The Best California Moving Companies

Company Quote Rating
Meathead Movers Get A Quote      
4.96 overall rating
Smooth Move USA Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating
Gentle Giant Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating
Courtesy Movers Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating
Grace Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating

Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a rigorous review process to identify the absolute best moving companies. We look at:

Customer satisfaction (40%): The company consistently delivers services in a timely matter with good communication and within the estimated cost.

Dispute resolution (20%): Mistakes cannot be avoided in the moving industry. We look for companies that own their mistakes and make genuine efforts to fix any issues that arise during a move.

Industry reputation (15%): The company is well regarded within the moving industry and participates in industry conferences and organizations.

Online reputation (15%): The company maintains a professional website with accurate information. The company promptly and professionally responds to online customer inquiries.

Service options (10%): We look for companies with a deep breadth of services including full packing, storage, specialty item handling, expedited delivery, and more.

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Meathead Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.96      

Years in Business:  25

DOT #:  921143

4744 North El Capitan Avenue,
Fresno, CA 93722, US
Visit Website (559) 785-0316

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Meathead Movers, Inc.
  • Princess Packers
Licenced
Insured

Smooth Move USA

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  16

DOT #:  2911596

3101 Gilmore Avenue,
Bakersfield, CA 93308, US
Visit Website (661) 220-5147

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Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Smooth Move & Smooth Move USA
  • Excel Relocation Systems
Licenced
Insured

Gentle Giant Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  42

DOT #:  373544

361 Swift Ave,
South San Francisco, CA 94080,
Visit Website (415) 544-7000

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Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crane vans
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Great Giant Moving Company
Licenced
Insured

Courtesy Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  49

3515 North Sabre Drive,
Fresno, CA 93727, US
Visit Website (559) 402-3800

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by credit card

Alternative Business Names

  • Rich Harvest, Inc.

Local Associations

Licenced
Insured

Grace Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  24

800 Janopaul Lane,
Modesto, CA 95351, US
Visit Website (209) 551-7772

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating

Additional Information

  • Pay by credit card
Licenced
Insured

NorthStar Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  28

DOT #:  1836576

19401 Business Center Dr,
Northridge, CA 91324,
Visit Website (800) 275-7767

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Silicon Valley Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.8      

Years in Business:  23

DOT #:  070719

186 Barnard Ave,
San Jose, CA 95125,
Visit Website (408) 941-0600

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Average moving company cost in California

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within California. Or check out our post on the cost to move in California for more pricing info.

Keep in mind the price ranges listed are only averages. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of your move.

You can also check out our moving cost calculator for more accurate moving cost estimates.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $434 $172 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $606 $172 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $984 $240 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,282 $337 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $2,619 $337 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $4,031 $471 5 movers 10 hours

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