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Iowa Moving 1, LLC

(4.7 out of 5 / 69 reviews)

Waukee, IA / Moving services within 100 miles

Booked 317 times through HireAHelper

69 Verified Customer Reviews

Open Today - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

12 years in business

Waukee, IA / Moving services within 100 miles

Booked 317 times through HireAHelper

69 Verified Customer Reviews

Open Today - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

12 years in business

About Us

"Iowa's Premier Moving Labor" - We are professional, respectful and careful movers. Our company has been in operation for 10+ years. We provide an insured, affordable, efficient, reliable moving labor service to help you load and/or unload your rental truck, portable storage container or trailer. At Iowa Moving 1 we treat your belongings just like we would treat our own---very carefully! It's important to us to exceed your expectations each and every time we have a job. We look forward to earning your business.

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Licensed Business:
License Number
Issuing City
Des Moines
Insured Business:
Policy Number
Available Upon Request
Policy Issuer
EMC Companies
Uniformed Crews:
I Offer Uniformed Crew Members
Workers Compensation:
Policy Number
Available Upon Request
Policy Issuer
New Hampshire Insurance Company

Moving Services

Move Help

Day Labor


Real Waukee area customers. Unedited, unfiltered reviews of Iowa Moving 1, LLC.

69 reviews

Shihuai Z

(4) 9/8/2020 Ames

good job

Mover's response:
Thank you for the review and for hiring us to unload your rental truck. We appreciate your support of our local business and look forward to assisting you with any future moving needs.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Anna T

(5) 6/27/2020 Des Moines

The Iowa Moving 1 LLC movers were super fast and efficient. They made my moving process from Des Moines to Lincoln very smooth. They loaded all of my items in a u-haul in around 40 minutes. The guys were friendly and on top of it! Definitely would recommend them to anyone who needs loading and unloading services.

Mover's response:
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent positive experience with our company. We appreciate the compliments and we always aim to provide a high quality and efficient experience for our customers. Thanks again.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Sarah W

(3) 7/10/2020 Ankeny

VERY expensive for the work and quality. Grateful they moved around the appoints to accommodate me (they give you a window of when they might show up to start work, even if you choose the first hour of a day). The workers were professional and friendly and did well at first but then seemed to loose their ability to pack well at the end. I provided straps, they said thank you, and did not strap my belonging in. The end of the packing was haphazard and furniture fell against the pod door (and it hadn't even been moved yet). A+ for the first half but F for the 2nd. I had repack my pod so it could be transported.

Mover's response:
Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with us being able to adjust our schedule to better fit your arrival needs. We always try our best to satisfy the customer, when possible. We are glad that the movers were professional and friendly. We are sorry to hear that the loading of the last half of the container wasn't loaded the way that you would have liked it to be. We spoke to the crew and they mentioned that toward the end of the load there were a lot of unboxed miscellaneous items that made it difficult to stack squarely and strap in. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry again for the inconvenience. Thank you.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Cynthia K

(5) 6/30/2020 Des Moines

Great experience working with Iowa Moving 1. Even on a hot summer day they managed to complete the unload and move very efficiently. I would recommend them without hesitation if you need someone to help with your move.

Mover's response:
Thank you very much for the positive feedback on our crew and for your recommendation of our business. It is always our goal to provide a top notch moving experience for our customers. We wish you the best and have a great rest of your summer.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Jim C

(5) 6/4/2020 Clive

Iowa Moving 1 provided 3 movers to load a 26’ truck. The three young men, Blake, Grant and (sorry forgot his name); could have been more polite or worked harder. I waited until we unpacked to provide this review as I had some concern about how things would be on arrival. Not because of the way they packed but with 20 hours of some very rough interstate driving we felt it likely that some of the older pieces might have been damaged. Everything came through with flying colors!

Mover's response:
Thank you for hiring us to load your rental truck and we are so happy to hear that you were extremely satisfied with our service in regards to work ethic, skill and politeness of the crew. We look forward to doing future moves for you when the need arises. Thank you.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Jennifer W

(5) 3/28/2020 Grimes

Extremely satisfied with the services I received from start to finish. Very responsive service personnel provided a quick, accurate quote and contact throughout the experience. The moving team provided quality services and established good rapport. Highly recommend! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

Mover's response:
Thank you so much. Very glad you were extremely satisfied with our crew in all areas of the move. We look forward to providing future service to you when the need arises. Take care and thanks again.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Jeremy H

(3) 3/26/2020 Fort Dodge

Communication and coordination with the central office was excellent and I thoroughly appreciated their attentiveness and punctuality--the actual crew who provided services at our home on the other hand were not as exceptional. To be fair, I think they must've been rather new to loading trucks because it took them significantly longer to load the truck than I anticipated it would (and I have a great deal of experience moving from one location to another), and they were unable to fit all of our property into a single 26' moving truck because they stacked our belongings no more than 2/3 of the vertical space of the truck. Moreover, upon our arrival at our destination, we discovered that several pieces of furniture were broken and our appliances were scratched and dented (more than typical for a long distance move). Additionally, the crew members were not very attentive when we discussed what items needed to go on the truck and what items did not--and rather than owning their error and apologizing, they would simply lie to make themselves look better. In the end, we ended up having to pay for an additional 1.5 hours of labor for the guys to load our truck, and we had to leave an additional 12' trailer of our belongings with friends because the movers did not load the 26' truck properly.

Mover's response:
We are sorry to hear that the performance of our crew was not up to your satisfaction. Having reviewed our load pictures, it appears that the crew stacked the truck to our normal standards, and furniture pads, as well as ratchet straps were used. We would like to remind you that we do not cover damages that occurred in transit as stated in our policy. As far as not stacking all the way to the ceiling, most of the load pictures do appear to go pretty close to the ceiling. In areas that it does not, certain items have different weight restrictions than other items, and excess weight can cause even more significant damage. We are sorry that not everything fit in the truck, and for any additional stress this may have caused you. Our company will also work with our crew to improve their communication skills going forward, to avoid adding more stress and confusion to your move day.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Judy B

(5) 2/29/2020 Ankeny

I couldn’t ask for a better crew. These two were completely professional, very hard working, efficient, careful and courteous. They went above and beyond my expectations. I would hire them anytime I had a job needed done.

Mover's response:
Thank you for the thoughtful comments on our crew members and that they went above and beyond your expectations. It was our pleasure to provide the unloading service for you. Take care.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Nancy B

(5) 2/20/2020 Ames

Exceptional workers. Efficient, quiet, and careful. We were amazed at how much they could pack in a POD. They were so careful moving and wrapping our furniture. They listened to our requests to be cautious about some antique pieces. It took them less than 3 hours to load a POD, and the temperature was bitter cold.

Mover's response:
Thank you for the excellent feedback on our crew. We are happy that we could help in loading your portable storage container. We look forward to assisting you again in the future.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Matt T

(5) 10/22/2019 West Des Moines

They were great. They moved everything quickly and carefully. I would definitely use them again.

Mover's response:
Thank you for hiring us to unload your rental truck. The crew takes pride in working quickly yet carefully. We appreciate the feedback and we look forward to providing future moving services to you.
- Iowa Moving 1, LLC

Service Area

We handle moves within 100 miles of 2958 99th Street, Ste 5, Urbandale, IA 50322.

Get To Know Us

What can a customer expect after booking with you?

After you book with us, you should expect an introduction call from our office staff to go into further detail about your moving situation and to answer any pre-move questions that you may have. We enjoy working with our customers and look forward to assisting them in whatever way that we can.

What can a customer expect on moving day if they hire you?

Our moving crew will call you when they are on the way to the customer's job site and we pride ourselves on arriving on-time. Once our crew arrives at the customer's residence, the movers will do a walk-through to analyze the items that need moved and to answer any further questions that the customer may have. After that, our movers will get right to work on getting you moved as safely and efficiently as possible.

How should a customer prepare for moving day?

We recommend that customers have all boxes packed and sealed before our movers arrive (unless you have hired our company for a packing service). Please ensure that there are clear walk ways within the residence. We ask that all dresser drawers be emptied prior to moving. To save time and money , customers can also have beds disassembled and mirrors removed from dressers ahead of time, if possible.

What types of moves have you handled?

We handle residential and office moves. We can help pack, load and/or unload your moving rental truck, trailer or portable storage container. We also provide in-house furniture moves.

What's your favorite part about being a mover?

Our company and staff enjoy working with our many customer's that we have had over the past 10 years. Each moving situation is unique and we pride ourselves on providing a top quality service and helping the customer reduce their stress on move day.

What training do you provide your crew members?

Our moving crew is background checked and trained in moving techniques so our crew can avoid injuries and move your items safely.


Same Day Moves

We don't accept same day requests.

Next Day Moves

We accept next day requests at our normal rates.

Refunding Unused Time

We do not refund for any unused time.

Extra Hours

We can always stay at least 1 hour over the prebooked time.

Moving Equipment

Furniture dolly:
Available upon request, (upon request, no fee)
Hand tools for assembly:
always included, no fee
Hand truck:
We provide a handtruck free of charge, (always included, no fee)
Plastic wrap:
$25 for a roll of shrink wrap; please request in advance to ensure availability, ($35.00/ea.)
sometimes available upon request with advance notice, ($10.00/ea.)


Sunday: (not available)
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hourly Price
for 2 movers after 2 hr min
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