Moving Buddies

Tucson, AZ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our Exclusive Quality Assurance Rewards Program offers our customers discounted rates for helping us maintain perfection. Our state of the art trucks are new, well maintained, clean, and come standard with heavy duty hydraulic lifts. These lifts reduce crew fatigue, and are much safer for your furniture, especially heavy items like pianos, gun safes, machinery, refrigerators, washers, dryers, plant pots, file cabinets, sleeper sofas, king size bedroom furniture, etc, etc, etc. We are extremely critical when selecting candidates for hire, and we actively train our guys for safety, protection, and efficiency. Clear, competitive pricing. We will make you completely aware of your charges before you book with us, and never charge any undisclosed fees, GUARANTEED. We will put it in writing, and stake our reputation on it. Comprehensive Quoting Process: We offer Free In-Home, or In-Office Consultations. For those who cannot meet in person we take time over the phone to ask as many questions as we need to feel confident that we are giving you the most accurate quote possible. You can also take advantage of our Online Estimate Form on our website. Total Protection: Did you know that ALL moving companies reimburse you for damages at the rate of 60 cents per pound? If you didn't know don't feel bad. Most moving companies make it nearly impossible for you to view their damage policy. Our Total Protection policy is clearly stated on our website, and right now we are upgrading our Thumbtack customers to Full Coverage at no extra cost (a $100.00 value). We have state of the art trucks & equipment. Our Elite Movers are drug/background screened, skill tested, highly trained, and bonded professionals. Our management is knowledgeable, accessible, and accountable. Give us a chance and we will quickly prove to you that we are 2nd to NONE!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Tucson is a melting pot of people from all walks of life. It is thrilling to meet people from different states, and even different countries. The challenge of adapting to each customer's individual needs keeps us on our toes, and makes the job consistently exciting. The Tucson scenery is quite beautiful, and we get to see every square inch of it. Most of our crew members are workout fanatics, and love the physical challenge each job presents. The guys and gals that we select do this job because they love it. They are not people who are desperate for work. Every single member of our team takes great pride in what we do. We enjoy every aspect of it, and we love showing people that we are the best!
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Location

Tucson, AZ 85711

Years in business

6

Number of employees

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

82

Reviews

51 Reviews
  • Michel R. Aug 6, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    We were surprised by the $75 fee for the team's travel which had not been disclosed prior.
  • Greg B. Mar 11, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Moving Buddies
    They were on time, professional and very helpful. A great experience from start to finish. Would recommend to friends.
  • Beth S. Jan 31, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Hard workers
    The guys that moved us worked hard and got us moved as quickly as they could.
  • Shay O. Dec 17, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Hire them
    Excellent work
  • Tana C. Dec 11, 2016
    Office Moving
    Verified Review
    Moving Buddies were great to work with.
    The movers were professional, polite, nice and worked hard. We had more stuff than I thought but Moving Buddies called in extra people and got everything done. I would recommend them again.
  • Alicia H. Nov 29, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Fast
    Fast and efficient!
  • Danette G. Nov 13, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Great Company! Best movers in Tucson!
    These guys are great! Very professional, easy to communicate with, and reasonable pricing. They helped us with our last bit of of stuff by having extra boxes, packed our big mirrors, and didn't charge extra. Highly recommend this company!
  • Victor G. Sep 2, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    exceeded expectations
    exceeded expectations
  • Dan W. Aug 12, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Guys did great. They worked diligently and paced the time to ensure everything moved safely. They had to deal with a load of slate chalkboards, and some iron pieces that were outside the norm. All went well.
  • Andrew D. Aug 11, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    These guys worked hard, got the job done, and had all the packing material I needed on hand. Worth every penny.
  • Andy G. Jul 29, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Great guys, hard workers and very professional . Thank you for all the help you guys made my moving a lot easier. Oh and the price is very affordable .
  • Xiaoyi W. Jul 24, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    They did great jobs to move my things. Nothing broke and all things were located at the right place in my apartment. I will definitely hire them if I am going to move again.
  • James R. Jul 17, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Excellent service, thank-you
  • Annie R. Jun 27, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    Dakota and Terry did a great job for me on a very hot late Sunday afternoon and after they'd already done 2 other jobs. Arrived right on time, meeting us just as we drove into town from Colorado, communicated by phone prior and got right to work even amongst the number of friends here to greet me upon my return to Tucson. Took them about 3-4 hours with 2 quick breaks to offload a 26' truck and put things in the right rooms - I moved into a rental sight unseen, which was a bit smaller than anticipated so had to "reorganize" my layout on the fly very quickly to not have everybody standing around waiting on me. Thanks to Jim and Elena also - good communication from start to finish. I'd hire you again without hesitation. You were the only ones willing to work a late Sunday afternoon and be flexible to work around our arrival time. Great experience/reasonable rates.
  • Don P. Jun 26, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Showed up to help load a Pod. ~2.5 hours of work. Exceeded expectations. Wrapped my furniture and took tons of care thinking through how best to load the unit to maximize the value. Will use them again in ~ 2 months.
  • Sharon P. Jun 23, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Our move was made easy with the team sent by Moving Buddies. Dakota, Terry and Tony were professional, on time and efficient. I highly recommend Moving Buddies they were easy to work with from the first phone call through the end of the move.
  • Susan S. Jun 22, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    My movers treated every item in my home as if it was an heirloom. They moved me from my two bedroom home to a three bedroom home. I recommend them to others and will use them again myself. It's worth mentioning that for this move I based my decision upon comments, not prices, although their prices are very competitive too.
  • Laurel O. May 23, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    We were very impressed with this company and will call on them again when it's time to move our things out of storage and into our new home. They were fast and efficient and knew exactly how to pack things in our storage so that it all fit.
  • Christopher S. May 18, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Jim was kind enough to come to our residence, take a look at what my wife & I had, and give us an estimate of cost. He also told us to grab a 26' Uhaul, let us know how many straps we'd likely need, the works. Come moving day, we got off to a rocky start. Jim's crew showed up a bit late, but then had to leave, grab packing materials (plastic wrap, picture boxes, etc.), and then come back. This led to a delay of an hour and change. The load itself took a couple hours longer than we were quoted due to staffing issues on their part too. Jim was around & helping until another gent could show up and assist, and that's when we really started to make up for lost time. To Jim's credit, he also worked with us on time, so we were not charged unfairly. He stuck to his word that he'd work with us, and as a result I will recommend him to friends in the Tucson area when they need moving assistance. All in all, these guys did a great job, but be sure that you have some flexibility to your moving day. If you've got a schedule to keep (as during a cross-country move, like ours was). You'll want to make sure you add some padding to your schedule, as if you're under a time crunch, this may or may not cause you problems.
  • Deborah G. May 14, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Very accommodating to my schedule of delivery and what I needed to have moved, which was not typical. The staff was on time, fast, and professional. I would use this service again and again, and recommend to anyone.
  • Cheryl C. May 12, 2016
    I chose Moving Buddies because they are listed on a top ten movers website. They are on that list for a reason. The scheduler repkied to my calls quickly. They fit me in on short notice. Dakota and Terry are the best movers I have ever used. They are friendly, fast and go the extra mile to make sure everything was done correctly. They were early and worked hard the whole time they were here. I highly recommend this company.
  • Josh E. May 11, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
  • Angel G. May 10, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Moving buddies were awesome!!!! They made sure that all our belongings were well prepared for the trip. Hard working team with great attitudes. Would definitely recommend!!!
  • Jeanine D. May 5, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I chose Moving Buddies because I was on a budget and their quote was the lowest. I described in great detail that we were moving many boxes and some furniture just 2 miles away. Moving Buddies said it would take about 4 hours. Well, I ended up paying twice as much money as the quote and it took more than twice as long to load and unload the truck. I had packed everything myself in advance and labeled every box that was fragile. I was very specific about a framed oil painting that I wanted it packed properly (because they were supposed to bring mirror/pictures boxes with them) and that I didn't want anything to happen to it. I was not watching when one of the movers crammed it into a box I had with another painting and a white board and made a dent in the canvas. He never put anything between the items and just left them sticking out of a box not fit for the pictures. When the owner called me to see how it went, I explained what had happened. He wanted to pay a visit but I was still unpacking for two weeks. I contacted him several time to let him know that he could come and see what items were broken from the kitchen boxes and I've never heard back from him. Apparently, he doesn't really care after all.
    Jim B. May 10, 2016

    Moving Buddies would like potential customers to know we did go out to Jeanine's house to do an investigation. Upon investigation of claims, we did find merit, we did take responsibility and compensated her for extra time and damaged items. Our office overlooked her last communication attempt, we had been in contact multiple times. We are not faulting crew and gave them extra training and review of policies when packing artwork. Customer is now happy and will recommend us. Unfortunately due to Thumbtack policy she can NOT update her review to reflect her satisfaction.

  • David M. May 4, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    On time.. courteous.. responsive and great jog. Will use them again in a couple of months. David
  • Dennis S. Apr 25, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    It couldn't have went any better and the price was GREAT. They were on time and busted their humps for 15 hours. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. d
  • Aidan L. Apr 15, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
  • Steven P. Apr 9, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Mr. Boer, runs first class buseiness. Complements to his employees I could have not found any finer men that Mr Boer has employed. I had everything works out with my family to move and at very last moment it fell through. Spoke to Mr Moer about getting some help same day just hours before I had to be out. The rest is history they took the time after completing 2 prior moves that day and took care of all my moving. Folks you just don't find this type of first class service these day but they proved me wrong. I would recommend them till pig fly. Thank To all of you, Steven Polito
  • Jessica K. Apr 2, 2016
    Great moving company!! Highly recommended.
  • Brian M. Apr 1, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Dakota and Terry were on time, and they were very helpful. They displayed care for what they were moving as well as where they were moving it too. They both displayed great attitudes and professionalism.
  • Tracey S. Mar 31, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    The entire team is polite, professional, helpful and understands their job thoroughly. Jim and his team went above and beyond to make certain our move was successfully handled.
  • Gustavo R. Mar 24, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    We needed to move a short distance, but had a lot of furniture. The 3-man crew showed up on time. They were very courteous and also very efficient. They completed the move ahead of the estimated time. Jim did a great job with that estimate. A piece of furniture suffered a small damage during handling, and the crew member pointed the issue right away and called immediately the office. They took the item with them to be repaired, and when they figured out that it couldn't be fixed, Jim offered to buy a similar one. He even put it together and delivered it promptly just a few days after the move. That's what I call top-notch customer service!
  • Sharon S. Mar 13, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Over the past few years I've had to utilize many moving companies. I've used 5 local companies and 1 company from Phoenix. I have not been overwhelmed by any of those companies. I was a bit gun-shy to use yet another moving company. If I could give Moving Buddies more than 5 stars....I would. They are absolutely AMAZING AND PROFESSIONAL!!!!! From setting up the appointment....to the team that came out....I am totally "wow'ed". I have more things to move this week and am requesting the same team again. I will never use another and highly recommend this company.
  • Buddy W. Mar 12, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
  • Ari M. Mar 12, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Very pleasant personnel.
  • Jenny R. Feb 18, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Thanks for the great move.
  • Chris S. Feb 16, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I was very impressed with the moving experience provided by Moving Buddies. In answer to my first inquiry, Jim was very responsive with quick and detailed replies - he then visited to check on exactly what was to be moved and provided a detailed estimate. On the day of the move, Tony and Ray could not have been more pleasant or more capable in their task. I've had dealings with many moving companies over the years, both long and short distance and I rate Moving Buddies as one of the best, if not the best. In one word - Outstanding!
  • Catalina S. Jan 27, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    The two men that unloaded my moving truck were pleasant, cooperative and did a very good job of unloading the boxes, etc. I'm glad I used a local moving company.
  • Christopher M. Jan 25, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Awesome moving company, would definitely hire again!
  • Denise R. Jan 19, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend this company!!! I was fortunate that they were available on a Saturday with only a few days notice. I saved HALF of what I would have spent for 2 guys at another company!!! They charged less and got the job done faster. (Another company in town quoted me $700 to $800 over the phone..Jim Boer the owner of Moving Buddies actually came out to my house on short notice and quoted me $540.) They got the job done in 4 hours for $375!!! Thanks to an extra discount for using Thumbtack. Jimmy and Tony arrived on time. They were very professional, courteous, detail oriented and fast. They moved us out of our 3 bedroom 2 story home into our new single story home very quickly. They worked very hard. They carefully wrapped and protected our furniture. They placed it exactly where we wanted it at the new home. This made unpacking a breeze. I cannot say enough nice things about this company! Thank you again for offering such great service at an affordable price!!!
  • Kris R. Jan 4, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Jeff and Tony were a wonderfully skilled team, great at problem solving, and thankfully patient with our process in helping us to do our office move right.
  • Amy R. Jan 3, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    We hired moving buddies to move our 2 bedroom apartment to a 2 story house on the AF base here in Tucson. They were available up until the day of our move to answer all of my questions give me quotes and always made me feel very stress-free! The day of our move didn't turn out as expected. We were told 2pm would be their arrival time. At about 130 we received a call telling us their morning customer had not told them the extent of their moving needs and what was suppose to be a 4 hour move turned into a 10 hour move. They winded up at our apartment at 645pm and was able to move all of our stuff into the tuck and onto base and be gone by 930! It was amazing how fast they worked once they arrived and how apologetic they were! As mad as I wanted to be that we had to wait so long for our move there wasn't much they could do! I was appreciative of the genuine and kind hearts they had and it made it easier for us to still enjoy our move! At the end of the day we got everything moved safely and efficiently and that's all you can ask! I am happy with our service! I will definitely recommend them to anyone and use them again myself! Thank you guys!
  • Rick H. Jan 3, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    They did a great job helping us pack for our move.
  • Rachel C. Dec 29, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Tony and Jeff were super professional, helpful with their suggestions, and they hustled without sacrificing precision and quality. Thank you Moving Buddies!
    Jim B. Dec 29, 2015

    Thank you so much for taking time to review us Rachel, we appreciate your feedback. We are so happy you were pleased with our crew! :)

  • Sharon M. Dec 19, 2015
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Jim and Jeff were awesome!!! They were quick yet very careful with my stuff. They listened to any concerns I had and addressed them. These guys never complained. I was moving out of my apartment on the 2nd floor and I have some pretty heavy, bulky furniture. They told me "no problem" and breezed through it. I will definitely use them again and refer them to my friends and family.
    Jim B. Dec 20, 2015

    Thank you very much for your review Sharon, we really appreciate that. We appreciate working with awesome shippers such as yourself :)

  • David H. Dec 6, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Excellent and fast. Didn't take as long as I thought.
    Jim B. Dec 7, 2015

    Thank you so much for your review David, we really appreciate it!

  • Brenda C. Dec 1, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    They were very professional. Took the time to wrap each piece of furniture to protect it from damage. I observed another company moving another tenant in the same complex and they did nothing to protect the item they were moving. They just stacked items on top of each other and moved it to their truck. Thank you moving buddies for being fast, efficient, and professional. Jun well done. Would definitely recommend.
    Jim B. Dec 7, 2015

    Thank you very much for your review Brenda, we appreciate that you noticed how we protect our customers furniture. :)

  • Mary M. Nov 17, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Courteous, efficient, speedy crew. They are true professionals. Oh, and very nice and fun! I'd not only hire them again but I WILL recommend them.
  • Bruce S. Oct 9, 2015
    Moving Buddies did an awesome job moving me to my new apartment. They hustled and had me moved into my 3rd floor apartment in 3 hours. I'm so happy I called them.
  • Magali M. Oct 7, 2015
    Moving buddies, wow they are great! Jim/Owner is a blessing, he worked with me and the movers were fast, respectful, courteous and they worked fást and were careful with my furniture. I recommend them to everyone. Try them you'll be happy you did!
  • Diana M. Oct 2, 2015
    Outstanding service, the crew was on time and careful with my possessions. They moved my 2 bedroom apartment in about 3 hours. Would definitely call again, 5 stars!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$80/hr + $80 Travel Fee for 2 men crew $120/hr + 120 Travel Fee for 3 men crew Local moves only (Tucson & surrounding areas) $3.00/mile Extended Service Area Travel Fee Fixed Rate Pricing Offered for Long Distance Moves (150 miles +) with Comprehensive Estimate
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Step 1: Comprehensive Estimate. This is one of the most critical components to a successful and satisfying move. It gives us the chance to educate our customers on the entire process, including: technical aspects of the move; ways we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs and budget; and it gives us the opportunity to analyze the job, and see what we are getting ourselves into. We don't like long drawn out moves so we are keen on understanding the manpower and equipment requirements before we undertake a job.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The owner and active General Manager Jim Boer has 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, and has fulfilled every position at many different moving companies before starting Moving Buddies.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
CEO/GM Jim Boer: "I was basically born into the Trucking Industry. My Dad was a LandStar Ranger (Oversized/Heavy Equipment, Flatbed/RGN Big-Rig Operator) for over 35 years. In plain English: we put big, heavy, awkward stuff on semi-trucks, and get it safely from point A to point B. The 3 main lessons I learned from my Dad are: Safety, Safety, and SAFETY! Needless to say, safety is our number one concern here at Moving Buddies
What types of customers have you worked with?
Health care providers, lawyers, local celebrities, high income families, low income families, realtors, businesses, governments, military, law enforcement, students, charities, schools, other moving companies, senior citizens, black, white, brown, purple, magenta, lavender, teal, and azure people! We have worked with EVERYBODY, except dead people.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We are very proud to be the moving company selected to move a beautiful baby grand piano that was donated by a local family to the Tucson High School Fine Arts Department. We were chosen because of our reputation. We donated our services, as well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Do Your Homework! Don't hire a company simply because they appear to be cheap. Dig a little deeper, and ask a ton of questions. Be skeptical, be critical, be informed. Don't make the assumption that a giant corporation is going to give you the best service. Independent companies typically rely more on their reputation to get work because they lack the advertising budgets that big name franchises and van lines possess. Your satisfaction is less important to these bigger companies because they know more sheep are bound to wander in.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Ask yourself this: Am I going to take the time to comprehensively tell this company everything there is to know about my situation, or am I going to summarize and leave out little details so that I can hear what I want to hear?