Big Al’s Moving

Big Al’s Moving

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Quality of service: 4.8

Punctuality: 4.8

Accuracy of Estimate: 4.8

Customers’ rating: 4.7

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About Big Al’s Moving

YES! We are the moving company founded by the big Samoan guy… Big Al, he really is BIG! Our moving crew is made up of Al’s younger/bigger brother Herman and group of guys trained with the Big Al’s values.  We are a strong, dedicated team with one goal in mind – to take excellent care with each and every customer from the first phone call to the last impression. If we can’t move it, it’s probably not humanly possible.

Moving-Me about Big Al’s Moving

The com[any owns over 30 employees, 9 trucks, they service the eleven Western States with regular routes to Seattle and California. Their goal is to not stop here, they have space on their property for future RV and Boat Storage. Every day they continue to do what they do best, and keep in mind that their original goal was to BUILD SOMETHING GREAT!

Big Al’s Moving Licenses & Certificates

Big Al’s Moving is fully licensed and insured to handle the car shipment. The company is registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They also have FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) registration to legitimately perform interstate moves. The experience of the company and the training of the employees really set this company from others in the industry.

ICC MC number: MC439795

US D.O.T: 1057263

(US Department of Transportation number)

Local State License: HG-61724

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What is Big Al’s Moving cost?

Be ready that the average interstate move is about $2500. Remember that prices also depend on such factors as date, home size, a shipment size, chosen services, and distance from A to B point. Also, many companies offer hourly rates. This is the reason why you better compare competing moving quotes from licensed movers with our tool here.

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We are here for you to perform a verified and trustworthy moving company to manage your local, long-distance, or interstate relocation. Having years of experience Moving-me is a proven team of professionals who are ready to provide you with the best variants of your forthcoming event. Operating from all over the USA we are considered to be one of the best moving quality&cost service selection companies. We highly respect your time and money and are doing our best to make your move fast, smooth, stress-free, and cost-effective. Big Al’s Moving is a great representative of the modern move with highly experienced professionals and the latest moving equipment.

Big Al’s Moving Reviews

So to start the sent 4 guys instead if 3 which increased $50 and hour. They said it would be faster but they moved at their own peace. I had 0 boxes so no need for 4th guy. They smoke during breaks in my property and dumped stuff that was inside a desk like trash. I talked to owner and he was not very emphatic with my sutuation. I think guys could ve moved faster and I didnt need an extra guy. Keep your word Al and tell mover to take less/shorter/split breasks please.
- Angela B.

Used them again to move back to our house after our remodel. They moved our Steinway B both times with care. Place it perfectly where I wanted it. I am calling them back to help me place my rug (when it arrives) because I cannot lift my big table. Thank you to Herman, Luka and all the other guys! You guys are the BEST! Vickie on the other end of the phone always tries to make the dates work, even when they are busy. Thanks.
- Jacqueline L.

We used Big Als to move from Felida to Vancouver. They were expensive but we thought they would be good. I should have gotten the Insurance to cover the 'stuff' that disappeared in the 20 miles of the move. Alessi, Camapagnolo, an expensive briefcase, a silver bowl, non-replacable bmw books and Leica books,... they knew what they wanted and walked off with only two boxes, but the stuff that was worth walking off with. Go with anyone else and put the money you save into insurance.
- Brian V.

We had a big move. It was easy to scans get an estimate. Big Al's crew was very professional. They were friendly and kept me laughing. Our move went well. I highly recommend them.
- Wiiliam H.

These guys were absolutely amazing. I had made a poor judgement call, so the duo was in a tough spot holding on to a 300 lb pinball machine in the middle of the stairs that wasn't clearing near the top...they roughed through it and instead of complaining or being unpleasant, they came away joking and in good spirits, even after moving 7 pianos earlier in the day. I really appreciate what they did today. Getting those huge machines up those stairs today meant a lot to me.
- Pinballgizzard 7.

Moved my piano easily down a ramp to the houseboat on a river, not a task for just anyone. Friendly, easy to work with, and my piano is perfect in its place. Highly recommend if you have moving of any kind to be done.
- Lorene S.

These guys were great. Was moving from a house to a condo, and they cleared out the house in less than two hours. The move into the condo took even less time, even with steps and moving some stuff upstairs and some downstairs. They had carefully wrapped everything, and all was safely put in place. So it was a very positive experience and couldn't have been happier.
- Tom K.

$823.97 an hour? Hire Big Al's! I hired Big Al's to move my furniture from one part of my house to another as I was having my floors refinished. Al came over and estimated that the move would take 3 to 5 hours. I called to schedule an appointment with Beth. The only day they had available was a Saturday. I was informed that they had a 4-hour minimum on Saturdays. At $167.70 per hour for 3 movers plus other "fees," the charge would be $823.97. Beth told me she could waive the 4-hour minimum, stating that she knew they would make the time up moving my furniture back after my floors were finished. I paid a $400 deposit ($200 for moving out and then back in another day). I thanked her and awaited the move. The movers showed up on time and were professional. They did a great job. When they presented me with the bill, it was $623.97 in addition to the $400 I already paid. I informed the driver that I was told the 4-hour minimum was to be waived, but he didn't know anything about it, so I paid the full invoice assuming that it would be corrected on the move back into the house. And by the way, the move took 1 hour. I called and spoke to Stacy to ask about the incorrect billing, she told me that I had to pay the 4-hour minimum. I objected. She had Al, the owner, call me. I told him what had happened, and he said that they never waive the minimum. I asked him to put Beth on the line with us, but he refused. I stated that my expectations were that they come move my furniture back, and if it took longer than 3 hours, I would pay the balance, but if it were 3 hours or less, I would consider us to be even. Al told me no. Any further work would incur additional charges. They have refunded $200 of the $400 deposit back ($200 deposit for each day) I was charged $823.97 for 3 men's labor for one hour. I have since cancelled using them on the move back into the house. It was my mistake to trust them without getting it in writing. It's sad that a local company can't back up what a long-time representative of the company tells a client. I cannot in good conscience recommend Big Al's Specialty Movers at all. Yes, the movers are great, but their honesty falls short. Very short.
- Kevin N.

Big Al and his crew just moved a 9-foot tall wood Sasquatch statute into our backyard. Thing weighs over a 1,000 pounds easy. I called around and no one else was willing to take the job on. Enter Big Al. Beth from his office returned my call same day and scheduled the move for same week. The three man crew that came out were very professional and careful with the big dude. Quick, priced fairly. Al is cool too. Highly recommend
- Kevin A.

Alex was extremely courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. We will use Big Al's again.
- Judy C.

I just have to sit down and write Big Als Movers a strong letter of recommendation. We moved last weekend (10/23 and 24) from Gresham to Heppner. John, James and Edward were the three most competent, pleasant, courteous and expert movers ever. They were delightful!!! We have been unloading boxes all week - and NOTHING has come up broken, chipped or damaged. They were efficient, steady, and great!!! I have told our realtor here in Heppner to not hesitate to recommend Big Als Moving Company to anyone needing movers. I will continue to recommend your company. I wanted to adopt James, John and Edward - but they said they already had mothers. They were so happy and caring - I couldn't lift a feather without them running to take it from me. You have three of the best workers ever!!! Please give them all hugs from me. Also, the first young man, Ben, who came to give us an estimate was wonderful, too. Tell him Talofa from me. What great employees you have.
- Bethine

Please post my testimonial on your Big Al’s Movers Website: “Hi! I just wanted to let you all know how happy I was that I decided to hire a moving company to help me and my kids with our move. We just moved this past weekend (Saturday, October 30th) within Vancouver, approximately 15 minutes apart. I ran out of friends and relatives to ask help me move because I have moved so many times, so I thought I would try out a moving company. I went with Big Al’s because I saw the name and thought it was part of the bowling alley that I bowl at. So I gave them a call and found out there was no affiliation, but decided to go ahead with the estimate. Al, the owner himself, met me and did a walk-through of my duplex. The next day I had a written estimate and made my deposit. The morning of my move I got a call from Ivan letting me know that they were about 20 minutes away, so the courtesy call was great. When they arrived that’s when I met Ivan, John, and Albert. They all were very nice and accommodating. They even joked around with my kids. They made my kids feel right at ease. I felt safe having them around. The move started around 8:30a and ended around 1:30p. It was great they had all my furniture nicely wrapped and used rolled out carpets so not to get my floors dirty. I loved that they were able to break down and set up the beds. That was a great time saver. Before they left they asked if there was anything that I needed. I thought that was great customer service. Due to their help, this was one of the smoothest moves I have ever had. I have already made a referral to one of my friends at work and given them Big Al’s business card. If I ever move again (knock on wood), I will be calling your business again. Much thanks!
- Sandy

Hi Beth,Thanks again for your help with getting my piano moved again. Do you have any recommendations for a piano tuner that services the Kent/Covington area? Tell Al thanks too and hope he and Leonard enjoyed the cookies...hope he saved one for you.
- The Franson family

Wow! We just had the most awesome moving experience! Moving sucks, period. Especially big moves. But your guys were awesome. We had Albert, Edward, James, and Jacob. Those guys were so impressive I couldn't believe it. First off, they all got along. They had great attitudes, they smiled and laughed all day, even when the day was getting long and they were sweating. They had great communication and teamwork skills. It was fun to watch them move something big and witness their amazing directions to each other and how they backed each other up.We had a great day. They made hard work and stress fun. They worked so hard, and really couldn't have represented your company any better. I will recommend them highly, and already posted facebook updates to my page about your service. You take care of those guys. They are a huge asset. We have employees, and understand what that means.We thanked them, but thank them again please.
- Betsy

Jen,Thank you for this estimate. Thus far, from the very first point of contact, all of you have followed through with everything that was promised. That is top priority in my book! When we sell our house and have a definite location for our move, I will be back in contact to schedule. Thank you again for the prompt follow through and professionalism.
- Anita

Thanks for the e-mail, as I said in the voice mail I was not able to leave my message on your website. I was impressed with that website by the way. Nice job! Herman and his associate were great; they called when they said they would, arrived when they said they would, did the job professionally and confidently and were VERY STRONG! They positioned my piano, a family heirloom, where I wanted it, and were in and out very quickly and expertly. Having seen an expose on a local television station about unscrupulous movers, I was initially concerned before the piano was delivered. I was more than pleased to learn that you were one of the best.
- Julie

Thank you! I'm sad we're not moving anytime soon because I would call and use your company again in a heartbeat. You moved a piano from Santa Rosa, CA to the Long Beach area. Impressed the socks off my in-laws and made my daughter grin from ear to ear when the piano arrived barely two days later, on time and on was painless.Herman and his partner were professional and friendly and above all competent.Thank you!
- Phil

Al Herman and his team moved my household goods last week from NE PDX to LAKE O. He and his team were fantastic. They worked long hours and were friendly the entire time. In 20 years when I move again, I'll hope their still working for you! Thanks
- Seth & Cheryl

I have never experienced such amazing service when moving (and I and my immediate family have moved a lot).Everything ran smoothly, yes, and the team was extremely good, went beyond the call of duty.Ben, Ivan, JJ, and (forgive me for forgetting the fourth name - I am out of town already) showed extraordinary professionalism and care. My thanks to Big Al and you and Beth and the crew for the help... and you will be our first choice and immediate recommendation for the future.
- Carol

C-C SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile you guys are aweeessommee!!! Talofa, Just wanted to let you know that your staff did an excellent job moving our new resident/patients into Mallard Landing. I have been the only nurse here for 9 years and I was very impressed with the courtesy and respect the crew showed the elderly that live here. Being brought up in the Samoan culture, respect for our elders was paramount in our lifestyle. Thank you for doing such a great job. I will post your business information on our community bulletin board.
- Matt & Maria

We closed a business office in Beaverton and had you move all our file boxes to Bermuda Dunes, CA. Everyone, from Nancy in the Office to Herman and his staff, made the whole experience wonderful, especially watching the boys toss the boxes up one story instead of running the stairs. Nothing breakable so we loved it. You will be our first call for our next moving needs. Thanks to all.....
- Trinity

We had an outstanding experience with Big Als Movers. Al and Tommy picked up my mother's piano in San Francisco and drove it to us safely here in San Diego. Big Al is professional, a man of his word, and we highly recommend him.
- Katherine

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Albert, James and JJ for there hard wiork and professional attitude for a long days move. It had a few challenges and they really came through and made a tough day much easier. I would gladly recommend Big Al's Movers as a professional, hard working company. Thanks again!!
- Eric

Thanks to Al and Jake! I will definately call you for our next move!
- Callie Pullman

Very professional piano mover. Herman adn his team is the best! Also, very competitive rate. I'll call Big Al again if need to move any expensive stuff. Thanks
- TD

Great move, guys! Friendly and professional, prompt and careful. Piano didn't even lose tune in the move. Come by for coffee on the new deck some time, guys!
- Tam

The best moving experience ever!! The staff at Big Al's was wonderful, from the initial phone call to the actual move day. A very professional group of people and friendly too! Could not believe how immaculate the truck was either. Will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone!
- Myong

Thanks to Big Al and his crew! Wonderful service and fantastic STRONG crew to move our 2 grand pianos. I would definitely consider them for our entire move and not just our pianos if we ever move again!
- Chantal

thank you so very much for moving my grandmothers piano from the spokane valley to utah. your company was a pleasure to work everything went just as i was told it would.i would definatly recommend your company and i would certainly use you again. thank you! lois garcia ogden utah

Thanks so much to Herman and crew for moving our Steinway from Seattle to Hood River, Oregon. I've never seen a piano moved so quickly and competently. It seemed like I sneezed and the piano--moments ago right there in my second-story apartment--was down on the street, getting rolled to the van. Herman said that it was actually more difficult moving our tall desk with a hutch than the piano. He and the others who helped us move (sorry I can't remember their names) were friendly, efficient, gentle and professional. Beth was very helpful scheduling our move, as well. I can't recommend Big Al's enough.
- Stacey

Thank you for excellent service moving my piano out of the way for the installation of new carpet, and moving it back into place the following day. Everyone involved, from scheduling to completion, communicated with us well and carried out the job just as promised. Herman and crew were fast and efficient and handled the piano with great care. I recommend Big Al's to anyone needing this service.
- Patricia

Thank you for moving my daughter's new piano. A friend gave it to me and Big Al's was able to move it with only 5 days notice. These guys actually make moving fun. I was worried it would not fit into my vaulted ceiling 2 story townhouse but they even offered to move it up one more level into my daughter's room! They did it very quickly and cheerfully. Thanks Herman!
- Kari

Thanks for the incredible service and your personable friendly approach. You did a great job of delivering our Upright Piano to Cave Creek Az address. We will recommend your Company to any and all who are looking for this type of services. Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year.
- James & Jean

I just wanted to let you know the 2 crews that took care of our move were AWESOME!! They were fast, fun and professional. A big thanks to you and the crews J
- Phil

Herman and his team moved my household goods last week from NE pdx to Lake O. He and his team were fantastic. They worked long hours and were friendly the entire time. In 20 years when I move again, I'll hope their still working for you!
- Michael

The move went very well. There was a little miscommunication about needing wardrobe boxes (none were brought) but that was remedied by Al right away. The movers you sent out were top notch…they had great attitudes and tried really hard to make sure I was satisfied. I’ll be sure to refer business your way. Thank you for everything.
- Sherri

I wanted to let you know how happy I was with Herman Bartley and his assistant (I think his name was Luka). They moved my piano effortlessly on May 11th after another company was unable to do so a few days prior. They were flexible, professional and easy to work with.Thanks for sending these great guys!
- Jim and Betsy

Hi Beth, I spoke with Rhonda last week and she indicated I should email you our review for your website. It is a true pleasure to write this, and I’m glad we have the opportunity. Let me know that you have received this, at your convenience. A few short months ago, my husband and I were preparing for a move and I got on the internet looking for companies to call. It was the weekend, but I sent several emails to potential companies. Big Al’s was the only one to respond. Al came by the next week to give me an estimate. Based on that experience and the subsequent reviews we read regarding their service, we chose them for our move. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we had ever made.It is a well known fact that moving can be a hugely stressful event. From the moment Big Al became a part of our move, the whole process just seemed easier. We are both sales professionals with a huge commitment to customer service. That is a major reason that we were so satisfied with Big Al’s operation from start to finish. On the day we were to be packed, Big AL’s crew showed up on time. They worked quickly and cheerfully throughout the process always being as careful as possible in packing our possessions and courteous to us at all times. We were also impressed with the fact that they seemed to enjoy their work and each other. We never heard so much laughter and good natured banter among the crew as they accomplished their task. It was amazing!Moving day again started right on time. When we reached our new home, the crew was extremely accommodating as we moved furniture about until we had it placed just right. Again, the goal to accommodate was clearly evident. We also appreciated Big Al’s checking in on us to make sure that we were happy with the entire process.After the move, we received a hand written thank you note from Big Al’s company, something again, as sales professionals, we really appreciated.We can’t recommend Big Al’s highly enough as a result. They are simply the best!
- Jim & Katy

To the staff and crew at Big Al's,I want to take a moment to thank you for the exceptional customer service and job well-done during our recent move. We were impressed from the beginning with the professionalism of your office staff and with Al's personally coming to give us an estimate, but when our move date was changed, we were even more impressed when you were willing and able to accommodate our needs.
- David M.

To whom it may concern: Big Al and his family have recently moved all of our household goods, including my important 7’ Steinway, from Portland, Oregon to Denver, Colorado. And not a scratch:This is the third time Big Al has moved my piano, and when we made our decision to move, I chased down Big Al. You see, I am a very determined perfectionist, and so is Big Al. I could not imagine a more enthusiastic group of movers, thoroughly professional, and with one goal: please the customer. The intent of this message is to submit my total satisfaction with big Al’s Specialty Movers, Inc. I can guarantee you that I will call Big Al for our next move. Please give wonderful family your every consideration.
- Terry and Linda

After our house was sold in December and we found another home, the realization set in that we had to move all of our stuff. Not having a lot of experience with moving companies, we put off the decision to call and choose someone to handle all of our treasures. The small stuff, drawers, tables, throw rugs, pictures, dishes, clothes, etc, we knew we could move ourselves. The real challenge came with the baby grand piano and the several large china cabinets, heavy bedroom furniture, desk and the things a 70 year old gentleman just can’t pick up anymore. We asked Moe’s Piano’s to recommend someone who would move the piano and perhaps all the other furniture. You folk’s were at the top of their list so you got our call. What a luck day for us. The whole experience, from the first phone call to the estimate to the moving day was totally positive. The three men who moved us, Ben, Anthony and J.R. were the most professional trio of young men I have met in a long time. We had no scratches, dents, dings, or broken anything and a lot of our furniture was HEAVY. These fellows were also a delight to be around. So many service people these days are grumpy and mad at the world. These guys were good natured and seemed to enjoy their day and still completed a lot of hard work. We can’t say enough good things about your employees and would not hesitate to recommend Big Al’s to anyone who is planning a move. Thanks again, Ben, Anthony and J. R. for making our moving day a real positive experience.
- La Quinta

I wanted to drop you all a little note and let all of you know I much I appreciate the wonderful help I received in moving my Steinway piano from Whidbey Island Washington to La Quinta Calif. The move was a challenge, but the trained professionals, under the guidance of Big Al made the entire process a wonderful experience for me . Beth and Vicky were so kind , and had proper information to put my mind at ease. Big Al because my piano was on the 2nd floor of building, with a very small stairway, had a forklift to lower the piano over my balcony It was very well done and the piano arrived at my house in perfect condition. I would have to say for the complexity of this move I had the best help available in the entire US. I would advise anyone considering a piano move or furniture that you care for to utilize Big Al and his amazing staff of trained professionals.
- Dr Robert

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