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Gary M.
Douglas D.
Martin was helpful in all aspects of the moving experience. He provided advice and tips on how to make it easier. Thanks for your help.
Kayla K.
Such hard workers, showing up on time totally ready to work hard and do it right. We had them pack, store and deliver. We would certainly use them again and recommend them to make your move complete and at a reasonable price.
Nancy H.
My husband and I were looking for a local mover in Santa Cruz/Monetrey area to move furniture from our recently deceased Dad's home in Saratoga. The family agreed we would donate all the furniture and other items to the Pajaro flood situation. We... contacted Sister Rosa Delores Rodruguez's (founder and manager) knowing - "Casa de la Cultura Center" is a major resource center for Pajaroans. With excitement for the furniture for the people and a dedicated warehouse to place the items, all we needed was a mover. My husband randomly picked Central Coast Movers to get bid for moving costs as this was going to be part of the families donation. The day of moving, Martin Lopez (owner) and his 3 assistants and 2 moving trucks started moving early morning and completed moving everything out of a 2500 sq ft house in 2.5 hours. (this ialso ncluded outside furniture and garage items and 25 boxes of dishes etc already packed ). Delivered and loved into the Pajaro warehouse.They were meticulous while moving in the house and careful not to damage the inside of the house or the items. The offered help when we needed and asked about items before moving. We could not have found a better or more conscientious moving company. We have had expereicne with many and they had "issues". We holdheartedly recommend these movers.. reliable, meticulous, courteous and efficient. Now you ask ..pricing? The owner knowing this was a donation move, offered to NOT charge us for the moving fee. He is not a major corporation but self owner with his own challenges these days but magnanimous to donate his service for the good of the Pajaroans devastated by the flood. Rare individual and company ... highest praises for Central Coast Movers!!read more
Chris M.
Excellent service by Martin and his Crew! They arrived on time and packed everything carefully - Everything arrived the next day with no scuffs, no missing or broken pieces, and they were so good at placing the items in our new home. Thank you guys... so much!read more
Josly F.
Mary D.
These guys are awesome! Super friendly and professional. Same day service and unbeatable prices! Will absolutely use again for any moving needs.
Cindy R.
Made my family’s move super easy!Great people and very professional & will use again in the future! Thank you martin!
Dustin G.
It's a tight back with a sleeper truck and 53ft dry van. The guys there are helpful and courteous.
Trevor S.
These guys made my move so much easier. After a change of plans just before my move, I had two days to hire movers—for New Years Day! These guys were professional and fast, and packed my stuff safely and securely in the moving truck. I would... definitely hire them again or recommend them to more
Patty H.
We love Central Coast Movers!Veronica and Martin are a great team and their drivers top notch... We've been working with them for several years now and can't rave enough about the service and care they put into their deliveries to make sure my... customers are happy!Thank you Central Coast Movers!read more
Patrik A.
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Carrie M.
Martin and his team are a fun yet professional outfit to work with. Always on time and excellent communicators!
Fishy C.
We were extremely happy with Central Coast Movers in Watsonville. They went above and beyond in every aspect of our move. They arrived on time, prepared and ready to move us, even in the pouring rain! They were priced reasonably, it was the best... money I ever spent! My husband was thankful he didn’t have to break his back!read more
Julie W.
Great with delivery of kitchen cabinets. Very courteous and thorough and fast
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Monterey Local Movers

Moving for the First Time?

Once you submit a moving quote request, you will be paired with a Dedicated Moving Specialist to address any queries or concerns. Your moving company will survey your home in person or virtually to create an accurate quote and schedule your move. If you do choose to use packing services, your team of packers will come a few days before the move at a scheduled time to pack your belongings. Once your items are packed either independently or through professional packing services, they are loaded into specially equipped air-cushioned trucks. As they are loaded, each item is listed on the Bill of Lading for record keeping. These trucks then securely transport all belongings to your new home or office on the scheduled moving day. Upon delivery to the new location, it’s recommended to inspect all items to ensure they are present and in good condition before signing off on the Bill of Lading with the team leader.

Monterey Local Moving FAQs

Monterey Local Moving Services

  • Residential & Commercial

    Our professional movers can move you anywhere you need to go in Monterey, whether it's a new home, office, or commercial space.

  • Warehouse Storage

    Equipped with pest and climate control, our 8,000-square-foot warehouse can store your belongings for a few weeks or over a year.

  • Packing & Unpacking

    Our professional packers only use the best packing techniques to keep your items safe. Top-quality packing supplies are included.

  • Specialty Moving

    Whether you need to move a gun-safe, piano, fine art piece or anything in between, our professional moving team is trained to handle it all.

How Can I Find Reliable, Top-Rated Local Movers in Monterey?

Finding a trusted local mover in Monterey ensures a smooth moving process. As a popular location, Monterey has a variety of moving companies. The best movers tend to have strong online reviews, an established local presence, and they are often recommended through word of mouth. When seeking the best, it’s imperative to check for industry certifications, affiliations, and awards, which are indicators of professionalism and quality. In terms of certifications and recognition, it is essential to look out for an A or A+ reading from the BBB and any awards from an affiliated van line.

Central Coast Movers stands as a reliable moving company in the Monterey moving scene. Having served the Monterey, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz regions since 2001, we’re proud to be family-owned and operated with an A+ BBB rating. As a 2022 Spire Quality Award Winner of Bekins Van Lines and a member of the Preferred Movers Network, you can rest easy knowing our commitment to excellence is second to none.

What Is the Average Cost for a Local Move in Monterey?

Costs for moving locally in Monterey can vary based on factors like the size of your home or office, specific services required, and the distance between pickup and delivery locations. Based on our research, local moves in Monterey average between $450 and $2,800. However, based on the number of items and extra services you need, the cost of your move could be above or below that range. This is why getting at least three moving quotes from three companies is essential to choose the best fit for you. Before choosing, it’s crucial to be clear on what’s included in the quote to avoid unexpected additional expenses.

At Central Coast Movers, transparency is a top priority. We provide individualized estimates specific to your moving needs with no hidden fees. For a detailed understanding of your moving expenses, we invite potential customers to request a free, no-obligation moving quote by filling out our simple online form or calling us at (831) 235-6046.

Do Local Movers in Monterey Offer a Free Estimate or Quote for Their Services?

In the moving industry, many companies in Monterey offer free estimates or quotes to their potential customers. These quotes provide:

  • An approximation of the moving costs
  • Considering various elements like the size of the move
  • Required services
  • Distance of the move

If a company doesn’t offer free estimates or quotes, that is a huge red flag you want to avoid. This usually means they are either a moving broker or want to overcharge you with hidden fees.

Central Coast Movers believes in transparency and convenience for all. We provide free, no-obligation moving estimates, ensuring our customers know what to expect. For your safety, we do not work with a moving broker or charge any hidden fees. Even better, we also offer virtual quotes and same-day estimates, catering to the needs and schedules of our customers.

Are the Moving Companies in Monterey Licensed and Insured?

State and federal laws require moving companies to obtain an in-state moving license to execute local moves, which are moves within state lines. In California, the in-state moving license is an MTR license. A licensed moving company ensures adherence to state and industry regulations, while insurance protects against potential damages or losses during the move. All reliable moving companies should have both workers comp and general liability insurance to protect themselves, their customers, and their staff.

Central Coast Movers takes the safety and trust of our customers seriously. We are fully licensed and insured, operating under Bekins Van Line’s USDOT license 2256609, MC license number 770031, and California State license MTR 0191083. In addition, we carry both general liability and workers comp policies to ensure everyone’s safety.

What Services Do Monterey Moving Companies Provide?

Typically, loading, unloading, and transportation are included in a local move. If you need more services such as packing, warehouse storage, or specialty moving services like senior moving or moving gun safes or pianos, look for a full-service moving company. A full-service moving company offers all the services you need for a completely hands-free move.

Central Coast Movers goes beyond standard offerings. Our services encompass local, California in-state, and long-distance moves, office and commercial relocations, warehousing and distribution, warehouse storage, packing and unpacking services, and even specialty moves. From antiques and pianos to senior moving and estate cleanouts, our trained professionals are equipped to handle any moving requirement, ensuring a stress-free moving experience.

How Do They Handle Disputes or Claims for Damaged Items?

In the moving industry, disputes and claims fall under the category of ‘moving valuation,’ which is quite similar to what is most commonly known as insurance. Federal law requires all moving companies to include Limited Liability Protection with every move at no additional cost. This basic level of coverage compensates you 60 cents per pound per item lost or damaged during the move. For example, if your 50lb flat-screen TV is damaged during the move, you will only be compensated $30 under this level of moving valuation.

However, this level of coverage is not enough for all customers, which is why most moving companies also offer Full Value Protection and Items of Extraordinary Value Declaration as extra valuation options at an additional cost. Full Value Protection requires your moving company to repair, replace, or refund the fair market value of any item damaged or lost during the move. The Items of Extraordinary Value Declaration protects all items you individually list with a value of at least $100 per pound.

If your items are lost or damaged during your move, you should immediately contact your dedicated moving specialist. Ideally, you should identify any damages during your final walk-through of the move, but if you find them after the move, let your company know right away. There should be an online claims form you can fill out, and your moving company will confirm the damage and reimburse you based on your selected valuation plan.

Central Coast Movers does everything we can to avoid damage to your items. However, in the rare event something does happen, please contact your moving specialist or call us at (831) 235-6046 immediately so we can work together to resolve this as quickly as possible for you. You will be covered based on the valuation plan you choose.

Where Can I Find Reviews About the Moving Company From Previous Customers?

Reviews play an integral role in the modern decision-making process. Potential customers often look to reviews to gauge a company’s reputation, performance, and customer service quality. You should always ensure your moving company has reviews on a third-party site, such as Google Reviews or Yelp, which is where you should look for reviews. This way, you know that the reviews are coming directly from the customer rather than the possibility of being edited by the company before being placed on their site.

Many companies also have curated reviews on their site. However, you should take them with a grain of salt if they are not directly linked from Google or Yelp, as the company may have edited them or only show their good reviews. All reliable moving companies should score at least 4/5 stars overall, with at least one review in the last month. The more reviews the company has, the better, as it shows a more accurate rating of the company.

Central Coast Movers is proud of the positive feedback we’ve garnered over the years, and we have a 4.2/5 star overall rating on Google Reviews. Our reputation, reinforced by our A+ BBB rating and accolades like the 2022 Spire Quality Award from Bekins Van Lines, speaks volumes about our commitment. We have our Google Reviews linked on our website so you can access them easily. If you haven’t checked them out yet, we invite you to take a look at our Google Reviews.

How Long Have They Been Operating in the Monterey Area?

Although the amount of experience a moving company has isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, experience in the moving industry often correlates with expertise and reliability. Companies with a long-standing presence in the Monterey area typically have a deeper understanding of the local nuances and customer needs.

Central Coast Movers has been a staple moving company in the Monterey moving scene since 2001. With over two decades of experience serving the community, our deep-rooted values, fully-trained professional staff, family-owned operations, and extensive local knowledge set us apart. Learn more about our team and our history as a company by checking out our About Us page.

What Precautions Do Moving Companies Take for Safe and Efficient Moves?

Safety and efficiency are essential when considering a moving company. Proper equipment, trained staff, and a systematic approach are crucial for minimizing risks and ensuring a seamless move. It is important to ensure your moving company has air-cushioned trucks and uses equipment such as dollies and moving blankets to protect your belongings and your home or office during all parts of the moving process.

At Central Coast Movers, we value the safety of your belongings and your space, so we prioritize being efficient with your move without compromising our safety and security measures, such as disassembling furniture for transport and wrapping larger items in moving blankets. In addition, we use dollies for transport and reassemble your furniture upon arrival, free of additional charge.

Our fleet of moving trucks is specially equipped with proper air cushioning, and our staff consists of trained professionals. We always send multiple movers to your home and office to make the move as quick and efficient as possible. From providing free furniture disassembly and reassembly and offering professional packing services that come with top-quality packing supplies to maintaining an 8,000-square-foot pest and climate-controlled warehouse with 24/7 surveillance, we ensure every part of your move is handled with utmost care.

Why Choose Central Coast Movers?

  • A+ rating by BBB
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Same Day Estimates
  • Free furniture disassembly and reassembly
  • All trained professionals
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Flat rates, no suprises
  • Virtual quotes
  • Senior citizens specials
  • Interstate Agent of Bekins Van Lines

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