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Geoff L.
17:10 14 Nov 23
Mountain Moving did a great job moving our console piano to its new home. On-time, efficient and professional with the move and totally transparent with the reasonable charges.
Michelle W.
21:21 05 Oct 23
My nonprofit organization recently worked with Doug's moving crew to coordinate the move-out of our building and into storage while we right size to a better office. Doug was helpful in answering questions, following up on needed information, and... responding to our concerns quickly and professionally. His team was flawless and fast on our moving day, finishing up the work early and under budget,. They also coordinated the efforts for the discarded items to the dump, eliminating extra hassles and time for our staff. We have also worked with Shannon in the business office to take of billing, and those interactions have been helpful, courteous and professionally managed as well. We are so grateful for the excellent work ethic and follow through from everyone at Mountain Moving & Storage, and we look forward to working with them again.read more
Roberta W.
16:50 30 Sep 23
Darrol S.
16:19 06 Sep 23
Andrew B.
16:38 22 Jun 23
They did a great job moving a baby grand piano from Gig Harbor to Olympia. No issues, piece of cake. :)
Mark W.
05:11 04 May 23
Excellent move from beginning to end. I’ve worked professionally with Mountain for over 20 years and was always impressed with their low claims ratio. This was the first time I got to experience it personally. The crew was outstanding and the packing was... superb. We didn’t have a single damaged item in our move. We are upper happy and impressed. If you want or need a flawless move, please do not hesitate to contact Mountain to have the job done right.read more
Jacob A.
18:16 06 Dec 22
Mountain M&S has great people!
Robin S.
21:42 13 Nov 22
Loved the Agent that came to my house. Very Professional.
Carlyle J.
02:45 23 Sep 22
Our crew of 4 moved my Dad from University Place to Lakewood and were terrific! Very personable guys and work quickly and carefully. I definitely recommend them!
Clintman
19:41 07 Jun 22
Mountain moving is the best moving company I have worked with. Very reasonable rates and availability to help in local moves
Emily S.
20:33 31 May 22
I am so happy our stuff was moved with Mountian moving and storage! They did a wonderful job, the movers T and Robert were so friendly and helpful, they took extra care to get our stuff in safe and keep our floors clean. Overall just a great experience!... Highly recommend this company.read more
Judy W.
16:17 25 May 22
Great job!!! On time. Courteous. Extremely careful with everything. I would not hesitate to use them again. Highly recommend!!!
Lisa O.
17:03 29 Mar 22
Laura C.
18:53 23 Feb 22
eileen B.
20:20 22 Feb 22
A great job by all staff. T and his crew kept me laughing. They were quick and very careful in picking up, moving and placing my property.
Eric W.
20:19 22 Feb 22
Lou K.
17:55 25 Jan 22
Everyone involved with our move was helpful, efficient and professional. The move was done quickly and smoothly.
Amy W.
20:24 11 Jan 22
Rashad R.
16:44 21 Oct 21
ROBERT C.
14:43 26 Jul 21
1) We had them store household items pre-move.2)Mountain Moving is one of the best companies of any type business we have ever used. The sales consultant, the office staff, the pickup crews and the delivery crew were all: on time, knowledgeable,... professional, efficient, honest, helpful, careful and friendly.read more
Karen F.
19:30 30 Jun 21
The moving crew was organized, helpful and fast. I could not be happier about my experience.
Mark T.
18:06 22 Jun 21
Debbie B.
19:31 04 Jun 21
Diane W.
21:14 18 May 21
Mountain has moved me locally, as well as unpacked a POD when a family member moved from out of state. Always professional, courteous, knowledgeable and willing to help in any way.
Lindsay H.
18:08 15 Apr 21
Heidi M.
02:25 14 Apr 21
Darryl M.
21:20 01 Apr 21
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Scott M.
21:22 18 Mar 21
Generally good experience, with one floor damage issue (scratched hardwood). Noted by crew and office, but no post-move follow-up, so repaired myself.
Shawn B.
16:21 08 Mar 21
Great company and employees
Brian H.
18:49 06 Mar 21
Robin G.
00:51 26 Feb 21
I am more than happy to recommend Mountain Moving and Storage for their services! They were prompt and professional and friendly, and gave me the lowest estimate for my job. I would call them again if I have to move.
Matthew D.
23:35 25 Feb 21
Great experience. Professional, did not cut corners. Had another local company cancel on me the day of my planned move and had already received a quote from Mountain Movers prior to the other company’s cancellation. Called them and asked if they could... move me ASAP and they were there the next morning. No nonsense, rapid move, never had to redirect their movers back on task. Highest recommend!read more
Karyn P.
03:19 06 Feb 21
Above & beyond service. Doug provided a very thorough estimate, which prepared us more than we expected. We appreciated getting the follow-up confirmation from Shannon. On move day, John, Josh and Jenna were wonderful! They were so thoughtful and polite... and efficient! We couldn’t have asked for better service. They were a joy to work with and took great care of our belongings. Thank you!read more
Christopher W.
20:19 04 Feb 21
Mountain moving and storage performed flawlessly with our local move. Our consultation was very helpful to determine how to get ready to move and what to prepare for. On moving day they were there on time ready to go. The moving team was very hard... working, professional, and took great care with our items. I highly recommend them to anyone.read more
Yvonne C.
07:42 23 Jan 21
I love mt. Movers in Lakewood wa they are the best.. Ed and Cheryl treat you like family.
Paul M.
23:05 15 Jan 21
Erika D.
21:53 29 Dec 20
Bill S.
21:18 22 Dec 20
Great people very friendly and helpful and very reasonablely priced
Brian H.
19:27 10 Dec 20
Sylvie H.
16:06 25 Nov 20
Erin G.
21:24 16 Nov 20
As a Local Realtor in Gig Harbor, it is always my goal to make moving day as smooth as possible and Mountain Movers did just that for my clients. I will definitely recommend them to my clients in the future.
Joe K.
19:25 04 Nov 20
The workers moved a restored juke box filled with CD’s that couldn’t be jostled too much, or I would have spent hours re-organizing them. It was very heavy and awkward, yet two of them handled it no problem. It was moved between two residences smoothly.... Initially we were not sure if it would take three people to move it, so a third mover was there, but went unneeded. The good news was that they were honest and did not charge me for the third person. I would have paid, since he was on the premises, and they refused to charge me. THAT is why I will hire them again in the future should I need to. Honest, efficient, personable work...the way it should be.Joeread more
Anchored A.
22:15 13 Oct 20
John G.
16:49 13 Oct 20
Marie H.
21:21 06 Oct 20
Mike L.
04:45 24 Sep 20
Great people,fair prices for materials, new or used.
Norman C.
18:53 15 Sep 20
Sandra M.
14:40 01 Sep 20
Linda E.
16:02 28 Aug 20
My experience with Mountain moving was positive from beginning to end. I had fragile items packed and they all arrive in perfect condition. The lead, Todd was great to work with. I highly recommend them.
Michael M.
15:12 28 Aug 20
Barry K.
17:00 23 Aug 20
Very professional and driver friendly
Valerie T.
16:56 19 Aug 20
A great crew! My second move with Mountain — that says it right there!
Tenley J.
20:28 01 Aug 20
These guys were amazing! The estimator called me back immediately, quoted a fair price and sent two great guys to move my mom. It was a long day and there wasn’t moment that they didn’t treat my mom with kindness and respect even when she had them move... one item three times! Efficient, prepared, energetic and professional. Could not have asked for more.read more
Tasha H.
03:25 13 Jul 20
Elaine M.
01:58 06 Jun 20
My husband and I would like to thank Ed and his crew for the wonderful job they did moving our 10x10 shed today. We feel it was a very good price for the service. Though it was a lot of hard work they put in and maneuvering around they had to do, they... maintained great attitudes and were friendly. They work very well together. We also want to thank Doug for his timely responses to us through e-mail. We will definitely recommend Mountain Moving and Storage to others who may need a building moved or moving in general. We are sure your quality of service would be the same. Thank youRichard and Elaine Maceread more
Charles P.
02:40 02 Mar 20
They came and packed all our furniture for our move. When it was delivered to our new house they placed the furniture we we wanted it and reassembled the beds. Much to my surprise nothing was broken or even marred. Good job.
Lana P.
08:49 01 Mar 20
The crew was very efficient & fast! They were also friendly, but professional. I would recommend them! They cleared out a lot!
Terri D.
18:10 31 Jan 20
I've used MMS for several moves. They are great. No complaints whatsoever. The latest move January 2020 went as smooth as ever. Both moving men were respectful to us and my mom's belongings, considerate, friendly, and most importantly, efficient. You... won't be sorry if you choose them as your mover.read more
Stephen D.
18:11 17 Dec 19
The gentleman I talked to on the phone to arrange a move didn't seem to have a good handle on what was going on. Had to call 4 times to check on my delivery because he wasn't sure where his crew was or when they had an opening. The moving crew was... phenomenal. They unloaded my entire 26' truck (due to an injury I had) in only an hour. No broken items and they were more than willing to be gentle with the more delicate items and even moved things into the rooms I asked for to ease the hassle of doing it myself. Great job guys I'm impressed.read more
Alyssa R.
03:28 09 Dec 19
Doug was a pleasure to work with scheduling our move and we couldn’t be happier with how quickly and smoothly everything went. The team was kind, punctual, laid down mats/plastic to keep floors and carpets clean, and moved/unloaded our things both safely... and speedily. We highly recommend - thank you!read more
Lee H.
02:27 22 Nov 19
They were great and so helpful. Hard workers and concerned about my "stuff" and took really good care of everything.
David U.
03:20 09 Oct 19
Great experiences with Mtn Moving. I have used them twice - once when they were assigned to my military move from WA to HI, and a second time when I chose them for a move from one point in Tacoma to another.I can't comment on pricing for the first move... (paid for by military), but the second move's pricing was very fair. James (estimator) arrived as scheduled, provided a written estimate and tentatively scheduled a moving day. A 'what-to-expect on moving day' PDF was provided. He offered to provide boxes and packing materials, if needed.Movers (Todd, Tua, Fah) arrived on time on moving day. Walked thru, discussed basic plan and they got to work. Watched the guys move all items and they used standard equipment (carpeted dollies, pads, tie downs, etc). Everything was handled carefully and nothing was thrown or dropped. Load up time was less than estimated and very smooth. Unloading at the new house took even less time.All in all, an excellent experience. Simply put, the service provided was the service promised. I think prepping for moving day is 80-90% of what makes things go smoothly. We had everything boxed up, labeled, and staged by the doors of each room on moving day. Clothes taken out of closets and dressers and boxed up. Read thru the "what-to-expect" PDF and transported prohibited items ourselves before moving day (open chemical containers, alcohol, high value items). Everything you leave for the movers on moving day to deal with adds TIME. That, in turn, will increase your final cost, or torpedoes the whole move because of some showstopper.read more
Hannah G.
22:47 01 Oct 19
We had a wonderful experience with Mountain Moving! The initial consult was informative and easy. The day of move was smooth- they arrived timely and moved quickly, making sure everything was taken care of. We had them pack some things also and everything... was packed with care. I felt their pricing was fair and I would definitely hire them again for any future moves.read more
Max P.
15:40 10 Aug 19
John M.
16:33 09 Aug 19
My wife and I scheduled these guys to help us with our local move. We have used several local companies in the past and have never been happy with the result, hence why we kept trying someone new. These guys are my goto recommendation if you need... assistance moving. I called and reserved a team of 4 and two trucks about a week before our move. They let me know the price estimate and gave us the estimate time they would be there. They called to confirm the day prior and called the morning of to let us know they were on their way. The guys that showed up (Mark, Gabriel, Robert, Jesse) were polite and professional and knew what they were doing. We showed them what needed to go and they quickly got to work. They treated our stuff just like it was there own. They worked quickly and efficiently. Moving is always stressful, these guys made at least this part of it easy. Instead of shopping around for who may be the cheapest, save your self the hassle and call these guys to take care of your stuff.read more
Edgar S.
04:21 29 Jul 19
bryce H.
20:24 24 Mar 19
Devon D.
23:36 12 Mar 19
Was worried about having someone else pack my stuff because I have heard horror stories about HHG Todd and his crew were very good with our stuff and wrapped everything good and in a timely manner.
Pamela Y.
21:25 08 Mar 19
dalin K.
21:30 01 Feb 19
Mountain Moving did a amazing job. They were there on time and working extremely hard to finish in a timely matter. Dalin
Brian F.
23:41 19 Dec 18
Amanda P.
20:10 15 Dec 18
Charles E.
10:06 21 Sep 18
Pat L.
16:55 04 Sep 18
Todd and his crew did a fantastic job for us. They were on time, moved quickly, and were super careful in our new home. I definitely recommend Mountain Moving and Storage. They are the best. Thank you guys. Pat, Susan and Frankie.
Skip K.
17:56 21 Aug 18
Everyone from Mountain Moving was a polite professional .They always showed up on time all with smiles on their faces and great attitudes. We used them before and we'll use them again .
C Denise T.
05:51 30 Jul 18
Shawn and Lamar did an outstanding job delivering and setting up my household goods. I would definitely recommend Mountain Moving company if all their employees work as well as these two gentlemen.
Joyce L.
16:16 13 Jun 18
I used Mountain Moving during a remodel for moving my belongings out, storing them and then moving them back in. They are very professional, friendly, and on time. I highly recommend them.
Jake L.
17:33 21 May 18
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patricia J.
18:05 19 May 18
Jesus and Tua did a great job with our move. They took great pains to make sure everything went well. I would definitely recommend this company and Jesus and Tua to others.
Mark S.
00:21 10 Apr 18
The largest of the Stevens Worldwide Van Lines agents in the NW area. Staff is very helpful to all drivers not just Stevens drivers.No public scales at this location.
Betsy B.
19:32 23 Mar 18
Jesus was professional, easy to work with, and efficient.
Martha J.
04:24 22 Mar 18
Max T.
14:57 18 Mar 18
Nancy B.
00:21 09 Mar 18
Jesus and Jeremy were very professional and caring with the delivery of a VERY heavy upright family piano. This is the 4th time we have used Mountain Movers and will continue to use in the future.Thanks again for your trusted help.Regards,Bob and Nancy... BrakkeUPread more
John B.
00:22 01 Mar 18
Without a doubt, having moved 6 times in the last 24 years, this was the best experience we've ever had. The Mountain Moving crew that gets the credit for our superb experience. Headed by Jesus, the crew included Gabe, Robert, Jeremy and Austin. Each... member of the crew treated our furniture and items as if they were theirs. I commend them for their professional attitude, energy, and thorough work! THEY ARE THE BEST and Mountain Moving & Storage should be very proud to have these men representing them. KUDOS!!!.read more
Cassie C.
15:00 22 Feb 18
We just wrapped up the first part of our military move, and Mountain Moving did a fantastic job! We have completed several moves over the last 5 years, and they have been the best company we've dealt with, no competition. Max and Dontae arrived on time... for the first day and got straight to work, packing up over half of our stuff (we have a lot of junk) in one day. The next day, they had an additional 2 people to help (Will and Gabe) and they completed everything by 2pm. Less than 2 days to pack up a 4 bedroom, 2-story home! They were friendly, professional, and efficient, and we would recommend them to all of friends as they prepare for their next PCS.read more
Carleen G.
20:28 08 Feb 18
I just did a short move from a two story to a one story on thesame street. Not a long haul but still a lot of work.Jesus and Tim were my packers and movers. At80 years of age with some health issues, for me this was adifficult move. They made it much... easier. They were fast,helpful and very courteous. They definitely deserve a 5 starrating.read more
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After you have submitted your request for an estimate, a dedicated moving specialist will be assigned to you, who will be your contact throughout your entire moving process. On the day of your move, our moving team will safely load all your belongings and possessions onto our moving truck and transport your belongings to your new destination. As they are being loaded, a member of the moving crew will write all of the items loaded into the truck on the Bill of Lading, and you should take notes as well. Upon arrival, our moving team will unload all your belongings from the moving truck and reassemble your furniture for you. Before you sign off on your move, our team will do a final walk-through to ensure everything is in place and accounted for.

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  • Local Moving Services

    Whether you’re moving across the street, city, or state, our dedicated moving team will be there for you every step of the way.

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  • Long-Distance Moving

    As a moving company that is independent of any van line, we can streamline your move to any destination across state lines.

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  • Professional Packing

    Our team at Mountian Moving & Storage uses high-quality packing materials to ensure all your belongings are safe during the moving process.

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  • Warehouse Storage

    If you are looking for residential or commercial storage solutions in the Tacoma area, then our surveillanced and climate-controlled 51,000 sq. ft. warehouse is the perfect option.

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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Moving Company?

Every moving company calculates prices differently. Whereas one company may calculate their prices based on weight, others may calculate their prices based on location, distance, or number of items. However, regardless of the method they use, make sure you are aware of how they are charging you. By being well-informed about a company’s pricing structure, you can make informed decisions and avoid any misunderstandings regarding the final cost of your move.

At Mountain Moving & Storage, we understand the importance of transparent and upfront pricing, which is why you will clearly understand what you are paying for before the moving process even begins. The average cost of a Tacoma local move ranges from $550 to $4,000 depending on various factors such as the size of your home, the weight and amount of items that need to be moved, and the distance to your new location.

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Does The Moving Company Provide a Comprehensive Estimate Detailing All Costs and Services?

The most reliable and accurate way to get an estimate is to arrange an in-home or virtual estimate with your mover. Obtaining an estimate before your move serves two crucial purposes. First, it provides a clear price point to consider and plan your budget accordingly. Second, it allows the moving company to prepare for your specific move requirements.

Most moving companies offer free estimates on their website. If a moving company charges you for an estimate or doesn’t offer estimates, those are red flags you want to avoid. We recommend getting at least three estimates from moving companies before settling on just one. This way, you can determine which company best fits your needs and budget.

We believe in providing transparent and honest pricing to our valued customers at Mountain Moving & Storage. We offer accurate in-home and virtual estimates within 24 hours, so you know exactly how much your move will cost as soon as possible.

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Do Moving Companies Offer Both Local and Long-Distance Moving?

While it’s true that most moving companies provide local and long-distance moving services, you must check that the company complies with state and industry regulations beforehand. Each state has different regulations regarding local and long-distance moves. In Washington, moving companies are legally required to have a valid WUTC license for local moves and a USDOT license for long-distance moves. These regulations ensure the safety of the clients and their belongings and help maintain industry standards and policies.

Our team at Mountain Moving & Storage is well-equipped to manage local and long-distance moves. We are also fully licensed and insured. We utilize WUTC license number CC57070 for our local moves and USDOT license number 885643 for long-distance moves.

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Do Moving Companies Provide Packing Materials and Services?

In addition to the standard moving services, most moving companies offer packing services as an additional add-on. These packing services are designed to save you time and energy while streamlining your moving process, and premium packing supplies are usually included. However, it’s crucial to be aware that not all moving companies provide packing services. Therefore, we highly recommend you verify this information beforehand to avoid misunderstanding.

As a full-service moving company, our professional packers are prepared to handle any of your packing needs. Our packing services are tailored to your specific move and come with top-quality packing supplies to keep your items safe. From delicate items to bulky furniture, when Mountain Moving packs your belongings, we ensure they are packed with the utmost care and attention to detail.

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Is The Moving Company Licensed and Insured? What is Their USDOT Number and State License Number?

When searching for a moving company, it is essential to prioritize checking their license number, as it indicates that the company is authorized and compliant with state and federal regulations and requirements. To legally complete local moves in the state of Washington, all moving companies must have a WUTC license. Federal law requires moving companies to obtain a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) license number to complete long-distance moves across state lines. Their license should be displayed on their website, usually in the header or footer. If the company doesn’t have a license number, this should be an immediate red flag for you. Confirm their USDOT license by using the Federal Mover’s Database Lookup.

As a fully licensed and insured moving company, Mountain Moving & Storage’s license numbers are prominently displayed on our website. We also maintain general liability and workers’ comp insurance for our employees, ensuring that our clients and hardworking employees are protected.

Our Licenses Include:

  • WUTC: CC57070
  • Mountain Moving & Storage USDOT: 885643

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Are the Movers Trained and Experienced?

Most moving companies conduct thorough background checks and provide training for their employees. Training is essential to ensure the safety and security of their customers and their customer’s belongings. However, it’s common for companies to bring in seasonal movers during the busy season. Therefore, we strongly advise you to only look for moving companies that you know have a trained and experienced crew. Look for accreditations, years of experience, and positive Google Reviews to ensure that their team is professional.

Since our start in 1996, we have always prioritized training and recruiting professional movers to join our team. Our team entirely consists of background-checked, permanent employees who understand the intricacies of the moving process and go above and beyond to meet your specific needs and preferences. Some members of our moving crew have been with us for decades. Check out our About Us page for more information.

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What is the Reputation of the Moving Company? What Do Their Reviews Look Like?

The reputation of a moving company can provide you with great insights into the quality of its services. All moving companies should have reviews on a third-party site, such as Google or Yelp, so you know the reviews come directly from the customer. Many moving companies have curated reviews on their site, meaning they choose which reviews to post and may edit them.

At Mountain Moving & Storage, we have our Google Reviews linked directly to our site, so you know they are coming directly from the customer. We have consistently received positive 5-star reviews from our previous customers. The satisfaction and positive feedback we receive serve as a testament to our commitment to providing top-notch service and exceeding customer expectations. To learn more, we encourage you to view our Google Reviews here.

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What is the Moving Company’s Policy on Items Damaged or Lost During the Move?

In the moving industry, ‘insurance’ is referred to as ‘valuation.’ Familiarizing yourself with the moving company’s valuation policies will ensure that you are well-informed and prepared in the event of any incident.

According to federal regulation standards, moving companies must provide Limited Liability Coverage at no additional charge, which offers a minimum coverage of 60 cents per pound per item. However, if you opt for additional coverage, many moving companies offer Full Value Protection at an additional cost, which assures that the moving company will repair, replace or reimburse you for the value of any lost or damaged items.

At Mountain Moving & Storage, our unwavering commitment to the safety of your belongings is what separates us from other Tacoma movers. We offer both Limited Liability Coverage and Full Value Protection, so you can choose how you want to be covered. Mountain Moving goes the extra mile to ensure your belongings are safe by using proper packing techniques and high-quality packing materials during the moving process. In fact, you can declare any high-value items on a List of Extraordinary Value, so you are fully protected for your expensive furnishings.

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Why Choose Mountain Moving & Storage?

  • Free On-Site Estimates Available
  • Same-Day Estimates
  • Same-Day Service Available
  • Disassembly and Reassembly of Furniture
  • Proper Protection for Furniture and Home
  • Family-Owned and Operated
  • A+ Rating With the BBB
  • All Trained Professionals
  • Trusted Since 1996
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Locally Owned and Operated

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Tacoma Housing Market Trends

January 2024

Median Sale Price

$460,000

Homes Sold

149

Median Days on Market

24

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