Q. " What was Britain called before it was named Britain?"
A. " First known name was ALBION,
That meant " white land." So called by Celts or Gauls,
presumably as they looked out toward the White cliffs
“Professional Local and Long Distance Moving”
Q. " What was Britain called before it was named Britain?"
A. " First known name was ALBION,
That meant " white land." So called by Celts or Gauls,
presumably as they looked out toward the White cliffs
hired 84 times on Thumbtack
We have been serving the entire SF Bay Area and beyond since 1986. We do full-service moving or just pieces. We can pack, move, and store your goods. We disconnect/reconnect appliances, beds, mirrors on dressers, and so on.
We provide a packing service for your whole house or just fragile items. We can deliver packing materials to you free of charge, and we will take back what you don't use.
We have a clean, modern and fully secure warehouse for your storage needs, and it is very affordable. Your items are inventoried and stored in sealed vaults.
We are fully licensed and insured. We are honest, hardworking, reliable, careful, and respectful. Our trucks are fully equipped, and we provide wardrobes for your hanging clothes.
There are no fuel charges or surcharges.
Time starts when we're at your door. There's free delivery of packing material, and we take back what you don't use. Check out our website.
The services we offer are the following:
* Local and Long-Distance Moving
* Storage, Long or Short Term
* Piece Moving
* On-Site Moving
* Furniture Dis/Reassemble
* Appliance Dis/Reconnect
* Time Starts at your door
* Same Rate on Weekends
* Drive Time on a Roundtrip Basis
* No Fuel or Surcharges
* Free use of Wardrobes
* Free Written Estimates
34205 Zwissig way Union City
Union City, CA 94587
Moving was ok but the work down was quite slow + driving time charge was 1.5 hours + break time cost us total 8+ hours for 5-6 hours of work. Also some damage while moving in and out. Hope they wrap some bulky furniture to avoid damage while on stairs.
The drive time was explained more than once, Google maps estimate 42 minutes from Warm Springs to North San Ramon in a car, it took 45 minutes in a fully loaded 28ft truck.
We did take a 5 minute break on the load and on the unload it was over 94 degrees in all fairness.
You kept us waiting for 15 minutes while you took a shower then another 10 minutes while you moved your cars from the driveway.
Everything was blanket wrapped and I dispute that there was any damage whatsoever you tried to pin the hole in the wall behind the dresser mirror from your last move on us.
My gut feeling was to walk away that morning but I didn't want to leave you stranded, I should have stuck to my gut feeling.
Steve and the boys did a great job, very efficient. Good to know a local mover to call upon from time to time.
Steven and his team showed up on time and moved quickly to move my things from a one bedroom apartment from Cupertino to a high rise in San Francisco. Rate was reasonable for a fairly short move (~4 hours).
They were on time, polite, accommodating, inexpensive, and very fast. I would highly recommend Albion moving.
The best. Top notch. They did a great job and were very efficient and took good care of our stuff. Well priced. I will and have already mentioned them to people.
Thanks Kevin for the great review of our service, Steve.
These guys were great. We asked them to move us into a new house, and upon arrival they immediately realized that I had underestimated the size of the job. They ended making two trips and worked late to finish the job. Their prices were also great -- the final bill was about 1/4 of what we were quoted by Mayflower.
Thanks David for the great review of our service, Steve.
They were great to deal with. They arrived on time, were very attentive to detail, kept track of their hours and were very professional. Would definitely hire them again!!!!!
Thank you Renee for the fantastic review, Steve.
Steve and his colleague were fantastic! They showed up on time, worked quickly and very efficiently. Albion had the best rates out of everyone I contacted and Steve would respond to any questions almost immediately. I'm using Albion next weekend so I can definitely say I'd use them again.
Thanks Mae for the very nice review of our service, Steve.
Great service, they came early, were very, very careful on how they carried/loaded/unloaded everything. Very professional, I'd hire them again.
Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Thanks for the four stars, Steve.
This company was amazing. Once we got everything packed we all realized this was going to be a bigger job than first anticipated. Steve and his crew came looked over the job and didn't not run away. Though I would not have blamed them if they did. Instead they got another truck, three more guys and proved to be most hard working group I have ever seen. Yes there was an extra charge for the extra manpower and truck but it was incredibly reasonable and disclosed. They were careful with our belongings, walls and flooring. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them to everyone. They were worth every penny and then some. Thank you for an amazing job!
Thank you Irene for the outstanding review of our service, Steve.
it was good and quick...
Thanks Amit for the review, Steve.
Team was extremely efficient, handling all items with great care.
Thanks Caroline for the positive review, Steve.
Very professional and arrived on time. They were very helpful and definitely up to the task, never took a break and finished the job timely. All my furniture arrived in excellent condition. These guys will go above and beyond to help you how-so-ever possible. Definitely recommend them, and will definitely use them again every time I move. Very well equipped and always ready for anything...VERY IMPRESSED.
Hi Shadi, Thanks for the very positive review, Steve.
Steve and Albion Moving and Storage did an outstanding job in helping us move a few large pieces of furniture, plus a few extra items, all with great care and efficiency. They arrived on time, were very nice, and had the best rate from all other places I got a quote from around the Bay Area. Would definitely use Albion again for any large moving jobs.
Hi David, Thanks for your great review of our service, Steve.
excellent very profosional and very accomodating .Stephen is very nice gentelman and prompt and i willreuse his company anytime .Prices reasonable .
Hi Mazin, Thank you for your review of our service, Steve.
Steven Ridgway was very responsive with my requests. Many thanks for the help from Steven and Albion Moving and Storage. -Advance Furniture
Hi Brandon, Thanks for the positive review, Steve.
This moving company is simply awesome!
Steven, Joe and the rest of their movers were very efficient,fast & handled all our furniture well. They were very polite, courteous and patient likewise.
Thank you Steven & Albion Moving for all your help & hardwork during our move. This team is highly recommended :) Keep up the good work!
Hi Lani, Thank you for your great review of our service, Steve.
We used Albion for a simple move (not much stuff), but they were fantastic. Arrived a little early, loaded up efficiently and helped us get all the furniture just into the right spot at the new place (even though that meant moving it around a couple of time when we could not make up our minds.) I would recommend them highly.
Hi Anita, Thank you for the very positive review, Steve.
Though the job got done it had an over-all unpleasantness about it. Boxes had instructions on which room they go to, but most of the things for the master bath and master bedroom are stuck deep in my garage. I have no bedding, pillows, alarm clock, or toothbrush.
On a positive note. They agreed to unload a trailer my father had driven over as my sister is moving in with me and they were very flexible about the date.
Thanks for the 5 stars Wendy, Steve.
=== SUMMARY ===
I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley living in a one-bedroom apartment. The idea of moving all my packed boxes and large pieces of furniture, like my sofa, entertainment center, and bookcases, was extremely daunting. Do I hire friends to help me move? Do I hire expensive professional movers? Do I do it myself and get one of those PODS? "Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!"
Steve and Joe from Albion Moving and Storage were able to move all my items into their truck and to their final destinations safely and quickly. Their truck was extremely large, so even the largest pieces had room to be properly lifted in and carried out.
What made me pick Albion Moving and Storage over other competitors at first was their cheaper hourly rate and their 2-hour minimum. Whereas most other moving companies require a 3-hour minimum, these guys only required 2 hours. In my head, I felt the job would only take 2-or-so hours, so this made the most sense.
Steve and Joe worked extremely quickly and efficiently, and the job legitimately took 3 hours. And that is great. It would have taken my friends and I all day (possibly two) to do everything these guys did in 3 hours.
Steve and Joe are extremely nice and awesome. They made sure they knew where each item was going (new apartment or storage) and got everything to its final destination quickly and with great care.
I am for sure going to be calling these guys again next time I need to move. This was my first moving experience living on my own, so I was extremely nervous. These guys put me at ease and have gained my trust. Thanks Steve and Joe!
=== DETAILS ===
They disassembled my dining table quickly and efficiently to have it all fit in my storage unit I was moving things to. They also let me purchase a sofa cover for $5 (very cheap compared to what the storage facility I was using charges for them).
I actually had two places I needed my stuff moved to: A storage unit and my new apartment. This was no problem for them. They put everything into their large truck, went to the storage unit, put in everything that went there, and then drove to my new apartment, where they moved in all the remaining items. I was afraid this "moving items to two places" thing was going to be a problem, but it was not at all.
They disassembled and reassembled my bed for me, which was very nice. They brought their own doorstops, and had all the equipment they needed to move even my heaviest piece of furniture (my entertainment center). They also have their own insurance, which is a very important detail when hiring movers.
The whole process with them took 3 hours. I already had all of my stuff in boxes and all the furniture empty and ready to be moved. All they had to do was move things from my apartment to the truck, and then from the truck to the new locations.
They were very efficient at putting the furniture into my storage unit. Had I been charged with storing the items inside, I would have done it in such a way where it wouldn't have fit. These guys assured me they could fit everything, and were able to make everything fit perfectly on their first attempt. (No rearranging was needed, they had already planned out what would go where as soon as they saw the storage unit and the space they had to work with.)
Definitely will hire again!
Hi Andy, Thank you very much for the awesome review, Steve.
Albion was great.
After finding them on thumbtack I called and asked them about our planned move. They gave us an estimated time, talked through the things we could do to help, and said they'd be there at 10am on moving day.
A week and a half later at 10am exactly they knocked on our door. The whole move went great, they moved our TV, a custom built computer and many other things we had trouble packing.
It turns out they had to share an elevator at the new building, which slowed them down a bit. Had this not been the case I think their original estimate would have been spot on. Even with this slow down it wasn't that far off.
On top of that their rates are very reasonable.
Go with Albion.
Hi Cosmo, Thank you very much for the great review, Steve.
How often does anyone ever BRAG about how good their movers were!? I mean, normally it's a difficult experience at best, an exceedingly stressful time... and generally filled with so much upheaval, loose ends and countless details. The concept itself explains the least grounding exercise you've ever been through. You are literally in the process of MOVING your existence. Even if its 1 continent.. or 1 mile away.
Now imagine an experience where the folks executing this ridiculous exercise ARE grounded, are unbelievably skilled in what they do, exude an incredible confidence in moving your Mount Rushmore -- rock by rock, as it is!... and do it all with no bull----, no whining... and an Old World work ethic you almost never find anymore!
THOSE folks are Steven Ridgway and Albion Moving and Storage!
Steven and Albion moved my ridiculousness 2 weeks ago... and I truly have not stopped talking about what an amazing job they did. So much so, that people I have spoke to have already hired them for their move!!
I'm in my 50s, with 5 decades of "stuff" (as the famous George Carlin routine goes!) with 2 teenage boys, 2 dogs and a girlfriend (in a separate location) that Albion moved into another (bigger) home in the same city. I take a lot of pride in my designer furnishings and did my best researching and choosing the right company for the job.
I knew 10 minutes after meeting Steven at our initial move assessment, that he was the guy. I come from the Midwest (Chicago) and over the years I've further developed the darn good BS Meter I was born with. I truly felt nothing but Green Lights from Steven from the very start -- and it stayed that way the entire process!
I had a complicated Close of Escrow... and Steven stayed right with me through all the stops and starts. And when it was finally time to go -- Steven and Albion Moving were right there, right with me... right on time. And they moved my existence with incredible skill, expediency and (like I said) confidently. Once the process started, there was no negotiating, no complaining, no hand wringing... just men getting the job... DONE!!
I can't put it any simpler. Moving sucks. The entire process sucks. Steven and the Albion guys were my Shining Beacon in the heat of that battle. And I am unconditionally appreciative for that.
Stop looking for the right guys for your next move. They're right HERE! Albion Moving and Storage.
Hi Rick, Thank you for the outstanding review, Steve.
Steve and Joe were excellent! Professional and friendly. They worked together in perfect timing. It was the easiest move I have ever had and the price fit my budget perfectly! Thank you Steve and Joe!
Hi Don, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Hi Eileen, Thanks for the 5 stars, Steve.
Albion will be the first company I call the next time I need assistance with a move. They showed up on time, moved fast and furious - but with great care. Their rates were reasonable and i was especially pleased with their skill in assembling furniture. They were a pleasure to work with - from the initial planning of the move to the final box delivery. Excellent service!!
Hi Donna,Thanks for the awesome review, Steve.
Not friendly at all.....left a lot at my old house because it was not in boxes....had to drive all the way back with my disabled daughter to retrieve the rest of my things...was not happy with the service I received
I have thought long and hard about how to respond to this negative review and I think I will let our reviews speak for themselves as to our friendliness and work ethic.
Very friendly and professional, great attention to detail, and we'll equipped . We would highly recommend them!
Hi Jackie, Thank you for the very nice review, Steve.
We are very happy with Steve's work. He was very accommodating regarding setting up a time that worked for us. He showed up exactly on time. & he and his assistant worked very hard to (and succeeded in) accomplish(ing) our job. We definitely got our money's worth & highly recommend him.
Hi Norma, Thanks for the awesome review, Steve.
I would absolutely recommend them. I had two locations moving into one apartment. One from SF --> Redwood City, and the other from Mountain View --> Redwood City. While other companies gave me a quote to move both apartments in one day, Steve was the only one to suggest that we move each apartment on two separate days (which meant I didn't have to pay for the drive to and from MV and SF), and his quote was much lower than what the others companies gave me. They were on time both days (15 mins early, in fact), and were very quick and careful with our items.
Hi Megumi, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Steven was very easy to work with and professional. The move was flawless and timely. I had a snag with closing a loan on time so Steven worked with me on a back-up plan. Fortunately it was not needed and everything went without a hitch. I would use Albion again and recommend to family and friends.
Hi Dan, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
They showed for the job on time. Took very good care of my goods. Everything went very smoothly. Completely no drama or aggressive upsale attempts.
Hi Slawek, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
I highly recommend using Albion Moving and Storage! Steve and Joe were great movers. They were on time, quick, and knowledgable about the best way to move / pack our furniture. Our move was particularly difficult given the location (3rd floor apartment and far from storage location) and they were still able to complete the move in their estimated / quoted time with ease. Would definitely use them again in the future!
Hi Pricilla, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
We had a wonderful experience moving with Albion Moving. Steve came out and have us an estimate with a guaranteed of no additional charges. He and Joe arrived on time for the move, and proceeded to work hard for the duration. My husband was amazed at how hard they worked from start to finish, and he's not easily impressed. When placing the furniture in the new space, they took care to match up mirrors with the correct pieces, even when they hadn't been together previously. We had no damage, and it was a pleasant experience start to finish. I would use them again.
Hi Susan, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
They were early, easy to work with, and excellent at putting my stuff in the space in an organized fashion. It was simple to set up an appointment and they confirmed my address. Great work!
Hi Amanda, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Fantastic experience! On time, very efficient, vert nice :) Would definitely use them again and will definitely recommend them to a friend!
Hi Morgan, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Albion movers were great! They were on time, worked hard and were also very careful and conscientious with our things.
We highly recommend them as they were honest and nice to top it off!
Hi Vanessa, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Albion Moving and Storage was fantastic! You couldn't ask for more. They were are on time, courteous and did an absolute great job with carefully placing boxes in the right location. I will definitely use Steve and Albion in the future.
Hi Bridget, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Simply Excellent. I had to break up my move across several days and they were exactly on time. They also believe they are there to help you move, not just carry boxes. They eagerly helped me with some last minute packing. And they are quick. A whole bunch of moving can be accomplished in just a few hours and you are never surprised with a flat rate. Thanks guys!!
Hi Gary, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Steven and his employee were very prompt and knew their stuff! Loading went very well, and nothing was treated roughly. After reaching the storage space, they began unloading. It was very hot weather, but they didnt stop unloading until the job was done. We are very pleased, and would hire them again.
Hi Kathleen, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
The Albion guys were awesome! They did a same day move across the bay, took great care of all my stuff, and we're cool and friendly. Price was great too. If I move again, I will be calling Albion. Thanks again guys!
Hi Andrew, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
4 men came for 2 days on time and in the guaranteed price.
They worked well and we have a lot of heavy wood furniture, so
it was a challenging move. Quality of work was excellent and
they changed locations of furniture as we needed. Only a minor problem of a scratch near the front door.
Hi Fred, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
They were amazing! Such hard working movers! Let me just say that it is extremely hard to find this type of a hard working company so focused on coming in and just getting right down to business! LOVED THEM! five stars!
Hi Sandra, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
Working with Steve and Albion was very easy. Steve was responsive, his quote was accurate, and the actual move was quite easy. I have moved quite a lot over the years, mostly corporate cross country moves. This was the first move that I didn't have to worry over. Steve's understated and no-nonsense approach gave me assurance that I was being taken care of in the most professional manner. I would recommend Albion to anyone without reservation and would use them again!
Hi Anthony, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
We are a home interior company and one of the services we provide is Home Staging. We hired Albion through Thumbtack and they were great! Available with short notice, even on a Sunday, on time and Steven and Joe worked quickly and efficiently! Both were very pleasant and helpful...even when I asked them to move a few things around! Thanks guys and see you on Tuesday...already hired them again! Thank you Thumbtack.
Hi De Layne, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
These guys were awesome. They were at my house early, they were extremely efficient. We had three flights of stairs and they got everything in. Would definitely recommend them!!!
Hi Shelly, Thanks for the great review, Steve.
A. We are honest hardworking trustworthy and punctual we have over 60 combined years of experience in local and long distance moving. We have the best equipment available and take great pride in our work.
A. If you are doing your own packing you should buy moving boxes, they are a uniform size and save you time. Also the time saved on moving them will save you money that will pay for the boxes. Mark them clearly which room you want them to go to this will also save time.