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April 4, 2010 4:36 PM   Subscribe

Who are the best movers in Chicago? There's a slight difference in my question because money is no object, I want a company that will handle a few pieces of delicate furniture as if it were made of gold. The destination is about 35 minutes away from the city.
posted by anonymous to Travel & Transportation around Chicago, IL (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Golan made us happy.
posted by onepot at 4:48 PM on April 4, 2010

I'd call a local business that restores high-end antique furniture. They probably have a list of reputable (and expensive) movers that do this sort of thing.
posted by eisenkr at 4:59 PM on April 4, 2010

I really was incredibly impressed with Movetastic. They were fast and careful, but I don't have much in the way of very delicate furniture (the more fragile stuff I have was handled admirably), so...
posted by eleanna at 5:38 PM on April 4, 2010

I've moved with Golan three times and never had a single item broken. I wasn't moving anything particularly valuable but I was always very happen.
posted by sugarfish at 5:48 PM on April 4, 2010

Seconded on the antique shop advice. In a city as large as Chicago, there are bound to be companies that specialize in exactly this.

I recently used a piano mover to haul some furniture (and a piano), and had fantastic luck with them. I guess that Piano movers are accustomed to handling their cargo with slightly more delicacy than the average Joe Mover.
posted by schmod at 5:55 PM on April 4, 2010

My boyfriend swears by Meyers Movers. He's used them a few times and has been very happy with them.
posted by SisterHavana at 6:24 PM on April 4, 2010

I used Midway for a few moves - they were good and broke nothing. You might call them and tell them it is a special move with valuables. Of course, buy insurance.
posted by Mid at 7:23 PM on April 4, 2010

I'll be using Move-tastic in a week or so. Can't really speak to their moving ability, but they've been great to work with on the phone. I've talked to maybe 4-5 different people via phone and email, and they've been unfailingly polite, prompt, and helpful. Hopefully the movers are cut from the same cloth. I'll try and remember to come back and post my results.
posted by specialnobodie at 1:11 PM on April 5, 2010

Starving Artist Moviers has been great all four times we've used them.
posted by me3dia at 3:00 PM on June 30, 2010

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