Movers in Tacoma, WA
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4.2 stars on HireAHelper.com
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We're the largest provider of day laborers in the nation. Every day, thousands of Labor Ready temporary employees help businesses succeed. And each day, our Labor Ready branch staff provides jobs for people willing and able to perform an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. That’s what we consider our greatest success: We put people to work like no other company, and we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone involved. Labor Ready perfected the on-demand business model for temporary help, establishing the world’s largest genera…Read Morel labor work force. Because of our expert management of this resource, Labor Ready can respond to your general labor and on-demand needs. As the world’s largest general labor work force we are able to offer the following services to our customers: Our workers are available 24/7 every day of the year. We have over 550 locations in all 50 states. Our application process identifies the past work experience of every worker so that we can match the right workers and abilities to your job requirements. All of our workers must qualify through our behavioral screen before being sent to a job. As an IMAGE partner with Immigrations and Custom’s Enforcement and through our use of E-Verify we have developed best practices to ensure our workers meet all federal documentation requirements. As a licensed labor contractor we are responsible for all worker’s compensation and taxes. Our services are available for all of your labor needs including moving, landscaping, cleaning and day labor. Here are just some of the jobs we can do for moving: packing, loading/unloading, storage and organization. We're the largest provider of day laborers in the nation. Every day, thousands of Labor Ready temporary employees help businesses succeed. And each day, our Labor Ready branch staff provides jobs for people willing and able to perform an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. That’s what we consider our greatest success: We…Read More put people to work like no other company, and we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone involved. Labor Ready perfected the on-demand business model for temporary help, establishing the world’s largest general labor work force. Because of our expert management of this resource, Labor Ready can respond to your general labor and on-demand needs. As the world’s largest general labor work force we are able to offer the following services to our customers: Our workers are available 24/7 every day of the year. We have over 550 locations in all 50 states. Our application process identifies the past work experience of every worker so that we can match the right workers and abilities to your job requirements. All of our workers must qualify through our behavioral screen before being sent to a job. As an IMAGE partner with Immigrations and Custom’s Enforcement and through our use of E-Verify we have developed best practices to ensure our workers meet all federal documentation requirements. As a licensed labor contractor we are responsible for all worker’s compensation and taxes. Our services are available for all of your labor needs including moving, landscaping, cleaning and day labor. Here are just some of the jobs we can do for moving: packing, loading/unloading, storage and organization.
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598 Customer Reviews:
These reviews are from past customers who booked Labor Ready through HireAHelper. Once the job is completed, each customer has the opportunity to leave an unfiltered, uncensored rating. Service providers have an opportunity to respond to these reviews if they choose.
Just ok. The two men they sent were early; which is not such a good thing sometimes when you are moving. They were older and tired after an hour; I hired them for 4 hours. I would not recommend them for moving services. I will be paying professional movers in the future. I hope nothing is broke with the way they packed our …Read Moretruck, but I will not know until I unpack, a month or so from now. We did end up keeping them additional hours, however, we still ended up completing the job the next morning ourselves because they were tired and talking more than working in the end. They got the big stuff on the truck, so that was good. I will not be using them again for moving services.
They sent out two men-one quite old and the other was young-I had to pay for 4 hours and they worked about 2 hrs. The unloading seemed to be too hard for them. They were willing to work but some items were too heavy for them. My son had to help them out. They were on time and prepared to work.
The two gentlemen that arrived to help us move were quite nice and extremely helpful. I had an unexpected delay in the move and they were most gracious when asked if they could stay longer. I had difficulties with the apt complex I intended to move into and had to change complexes in the middle of the move. The two gentlemen he…Read Morelped us reload the entire truck and unload again at the new location. I would recommend these gentlemen wholeheartedly to anyone needing moving assistance. They arrived on time, were ready and more than willing to move everything without damaging anything. Stayed beyond their originally scheduled hours and worked hard the entire time. Yes I would use them again.
These guys were not what I expected as a moving company! It took them 3 hours to move what the other company loaded in Houston in 45 mins! Very unprofessional and took breaks after unloading every single item which is why I told them I would not be paying for the extra hour it took them! They scratched up my dresser by trying t…Read Moreo be lazy and take it up the stairs on a dolly instead of carrying it up so it wouldn't move and get scratch! I didn't even file the claim for the dresser didn't want to go through the hassle! If I were you I would remove this company from your hiring list!
They were very respectful and worked hard to complete the task. They were an hour late only because they were given the wrong address. Be sure to verify your address with the company so the workers know where to find you. They did an awesome job getting all of our belongings into the moving van when we weren't sure if we could f…Read Moreit it all. I would use them again without hesitation.
I hired two "men" to unload furniture from Cargo Van into a 2-BR apartment and then to load furniture in 1-BR apartment and unload into the 2-BR apartment. Two men showed up on time: one was about 28 and strong athletic, while the other was about 60 and average build. After one hour the 28 year old "disappeared" and in essenc…Read Moree quit. I immediately called the office and was told they would send out a replacement. Two hours later no replacement arrived and Labor Ready did not return my call. After I called again, it took about 45 minutes for a petite 110 pound female to arrive who could not move most of the furniture. As a consequence, at age 57 at the end of the day I was moving heavy furniture from 6PM - 9PM in the dark in the middle of the winter (Jan. 2015) with the other laborer, who did a great job under the circumstances. Labor Ready then had the audacity to bill me for the time of the petite female who could not help with moving furniture (though she did move clothes, linens, etc.) -- which was the main reason I hired Labor Ready. I definitely would not use them again!
I hired 2 workers for 4 hours on 01/05/2015 and had the same two workers (Angelo and Mitchell) come back on 01/06/2015, for another 4 hours. Both workers were on time and were hard workers. They were careful with my property. They worked well together and listened to and followed my instructions. YES, I would use them again shou…Read Moreld the need arise! Thank you, Gene Denick Tucson, AZ
Both men did a great job, they were on time and ready to work, and despite it being a very cold day in late December they worked cheerfully and professionally. They took good care of our belongings and got them into the house safely - without damage to the belongings or to the house. I would recommend them to anyone who needs …Read Moreassistance, and I would use them again should the need arise.
James and George were on time and worked very hard to make our furniture/office move go very smoothly. They were very professional and we would recommend these two gentlemen at any time. Five stars to them. Thanks to HireAHelper for making this happen so smoothly.
i had contracted two shifts of 5 workers for 5 hours each to help set up an event in Philadelphia.. one shift to help set up Saturday night. and another for tear down Sunday morning 10:00AM. only two people showed for the first shift on time, and the rest never showed. and for the second shift only 1 person showed on time and…Read More the second showed 2 hours late and the other 3 never showed! but the ones that came worked hard! they were respectful of the items they handled.
I requested two persons for the job but only one showed. I will say that the worker who did show did an excellent job. But because only one showed up the job took longer than the 4 hours (15 Min) and therefor cost me more money. Not appreciated. I would, however try this service again if needed.
The two gentlemen that were sent to assist us in emptying our storage unit did an excellent job of removing our furniture and packing everything neatly and without damage. They were on time, worked hard and were a pleasure to be with that day. If I ever need this service again, I would request these two gentleman, Robert and Tim…Read More.
Not only were the movers on time in West Monroe, LA, they worked hard at unloading my Uhaul. Yes, I would use Labor Ready again. My only issue was...I just wish the customer wouldn't be locked in to a minimum of 4 hours of work when I would have liked to have paid for only 2 hours of help. Hire A Helper should allow the custo…Read Moremer to select a minimum of 2 hours.
The 2 people who came out to help us unload, just did not want to do the job. They were lazy and more concerned with getting back before 5pm so they could get paid. They dragged a mattress along the ground rather than lift it, tearing and making the cover filthy. Would only pick the lightest thing to carry and even then only …Read Moreone at a time. We were told they would be available to work as long as we needed them, but when we asked if they would stay longer to help us get a freezer of food up to the apartment, they refused and the result was most of the food inside thawed out as we couldn't get anyone else to help until the following day. Labor Ready are a good service, but the 2 that came out were lazy, miserable, would not speak or smile and looked as though they just did not want to work..
You are thieves. You contracted two over-aged, out of shape homeless men, one of whom was fifty-six and out of breath every ten minutes, to help me and my wife. THEY were good people. YOU SUCK BECAUSE YOU PAID THEM THIRTY DOLLARS APIECE FOR FOUR HOURS OF GRUELING WORK. YOU KEPT THE REST. SHAME ON YOU! I TIPPED THEM BO…Read MoreTH, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE UP FOR YOUR DISGUSTING GREED.
They arrived late and took a 30 minute "smoke break." It took two men FIVE hours to pack my kitchen!! While I appreciate their attentiveness to making sure my dishes wouldn't break in transit, it felt like they were milking the clock. Therefore I did not accomplish what I needed to accomplish for this day. They were very respect…Read Moreful though.
Even though one worker arrived 30 minutes late due to an incorrect address given to him, they finished in a little over 2 hours and had us on our way earlier than expected. I have no problem with having to pay for the full 4 hours...they deserve it!
I originally hired 2 helpers and only 1 showed up in which I couldn't get a hold of the manager for a while to find out if or when the other helper was coming. The helper that did show up did a good job in helping me unload my 26' moving truck. Overall, I was impressed with the helper in the work he did but not with the company …Read Morewho managed to mess up the billing info after I had reported to the manager that only 1 helper had shown up. They fixed the charges on the credit card for only 1 helper so it all pans out I guess.
One of the guys put boxes that had dishes in them upside done when it stated on the box THIS SIDE UP. My jewerly dressers bottom was broken when the guy was carrying and slipped on the ramp of the truck. He just seemed to have a harder time then the younger one.
Needed trained experienced mover and he was not. Disappointed in the way hire a helper presented the help. Also disgusted with the way hire a helper handled notified labor ready. Would not use hire a helper ever again. Poor communication. Labor ready did a good job getting anyone to me with their short notice. Worker just not e…Read Morexperienced.
I would have like to have the opportunity to rate every person individually. Two helpers came to provide services and one of them was patient, methodical and thoughtful. He took pride in making sure that he treated my belongings with care. The other person just wanted to be done. He was careless and took a series of smoke bre…Read Moreaks in between. He was also vary argumentative. I don't believe that I would use these services again.
There is certainly a difference between movers and laborers. One of the individuals had little to no concern for not damaging our household goods. They did provide the extra muscle I needed but I will spend some time fixing the damage to a few items.
June 29, 2014 was a rough day for me because of having used "Hire-a-Helper" for my move. I had made arrangements through Labor Ready, which is a sub-contractor (or so they say) of HAH. But it was not a "HAH" - experience. Only one of the 2 movers showed so I, a 55 year-old female, had to help the 1 that did move a washer & dr…Read Moreyer, large dresser and other heavy stuff down the stairs and out of my apartment. They did get a replacement over to help us move the stuff off the truck and into storage. It took me and the one guy who showed up, at least 10 calls, before we got in touch with someone at the office, as we kept getting a recording and no one called us back. They ended up refunding me part of the money they had already debited from my account but I won't be considering them when I move my belongings from storage into my new apartment either in October or November.
I was VERY happy with Labor Ready for my move from my third floor apartment. Aaron and David were on time, prepared, organized, and professional. They handled my furniture and valuables with care and packed the moving truck with efficiency and organization. What hard workers! We will definitely recommend Labor Ready to family an…Read Mored friends.
One guy was on time the other was about 15 minutes late and they were prepared to work and they were respectful. I rated them only 3 stars because they were soooo slow. Two guys worked for four hours and loaded less firewood than my husband, by himself, in about 3 hours. Made me angry because I hired these guys so my husband wou…Read Moreldn't have to load wood on his day off.
We were extremely pleased with our experience and very happy that we found hire helpers. The movers arrvied on time and did an excellent job of getting all of our items moved. They were hardworking, working continuously to get the job done within the alloted time. I would highly recommend them and without a doubt use them again…Read More. It's a great value when compared to the quality of work and price of various moving companies in the area.
They showed up on time, but stood around their car for 15 minutes smoking. They immediately started to complain about the placement of my truck, that it was too far away (I had parked it 15 feet away, as my parking lot ends in a dead end, and I didn't want to block my neighbors in). After asking my neighbors to move their car…Read Mores, so I could park my 26 foot truck next to the apartment door, they asked what floor I was on. It was the third. They continued to complain about how far up it was. Then on entering my apartment, they began to complain about how (nothing was ready). I had already prepped, the apartment by moving all of my boxes to the breezeway, and the only thing that was not taken apart was my bed, which I took apart while they were moving everything else. That was when the team leader told me that it would take him longer than four hours to load the truck. This was ridiculous, as a team of two moved me into the apartment in an hour and a half, without complaint. This team had three people. They then stood in the breezeway of my apartment talking to each other for another 30 minutes. When I told them that their time hadn't started yet, they reminded me that it started once they showed up. I reiterated that they hadn't started working yet, so I was not paying for them to "shoot the ****." That was when they started actually working. After telling them that the appliances were staying, they tried to move them three or four times, and they packed multiple things I told them not to pack. They then took another break an hour in. Finally they filled the truck, and we drove to my storage location. I offered them water and soda, and the team lead asked me for champagne. Once arriving their, they informed me that it was going to be a tight fit. The storage shed was a 15x12 room, which should have been more than enough room for a two bedroom apartment. They just shifted things around for a 15 minutes, until I had to tell them how and wear to place things, and several times I had get them to re-place things so that my things weren't in an unstable condition or in a position to be damaged (furniture placed on its side, fragile or light boxes placed underneath heavy ones). After that, all members had an attitude, and would not move anything without explicit instructions from me. As with the rest of the day, I had to move a lot of things, in order to expedite their slow pace. At the end, they did not have a pen for me to sign the work forms. This team had a horrible attitude, it took a ton of prompting to get them to work, and they complained the entire time. I would not use them again.
The original movers I had hired had cancelled at the last minute and Labor Ready was able to take the job. Two guys showed up. Not the most experienced people and close supervision required (e.g. stacking heavy large boxes on top of smaller lighter boxes). They did work hard but you have to be pretty detailed with how and what…Read More you want done.
The helper showed up 4 hours late. It was the companies fault as they gave him the wrong info. I explained it did not seem fair for me to pay as I was not provided the service I requested. The employee from the store said she would call me back the next day but never did. I will never use this service again and will inform my fe…Read Morellow military friends to do the same.
I arranged for two workers and left detailed instructions on the website. I was only moving within a building and requested two workers. Labor ready had a minimum requirement of 4 hours and explained that anything needed for the move would be with the workers. They also said that they would call me within the 24-hour period that…Read More I booked them and they did not. The first guy was super nice but didn't even come with a slip. If I didn't live in a thoroughly secured building, this would have definitely been an issue. He didn't have a dolly or anything with him. I had to use the carts from my building and I had to do a lot of the labor. The second guy showed up almost an hour late and he could barely understand any direction and made me feel extremely uncomfortable. I have bruises all up and down my arms and my experience was terrible.
I appreciated the help, but my overall experience was negative. I booked 2 helpers to unload my 16 ft moving truck filled with boxes and furniture. Noon was the scheduled start time. At 12:20 the 1st guy shows up. I receive a call from the company at 12:25 saying a 2nd guy is on his way. We start unloading but no one else co…Read Moremes. I call back and leave messages through the call center. I called three times before I finally got through to someone who was willing to help. The other worker finally showed up at 1:45. The guys worked pretty hard (1 way harder than the other), but complained a lot. Then the job wasn't finished but the 1st guy left - he left the other guy to carry a queen size bed, 2 bookshelves and a desk!! Kudos to the 2nd guy who did as much as he could. Unfortunately all the heavy lifting at the end caused him to become ill and thus he left. The job was not finished. I could have had help come the next day but I didn't want to end up in a similarly frustrating situation so I managed the rest by myself. I do not think the company asked enough questions when I scheduled the job to realize perhaps 2 guys wasn't enough. I feel they are very disorganized and don't have enough workers to handle the jobs they book. The workers they did send were nice and they worked hard, but based on my explanation above I will not use this service again.
We were meeting at a storage locker location and it took the company about an hour and a half to find replacement loaders when the first ones cancelled out. We sat in the hot sun. If it had been at my house, not a big deal. Once the workers arrived they had a great job and got right to work moving our items. They were very r…Read Moreespectful of our property and I would use them again.
The four guys who unloaded my u-pack trailer in Ypsilanti, Mich did an excellent job. They were on time. The trailer was unloaded in 2.5 hrs. Very respectful of my belongings and courteous. . I would definitely use the Ypsilanti, Mich guys again. Thank You for a job well done! They pointed out furniture that had been broken from…Read More the Labor Ready guys that loaded my truck in Ga. I was not happy with one of the two guys who loaded my truck in Rocky Face, Ga. The one guy was too old to lift anything.They were not respectful of my belongings. My Leather sofa and loveseat was damaged, Two Leather Recliners had big holes and rips. A Pantry got broken, my antique china hutch was severely damaged at the top and bottom, a large upright toolbox - 2 drawers damaged. other furniture was scratched and dented. The Labor Ready Company was suppose to reimburse me THE COST for the hours of the one guy......haven't seen it yet. I would NOT recommend this company for the state of Georgia.....NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER!
I would give them ZERO stars if it would let me ! They damaged just about everything they touched - my furniture, the house I was moving from, & the new condo I was moving to ! They were not experienced movers or professional - they took 6 smoke breaks & 2 personal calls during my 4 hours of hell with them ! They had NO idea how…Read More to move furniture or pack it in a Uhaul (they turned what should have been one trip into two!). They left when I called their supervisor & the company promised me they would send a supervised team to finish my move as well as fix &/or pay for my damages - & now they will not take my calls. Please send the extra money & call 2 Men & a Truck ! You do NOT want to put yourself through the hell I am still going through - it is NOT worth the $$$ !
Our 2 helpers, Tim and Nate were wonderful! they both showed up early and ready to work. These two had never worked together before, but worked like a team that had been together for a long time. I would recommend these two gentlemen to anyone, any time.
Eddy was amazing. He was efficient, knew what he was doing and friendly. He treated my furniture with utmost care - he said he treats others' furniture like he would treat his own furniture. He knows how to optimize space in a U-Haul and in a storage facility and how to navigate furniture in tight corners
They arrived on time and started on time. Immediately organized the move and loaded the moving truck in a safe manner that protected the contents. Their skills in loading allowed to finish the move in one load instead of two. Kudo's!! They were respectful of our goods, very positive attitude and can do hard work ethic. I'…Read Mored say they are above and beyond and would use them again. Good communicators, ethical and get it done approach from start to finish.
I hired movers but they sent a couple of kids with no experience. They were hard workers and very courteous but obviously had no understanding of what they were doing. They showed up without a dolly which meant they were forced to scoot heavy pieces across the floor causing damage to the floors. They were quite careless tossing …Read Morearound boxes clearly marked "FRAGILE - CRYSTAL" and eventually shattering the contents of an entire box. We told them at least 4 times about a very fragile and important antique hutch and implored them over and over to PLEASE take their time with it. They shattered an entire side and we'll have to find out if a custom glass company can replace it. The next time, I will spend more to have experienced professional movers.
My two helpers arrived in a timely fashion and were very professional in their approach to the job. They were quickly able to assign different tasks to each other with the stronger person lifting heavy items while the other was getting things out of the truck. They had to lift an extremely heavy sofa bed upstairs and Will (I thi…Read Morenk this is his name) was extremely knowledgeable and smart about the best technique on how to do so without scratching the wooden floor. They worked extremely hard throughout and didn't seem to slow down even in the extreme Houston heat. They were careful in handling all our property and I would call them immediately if I need help again. I used a different company to load up my truck and they were awful and disrespectful of my properties. So I have some prespective on how badly things can actually go when hiring outside help. This company even accomodated my last minute delay by one day and didn't charge me any penalties for doing so. They completely exceeded my expectations. I am a very satisfied customer
The two men were punctual & respectful, however they moved really slow. We moved from one unit to another in the same complex and my roommate and I made more trips to the new place than the movers. There were a few times where we had to remind them that there was still a lot to move and we were running out of time. Also, they …Read Moreripped part of our couch. I would use the website Hire a Helper again but would not select the company I selected again.
Gordon and John were two of the best helpers I've hired over past several years. They even pointed out a ding in the wall just in case they caused it, which they did not. Nothing was broken, scratched, etc. they completed the job with an hour to spare. Would definitely hire again!
Julian Davis was extremely helpful, professional, and able to think outside the box. He was able to move some extremely heavy items w only the help of two not so strong middle age women. We were very impressed. He completed the assignment in the time frame we originally hired him for.
The 2 workers that were scheduled did not show. 2 new workers were sent out 3 hours later, and only worked for 1 hour (4 hrs scheduled). Most of the moving truck was already unloaded at this time as we were on a tight schedule. I am still waiting on a refund for the amount of time used. I have gotten a response that it will be r…Read Moreefunded, but it's been over a week and they can't even tell me how much. May have to file in court.
This was the worst decision ever. I paid for 3 men for 4 hours. I explained clearly in the written job description that I had large furniture and stairs both inside and outside. They sent me 1 able bodied man, 1 elderly man and 1 man with a prosthetic leg!!! Items were dropped, 1 man kept asking us if we were going to keep item…Read Mores or could he have them.. horrible service! Horrible service as when I called to request replacements they told me no one was available but I could send them away if I wanted to even though this left me with no help at all! I was promised a discount that never was granted and when I've tried to resolve it was given no assistance whatsoever. They say they cannot offer a refund or a discount and their customer service is inept. DO NOT use this company!!!
The man who showed up to help worked diligently, however we hired two helpers and only one showed. Also I was absolutely appalled when I found out how much the gentleman that helped me was getting paid by hireahelper compared to how much I was paying the company. For this reason I WILL NOT USE THIS COMPANY AGAIN. He was worki…Read Moreng for less than minimum wage - slave labor!
One of the guys was great. A real good guy who showed up and was ready to work hard and understood the objective. The other guy was lazy and half-present. Didn't want to work, walked around with his hands in his pockets, and always took the easiest way out no matter what. I would probably not use these guys again. You get w…Read Morehat you pay for.
Aubrey and William arrived early and got right to work. They were very friendly and took great care of my items with the challenging move down a tri-level stairwell from a second floor apartment. This is the second time I have used Labor Ready this year to move my belongings and both crews were awesome!
Horrible service! People just have no common sense of how to do this job!!! They broke my bed in half!!! My sofa is broken!!! And all furniture a had scratches and broken pieces!!! This guys where really really clueless...one thing is not been a professional in this service but another completely different is just have no common…Read More sense!!!!!
The people they sent should choose another line of work. One of the men complained the entire time and continually need direction. They did not come with any type of moving equipment. They destroyed a $800.00 sofa. Dropped it and broke off 2 of the legs and ripped the top. I would not recommend the company if this is their choic…Read Moree of workers.
I will never use your company again and will not recommend it. I read the fine print on your contract. I have no recourse for my damaged furniture because I was in charge of making sure nothing bad happened. Instead I was working too, because I wanted the job done in time. My favorite piece lost a chunk off a clawfoot. …Read MoreI heard one guy say to the other "You going to tell her?" I asked them if they had seen the missing piece. No clue. I found it in a potted plant. I worked those guy's butts off. They had to repack my stuff to get it all in. That's on me. What makes me mad is that they probably knew they could get away with damage-I couldn't do anything about it and you don't care. I will be replacing veneer on 2 dressers and all the coathooks on the halltree because one of them is broken off. I am very unhappy and will make sure to use another service when I blow this crummy rental.
The guys were on site and ready to work at the start time I asked for. They were ready to do the work of unloading our trailer. They handled the shipment of household goods like it was their own and considerate of the home as well. I would use these guys again in a heartbeat! They saved us a whole day unloading and moving the sh…Read Moreipment inside. EJB, Colorado
The person from HireAHelper arrived at 8am Sunday morning-no less, right on the dot! He worked really hard so that I had to hardly lift a thing. He treated my property as if they were his own. He was so careful lifting and not scratching my new couch. I would DEFINITELY use him and HireAHelper again! Victoria
When I applied for helper wasn't aware it was through a labor ready. 2 guys worked very hard bud this was there first job. After moving one of my very heavy objects one helper kinda didn't care how moved my stuff. Beaware of this service they send guys with no experience. Broke few frames that weren't protected . Guys show…Read Moreed up and unloaded truck on time. I wouldn't recommend them unless don't care about stuff. They were well worth money.
I used Labor Ready to help with a recent move. My movers arrived early. They lifted the largest pieces up to my third floor apartment on a very hot day, and they did it efficiently. There were no damages or problems with the service. They got the job done in good time. Would use them in the future and recommend them to others.
When I first moved to Appleton I moved into a 2nd floor apt, paid 2 guys $150.00 for 3 hrs and they finished emptying my 26 foot truck in 2hrs. These guys took 4.5 hours to move my furniture (all the boxes were moved already) from a 2nd floor unit to a 3rd floor unit and I had to help. There were also some minor damages (n…Read Moreot a big deal).
The helpers were really strong and nice. They unloaded my track in less than 45 minutes and I was very pleased that they were very careful with my furniture, overall , it was a very nice experiment . I will definitely hire them again for my next moving.
These two guys showed up on time and initially seemed to be willing workers, however, one of them kept asking me for stuff -- seriously, he asked if I was taking items with me! They were helping me load my moving truck. Then we discovered they had loaded items that I had specifically requested not be loaded. Too late, the box…Read Morees were stuffed onto the truck. Also, we had a larger truck than was needed, but they had no skills in packing it. Items were packed so tightly some things got broken that shouldn't have been, simply because of the poor job they did. Sorry, I would never use this service again. I will pay more in hopes of getting better qualified workers who do not beg for my belongings.
The labored were on time and worked daily hard, but towards the end of the day broke a few things and even forgot to box and load my beddings and kid clothes. I wold choose someone else the next time and probably allow more tr to pack and load stuff
Our helper showed up 15 minutes earlier than was expected! We were just pulling in to the apartment complex. Along with my son, they hauled all the heavy furniture up two flights of stairs to the apartment. He hardly took a break for a drink. We were super happy with our helper and recommend his service to anyone!
I recently moved from Michigan to Hahira, Ga. I had friends and family to help pack and load but no one in Georgia. I found labor ready online and was skeptical. Their prices were low and I was moving to a small town. Vonda answered the phone every time I called. She even called 3 times on the service day to get an exact time …Read Moreof arrival. They delayed their arrival in lieu of my flat tire. They did not start their time until they began unloading. They were prompt, professional, and no damage occured to my property. They worked hard even in the Georgia heat and rain. I will be moving in one year and will definitely use them again. I was very pleased and no longer skeptical.
The guys were great and the communication was great up until the point that two weeks later all of a sudden I was getting charged double and it is not taken care of as of yet. No calls back , no emails back! No way would I recommend this company when they took almost three hundred dollars I didn't have two weeks after the job…Read More was done. Not good business as far as I'm concerned.
Those guys I hired to load my belongings, they definitely were professional movers. They came on time, assessed my house & basement and then get right on working. I hired two guys for 4 hours and they completed their job in 1 hour and 45 minutes. I had both washer & dryer, bicycle, Honda Spree scooter, two lawn mowers, assorted …Read Moreof lumbers and garden/yard tools. I also had large collection of wall frames for my artworks. They did professional job and I was impressed that none are damage or dent when I arrived another state. The truck was careful loaded and well-packed in orderly arranged. I was truly impressed. They were courtesy and respectful. I would hire them in a heartbeat.
Very hard working guys unloaded our FULL 16 foot rental truck in just over 1 hour! The people we hired to load it didn't finish in 3 hours!!! Only criticism is the company not the actual people who did the moving - they make you pay for 4 hours and we probably could of got by with 1 hr, definitely needed NO MORE than 2 hours so …Read Morethe company pocketed twice what the helpers actually did. Not very ethical in my opinion.Show Response
Glenda, no matter how long our temp associates work they are paid the full four hours. Barb @ Labor Ready Customer Service
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The 2 people put a 6x6 inch hole in my wall and caused damage to my home. They both workers quit 45 min to 1 hour early. They stated that the office called them elsewhere (which was proven untrue). The branch manager had to come out to get them working again. They refused to move 2 of the 3 items that I requested in the job …Read Moreorder. Neither worker had a phone number where I could call for assistance. One worker was on his cell phone frequently. They mis packed the truck and most of the wood items fell over and were scratched. One glass case was broken. I was never reimbursed by the company for the damage to my furniture, or the hole in the wall/damaged dryer outlet. I would not recommend them or use them again.
I can't say enough great things about the men who helped us move. They were fun but very hardworking. We had some big pieces of furniture to move and they jumped right in and got it done for us. They took care with our furniture. I would use them again.
The contract was not downloaded from California to Labor Ready in Bismarck ND and was not in place at the day and time ordered. When the two men finally arrived 2 and 1/2 hours late and after repeated calls to California, they were not "experienced" furniture handlers as had been stated they would be. Although I was able to get…Read More done what I needed the help for, the aggravation and frustration was not worth the price paid. I WOULD NOT recommend Hire-a-Helper to anyone. I would recommend and work directly with Labor Ready in Bismarck ND but would be careful to qualify the resources being provided.
Labor ready couldn't find anyone to pass the "background" test... they called me about 15-20 minutes after the 2 guys were supposed to show up. I desperately needed two guys to help me move, what a disappointment. HireAHelper was very nice and attempted to find someone else within an hour or two but were unsuccessful, the job …Read Morewas cancelled. I would go to HireAHelper again, but not Labor Ready, they charged my card the day before, and actually confirmed they would have someone for me, the disappointment in them leaves me with no confidence that they can do a possible future job for me. Jan Hill Maple grove, MN
I hired two men for the job and it seemed like only one man did all the work while the other one sat gasping for air. The service was horrible to say the least. Several of my items were broke and scratched. I found myself helping them because they were struggling and were very slow. I could have had relatives and friends do it f…Read Moreor me record timing. The only good thing I could say about the wokers were, they were on time. Don't get me wrong, the workers were very nice and repectable but I had a terrible experience (work wise) and would not use this company again. They were pretty cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for.
We have never had to hire movers before so choosing the right moving company was very important to us. My boyfriend got a job out of state and I was left to handle the entire move myself. We hired labor ready because of all the positive reviews and we felt confident about our decision. Well... They showed up late, not by …Read Moremuch but when you have only 4 hrs every minute counts. They were also under the impression they were just moving 1 room. Really!? I hired 2 guys for 4 hrs to just move a room? Then they told me to move my 1200sqft apt. They would need to call 2 more guys and it would take 8hrs. That's when I knew there was a problem. So that's when they began to move all my furniture out to put in the pod. On the way down they TRASHED my walls. I'm talking holes, dents, and scratches. As the 4hrs progressed the laziness increased. Because I was a woman by myself and I don't know these guys and they have control of all my stuff I tried to lead by example instead of bossing them around. That means, quickly carrying boxes and packing the pod. Well, it didn't work. So I then had to move all the heavy stuff near the door to get them to carry what they needed to. That's when they asked if they could THROW my boxes down the stairs. I said no but when I left the room I heard them throwing my boxes. I could go on but this would get to be a too long of a post. After the 4hrs we're up I was left with all of my stuff on the sidewalk, 1/2 my stuff still in the apartment, damaged walls, neighbors ive never met coming uo to me to tell me that every time i went inside they sat down until i came out, and their trash all over my parking lot, and 2 big dudes standing over me urging me to write them a good review on my reciept and that they accept tips! In order to do the job myself I had to work well into the night and then slept on my floor to finish the next day, as my boyfriend wasnt able to be there to help me. They cost me my entire security deposit, and we'll see whats broken when I open my boxes. My boyfriend contacted the company who was then supposed to contact me to get a first hand account. They didn't. I had to call, to which I gave my entire account and emailed pictures of the damage. The woman said she would investigate and get back to me. I got 1 email a week later and that's it. I emailed again after i spoke to my landlord who was very upset about the damage as he knew it was done by the movers. No response. So, they won't get back to me after they cost me a total of $1400 betweeen their fee and my security deposit. In summation, despite the good reviews, think twice about using Labor Ready.
The men that helped with my move were very efficient and careful with all my things. They had an extra challenge since I lived in a third floor apartment. They quickly had all my items packed in the u-haul and one of them had worked for a mover before so everything was pieced in perfectly. Very friendly and courteous and I wo…Read Moreuld use them again.
They're cheap....but they're not movers. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting much when I paid so little. But they don't do this for a living. They're part-time guys looking for a little extra money. So, they didn't really know how to "move" anything, like guys who do this professional. But we figured it out. And the damages w…Read Moreere mostly repairable, just a little stain covered all the scratches. The biggest surprise was they needed a ride to our other apartment location. It was weird having strangers with me alone in the truck. The professionalism was 'ok'. They complained a bit and asked for aspirin. And one showed up super early and didn't know if the other guy was coming (cause his ticket only said his name). One even complained about a hangover...but they did the job in the time asked. That's all I cared about. They were super surprised when I gave them a tip. Don't know if it's 'cause they know they weren't the best or that no one ever tips these people.
The two guys were dropped off right on the start time(9:30am). The seemed prepared and ready to go. Within 10 minutes of getting a plan of attack they were off to move stuff. A few bathroom breaks over four hours and a few very short breather breaks was all. They worked pretty hard and handled everything well. Would use them aga…Read Morein, specifically the two guys we had. Only complaint is the office girl who dropped them off, didn't pick them up(too busy), so we ran them back to the office and the girl was outside smoking. So just laziness for that specific office employee. Overall good experience.
I confirmed the movers the day before and was told they would be there at 10a. Day of move, received a call from company asking if I needed them the entire time because one may not be able to stay the four hours I hire them for that day. It made me nervous they may not send them. I did workers at 10a as originally planned. Bo…Read Moreth were willing to to do the job. Personnel was not very professional especially their language, and were not cautious with my furniture, at one point allowing a piece of furniture to fall to its side on the ground. Also pulled dryer through doorway damaging front door. Probably will not use again.
Wouldn't recommend this company for moving labor (unloading a moving truck), don't know what their services are like for other jobs. A month in advance I scheduled 2 guys to unload a moving truck, from the time the order was placed to the time the job was scheduled there were numerous issues. The order cancelled, people not con…Read Morefirming the order or calling back, when I called to confirm the job on multiple occasions they had no record of it or showed that it had been cancelled. The day of the job only 1 person showed up. After calling multiple times over 2.5 hours they managed to bring another laborer to the job and he was clearly not cut out for labor of any sort as he mainly hung out inside the house and waited for the other guy to do most of the work. They did not bring a dolly when the job clearly states unloading a moving van. The manager of the local office "Mike" was supposed to call me on a couple of occassions and I never heard from him. Overall, customer service was extremely poor as was communication throughout the entire process. On moving day, unfortunately I ended up doing most of the work. Save yourself some time and frustration and go with a different company.
The guys that came were OK. They arrived early and worked hard. They didn't pack the truck very well. They dropped my couch in the snow and mud and they dropped some other clothing in the snow and mud, mostly towel's. The also ripped a screen covering that went over my snake cage and I had to take it to a screen door repair plac…Read Moree. Over all it was OK. Again they worked hard and were very nice people.
We were so very fortunate to discover Hireahelper.com online. John came to our apartment from the minute he arrived and the moment he left, we were 100% totally satisfied with his help and most of all his kindness he showed us both. John was so polite and wasn't afraid of work. We would refer this great helper to anyone. than…Read Morek You John for your fantastic help, we wouldn't have been able to make this move without you. If we would have had more funds we would have ask you to come help us with rest of our move. Thank you hireahelper
You should make sure that the people you hire meet a decent minimum of cardiovascular competence. One of the people that showed up was extremely out of shape, and put undo pressure on the other person. By the way, the second person was a heavy smoker and was much better off than the out of shape person. Morale of the story, do n…Read Moreot have over weight people show up to do a move that requires stairs.
We hired two helpers to assist us with a very sudden and unexpected move. The helpers had arrived ahead of the designated starting time, worked hard all day. They were very efficient and helped out with anything and everything we asked them to do. They also had a very positive attitude which was very much appreciated. Without…Read More the assistance of these two helpers, we would not have been able to accomplish our move.
The Hire A Helper people were great getting us scheduled for helpers. When helpers arrived and saw the amount of furniture, they knew they would need more help. Just a quick call to Hire A Helper, and they had 2 more men sent to the job. They were all really great guys, and worked beyond the call of duty. They were very respectf…Read Moreul of us, and the property and goods they loaded, which had some very heavy ones. They even removed the items in the attic! All furniture and goods were in good shape after traveling over 850 miles. I would use them again!
The guys arrived on time and if we had had 2 men like Reggie we would have been done in no time. He was great knew what he was doing and really worked hard. The guy he had with him was give out in about a half hour and really was not very careful with our stuff. I found chips on furniture and some broken dishes later, but it …Read Morewas stuff that was handled rough by this one guy. Like i said Reggie was great and handled eveyrthing with care. I would certainly hire him again.
They did a great job. They were not only on time they were early. They were very careful when moving my belongings. They made sure to not mark the walls or scratch anything. They worked hard and were friendly. I would recommend them and use them again if needed. Thank You
The two men who arrived to assist me in unloading a U-Haul truck were very professional, worked hard and fast. They also took great care with my furniture and boxes. The workers arrived on time and were VERY helpful. I would definitely use this service again should I need help in the future.
The men were wonderful!!! There was snow and ice outside and they were very conscious of not only their own safety, but also that they did not track into the house. They were extremely friendly to all of us and did not mind when our boys asked them questions. They didn't even take a break the entire unload! We finally just d…Read Moreecided to stay out of their way and just direct where to put things. Incredibly efficient! The next time we move, we are definitely calling Labor Ready!!!
The team was on time, but I was a little disappointed that they did not have any equipment at all - not even a hand truck. Luckily I had purchased a small one myself. They were very willing to move quickly, mostly because I think they wanted to be done. There were two locations my items were being moved to and one of the memb…Read Moreers of the team actually suggested that we put my items on the roof and hood of a car and drive them to the second apartment. In their haste to get the job over with, they frequently ignored my requests, meaning a lot of double work for me once they left. The one good thing about their being in a hurry is that I received an hour of paid for time back,
I hired Joshua and Otis through Labor Ready to help me load a 24 foot Budget truck to move my Mother’s household from Orlando Florida to Milwaukee Wisconsin. I thought I could get it all loaded within two house but saw that Labor Ready was giving you four hours for the same price as others were giving for two hours. Otis and …Read MoreJoshua did a great job, they showed up on time and we filled the truck in 3 ½ hours. I like Labor Ready so much that I hired them again to unload in Milwaukee.
the initial pair that did arrive on time...one of them was not at all able to do the job and left after 1/2 hr....he was very disrespectful of the other helper as well..the replacement met at moving site and he & original guy were gr8...worked hard...other than the fact that they scratched the top of dresser....also the 1st guy …Read Morethat left, tore off leg of my family chest...he was not able to lift it and pushed it on carpeting and it broke off...the company is refunding 1/2 of fee...so that's good...also steve..original person was very helpful...i would def use again but would insist on specific workers... also, for some reason....even tho i booked these arrangements 6 weeks in advance...labor ready did not recieve order and had to scramble at the last minute to send the 2 guys to job...that was very stressful....but it all worked out in the end..
The workers who arrived were very professional and hard working. Very respectful about our furniture and goods. Had a few issues with the company with scheduling/billing. Notified company 4 hours prior to job start time that we needed to move it 2 hours later. Somehow the information never got passed on and the workers arr…Read Moreived at the original time and billing began at that time. Additionally, workers remained a few minutes after end time. Company ended up adding 2 hours time to the final bill after I signed the receipt. Not the most professional manner in handling the business side.
They were a couple of minutes early and we started right away. They kept on working until I told them to take a break. We finished up right on schedule and I was very pleased. All I had to do was tell them what to take next and my wife showed them where to put the boxes. Every thing worked out great. The 2 guys made sure nothing…Read More got damaged when they brought the boxes and furniture into the house. I would have no problem recomending these guys for what ever job you had them do.
both people assigned were on time and they worked continuously except for a 10 minute and a lunch break. Moving the refrigerator took the most time to figure how to get it out of the house. They removed a house door but did not put it back on. They had to remove the doors of the refrigerator in order to get it out. Not everythin…Read Moreg went in the truck leaving me to make 2 extra trips back using my own car. If the moving truck was packed better, I think everything could have fit. One item was packed in the truck wrong and it fell and broke. I could tell the guys were getting tired because things got sloppy as the day went on - laundry soap was spilled everywhere. They took extra care with breakable items like mirrors. Overall, I would give them a 7 out of 10.
They showed up on time but we needed help moving all our furniture & they sent us a skinny man & a woman to help. My husband ended up having to do a lot of the work himself. They took a few breaks but finished the job on time so It did not bother me. They were careful but the way they put our property in the moving truck ended u…Read Morep busting some of our items like our dresser has scraps all over it. I would probably not use them again. If you do use them be clear about what you want and need.
They were early, worked as directed, respected property and goods, however, one on personal call during work time...other hinted for dinner out and a tip, when at second location took a tour of facility by tram, while we waited for them to meet us at the storage location to unload truck...a total disrespect for our time and need…Read Mores...
I hired two gentelmen to empty my moving POD. They were prompt, polite and wonderfully helpfull! They moved everything into the right rooms and helped me set up the King size bed too. Just before leaving they removed a large mud dobber (wasp) nest they had noticed over the front door; above and beyond service. Both men had b…Read Moreeen background checked before they were sent out to help; a REALLY big plus for a woman at home alone. I would recomend this company for any 'extra help' situation.
We were moving and need our belongings moved from a third story apartment to the truck and loaded. 3 people showed up timely and began working. Well 1 of the 3 began working while the other two just kind of followed around. One smelled like he had been drinking. I called Labor ready to talk with them and they said to send the tw…Read Moreo home and they would send another 2 people out, so I did. The next two where much more entergetic and the 3 of them over the 4 hour span still couldn't load a 1030 sqft into the truck. So my wife and myself had to finish the job. When we reached our destination and began unloading ourselves we noticed that heavy boxes of books and other items had been stacked on the top of lighter and not full boxes. I had spoken to the workers on more than one occassion ensuring proper stacking and storage was taken place. Quiet a few boxes had crushed due to this and our new washer ended up receiving a nice big dent, A 100 year old Organ that was a family heirloo, had spindles broken off, Our leather couch and chair had several scuffs and tears in it. I contacted Ready Labor and they did not charge me for the 2 guys who wouldnt work however just said sorry for the damage to our property. We will never us Labor Ready again. We have estimated over $1,500 dollars in damages to these items not including the Organ.
The guys were a little early actually. They jumped right in and started moving boxes & furniture. They were very careful and wrapped all the wood furniture, which was pretty much all of the furniture. They did a fantastic job and we would definitely hire them again, HOWEVER, we hope tis is our LAST MOVE before we die because we…Read More don't want to move again, EVER!! I just wish they were here to help us put all this stuff away... :-)
They were about 35 minutes late because they got lost getting to my home, but other than that, they worked hard and were as careful as could be loading everything. They were very courteous and hardworking. These two were much better than professional movers.
I was very pleased with Labor Ready’s help. This was the second time I hired them. They show up early or right on time, do exactly what was instructed to them, and help in a very ambitious, steady manor. They handled my merchandise with as much care as if it were their own. On both occasions the work was completed ahea…Read Mored of the schedules I had planned on. I will definitely choose Labor Ready in the future without seeking quotations from alternate sources. Rob D Boise ID
One of the four was a good worker. The others showed up late, threw and damaged my property, and refused to carry boxes up stairs. I had to stop what I was doing and tell grown men to stop playing with my martial arts equipment and work. Because of how slow they worked, i had to keep the uhaul truck overnight and I sent them …Read Morehome before the job was finished because they weren't putting boxes in the correct rooms. Also, one of them stole some jewlery from me. I will never use this service again.
The workers were supposed to arrive between the hours of 10a till 11am about 10.45a I received a call from hire a helper to say they couldnt get the guys to work my moving truck was ready I was ready took the day off work I told them how could they do this to a customer I had a confirm code they took my credit card the week befo…Read Morere they said they would call me back I had to call them back the company they had contracted to denied having spoken to me the day before I confirmed with them and the same person I talked with said he never had the conversation with me . The two men showed up two and a half hours later than planned they did work hard I found that I needed them longer than requested I contacted their labor dept and was hung up on twice I realize that alot of the problem was with the labor company that Hire a Helper used it was a Friday and I was later told that the guy at the company wanted to go home and not deal with anyone I wrote by email to Hire a Helper three times and wasnt taken seriously and no one there seemed tothink there was a problem at all I will not use them again as they said on the morning they called me that they never accepted the job and another person told me they couldnt get the guys to work so which one was it? Sincerely Bernadette M
The helpers we hired to move my daughter and her roommate were excellent. One girl moved her stuff from an on-site storage unit as well as her apartment furniture into a truck and the men help navigate the truck for her. After moving my daughter stuff into the U-Haul, they moved her roommate into another apartment across town. …Read More They were very efficient and helpful and it was a very hot day. I have used this service in San Marcos and Corpus Christie and would definately use them again.
My guys arrived early for the job. I explained what I needed done and showed them around. They got right to work and hardly stopped. I had to make them stop for a drink of water. My job was a dirty hard job and they did it without issue. They knew what they were doing and how to accomplish it in the best manner. They were p…Read Moreoilte, personable, ready to work and wasted no time. I would use them again and have already recommended them to several people.
These guys showed up exactly on time and were immediately ready to work. They really didn't take many breaks outside of water and a quick rest, but any breaks weren't long and were well deserved. They were really nice guys as well, asked me questions instead of assuming things, and made me feel like they cared about my things. …Read More My only complaint would be that they didn't seem to have the packing knowledge a moving "expert" would - and by that I mean knowing the most efficient way to pack items into a storage box (we moved into a portable box, not a truck, but same concepts apply). Although I almost don't want to mention that b/c while they weren't "expert", they were certainly better than I would have been, so I can't take away credit there. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.
Ihave moved a great deal in the last few year. I'm a 66 year old female and I want to tell, this last move was the best service I have ever received. This company not only stayed in touch with you through the whole move,but the two guys that showed up were amazing. I would recommend this service to anyone.
One of the men showed up an hour early, and berated me for not knowing to go look for him around the block an hour before our start time. When the other guy was 15 minutes late, Early-Man suggested I hire a guy off the street to do the work, or do it myself (but still pay him the full amount). The two guys make offensive s…Read Moreexual jokes at my belongings the entire time (I'm a 20-something woman), and took as long as possible. On more than one occasion they asked me where to buy drugs, and if I had any to share in return for their work (umm... no.) They also put several (about 2 dozen) scrapes and holes in the staircase hallway and carved a 3 inch chunk out of the hardwood floor with the leg of my breakfront. And on top of it all, they broke the arms off my couch and didn't fix it or take any responsibility for the damage.
They arrived right on time, introduced themselves and were ready for work. They assessed the job and began. They worked very hard. Brian was extremely hard working and knew how to move delicate items with care. He was great. They were very respectful of my property and I would use Hire-A-Helper again in a heart beat. Thanks for…Read More a great job.
I think that the 2 guys you sent got the job done and they had to work in the rain! I would recommend your service. The only thing is they didn't come with a handtruck but we had one of those. I would suggest that you make sure they have at least 2 or 3 of those! Otherwise they did a good job and were very nice.
Everything you could ask for in a Labor Provider! Labor Ready phoned prior to the job to ask questions concerning the tasks to be completed and selected the right talent to do the job. The workers showed up on time, ready to work and completed the job ahead of schedule. Then, Labor Ready refunded me the unused time. Schedule you…Read Morer Labor Ready job right now!
My movers were awesome - friendly, professional, and strong! The job took much longer than anticipated and they stuck around until I was all moved in (even though they had to move some personal plans to do so). They went the extra mile to get things done and I enjoyed spending 8 hours with them.
I hired two helpers for four hours - they showed up on time, but they were there for five hours. It probably wouldn't have taken them the extra hour if they had not taken so many breaks. To be fair it was extremely hot, it was a third floor apartment without an elevator, and I had a full truck, but they were also older gentlemen…Read More, slightly overweight, and had major problems getting up all of those stairs. My family helped them carry stuff up as we didn't know how much time it was going to take them to move everything with the one-box-at-a-time approach! I didn't mind them stopping to rest and getting water, but they also took smoke breaks, which did not help their breathing! They were respectful, but I don't think I would use them again.
The guys arrived on time and were waiting for me when I got to my new apt. (I had to change the time a few hours before I was supposed to arrive because of traffic delay in NYC). It was 95 degrees in the shade and we were all sweating. Despite the heat, they were eager to get started and the work went fast once I backed the truc…Read Morek up to the door. There were a few issues, and that is why I docked Labor Ready 2 stars. One of the guys was a powerhouse and worked non-stop until the job was done. I'm thankful for him. The other guy started out strong, but concked out about halfway through and left me to pick up the slack (I paid $226, and had to book the 2 of them for 4 hours even though I knew it would take less than 2 to finish). I did not get my money's worth on the second guy at all. He evidently didn't know the job was coming up (I booked it 2 weeks in advance) and had worked out at the gym (pretty hard) a few hours before (this was no doubt poor planning on Labor Ready's part). He was very apologetic though. Additionally, about 10 minutes before the job was done, a woman in a black wig and purple shirt drove up with a man in shorts, both toting bottles wrapped in paper sacks. I thought they were some of my new neighbors and that they were being nosy. Nope. They were additional folks sent by Labor Ready to help (nearly 2 hours had passed). The woman told me about her brain injury and how she couldn't lift anything heavy. The guy didn't say much but did cart two boxes into the apartment. I tipped the guy who were there the whole time and sent the whole group on their way. All in all it worked out well.
The communication prior to our move was very good. They provided all the information we needed. They also contacted us a day or two before the move to confirm the information they had was correct. Where there needs to be improvement: If using people to help move provide some training so that the movers actually know how to mo…Read Moreve boxes and household items as well as provide recommendations on how to pack all items into storage units. Also, make sure the movers know what is expected. For example our main mover stated the person he spoke with did not let him know what we had to move and we had several very heavy items. The person our main mover spoke with indicated it wouldn't take long as there would be 4 of us. Our plan was not to be as involved in the move as we had intended.
The movers were punctual, fast, and extremely nice. They worked hard the entire time. But several pieces of furniture were scratched/chipped, and I would have preferred more care taken with my things, (versus speed). I would highly recommend them for a different sort of job where that wouldn't be an issue, but I had to go back t…Read Moreo the stairs of my old apartment to find pieces of wood to glue back on bureaus, etc. Bummer.
They had great Customer Service and were very efficient. Thank you! Labor Ready were on time, worked hard and repectful of our things. They also completed the job within the 4 hours and we were very satisfied. This is our 2nd time to use them and recommend them to others
One worker showed up promptly, but the agency sent only him when I had hired two workers. However, once he went and acquired a second helper, they worked efficiently, placed items where requested, and handled belongings carefully. I would use Labor Ready again and do recommend the service.
The guys were on time and professional. However, be prepared to tell them exactly what needs to be done. I hired them to help me load my moving truck. They are not professional movers and had no idea how to load a truck. They were not properly equipped to move heavy furniture (however, I knew that in advanced). I would not hi…Read Morere them again to help me move. However, I might hire them to do general work around the house. Again, if it's just muscle you're looking for these guys will do fine. But if you're hiring them to help you move be prepared to supervise how the truck is loaded. If you're not prepared to do that, hire professional movers. :-)
The workers were late, due to some unexpected circumstances. However, upon showing up, they did a spectacular job moving our household items. They showed up fully prepared and their service and attitudes were exceptional. Moreover, they were very delicate and responsible when handling our property. I would definitely use Labo…Read Morer Ready again.
Hirehelpers made it easy and fast for me to calculate my labor expense and plan my project. Everything was handled by text and email so I didn't have to do any phone calling. The laborer's were good and the price was right. I will use Hirehelpers again and I recomend the service. Mike Franke R-tron America Inc. Overland Pa…Read Morerk, Kansas
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO CHOOSE THEM... The first two helpers to arrive were horrible. They called 3 hours prior to the time requested and told me that they were at the house. I was out picking up the rental truck and was going to be back at the time requested for service. I told them to come back at the time reque…Read Morested. When we returned after picking up the rental truck they were there at our house. There was an older gentleman and a younger man. The both picked up the lightest items and consistently did not listen to us when we told them what we wanted in the truck first. The older man kept walking in and out of the house with no items wasting time. When they took the items out they just threw them in with no respect for our items. I called Hire a Helper and urgently requested new helpers after half an hour of their help. Those men were horrible and couldn't even lift a chair. New helpers arrived and they were decent. The one man kept saying lets do it this way after countless times telling them to listen to us. They broke our fridge after bouncing it down the stairs. They did work hard but kept taking smoking breaks after again countless times of us saying to move it or lose it! They threw our stuff in the truck after about 3 hours past and bent lamps and shelves and ruined our new mattress set after throwing it in the truck and dragging it on the ground. I contacted Hire a Helper about this crazy day of trying to get good helpers and they have no insurance to cover what these men broke and damaged. **** Do not go through this company if you are in a rush because what you request they ignore. Weeks before the move I told them what we wanted and needed and they ignored that and sent us old weak men! I read the reviews and thought, well maybe it was just a one time event and they had a good rate $$$. !!!!!!I WOULD NOT USE THEM AGAIN EVER!!!!!!
I lined them up a week in advance. They were suppose to arrive between 9-10am. No one showed up. They did not even call to let me know. When I called they said they would get right back with me. Two hours later they were still making excuses. I canceled them and got someone else who showed up immediately and did a great jo…Read Moreb.
Workers showed up late and left one hour early. Complained thru out the stay and failed to provide the service that was requested. They were contracted to unload and set-up funiture but stated that they were only informed to unload. When they were advised to set up bedroom the response was that they didn't know how!
Wonderful job,on time,no, better ,they were early,clean cut gentlemen,well spoken,hard working,these guys didn't even want to take a break.Moving can be very stressful,these guys certainly made things easier.I would highly recomend this group to anyone needing a hard working,yet very pleasant crew.As good as it gets,Thanks Again
The gentlemen lead by Pedro were there early and were completely aware of my need to work briskly. Througout the move those four move my items where requested and with care. I totally recommend this process as I felt assured of the safety of my family knowing they are bonded individuals and not just some off the street. I'm glad…Read More I made the choice to use this service. Thank you!!! C.Jordan Oviedo, FL
Beginning to feel that Labor Ready is not ready to accept the responsibilities of their employees damaging a customers property. The 2 men showed up drunk and was throwing the boxes and furniture unloading a haul truck, then on top of this they did a dope deal in front of us. We asked them to leave. the mental anguish and the …Read Moreheart ache of not being able to replace my grandmothers and mothers table is too much and then your property damage department will not return calls either,pacified through emails is not getting anything taken care of,the customer is the one who pays your salary, Labor Ready/True Blue/Hire a Help didn't hesitate getting there monies off my credit card. I HOPED this Would be resolved. I have taken the steps to get this resolved. Mr. Tony Brown said he was sending a check to cover the $950.00 worth of valuables that was damaged. but that was on 2/9/12 and the check as of today has not come in the mail yet and he will not answer my emails. Laverna
Absolutely wonderful pair of movers. The arrived early for the job (a very welcome surprise) They were very professional and they worked the entire time. They carefully unloaded our moving truck. We would have been at a disadvantage without their help. They even helped us push our broken down truck into the garage. I will def…Read Moreinitely use this service again for my next move. I can personally recommend them to anyone. As a mater of fact, I already gave Hire a Helper a referral to a coworker.
Moving really does top my list of most hateful things to do! Honestly though, I was so impressed, and relieved, to have the two capable, professional, polite, but warm and personable men show up to help me. Seriously, I couldn't have done it without them, and I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing assistance w…Read Moreith moving. Those two guys were absolutely indispensable. My sincerest thanks to them!
I was very impressed with the labor, which consisted of a gentleman and lady. They were there on time and started to load immediately. They were very efficient and loaded the truck in such a way nothing fell during the trip to Virginia. Hire A Helper/Labor Ready made my move easier.
The people they sent did a good job, however, I don't believe that they had much moving experience and since we specifically requested people whom are ready and able and experienced with moving, I was disappointed because items were not loaded into my moving truck very well and things got damaged and as much as we tried to super…Read Morevise and direct, it was a challenge since we were dealing with people who had the strength but not the know how and we had a lot of stuff. They could do a better job of screening their helpers to assign them to appropriate type of working environment. The offices were cordial and professional and they guys worked hard and long.
The guys were waiting for me when I arrived with the rented truck. They really weren't in shape to move furniture up and down stairs and on and offload the truck but they persevered and got the job done. I will use HireAHelper again but I will be specific about the qualifications I need.
They showed up on time and were ready to work. The only problem i had was they did not understand that the truck needed to be loaded front to back top to bottom...we had a lot of wasted space on the truck They were friendly and respectful of our property I would use the service again and moniter the loading of the truck m…Read Moreore closely
We hired two helpers from Labor Ready for four hours to help us with our move last weekend, and we were very disappointed to discover that the workers we hired did not know anything about moving. Although both men were kind and polite, they just didn't seem to know what they were doing or want to work very hard. One of the…Read More men was hard to motivate and did not seem interested in working--especially not quickly. We had to keep asking him to carry boxes and not just stand around shifting boxes from one end of the truck to the other. I had to remind him more than a couple of times that we needed him to move the boxes that were stacked up in our apartment. The other man was more helpful, though neither of them were what I expected. We ended up having to destroy our couch because your guys got the couch stuck in the hallway and after repeated attempts, could neither move the couch forwards nor backwards. In the process, they put several large gouges in the wall, which we will have to repair. They dropped and scraped our file cabinet and washing machine, leaving very large marks on our belongings, and tried to drag our recliner chair through grass and mud. We could have done a better job ourselves, and will never ever hire anyone through your company again. Our friends who helped us move were just as unimpressed, and I am quite certain that they would never hire anyone through your company, based on the service we received.
I hired 2 men from this I was assured they had. Moved furniture before into a moving truck, needless to say the first 2 men came half an hour late , as we where waiting for truck to be parked where they could load it they just sat there smoking cigerettes the older gentleman took 3 smoke breaks in 30 minitues , I called the 800…Read More number to see what I could do , the told me to send the older man home and there would b a replacement, 2.5 hrs later after I helped move stuff for over an hour in the truck the other helper came, they complained the whole time they where moving my stuff, saying how heavy it was smoking as they moved my couch , broke the door of my front loader washing machine , beat half my walls up then broke the leg off my couch, after awhile me and my daughter ( which is 12) was watching them put are stuff in the truck they where literally just throwing it , it looked like a Childs room u just told to clean up everything tittering , I ask them to stop my daughter was in tears I told the men everything me and my daughter own was on that truck and it was getting all beat up , they replied I have seen worse they didn't pit half my stuff on the truck because everything was pitched in lik it was a dumpster me and my daughter stayed up half the night taking the stuff out and fixing it so we could get are other belonging in the truck . I have never been so disappointed in my life I wouldn't recommend this company for anything they obioviusly don't screen there workers.
Hired 2 workers for 3 hours. The job was to start at 10am. No show for first crew. I even got a call the day before ensuring someone was coming. By 12:15pm 2 more guys showed up. They were ready to work, but not experienced movers. By the first loaded truck, 1.5 hours later, it was let's talk football and cell phone time. A …Read Moregood hour wasted on repeat phone calls and thinking on ways to load furniture. When damage to stair rails and furniture occurred comments like "it's not that bad" and "they will get over it" were stated. I will hire real professional next time. I ended up havind to rent a truck the next day and move the rest with friends...
They were ready and waiting when the truck arrived. A huge plus. Both men were very nice and polite. We soon discovered, we had only one man who knew how to move most things. The other man was totally lost and confused thru half of the time they were here. He did try very hard. However he had apprently never been trained how to…Read More lift and carry items. I knew more about moving things at the age of 12. Then this young man did. When they were moving my dresser and china cabinet I could not bear watch them. They almost dropped both items several times. I rented a two wheeler for them to use but it never was used. A shame because I know it would have helped them get everything unloaded. My fiance had to give them advice several times. He was a mover in Chicago when he was younger. The older man worked very hard but he took way to many cigerette breaks for a 4 hr period. Yes I am a smoker.The biggest problem that both of them had was neither of them knew how to stack boxes. They would place a 12" square box between 2 - 18" by 2' large boxes. Putting the the light weight ones under the heavy ones. I was constintly going behind them and restacking the boxes. I repeatedly warned them that I had glass items in the boxes and that they were very expensive. I have only gone through about a dozen boxes and found 6 pieces broken. One of the items was a tea pot of my grandmothers. It was one of a few things that were passed down to me of hers and is impossible to ever replace. I dread openning the rest of the boxes. While I would rehire them if I was moving a business that had only paper, metal cabinets and metal desks. I will never rehire them to move my home again. Also if you are going to send a trainie out. You should not count him as one of the workers sent out to do the job. Especially when they are clueless. I don't think this one has even moved his own dresser accross the room. You offer a great service to the public. At very reasonable prices. Your employees need to be evaluated better so you know what they can do and more importantly can't do.
I hired two folks to unload a uHaul into a storage unit. One guy was fantastic, a very hard worker and was able to think on his feet. The other showed up with an injured hand hand - obviously a problem carrying boxes! Since it was a two hour job, no time to call and get a sub. So we forged ahead though I had to do more lifting t…Read Morehat I wanted because the one guy was not of much use. (I threw my back out as a result.) Called Labor Ready, the apologized but didn't offer to compensate me. Call HireAHaleper and they were able to intervene. Should have been on Labor Ready to make the proactive solution.
I hired two guys for 4 hours to unload a moving POD that contained furniture and household goods. One of the guys was outstanding and really hustled and was very professional. The other guy was lazy, couldn't hustle if his life depended on it, and although not a requirement, had ZERO personality, which made me feel bad for him…Read More. Then low and behold, Mr. Personality put my "As seen on TV" furniture moving pads/sliders in his pocket and left. To their credit, they called me to let me know they had accidently taken my equipment. Then a call from Labor Ready ensured that I would get them back right away...here we are over a week later, my equipment is still missing. They did "OK"...if I would have had two of the good guy they would have done awesome. I guess it's hit and miss with these folks. You never know what you're going to get. I used them once before and had two great guys that worked very hard and were very pleasant and professional. Good Luck!
The helpers were at least 30 minutes late getting to the job. The would disappear for long periods of time with absolutely no communication with me as to why. They were unprepared for moving furniture. Did not bring any tools to do the job. Now I get a charge for an extra hour of work, which they did not do. I will never us…Read Moree Labor Ready again!!!
I had read that if they had to disassemble anything, that I would have to provide the tools. I didn't know they would show up without even a dolly. They were very slow and spent a lot of time on smoking breaks. I would not use them again.
They did not introduce themselves to me, so I do not have names to go with this review. However, they arrived on time and unloaded at one home and loaded at another in a timely manner. They were always careful with my things and they packed in an efficient way to get the most items loaded. I would use this company again.