Top 10 Moving Companies in Cary, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Moving & Storage, Inc
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(887)
Home based in the Chicago area, we're a family-owned, professional local and long distance, residential and commercial moving company with a climate-controlled storage facility. Free Quotes!
Home based in the Chicago area, we're a family-owned, professional local and long distance, residential and commercial moving company with a climate-controlled storage facility. Free Quotes!
Porch Pro Headshot Alliance Movers Inc
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(578)
"We are extremely pleased with the services that Alliance Moving performed to us during our move to New York. They worked hard to make it happen. Despite a last-minute move. The sales department was very accommodating. Salesperson manages to put me into their busy schedule. I was shocked how fast t...Read more about Alliance Movers Inc
"We are extremely pleased with the services that Alliance Moving performed to us during our move to New York. They worked hard to make it happen. Despite a last-minute move. The sales department was very accommodating. Salesperson manages to put me into their busy schedule. I was shocked how fast t...Read more about Alliance Movers Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Von Sydow's Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(139)
Von Sydow's Moving and Storage, Inc./an agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving and 5 Generations is a "Total Transportation Company". Since 1888...moving families and companies everywhere...we care!
Von Sydow's Moving and Storage, Inc./an agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving and 5 Generations is a "Total Transportation Company". Since 1888...moving families and companies everywhere...we care!
Porch Pro Headshot Koldon Moving & Storage Inc.
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(44)
Koldon Moving and Storage, a family owned Stevens Worldwide Van Lines agent with headquarters in Lake Zurich, Illinois, offers local and long-distance moving services, as well as transit or permanent storage in a large, quality warehouse. Our longevity quality awards, and trained, professional movi...Read more about Koldon Moving & Storage Inc.
Koldon Moving and Storage, a family owned Stevens Worldwide Van Lines agent with headquarters in Lake Zurich, Illinois, offers local and long-distance moving services, as well as transit or permanent storage in a large, quality warehouse. Our longevity quality awards, and trained, professional movi...Read more about Koldon Moving & Storage Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Paxem, Inc.
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Paxem is a pack & move company as well as a Senior Move Manager. We help with all aspects of a move or organizing project for residential, commercial and senior clients. As Senior Move Managers we offer a streamlined moving process so our seniors aren't stressed out and their move is safe and effi...Read more about Paxem, Inc.
Paxem is a pack & move company as well as a Senior Move Manager. We help with all aspects of a move or organizing project for residential, commercial and senior clients. As Senior Move Managers we offer a streamlined moving process so our seniors aren't stressed out and their move is safe and effi...Read more about Paxem, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot MAYFLOWER
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(170)
Based out of Crystal Lake, Mayflower is a moving company that provides hauling, piano moving and more.
Based out of Crystal Lake, Mayflower is a moving company that provides hauling, piano moving and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic Delivery Services
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Movers Army
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Take a break and have us handle the logistics and execution of your upcoming Chicago moving project. We are fully licensed relocation technicians and we have the necessary instruments, workforce and knowledge to easily and promptly carry out large scale and demanding residential or commercial movers...Read more about Movers Army
Take a break and have us handle the logistics and execution of your upcoming Chicago moving project. We are fully licensed relocation technicians and we have the necessary instruments, workforce and knowledge to easily and promptly carry out large scale and demanding residential or commercial movers...Read more about Movers Army
Porch Pro Headshot Delapaz CO
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Delapaz Company is committed to offer you the highest level of service, best experience when working with us, and meet you expectations. Here, at Delapaz Company we just don’t want to work with you, we want you to feel like you can count and trust with us to full fill your needs.
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Delapaz Company is committed to offer you the highest level of service, best experience when working with us, and meet you expectations. Here, at Delapaz Company we just don’t want to work with you, we want you to feel like you can count and trust with us to full fill your needs.
Porch Pro Headshot D.N.A MOVERS
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Follow us on Facebook @MOVING IS IN OUR #DNA (708)506-1095
Follow us on Facebook @MOVING IS IN OUR #DNA (708)506-1095

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for Cary Movers

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Finally some individuals who were easy going. Got flooded with calls. I picked Alliance Movers based on their availability to come assess my items onsite. Steven was professional and informed me about all the loopholes in this industry. I didn’t move an e...

- Arlene Burks
172769

I just recently had to relocate my two bedroom apartment from Colorado to Texas. Alliance Movers was recommended by a close friend that recently used their services. Devon answered every question I had and was quick to follow up with my emails. They were ...

- Byron Garcia
171753

This is now my third time using Alliance Movers in the past two years! I used them a year ago to move some personal items to two different family members in different parts of the country. I was trying to spend the least amount of money for the best quali...

- Kimberly Avitia
175139

I would like to recommend Alliance Movers for a job well done. I am so sure that each and every client who goes out to them for help will never get disappointed either in one way or the other. Instead, they will have reasons to rejoice. Personally, they m...

- Alicia Dicks
178107

I arrived in New York from Illinois in style. Some people would best call that as the grand entrance. I loved every bit of the relocation because it turned out to be just what I wanted. Right from the very beginning, it was a perfect start. I really loved...

- Rosina Gates
179289

Without any problems or much ado, my relocation was done fast and safely. They have very polite representatives, the movers are hardworking and their fees are very reasonable. That is all you have to know about Alliance Movers. They conducted my move from...

- Gwenn Hacken
171489

The best in the moving business. They took care of my family and I throughout the entire process. There were no issues at all. I got the best feeling from the first call that we made and then the movers were just as great. Price was beyond fair. Nothing b...

- Charles Watson
164647

Move was quick and easy, no damage to anything, nothing lost, all in all great experience. Stephanie gave me a fair price, was really easy to work with. Darren managed my move and was excellent as well. Showed up on time, was very thorough doing inventory...

- Arnold Geter
174348

Impressive relocation, that was the experience I had with Alliance Movers. It was very exemplary. Everything they did was never done to the perfection they performed it. For a long time, I had been looking forward to meeting such a team although I felt th...

- Anita Bomberger
164329

From the get-go, I was nervous about hiring a moving company. I researched each company and read reviews and decided to go with Alliance Movers, although they were not the cheapest option. I am very thankful we chose them! From Martin to the loaders and t...

- Helena Kirk
162539

The pricing was very reasonable, and their work cannot be faulted. Alliance Movers are awesome. I don’t know what I could have done without the service of Alliance Movers. No mover was willing to move my gym machine and other items to Texas from Californi...

- Marlin Otis
166845

Let's see where do I even begin. This company was confident knowledgeable professional and just polite. They knew what was going to happen and just how to explain the best way possible that I knew just what to expect and how great it was going to be. I hi...

- Anna Fasching

Everything You Need to Know About Cary Moving Companies

Can I browse unscreened Movers in Cary?

We do our best to screen all of our movers. However, there are still some mover professionals in Cary that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Cary or IL. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering moving services:

  • Good Move Movers, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Dyer Alexis Limos Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • A A A Movers LLC:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know that I found the right Mover in Cary for my moving services project?

Finding the right mover for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Moving Services in Cary so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right mover in Cary:

  • Are they BBB accredited? 10 pros in Cary are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 16 are A-rated in Cary.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the mover that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple movers pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Mover projects in Cary?

Every project differs, but you should ask any mover for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any moving services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for movers to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your mover project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the mover to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Moving Companies in Cary, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Greenway Movers
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot myBekins
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(19)
Porch Pro Headshot Hand-E Help
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Von Sydow's Moving and Storage, Inc. an Agent For Wheaton World Wide Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Pitt Construction
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Cary, Illinois
(26)
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

Latest projects near Cary

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Algonquin 60102
Moving
Comments from Customer
We are downsizing. Moving from 4BR / 2.5 BATH home (3000+ SQ FEET) to 3BR / 2 BATH HOME (1700 SQ FEET). Closing date is not final. We are in the final stages of the home sale process and expect to close by end of August / early September.
Algonquin 60102
Moving
Comments from Customer
Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
Algonquin 60102
Moving
Comments from Customer
Queen bed . 2 dressers. TV small cabinet. Maybe a couple Boxes. Unload POD?
Moving
Move from address
2710 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Move out date
444, Mar. 4, 2021
Move to address
16 Brittany Drive, Oakwood Hills, IL 60013
Move in date
555, Mar. 5, 2021
Number of bedrooms
3
Home square footage
1700
Oakwood Hills 60013
Moving
Comments from Customer
3 bedroom house
Cary 60013
Moving
Comments from Customer
Moving an adjustable bed and two dressers.
Village of Lakewood 60014
Moving
Comments from Customer
Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
Crystal Lake 60014
Moving
Comments from Customer
I will need bedsfurniture tables. Taken apart and put together at new place.
Lake in the Hills 60156
Moving
Comments from Customer
Selling our home moving to Arlington Heights