The Best Movers in Charleston 2022

Company Quote Rating
Central Van & Storage, Inc. Get A Quote      
4.62 overall rating
Evans Van & Storage Get A Quote      
3.62 overall rating
Positive Moves Get A Quote      
3.52 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.


Central Van & Storage, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 4.62      

Years in Business:  26

DOT #:  076235

37 Jacobson Drive,
Charleston, WV 25159,
Visit Website (800) 753-1898

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Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information


Evans Van & Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.62      

DOT #:  070851

37 Jacobson Dr,
Poca, WV 18004374017,
Visit Website (800) 437-4017

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information


Positive Moves

moveBuddha Score 3.52      
841 57th St SE,
Charleston, WV 25304,
Visit Website (304) 590-0840

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Average moving company cost in Charleston

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within the Charleston area and its surrounding suburbs. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Charleston 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 $959 $197 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $1,156 $197 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $1,590 $276 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $3,084 $387 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $3,471 $387 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $5,098 $542 5 movers 10 hours

Things to keep in mind for your Charleston move

  • Parking Permits:
  • State Licensing: In the Mountaineer State, the state’s Public Service Commission oversees local and intrastate movers. The commission strives to support and promote the interests of both businesses and consumers, and those interested in hiring an in-state mover can browse the Commission’s Regulated Motor Carrier Database to verify that they’re reputable businesses in good standing.

FAQs for Charleston movers

How do I find a reputable Charleston mover?

There are many things you should look for in a mover to ensure they’re reputable such as:

  • A good reputation: Whether they’re a new family-owned business or a large van lines company with years of experience, a good reputation is absolutely essential.
  • Dispute resolution: If the mover has many unresolved customer complaints, steer clear. All movers will eventually have some mishaps, but it’s the handling of these moments that show the company’s true colors.
  • Experience for your move: Even a professional mover with amazing reviews for local moves may struggle to handle a cross-country move. Make sure the company has adequate experience for your particular needs.

Fortunately, the Charleston movers on this list all pass this checklist with flying colors and have been hand selected by our experts at moveBuddha.

What is the cheapest day to hire a mover?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, congratulations. You’re asking the right questions to save money on your move. Typically, the earlier you book your move the better.
Avoiding weekends, holidays, and the summer will typically give you the best price on your move.

Shopping for the lowest quote is typically a bad idea since many companies will take your move for the lowest cost only for the price to end up doubling on the actual move day!

Do Charleston movers offer storage?

Yes, depending on your storage needs most moving companies in Charleston do offer both short and long-term storage units.

However, while some have their own storage facilities, others don’t, in which case they may store your items at a third-party warehouse. It’s always worth asking about storage facilities and getting quotes when screening prospective movers early on in the moving process.

Should you use your mover's storage solutions?

What is there to do in Charleston?

Some popular attractions in Charleston include:

  • State Capitol
  • West Virginia State Museum
  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
  • Capitol Street and Capitol Market
  • West Virginia Veterans Memorial
  • East End Historic District
  • Governor's Mansion
  • Kanawha State Forest
  • Avampato Discovery Museum

How’s the job market in Charleston?

Charleston’s unemployment rate is at 6.2%. Looking for a job in “Charlie West”? Let us help you start looking, here’s a list of the top employers from this West Virginia city:

  • IOGAWV President
  • Kanawha County Board Of Education
  • CDSscrubs
  • Cannelton Inc
  • United Talent
  • Mardi Gras Casino WV
  • Capital Area Services Co LLC
  • Jackson Kelly PLLC
  • Oktana

Helpful Charleston Resources

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