Top 10 Moving Companies in Richmond, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Crater
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(765)
Crater is at the crossroads of transportation and technology. Our team consists of 65+ years in the moving industry. Our solution is simple. We are passionate about helping moving companies implement powerful solutions to better their business
Crater is at the crossroads of transportation and technology. Our team consists of 65+ years in the moving industry. Our solution is simple. We are passionate about helping moving companies implement powerful solutions to better their business
Porch Pro Headshot Commander Moving Inc.
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(685)
Moving Company and Storage Oakland, CA. Commander Moving Inc. is a local based moving company providing moving services and movers in Oakland, CA. If you are looking for experienced, professional and affordable movers in Oakland East Bay, California, Commander Moving and Storage is your best choice ...Read more about Commander Moving Inc.
Moving Company and Storage Oakland, CA. Commander Moving Inc. is a local based moving company providing moving services and movers in Oakland, CA. If you are looking for experienced, professional and affordable movers in Oakland East Bay, California, Commander Moving and Storage is your best choice ...Read more about Commander Moving Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(579)
Sweet Lemon Moving Services is a professional, licensed, and insured moving company that provides moving services locally to the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the Western U.S. Our number one priority is safety. Our movers will move all of your belongings and provide you with a stress-...Read more about Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Sweet Lemon Moving Services is a professional, licensed, and insured moving company that provides moving services locally to the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the Western U.S. Our number one priority is safety. Our movers will move all of your belongings and provide you with a stress-...Read more about Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Porch Pro Headshot West Coast Moving Systems
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(444)
Located in Oakland, West Coast Moving Systems is a moving company that provides full service moving, packing services, piano moving, storage, and more. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with a 5 star rating on yelp.com.
Located in Oakland, West Coast Moving Systems is a moving company that provides full service moving, packing services, piano moving, storage, and more. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with a 5 star rating on yelp.com.
Porch Pro Headshot Need A Hand Movers
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(309)
Need A Hand Movers Is a full service moving company located in Santa Rosa Calif. We also offer both Large and small scale debris removal.
Need A Hand Movers Is a full service moving company located in Santa Rosa Calif. We also offer both Large and small scale debris removal.
Porch Pro Headshot U-Move
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(298)
Best quality service for the most competitive rates!
Best quality service for the most competitive rates!
Porch Pro Headshot Chico And The Men
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(75)
"Great Service!!! I love the level of attention this company pays to their customers. They emailed me appointment confirmations and called the day before to check on me. The movers were friendly and so efficient. I had never had a moving company move me before, but these guys made it so easy and ple...Read more about Chico And The Men
"Great Service!!! I love the level of attention this company pays to their customers. They emailed me appointment confirmations and called the day before to check on me. The movers were friendly and so efficient. I had never had a moving company move me before, but these guys made it so easy and ple...Read more about Chico And The Men
Porch Pro Headshot Moovers Inc
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(293)
Nationwide Moving and Storage company serving all 48 contiguous states, recently partnered with National Van Lines . Offering Local Moving in New Jersey and in the SF bay area
Nationwide Moving and Storage company serving all 48 contiguous states, recently partnered with National Van Lines . Offering Local Moving in New Jersey and in the SF bay area
Porch Pro Headshot C & A Moving
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(36)
"We offer a full range of professional moving services to help you receive the best move for the best price". "Our highly regarded professional moving services can help you address a wide variety of moving challenges. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you move"
"We offer a full range of professional moving services to help you receive the best move for the best price". "Our highly regarded professional moving services can help you address a wide variety of moving challenges. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you move"
Porch Pro Headshot TC Family Movers LLC
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(61)
TC Family Movers LLC is a professional and insured Moving Company out of San Leandro, Ca. TC provides a full moving service that includes packing, moving, and loading/unloading. We provide our own trucks 16ft-26ft. If unloading or loading is needed for a container we also do that!
TC Family Movers LLC is a professional and insured Moving Company out of San Leandro, Ca. TC provides a full moving service that includes packing, moving, and loading/unloading. We provide our own trucks 16ft-26ft. If unloading or loading is needed for a container we also do that!

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 Richmond Movers

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I've used these guys a couple times over the years... The first time I used them it was from San Francisco , Ca to Sacramento, Ca. They came out ahead of time told me the price and they stuck to it. It was a difficult move I had 3 flights of stairs in ...

- Denise Flores
143480

Had such a great experience with this moving company this past Saturday!!! Chico And The Men's crew were so nice and hard working! Will recommend to anyone of my friends who are looking for quality movers! Thanks again, guys!!!

- Declan D
143750

Amazing! happy i went with Chico And The Men. The team were professional, respectful and fast. They were the most affordable out of the movers. I've already recommended them to other friends. Thanks to Chico And The Men.

- Eri Niaz
148469

Affordable rates, professional movers. First, they contacted me right away and were super flexible with our pending situation. Second, they were professional in how they handled our furniture and made sure I knew of pre-existing rips and tears before movi...

- Triana Wilson
146815

Amazing customer service!!! Not only were these guys on time, beyond reasonably priced but also completely adorable. Go with Chico And With their team you can expect a flawless experience. Thank you all for your help.

- Austin Hailey
145684

Outstanding service, value and kindness. Their customer service is exceptional. Nothing was broken or scratched. They truly exceeded my expectations and made the move a positive experience which I didn't think was ever possible.Thanks to Chico And The Men...

- James np
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Amazing customer service!!! Not only were these guys on time, beyond reasonably priced and completely adorable. The process was quick, painless and affordable, they took off everything for me! I Highly recommend Chico And The Men!

- Ronny Lopez
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Had such a great experience with this moving company this past Saturday!!! Chico And The Men's crew were so nice and hard working! Will recommend to anyone of my friends who are looking for quality movers! Thanks again, guys!!!

- Declan D
148005

Chico And The Men moves was great from start to finish! These guys did everything they could to make sure it fit without causing any damage and they were able to do it! Great price and very friendly service. Can't thank them enough for being able to help...

- Paul Varghese
144900

Team of movers was fantastic. Very professional and courteous which translated into me feeling comfortable about the move. There was no damage to any of my furniture whatsoever and yet they did the job faster than I ever could have.I would recommend this ...

- Tanya Ried
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Amazing! So happy i went with Chico And The Men. The team were professional, respectful and fast. They were the most affordable out of the movers. I've already recommended them to other friends. Thanks to Chico And The Men. Will definitely work with them ...

- Martin Lucifer
144376

Can't say enough about the excellent service that Chico And The Men provided. The guys were SO polite and extremely courteous.I found them to be very professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. Excellent customer service.Thanks Guys!!

- Rick William

All Moving Companies in Richmond, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Macy Movers, Inc.
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(144)
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
We are professional movers dedicated to improving the moving industry. We are based in Minnesota providing local moving, long distance moving, and professional moving labor. Need Moving Labor Help In Another State? We cover 48 states when it comes to loading and unloading your truck rental, portab...Read more about New Home Casa Nueva Movers
We are professional movers dedicated to improving the moving industry. We are based in Minnesota providing local moving, long distance moving, and professional moving labor. Need Moving Labor Help In Another State? We cover 48 states when it comes to loading and unloading your truck rental, portab...Read more about New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Porch Pro Headshot Movers4Less
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(16)
Movers for hire, full service moving, packaging your whole house and piano moving. We are a full service local moving company. We can pack your whole house and move you to a new location within the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide everything you need like boxes, blankets, foam peanuts and packing...Read more about Movers4Less
Movers for hire, full service moving, packaging your whole house and piano moving. We are a full service local moving company. We can pack your whole house and move you to a new location within the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide everything you need like boxes, blankets, foam peanuts and packing...Read more about Movers4Less
Porch Pro Headshot Flagship Movers
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(12)
SIMPLY THE BEST MOVING COMPANY AROUND. Our team consists of highly skilled career professionals who are experienced, personable, professional and give you the best moving plan available for both local and long distance service. Please see reviews for Flagship Movers at YELP.COM in the SF Bay Area
SIMPLY THE BEST MOVING COMPANY AROUND. Our team consists of highly skilled career professionals who are experienced, personable, professional and give you the best moving plan available for both local and long distance service. Please see reviews for Flagship Movers at YELP.COM in the SF Bay Area
Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Handyman
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
At A-1 Handyman we are general contractors that do anything and everything to improve your home. Big or small we do it all.
At A-1 Handyman we are general contractors that do anything and everything to improve your home. Big or small we do it all.
Porch Pro Headshot Tomcat Moving & Hauling
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
This is a small residential and commercial moving company. Right now I am only accepting one bedroom and smaller moves, all my helpers are experienced and speak English, I am on every move and am very demanding, everything is handled with the utmost care. Our service area is from Vallejo to Oaklan...Read more about Tomcat Moving & Hauling
This is a small residential and commercial moving company. Right now I am only accepting one bedroom and smaller moves, all my helpers are experienced and speak English, I am on every move and am very demanding, everything is handled with the utmost care. Our service area is from Vallejo to Oaklan...Read more about Tomcat Moving & Hauling
Porch Pro Headshot Simplicity Source, Inc.
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
We are relocation and professional organizing experts serving individuals and small businesses. We provide organizing, consulting, and coaching to help you manage your time, increase your productivity, and maximize your space and storage, while minimizing the clutter and stress in your life. Our s...Read more about Simplicity Source, Inc.
We are relocation and professional organizing experts serving individuals and small businesses. We provide organizing, consulting, and coaching to help you manage your time, increase your productivity, and maximize your space and storage, while minimizing the clutter and stress in your life. Our s...Read more about Simplicity Source, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Burden Free Moving Company
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(79)
Porch Pro Headshot Jerry Bai's Real Estate Photography
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
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Porch Pro Headshot San Mateo Movers
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(54)
Porch Pro Headshot ProOrg
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Richmond, California
(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.

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