Cardinale Moving & Storage

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Quality of service: 4.3

Punctuality: 4

Accuracy of Estimate: 4.5

Customers’ rating: 4.4

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About Cardinale Moving & Storage

Cardinale Moving & Storage is owned and operated by the Cardinale family, Monterey natives, having lived more than 70 years on the Peninsula. We are proud to be the only mover on the Monterey Peninsula to represent United Van Lines, America’s #1 mover. As an agent of United, you can depend on quality service through every step of your move. We provide all types of professional moving services: local moves, expert packing & crating, moves within California, Interstate moves, International moves, office & industrial moving, new furniture receiving & installation, hotel & motel installation (including furniture receiving & removal), plus moves into and out of storage.

Moving-Me about Cardinale Moving & Storage

Cardinale Moving is a family owned relocation company established in 1972. Today, three generations of the Cardinale family enjoy working together along with their experienced and professional staff. They are proud of their family business and also proud to be the only mover on the Monterey Peninsula representing United Van Lines. The company offers portable container services as well for those who may be interested in more of a do-it-yourself moving or storage option. Cardinale Moving & Storage is an award winning company, receiving many awards including the 2011 Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

Cardinale Moving & Storage Licenses & Certificates

Cardinale Moving & Storage is fully licensed and insured to handle any type of move. 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: 138022

US D.O.T: 45193

(US Department of Transportation number)

Local State License: not provided

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Cardinale Moving & Storage Reviews

I used Cardinale in July to move locally, from the first telephone call to me calling to have them pick up wardrobe boxes, this company is the greatest. From the ladies on the other end of the telephone to Mr. Green, I cannot say enough great things. The movers were great Mark and the crew were helpful and professional. I can't remember all of the names, but everyone was exceptional. I absolutely recommend Cardinale Moving & Storage.
- Bryan W.

I have used them to deliver our event furnishing for 3 years and also use them for storage. They are awesome! Always do the right thing. They are also very efficient and knowledgeable.
- Julie J.

Literally just finished being moved in by Jesse and Art. They were prompt, professional and friendly. They were careful yet efficient. They asked questions when needed. This is my first time using movers. I decided I needed the help because my new apartment is on the second floor--accessible only by stairs. It was probably the hottest day of the year so far, but Jesse and Art worked swiftly as if it were many degrees cooler. They made me feel completely at ease and now everything is in without a scratch. I will definitely be using Cardinale again when I move out!
- Sarah-Mae N.

I was greatly impressed with the service we received from Cardinale Moving. They visited our house the day before the move, quoted us a fair price and helped pack some difficult items. The next day the moving team arrived on time and cheerfully and professionally moved all our belongings. They even helped my brother move some things into his truck and made an extra stop after the move to help my mother take some furniture to her home. Thank you Cardinale! Jennifer
- Jennifer Tobin

Cardinale Moving & Storage is the best! We have moved 3 times in the past 4 years and we have used them every time. Adam is so helpful over the phone or through email. He is very quick with his responses and always follows through with his word! During our last move we weren't sure when we would be closing and wanted our storage unit as soon as we got the keys. Adam kept us on standby and just told us to let him know what day we want it and they will get our storage unit delivered that same day. And they did! They always do exactly as they say. Cardinale Moving and Storage is just awesome! Moving can be stressful, but they definitely take some of that weight off your shoulders. I highly recommend using them for your next move!
- Nicole Mercado

Guys unload things fast. Dock is a little bit low, but they got it figured out. Ohh and they have public scale here if you ever need to scale in Castroville, CA.
- Marek Prusiewicz

Our experience with Cardinale Moving Storage was five-star from beginning to end. Vince came out and worked hard to help us find a way to move within our financial means. He was very professional, courteous, and thorough. Then when the movers arrived for packing and moving, the team leader, Mark, C. was the absolute best. He was concerned, communicative, and very careful. He really worked both groups of workers at both ends in a superb and professional manner. We have moved several times and this move was the best, by far. Careful attention to details, quality service and communication were truly evident every step of the moving process. we can't recommend them highly enough!
- Margie McLaughlin

I have been doing commercial furniture installs for 14 years and this crew and company is the best I ever had!! I would do anything to fly them all over the country- they are that good! They are very intelligent on furniture assembly and installation, they are extremely organized, talented and they get the job done on time and even sometimes early. They are perfectionist ! You deserve 10 stars!
- Michelle Temple

Best moving and storage company in Monterey County and peninsula. The employers are awesome and the staff are excellent.
- Octavio Gonzalez Jr.

We wanted to personally thank each individual that made our move much easier and lighthearted than we expected – Eddie, Angel, Raul, Octavio and Mike M. Not only were they highly professional, they far exceeded our expectations. We were met with a handshake and smiling friendly faces while they introduced themselves to each of us. Our valuables were treated with the same level of courtesy and respect as we were. They anticipated each next step and made us more confident about the process. They were patient and listened even when we realized that we hadn’t packed up one desk. They did not treat obstacles like an inconvenience but instead handled it with a motivating can-do attitude. When we got to the new place, not only did they move our extremely heavy furniture with care and ease but they were extremely accommodating to our adjustments. They went above and beyond every step of the way. They were prepared and ready to hit the ground running. We are happy to refer any business in the future.
- Manco Abbot Carmel

protective of my furniture, and frankly worked their butts off. I have a number of friends in the same boat I was, meaning that they will shortly be forced to move as they remodel my whole complex. I will go out of my way to tell them about your company. Steven R. Martin
- Steave Rich

I moved from California to Maine. Cardinale packed everything. Many items were missing, the most expensive a Miele vacuum cleaner. Also, a table was badly damaged. United Movers has not been at all responsive, very different from Paulsen in Mobile, AL, also a United company. I would never use these people again. United is full of excuses why they're not liable. Carrie Eagan 5 stars Cardinale Moving did a FANTASTIC job of helping my elderly parents move out of their Monterey home this summer! Mel Green was so very kind, patient, respectful, and thorough in describing the moving process & taking inventory of their belongings. The movers themselves did a wonderful job as well of packing up the last of the items, carefully loading them, and even getting us a $2000 discount by packing so efficiently. Janette Lopez was the perfect coordinator from start to finish, letting us know what was happening, taking care of a small snag, and following up on details. Would recommend them to ANYONE in a heartbeat!
- Rose Zurkan

For any truckers picking up a load here, it’s very nice. The guys are nice. Very polite. Loading was super quick too. Took them about 15 minutes. I only saw one dock but it was a very easy back up too. They do have a scale on site but I didn’t need to use it. Forgot to ask if drivers can use it. But 5 stars regardless.
- Kiril Savon

We recently moved across town. We have a large family with 4 bedrooms. Cardinale was able to pack our house and move us in two days flat. It was a completely stress-free experience. The movers were exceptionally polite and efficient. The packing was thorough and logically unpacked. I will hopefully never have to move again, but if I do, I’m calling these guys!
- David GOldman

Our family was moving 2 hours away. Vince Cardinale took inventory of everything that would be loaded onto their truck. He asked questions and gave sensible explanations. He also responded very quickly to my email (the competition didn't return a call or email for 3 days). This was our first time EVER using professional movers and we've moved many times. Marc, Angel and Mario arrived at 8 a.m. (July 14) ready to work and were top notch professionals. They made us relax through this process. They were careful, efficient, timely, friendly and hilarious (sense of humor calmed my nerves). I was grateful for their attention to details. The Friday set-up crew, lead by Marc, was also efficient and accommodating, as they set-up furniture in the rooms and asked questions. We have no regrets choosing Cardinale Moving and would recommend them to anyone.
- Linda C.

Cannot recommend Cardinale's enough. They were an incredible moving company to use, and all of the staff I encountered - from Vince, the owner, through the pick-up/drop-off driver, Marc, were great. Over the summer, I moved from the Peninsula to LA. I had originally booked a POD because I've had AWFUL experiences with movers and didn't want to deal with incompetent, uncaring, money-focused movers. I didn't want to have to do a U-Haul down the 5 or 101, and given prior mover experiences, I didn't even look into hiring movers. But then, my new community doesn't allow PODs parked overnight or on the street, and without a driveway, I needed a different option. I had called a few places to inquire about costs, and they were either dismissive or unresponsive. Cardinale's, from the get go, was friendly, helpful, and responsive. Vince did a walk through for inventory and quote, and it was actually LESS than PODs. Who knew? Marc and his crew were on-time for the pick-up (and patiently waited b/c I was 10 minutes late getting from the hotel) and were honestly the most efficient, friendly, and focused crew I've ever encountered. They packed up the house in less than 2 hours, and everything was wrapped really well and secure. I had packed and labeled everything (Marc said I probably didn't need to box some of the things I did, but better safe than sorry!?!). They took care of the few loose items I had (a coat rack that wouldn't come apart, yard items). They even took my bike apart, packed it and wrapped it in blankets to keep it from getting scratched or ruined. (And they put it back together in LA!) I was a Nervous Nellie about a few items; I have a few things from my late aunt and grandmother that aren't fancy or expensive but have sentimental value. They were understanding and empathetic. And they were done in far less time I had planned, which meant I could get on the road early. Always nice. Marc delivered my goods with a new crew on schedule, as planned. (This was a relief; previous movers had repeatedly delayed delivery for three weeks before I had to get the DOT involved, and they wanted to charge me more than agreed to by contract.) Marc had a local crew, and once again they were incredibly focused, professional, and efficient. They had everything unloaded to my new third floor apartment - meaning, they had to deal with the elevator! - in less than two hours. Nothing was broke. Nothing was missing. Nothing was ruined. This was a first! (One box had had to be retaped; it had come open, but it was an extra heavy box of books that I had packed, so that's on me.) My only complaint is not knowing how to much to tip movers and probably under tipped the delivery crew b/c their stellar service was a first. Cardinale's is a great moving company, and though I plan to stay in LA for years to come, I'd used them again in a heartbeat. If you've had bad experiences with movers in the past, Cardinale's will definitely be a nice change. They are exemplars in their field and should serve as a model for other moving businesses.
- S. K.

Maybe the good reviews are coming from short moves but if you store your items with Cardinale, and move across country- you will not get all your things upon delivery. Unless you insure everything for extra money....You will never see the things they lost and it appears they make NO EFFORT to help you find them. Putting tags on each box-worthless. The records they keep are useless. They do not check off each box as they remove it from the truck but if something is lost and it is not on their list, they won't do a thing. As far as they are concern-it was never on their truck. Antique sewing machine; lost which was my Mother in Laws and it meant a lot to me but they don't care.
- Rosesandbarbs S.

I recently used Cardinale for a move from Monterey to Orange County, CA. Vince was able to come out the day after I called to provide an estimate. I scheduled my move for the next week. I received excellent service and communication from my driver, Leo, as well as from Raul and Anthony. They worked hard and carefully to protect my belongings. My payment was exactly as estimated.
- Christina R.

No other way to say it - these guys are the best. And I have experience with another local mover who had top stars and told us "Not to exceed" and did not do a great job packing and broke things. Vince is a professional. He even researched the street we were moving to and made better plans for how to use vehicles! Our movers Art, Gus and Jeff were awesome. They were professional and fast and made a tough day super great. They will even come by and pick up all of the moving boxes when you are ready - a great convenience when dealing with unpacking! They did not give the cheapest quote, but they held true to their fees and we we were 100% satisfied. We went with the cheapest before and would never recommend that company. In fact, I have a 2-star review for the other company in my drafts. I could not recommend this moving company more. You are in good hands with Cardinale.
- Linda R.

Great customer service. We called at the last minute to move household goods from CA to NV, and Gustavo went out of his way to make sure every detail was thought of and carried out. Leo was a great driver and took extra care to make sure everything was loaded and protected and placed where we wanted on the unloading. We have had some not so pleasant moving experiences in the past, but this was [email protected]! We will use Cardinale whenever we need moving and storage. Thanks Guys!
- Jim W.

We are getting ready to list our home, and needed to pack and store some furniture and extra items cluttering our home. Mel came out to do the estimate, and gave us great tips. Ruben, Ramon and Wardell came at the appointed time, worked quickly and carefully to box our items, and the move them into our lockers. They were so efficient, we ended up needing one less locker. When we get ready to move, we will use them for our move to our next home. Thanks everyone.
- Mariphil L.

From the first phone call to the final delivery was a seamless task. Melchor, a 25 year employee of Cardinale and an old friend of mine came over and walked us through the procedures from A to Z and everything in between. The packers came and packed everything in one day and then the loaders came and loaded the truck. Dave the driver of the semi was very professional and personable and took the time to explain his procedures. Dave told us when to expect the delivery and kept us updated during the Thanksgiving holidays. This was a move from Calif. to Illinois so we all had to contend with the Sierras and the Rockies as the weather was starting to turn. All worked out. After we unpacked 12,000 lbs of our household items, yeah we had a lot of junk, not one piece was broken or scratched. Payment was easy as I was instructed to make a cashiers check out to United Van Lines and give it to Dave the driver. I stressed this relocation from California to Illinois move but this portion of the move ended up being stress free after I watched the professionals do their job. Thanks Melchor
- R.S.

Probably the best moving experience I could have. They packed everything carefully and were friendly and respectful to me. They were on time and communication before my move out day was excellent. I used a different carrier to move my stuff long distance and he was stuck in traffic. So the Cardinale guys decided to move everything downstairs for him to make things move quickly for me. They did this completely unprompted. They said, "We movers look out for each other." A fantastic attitude and I certainly appreciated them being willing to go above and beyond to make my experience better.I highly recommend Cardinale Moving and Storage.
- Anna S.

Terrible experience from start to finish. We hired them for a long distance move to another state. They both packed and moved us. We didn't haggle them down on price or anything but everything they did was characterized by lack of care and corner cutting. They started out by not hiring enough guys to pack us. The guys they hired were shocked when they showed up the first day and saw all they had to move. They were in a huge rush all day long and some things were just thrown into boxes (especially later in the day as they were feeling rushed and tired) with little rhyme or reason (which we didn't realize until we unpacked). They stacked boxes to the roof in the moving truck with little care about which boxes should go on top or bottom. Hence, we had many things broken (for which we opened a claim), and many fasteners were missing for furniture they had dismantled. They didn't put together some of the furniture that they had dismantled to fit on the truck. And some of the furniture that was put together was done haphazardly (loose and missing screws). On the delivery end, the truck driver they contracted to (Mayflower) was just interested in getting the job done as cheaply as possible. He didn't hire movers to unpack the truck. They were just 2 guys from craigslist (who worked hard, and I tipped them $120), but the level of professionalism and care that we were promised was just not there... Moreover, I had to threaten a stop payment on my credit card when they overcharged us for a second moving truck that they never used. They did not return calls or emails until I took it to that level. I don't write many negative reviews but this was a terrible moving experience.
- Matt S.

We moved from Pacific Grove, CA to Lantana, TX in February and March 2018. Cardinale Moving and Storage of Castroville, CA and United Van Lines did our move. It was one of our worse moves when compared to the countless others we experienced during our many years in the military. Stolen or lost boxes, a missing large leather easy chair (the ottoman for the chair was delivered), and damage/destruction of some of our household goods left us less than impressed with United and Cardinale Moving and Storage. Then came the challenge of coming up with receipts for the missing and damaged goods we purchased 30-40 years ago. We ended up having to settle for less than 30% of the value of the stolen/lost/damaged items. Another issue of concern to us was the "Straight Talk Price Assurance Total" of $15,817.85 charged to our AMEX credit card which included $5,553.86 for two months of storage we estimated to be required with this move. We needed only one month of storage, so imagine our surprise when we received the final notice of settlement that had a credit refund of $1,367.79 instead of $2,776.93, half of the $5,553.86 pre-paid for two months storage. The "Detail of Actual Charges" sent with the final bill showed additional charges of $2,371.85 for drayage and additional charges for storage. Simply put, this was not a good experience, and based on this move, we would not recommend Cardinale and United Van Lines. Instead, use PODS. Our daughter's family moved to a home across the street from our new home in TX a month before our move and paid less than half of the cost by using PODS. Rent PODS, pack yourself or hire professional packers, then hire a couple of day laborers to load and unload your move. No theft, no loss, no damage from unloading to put in storage, and you don't get hammered by costs not clearly explained by a slick estimator.
- Rod G.

I would like to share an update. Cardinale contacted me in order to try and fix damages that had been done during my move. They quickly repaired my refrigerator, provided an addition to the damage done to my table, and went out of their way to locate an antique organ repair man that came from Wisconsin to repair my precious family heirloom. He did a great job and I thank Cardinale for correcting the damage to this heartfelt treasure. They may have not had any control over the situation that occurred during the move, but they were sincere in wanting it to be done correctly and tried to rectify the problem in the best possible way. I am much more impressed with their customer service and I am sure this became a learning experience for us all...movers and me. Just a reminder, if the movers are trying to hurry so they can save you money on the cost of your move, it's okay to ask them to slow down and take their time. Your goods are valuable and worth spending a little extra to have them well protected. Let them know.
- Teri P.

Cardinale M&S is AWESOME. We contacted them by phone and had a consult appointment with Mel. Truly a genuine good soul, very professional, friendly, took a look around at what we had and explained what we needed to do to prepare. We did as advised and had a moving day scheduled. At the last minute, we had to change our plans due to circumstances beyond our control. We called Cardinale to advise them of our situation and they were totally cool about it, rescheduled us for the next convenient day. Moving day 2.0 came around and the moving crew was punctual, professional, friendly and motivated. They moved our stuff out by lunchtime and had us moved into our new house by dinnertime, and we had A LOT of stuff! Nothing was damaged, they were friendly all the way to the end of a very long day. Cardinale will move you across town or across country and they will make sure you are happy by the end of it all. I hope to never move again, but if I do I am calling Cardinale to handle my stuff. They stand by their word.
- Ramon L.

Cardinale Moving and Storage is the best moving company I have ever used and we have used their services three times. From the moment you speak to Jannette for arrangements and the day Mel Green steps into your home to begin the estimate process you know you are in good hands! All went smoothly and though we had to postpone due to Covid Cardinale honored my contract when it was safe to move. Thank you, Mark, Leo, Michael and Sal for your prompt and careful service. I know getting that baby grand piano down that twisty staircare wasn't easy but you pulled it off without a scratch on the piano, walls or banister! I highly recommend Cardinale to anyone wanting to move and or store their beloved possessions. You won't be disappointed.
- Kerry V.

I am very impressed with Cardinale. From the first meeting with Mel everything was handled very professionally. When the movers arrived to begin packing items the young man was very friendly and he handled items as if they belonged to him. He was extremely careful handling everything. The packing took 3 days. When the movers arrived with the huge truck and trailor that crew was terrific as well. They wrapped all the Korean furniture in plastic wrap and made sure they were very careful. This furniture is over 50 years old and is very special. Loading everything on the truck was an all day affair but it was amazing to see how everything was loaded onto the huge trailor. The trailor will be unloaded into storage in Washington state until the new housing is ready for the move in. Jeanette from Cardinale was also great with providing information and updates on the trucks arrival etc. If anyone needs movers this is who I highly recommend. The move including packing everything cost: $13,404.45
- Baron Lee M.V.

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