The Perfect Formula for Success

When it comes to finding quality movers, you need to understand what things you need to ask in order to find the best moving companies that are available. When you choose a moving company, you are giving them permission to take your personal belongings and transport them to your new home. At the same time, you are expecting them to treat your items with care and give you the best services possible. In order to determine that the movers are capable of doing this, here are some questions that you should ask:

  • Is the moving company family owned or a corporation?
  • Does the moving company have a Better Business Bureau rating of A+?
  • Are they fully insured?
  • How much workers compensation coverage do the movers have?
  • Does the company have an office that you can visit, or do they operate with a truck and a cell phone?

Knowing these things will help you to select the best quality movers. You might be wondering what types of answers you should expect and why they matter, so here is a better explanation of how to choose quality moving companies based on their responses to these questions.

The ownership of the company matters because family owned businesses have a tendency to take more pride in their work and the quality of their service. Corporate movers can often get lost in pursuit of the almighty dollar, sacrificing quality and service while doing so.

The BBB rating is an obvious one. The better their rating, the more successful they have proven themselves to be. If the Better Business Bureau believes in the company, you can too.

Insurance and workers compensation are essential to the job. Quality movers will have high levels of insurance coverage and the most liability protection so that your things are protected no matter how much they’re worth. They’ll also have extensive coverage for workers compensation, alleviating the worry of being sued for a worker getting hurt while on the job.

A company that has an office shows that their company is more stable and that they are actually a credible business. Lacking a physical office doesn’t necessarily make a company any less qualified to move your personal effects, but having that dedicated office presents a more professional image, which is what you should be looking for.

The formula for selecting quality movers will help you to find the right moving company, regardless of whether you know what you need or are still discovering your options.

About The Author:  Since 1918, Casey McCann and Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage have relocated thousands of customers locally in Santa Barbara and throughout California.   Hazelwood Allied consists of a team of quality movers that truly care for your household goods.  Headquartered in Carpinteria, they specialize in moving Santa Barbara and the surrounding cities.

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Hazelwood Transfer & Storage is a long-time member of the California Moving and Storage Association (CMSA) and a company that CMSA would be confident to recommend to consumers looking to choose a quality mover in the Greater Santa Barbara area. One of the core values of the CMSA is to help consumers make good choices in the selection of a mover.

Anon. I.

Everyone at Hazelwood Moving and Storage is fantastic!!! They are professional and dependable, with the ability to handle very valuable and fragile pieces. We are an interior design firm in Florida and used them to handle receiving and holding deliveries for several top clients. They inventoried everything efficiently and were always responsive if we needed to access items before or after the installation. During installation, their team is hard working and efficient. Highly recommend them.

Will E.

Best movers I’ve ever dealt with, hands down. I needed to move some antique furniture from Carpinteria up to San Francisco. I already had a rental truck, but was nervous about packing and loading such delicate items. I called Hazelwood and asked if they could help. They did have a crew available, and two of the most skilled, efficient guys showed up at the house. I’m so used to dealing with sub-contracted or “student” movers, but these two guys were incredible. They wrapped and packed everything, and they even finished early! I have no hesitation in recommending Hazelwood and the McCann family. Top notch.