A Bumpy Start (literally!)
A faulty fuel gauge. An endless expanse of rural Alabama highway. A moving truck full of stuff…
And out of gas.
You’ve probably heard your fair share of moving horror stories. This one happens to be our CEO Doug Breaker’s. It happened almost 15 years ago and he ended up having multiple Oregon-Trail-style setbacks along his solo trek from Alabama to Chicago.
Think transmission failure, multiple visits from a few UHaul mechanics, hours of being stranded on the road and topping out at 55 MPH the whole ride back to the Windy City. (Seriously, we couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried. More to come on this story in a later post)!
Doug still remembers his frustration with how confusing it was to find a good mover then (and not really knowing if he could afford one), before he decided to rent a truck on his own and make the now ill-fated cross country haul back to his hometown.
His story, and all of yours, is the reason why we started MovingCompanyReviews.com.
From finding trustworthy movers, getting reliable estimates, planning your move and everything in between – moving is still hard. And unfortunately, the horror stories are still coming.
Last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 3,100 consumer complaints against moving companies (up from 2,900 from the year before). That’s not counting the 9,000+ complaints against movers received by the Better Business Bureau.
To Moving Forward
After more than a decade of building HomeFinder.com (now a top national real estate site), to help people with their home search, we wanted to help make moving easier and move an industry forward.
We believe behind every happy move is a great mover, so we’re making it easy for you to find the good guys to trust your stuff with.
This means we’re doing our homework so that any time you search for movers on our site, you’ll know if they’re properly licensed and insured, if they belong to any state or national associations (usually a sign that they’re super credible), if they have prior complaints and much more. Tons of great info to help you make an informed decision about your move.
And we don’t want you to just take our word for it. Reviews are at the core of what we do (duh, it’s in our name)! MovingCompanyReviews.com is the only moving site with verified reviews of moving companies. Any review you see on our site is from a real person talking about a real move. We know because we either confirmed the move with a Bill of Lading (move receipt) or we called your mover.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It.
We’re a small crew of six on this journey to help change the moving industry and ultimately, make moving easier for everyone involved (people on the move and the movers who move you).
We’ll share our start up adventures as we move along, but this blog really isn’t about us. It’s about you and completely dedicated to helping make your move process smooth and efficient, from the time you start planning your move to making your new digs a place to call home.
We promise to try to educate and entertain (because who really wants to read a boring blog?).
If you ever have questions or suggestions for what you want to see here, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s move forward together.