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About First Call Relocations
First call Relocations has been providing the highest standards of packing and relocation services for over 24 years. We are a full-service moving and storage company that specializes in residential, commercial, intrastate and long distance relocation's. Our team of professional packers and movers are state certified with decades of experience. We have a wide range of vehicles and quality equipment for transport of your furniture and belongings. Whether you’re moving from an apartment, home or relocating your office space, First call Relocations has you covered. We want your move to be a stress-free success story!
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Great company. Edwin and Alex from First call relocations helping to move mainly the large furniture (sofas, bed, and large bookshelf). They carried the stuff down one flight of stairs from my old place and then up another flight of stairs at the new one. They did a great job, were fast and friendly, and got the whole thing done in just under four hours. They did not waste a minute at all...in fact, they beat us to the destination between the two locations , we stopped at Starbucks. Would totally recommend them to anyone.
Terrible experience so far
I was quoted $2675 from Phil at Safeway Moving systems and he assured me my stuff would get picked up from Virginia to be moved to Seattle and arrive by Dec 1.
State to State movers picked up my belongings on 11/18 and sent me a bill 2 days later for $5200.00
I paid Phil a deposit of $938 to get the moved scheduled.
I did not know they would take my stuff to a storage facility in NJ and hold it hostage there until I paid First Call Relocations a 70% deposit of $2645.00
After paying the $2645.00 my stuff is still in NJ and every time I call to find out when it is coming to Seattle I get the same standard answer " we don't have a driver yet"
this is unacceptable and I want a refund of what I was originally quoted because my belongs did equal to 1050 cu sq ft of what they are charging me for. I have moved the same belongings every year for the past 3 years and know it is not over 654 cu sq ft.
DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY THEY WILL INFLATE YOUR INVENTORY LIST, HOLD YOUR BELONGINGS HOSTAGE, NOT GET BACK TO YOU WITH A DELIVERY DATE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND IF I DONT HEAR FROM THEM I WILL BE CALLING THE POLICE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
So fast! So fun! They showed up in the middle of the window of time and had me all unpacked in my new building in under an hour and a half! Both guys were so nice and easy to talk to! Would highly recommend!
These folks are simply amazing!!! They were so accommodating, hard-working, and all around fantastic to work with. They seem to truly enjoy what they are doing and I couldn't have been more pleased with their performance and attitudes.
I love the sunshine state
I spoke with numerous moving company’s and came across Wyatt at First call relocations. He was knowledgeable and polite and did not seem to push me for my money. This was a big move for my family and I to leave NJ and start a new life and job in Florida. He was very thorough with was was to be expected during the move. The pick up went great and the delivery was even expedited. The price was very reasonable and the best part of the move was that none of my wife’s fragile crystal was damaged along the way. I would highly recommend this moving service for your next move especially after all of the horror stories I read about.
Andrew J. Peevler2018-10-29
Don't Live up to their agreements
I booked a move with first call and agreed to a payment schedule that was different than what they normally do. Now they claim that was never agreed to. I was also told they are not responsible for any claims their sales staff makes. They also doubled their price after they loaded the truck.
Moving from New York to Louisiana
First Call Relocations gave us a quote of a 2 bedroom house with a pool table (broken down professionally) and patio furniture. We told them every item that was being moved. I am a former Navy Financial Officer and currently a tax accountant. The quote was for $6,000. Our items were picked up October 16 2018. They showed up with a 26ft truck and said we are only allowed to fill it half way or it would cost extra. How is a 2 bedroom house with a pool table and patio furniture supposed to only fill up 13ft???? It isn't. So we were charged $4,000 extra which made our cost $10,000. I was given a phone call yesterday October 19, 2018 to tell me the cost upon delivery of $4,000. I was also told if we can't come up with the money that First Call Relocations would hold onto our items until we can come up with the $4,000. Then she said all of our items were in storage in New Jersey. I was never told our very expensive items were going to be stored and handled multiple times before it reaches us the end of next week October 26, 2018. That is not what I was told when my items were picked up. I am scared of ever seeing my household items and pool table which I play professionally again. What can I do? I feel like my items are being held hostage.
doubled my cost
I got a bid from Mark Wallace over the phone. I walked through our house and described all of our stuff. When the truck got to our house late in the day, I was told the cost was DOUBLED. I must pay 1/2 in cash before they would load. As I had to get our of the house that day, I had no choice. After the move, I have been unable to make contact with the company to file a complaint..I get voice machines and no response to my messages, texts or emails. I am currently out $6,000. Poor way to run a company.
LIARS, LESS THAN POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, THEY ALL SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR THE WAY THEY TREAT CUSTOMERS. IN AUGUST 2018 MY SON MOVED FROM NEW YORK TO FLORIDA, WAS PROMISED EXPEDITED DELIVERY, WHICH HE PAID FOR, AND HIS BELONGINGS WERE DELIVERED A MONTH LATER - WITH A 4 HOUR NOTICE TO DELIVER - ALL ARRIVED BUT HE HAD TO PAY THE EXPEDITED DELIVERY FEE OR THE DRIVER COULDN'T UNLOAD HIS BELONGINGS. FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE BBB AND THE DOT FEDERAL TRUCKING. HAD TO PAY CASH/MONEY ORDER (THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN OUR FIRST CLUE!)
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY THEY WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY AND THAN BLAM YOU FOR IT. DON'T TRUST THEIR LIES AND SMOOTH TALK. YOU WILL REGRET IT
Never showed. Won't return calls. Won't refund
Never showed. Wouldn't return my calls, no refund, won't answer the phones now. Filing a complaint with NCCDB. Filing a police report for a full fraud investigation. DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE
My Move - Binding Contract
It started with Paul Champion, he gave me a "Binding Moving Estimate" and I paid my $700 deposit. I thought all was good until it came to moving day. They were to pick up on 9/25 or 9/26. I received a call from Juan (the driver) on 9/24 stating he would pick up on 9/25. But when 9/25 things changed. I received a call from Juan (the driver), he stated he was running late & wanted to know if my Storage would stay open later in order for him to pick up because he was running late. He called @ 2:21 pm & was 5 hrs away. All along I would remind them that my Storage closes @ 7:00 pm. There was no way he was going to make it. He then stated he couldn't pick up on 9/26 because he had obligations. I told him I was an obligation too & I had a binding contract that stated it would be picked up on 9/25 or 9/26. That's when my nightmare began. Since the $700 cleared my bank, I was unable to talk with Paul, I left several phone messages & sent him an email. I received no response. I finally talked with a dispatcher (I think) they would never give there title Ben Wilson that was on 9/25. He said that to give him 10-15 mins to try & work it out. He did call back & told me he was going to training that takes 1 1/2 hrs, in the meantime he would have someone working on the situation & once he was out of training he would call me back. HaHa that was a joke. He never called & when I would call and leave messages he wouldn't return them. No surprise to me @ this point. I finally realized they were giving me the run around. I had to call the main number & I would talk with a customer service agent Juan. He would tell me that the dispatcher Ben Wilson would call me once he finished with the 2 clients & this was @ 9:00 am. Another joke!!! I never received that call. I called the main # & Juan answered again. He told me that he was going to take control & that he would try for Sun or Mon. Another joke. I did finally receive a call from Tyler Thomas (not sure his title either) but he did say that it's set for Sat or Sun. Hurray but that came too soon. I should have waited because it changed again. on 9/27 a female called & said that my move was going to be 9/30 or 10/1. Okay. I still didn't get excited because they way this has been going I figured it wouldn't stay. I was right. I received a call from Juan (the customer service) stating that I was going to have to pay more money that they couldn't do the move for the price I was quoted. Really ? I could not believe what I was hearing. He said we will refund your $700 to you if that is what you want. I told him I have a binding contract that states my move is $2000. This company shows it a At. Here I am stuck trying to find a new company @ the last minute. I am leaving on Monday Oct 1 and they knew this all along. Every time I spoke with Juan, I reminded him. So now I am waiting to see if & when I get my $700 back. I told him I need that money to hire a new mover so I want it asap. He said it would take 1 - 3 days. With my experience that I have had with this company, I'm not holding my breath! IF ALL POSSIBLE DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!! Save yourself from stress & heartache.
Lies from the Beginning
This company initially tried to extort twice their quote upon arrival I ended up transporting 1/2 of my belongings and paid for expedited service which was not honored in contract - then they wanted Cash on arrival and told me that they were in a 73' truck and we would need to pay an additional $700 these transporters told me that all of this was their drivers - its obviously not it is contract - I have filed a formal complaint with the DOT and notified my Attorney - be warned this company will lie and give you any price to win the business and then extort more money - I still do not have my property and am worried about the security of my property.
Look else where this company was contacted several times and never gave an ETA I had no word until the driver was in route - use another company.....
Understand it has been discovered that many of the good comments on this company have been coming from the Same IP address according to an online investigation - I urge all who read this to judge why some one would bad mouth this company if there was not a problem - you judge for yourself....
WORST moving "company"
I cannot tell you enough bad things about this company. They have the highest rates and WORST customer satisfaction. My sales rep is now in prison for absconding with at least 25 customer's personal checks, inventory, and information. I have never seen such a customer unfriendly "business". STAY AWAY!!!!!
would use them again
Really great movers. Even helped me move the stuff the old tenant left behind. They expertly wrapped all of my glass/wood pieces and always asked if I was ok with where they placed items. The quote was spot on too. Would use them again in a heartbeat.
First call movers you guys are the best. I am a college student getting ready to start my first year. I don’t have a lot of furniture but it was enough to hire a mover and over 300 miles away. I concerned doing it myself and renting a truck but it was just too expensive and I didn’t really have the time. I was a little worried in the beginning that it would be more then I could afford but first call relocations worked with me and kept it within my budget. The movers came to my parents house and took apart my bed and my dresser and packed my boxes for me. Really saved me a lot of time and a huge headache. I have a lot I need to focus on and really did not want to talk to moving companies at all. Now I’m all settled in and I’m happy to say the move was great. They are absolutely a real company and they do a really good job big move or small. Thanks guys
I would never recommend this company after my experience! When Andy called to give me a quote, I gave him my storage unit size, which was a 10x10 unit, and he quoted me a price so I signed a contract based on that price. The movers showed up and said Andy was wrong and DOUBLED the rate!! I then discovered I sent important documents on the truck so I have called every day, 2-3x a day for the last 10 days trying to get a location on the truck and an estimated day of arrival and I have yet to get an answer. No one ever answers unless you push the prompt for a moving quote and no one in that department "is able to help". I have left so many messages that I have lost count and I have NEVER received a call back from anyone! Worst company EVER!!
Down To Earth and Friendly
Nobody told me when I started this process it would be this complicated to find a mover. Thank God first call relocations was the first company I spoke. They were honest enough to give me a heads up on what you expect and a checklist to follow as I spoke to other movers. Every other company besides then wanted to rush through the phone call just to give me a price. After receiving many quotes and finalizing with first car I understand now how they were trying to cheat me. First call relocations gave me the most overall space and the best overall price. I was able to reserve the dates I wanted as well as the time block I requested. I watch the movers load up my home they were very courteous and careful With all my belongings. My staff may not be expensive but it means a lot to me. It’s easy to get confused when speaking this so many different people so let me be the one to help you and tell you that these guys are a true moving company. I would happily use them again and refer them to anyone looking for a down-to-earth honest and professional company.
Thank you thank you thank you. I was about 5 minutes from giving up before I took your call. I was about ready to call uhaul and tough it out myself. After speaking with all you guys at First Call Relocations I quickly realized there was a way this would happen without me injuring myself and taking up my time. We went room by room and I told them all the pieces I was moving to my new home. I decided to do the packing of the smaller boxes myself to save a little bit of money but they would do everything else. I elected to have a few boxes specially packed which included my fragile pieces. I was shocked to see how effortlessly the movers went through the house. They have a proven method of loading and packing they are for sure great at what they do. I’m so relieved to have found them at the last minute and if this ever comes up again I know exactly where I’m going. Fantastic job
White Glove Move
I had First call Relocations movers come to my house to see my furniture before giving me my price. I wanted to avoid any discrepancies so I figured that would be the best way. They sent 2 of thier associates to my home and they did a walk through and marked off all my items. They also went piece by piece asking which items needed special packing. I will say I also say I got prices over the phone as a reference to see what came in. The price I got from First call was a little more expensive but at the same time they allocated more Space for me and did all the packing. I got a flat fee and and not a single issue on the day of the move. They are an excellent moving company and thier work speaks for themself. 5 star