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Indianapolis Heavy Lifting Contractors

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Clean Cut Movers
4.9
from 163 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

Very friendly and professional! Had a heavy move I needed to do within a short time frame. Nick contacted me quickly with a competitive rate and the ability to do the move when it worked with my schedule. I would definitely use Clean Cut movers again as well as recommend to others!

QUALITY SERVICES.
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

Robert was quick to respond to my posting and had by far the best rate for the job (I needed a large, heavy desk moved from my garage to the office in the second floor of my house). He gave several payment options, was courteous, and was at my house within two hours of my posting! He called beforehand to confirm, scoped out the desk and the path to the office, and within fifteen minutes of his arrival the desk was moved right where I wanted it. I would definitely rehire him.

Zuguzu Services
4.6
from 136 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Akbar E.
Verified review

Tony and his team did an excellent job and even helped this old man move heavy pieces of furniture at a very modest charge. When I asked them if they could clean the upholstery of my sofa, they did it quickly and efficiently. The only thing they could not get rid of was a tough stain in my teenage daughter's room (I knew that was going to be a challenge for anyone). But they tried their level best to get rid of it. Appreciated the effort they made to remove it. Tony took a picture of that stain and said he would find someone to repair that piece of the carpet. I really appreciated the fact that he is looking into it. I would highly recommend these guys. They are courteous and efficient and get right to business.

B2B Moving
4.8
from 97 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
ANGELA J.
Verified review

These guys were on time and worked fast. I asked the two men to mainly focus on the heavy stuff that I couldn't lift, and they got it all plus all of my boxes... Excellent service, prompt, fast, and kind. I highly recommend and will be using them again next time I move.

You Move Me
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
Christie H.
Verified review

Keith & his team did a great job of moving a very heavy item upstairs with no damage. They were courteous, clean and kind to our family. It was very easy to set up an appointment since Keith was so good at getting back with me.

Neita Mover
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
M. M.
Verified review

I did a full residential move but only needed help with furniture and large/heavy items. I also had short notice and time restrictions. Andrew accommodated our schedules without hesitation. Justin and Austin showed on time for the job. Courteous, friendly, clean and professional! Not to mention patient w my 6 cats and protective dog. Their efficiency and excellent time management not only allowed them time to move what they were hired for but also able to get nearly all of the boxes and smaller items I had ready. I moved into an older two story w narrow, turning stair cases. They took great care protecting walls and furniture. They finished Right on time!!! Price is competitive and no hidden costs. Another great company proving local is better!

TR Contracting
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Traci M.
Verified review

Tony was great to work with! He and Alfredo were very professional and extremely careful while moving several large/heavy items. His pricing was also very reasonable. We will definitely use him again in the future. Thanks Tony!

Personal Touch Painting LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
Verified review

Our experience with Personal Touch Painting has been amazing! We decided to have our front livingroom painted, as we do about every three years. We have used different contractors before in the past, but this company had incredible reviews so before even meeting them I knew I would not be disappointed. They were on time for our first face to room meeting, and within 20 mins we had scheduled for the work to begin within two days with the scheduled completion of one 8 hour day. Keep in mind the room we had painted is the busiest, most visited room in the house at all times with the most furniture. Day of work again began with punctuality with Wesley and Justin arriving ready with all materials, and professionalism. I have never seen a painter previously care about the preservation of his clients belongings as Wesley did. These guys are the real deal!! Wesley recommended using BreakThrough paint by PPG, and honestly my room has never looked so good. Clean cut lines, vibrant color, and it really gives the room a brand new feel. Wesley and Justin put everything back in place, cleaned up work area and finished ahead of schedule by 3 hours. We were beyond impressed and have already scheduled for them to do additional work on our home. I will only recommend Personal Touch Painting moving forward.

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What do moving companies do?

Moving companies provide a range of services to help you physically move out of one residence and move into a new place. But moving companies can do so much more than just haul your belongings across town in a truck. The national average for moving company prices ($250-$350 per hour) reflects the range of services provided. Here are examples of all the ways moving companies can help:

  • Packing: Moving companies can pack your belongings for you. They typically charge a flat rate for both the box and the labor to pack the box. The more time-consuming the belongings are to pack, the higher the cost per box. For example, books could be $5 per box, linens $10 per box, and fine china and glassware $18 per box.
  • Specialty moving: Safely move a baby grand piano, a oversize aquarium, or other specialty items with the help of pro movers.
  • Storage: Many moving companies can store your belongings while you wait for a new home to be remodeled or closing of your new home to be finalized. If you’re moving long-distance, they often provide short-term storage free for a specific length of time, and a set rate after that (such as $60 per square cubic foot of storage space used).
  • Long-distance moves: No need to rent a trailer and move your things; a long-distance moving company can haul your belongings across the country for you. Typically they charge by the cubic foot for moves, with prices based on your destination.
  • Unpacking: Moving companies can even unpack your belongings for you after they have moved them. This is not as common, and will definitely increase the price, but can be helpful if you’re not able to tackle this task yourself.

How much does a moving company charge per hour?

When you’re ready to make a major move, it’s time to research moving companies’ prices. A moving company may charge on average anywhere between $25 and $100 per hour, per worker, for moving services. The price will vary with regional labor rates, local cost to do business, and the level of service the movers are providing. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a moving company is $250-$350 per hour. This price includes a range of pricing, from all-in service with four or more movers on site to standard hourly rates for one or two movers. Other factors that affect moving companies’ prices are packing, stairs (or elevators), and distance. For a full-service move, you pay movers to pack your belongings for you. You may pay for the cost of the moving boxes and an hourly rate per worker, and there may be additional charges for packing fragile items. Stairs will also add to your moving prices. Lifting and carrying boxes and furniture up and down stairs takes more time and creates more physical labor for the workers. Moving companies may charge flat rates for flights of stairs, such as $50-$70 per flight. A moving company may also charge a one-time fee for moving things via elevator, such as $75-$100. If parking is not accessible in front of your home or apartment building, there may also be an additional fee for the added distance to carry your belongings to the truck.

How much should you tip furniture movers?

Moving furniture is hard work and potentially dangerous unless you’re properly equipped. For anyone not ready to handle their heavy oak armoire alone, professional furniture movers can safely and efficiently move your items to another room in your house or across town as needed. The national average cost to hire heavy furniture movers is $150-$200 per hour. This rate could include multiple furniture movers working as a team to move items such as beds, armoires, billiards tables, pianos, shelves, tables, entertainment centers and more. Hourly rates can vary by region. If your furniture movers have arrived on time, done a great job, kept your home and belongings protected from scratches and dings, and completed the move as planned, a tip will be greatly appreciated. Moving companies suggest approximately 10 percent of the total bill as gratuity for those doing local moving jobs, which is also a good guideline for tipping heavy furniture movers. If the total bill for heavy moving was $100 and two workers were onsite, consider giving them $10 total, or $5 each for a job well done.

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much does it cost to move a one-bedroom apartment across the country?

Professional movers can handle the hard work of moving your one-bedroom apartment across the country for you. You can determine what your move will cost by learning the rate your movers charge per cubic foot and how they factor distance into the total cost. Cross-country movers typically charge based on your belongings rather than apartment size because that determines how much work they will have to do. For example, a studio apartment that is crammed full of things will take more work and moving truck space than the contents of a three-bedroom apartment with very little furniture.

Cross-country movers may also have varying rates, depending on where in the country you are moving. For example, a company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. A one-bedroom apartment costs approximately $1,500 to move across the country.

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