John Volken Academy Movers

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Quality of service: 4.5

Punctuality: 4.9

Accuracy of Estimate: 3.8

Customers’ rating: 4.9

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About John Volken Academy Movers

This moving company is a not-for-profit moving company that services all of Washington, Arizona and Surrey, BC. We specialize in all your moving needs from residential to commercial relocation. At Academy Movers, we understand that many people have had a negative past experience with moving companies, so we are available to guide you every step of the way.

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The company provides a full pack of moving services within their flat hourly rate, with the exception of packing supplies. Friendly and professional, they successfully deal with commercial, residential, and long-distance moving.

John Volken Academy Movers Licenses & Certificates

This moving company claims to be fully licensed and insured to handle any type of move. They do not display this information though. The experience of the company and the training of the employees really set this company from others in the industry.

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What is John Volken Academy Movers cost?

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John Volken Academy Movers Reviews

Academy Movers was one of my best experiences with Professional Movers. I've used three different companies. I was working with a very specific timeframe due to my work schedule and only had four days to find a company. They accommodated, were great on their pricing, arrived on time, moved items out of my third floor apartment, loaded, arrived at my new ground floor apartment promptly, unloaded efficiently, and finished before their estimated time. There was no damage to my items or to either apartment. They took special care of my rather large TV and artwork. They followed directions and the only guidance they needed was what to grab and where to put items in the new place. The Moving Crew was personable, friendly, and professional. I have moved 15 times in my life and this was the most stress free experience. I HIGHLY recommend Academy Movers and will be using their service EVERY time I have to move in the future.
- Pete R.

I'm quite happy with Academy Movers. It was non-stop pouring rain on the day that I moved, it could have ended really badly, yet it didn't, the move was efficient and smooth. They do have a 4 hour minimal time requirement on Saturdays, it turned out just about the right time for my move: half an hour travel time (they do charge the travel time for up to 30 mins because of the relatively low rate), 2 hours packing time, 20 mins travel to my new place, and about 1 hour unpacking time. They disassembled my bed and reassemble it just fine, they moved my really heavy dresser without taking out the drawers, that's really fortunate as my clothes could get really wet due to the rain. The drive way for my new place is really narrow, yet they managed to back in the truck the entire way w/o any trouble, and I think that's quite impressive as the width of the driveway is pretty much the same as the width of the truck. Last but not least, their charge isn't bad at all for 3 men + truck, overall quite happy with it 🙂
- Sherry Y.

Just finished having our moving truck packed and wanted to share my excitement! These guys are fantastic! Just the right pace- they were definitely moving at a fast pace, but I felt like they were very careful with all of our belongings. They were very skilled and made everything fit well in the truck. Friendly and courteous. Everything I hoped for. Couldn't be happier!!!
- Jessica B.

Can't say enough about how great these guys were. Showed up on time, very nice team, listened to directions well and had us moved out and into our new place in less than four hours. They all worked hard and were creative with getting our bed down the stairs. The experience was great from beginning to end and I will definitely use them again and refer to all my friends.
- Shar B.

These guys's were amazing. They came out and unloaded my storage units and brought them to a new location. They had great communication and were on time. They were all very polite and were very hard workers. They did a great job taking care with everything and loaded and unloaded the truck very carefully. Will use again shortly.
- Nick W.

I had a wonderful moving experience with Academy Movers. They were professional, efficient, careful and courteous. Our apartment was on the third floor and we had some heavy pieces of furniture. They handled everything extremely well. They offered to take apart my table and bed when I didn't have the right tools. They made sure everything was put exactly where I wanted it in the new place. I can't say enough good things. Highly recommend them!
- Laura V.

I moved at the end of November (2017) but I forgot to write a review! I had three strong gentlemen with a huge commercial moving truck create a perfect moving experience. I paid $408 (before tip) and it was worth EVERY PENNY. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for fast, professional moving help.
- Michelle V.

We had such a fantastic moving experience with Academy Movers this morning! They not only called when they were on the way to our house, they were prompt, very friendly, professional, and efficient. I had a couple hiccups with our storage facility, but these guys rolled with the changes and kept a smile and upbeat attitude the whole time. I love that supporting this local small business means that you are also supporting their nonprofit organization, John Volken Academy! Don't hesitate booking Academy Movers, they make moving easy!
- Marquita S.

Moving sucks. But these guys made it fun! They showed up early, had my entire place in the truck within 2 hours. I even threw an extra stop at them but they got through it with a smile. Overall they showed great care for my items, they were positive, they worked quickly, and they were very polite. I dont ever plan on moving again but if I have to, I'm using these guys!!!!
- Jacquelynn A.

My fiance and recently moved to West Seattle and hired JVA movers to handle the move. These guys worked efficiently and made the entire move process as stress free as you can get! I would definitely recommend JVA movers to anyone looking to hire a good moving company that focuses on integrity, professionalism, working for a good cause!
- Jude R.

These guys were awesome! A friend recommended them to me and after a quick scan of the reviews, as well as conversations with both Cameron and Yanko, I was on board. Everyone I spoke with and met were super respectful and professional. The guys were over an hour early for our scheduled move time and they moved things quickly and carefully. They were super friendly and asked all the questions needed to make sure my move went as smoothly as possible. Would highly recommend this group. Used them for a work move the next week and had the exact same positive experience. You won't be disappointed!
- Sam T.

These guys were top notch. They arrived promptly at noon and finished moving both an apartment and a storage unit in 3 hours on the dot. They were kind and courteous, while being fast and efficient. I will use them again for any future moves I make. The best part is that it gives back to the community through rehabilitation programs supporting young men. Grade A!
- Koryn D.

I have moved a lot and I have to say JVA is hands down the best moving co I've ever used. Cameron came out to the house we were moving out of to get a sense of how much stuff we have. We were able to pay a flat moving fee which I prefer to paying by the hour. The crew arrived right on time which started the day in a great way. They were extremely efficient and enjoyable to be around for the day. Nothing broken, nothing ruined, no problems at all. I HIGHLY recommend these guys and will use them again in the future.
- Barrie T.

These guys were amazing! Super motivated, trustworthy and took good care of my stuff. My move involved a lot of elevator usage and they were good sports about it the whole time. I got a little nervous leaving my stuff unmonitored when we got to my storage unit and they totally adjusted for me so someone was with my stuff at all times. Definitely recommend. Will be going back to them when I move again.
- Alice J.

I contacted multiple moving companies, and the John Volken Academy Movers' customer service was the best by far, and their price was the lowest. Every call was returned promptly and they patiently answered all my questions (I had several rounds of questions). The moving crew arrived on time and were extremely careful with our stuff, fast and efficient. At our new place, they unloaded boxes into the right rooms and rearranged heavy furniture several times while we decided where we actually wanted it to go. Before leaving, they even asked if we wanted them to make any other furniture adjustments! From start to finish, the company and staff were a dream to work with. I would recommend them to anyone. Moving is stressful, working with this company was not.
- Annies S.

A year ago, we moved house. At that time, I called several movers trying to get a quote on moving our piano. Quotes ranged upwards of $500 for the move. We moved it ourselves. A year later, and we're moving again. This time, my family politely informed me [sarcasm] that they would not be moving the piano again; so I again went looking for a mover. I stumbled across John Volken Academy Movers, the only movers with a 5-star rating. I asked for quotes from them and one other mover, who never replied with a quote. John Volken Academy quoted me $150, and said they could be at our place at 9 am on the day we needed them. Yanko and I had several exchanges via email, and every time he was prompt in answering my questions and giving me the information I needed. My husband was skeptical. A 5-star rating means perfection . . . and he had trouble believing that any mover would be that good. They called when they were on their way to our house. They arrived promptly at 9 am. They introduced themselves to us and shook our hands. We did ease their time by having already moved the piano from the house into the garage (it requires removing doors, among other things), for which they were quite grateful. They then proceeded to have just two of them strap up and move the piano. They had it on the truck in under 10 minutes. They transported it to the new house and had it in place in under an hour. They were immensely professional throughout, quick and efficient. We have since talked about them to several people, including our real estate agent, to whom we recommended them highly. I personally also appreciate the fact that we were helping a non-profit that helps people with addiction recovery; I work in a school with an addiction-recovery program, and I know that the work they do to help people rebuild their lives is incredibly important. I would wholeheartedly recommend this mover to anyone who needs a great, reliable company!
- Lisa M.

We needed help moving a refrigerator from downstairs to upstairs and disposing the non-working fridge. JVA price was a simple flat rate (no surprises) and very reasonable. They came within the agreed time window and did a great job moving our appliances within an hour. They took good care not bumping into things and our parked vehicles. Nice people. Really good communication from the Operations Manager Matt.
- Vinh T.

Noah, Wood, and Kendrick were rockstars during our move from Federal Way to Lacey today. They arrived on time and finished earlier than estimated. They moved quickly but carefully, and safely transported our HEAVY adjustable bed and treadmill through multiple flights of stairs. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone moving around the area. Professional, friendly, reliable, and very reasonably-priced! Quick tip: there are 3 levels of insurance coverage and it seems to be the same or substantially similar levels among all moving companies in the area, so I was able to focus on the hourly rate. Academy was the most competitive.
- Anna G.

I really can't say enough good things about these guys. Super helpful and worked with me on nailing down a good time for the move. They worked very quickly and efficiently and did the move twice as quick as i could have. They also were priced more reasonably than the competition and were very careful with my stuff and the move. 5 stars all around.
- Cody P.

I had a last minute request to move my son and his roommate from one apartment unit to another after a fire in the previous building. Academy Movers was available to help out and put our minds at ease at a very stressful time. Whew! Thank you to Matt for his quick response to my request and to Brandon and Landon for moving my son and his roommate so efficiently. I highly recommend this moving company!
- Wendy H.

This company is absolutely amazing. They showed up on time, did the job and worked super hard. All I can say is wow.
- Demetrius B.

I contemplated writing this review, but I felt I need to warn others in case something like this happens again. During our move, our leather couch seam had ripped. We didn't make a big deal since the boys worked hard (and accidents happen during a move) and we figured we would resolve it through insurance. We even ordered pizza for the boys and tipped them at the end. When we brought it up to Cameron (manager), he gave us two options- insurance will pay us $170.40 or they will have someone repair the seam. We bought the couch for $3700+tax, so we felt repairing it was the better option. He told us they work with a repairman name Boku. After seeing pics of the damage, Boku advised us that he can re-stitch the couch but it will not be perfect. He also said that if anyone saw the couch, they would not know it's been repaired. Boku came out on scheduled day and went right to work. I was in the same room with him and he did not say anything until he was finished. Imagine my surprise when I walked across the room and saw that he had sloppily glued the seams instead of re-stitching (see pics). He told me this was the only option. When I asked him why he didn't consult with me, he refused to speak to me further and told me to take it up with Cameron since they hired him. I spoke to Cameron and sent him pics of the repair. He was also surprised that the seams had been glued and told me he was going to get back to me. After 9 days, Cameron emailed me saying there was nothing else they can do and we can reach out to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for further review. I was misled into thinking our couch was going to be re-stitched and it was not. Had I known they were simply going to glue the seams, I would've refused the repair. Very disappointed at their lack of responsibility for someone they chose to do the repair. Moral of the story- if there is damage, do not have them fix it and go through insurance.
- Hannae K.

I was looking for some moving help with a piano and treadmill. John Volken Academy Movers responded right away, scheduled for the following day, and beat all the other moving company quotes by quite a bit. Friendly movers showed up to move my items right on time. Quick, polite and professional. Would recommend.
- Dan H.

The Academy movers came and helped my clients move and was fabulous. They took time to make sure their furnishings was Handled with care. They were prompt and efficient. Great clean cut guys. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Christie M.

The 3 man crew of movers were very polite and friendly. They made the move very quick and simple. Overall, I am very impressed and will definitely be using this crew again!
- Deanna O.

Absolutely can't say enough good things about John Volken movers. They are very reliable, fast and respectful. They don't take advantage of the hourly rate and get to work. My whole family has used them lately and they are always on time and nothing broken! Score!
- Tanya B.

These guys were great. Everything went without a hitch. They were respectful and fast.
- Mike D.

I have a massive table that I made in my basement that needed to be moved to my dining room. This thing probably weighs more than 700 lbs and was embarrassed to even ask someone to attempt it. A crew of four guys lifted this up 10 flights of stairs and almost broke their backs in the process. The kicker was they were super courteous and and respectful of the table top. These guys are amazing. Couldn't be happier.
- Steve B.

Great experience with John Volken Movers. Showed up on time and spent 10 hours hustling to get my advanced move done. This was a multiple location pick up and they worked hard to get all my furniture put together and where I needed it for my family to be comfortable after a long day. I was so happy with my decision to hire these guys. The three gentlemen that helped us were pleasant and professional. They treated our things with care while maintaining a grueling pace. I would definitely hire them again for any future moves or recommend them to my friends and family. Thank you for all your help!
- Claire G.

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