Top 6 Moving Companies in Pekin, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Spark Moving
Movers
Serves Pekin, Illinois
(93)
"Sales rep of Spark Moving was quite attentive and very responsive to all my questions. He took little time to set up the appointment, submitted the quote quickly and ensured that there is no hidden charge. At the day of the move, movers arrived in time, did whatever needed to pack and move the good...Read more about Spark Moving
"Sales rep of Spark Moving was quite attentive and very responsive to all my questions. He took little time to set up the appointment, submitted the quote quickly and ensured that there is no hidden charge. At the day of the move, movers arrived in time, did whatever needed to pack and move the good...Read more about Spark Moving
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Pekin, Illinois
(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 mhi services
Movers
Serves Pekin, Illinois
(4)
Here at MHI Services, we promise to never unfairly take advantage of someone who needs our services. We pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity and we firmly believe that you'll see the difference when you choose our company. We've also been family- owned and operated from the start. We may n...Read more about mhi services
Here at MHI Services, we promise to never unfairly take advantage of someone who needs our services. We pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity and we firmly believe that you'll see the difference when you choose our company. We've also been family- owned and operated from the start. We may n...Read more about mhi services
Porch Pro Headshot J & N Movers LLC.
Movers
Serves Pekin, Illinois
" Moving can be a stressful experience. J and N Movers employees are experienced, and reliable professionals that will take the stress out of your move. J and N Movers is dedicated to our customers, providing you with the best possible moving experience. We provide the labor to carefully load and un...Read more about J & N Movers LLC.
" Moving can be a stressful experience. J and N Movers employees are experienced, and reliable professionals that will take the stress out of your move. J and N Movers is dedicated to our customers, providing you with the best possible moving experience. We provide the labor to carefully load and un...Read more about J & N Movers LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Williamson Builders
Movers
Serves Pekin, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Pekin, 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.

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 Pekin Movers

552336

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
552337

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
552333

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
552332

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
552331

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
552335

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
102495

Fast, Friendly, & Professional. Thank you for the great work. I look forwarding to future projects.

- Katie DeCicco
90811

There service was excellent. They do quality work and are very professional!!

- melyssa vanskike
153068

This was my first time hiring a moving company, having always done the rental truck and friends. I can't rave enough about Spark Moving. Everyone was professional and courteous. From the spot on estimate to the heavy lifting everything was perfect. They d...

- Carl Morgan
148880

Team arrived on time and they were very hard workers, friendly, efficient. Some of my furniture were quite heavy but they didn’t moan, like the other movers I have used before, and very careful and gentle with my stuff. All of our things arrived in pristi...

- Clint Moeller
147900

We had a great experience with Spark Moving. The three movers that came and moved us were professional and amiable. We moved from a third floor apartment to a house that had two floors. They moved everything quickly and the vast amount of stairs didn't se...

- Marcel Finch
153192

The Movers from Spark Moving were very professional and punctual to deal with. On the day of the move, they came and padded and wrapped my furniture so well that all those were in perfect condition without any scratches or dents. They knew what I wanted ...

- Ricky Martin

Everything You Need to Know About Pekin Moving Companies

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

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

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

    • Mover s Choice
      • United Van Lines Agent
        • Bailey Moving

          Can I browse unscreened Movers in Pekin?

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

          • Eagle Co:
            • Services Offered: Movers
            • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
          • Il Moving Labor:
            • Services Offered: Movers
            • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
          • Moving Co Peoria:
            • Services Offered: Movers
            • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

          Will Moving Services work in Pekin require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

          Whether you’re mover job is in Pekin or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring movers. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the mover performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the moving services folks that everything is in order.

          Latest projects near Pekin

          Recent projects booked on Porch
          Pekin 61554
          Moving
          Comments from Customer
          I have a bedroom set at my current address and I also have a loveseat chaise two end tables four bar stools and a cedar chest in a storage unit near me. I am moving approximately five blocks.
          Pekin 61554
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          Comments from Customer
          Moving household goods/appliances approximately 5 miles. Washer dryer dishwasher gas grill garage full of hand tools.
          Pekin 61554
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          Comments from Customer
          From a one story 2 bedroom apartment to a storage unit 4 miles away.
          Pekin 61554
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          Comments from Customer
          moving boxes and some furniture from basement to storage in same town.
          Pekin 61554
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          Start Date
          Within a month
          Move from address
          703 oxfor ave , pekin, IL 61554
          Move out date
          Wed, Oct. 13, 2021
          Move to address
          1907 kings higway, rockford, IL 61107
          Move in date
          Thu, Oct. 14, 2021
          Number of bedrooms
          1
          Home square footage
          i just need a grandfather clock
          Pekin 61554
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          Comments from Customer
          moving everything out of 3 bedroom house into temporary storage unit.
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          Move from address
          1700 so. 14th street, pekin, ill, Pekin, IL 61554
          Move out date
          222, Jun. 2, 2022
          Move to address
          13516 Townline Road, Green Valley, ill, IL 61534
          Move in date
          222, Jun. 2, 2022
          Number of bedrooms
          1
          Home square footage
          Small , less than 500 sq, ft.
          Pekin 61554
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          Comments from Customer
          Moving houses 4 bedroom 2100sq in town