Top 3 Moving Companies in Houston, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Hercules Movers & Packers Inc.
"David and his did did an exceptional job. We were pending closing but reserved and even though we had to push back a few times they were there when we needed them. 3 men moved my 3600 square foot home in 6 hours with packing. I would give them 10 stars if I could."
553 W 38th St, Houston, TX
281-407-3038
Porch Pro Headshot The 150 Movers
(380)
12614 Hempstead Rd, Houston, TX
713-492-5599
Porch Pro Headshot Unity Professional Movers
Unity Professional Movers was founded in August 2016!! The company was founded by two business partners, who had mastered so many levels in Home Relocation and Logistics! Our Professionalism and Experience will speak nothing but volumes of great Customer Services. We believe in 2nd mile services fo...Read more about Unity Professional Movers
12455 Westpark Dr Ste H10, Houston, TX
346-907-5878

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Porch Pro Headshot Pool Table Movers I Billiard Services Crew
Pool table Moving company in Houston and surrounding areas. We are specialized in the billiard industry, brands, and models from any factory. Because your pool table is a beautiful piece of furniture, we make sure to treat it with love, so it doesn’t get scratches or damage during the moving proces...Read more about Pool Table Movers I Billiard Services Crew
Pool table Moving company in Houston and surrounding areas. We are specialized in the billiard industry, brands, and models from any factory. Because your pool table is a beautiful piece of furniture, we make sure to treat it with love, so it doesn’t get scratches or damage during the moving proces...Read more about Pool Table Movers I Billiard Services Crew
Porch Pro Headshot GreenLight Movers
Movers
Serves Houston, Texas
(109)
Our #1 priority is to provide a top notch experience and to make sure that all your moving needs have been met. Life is stressful, moving shouldn't be.
Our #1 priority is to provide a top notch experience and to make sure that all your moving needs have been met. Life is stressful, moving shouldn't be.
Porch Pro Headshot 2 Soldiers and a Truck, LLC.
Movers
Serves Houston, Texas
(8)
We specialize in Moving, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Foundation Repair, Painting and Construction Company. Insured, Licensed and Bonded - 23 hrs. / 7 days weekly / 365 yearly. Weather your building a shed or whole neighborhood we will be there to assist you thoroughly. Please check out our websites ...Read more about 2 Soldiers and a Truck, LLC.
We specialize in Moving, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Foundation Repair, Painting and Construction Company. Insured, Licensed and Bonded - 23 hrs. / 7 days weekly / 365 yearly. Weather your building a shed or whole neighborhood we will be there to assist you thoroughly. Please check out our websites ...Read more about 2 Soldiers and a Truck, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot BETTER DEAL MOVERS LLC
Movers
Serves Houston, Texas
(42)
Fast, friendly, and fully functional, our professional Moving Company is well renowned throughout the Katy area. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our #1 pri...Read more about BETTER DEAL MOVERS LLC
Fast, friendly, and fully functional, our professional Moving Company is well renowned throughout the Katy area. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our #1 pri...Read more about BETTER DEAL MOVERS LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Careaga Movers
Movers
Serves Houston, Texas
(12)
Careaga Movers was founded in 1991. Our owner, Miguel, has over 25 years of hands on experience in the business of packing and moving. He always gets deeply involved in every move no matter how small or big and complex. He is not only very resourceful, but also energetic and dynamic when it comes to...Read more about Careaga Movers
Careaga Movers was founded in 1991. Our owner, Miguel, has over 25 years of hands on experience in the business of packing and moving. He always gets deeply involved in every move no matter how small or big and complex. He is not only very resourceful, but also energetic and dynamic when it comes to...Read more about Careaga Movers
Porch Pro Headshot Ascent Van Lines
Movers
Serves Houston, Texas
(17)
"I believe in diligence and excellence. I believe in being given real value for money. That explains my keenness and necessary precautions when I was hiring out a relocation company. I needed everything to work my way and the only avenue for that was by hiring professionals. I went to Ascent Van Lin...Read more about Ascent Van Lines
"I believe in diligence and excellence. I believe in being given real value for money. That explains my keenness and necessary precautions when I was hiring out a relocation company. I needed everything to work my way and the only avenue for that was by hiring professionals. I went to Ascent Van Lin...Read more about Ascent Van Lines
Porch Pro Headshot All The Right Moves
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Serves Houston, Texas
(99)

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 Houston Movers

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I have been relocated before but not in a perfect way like the last experience. Ascent Van Lines did a good job - a unique one. They were able to relocate me using least efforts and at lower costs. All the aspects of the relocations were enjoyable. You sh...

- Rosemarie Lucas
190553

You have no idea how happy I am about the relocations. I am so much glad that these people were able to move me from North Carolina to Idaho. They did it in such a flawless way. I did not see any problem or encounter any difficulty during the relocations....

- Christopher Munoz
187320

I no longer experience relocation problems. I know I am fully covered. As far as relocations are concerned, I have caring and able movers. I have professionals and I believe in their services. The last few times I have been able to relocate using their se...

- Darrel Welch
188209

It has never crossed my mind that relocations can be that manageable. I used to take this as one of the most hectic ventures. After being relocated by Ascent Van Lines, I found it so easy moving with them. I will forever be grateful for this.

- Ada Cunningham
185156

That was simply incredible. It was more than I expected. You outdid my expectation and I have every reason to believe so. The services were great and peaceful. I was amazed by your considerate quotes. The whole thing turned out awesome and I am grateful f...

- Nora Chambers
194416

All my family members and friends who witnessed the relocation would agree with me that these people are perfect when it comes to offering relocation services. They are so organised and conduct every part of the move in an awesome way. I subjected to them...

- Audrey Tran
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I don’t think there exits another relocation company with such perfection. I find them incomparable to other movers. Their relocation services are great. They know how to handle customers together with their properties. I am so much proud of this team.

- Josefina Perry
191258

I am just happy they did. They chose to relocate me in a perfect way and I would love to thank them for that. Your services are highly appreciated. Continue with that spirit of hard work, perfection, and diligence.

- Rogelio Wood
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I can not remembers the last time I relocated in such a peaceful and adorable way. I was able to move in such a smooth and peaceful way. Everything was fully under control from the very beginning until the end. The experience was sol lovely and I apprecia...

- Tony Schultz
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Having hired out Ascent Van Lines, I sat back and relaxed. I had informed about their relocation prowess and I had no reason doubting the informant. As expected, the relocations were so wonderful and everyone in charge ensured that it worked the perfect w...

- Dixie Waters
195836

Seeking your services was one of the best decision I have ever made. I appreciate myself for having trusted and believed in you even when I had no reason to do so. Your services were great and you were there to help me in the perfect way.

- Ruben Rowe
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It’s one of the few movers I believe in. I have been able to hire them two different times. The first time, I was relocating from South Carolina to California. Recently, I was moving to Arizona and the experience turned out to be an exhilarating one. I th...

- Santiago Barton

Everything You Need to Know About Houston Moving Companies

How many movers does Houston have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Houston to help you with your next moving services job.

  • 8 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

What zip codes in Houston have the best Movers?

Below we've listed Houston zip codes that have great selections of movers:

  • 77048: 1 Movers.
  • What Houston zip codes are served by Movers?

    Houston has 50 total Mover companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Houston with the most Movers:

      • 1 Movers in 77048.

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            Porch Pro Headshot Done Right Auto Transport
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