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Johnny On The Move, INC.
4.3
from 314 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 594 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin B.
Verified review

Julio and Ray were awesome. I had a difficult situation with other movers after they did not show up on time. and they were great at helping me out at the last minute. They were super hardworking and fast and I was impressed by how quickly they were able to move everything down my stairs. They also had a difficult situation with the freight elevator because my building I was moving into was going to close the freight elevator before they were done, but they improvised and got everything up super quickly. They were very kind and super efficient. I don't know what I would have done without their help!!!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

Keep It Up
4.8
from 201 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

These guys were great for my move. Wasn't moving far, but needed help with some heavy lifting. They did not let the 80+ degree heat or 3 - floor walk up get in their way. Very effective use of time and great deal for the services offered. Would hire again!

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Motion Transports
4.9
from 181 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
Verified review

They were on time, incredibly fast and really nice guys. They even helped move some furniture out of the place we were moving into before moving our stuff in. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for movers!

  • 7 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Antonette D.
Verified review

Melvin and his team were wonderful and fast! They got me moved out of my old place and into the new place in two hours... start to finish! They were all very nice and polite. They disassembled and reassembled my bedroom furniture with no problems and even showed me how to do it for future reference. If you are looking for a reasonable priced, no hidden cost, local moving company that will come in and get you moved with no problem I would recommend Melvin and Safehands Movers and Delivery System. A. Doyle

  • 9 years in business
  • 407 hires on Thumbtack
Edsel M.
Verified review

The service: Moving out of my 22nd floor condo building apartment in downtown (Streeterville) Chicago to the far north suburbs of Illinois (Winthrop Harbor), with the estimated distance of just under 60 miles, thanks to a little basic research using Google Maps. Details of the Moving (items, boxes, etc.): -8 fully-loaded boxes containing clothes, linens, important books/documents, securely-wrapped kitchen ware (eg, glasses, plates) and small household appliances. The average size of the box was either 20x20x20 or 22x22x22. -3 different sized tables including. I didn't get a chance to disassemble one of them thinking i'd just leave it behind. As for the other two, I took the time to disassemble the legs which I then tucked away underneath the table tops and taped securely in place, thinking I could try to make things easier for the movers by making the process as efficient as possible. -4 pairs of neatly stacked chairs (total of 8 chairs, altogether). -1 antique two-person sofa with a heavy-set wood frame that you simply can't take apart. -1 queen-sized bed including mattress, box spring and frame (which I thought I'd also leave behind). -2 blue storage bins loaded with cook ware and smaller electronics/portables -some accessory items including a tall, long-standing light fixture and a vacuum which I thought about leaving behind as well. -2 overly-filled open-top boxes with trash and garbage -a wine rack and dresser which I actually donated to one of the building maintenance people instead of trashing it Why I chose Apex over four top-rated professional moving companies that I researched about on yelp, google and from word of mouth: Because I was a little pressed with time, I used Thumbtack for the first time and saw a few moving companies reach out to me with pretty reasoable offers. For someone who has moved around quite often, I've learned to do whatever you can to make it easier for the movers from the time of pick-up to the actual drop-off. With that said, I don't always believe in hourly-paid services regardless of industry. There are those who milk the system, providing little service but know how to turn a profit. As a customer, I just wanted to keep it straightforward and honest. I called around, asked for quotes and questioned exactly where each of my hard-earned dollar goes towards. I noticed most places charging hourly rates, sometimes sending over 2 or 3 people to do the job. I also noticed most places charging for 2 or 3-hour minimums. Expecting to pay at the very least, $250-375, I certainly couldn't see myself forking up anything over $650. That's just how it goes. So, I tried my best to make the process very efficient, for my sake as a customer. I kept everything straightforward. I explained exactly in detail what I was moving, how many people I felt could get the job done effectively and what my price point was set at. With that said, I also knew that it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes in driving distance from downtown Chicago to Winthrop Harbor on a good day. To get the most value, I looked at ways to save time on the loading. I had the building manager assist by reserving the elevator to facilitate moving efforts. From the way I looked at it, I couldn't see this taking any longer than 4 hours at most including the driving itself. So I reached out to Adam from Apex, explained my situation and asked about the $100 flat-fee for travel, which included the truck and the distance. I wanted to take advantage of that especially after other places were trying to mark up their prices by playing into the "well, there could be traffic..." and suggesting that it could take up to 5-7 hours, which I thought was a bit ridiculous. When I called Apex, Adam realized that I wasn't messing around. I told him that I really didn't want to spend more than $500 or so. I also told him I didn't think 3 people would be necessary for the job. Realistically, I knew this would take probably 3.5-4 hours altogether so I wanted to be fair and said I'd be willing to pay $450 to get the job done. He was more than receptive to the idea especially even after I reminded him that I'd be fine with paying a little more if needed. So I just finished up with the move-out today, which went better than I even expected. The two gentlemen had arrived at the loading dock, at least 15 minutes ahead, called me to inform me and even communicated with the building manager directly to coordinate the use of the elevator. These guys were very professional and even down-to-earth. We probably could've chatted for hours but we both realized how important it was not to waste each other's valuable time. I felt awful for jam-packing boxes to full-capacity and asking if they could be kind enough to help with the last minute request in throwing the trash out. Even when I hesitated about taking the bed, the sofa and table, they were so encouraging and helpful, making it all work out. They even disassembled the bed frame and treated each and every item with care, which I appreciated. The move itself took just about 4 hours. For the service they provided, it was definitely worth the $450. Everyone has been accommodating with any of my needs and requests. They're very professional and respectful. Most importantly, they were very open and honest, not worrying about getting the run-around that others would easily take advantage of. Thank you again to everyone at Apex for all your help, making it such a painless move. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hardworking moving company. And if anyone truly wants to know that I am not fabricating my story, you can certainly reach out to me by email. Ed Mangubat email: closetchef@secretsofaclosetchef.com

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TLF Services
4.9
from 143 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

Ollie and his helper Michael were so friendly, careful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend hiring them for any of your moving needs. I will be saving their contact information if I need help moving again in the future. They moved two very strong pieces up three flights of stairs.

Alliance Moving & Storage
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Dale W.
Verified review

Alliance was on time and relentless with their work ethic. I mean, there were four guys moving as a one unit at all times. In all honesty, I believe the move should have taken 7-8 hours, as they initially suggested. However, they did it in 5.5. And they actually cared about the property the moved it out of, the property they moved it into, and the furniture itself. Best moving experience yet.

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Bacues Billiards
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mitral S.
Verified review

From the time the pick up was scheduled, Jason kept in touch. Kept me updated when he will come pick up the table. Moving was very professional and they took care that none of my walls were scratched in the move. He also refelted the table making it look like new. Highly recommended

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  • 2 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer S.
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The Specialtists Moving Services were excellent. They were professional and prompt and provided great service. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
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Brianna C.
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The team did an amazing job! They were very professional, well prepared and great to work with all day. I interviewed a few moving companies and Chicagoland moving and storage was by far the best choice!

We Got You
4.8
from 72 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Nyshadam M.
Verified review

They were great. We had a hicup in moving on a weekend and had to reschedule and Joe was completely accommodating. On the day of moving Joe and another mover were on time and even helped pick up the u-haul. We had about 15 medium and heavy duty boxes along with some basic furniture and they helped load everything in 45 mins and was done very carefully. I would definitely recommend these guys for accommodating us even 1 day before we moved and being super easy to work with.

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Quality Piano, LLC
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

Movers were professional, came prepared with appropriate moving equipment, and moved our upright efficiently and safely without damage to piano or surroundings. The price was a little higher than we expected for such a quick/short move from front hallway to garage. However, we would recommend this company to anyone who desires experienced professionals.

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Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anusree C.
Verified review

We are very impressed with the professional team of Pinhead Piano . They did an excellent job of moving the piano, right from arriving( before)on time, inspecting and planning the move , making sure that neither property nor piano gets any damage and getting it to our house. Such a stress free move , we will definitely recommend Pinhead Piano for their awesome piano moving services. Anusree

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  • 118 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rod B.
Verified review

Extremely professional and did a great job moving and installing pool table. Replaced pool table felt to look brand new and leveled the table to perfection. A+++

Granat Labor LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Latrice M.
Verified review

From the time I talk to garret on the phone to the two men that moved me I was impress with the professionalism and the quickness on them moving me. I would definetly recommend there services!

In Demand Movers LLC
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Anna M.
Verified review

We were moving a two bedroom from one third-floor apartment to another third-floor apartment, and these guys were incredible. Efficient and quick but also VERY careful and clearly conscious of the fact that they were holding important pieces of our lives in their hands. 10/10 will recommend to everyone I meet for the next several weeks.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Ronald B.
Verified review

As stressful as moving into a new state is, the movers and the communication I received from the employees were truly great and eased a lot of my stress. They were quick, clean and efficient in moving my items and no damage was caused overall. Overall I had a great experience with ASAP Movers and would definitely suggest them to friends and family for their quality and fast service.

  • 7 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
Verified review

I hired two Bellhops for two hours to help me move out of my storage unit onto the moving truck. Having the extra hands helped to alleviate any stress of moving and they did all the heavy lifting. The entire process was expedited because of their assistance.

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Antonio
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristen F.
Verified review

All went well with moving a piano!

Smart Moving USA
4.1
from 30 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Ingrid C.
Verified review

I'm glad I went with Smart Moving. On time. Professional. Knowledgeable. They have my recommendation!

Falcon Moving, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

I was referred to Jason by my leasing consultant when I was planning a move to my current apartment back in June. Jason is very friendly and detail-oriented. He came to my old apartment and did an estimate, he clearly explained the breakdown of the estimate. I must say he and his team went above and beyond. The one and only elevator at my new place was under maintenance during my move, Jason did not charge me extra for that. He did most of the leg work moving my furnitures and boxes up 4 levels! I bet he lost couple lbs after that day hehe! Without him and his team, my move would not have been that smooth and efficient. That was why I referred him to my friend in July, and I am sure they took great care of her! Thank you once again for all the hard work, Jason! You guys are more than amazing! I will definitely recommend you to my friends, and if I move again, you are definitely my go-to person!

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