amazing job and managed to get all my stuff loaded into a trailer (we didn't think it would fit but he did it). I would definitely recommend him!
AWESOME THANKS GUYS AND GOOD LUCK ....
Marvin was very nice to work with. He worked hard and really added a lot of wisdom in terms of packing things to avoid damaging any of my items. I enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to a friend.
THANKS TO YOU SIR AND ZARRLY FOR MAKING THIS ALL HAPPEN .
They're really good, friendly and reliable! Really recommended. Nice guys to work with.
THANKS AND GOOD LUCK IT WAS A PLEASURE TO PROVIDE YOU SERVICE..
The movers were very courteous and professional about getting what might have been an awkward move done quickly and with no stress. Thanks very much!
Marvin was great! Professional, quick and efficient. They moved my stuff out so fast I could have blinked and missed it. They were also super careful with everything. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat!
Marvin and his friend just came to our house to move a heavy couch out. When my husband and I moved into our home the movers had so much trouble getting the couch upstairs and into the room we joked that we'd need to saw it in half if we ever needed to get it out! Well, Marvin and his friend got the couch out in no time and without even touching our walls! They were friendly, funny and polite. A pleasure to work with. Would recommend them to anyone!
Marvin and his friends were very helpful and they were good at organizing our stuff. They helped us for over 4 hours and they were nice people. I would definitely recommend Harlem Express if you are asking for a decent deal.
Marvin and his team were super efficient and speedy. Marvin +1 did what took me and my 3 friends 6 hours to do in 45 minutes ... up 3 flights of stairs!! They made my move a breeze and were patient when snow caused my moving truck to arrive 4 hours late. I would definitely recommend them.
I highly recommend Harlem Express, Inc. We were in need of immediate assistance with our move, and they showed up quickly and made the move efficient. Marvin and his crew are professional and are experts in what they do. They saved our move !
I had a wonderful experience with Marvin and his assistant. They were professional, courteous, affordable and easy to work with. My job was a bit complicated: moving a piano from a 3rd floor apt with stairs in Brooklyn to a cabin in the woods past New Paltz, NY. Marvin made the job look easy, moving the piano in a mere 30 min. He drove all the way out to the country and again moved the piano easily, up stairs and into a small place. I would definitely recommend Marvin and Harlem Express...they were awesome and made my piano move a piece of cake.
Marvin and his team were friendly, professional, and quick. Made moving from NYC--LA a little easier. Moving is stressful and he is relaxed and gets the job done quick and efficient. They loaded a small portable unit and manged to fit all my stuff. I was ready to either ship/or trash things that didn't fit. I would recommend them or if I was in NY hire them for future jobs.
Marvin was the first person who responded to my ad on craigslist and was incredibly respectful and courteous. The fee was very reasonable, so despite other responses, I went with his team.
I needed to move a 1br apt from queens to upstate ny. They were very understanding and even pushed back the moving time 1 hour when we requested it at the last minute on the day of the move. They were prompt and diligent. He and his 2 partners helped me pack up the 25% of the apartment that I hadn't gotten to and packed the van in record time. The drop off was equally efficient.
I will definitely use harlemexpress again for my next move. Thanks Marvin!
I found Marvin and his team on Craigslist. I hired them for an internal commercial move at my offices in Manhattan. Marvin and his team were extremely friendly, punctual, and professional. The price was fair and the service exceptional. I would not hesitate to hire Harlem Express again. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was extremely satisfied in the end. His team is personable, gracious, hard-working and resourceful. THANK YOU MARVIN!
My only wish is that I wish I knew about Harlem Express earlier. Originally I set up a time with another company to help me move. They never showed up. After looking around for a company to help me move my stuff at the last minute I found Harlem Express Inc. From the start they were willing to help. They arrived within 15minuets of calling them. They moved me to my new place fast and with care. I would use this service again if I decide to move and would recommend them to friends and families because they were polite, courteous, and professional.
Let's face it, people: moving sucks. Moving really sucks when you can't be home, your stuff is arriving at an unknown hour (the dreaded "sometime between twelve and four"), and you have a total of three thousand pounds of loose boxes and heavy furniture in several pieces sitting in the middle of the sidewalk with Hurricane Irene 72 hours from landfall.
This is where Marvin and Harlem Express come in. I found them on craigslist and guessed that with our 3000 pounds of stuff (it was actually a bit less) and two flights of stairs, it was a two man job for about two hours. He agreed over emails and told us to call him as soon as it all arrived, and he'd be over within an hour.
When our stuff did arrive, Marvin and his partner arrived promptly (within the hour), but were surprised to see that everything was packaged in enormous wooden pallets (about 600 pounds each), under which was corrugated cardboard wrapped in plastic stretch film. In other words, simply getting our stuff out of the pallets would have taken two hours - not to mention the fact that we all initially thought this stuff would just be on the sidewalk for a simple hauling job.
The two didn't have tools but figured out a way to disassemble everything neatly and efficiently before moving everything upstairs. And after nearly four hours of disassembling, hauling, organizing, stacking, and cleaning, they were done. They put each labeled box in the appropriate room, they kept walkways for us to be able to use (realistically, we're going to be dealing with these boxes for about five days), were careful, meticulous, and extremely efficient. During the entire process, they kept me updated via picture message and were polite, professional, and, when it comes down to it, very impressive.
They laid everything out on the curb for pickup, leaving room for passersby. They were polite to my girlfriend and son, who were obviously too small to help in any impactful way. They kept everything clean and organized, and they did all of this with the utmost of respect for our home and property. I cannot recommend them enough, and would call them first if I ever have to go through this process again.
Marvin's helper was great, very courteous, punctual and efficient. Great experience! - Josh
I have used Harlem Express twice to move between boroughs and both moves were perfectly executed, and most of all FAST. Marvin moves extremely quickly and efficiently (twice as fast as other movers I have used) and his prices cannot be beat (especially for two people working.)
Marvin is very reliable, communicates well with clients, and a trustworthy mover for any occasion.
I used Harlem Express to move and just want to say they did an outstanding job ! They showed up on time, were very nice, efficient, and very affordable ! I highly recommend them
I just want to let ppl know what a wonderful service I got from guys from the company. They were polite and on time and very careful to carry my furniture and fast! I highly recommend them for your moving! amazing guys!
Harlem express did a small move for me from Long Island to Manhattan. They were prompt, courteous and professional in every phase of the move. I would recommend them to anybody looking for a good mover at a very reasonable rate.
wow marvin and his helper were very , very, nice men ! who were on time and even had tape for the boxs that i said were sealed !!!!!!!! they did the 3 flights of stairs with not a complaint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!