Update – while I originally gave these guys a 5 star, I now have to take four away. I essentially moved my furniture to storage so I didn’t go through any of the things until a couple days ago. I labeled all items fragile, with arrows pointing to which side should be up (on all sides of the boxes) and with the word “FRAGILE” on the top as well. I even separated the fragile boxes from the others, and pointed that out to the mover. Even with all of this prep work, of the two fragile boxes I’ve since opened, both have several broken items. This is frustrating given my direction and preparation, but more so because those things lost, were antiques and heirlooms. So, don’t use these guys unless you’re moving things you’re ok getting broken.
I couldn’t be happier with my Strongmove experience. I recently moved in state but about 200 miles, I was a bit concerned when the first company I asked to provide a proposal was going to charge me close to 4K. I decided to post my move on UShip.com, and Strongmove came in with the best value bid at nearly a quarter of the original proposal. The price was right so I went with them. From the beginning discussion with Begen, to the actual move with Sam and Abay, I couldn’t have been happier. All three were considerate, thorough, and professional. Abay and Sam worked hard to get my things safely and carefully, loaded, moved and unloaded, and did it all in the same day in a little less than 8 hours (including travel). I’ve had to move often over the past few years, and the next time I do, I’ll start with Stongmove. If your in VA, I think these guys should be your first call for your moving needs.