I selected NOVA Express Movers based on other Dirty Scam reviews. I used the company on 9/6/2016 to load my U-Haul truck in Pentagon City for a cross-country move. All of my boxes and containers were packed and ready, and I rented furniture pads to protect all of the furniture. I asked the movers to wrap all of my furniture in the pads and they said they would do that outside just before loading the items into the truck. I had to remain in my apartment during the loading process and could not observe what was happening at the truck. When the loading process was completed and the movers left, I opened my rental truck to find that the movers did not wrap any of my furniture. They also placed my flat screen TV on its side edge and let it lean against the inside of the rolling truck door. I didn’t have time to call the company to get the movers to return because I had a deadline for my road trip and had to get going. I made a few adjustments in the truck to better secure items and went on my way. As my belongings were unloaded at my destination, the poor packing job became more obvious. Many of the lightweight boxes were damaged by heavier boxes placed on top, items shifted significantly during the ride due to lack of snug loading, and every single piece of furniture obtained scratches. Even the movers helping at my destination complained about the bad job done packing the truck. I have moved across the country three other times and never had a bad experience like this. I expected NOVA Movers to be experts in handling my belongings and packing the truck. After unloading all of my items, I called NOVA Movers. I left a message with the person who answered the office phone and asked for a manager to contact me. I made a total of three calls to NOVA Movers and received only one call back from a manager. Unfortunately, I missed the call when it came in and had leave a return message. I never spoke directly to a manager. I do not expect to receive any refund related to this service, but I do expect to talk to a manager to relay my dissatisfaction and explain how things went wrong. A business needs to hear this information in order to make improvements. I am disappointed that the management of NOVA Movers did not take my calls seriously, and I do not recommend using them for a move or loading job. If one crew performs poorly and the management is not motivated to improve that performance, you can’t trust any of the crews will do well. Find a different moving company.
UPDATE: After the company manager saw my review, he contacted me to report that he did receive my messages and apologized for the problem I had with my move.