Any information on these two companies )negative/positive)? Your help would be appreciated as My moving date is approaching. Any others recommended?
Just off the top of my head, I would think that Suddath (United) would be a safe choice because they have offices in both Miami and Atlanta, but there are many others. People (long-haul drivers) have said good things about Joyce, although we have no actual reviews as yet. I don't know anything about the Mayflower agent you mention.
Whichever company you choose, please come back and tell us how it goes.
Hope to hear from anyone with experience with either Joyce or A-1-A Atlantic (Mayflower).
I had received a not to exceed estimate for around $2750 (from Suddath). Turns out one of the pices of furniture we were taking is useless (a mattress/boxspring) and the lawnmower had gas in it so we could not take that. They packed a few things including the TV, some paintings, and a large mirror (my wife packed most of the house up while I was at work over a period of two to three weeks- 3/2 house).
When I received a call today from Olive at Suddath (very nice lady, that told me I would receive a call today after the weigh in), she said the total was for $2522 (which is less than we all expected). I should also tell you that my in-laws are also moving with the same truck (a huge house with tons of furniture est. 16k lbs) and they're paying around $7800 w/insurance).
All in all everyone in the family seems to be very satisfied with their work packing/loading and the estimates.
The moment of truth will be when they get there on Friday to deliver my in-laws and on sat to do ours. Will update as soon as possible.
I was however at home for the delivery and I have to say they were just as my wife described. For a 3/2 the started at around 8:30 and by noon they had unloaded the truck where I had asked them to unload. They setup all my furniture and were very organized. They took care not to damage the inside of the house (i have wooden floorsdownstairs and carpet upstairs). All in all I was very happy with the service provided by Suddath in Deerfield. The driver and everyone else we dealt with were very professional(Anthony, Clyde, Dante (unloading) ,Julio (loading), Olive customer service and Dan sales rep.
Hope this helps someone considering a mover in South Florida.
If you need a reference please send me a private message.
Diane wrote:SOUTH FLORIDA (Dade and Broward Counties)
Allied Van Lines agents
--AA Varco Moving & Storage (Allied) in Pompano Beach.
This company has excellent quality scores from the van line. A person who works for another Allied agent ("PMueller") posted that the owner, Joe Varco, is a quality driver who left the agency he was with to start his own company several years ago. We have no reviews as yet.
Atlas Van Lines agents
--A-1 Fargo (Atlas) in Miami and Pompano.
This company (Miami branch) won a quality award from the van line in 2005.
We have one good review:
--Ace Worldwide (Atlas) in Miami.
"Rick" made good remarks about the company, and we have one good review:
--LaMar Transfer (Atlas) in Miami.
Good comments about an interstate move in a private message to me from "Newlyblond" in 11/05 - "I had [a] great experience . . . when I moved up here [to Long Island] from Florida 6 years ago! For the record, the company I used was called LaMar Transfer (out of Miami) and they are still in business. If you see any posts from anyone moving from the Miami area, I'll be happy to correspond with them about LaMar."
Note that the above review is very old.
Bekins Van Lines agents
--Bekins South Florida in Miami.
I'm not sure of the location of this company (it could be in Fort Lauderdale), so ask for Bob Jones.
We have one good review:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5721 (move within FL)
--Graebel of South Florida in Miami.
We have good remarks about this company by "Michael" (a volunteer who works for an Atlas agent in Raleigh, NC).
Paul Arpin Van Lines agents
--Joe's Moving and Storage (Paul Arpin) in Miami.
There is one good review by "FrustratedMover" (Gabriella) for a move within FL:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4491 (move within FL)
United Van Lines agents
--Suddath (United) in Deerfield Beach.
Suddath is a very large United agent and has been jokingly said to "own" Florida. We have three good reviews of interstate moves with this branch.
"IsaacMar" posted a rave review of a move from Miami to Atlanta:
I advise against using the independent company Coral Springs Moving in Coral Springs (Miami area) because of several service failures reported on this board.
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