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Big Johns Moving Inc - 6 Reviews - 1602 1st Ave, New York, NY - Home & Garden Reviews - Phone (212) 734-3300

Big Johns Moving Inc

1602 1st Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 734-3300
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Big Johns Moving Inc - New York, NY
Big Johns Moving Inc - New York, NY
Big Johns Moving Inc - New York, NY
Big Johns Moving Inc - New York, NY
Big Johns Moving Inc - New York, NY


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Used this company to move me out of a fifth floor walk up and can attest to the following: Pros: null Cons: null


I was quoted one rate...they charged me another.....they over charged me by a lot, but if you refuse to pay them, they have your furnishings. They use excess materials so they ca...

Editorial review from Citysearch 4/8/2013

Beware! I used Big John's twice in the past and was quite happy with them, but recently received an estimate from them that was 33% higher than 1 year ago for moving the exact same amount of stuff and for a shorter distance. The estimator was extremely rude and abrasive towards me. I had to call them 6 times to get a return call after the estimate at which time I spoke with Big John himself only to have him defend his estimator and estimate and basically tell me he didn't need or want my business. Very arrogant and cocky. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/17/2013

Excellent movers. I've moved many more times than anyone should have to in the last 12 years, and I've been dissatisfied (to put it kindly) with every single moving company I've used. Except for Big John's. Before our move from Manhattan to Philadelphia, they sent an estimator to our apartment, free of charge. He was quick and thorough, and gave us a detailed binding estimate, in writing, before he left. One of the things I hate most about moving, and moving companies, is the obnoxious game of springing surprise charges on you once they have your entire life in their truck. There is none of that with Big John's. They give you a binding estimate, and they stick to it. They did charge me an extra $200 for boxes (boxes are always priced ridiculously when you get them from moving companies), BUT I was warned in advance that this might happen if I were to add anything not covered in the estimate - and I did. So no complaints. As far as the actual move went, a team of five very courteous and clearly experienced men showed up precisely on time and began working immediately in an impressively efficient, speedy, conscientious manner. Anything I had not already packed was packed with care and respect, and no one asked me for a penny until the entire move had been completed (this is probably not standard practice, but they beat me to my destination). Plus, they moved us during a snow storm! I would recommend this company very highly. They are a bit more expensive than most movers up front. However, in the end they actually charged less to move me from NY to Philly than most movers have cost me to move from NJ to NY or even NY to NY. This is because they do not bs you with hidden charges or other traps. They give you an estimate, and they stick to it unless YOU change something. Outstanding. I would use them again. more

highly recommend 11/23/2011

Used this company to move me out of a fifth floor walk up and can attest to the following: Pros: null Cons: null more

Breaks the stereotype of shady movers 3/9/2010

The best thing about these guys is they moved my stuff from NYC to Texas themselves. They didn't contract out to some other company to get it done for them. The same guy who picked up and packed my stuff in Manahattan was there in Houston to move it in. There was a misunderstanding with my storage in between but when it came down to it, these guys showed they are different from the bait and switch moving company stereotype and made sure I was happy. Pros: Moved everything themselves from NYC to Houston Cons: Took a while for them to get my fianl bill to me more

SO helpful! 5/12/2009

I recently stopped in Big John's to pick up boxes and they were so helpful! I had no idea what types of boxes or the number of boxes I was going to need for my move, they guided me through the process and got me set up with everything that I was going to need for my move. I wished so bad that I heard about them beforehand so they could have completed my move! Next time! Pros: Extremly organized and helpful! more

smooth, stress-free move 3/13/2009

I hate moving more than anything. I called at least 20 movers to get estimates. I booked a less expensive mover who I had a problem with 2 days before my move and called Big Johns in a panic to help me out. They took my reservation without a deposit, on good faith, and showed up at exactly 9am. They got my belongings out my 4th floor walk-up apartment with such ease...don't think any item touched a wall. The crew worked like clockwork. For a stress-free move, go with Big was well worth it! Pros: on time, flexible, accommodating, professional Cons: none! more

I would not recommend this moving co. 8/1/2007

I was quoted one rate...they charged me another.....they over charged me by a lot, but if you refuse to pay them, they have your furnishings. They use excess materials so they can charge you more. moving in NYC is tough but you should be able to find better movers than these. more

They will get the job done 7/20/2005

They will show up and get the job done, at a cost of time and money. Put your frustrations aside - there really aren't any 'great' movers in NYC - and just be glad you are in the process already. Make sure you visit the ATM beforehand and take out a few hundred more than you think you need and you'll be fine more
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Owner Message

  • It all started some twenty-five years ago when our own John Healey founded a fledgling moving and storage company. Today, that company has grown into the full service moving industry leader, Big John's Moving Inc., a thriving business with the capacity to dispatch fully insured crews, day and night, to residences, offices, factories and warehouses.These crews utilize state-of-the-art trucks and material handling equipment to safely transport and deliver items as diverse as furniture, machinery, fine art objects and pianos. And to make your moving experience as comfortable as possible Big John's maintains a separate department offering boxes, wardrobes and moving supplies. Big John and his handpicked and personally trained crews have not forgotten that the company has grown, and will continue to grow, not only because it has kept up with the times, but because it offers the same kind of personal service that it started with. John Healey personally supervises all of the crews to make certain that they adhere to the high standards he has set and he follows up by calling clients to make sure they are totally satisfied.. Same day pick-up and direct service to Florida,Chicago,Boston,Washington D.C.,Philadelphia,Pittsburgh,Wisconsin,Michigan and all points in between. Ask about our direct service and frequent trips to Florida.* Antique and Fine Art Division* Art Exhibit and Trade Show Division* Commercial Moving* Corporate Relocations* Full Service Moving Company* International Moving Services* Moving Guide* Moving Tips* New York Moving Company* Pre-Planned Office-Business Moves* Residential Moving* Safe Moving* Storage


  • Custom crating, household, commercial and specialty moving services including trade show, fine art and piano moves.

  • 3/5/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun Open 24 Hours;Mon Open 24 Hours;Tue Open 24 Hours;Wed Open 24 Hours;Thu Open 24 Hours;Fri Open 24 Hours;Sat Open 24 Hours
  • Payments:

  • Neighborhoods:

    Yorkville, Midtown