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They move swiftly as a team. Not one item damaged (0). I have moved several times even internationally and no one comes close to this company. Work ethic, efficiency, and professionalism are far and above anyone i have dealt with in the past.
- patricia J.
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When I initially signed up for moving service the company was very responsive. I selected them because a friend had used and really liked them and because of Angie's List reviews. The movers showed up on time and loaded everything very quickly. My issue was that one of my bed frames was damaged beyond repair. While it was an Ikea frame (and they do say on their site that they are not reposnsible for damage to Ikea furniture), I had disassembled it so only flat pieces would be moved making it easier and safer for the frame. One side of the frame was cracked during the move and the only way I could see this happening was if it was banged into something or dropped. I assume that the loud crashes I heard upstairs when they were moving things out of the house had to do with handling the frame. I contacted MTB to let them know what happened, said I understood that they wouldn't be responsible for the damage, but wanted to let them know that the "careful" moving mentioned on their web site may not have happened. While Ikea furniture is not the most durable, poor handling doesn't help. After receiving no response I contacted them twice more. I never heard from them. I consider it very poor customer service to ignore a client. I would have appreciated a
response letting me know they heard my concern and would try to do better in the future. Because of how they handled things when I mentioned a less than perfect move, I would not recommend them to friends or use them again. If you can't expect a response when you aren't asking for reimbursement, what can you expect when something is their responsibility?
- Laurel M.

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All I wanted was a
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move from my small 1 BR apartment to a house we bought in the same city, about 2 miles away. Although the actual movers themselves seemed to a good job packing (we packed some stuff ourselves beforehand), loading and 2 weeks later unloading (different crew), I cannot recommend this company to anyone due to their deceptive and borderline extortive practices.
The company was very prompt in providing an estimate that outlined that 3 hours was the minimum work, that travel time was an extra hour fee, and that packaging materials were not included in this estimate and were an extra fee. The estimate also said that "loading and unloading" were included in the estimate and that "labor time starts when we arrive at pick up location. Time finishes when we are done working at destination." Although I knew to expect paying extra for the boxes they provided, the price was excessive--, e.g., $50 for packing tape. Then after they've loaded the truck, they bring you a bill will all these extra fees and labor costs. When I called the representative and explained my dismay to a 3 hour job + 1 hr travel time (again, given up front in the estimate) turned into being billed for 5.5 hours, he explained that the 1.5 hours is "implicit" in moving quotes. When I pointed out that the quote includes "loading and unloading," and I would be happy to pay the original quoted estimate since I didn't use any additional labor, he repeated the same thing and then threatened to unload the goods or take them to a 3rd party storage facility (it was 7pm) at this point. With the threat of having my household goods abandoned on the street, I said ok, and then please give me a FULL estimate of when it will be dropped off.
Fast forward 2 weeks to delivery at the house. I have my estimate in hand and understand the process: 3 hours minimum labor plus the travel fee. So then the truck shows up 2.5 hours late, with a different estimate in hand, with an added "loading labor cost" charge. The company demanded that we settle these additional costs while they had my goods at their mercy. So I called the same representative, and explained my dismay again. This time I explained that he prepared the estimate for the delivery that did not include this charge (he created all the estimates), he explained that it was his mistake but that he wouldn't waive the additional charge. I said I'm sorry that he made a mistake, but I was happy to pay the original delivery estimate. He explained that the crew had loaded the truck and it took an hour, I said I understand but that is included in the 3 hours, not a separate charge (the crew spent less than 2 hours on site unloading). He then became rude and unprofessional saying I seem to have "understanding" problems and maybe it extends to life in general. I said that the words on your estimates matter, and you can't show up on someone's doorstep with new charges to correct your company's "error."
I've contacted my credit card companies, and cannot recommend this company to anyone who values adherence to rules and fair business practices.
- Robert M.
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We had a really excellent experience with this company. Angie in the office was great and was very helpful-- we had to switch our date/time several times to match up with our availability and she was very accommodating. The three guys that came were awesome. Very polite and professional. Worked quick and were very careful with everything. They did an amazing job moving everything out of the apartment and into our house. They really worked hard.
The only comment we had was that they did arrive a little late. However, this was due to their previous job running over its allotted time-- which we ended up doing as well. So, I can't really fault them for that. We originally booked them for 3hrs and it ended up taking 4.5. All in all, they did a great job and we had a great experience. I can highly recommend the service and would definitely use them again.
- Amy E.
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were the only movers to commit to a last minute pack and move. Their estimator showed up when scheduled and was courteous and professional.
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's move coordinator, the same. Packers arrived on schedule and did a great job. They finished in three hours. The only hitch in the entire process was a late pickup on move day. However, the driver remained in touch and kept me informed of his progress getting to my place. The upside was that my things were going to my destination on the same truck and the same driver would be delivering. The driver,
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None of my things were damaged and the shipment included an old grandfather clock which was handled with great care. The price I paid was as quoted. These guys are straight shooters. I recommend them highly.
- David G.
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Before buying this deal: Be prepared to pay considerably more out of pocket on move out day.
I hate to write bad reviews, but feel I need to share my experience with G&J to prevent others from being stuck holding a significantly larger bill than expected for a job only 2/3 of the way completed.
After much research and comparison we chose G&J through an Angie's List deal to move from a one bedroom apartment in DC to a 2 bedroom house in Takoma Park. G&J has recieved great reviews from Angie's List and the price of the deal was way below what we'd be quoted from "name-brand" movers.
Once we booked our deal, Angie's list put us in contact with G&J to confirm availabilities and fill out an inventory list of our belongings to provide us with a better sense of the full cost of the move. Luckily G&J had a team free on the day that we needed. Before buying any of these deals, it's probably best to call ahead to confirm that they're free, otherwise you could be stuck with a coupon for a specific moving company that's not free on the date/s you need to move.
Once we filled out the form, my wife and I were quoted 6-8 hours for the move along with miscelanious moving costs if the movers needed to pack/wrap items for you like mirrors, TVs, etc. The higher end of the time estimate provided by G&J factored in the possibility of having to make multiple trips due to the size of the 16 foot truck and the amount of belongings we had. They also explained that every hour over the initial 4 hours would cost us $75 an hour.
In their emails G&J was careful to note that these were not, "not-to-exceed" estimates and that 50% of the time the actual time needed was less and the other 50%, the time needed was more. This is due to the length of your hallways and how much packing needs to be done by the movers, etc. Our building has long hallways, so to help ensure we were in the 50% group that needed less time, we pre-packed our apartment and pre-moved delicate items like our electronics, china, glassware and pictures. In total, we made around 6 carloads worth of stuff.
The day of the move, the movers arrived within the window provided by G&J. The movers were curtious and began moving the major furniture while I finished packing remaining boxes in the nursery. 10am rolled into noon then to 1pm and the apartment was still full of stuff. The movers, while careful not to damage anything were not covering enough ground to get a first truckload over to the new house within the time we anticipated so by 1:00, I grabbed a cart and began making runs down to the truck myself. It took five and a half hours just to get the first truckload full, before we could get to the house. By the time they unloaded the truck (with our help) the movers had burned through an entire 8 hour work day and 1/3 of our belongings were still at the apartment. By then our building's loading dock was closed and what's more, trucks are not allowed back into the building on Saturdays/Sundays to move the remaining items from the apartment. G&J would have happily sent another crew back on Monday at the rate of $75 an hour to finish the job, but that would have taken at least another 3 hours and additional time off of work on our end to supervise. So in the end, we ended up having to move the remaining items ourselves over the weekend, taking significant time and energy in moving things that we understood would be moved by G&J.
In total we ended up paying $851($359 Angies Deal + $372 (extra 4 hours and moving tape/materials to pack 2 mirrors) + $100 tip for the movers + $20 lunch and sodas for the movers) and we still had to spend the rest of the weekend moving ourselves.
After the move, I tried unsuccessfully to remedy the issue with G&J, given the poor estimate and unfished work, but once you've paid, there is very little that you can do. Unlike other movers, G&J does not provide "not to exceed estimates," and so technically they're note accountable for what they do quote you at the end of the day. Like in our case, the actual time used can be wildly over what you get quoted, and your stuck holding the bill.
So before you click buy on this deal, fully weigh your options. Other mover's estimates may be more expensive, but you may actually end up saving time, money and a significant amount of energy by looking elsewhere.
- Collin L.
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I contacted a number of local movers to pick-up and then deliver a sofa from a friend's home to mine.
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was, by far, the most affordable and the most responsive when it came to customer service. It was not a
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job since although both residences had an elevator, the sofa does not fit. Movers had to climb (in both cases) 5 floors of stairs to get to the unit. They were--on both sides--punctual, professional and easy to work with. They disassembled and assembled the feet of the sofa. Gratuities are not included in the price but you should tip the movers because they're great! An acquaintance recently used them for a small (apartment) move and was pleased. Every time I see their trucks I grin because it was such a positive experience.
- Goldie G.
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The movers arrived 10 minutes early. There were some issues with truck clearance onto the loading dock at the origin. They did not begin to charge me until that issue was resolved and they were comfortable with the safety of the movers as well as my possessions. These guys hustled. They moved all the boxes first then came back and wrapped the furniture with blankets, plastic and secured with tape. Before they began, we discussed which pieces should be protected with blankets and I signed a waiver to that effect. All pieces, wrapped or not, arrived at the new location without a scratch. We had packed out own boxes, and, of course, TMM cannot be held responsible for any breakage of items they do not pack. The only casualty of the move was one glass.
They got to the new apartment quickly and the unload took 1.5 hours. They completed the move in less time than the estimate, therefore the price was less. This was the easiest move I've ever had. I HIGHLY recommend these guys. Timely, professional, safe and at a reasonable price.
- Richard J.
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They showed up right on time, were friendly, courteous and very efficient. They wrapped up all my furniture using pads and plastic wrap without me asking and didn't complain about a small elevator and no loading dock at the destination. They even helped us bring a couple heavy packages we had delivered. I hate moving, but they made it much less stressful.
- Alexander C.
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We had Mover's
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help us with a move and couldn't be happier with the service. I would definitely recommend the crew!
We had a pretty big job, moving out of a 3-floor walk-up temp apartment and a 10x30 storage unit. We got bids from about 5 movers, and while Mover's
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wasn't the lowest, it was very competitive and their plan (2 trucks and 6 men) seemed to be the best bet for getting everything in one shot and one day (i.e., no spill-over to Sunday). The mover's called the morning of the move and showed up on-time (had a window for arrival, due to DC traffic, but they were actually early). They took on the walk-up first, to get it out of the way before it got too hot, and then off to the storage unit. Everything delicate was wrapped in blankets and treated with care. It was a hot, hot day and the crew never slowed down. They even helped us with re-arranging furniture and helped put together some of the larger items from storage that had been disassembled by the crew that moved us into there. The movers were very friendly and respectful as well.
Overall, my wife and I were very impressed. I hope we never move again, but if we do we'll be calling Mover's
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- Michael K.
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ABSOLUTE VANLINES INC

1131 UNIVERSITY BLVD W
Silver Spring, MD

ACADEMY MOVERS

4155 VALLEY LEE CT
Prince Frederick, MD

Ace Moving & Storage

4005M Westfax Dr
Chantilly, VA

Ace Relocation Systems

400 Commerce Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD

Acosta Moving

7427 bath st
Springfield, Va

ACS Moving

9833 Cheshire Ridge Cir
Manassas, VA

ACTION MOVING & STORAGE

14225 COMUS RD
Clarksburg, MD

ADVANCE MOVING SVC

9419 CHADBURN PL
Montgomery Village, MD

Advance Relocation Systems

11500 Crossroads Circle
Baltimore, MD

Advantage Movers

PO Box 16242
Alexandria, VA

AEM MOVING & STORAGE

5801 ROLLING RD
Springfield, VA

AERO Transfer & Logistics, LLC

44819 Acacia Lane
Sterling, VA

Affordable Self Storage

485 Lendall Ln
Fredericksburg, VA

AJ Moving & Delivery LLC

9104 Manassas Dr
Manassas, VA

AK Movers

11801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD

Alexandria 495 Movers

1643 Dechantal St
Alexandria, VA

Alexandria Econo Van Lines LLC

60 S Van Dorn St Apt 111
Alexandria, VA

Alexandria Moving

200 W Walnut St
Alexandria, VA

ALL AMAZE

404 VENTURA AVE
Capitol Heights, MD

All For You Movers LLC

Alexandria, VA

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