I called a number of movers and scheduled a number of in-home estimates, but after speaking with Ron I cancelled the rest. I got a good feeling from him, his philosophy, his company and his men. Over the next few weeks I packed all my belongings into boxes with labels indicating where each item should go. On moving day the 5 men (Ed, Shorty, Curtis, Orlando, and G) arrived 10 minutes early and immediately began with a walk-through of the house then started loading. While loading they were exeptionally curtious to me, my family, and each other taking good care of all my stuff. Within 2.5 hours they had loaded two 24 foot trucks, and we were on our way to my new (dream) home. After a quick lunch (pizza, my treat) they were unloading the first truck. Again each item was handled with care, and placed into the approptiate room. They continued with the second truck and were done with everything in 6.5 hours (including the drive between). I think that out of two trucks maybe 10 boxes were in the wrong room - which is likely due to my poor penmanship. This was much lower than the estaimated time, due to how HARD these guys worked. If I ever move again I would call Abe Lincoln movers in a heart-beat to move me again.
We had a very stressful move. We cancelled the moving company to save money, opting to move a 2400 square foot house from Iowa to Colorado by ourselves. We had issues getting our closing paperwork, which made us get a late start loading. We ended up not leaving Iowa till almost 6pm and intended to drive straight through. Our Uhaul ended up breaking down in the middle of Nowhere, Nebraska and the trip took twice as long as we thought it would. Early Saturday morning, while on the road, I realized I did not have the physical or mental energy to unload a 4 bedroom house. Abe Lincoln Movers were the first company that came up in my search, so they were the first I called. I’m so glad I did! They were ready to meet us that afternoon if needed. I wasn’t sure if we’d be there, so they met us at 9am Sunday morning. The guys had it unloaded in two hours and were so friendly and professional! My husband and I, both exhausted, were able to sit back and tell them where things go. It was such a relief! We’re in temporary housing right now and we’ll be moving again in May. You can bet we’ll be calling Abe Lincoln Movers!
11/16/2016Empire Moving and Storage
Two moves with Empire and if I move a third time, I will very likely choose them.- The three moving teams were lovely, on time and did a great job. On my first move with Empire, the packing team was so organized that the leader of the team could point out to where every single numbered box was. I was very impressed. On my second move, they helped move furniture in the apartment, and then out of the apartment when we realized that some things will not fit (and they did not have to help us on that). And the last team was so committed that they actually gave recommendations on where to put furniture.- The sales team answers emails back amazingly fast, which is great as you often know your confirmed moving date at the last minute. And they accommodated my changing moving dates each and every time.- I had to deal with their customers service once because of a small issue regarding the estimate. The issue was resolved very fast and they apologized profusely for the miscommunication. They were great.So in summary: two moves and both very good experiences with Empire. If I could give more than five stars, I would.
12/26/2016Empire Moving and Storage
Very Happy we ended up choosing these guys. My wife did a search online for moving companies and ended up getting around 50 phone calls from everyone under the sun. The rep from Empire was polite and professional, but also took the longest of anyone to go over the specifics of what we were moving. They weren't the cheapest, but they weren't the most expensive either, and we decided attention to detail was a good sign that they actually intended to honor their quote. To make a long story short, they did. We moved from just outside Denver to the Seattle area,for the record. The crew that loaded the truck did a good job, and they were equally professional when they got our stuff back to us. Nothing was missing (and I have had that problem before when moving), and the only damage was 2 pieces of glass that go on our side tables were broken but everything else was fine, and frankly the glass wasn't even worth filing a claim over. I was charged exactly what I was originally told I would be charged, and if we ever have to move again I will definitely give these guys a call!
My wife and I have moved five times over the last 20 years, but this by far was the best relocation experience we have ever had. Not only did Abe Lincoln Movers deliver everything they promised, they went way above and beyond to make sure we were happy. The crew members were professional, courteous, well-dressed, well-spoken, and on time. Not a single item was broken, nothing was scratched, and nothing was missing – a first for us. Furthermore, the crew patiently worked with us to make sure we were happy with the set-up after the move. Another pleasant surprise - Ron and his outfit did not add in additional and unexpected fuel or trip charges – their quote was hands down the best among their local competition and they kept every word of it – the price we were quoted was the price we got! This crew hustled and worked fast, but carefully! If we ever have to move again, Abe Lincoln Movers definitely has our business.