Top 10 Moving Companies in Chester, VA

Porch Pro Headshot My Guys Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(748)
MY GUYS Moving & Storage is a full-service moving company, employing both local movers & long distance movers who are background-checked and professionally trained in the latest packing techniques and moving services for home and business. <br /> Licensed, bonded and insured - MY GUYS Moving & Stor...Read more about My Guys Moving & Storage
MY GUYS Moving & Storage is a full-service moving company, employing both local movers & long distance movers who are background-checked and professionally trained in the latest packing techniques and moving services for home and business. <br /> Licensed, bonded and insured - MY GUYS Moving & Stor...Read more about My Guys Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Move Quick Inc
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(224)
"These guys packed our apartment and moved us last week. Extremely responsive office with clear communication throughout the process. The crews showed up on time, worked really efficiently, handled everything with care, and were nice guys. Great experience and I'd trust them again to move us!"
"These guys packed our apartment and moved us last week. Extremely responsive office with clear communication throughout the process. The crews showed up on time, worked really efficiently, handled everything with care, and were nice guys. Great experience and I'd trust them again to move us!"
Porch Pro Headshot Dunmar Moving Systems
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(199)
Dunmar Moving Systems originally opened its doors to the public in May 1970 in Petersburg, Virginia. The company now has locations throughout the state of Virginia. The corporate headquarters moved in May 1999 from Deepwater Terminal Road in Richmond to its present location on Whitepine Road. With n...Read more about Dunmar Moving Systems
Dunmar Moving Systems originally opened its doors to the public in May 1970 in Petersburg, Virginia. The company now has locations throughout the state of Virginia. The corporate headquarters moved in May 1999 from Deepwater Terminal Road in Richmond to its present location on Whitepine Road. With n...Read more about Dunmar Moving Systems
Porch Pro Headshot Hilldrup
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(119)
Whether you’re moving your apartment, your home or your entire office, our team of movers in Richmond, VA can help. We aim to provide Richmond residents and businesses with the top of the line moving services, while still being active members of this great community.
Whether you’re moving your apartment, your home or your entire office, our team of movers in Richmond, VA can help. We aim to provide Richmond residents and businesses with the top of the line moving services, while still being active members of this great community.
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(1)
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
Porch Pro Headshot Rectors Property Maintenance
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(3)
Family owned property maintenance company that operates 24/7. We are a one call does it all kind of company with several different departments specializing in all your different commercial or residential needs. Licensed and insured.
Family owned property maintenance company that operates 24/7. We are a one call does it all kind of company with several different departments specializing in all your different commercial or residential needs. Licensed and insured.
Porch Pro Headshot All In One Daytime Moving Service LLC
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
Let us take the stress and worry out of your move! At Daytime movers Of Richmond, Va , our customers always come first. We’ve been in business for 15 years and have over 15 yrs of experience in the moving industry. We can handle any of your moving needs. No job is too big or too small. We have be...Read more about All In One Daytime Moving Service LLC
Let us take the stress and worry out of your move! At Daytime movers Of Richmond, Va , our customers always come first. We’ve been in business for 15 years and have over 15 yrs of experience in the moving industry. We can handle any of your moving needs. No job is too big or too small. We have be...Read more about All In One Daytime Moving Service LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Worth Moving LLC
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(167)
Based out of South Chesterfield, Worth Moving is a moving business that provides appliance moving and furniture moving as well as other services.
Based out of South Chesterfield, Worth Moving is a moving business that provides appliance moving and furniture moving as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Triple Express Services, Inc
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
(5)
Our company goals are to provide quality work for home owners with affordable prices for our work. To be successful with many customers that appreciate our work.
Our company goals are to provide quality work for home owners with affordable prices for our work. To be successful with many customers that appreciate our work.
Porch Pro Headshot American Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Chester, Virginia
At American Moving & Storage, we understand that big moves follow important decisions. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating around the world, a residential or corporate move brings big changes for you and your family. But those changes don’t have to be overwhelming, especially when y...Read more about American Moving & Storage
At American Moving & Storage, we understand that big moves follow important decisions. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating around the world, a residential or corporate move brings big changes for you and your family. But those changes don’t have to be overwhelming, especially when y...Read more about American Moving & Storage

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 Chester Movers

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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze.

- Raymond Miller
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This was the worst experience I've ever had with a contractor. I was in desperate need to have my new refrigerator moved from my driveway into the house. I received a call that they could install my refrigerator and take away the trash for $125-150. They ...

- Laurie Cooksey
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Delivery/installation of double wall oven. Prompt and accommodating communication and service. Volunteered copies of business license and COI.

- Jessica Maute

Everything You Need to Know About Chester Moving Companies

Who should I hire if I need Moving Services in Chester?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Chester ready to help you with your moving services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top Movers on Porch:

    • Seven Stars Moving & Storage
      • Pack and Stack
        • Highly Requested Movers

          My Moving Services project in Chester is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

          The lowest price we could find for moving services work in Chester is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

          Mover work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Mover you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

          Who are the best Movers in Chester?

          We've found 50 mover providers that are available to you in Chester.

          Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some mover professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your moving services work than others. Talk to multiple movers before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for moving services work in Chester, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

          • Seven Stars Moving & Storage
            • Location: Chester
          • Pack And Stack
            • Location: Chester
          • Highly Requested Movers
            • Location: Chester

          All Moving Companies in Chester, VA

          Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Freelance
          Movers
          Serves Chester, Virginia
          Let's just skip all the fancy character decorating and painting the perfect fantasy picture of a handyman in a summary,Ill just get to the point and be forward and honest!! I'm just human,I'm no miracle worker or construction guru.But,If an honest,hardworking,dependable handyman that is experienced ...Read more about Innovative Freelance
          Let's just skip all the fancy character decorating and painting the perfect fantasy picture of a handyman in a summary,Ill just get to the point and be forward and honest!! I'm just human,I'm no miracle worker or construction guru.But,If an honest,hardworking,dependable handyman that is experienced ...Read more about Innovative Freelance
          Porch Pro Headshot Bust-A-Move, LLC - Moving, Storage and Junk Removal
          We started out just a dream. A twinkle in our founders' eyes. Our founder wanted to form a moving company that actually kept its word. A moving company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of its clients, team members and the community. A moving company that won't stop moving until you are ...Read more about Bust-A-Move, LLC - Moving, Storage and Junk Removal
          We started out just a dream. A twinkle in our founders' eyes. Our founder wanted to form a moving company that actually kept its word. A moving company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of its clients, team members and the community. A moving company that won't stop moving until you are ...Read more about Bust-A-Move, LLC - Moving, Storage and Junk Removal
          Porch Pro Headshot On The Fly Moving Guys, LLC - Richmond, VA
          Movers
          Serves Chester, Virginia
          The professional Richmond movers at On The Fly Moving Guys, LLC understand that moving is not always a one size fits all operation. This is why we developed our moving helper system in a way that allows us to tailor our services to fit your specific needs.
          The professional Richmond movers at On The Fly Moving Guys, LLC understand that moving is not always a one size fits all operation. This is why we developed our moving helper system in a way that allows us to tailor our services to fit your specific needs.
          Porch Pro Headshot Dr. Electric
          Movers
          Serves Chester, Virginia
          Im a electrical foreman with one of top electrical contractors in Richmond. Let me know what you need done.
          Im a electrical foreman with one of top electrical contractors in Richmond. Let me know what you need done.
          Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
          Movers
          Serves Chester, Virginia
          (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 Chester

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          Chesterfield 23838
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          3448 Ellenbrook Drive, Chester, VA 23831
          Move out date
          666, Feb. 6, 2021
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          15520 Happy Hill Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
          Move in date
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          Number of bedrooms
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          Home square footage
          1800
          Chester 23831
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          Relocation from VA to IL. Need all furniture deep freezer stuff and riding mower moved.
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          I need about 3 men to load 21 pieces of furniture a freezer washer and dryer on to a 26 Uhaul. Ill supply blankets and tape.
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