E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co

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Quality of service: 4.4

Punctuality: 4.3

Accuracy of Estimate: 4.4

Customers’ rating: 4.6

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About E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co

Founded in 1881, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage is the oldest African-American owned business in the United States. What started as a stop on the Underground Railroad has flourished into one of the most respected and trusted moving companies in the country. Moving your home and family can be a lot of stress and hard work. Luckily EE Ward offers exceptional residential moving services at a fair price. From packing and storage services, to hauling and unpacking, our Columbus residential movers are dedicated to making your residential move go as smoothly as possible. Our reputation has been in the making for nearly 140 years, and as an agent of North American Van Lines, you can be sure that when you hire our team, you will be receiving some of the best service in the industry.

Moving-Me about E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co

As accredited professional house movers, the company provide a wide array of moving services including: free telephone, in-home, and online estimates; packing materials and box-loan/recycling programs; full- or partial-packing services; full-service packing, crating, unpacking and debris removal; in-house or clear the clutter options for renovation or home staging needs; furniture-only moves; third party services for special items; long- and short-term warehouse storage options. EE Ward Moving and Storage is insured and bonded in excess as required by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Their household movers are full-time moving professionals, and their employees are subject to drug-testing and criminal background screening.

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co Licenses & Certificates

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. 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: 612134

(Interstate Commerce Commission Motor Carrier number)

US D.O.T: 1222904

(US Department of Transportation number)

Local State License: P.U.C.O. 11470-HG

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What is E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co cost?

Be ready that the average interstate move is about $2900. 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. E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. is a great representative of the modern move with highly experienced professionals and the latest moving equipment.

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co Reviews

The delivery was timely. The delivery men were kind and considerate. They were careful not to damage door frames. They set everything up and disposed of trash by taking it with them. Great friendly service!
- Cheri Bailey

Very professional!
- Lee Zuiderweg

Our office just moved and EE Ward handled the move for us. They were wonderful!! They got the job done quickly and very professionally. Considering we had some unforeseen issues arise, like desks that couldn't fit in the door of the new office and had to be completely disassembled to one having to be brought through a patio style window, they handled every issue with grace. The attitudes were upbeat and fun. 3 of the gentlemen had to return the following Monday to finish assembling some items and hang some pictures for us and they were the best! They joked, they had fun and were all around amazing guys. Lee, Rick and Tim are the best of the best when it comes to movers. We would definitely recommend EE Ward to anyone who is moving.
- Tina Schlabach

These gentlemen were on time, friendly and professional. I highly recommend.
- B List

I ordered a mattress online and the price included white glove delivery. They chose to use E.E. Ward as the delivery service. The coordinator at E.E. Ward was very polite and communicative at all stages, and apologetic when the delivery was delayed by a day. The two men who delivered the mattress arrived at the scheduled time, and although it was a challenge getting a king-sized mattress up a tight stairway they managed it. Thank you! There’s no way my husband and I could have done it on our own.
- Michelle Yandrich

James, Nate, Michael, and Fred did a wonderful job helping my mother move her household of 42 years into an apartment. Not only were they on time and efficient, but they were all very patient and kind to her. They took extra care with items that were special to her and made sure she understood what was happening during every step of the move. I highly recommend them to anyone who is planning a move.
- Cheryl Upperman

We had this company deliver a Saatva mattress. The delivery team called ahead by 20-25 minutes to let me know they were on their way. The delivery was quick and professional- I definitely recommend them and am glad they were our team!
- Kathleen Burke

These folks came prepared. They were efficient in their tasks and had the bed setup in short order. I would recommend them for their efficiency, courtesy and friendliness.
- Musicnut Jim

Employees were on time, very courteous and neat.
- Ellen Dickhaut

Good people!!
- Chad Steel

Friendly, prompt and reliable!
- Laney Burgdoerfer

Our movers were on time and worked hard to ensure every box and every piece of furniture was carefully removed, loaded, and unloaded into our new home. The men who came did not make us feel like a bother but a customer for whom they cared
- Jon Osmundson

They delivered my mattresses exactly at the designated time. My last company did not even show up! The men delivering the purchase were kind and displayed complete professionalism. I am highly recommending this company. Elaine Foster
- Elaine Foster

I was first very skeptical of using this company as someone in my neighborhood used them and said nothing nice about them. My move was from Columbus, Ohio to Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Speaking with Shanna and asking for her assurance that it would all go well, gave me the confidence in moving forward with EE Ward Moving. Our team lead by the operator (Gene Willis) was absolutely amazing. Very friendly, careful and experienced. He made sure my spouse and I were comfortable with everything that was going on during the move. We were informed either by Shanna (sales) Sarah (move coordinator) or Gene (van operator) of how the process worked and all were consistent in their information. The truck and loaders/packers showed up when they said they would and both loading and unloading went very smooth. Best of all- Nothing broke or missing!! They even helped us build our beds back and move furniture several times to get it in the desired space. If I picked up a box, someone was right there to get it out of my hands. I highly recommend EE Ward and their team of movers.
- Lily Decker the rat

Hands down best place to go if you need moving services!
- Jason Rhodes

Great guys. Professional and clean. Moved new Saavta mattress in quickly and removed old one under 10 minutes. Highly recommend.
- Tina DeRhodes

Great service, cool story, solid people, easy to recommend them as your mover.
- Scott Fair

The gentlemen bringing my delivery were very polite, friendly, and extremely fast with the set up of my new bed. A delight!
- linda price

- Raymond Gorum

Great company the driver and his coworker was very friendly and unloaded my merchandise and also called letting me know when they would be arriving and they were on time.
- anthony brown

Very professional! Everyone from the sales team to the delivery crew were polite, kind, and all seemed to love their jobs! Everyone went above and beyond to make our first long distance move a breeze. Highly recommend them!
- Abigail Whaley

Excellent ! The employees and service were top notch.
- Larry Adelman

Great movers!!!!!! Make sure you CHECK all your belongings!!!! I had a few things just WALK OFF!!
- rose Barrett

They were FANTASTIC. The movers were nice, polite, and friendly. They were on time and VERY professional. We had a lot of very fragile glasswear and everything was delivered intact. All items were securely packed and delivered with the customers interests in mind. Highly recommend EE Ward.
- Urban Genga

The best of the best

We were referred to you from our new property manager and your team exceeded our expectations. We have not moved in almost 20 years, and didn't know what to expect especially with moving to condo with very strict moving times and days. The crew arrived to pack up on time and were nothing but professional and polite. The company that crated our marble came on time as promised and they were also very professional. They treated our property as if it were their own and arrived the next day at the condo exactly at the time they said. They helped move and unpack, more than we expected. They remained positive, friendly and professional throughout the entire 2 day move. I have told my friends about our wonderful experience and will tell anyone I know in the area about you. Thank you for exceeding our expectations, as we are typically underwhelmed with companies we work with. Please keep doing what you're doing and if we ever need to move we will definitely call you!
- Janet Cutsinger

Newest update: I was never contacted by anyone at EE Ward, not effort wise, monetarily or otherwise. Among the items I couldn’t salvage: elliptical, weight rack, bunk beds, heavy duty storage rack and shelving unit. That’s several thousands of dollars I can not recoup and went out of pocket to replace. Beyond disappointed. They will ask for a 5 star rating but be careful, 5 star companies don’t need to ask for the credibility. Update: I have spend at least twenty hours calling manufacturers trying to get replacement parts. My hardware box was not located and is not in my storage and now I am burdened with trying to hunt down all these parts so our furniture and storage racks are still viable. This is a headache and I’m taking back the “least stressful move” comment. It had now indefinitely became the most stressful. I have spoke to Qualie and Lisa was to call me back about EE Ward claims process but has yet to do so. James and Keith assures me that they would find my box and do all the leg work to find the parts but alas, here I am. Waiting on hold calling stores, finding out manufacturers, calling them, getting part replacement quotes and shipping to replace furniture legs, bolts, fasteners, castors, etc. James & his moving crew went above and beyond, I have moved 8 times cross country in recent years and this was the least stressful. Not only did they take care of my stuff, they carefully unloaded my 4/3 household - to include two motorcycles and got it all to fit in my storage shed. Dan is a magician, I don’t know how he did it! They called in advance, were on time, professional and pleasant and flexible when I had to change units and cleaned up any trash that accumulated. I plan on using them again in the future and would recommend them to anyone.
- Nikki Gonzales

The very best. Driver (Dave) was great to work with. He worked the truck into a very tight spot at the destination and was always on time, (even early in both cases). The loaders and unloaders were all very professional and very personable. I would let them move me any time.

To say EE Ward is outstanding is not enough. They followed through on all promises, were on time, on budget, and most of all, they really cared that we were happy with our move. Special thanks to Abby our estimator and Dave our crew chief and truck driver. Hiring EE Ward will put your mind at ease and your move just got a whole lot easier.
- Lon Haenel

Great people!! Helped make my move less stressful, especially around the holidays. Thank you!!
- Beth

E E Ward Moving and Storage is a long time fixture in Columbus, Ohio. It is cited as one of the oldest existing African American businesses in the nation.
- Deborah Latham-White

Every time I come to make a delivery they are always very friendly. Great staff.
- Proud Daddy me

From start to finish E.E. Ward provided a great moving experience, way beyond our expectations. The virtual estimate walkthrough with Abby was spot on, as she was seeing items that even I hadn't noticed. LeAnn provided our coordination and was always on top of things, keeping us informed. Finally, Gene and Mark were our movers. They did a great job moving everything, were very accommodating to any request and took great care to ensure that our furniture was well protected during transit. The cost was exactly what was quoted in the estimate. We highly recommend the E.E. Ward team for moving.
- Carl Huey

The crew (Eric, Aaron, and Kameron) led by James was polite, professional, quick, and conscientious of our belongings. They were even able to keep noise down to a minimum while one of us took work from home calls the entire time.
- Samuel Plent

My move from Charlotte area to Florida was a disaster! They decided to use 2 smaller trucks instead of one and one truck had a split load. They off loaded mine to put other load in front of trailer and re-loaded mine. I guess this was the problem, Thousands of dollars of my stuff was not reloaded. In any case many large boxes on the back part of my load did not make it and they were not able to locate. I expected maybe some damage, did not expect many things not making it at all. It is coming on 2 months now and still messing waiting to hear from their claims department. They want to know inventory number of items missing but their inventory list is useless. Descriptions are cryptic (picture, vase, etc.). Also the inventory was stopped well before end of loading. Many specific items that were lost are not on inventory for sure. I did have photos from the house prior and was able to show them photos of a number of the items. They don't doubt the stuff is missing, just don't seem to care to make it right. If you are thinking about using this company add 50% to their quote to cover follow on issues and compare that to competitive quotes. Or if you have stuff you can't replace DON'T USE E.E. WARD!
- Greg Farbolin

- Ron Filippelli

James and Crew helped us move homes. Their attitude was extremely professional and also looking at solving when faced with an unknown situation. They were flexible around our needs while not sacrificing a bit of their efficiencies. James led from front and he not only helped his crew succeed but also taught and coached which is extremely important for high performing teams. I must say that you are extremely lucky to have James and his crew as part of your team
- Vijayant Singh

Deron, Derrick and Andre were our team for our move and they were legit the BEST. Andre even lent his hot spot to my wife when we were transitioning our WiFi. Legit great work, easy to communicate with and all around great experience. Thank you!
- Mark Holmquist

We recently used EE Ward to move across the country. Their customers service was GREAT until the actual move. The woman who gave us a quote was timely, friendly, and professional. We paid for packing and they budgeted two days -- the movers the day of were more than friendly, kind, and helpful. The foreman on the job asked the men to squeeze all of the packing into one day and later charged us overtime. We also had a few missing and damaged items when everything arrived at our new home. Some wear and tear is expected in a cross country move; however, EE Ward has not responded took weeks to respond to requests for repair and has flat out refused to compensate us for missing technology items. If you had asked me at the beginning I would have more than recommended EE Ward, but after it is all said and done I would never recommend based on the customer service on the back end. What you see is not what you get. Update: I have called, left a voicemail, and emailed the below contact and have not been contacted back. I am still missing a printer and paper shredder that EE Ward has refused to acknowledge, even after going through proper claims procedures.
- Megan Toppel

Highly recommend EE Ward! I’ve now used them twice and they’re excellent!
- gina marinacci

The movers were very experienced and got down to business as soon as they arrived. They throughly prepped the house prior to packing up and moving the items out to the truck. All types of packing materials were used and I felt confident that our belongings be be safely moved and stored. The movers were friendly and answered all my questions completely. A quality control person came by to check up on the movers’ progress and performance and asked if all was well. Before long all the items were in the truck, papers signed and they made sure everything in the house was as they found it. A great moving experience!
- BeLinda Guard

I used EE Ward for our moving needs this past weekend. Hands down the best moving experience I've had...and we've moved ~10 times due to work. Gene and his team right from the start were congenial and shared their moving experience across the team, which put us at ease. They were engaging but worked their tails off. Very respectful to our family as well. I've recommended EE Ward to my realtor and told her to only recommend them moving fwd...they were that good. Professionals through and through. No scuff marks, no damages, and no complaining. Just rolled up their sleeves and knocked it out. 5 Stars.
- Ben Robertson

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