Q&A With New Jersey Mover Van Express Moving & Storage

We love to highlight moving companies from Moving Company Reviews.   Check out the Q&A below from Van Express Moving & Storage, a Fairfield NJ mover  with a bunch of great reviews.  Answering the questions is Lazhar Berkat, the owner.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and Van Express Moving & Storage?

Van Express is a licensed & insured New Jersey moving company. We provide moving services from a simple residential home moves to the more logistics business and office moves. We also offer Long Distance moving services.

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What sets you apart?
At Van Express, we offer professional and well trained movers. We will make sure your move will be as flawless and as stress-free as possible.

 

How did you get started and why?

Van Express LLC is a family owned Company since 2010, my wife and I (Lazhar) started it because we saw how moving companies scams people. And we wanted to create an honest company moving company.

 

What’s the best business decision you made in the last year?

Teaming up with a MCR .

 

Why did you choose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer?

We have been working with MovingCompanyReviews.com for years. Not only do they provide quality leads and verified reviews, but they are always willing to work to meet our individual business needs.

What’s the strangest or funniest thing you have ever moved?

A guy once called me and asked: – Can you move a shark?
My first reaction, I thought he was kidding but it turned out, it was real SHARK. Needless to say, that move did not happen.

 

Any parting words or advice for our readers?

Do your research, provide as much information as you can to the movers upfront and get quotes in writing. Also, purge as much as you can before you move, you don’t want to pay to move stuff you don’t need.

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Q&A With Fort Lauderdale Movers Summit Van Lines

We love to highlight moving companies from Moving Company Reviews.   Check out the Q&A below from Summit Van Lines, a Fort Lauderdale mover with a bunch of great reviews.  Answering the questions is Guy Shoshan, the owner.

 

Can you tell us a bit about Summit Van Lines? What sets you apart?

Summit Van Lines has been in business for over 17 years with an exceptional A+ Rating with the BBB. We are fully licensed, bonded & insured. All of our employees are fully covered under Workers Compensation. We specialize in high end commercial and residential moves. Our goal is to provide our clients with a top notch relocation experience and service. We are always willing to go the extra mile to satisfy our clients.

Why did you choose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer?

We chose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer because it is the only review website that is verified, so random people cannot post false reviews.

 

What’s the strangest or funniest thing you have ever moved?

The strangest thing we ever moved would have to be someone’s ashes in a urn.

Q&A With Olympia Moving and Storage – a great Chicago Mover.

We love to highlight great moving companies.   Olympia Moving in Chicago joins us for this post.   Answering the questions is Roey Hazot, their Director of Sales and Marketing.   

Can you tell us a bit about Olympia Moving and Storage? What sets you apart?

Olympia Moving is a customer-forward and transparent (HHGS) household goods relocation company that regularly pushes the limits to bring in new business and simplifies the transition for those moving. We are one of the few advocates clearing the looming cloud hovering over our industry, the one that makes people shudder and utter “moving.” I promise you moving isn’t stressful when the right amount of planning goes into it!

What is the best business decision you made in the last year?

Hopefully our competition doesn’t see this! Our best decision was putting focus on industry-specific startups. We’ve been busy partnering with as many new consumer-focused apps and startups as we can. Our market is evolving and it is imperative that we be at the forefront of imminent change.

Why did you choose to become an MCR partner?

Moving Company Reviews captures two things perfectly: 1) an index of all peer-vetted moving companies and 2) an accurate and reliable review platform. We needed you before we knew you existed, but more so, people shopping movers needed you. Thank you, Moving Company Reviews!

What is an interesting moving story you have?

“Moving sucks” admitted Doug Breaker, co-founder of MCR, until he used Olympia Moving, that is. As we normally do, our reps called their daily list of prospective transferees. A name that blended in with the rest—Doug’s—was part of that day’s prospects. Fast forward a few weeks and another happy customer was moved. Long story short, Doug truly believes in his platform, used a company with stellar reviews and had an excellent experience because of it.

Doug’s blog post: http://blog.movingcompanyreviews.com/how-finding-a-great-mover-took-me-3-years/

Olympia’s blog post: http://blog.olympiarelocationinc.com/2016/01/04/why-we-love-love-love-movingcompanyreviews/

Any parting words or advice for our readers?

Short and sweet:

1)    Do research and use the best consumer tools given to you (MCR and BBB)

2)    Call movers directly, if possible, instead of putting your information on lists

3)    Always get it in writing; a verbal promise is not the same as having it put on your estimate/contract

 

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Top 4 Movers in Omaha, Nebraska

Moving is a big event. Not only are you making a major life change, you also need your belongings transported safely to your new home. Given that moving can become rather pricey – with a full-service professional move estimated to be higher than $10,000 – you may worry that finding a reputable yet affordable mover is a difficult, even impossible, task.

If you’re moving to Omaha, you are strongly encouraged to choose among the best moving services in town. This will make your move stress-free. Here are the top 4 movers in Omaha, Nebraska.

1. Excel Moving and Delivery

Excel Moving and Delivery offers a comprehensive list of moving services for Omaha and the state of Nebraska. In addition to traditional offerings like furniture hauling, junk removal and packing, the company provides carpet and upholstery cleaning, painting, appliance installation and more. They literally handle every part of the move, allowing you time to simply enjoy your new home.

Excel Moving and Delivery surpasses the competition in Omaha when it comes to customer service. Previous customers have routinely praised the company’s ability to deploy personnel quickly. Even if you need to move in two hours, rest assured Excel Moving and Delivery can help out. Excel Moving and Delivery has also received good reviews for its polite and friendly staff, and for properly caring for items. The company’s pricing is also quite reasonable.

2. I-Go Van & Storage Co.

Founded in 1898, I-Go Van and Storage Co. is a household name in and around Omaha and throughout the Midwest. Thanks to those extensive years of experience, you will get a moving company that works efficiently and promptly. I-Go Van and Storage Company operates in Omaha and across state lines, and can even assist with moves back to Omaha from abroad. On top of full-service moves, the company also offers storage, distribution and installation services. They also specialize in corporate relocation, auto transport and industrial moving.

3. Select Van & Storage Co.

Founded in 1961, Select Van & Storage Co. is the leading moving and storage business in Lincoln and Omaha. They also cater to Des Moines and Kansas City. Their shipping services even include international shipments and DOD/military certified local moves. With more than 80 trucks on the road, Select Van & Storage Co. can accommodate a move of any size without a hitch and at a competitive rate.

4. Murphy Moving Inc.

Founded in 1959, Murphy Moving Inc. is one of the “best-kept secrets” in the Nebraska moving industry. They provide assistance with all types of moves – from residential to commercial. The best thing about this company is the lack of hidden fees; they are completely family-operated and only provide their services within the state. You receive a full-service move by bonded and insured workers, but you are also allowed to help out – which could lower your bill when the job’s done.

Conclusion

Choosing the right mover is never an easy task. After all, many larger businesses offer moving services, as do small-scale local companies. Either way, sticking with “two men and a truck” rarely goes well; you need movers that are insured and proven to provide excellent service. For residents and business owners in Omaha, the four Nebraska companies mentioned above certainly will not disappoint.

How to Befriend Your New Neighbors During the Holidays

Moving is difficult no matter when you choose to relocate, but it’s made even harder during the winter months for an assortment of reasons. The slick and stormy weather makes carrying heavy boxes more dangerous, and the cold tends to keep people indoors – meaning you might not meet your neighbors until the Springtime thaw.

However, if you want to celebrate the holiday season by making friends with the residents in your area, you can employ a few of these great tricks to break the ice.

Don’t be shy. Say hi!

The great thing about trying to befriend your neighbors is that you’re very likely to run into them. The yuletide season is a busy one, and the odds are good that you’ll bump into a neighbor or two while walking the dog or returning from shopping. When this happens, make sure you say hello. Introduce yourself and tell them you’re new to the area. Ask them for some local recommendations, like what cafe serves the best coffee or where the best brunch place is. Your neighbors will be thrilled to share their area expertise, and you’ll come away one acquaintance richer.

Bribe them with food

Of course, waiting to encounter your neighbors leaves a lot up to chance. You can skip the waiting part and just go knock on their doors and introduce yourself – but it helps if you have something to give them when you stop by. Bake some festive cookies or a delicious casserole and bring it to give away when you make your introductions. Your neighbors will enjoy the goodies, and you’ll get the opportunity to socialize with them. Bonus points if you give them a dish that needs to be returned to you!

Host a small holiday get-together

Now’s the time to seal this friendship deal. Once you’ve chatted up your neighbors a few times, you should be ready to up the ante and invite them over to your place for coffee, tea, or other beverages. This is a great chance to be hospitable, get to know them better, and demonstrate your eagerness to be a part of the community.