After a horrible, rip-off experience with another large mover in Houston, I FOUND THE BEST: JOHN D. MOVING!!! These guys are outstanding! I've used them twice now (Aug. 08 in Houston's heat and today, Feb. 28, 09). They continue to meet or beat all my criteria: they are PROFESSIONALS. BOTH TIMES: These men showed up ON TIME, CLEAN and EASY TO WORK WITH. They get right to work and work HARD, NON-STOP until the job is done, and they will always make sure they place everything as you want it. They always ask you. They are SUPER CAREFUL with everything, and I mean everything! No dings . . . . no scratches . . . careful lifting, placement and padding. I especially like they these guys are smart. They find the most efficient and careful way to move large items (down stairs or through doors). I watched two of them move my 8' armoire down a narrow spiral staircase and not even touch the wall! I'll bet John D. must be an awesome boss because they have such a pleasant attitude while they work. And they work well together and are respectful of each other, helping one another with heavy loads. It's just so nice to see this kind of cooperation. It has made the stress of moving a breeze for me, BOTH times. Their rates are SO reasonable that I always feel like I'm getting a real bargain. Finally, Mary (in the office) is so accommodating and pleasant to work with. She will make whatever arrangements YOU need and she makes sure you are happy. So if you haven't used them, I'd love to share them with you because I want them to stay in business so when I need them, they are right there for me. I can't imagine anyone having a bad experience with them. They're awesome! C. Randolph in Houston
My family used king david movers for our move to Ft Lauderdale. The sales rep (John) asked me to give them a review and grade so here it is. First he answered all my questions when we did the phone inventory. The other companies I was talking to didnt ask about stairs or other potential upcharges. I like that they gave us an estimate based on cubic feet instead of weight (nobody came to our house with a scale to weigh our furniture so how would they have a clue as to the weight of our load??) I wasnt excited about paying a deposit, but it was a lot less than most of the companies were asking and John said it was refundable for any reason (and he put that on the contract). The day of the move was ok, but a little stressful. The driver called to say they were running late but they got there about an hour later. The 3 guys that came out were what I expected from any moving company...gruffy but polite and they got the job done in a decent amount of time. The move itself took a little longer than expected (about 15 days) but at least john did his best to keep us updated as well as their customer service people. The delivery crew was different that the ones that picked us up but they were ok as well. They put our stuff in the rooms that they were supposed to and even put our beds back together. There were a few things that got scratched or scuffed but nothing major. Overall it was not a bad experience
I am posting this to let everyone know about some confusing info. On YP.com, there are 3 listings for Minute Movers. They all have 3 different addresses, but the same phone number. This is what I found out. The previous owner sold the business to the current owner in 2013, and now operates under the name of minute movers of Texas. So it is not the same company as before. ( Website is minutemoversoftexas.com). I'm just saying this because they did a fairly decent job on my move, and I didn't think it would be fair to them to let people think it is the same crappy company as before. Don't get me wrong. Not everything was perfect. Even though they had given me a set price on the phone, they weren't able to fit all my stuff into the truck, and they had to make a second trip. And they charged me extra for it. So it cost me almost a hundred dollars more than what I was expecting. But still, it was cheaper than some of the other quotes I had received from others, so I think I still made out better with them. .