Budget Movers of Augusta

Augusta, GA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Over 100 years combined experience. Fair and reasonable.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Enjoy the business and meeting new people. Always a new challenge!

Location

Augusta, GA 30909

Years in business

7

Number of employees

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

145

Reviews

52 Reviews
  • Katharine B. Aug 7, 2017
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    So glad we hired Budge Movers of Augusta to unload our U-Pack trailer. It took the two movers a little over an hour to unload and bring everything into the house. Both were friendly and efficient. Would definitely hire again.
    Kelly Y. Aug 7, 2017

    Thanks so much!

  • Suzanne L. Aug 5, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Amazing! They had no problems and were extremely nice. Will hire again if we need movers.
    Kelly Y. Aug 5, 2017

    Thank you!

  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 4, 2017
    Kelly Y. Aug 6, 2017

    Thank you.

  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 2, 2017
    Kelly Y. Aug 3, 2017

    Thank you.

  • Kim F. Aug 1, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Kelly Y. Aug 3, 2017

    Awesome. Thank you.

  • Leah M. Jul 22, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    3 men moved a 2 story, 2 bedroom house into an apartment on the second floor, including a piano. They were prompt to show up, worked steadily, did quality work like wrapping pieces and tvs, were careful not to do damage, worked well with each other, and were polite and considerate. They completed the job in 5 hours. They worked very hard! I would highly recommend them, and would use them again!!
    Kelly Y. Jul 22, 2017

    That's great! They are hard workers. Thank you in advance for the recommendations.

  • Douglas G. Jul 11, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Everything was packed carefully, extra blankets, Guys worked very hard, 1 Very full truck with some very heavy items, I highly recommend them
    Kelly Y. Jul 11, 2017

    Thank you.

  • Courtney R. Jul 10, 2017
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    They arrived early and were very professional. They took great care of all my items and packed them very neatly and professionally. I wish more people cared and worked like these movers. I would absolutely use them again!!
    Kelly Y. Jul 10, 2017

    We are so glad everything went so well. Thank you for the review.

  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 10, 2017
    Despite arriving late, the office kept me well informed on their anticipated arrival. Once here, the crew worked promptly to unload the rental truck.
    Kelly Y. Jul 10, 2017

    We are sorry for the delay. Glad everything went well once they arrived.

  • Andrea S. Jul 3, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    They sent 2 men they were on t8me and got to work as soon as they arrived. They worked steadily and we were done in no time. I would definitely recommend them.
    Kelly Y. Jul 3, 2017

    Great! Thank you.

  • Ato M. Jun 15, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I have moved several times and across states with moving companies. In all , my experiences have been good. I have always used either United Van lines or two men and a truck. This time since I was moving just 5 houses away from my old home, I decided to use budget movers of augusta. The owner [ or so he says] came to our house to look at all our stuff - 4 bedroom house including stuff in closet and attic. since my wife and I are very busy and have a demanding 18 month old, I requested a pack and move. He gave me a quote, a date timeframe etc and left. by this time am thinking its a good deal. on the day of the move, I took a day off, wife had to be at work, and took kid to daycare. they show up with a small truck and 3 guys. Guys seem surprised they have to pack up stuff, I called the owner and he claimed the estimate did not include packing and that I was free to find another company to come and move me. Total BS with cheese all over it! After a lot of back and forth I started packing whilst they moved the bigger items into the truck Guess what truck was not big enough for our house. His answer: that's the biggest he has. This man came to our home and saw everything we had, said he had the truck for it which turned out to be a big LIE! HE is a total fraud. The move was horrible. Worse of all, his guys came to ask me for money for their lunch. THen owner calls as asks for some money so his guys can have lunch. IT was a horrible day. They left several things behind. I was desperate to see them out of there, not to mention the $200 that went missing from my wife's drawer . IF you are a single guy and have very few things, they may work for you but if you have a family stay away because he will say whatever to get the job and by the time you realize he cant do it, its too late and you are in a mess. STAY AWAY. FRAUDULENT GUY.
    Kelly Y. Jun 16, 2017

    We did a written estimate on 5/19 for his move 5/24. Estimated to take 7-8 hours. His move took 8 and price was $40 less then the estimate. A 26 foot truck was sent to the job, our largest, which can hold a 4BR home, the 3 men and the pads, and equipment to the move. If he was only moving 5 doors away...(which is incorrect it was down the street and around the corner and 17 houses away), the estimator ( who has been in this business for over 35 years would of estimated the truck we sent and a smaller one. He did not. Upon arrival of the crew, they discovered nothing had been packed. They called the office, the office requested to speak to Mr. Ato, explained to him that his estimate did not include us doing any packing, as he had stated to the estimator that he and his wife would be doing the packing and the section on the written estimate for packing is clearly X'd out to show we were doing no packing. The office explained to him that we could do the packing, but that would effect the estimated price and a normal pack and move of a 4 br home is a 2 day move. One to pack and one to move. He wanted another estimate. The office told him we would send the estimator back out to determine what it would cost, along with the boxes. Mr. Ato then stated no, he didn't want an another estimate, he took only that day off and he would pay what the price was. The office told him we would bring him boxes. Upon arrival of the boxes by the office, Mr. Ato, answered the door, we told him we had his boxes, and he promptly slammed the door in our face. If it was determined admist the move the truck was not large enough, we would of sent another one or made two trips since such a small distance at no cost to him. Office was never notified of such. Our guys NEVER ask for lunch, if they did, they would not be working here, and we would have received more complaints then this one, which we have not. The owner WOULD NEVER call a shipper and request they provide them lunch. That is just absolutely absurb, unprofessional and an outright untrue statement on Mr. Ato's part and again, we would have had a lot more complaints if that was the case. Guys are instructed to bring own lunches and drinks and to never ask shipper for anything of such sort, or they will no longer have a job. As for the money missing from a drawer, it is clearly stated on the estimate paperwork and the bill of lading that the shipper is too move anything of monetary value, explosives and important documents. This is the first time we are hearing of this and if this was the case, why didn't Mr. Ato contact the authorities. All our employees are subject to a criminal background check that they must pass in order to work here. I believe this to be another very untrue statement by Mr. Ato. We did our estimates the way we do on all that other moves, apparently Mr. Ato, thought he could get additional services without paying for them by doing the he said/she said game but as I stated before, we have a written estimate of what was to be moved. There was in no way anything fraudulent in any aspect of this move on our part. We would not be in business if what Mr. Ato, SAYS happened if that was the case.

  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 2, 2017
    Thanks
    Kelly Y. Jun 6, 2017

    Your welcome.

  • Tonya W. May 22, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Great experience. Will recommend to others.
    Kelly Y. May 22, 2017

    Thank you.

  • Monique M. May 8, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    That was the best $270.00 we could have spent. The movers made our move so much faster. They took special care with all our items and took precautions to ensure they did not damage our new home. They were polite and professional. Would recommend them to everyone.
    Kelly Y. May 8, 2017

    Glad everything went great! Thank you for the recommendations.

  • Julie B. May 2, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Great job!!
    We will definitely use Budget Movers again. They were right on time. Moved everything we needed them to. The movers were very friendly and polite. They moved from our old home to the new home in the allotted time we were quoted. They laid runners down so they didn't track on any of the floors. Great job!!!
    Kelly Y. May 2, 2017

    Awesome! Thank you.

  • Robert M. May 1, 2017
    Hot Tub Moving
    Verified Review
    Couldn't get anyone to move my hot tub. Budget sent a whole crew and it was done in less than an hour.
    Kelly Y. May 2, 2017

    Glad we could accommodate! Thank you!

  • Mary A. Apr 28, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    We hired Budget Movers of Augusta and were highly satisfied. The guys did an awesome job ! Would hire again.
    Kelly Y. Apr 28, 2017

    Great! Thank you for your business.

  • Michael W. Apr 24, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Movers did an excellent job and they were professional and fast. They handled everything well and we're respectful of our things. We would definitely recommend them to others.
    Kelly Y. Apr 25, 2017

    Thank you

  • Felix D. Apr 15, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Good quality service
    Good quality service
    Kelly Y. Apr 17, 2017

    Thank you.

  • Timothy L. Apr 7, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    They Gave me same day service!
    Great Service. Needed same day and they were there. Great Job .
    Kelly Y. Apr 10, 2017

    Glad we were able to accommodate. Thank you.

  • Jasmin S. Mar 29, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Wonderful!
    The moving team was phenomenal. They were prompt, careful & beyond efficient. I will definitely be scheduling another move with Budget and will recommend them to others who may be in need of a moving service. Thanks so much for taking some of the stress associated with packing/moving off my shoulders.
    Kelly Y. Mar 29, 2017

    Awesome! So happy everything went great! Look forward to the referrals and repeat business. Enjoy your new home.

  • Taylor D. Mar 5, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Great service on day of move
    We had a great experience with this company! The only thing that could have been a little better was the fact that I set the date on Thumbtack and no one ever got back to me about the time. Apparently you must call to complete the request and verify info, but no one told us that until we called (due to unanswered messages on Thumbtack regarding time). Perhaps this was on us and an improper understanding of how Thumbtack works though. Not sure. The overall job they did was fantastic though, and very timely.
    Kelly Y. Mar 6, 2017

    Taylor I am glad everything ran smooth for your move. Sorry for the misunderstanding but yes when we give a quote we do not know you have hired us until it is marked so. Then we will call you and get the details of your move. Just happy everything worked out. I know moving can be stressful and hope you don't have to do it again anytime soon but if you need us again please give us a call. Thanks for the great review! Cathy

  • Cathy M. Feb 22, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    In-town move
    They provided in-town moving services from an apartment to a house. The guys were friendly and hardworking, and they were very careful with our belongings.
    Kelly Y. Mar 6, 2017

    Very happy all went well. Please don't hesitate to call us again if needed. Cathy

  • Gerald L. Feb 17, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    The best moving company I have ever dealt with.
    I was very pleased with Daniel and Austen's handling of my things. They were on time and were very likeable, well mannered young men. These two young men were fast and officiate at their job. I would hire these movers again. I will also recommend Budget Movers of Augusta to my family and friends. Thank You
    Kelly Y. Mar 6, 2017

    Thank you Gerald for the great review! I am glad everything ran smoothly. If you need us again please don't hesitate to call us. Cathy

  • Delores B. Jan 30, 2017
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Smooth Move
    The young men that came to move me where on time and went to work right away. They were careful with my things and moved me quickly. The only issue I had was with the home office, they were not clear in how the payment worked and did not explain the process. I wanted to pay using my card as it was easier for record keeping. I had to work while they were moving so, I couldn't call in the payment right away so I had not so nice message left on my phone. I had no intention of stiffing them. I would had been willing to pay up front. I am not taking stars off the rating because the move was smooth and I would use them again, but I would ensure that we had clean understanding about payment.
    Kelly Y. Jan 31, 2017

    I'm sorry you were not made clear on the payment procedure. It should have been made clear to you that the payment is due at the end of the move. Really happy that your move went well.

  • Bridget J. Dec 29, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    CALL THIS COMPANY! THEY WERE GREAT!
    Terrific experience! My move was set up soon after I called. I was contacted the day before to confirm my appointment. I was called when the movers were headed my way. They arrived right at the time scheduled. Chris and Kishan did a wonderful job. Did not waste time. Were careful with my things. Professional yet very warm and courteous. Seemed happy to help me! I will call Budget Movers again and I will asks for Chris and Kishan. Thank you.
    Kelly Y. Dec 29, 2016

    I am so glad everything went so well for you and your move. Please don't hesitate to call if you need us again.

  • Gemmarie L. Nov 14, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Satisfied customer
    They arrived within the time window they mentioned. They were careful in moving everything from our apartment to the new home. They moved the furnitures inside the designated rooms and even offered to assemble the bed frames, which I politely declined since I I dont know yet where things needed to go. The movers (Chris and John) were nice and respectful, but if I have a comment, it's for Chris. Everytime I walk by, that mover kept on sighing and complaining that his job is hard or leans on the stair railing and touch his back and kept on saying "are you going to take care of us?" for furnitures that I requested to be moved that I failed to mention during the walk through. I was planning to tip them well anyway even if he didn't do those. But overall, I was pleased with their job and will use them again if needed.
    Kelly Y. Nov 14, 2016

    I am really glad that for the most part you were pleased but I apologize for Chris's behavior and someone will speak with him about that. That is not like him and again I am sorry that happened.

  • Bonnie E. Nov 11, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    so disappointed in this service and the company they suggested
    They said they would call the day before to setup details of the move, never called or called me back and never showed up for the move.
    Kelly Y. Nov 11, 2016

    We called numerous times and left messages the day before. A time was not set up on initial booking that you wanted us to arrive, we do not send the guys in to work or out on a job without contact. We never heard from you. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  • Rafal K. Nov 9, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Good service, may need more work on communication
    Scheduling seemed difficult and once scheduled there was still confusion on the day of the move. Otherwise the service was good.
  • Kimberly P. Nov 2, 2016
    Fitness Equipment Assembly
    Verified Review
    5 stars Home Gym
    On time. Did a terrific job.
    Kelly Y. Nov 3, 2016

    I'm glad everything went well. If you need us again, please don't hesitate to call. Have a blessed day!

  • James M. Jul 31, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Very happy. On time and worked hard.
    Kelly Y. Aug 12, 2016

    Great!

  • Elise B. Jul 26, 2016
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    They did a great job unloading our moving truck. They called a few days before to confirm and came on time to unload. They unloaded quickly with no damage to furniture and helped set up bed and unwrapped all furniture from packaging. Very good job! Thanks!
    Kelly Y. Jul 27, 2016

    I am glad that everything went great. If you ever need us again please don't hesitate to call. Have a blessed day!

  • Danielle R. Jul 24, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    They unloaded my professionally packed 24' truck in 2 hrs! They were nice, polite and hard working. Great price too! I will definitely recommend them and we'll use them again next time I have to move.
    Kelly Y. Jul 25, 2016

    Great! Glad everything went well!

  • Alexander G. Jul 12, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    On time, were very pleasant to work with and efficient with the move.
    Kelly Y. Jul 18, 2016

    Awesome! Thank you.

  • Emily I. Jun 22, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Kelly Y. Jun 28, 2016

    Thank you.

  • Charles D. May 6, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    The crew was on time and worked diligently. They were however a little rough in handling some of the furniture. Outside of that issue they did a good job.
  • Debbie F. Apr 26, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Our move was in a 25 mile radius. The movers were very professional. They were extremely careful with our belongings. Couldn't have asked for a more efficient team! Best experience ever with a move!
    Kelly Y. Apr 27, 2016

    Awesome! Thank you for your business.

  • Kelly M. Mar 7, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Last minute job and so accommodating.
  • Sydney R. Mar 4, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    I picked this company based on all of the good reviews, and was extremely disappointed. Likely one of the worst moving experiences I or anyone I know has dealt with. Despite the quote and conversation with movers specifically stating I needed a pack and move, they showed up on move day expecting only to move, and over the phone it was insinuated that the misunderstanding was my fault. Movers were courteous but extremely slow and inefficient, and I believe charged their break times as part of the final cost. Packing was done rather haphazardly, dishes were packed in a box that wasn't filled with no padding to fill extra space other than the paper they were wrapped in, and other boxes were also only partially filled. They packed things I specifically requested not be packed by them and didn't pack everything I requested, leaving a whirlwind of a mess in an apartment that I needed cleaned out, including leaving broken pieces of our bedframe (not their fault, it couldn't be disassembled and we agreed it was a loss) on the grass outside the apartment instead of taking it to the end of the parking lot to the dumpster. They also left their own trash and completely overlooked the guest bathroom. Approximately a third of the boxes they packed were not labeled as to their contents, let alone what room they came from. Things were packed poorly in boxes, including open packages of cream of wheat and baking soda, which spilled everywhere in the box it was packed in (after they were told not to pack those for precisely that reason). Due to the misunderstanding of what services I needed, they had to come back the next day to finish packing and moving. The only positive thing I have to say about this experience is that the movers themselves were very nice and nothing appears broken. They didn't charge us for packing materials and only charged for transportation once, but considering the quality of service rendered (and not rendered), that really doesn't mean much compared to the high costs racked up by incredibly slow work. I would absolutely never recommend this company for a pack and move, and quite possibly not for just a move, either, considering they mentioned that it should have taken under three hours for just a move, loading and unloading, but once they began loading it still took at least five hours from then until they left our house (and that's moving a two bedroom apartment occupied by two people), and approximately ten hours total. This was my first experience personally using hourly movers, and it will likely be my last. Unbelievably bad and not at all worth the "non-negotiable" price. I don't normally leave reviews, but I feel that anyone hiring this company for their move needs to know that this type of poor service is a possibility, because I was shocked after reading all of the "quick, fast, efficient" reviews.
  • Jeffrey B. Jan 16, 2016
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    They were very professional even with a female spouse threatening to shoot male spouse. They moved quickly, they were done in less three hrs. Helpful in many ways
    Kelly Y. Jan 16, 2016

    Oh my. Here's to better days now that you are moved. Glad we could help.

  • Adam H. Jan 4, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    The guys showed up on time and got straight to work loading my belongings into my rental moving truck. They were careful and packed the truck efficiently.
    Kelly Y. Jan 4, 2016

    Glad everything went great! Thank you for your business.

  • Bailey C. Dec 21, 2015
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Movers were quick and packed everything nicely. No problems. I would use Budget Movers Augusta again.
    Kelly Y. Dec 22, 2015

    Awesome. Will look forward to hearing from you again if the need arises.

  • Chemiese H. Nov 19, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Professional and careful.
    Kelly Y. Nov 28, 2015

    Thank you.

  • Bernice M. Oct 9, 2015
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    I had a team of Jay and Chris. They were very professional and efficient. If I need more work done in the future I will definitely call and request the same team. Excellent service.
    Kelly Y. Oct 19, 2015

    Glad to here everything went well. Look forward to moving you again if the need arrives.

  • Andrew M. Oct 4, 2015
    Furniture Moving and Heavy Lifting
    Verified Review
    Very pleased with the job the guys did. Jay, Rod and Terrance aka "LL COOL J" we're very professional and loaded the trucks with great care. I will definitely use Budget movers again for any future moves
    Kelly Y. Oct 19, 2015

    Glad to here everything went well. Look forward to moving you again if the need arrives.

  • Megan A. Aug 4, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Nice job. Very friendly.
    Kelly Y. Aug 17, 2015

    Thank you.

  • Randall S. Aug 1, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Had these guys move my bedroom set. Chose them based on high reviews for a local move. I have an absolute nightmare of a mattress but they did great. Courteous, fast, nothing broken. All I can say is fantastic.
    Kelly Y. Aug 17, 2015

    Great. Glad we were able to accommodate such a difficult piece.

  • Michael B. May 3, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    My table was badly scratched and has to be replaced. Also the movers borrowed a drill bit and forgot to return it so now I am missing a piece.
    Kelly Y. May 4, 2015

    Michael, So sorry this has happened. This is the first we are hearing about this. Please contact the office (706-869-8454) so we can send someone out to look at the table and either replace or return your drill bit.

  • Arlinda H. Apr 10, 2015
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    We got off to a rough start but I was very happy with services rendered
  • James B. Mar 25, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    On-time, no wasted effort. Direct and professional. Would use again and reccomend highly.
    Kelly Y. Apr 3, 2015

    Thank you

  • Jaime S. Mar 12, 2015
    Local Moving (under 50 miles)
    Verified Review
    Budget Movers was great! 3 hours and done! Nice and polite employees that cared about their job. I definitely recommend.
    Kelly Y. Apr 3, 2015

    Thank you

  • Scott S. Mar 5, 2015
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    got the job done for a very good price. There were some issues but the owner took care of them in a very professional manner. Only big complaint was they were not on time for ever single appointment.
    Kelly Y. Apr 3, 2015

    We are so sorry things go delayed. Glad everything was ironed out.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
depends on where you are moving...under 50 miles is by the hour...over is by weight and distance.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Get all the information on their job to give them the best possible rate.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Have been in this business since 1989.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Family
What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly local in the Augusta, GA. However, we do offer services for the whole state of georgia. Can unload and load pods, uhauls in SC or do moves within homes.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are licensed, insured and bonded. Make sure they have the experience and equipment to do the job.