Zippy Shell of Greater Mobile

Fairhope, AL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our new concept on Moving and Storage means better service and more affordable rates than other moving companies. We are a national company and my wife and I own the local franchise, so you get the support of a Corporation with the personal care of a family run business.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love helping people move and offer alternative storage solutions to traditional storage. Nothing beats helping a person with a very stressful move and getting thanked for making it so easy and affordable.

Location

Fairhope, AL 36532

Background check

Complete

Years in business

7

Number of employees

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

23

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Rev T. Sep 24, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Great company. Needed a move with 2 weeks of storage. The Zippy Shell system worked great and saved me a ton of money by only loading and unloading once. My stuff is now in storage. I will update when the second part of the move is completed.
  • Charles B. Sep 20, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    All I can say is WOW! Zippy Shell is amazing. Packed everything in their "shells" and put everything into storage in their warehouse. Guys were very professional. Move went quicker than I thought and I love the one free month of storage. All good! A +!
  • Caroline S. Sep 19, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review Updated
    Great company! Showed up on time, the movers were very presentable and knowledgeable. Loaded all my furniture so fast! Unloaded at my new house and not a single item damaged. The bill was very reasonable, almost too good to be true. Great company, great movers, great value.
  • Verified Review
  • Thumbtack Customer Sep 18, 2017
    Top notch all the way around. They were on time, wrapped everything carefully, were quick about, and courteous.
  • Kim W. Sep 16, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I spoke with John and he was great on the phone. He answered all my questions and really seemed to know his stuff! I hired him and his guys showed up right on time for my move. They put pads on everything and stretch wrapped them on. Everything was loaded very carefully into the "shell" and taken to storage. I got 1 free month of storage as well in the Zippy Shell facility. I was worried about this move, but should not have been. Zippy Shell is the best!
  • Rebecca C. Sep 15, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    What can I say about Zippy Shell? Best movers ever! The came in and packed all my belongings with their own boxes, loaded everything into the truck and the unloaded at my new house. Not a single scratch on anything. Cleveland and Jacob worked so hard! They hardly ever stopped. Both were very polite and respectful. Great company, great move, great price!
  • Wilma M. Sep 13, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I am a 66 year old single woman and was very concerned about my move. Well, I shouldn't have been. Zippy Shell was simply amazing! They showed up exactly at 8, when I had asked them to. Came in with all their own supplies and carefully packed all my belongings. Then Cleveland and Jonathan unloaded everything at my new house, put all my furniture back together and even hung a few paintings for me. John, the owner, was great to work with and accommodated my every request. Cleveland and Jonathan were so nice and helpful. The price was really good too. If I move again, I will only use Zippy Shell!
    John P. Sep 13, 2017

    Wilma, it was a pleasure helping you with your move. Cleveland and Jonathan loved working with you. Thanks for the kind review. We really appreciate it!!! John

  • Stephen I. Sep 12, 2017
    Long Distance Moving
    Verified Review
    There is no better group to move you! Look no further. Excellent people!
    John P. Sep 13, 2017

    Mr. Irons, you were a great client. Glad we were able to get everything, including your motorcycle. Thanks so much for the kind review!!!!

  • Rose M. Aug 30, 2017
    Long Distance Moving
    Verified Review
    John P. Sep 13, 2017

    Rose, we are so pleased your long distance move was a success. Thanks so much for your business and I am glad you move was a success! John

  • Michelle L. Jun 21, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    The team was very polite and very hard-working. They are amazing men to do what they do in this southern heat!
    John P. Jun 21, 2017

    Thanks Michelle, it was a pleasure moving you from West Palm Beach!

  • John P. Jun 21, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    John and his crew are the best! We needed to move but had to get storage as our new house was not ready yet. The Zippy Shell system was perfect. John's guys came and loaded all my stuff into his "shells" and then put me into his storage. Best of all, I got 1 free month of storage! He gives all his move customers this option. Was so glad not to have to get a storage unit and hire a mover to load my stuff, unload into storage, load back into the truck and then into my house when it is ready. The Zippy Shell system means I only have to load and unload once, and I get free storage. Solomon and Lethonia were amazing, worked hard, and got all my belongings loaded. Can't say enough good things about this company.
    John P. Jun 21, 2017

    Mr. Pringle, thanks for the kind review, we are very pleased you were happy with your move! John

  • Bill P. Jun 21, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Best movers ever! This is my second move with Team Zippy Shell. John was very responsive and Jacob/Cleveland did a great job. All my furniture was secured with pads, professionally loaded and I did not even have a scratch. Great moving company!!!
    John P. Jun 21, 2017

    Mr. Patterson, we love our repeat customers! Thanks so much for the great review.

  • Adriana Z. Jun 12, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    They told us one price, and after doing the job, they told us it was plus $100 for matetials. They shoud have said that since the begining
  • Scott M. Jun 1, 2017
    Long Distance Moving
    Verified Review
    Outstanding experience. Very professional staff. They took excellent care of everything. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
    John P. Jun 21, 2017

    Thanks Scott, hope you are enjoying your new place in Canton, GA! John

  • Joann Y. Feb 25, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review Updated
    Great job, well done.
    I am very satisfied with movers from ZIPPY SHELL OF GREATER MOBILE. The movers were very careful and wrapped most of the Furniture and were very professional. They were friendly, courteous, careful, and I would recommend them to everyone. The prices are exceptionally afforable and I am happy and pleased with the results of the movers and the company. GREAT JOB all around. Thank you very much.
    John P. Mar 13, 2017

    Thanks Joann! It was a pleasure working with you!

  • Verified Review Original
    Great job, well done.
    I am very satisfied with movers from ZIPPY SHELL OF GREATER MOBILE. The movers were very careful and wrapped most of the Furniture and were very professional. They were friendly, courteous, careful, and I would recommend them to everyone. The prices are exceptionally afforable and I am happy and pleased with the results of the movers and the company. GREAT JOB all around. Thank you very much.
  • Bill P. Nov 25, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Best....Mover....EVER!
    Best....Movers....EVER!!!! These guys are amazing! Came in with ramps, dollies, and these cool straps that go over their shoulders to move large items. The pads they used were VERY nice, not the cheap, this ones. They packed up all our stuff, including our dishes and cloths. TV's and pictures were boxed and wrapped with pads. They have a neat machine that secures the pads with cellophane. Really cool. Solomon and Samuel had our WHOLE house packed and loaded in 4 hours. I did not think it could be done that fast! The unloading went even faster. No damage at all. Solomon is funny as can be. Most polite guys I have ever met. Well, it was a great move and I will never call another company after dealing with Zippy Shell!
  • Paul F. Nov 21, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Great Job for move to new home.
    The crew did a great job, both packing and loading and unloading at the new home.
  • Matt B. Nov 7, 2016
    Smooth Move
    Having lived in 13 different States and moved dozens of times, I wanted to take the time to express my 150% satisfaction with John Pearson and his Zippy Shell crew. They were complete pros that were on time, less expensive, and very courteous. I wish I had known about Zippy Shell for my previous moves. Matt Bolin
  • Margaret P. Nov 4, 2016
    Great movers!
    Great experience with my move. Real professionals and nice people. They were prompt and courteous and were always available if I had questions.
  • Michael T. Nov 4, 2016
    Excellent company to do business with
    Zippy Shell of Greater Mobile is a true pleasure to work with. They are very professional and have always done what they said they would do when they said they would do it. I would not hesitate referring this company to anyone with a moving and storage need. John and Margi are hands on owners, and they were available to help throughout the entire process.
  • Vinny P. Nov 3, 2016
    Exceptional Customer Service and Professionalism
    John and Margi from Zippy Shell of Greater Mobile are absolutely fantastic to work with. Their exceptional customer service, combined with their expertise in moving and storage are truly unmatched. I grew up in a military family and spent much of my life packing up and moving every few years, but I have never had as positive experience as I have with Zippy Shell. I highly recommend reaching out to them for any of your storage or moving needs!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes we do. Local moves start at 85.00 per hour. Long Distance moves are done by a free estimate/quote.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Identifying what is important to the customer and then making sure their expectations are met. For example, if a customer is worried about price, we match them with a move within their budget. Perhaps the time it takes to move the client is most important, we put together a schedule that works for the client.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have owned 5 small businesses including the largest bus/transportation company in Wyoming. In that business, I was moving passengers. Now I am moving belongings and personal effect. The industries are quite similar.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My wife and I had a not so great experience with a big, national mover. We felt there had to be a better way. Then we found the Zippy Shell concept and were very impressed. The rest they say is history!
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types, military, vets, white collar, blue collar. Moving crosses all socioeconomic boundaries
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We moved a client to New Jersey not too long ago. It was hard move but I am real proud of my team. They did a great job, completed the move on time, no damage and the client was happy. We also moved a client with a 2,000,000.00 home not too long ago. Once again, we stepped up and did a great job.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Reviews, reviews, reviews. They will tell you a lot about a mover. Also, make sure to check their insurance and licences. Many say they are licensed and insured, but aren't. Also, check to see what form of payment they accept. A good mover will accept credit card, cash, check, etc..... If asked to pay cash, avoid!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Time, cost, insurance, licences. Make sure to get a quote in writing and also make sure there are no hidden charges.