Are there good movers out there?
June 4, 2009 4:59 PM   Subscribe

Need a good local mover in Vancouver, BC, area.

I've looked at these two past questions and while the general advice is good, I'm hoping for a direct recommendation for a good local mover for a small one-bedroom apartment type move later this month. My stuff isn't valuable (I'll move the precious tools of my trade myself) but I don't want loads of glue intentionally strewn on things and grease on the carpet like last time with Quick & Careful which was on par with Small men with Big Hearts' ex-con high on drugs while driving type reputation. I'd love to move the stuff myself, as I'm comfortable driving a one-ton, but I and my husband are not physically up to the labour, and don't know how to hire a couple of people to do the heavy part for us. Any recommendations?
posted by Listener to Travel & Transportation around Vancouver, BC (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've had great reviews from 2 friends who have used Abbey Moving (604-264-1191). They were described as "intelligent" among other glowing adjectives, neat! I'm about to test them myself on Tuesday and can give a first-hand account then, if you're still looking.
posted by lunaazul at 5:23 PM on June 4, 2009

Tranquility Movers. Heavy Metal Rockers by night, dedicated movers by day. Seriously, it's weird: they're so serious about moving you effectively. We had a couch that couldn't fit through the doorway into our new place, and they got really upset at themselves for failing. Everyone who uses them loves them.
posted by fatbird at 5:54 PM on June 4, 2009

My brother in law used to work for Abbey Moving and they are good guys however their mileage charges to come move my wife and I in Vancouver were too high, we used AMJ Campbell Vanlines instead and they were really good, fast, responsible and careful, could vary depending on which driver and workers you get though.
posted by Cosine at 8:43 PM on June 4, 2009

Update: We used Tranquility and they were quite good. Apparently they've been doing this 15 years, and it seems it's just the four of them that do the moving. They don't hire a bunch of helpers, and I think that would probably keep quality consistent.
posted by Listener at 8:00 PM on June 28, 2009

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