I was talking to my mechanic and he said the last time he moved it wore him out. “I think I’ll call Mark the Mover next time I move” he said. Well that is not a big surprise for this guy, he is down the street from our international west midtown Atlanta local moving company headquarters, and he sees our big white trucks with the blue lettering coming and going every day of the week. But he isn’t much different than many household movers that use the quiet moving company with the big white trucks with blue lettering and the trademark blue Mark the Mover moving truck on the side. You see, we have grown in size and reputation with Atlanta movers mostly by word of mouth.
We don’t have giant billboards or loud commercials. The way you hear about Mark the Mover is by asking friends and neighbors about moving company experiences. We put our money into a good moving service, with polite and professional moving crews and big clean moving trucks. Mark the Mover has been doing it this way for more than three decades, and over the years we have built a portfolio of thousands of moving customers that would use Mark the Mover for their local household moving again. Folks looking for moving companies near Duluth Georgia that ask co-workers and family about their moving experience with moving companies are likely to hear positive stories about Mark the Mover.
This works well for Mark the Mover. Something just doesn’t seem right about spending too much money on annoying advertising. Of course we spend a good deal of money on our trucks, and we have to spend extra to print the foot high phone number and the website on our moving trucks. But the internet has noticed our efforts, and we are number one when you search for Mark the Mover. In fact I just went to Yahoo and tried it and we are number one. Even our Facebook page shows up on the first page of results. Not that we make a big deal out of Facebook either. Facebook is challenging for Mark the Mover, because year in and year out we do the same thing, we provide a good moving service with well dressed moving crews, plenty of furniture pads, big local moving trucks and we show up on time and work fast. Some companies may overbook their moving crews. Horror stories on the internet sometimes include the moving company that didn’t show up till late in the evening or didn’t show up at all.
But we show up and get the job done. Some people say we cost a little more, but many of our customers value their time and our honest commitment to meet the schedule agreed upon when you reserved your spot. All we ask is a few days notice, as Mark the Mover is usually too busy to squeeze in last minute moving requests.
So when you are looking for moving companies near Duluth Ga, do a search for Mark the Mover and you will find the quiet little moving company that gives you clean cut crews, on time and ready to tackle your household relocation chores.
Mark the Mover, Atlanta Moving Company
From Atlanta Ga, and serving Alpharetta and Roswell Ga, the smart choice in moving companies must be Mark the Mover. 33 years of serving Atlanta Georgia, we are near the junction of I-75 and I-85 and can swoop up Ga-400 in a hurry to serve Alpahretta household relocations.
Mark the Mover is a really smart choice. Hundreds of Atlanta households have left reviews on Google, Yelp and Angie’s about Mark the Mover, in addition to other places, and they are almost positive. These are real reviews too, we have noticed our competitors, especially those right around our number one internet ranking, insert fake reviews. And they are easy to spot. So when you look at our reviews, know that Mark the Mover has a reputation as a real good, but fair priced moving company for 33 years.
We are not the most expensive moving company out there, but we are not going to cut service to compete on price either. Sad to saay, there is a lot of cut throat pricing in the moving company, but the result is that their is also a lot of sad stories of loads held hostage, movers that did not show, and the final bill being twice or higher than what the consumer was sold to start with. Not with Mark the Mover, like I say, a Smart Choice.
Mark the Mover concentrates on local moving, and will be glad to relocate your household goods around Atlanta, Roswell Georgia, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and wherever you are moving locally. But Mark the Mover also does long distance moving, primarily around the southeastern United States like North Carolina,Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. But we also have gone to California, Washington DC and even Washington State. Our long distance moving service is an expedited process where your household goods arrive in the next state the same day or the next, or on longer moves, within a day or two, maybe three. As such, some homeowners choose to use a vanlines for large shipments and Mark the Mover of a ‘core living’ assemblage of household goods like the bedrooms and kitchen, so life goes on more quickly.
Mark the Mover – the Smart choice in moving companies.
Coworkers and friends can help you find a moving company with a good reputation, and reading reviews to get a feel for how the moving company treats its customers are a good way to choose an Atlanta moving company. With Google® and the internet this research is much easier than in the past, checking reviews and emailing family and friends. Relocating your household is not as simple as picking a florist, but a similar process to start with is used.
To move your home and furnishings effectively takes proper planning. Selecting the right Atlanta Moving Company is part of the process, and we want to show you why choosing Mark the Mover is a well justified conclusion and how to measure Atlanta moving companies in general. First of all, a reputable moving company should have a website with contact information that is easily found on the internet. Run an internet search for Atlanta Movers and Mark the Mover will be one of the first Atlanta moving companies. Make sure the moving company shows their street address on their website. Disreputable moving companies like to hold your possessions hostage for more money, and won’t show you their address. Other companies use fake addresses.
Don’t use a moving company with a fake moving address. One of our Atlanta moving company competitors lists the state capitol building as their address. Another uses the Five Points Station in downtown Atlanta as their address. There are red flags. When a moving company is dishonest with their customers as to where they are located, they may be in the habit of ripping off consumers. Some movers don’t seem to have an address at all, or their address is in an office or condominium building. This is also a red flag, as these may be moving brokers, adding their commissions to the cost of your move. They then sell your information to the most desperate moving companies that may not have enough money after these commissions to do a good job for you.
Read reviews, but pay more attention to Kudzu and Yelp than Yahoo or Citysearch. Some web-sites make it very easy for tricky brokers and fly by night moving companies to enter their own fake reviews. but Kudzu and Yelp do some policing. Watch out for reviews that are too good, or list a number or always mention the brand name. Some companies pay for reviews with discounts, gift cards or bribes. Sometimes they are even decent companies, but at Mark the Mover we never pay for reviews or do fake reviews. While I don’t like the idea of offering a discount or a bribe for a review, I am more wary of the companies that enter their own fake reviews, so look out for reviews that come in clumps, mention the brand name too much, sound too syruppy or just all look suspicious.
If a site has an overwhelmingly positive number of reviews they are either fake or a good sign you are on the right track. You can also find sites like the Georgia Public Service Commission and movingscam.com where they do an independent job of collecting complaints and measuring the quality of movers. These are actually better than the BBB which tends to favor companies that pay higher rates of dues. Then there is that Angie’s kind of a thing, that is very aggressive about preventing companies from posting fake reviews. If they discover that a company is using their uncles and neighbors for paid reviews, they probably have a sever frown for that.
Also the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) and their safersys.gov website collects information on movers, like our competitor that had their DOT revoked. You can look up fines and safety violations there. But remember, No company is perfect, but the more complaints at the BBB, the GPSC (Georgia Public Service Commission) and other consumer agencies the bigger the business better be, and if it is a brand new business, while they may have no complaints, they may also not be a good choice. Of course we also have a rival that changes the name of their company every year or two, claims to have been in business forever, but has no record under their current business name.
So when you are searching for the correct Atlanta moving company we hope you will consider Mark the Mover, but at any rate, know how to choose the right moving company, and we hope you have a successful houshold relocation!
Number one – Sam Crac
This guy is very entertaining. He is very good, especially with body panels and wheels and hubs. He often says that if he can do it, anyone can do it, and he does make some pretty neat repairs look easy. But he also buys a lot of salvage title cars, and approximately breaks even on the process. But if you need a car to drive, can take the time to find it and and fix it, and would really love to find exactly the cool car you have in mind, nobody on Youtube teaches you more about Copart and getting a car and getting it fixed.
Number two – D.I.Y Gang
Jose is out of our league. But if you are stuck at home right now, binge watch his Burnt Hellcat Rebuild. Jose never seems to sell anything. In fact, it looks like roughly five times more than his Youtube revenue gets spent on paint and rent. He must have a day job at a body shop, there is no doubt he can make a good living at wreck repairs. And if the Youtube covers his studio rental, he might figure he has a enough fun doing it that it is all worthwhile. This is also an excellent family channel. Jose tries really hard not to swear too much. And his wife knew about facemasks before we ever heard about a flu epidemic.
Number three – South Main Auto Repair
Now this is a serious guy. Unlike the first two guys, this guy actually fixes problems. A lot of problems in his Youtube series are really hairy, and it’s fun to watch a real mechanic, who tries to explain things also, go through the headscratching on real world car problems. If you just need to keep your car running, or your wife’s car (husband’s car?) then this is a great channel to watch. It is the most inspirational channel to watch when it comes to taking on a car problem.
Number 4 – Mustie
Mustie told me not to use his name, so I won’t. Mustie (not his real name) fixes the occasional car, but where he is really fun is with lawnmowers and blowers and tillers and trimmers. If it has a motor, Mustie has tried to fix it. In one video I watched, he was looking at an engine and it looked like a bolt had gotten loose and into the piston sleeve and scored the walls and he said “This isn’t worth fixing” but he kept working and I kept watching. Two cycle engines frustrate us all, but Mustie gets into a lot of them, and maybe will give us the courage to clean them up and get them running. One thing Mustie has, and I need, is an ultrasonic cleaner. Seems like he fixes a lot of carburetors, or at least gets the engine running better, by doing some spring cleaning where ever gas gets to the intake valve. Mustie is not only an inspiration, he is a cheapskate and has practiced social distancing since before it was cool.
Number 5 – Westen
Westen said it was OK to use his name, as long as I didn’t show his face. This is Diesel Heaven. Westen is a talented diesel mechanic, we’ve seen him tackle pickup trucks, a bulldozer, a Peterbilt and now he is putting a big honkin’ diesel engine into a Ford Mustang II body. Yup, the guy is insane, but not because he is trying to prove how crazy he is, it isn’t the narcissistic sort of dysfunction, no, it is truly the ranting of a problem individual. He even has his mom in one video. I am sure she would tell us that when Westen was born, she was standing up. Over concrete. On a ladder. And he came out head first. But Westen is another guy that makes it look easy, and he really enjoys his channel. Like Sam Crac, and unlike the other three guys, Westen totally puts his entire mess out there, not just his mechanic quirks, but every messy facet of someone that could spend hours talking to a cow.