North Shore Movers,
Graebel Van Lines (out of Buffalo Grove, IL –confusing as also found called Graebel American Movers Inc?)
Blackhawk Moving & Storage (United Van Lines),
All Chicagoland Moving & Storage (United Van Lines),
Cook Moving Systems (United Van Lines),
Armstrong (United Van Lines)
(Have weeded many others out, & my research has somehow ended up "United-heavy" Other area suggestions are welcome)
I am looking to set up quotes in the next week or so for my mid-June move to WV.
Thanks! Again, great site that has been so helpful. Contributing something to it is already on my moving budget list!
Several of the names you mentioned are included on the list.
I certainly don't intend this to be an endorsement of any particular mover or even of hiring a mover at all, but "if you must" then hopefully this will be another tool that helps you avoid being ripped off.
In addition to the top 25 listing on page 11, the file also gives a very interesting and comprehensive report on the moving industry in the state of Chicago. It's mostly just statistics. The only caveat is that the report makes no mention whatsoever of the rogue industry. Perhaps this is because in 1997 the scammers were just coming into bloom as a widespread phenomenon. Still, to me that means that you can't assume that just because a mover is in the report, that they are not a scammer.
And you already know about the United agents from me. But I would again emphasize, dont waste your time with multiple quotes from the same Van Line. We all charge the same and apply the same discounts. Go with the one you feel more comfortable with over the phone. And then get them out to your house.
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