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Best Moving Companies in Gary, IN

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Gary Moving Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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6707 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410

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4.6 (170)
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3.9 (26)
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4.0 (24)

Why choose this provider?

Since 1977, Ray's Movers & Storage Inc. has provided moving services to families and businesses in the greater Gary area. Its professionals are experienced in moving property locally and across long distances. They're also adept at packing the property for moving as well as careful transportation of fragile equipment, including pianos, safes, motorcycles, and automobiles. The company has an in-house arbitration program that covers any disputes regarding the moving process, such as claims surrounding loss or damage of possessions.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Local

10330 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322

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4.6 (86)
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5.0 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Started in 1958, Bill's Movers & U-Lock Storage serves residential and commercial clients in Gary. It offers to pack and load a client's possessions and equipment, such as clothes, pianos, and gun safes. It can also store them in storage units ranging from 50 feet to 300 feet in size. The company also provides portable units for interstate travel. The company can supply padding and boxes of all sizes to keep items safe from any scratches or cracks.

  • Packing
  • Long Distance
  • Storage

550 Kennedy Avenue, Schererville, IN 46375

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4.6 (89)
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4.9 (62)

Why choose this provider?

Ferree Movers, Inc., has been moving businesses and families since 1929. The company services Schererville and other areas across the country. Its residential movers are experienced in providing moving solutions for clients in condo buildings, apartment complexes, and assisted living communities. The company's commercial movers offer sensitive item transporting, corporate relocation, crate packing, local and long-distance moving, and on-time pickup and delivery. All movers are background checked, drug-screened, and fully-trained.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Local

2901 Carlson Drive, Hammond, IN 46323

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Moving Services, Inc., is a full-service moving company that serves Gary and the whole Chicago metropolitan area, as well as the whole of Illinois and Indiana. It handles both local and interstate residential moves, as well as office and corporate relocations. It also has a special service for tradeshow relocation. A family-owned business, Moving Services has been in service for more than 30 years. It is an interstate agent for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.

  • Long Distance
  • Local

Compare our Top Moving Companies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Ray's Movers & Storage Inc.
6707 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Bill's Movers & U-Lock Storage
10330 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322
Ferree Movers, Inc.
550 Kennedy Avenue, Schererville, IN 46375
Moving Services Inc.
2901 Carlson Drive, Hammond, IN 46323

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're moving locally, or at least within the same state, you'll want to hire a reputable local moving company to get the job done safely. Interstate movers are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but local moving companies often only have to comply with state regulations; it may be beneficial to learn the licensing process in your state in order to find a company you can trust. Another good way to ensure that your selected moving company is properly licensed is by looking through our top picks.

    If you're moving across state lines, you won't just have to verify that a company is licensed locally. They'll need to have the legal authority to operate in any of the states you'll be crossing. Many local moving companies partner with van lines to make sure they can pass regulatory hurdles and can facilitate your move smoothly, no matter the distance.
  • What is considered long-distance moving?

    Generally, if a move is over 400 miles, it's considered a long-distance move, but the definition varies between moving companies. Some consider a long-distance move to be one that takes the cargo across state or international borders. There are significant differences in cost and regulatory clearance between a long-distance move and a local move.

  • How far in advance should I hire movers?

    Hiring a mover at least four weeks in advance ensures that a variety of reputable options will be available. In some regions or during the summer when movers are busier, it's recommended that anyone looking for a licensed mover arrange the booking two to three months from the moving date.

  • Do you pay movers before or after?

    You may be asked to pay a small deposit before your move, but payment in full happens after the move is complete and your possessions are inside your new home. This ensures that the movers complete the job to your satisfaction before getting paid.

  • How much does a moving company cost?

    On average, the cost of a local move (intrastate or under 400 miles) is around $1,250. This includes labor, fuel, insurance, and several other factors. If a move is considered to be long-distance, it will likely be around $4,900, with a wider variance based on the specific demands involved.

  • How much do I tip movers?

    Based on the performance of the movers and the difficulty of the job, you should tip anywhere between 5% and 20% of the total cost of your move. Most people recommend tipping in cash at the end of the final day of the move.

  • How much is it to rent a moving van?

    The cost to rent a moving van without a crew to assist in the move depends on the size, the length of the rental, and the distance it is being driven. The average cost of renting a van ranges anywhere from $100 for a local move to $2,000 for long-distance.