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Factors that lowered the rating for ABC Movers include:

  • 9 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for ABC Movers include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 9 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

9 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 6
Total Closed Complaints 9

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews on ABC Movers
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 2

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 01, 2001 Business started: 01/01/1973 in TX Business started locally: 01/01/1973 Business incorporated 10/01/2002 in TX
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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20590
Phone Number: (800) 832-5660

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)
4000 Jackson Ave., Austin TX 78731
Phone Number: 888-368-4689

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Ricardo Salinas Jr., Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Ricardo Salinas Jr., Owner
Business Category

Movers Movers - Office Moving Services - Labor & Materials Moving Assistance - Packing, Unpacking, Organizing Moving Supplies Piano & Organ Moving Seniors Moving & Delivery Services Senior Move Manager Moving & Storage Company

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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

ABC Movers has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A-.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

  • 6927 Leslie Rd Lot 101

    San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 680-2100 (512) 605-1488


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Negative Review 1 point per review

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A 4.66
A- 4.33
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Complaint Detail(s)

1/22/2016 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: There was a contractual arrangement between Owner **** *******, ABC Movers (San Antonio, TX) and Mr. & Mrs. ******* to move furniture on July 8, 2015 from one residence to another (8 miles away). In exchange for these services, the *******s paid the company $1,487.50. During the move, there were several items damaged, including an antique 8ft ****** ****** Grandfather Clock. It was undisputed by both the movers and the *******s that prior to them taking possession of the clock, it was examined and in excellent working condition and not damaged. When the clock arrived at the destination residence, it was indeed damaged and inoperable. The movers did not dispute the fact that they damaged the clock in the move and telephoned **** to report what had transpired. The movers gave us assurance that owner **** would reimburse us for repairs so the *******s provided lunch for them and tipped the three movers $60.00 EACH as a courtesy for their labor (Movers: **** ******, ****** ******* & **** ********). This was done out of generosity as we felt the damage was unintentional but indeed negligent, not properly and carefully securing the clock in the truck. We were also confident that our positive deed would assure that the owner would do the right thing in covering repairs to damaged items. Due to the movers' negligence, the cost to repair the clock was $310.68. We attempted on several occasions to contact the owner, **** ******* on the same day of the move, July 8th and finally reached him. We made arrangement for **** to visit our home to inspect the damage the week of July 13th. Upon his visit in our home, **** requested a repair bill for the clock and days later we provided him a bill dated July 29th in the amount of $310.68 (not including mileage expense for delivering the old weight shells to Murphy's Clock Shop for special order from ****** ******; nor billing **** for our time taken from work). More than a dozen telephone calls, emails and texts transpired and finally **** sent an email on October 9, 2015 at 6:03 p.m. willing to settle by check in the mount of $150.00. We responded on October 15th and requested that the amount of $310.68 be sent to us. Before the movers damaged the 31 year-old ****** ****** Grandfather Clock, it kept PERFECT time. After the install of brass ****** ****** weight shells, the clock will not keep accurate time. It may be that the clock's mechanism only worked perfectly with the original brass HM weight shells. This is unfortunate and very disturbing as this clock is an heirloom that will continue to be passed on generation after generation. In addition, we are not asking for the gratitude paid out in the amount of $180.00. IN ALL HONESTY AND ALL THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH, WE DESIRE ABC MOVERS TO PAY THE REPAIR IN FULL. We have since tried to contact Owner **** *******. He will not respond to telephone calls, texts or emails. We have given more than time that is required and now after 6 months ... request the assistance of BBB. Thank you.

Desired Settlement: We want Owner **** ******* of ABC Movers to take responsibility of paying for damages that his employee made to our 31 year old ****** ****** Grandfather Clock. This is a special clock that is no longer made. The Brass Weight Shells are rarely in manufacturing grandfather clocks replacing them with another type of materials. We request a cashier check in the amount of $310.68.

Business Response: Yes we truly apologize for the chime. It had a small indention less than a quarter inch. But they insisted on getting a new one. I never agreed to replace the full value. We are liable for 60 centc on the pound which would of probably brought the total to around $50 to $72.00 dollars. I emailed her and stated I would reimburse her a $150.  She refused. That is more than double what is due to her. I believe that is a very fair offer and still willing to give her that amount. 

Consumer Response:

Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because:  Of the 3 brass weight shells, 2 weight shells were damaged, first one more than the second.  We went to a professional ****** ****** authorized clock shop dealer to order 2 brass weight shells through special order and it was explained that it was best to replace all 3 brass weight shells.  Because of the age of the clock, it could be impossible to get an exact match to the 3rd one and they would never make a claim or guarantee after it was ordered and installed.  The older clocks (like our clock) have weight shells made of Brass. Today, ****** ******, one of few still making grandfather clocks, are making weight shells made of aluminum with brass finish (to keep cost down).

When **** came to our home, he examined the damage and asked us to send him a quote/bill and we complied.  That quote is $310.68 and we did not include any other expense relating to time and effort of getting quotes and information.      

We conducted ourselves as professionals on July 8, 2015 with the employees representing ABC Movers (as reported previously in the original report).  We feel **** is acting unfairly and not owning up to his obligation that his employees do not dispute the fact that they damaged the grandfather clock in the move.  We would like full payment.


******* *******

Business Response:

We are liable for 60 cents per pound which would be around twenty dollars for that one chime. I will increase the payout to $200. That is almost ten times the amount. 

Please send new address and I will forward you a check. 

Consumer Response:

Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: In previous reports, we expressed disappointment of being ignored and customer service not provided following numerous attempts by telephone, texts and emails in resolving this issue.  Not until BBB stepped in to mediate the situation were we able to express our views.  For this we are grateful! 

We followed the rules laid out by ABC Movers and acted in fairness toward the company.  Not only did we pay the bill in full (even though there were damages to the grandfather clock and other items) but we also went over and beyond by paying additional gratuity to three movers as explained in previous response. 

It is right that we request this small amount of $310.68 ... no more or no less.  Please send a check to ******* *******, **** ****** *** **** ******** ** ******


******* *******

4/6/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I'm Active Duty Military. privitized housing hired this company to move our household goods less than 6 miles to a new house. Upon meeting the movers, I was initially asked for a tip, which was completely unprofessional and also stated he only accepts cash and he wasn't sure about the other guys. So if I tipped him, would he be split among his peers? I wasn't so sure. Employees were seemingly in a hurry, and not to worried about our goods. only worried about who's paying the bill, I was asked multiple times if I would be. When I said no, he didn't understand which led me to believe if I would have paid him, my privitized housing company would have been billed as well. Our goods were packed in an improper manner, other than what the Contract states, with 60% of fragile items such as dishes, glasses and personal valuables thrown in to a box with no paper wrapped in or around anything. they misplaced hardware from our sons crib which is a VERY big safety hazard. Glasses, dishes, wife's scarves, lampshade, crib is completely gauged, sons dresser is scratched, table is completely scratched and gauged, bedroom furniture is scratched and gauged, then they moved our mattes with the sheets on them, only to rip our very expense sheets. Our recliner has a hole in it now, another table is scratched, cubbie toy holder is missing wood. Doorstop in the new house was broken and our washing machine is scratched. I have been in contact with the manager. He states for over 3 months now he will have someone to come look at our stuff with no luck. Claims phone calls and voice mails were made, which I never recieved. I refuse to have my furniture "fixed" to something other than an original piece. Woodfiller and sanding the furniture to something less and possibly compromising the Integrity of the furniture is unsatisfactory and will not be tolerated. Legal action will be pursued if this issue is not resolved in a timely fashion.

Desired Settlement: our ruined and broken personal personal property needs to be replaced or paid for at market value. This is our hard earned property and I shouldn't have to be and plead and wait to replace it or have a company leave me in limbo for over 3 months only to hear a repairman can fix it.....

Business Response:

We are very sorry about this we would like to try and resolve this. There is a protocol that we go through. However, since this has passed through the cracks I would like to speak to you personally about the entire situation.

I will need to see this damage personally then make an assessment of what we will be able to do.


Thank you ****

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.


**** ****

9/26/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I hired ABC Movers on August 8, 2014 to move me from the apartment home I was renting into the home I recently purchased. Upon the movers arrival I was greeted by the three movers whom had me go over and sign a contract. During this time I was told by the employee that they take tips and insisted they be in $100 increments. This was the first sign of distrust. Upon inspection of the items after unpacking, I didn't find anything broken but did discover that the movers had unpacked my hanging clothes from their plastic protectors and hung them in my closet. That was suspicious to me so upon further inspection I found to be missing a brand new snowboarding coat (****** ** Prospect. Paid over $400). My Pants, boots, gloves, face protector and goggles still within the same bunch I had packed them in, just no coat. I called to talk with the people in the office. The first two gentlemen informed me that they would be speaking with a manager and I would hear back from them the next day (this happened on two separate occasions). The last guy I spoke with, ****, was completely rude at several points in our conversation and went on to tell me that I needed to call his employees myself to find out which one of them had my coat. He assured me on 8/14/14 that something would be done about this dilemma and that if I did not hear back from him by 11:00am on 8/15/14 to give him a call. I called several times starting at 2:00 only to be ignored and forwarded to an already full voicemail box.

Desired Settlement: I'd like cooperation and honesty foremost. I'd also like to have my coat back or reimbursed for the coat that I'll have to buy again this year.

Business Response: Yes we did receive several calls from *** ****** but we wanted to be sure that we were accurate with information. I have asked the gentleman that were on the job and they have stated that they did not take a ski jacket.  I personally, do not think they took it also.
This has happened in the past where a customer has accused our movers that a particular item was missing. Going as far as making a police report and several days later these items were found. However I was not there. We are hoping he will find it sooner or later. However, *** ****** can email us his claim so we can move forward with this. We do have a claim process.  We have up to ninety days to get this resolved. I will call *** ****** to update him. We apologize for all the misunderstanding and will try and get this resolved in a reasonable amount of time.



Consumer Response: Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because:

I have unpacked everything in my house including my garage and storage boxes 100%.  The coat is nowhere to be found. The next step is filing a police report. I have statements from bank and receipts of purchase for the coat and also on file with my CPA. I've been to the apartment complex I moved from, spoke with the people in the office and even went back through the apartment. I'll be glad to invite a manager from abc movers into my home and show him exactly how I found my things to be unpacked by his workers. 

**** ******

7/16/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: In June 2013, we paid ABC Movers $3000 to move us from one home to another based on a realtor referral. On the day of the move, the ***** came over and evaluated my home and gave me an estimate of the amount of hours it would take to move my personal belongings. I agreed and a ******* came over w/ a bunch of paperwork for signatures. NOT once did he mention insuring my furniture for breakage. I was in the home while they picked everything up and it all looked good. When we receiveed our furniture we had a bunch of broken stuff. To my astonishment, we did NOT have insurance; however, the ***** did come by to see my damaged goods. They attempted to repair a bed (done nicely) and told me that they would not be able to repair the scratched $2,000 fridge, $2000 torn leather couch, $800 broken TV, $1,500 scratched smaller bed. He told me that the insurance would have been too expensive anyway so I was stuck w/ the minimal insurance provided. I should have been asked about it so that I can make an educated decision. After alll the back/forth, they sent me an email telling me that they would give me $500 for my repairs. I have yet to receieve a check AND the ***** will not return my phone calls. Before, I go online and talk about my experience, I thought I would reach out to the BBB for a resolution.

Desired Settlement: $500 check that was promised a year ago.

Business Response: I believe we had sent the check out quit a few months ago. I will double check with the ***** and ask him to call his CPA. 

This will take a few days or so but we will get this figured out. 

Sorry for the inconvenience  


2/14/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: The movers broke one lamp, damaged another item, and completely lost another item. I have called them 3 or 4 times now and the response has been unsatisfactory. The first time I called, they asked for pictures of the damaged items, which I sent to them. I then heard nothing. I called again, and was told they have 90 days to do something. I called again after nothing is happening and was told that now they need to come out and look at the damaged items. They were supposed to call me and set up a time. Never heard back. They should respond to me for the two damaged items and the lost item. I should receive reimbursement.

Desired Settlement: I want reimbursement for three items: one broken lamp, damaged coffee-table, and a lost lamp. Or, I want reimbursement for the broken lamp, the lost lamp, and repair of the coffee-table.

Business Response: This is **** with ABC.We have spoken to Miss. ******** and have set up an appointment for 2/3/14 to resolve this matter.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.


**** ********

11/6/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: The movers broke multiple items. All the feet on my dining room table were broken because instead disassembling it they stacked furniture and boxes on it. My sons micro-frig was broken when one of the movers grabbed one of the copper tubes in the back of the frig. i know this was broken by him because I heard the frig hissing when he walked by. We both looked at the tube and saw it was broken. These were all the things that I showed the crew-chief before I made my payment. He told be that I should go ahead and pay now because it will be quicker to work with the company instead of waiting for the insurance. I was given the phone number of an employee that i was told took care of broken furniture. We talked many times but he was never able to come to the house and make the repairs and bring a new frig. After a while I stopped hearing from the repairman and talked to *** at ABC movers and told him I was going to contact the BBB. He asked me to give him a chance to make things right before I came to you but after sending him the requested pictures and description I only received one email asking what my address was. I told *** about addition broken furniture that was hidden in the garage. I have a mirror that has a corner broken off, there is also a broken computer desk.

Desired Settlement: I want the company to repair my broken furniture and give my son a micro-frig to replace the one that was broken.

Business Response: We have already repaired all the furniture items involved. We have been having problems with our internet.

Sorry for the delay'

Thank you ****

Consumer Response: Complaint: *******

I am rejecting this response because:

They did not fix some of the furniture until after I submited my complaint. A furniture repairman came to my house to repair the mirror, table, and computer desk. I was told they would come to my house and pickup the frig to see if they could get it fixed but I have not heard from them. I have been dealing with delay after delay since June.


******** **********

Business Response: This is *** with ABC.I made a few attempts to contact Mr. ********** with no success,but did leave him a message.We did repair the furniture and made arrangements to try and repair the small fridge.I have spoken to Mr. ********** on 10/30/13 to arrange another pick up and attempt too repair  the fridge.I apologize for the delay in our response.

Thank you.
*** @ ABC

9/18/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Abc movers damaged my property after a service that i paid for, and after many unpleasant phone calls, abc movers and I setteled on a settlement amount. abc movers is now not sending the settlement check as promised. I have a written settlement agreement and still they lie about putting it into the mail to me. The amount is for $600. I have been lied to and spoken to in a very disrespectful manner on more than one occasion.

Desired Settlement: A refund asap!! And a phone call from the owner that does not seem to exist.

Business Response: This is *** from ABC Movers, we explained the procedure for settlement. The check has been mailed and you should have received it.
If you haven't received it within 3 days please contact us. We have gone above and beyond the insurance policy that we are liable for, I don't see why you felt it was necessary to file a complaint against us.

Thank you, ***.

8/21/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: After having some items damaged and noted, this company failed to contact me. When I contacted the office I was asked to allow the owner to get back with me which he never did. I have written a letter requesting a minimal refund for the damage. Am awaiting a check and response.

Desired Settlement: The desired outcome would be complete replacement or refund check as requested.

Business Response: This is **** with ABC movers, in response to the claim that was filed against us we did talk to Mr. *********. On the contract that was initialed and signed by the *********'s, they agreed to the .60 cents per pound which we are mandated to carry by the southwest moving association. This is what we are liable for and legally we have up to 90 days to submit a claim, we made an attempt to contact them on 8/2/13 at 11:00 am but there was no answer so we left them a message. We need to have them send us a picture of the couch through our email so we can see the damages. Please feel free to contact us, via email or at ************ regarding this complaint. 

Thank you, 
**** @ABC 

Consumer Response: Complaint: *******

I am rejecting this response because: We have not recieved any messages or calls up until today when all the phones rang. thank you. I will call **** on Monday concerning the items damaged and forward photos that I have taken. On my copy of work order# ****** there is no other signature other than the mover's signature. I was not aware of the .60 cents per pound limit of liability. 


***** **********

Business Response: This is **** with ABC movers, we will send you a copy with the contract and you may contact Tx DMV also the southwest moving association to better understand the insurance policy.

Again this is what we are required to provide for our customer.  

thank you, 
**** @ABC

3/28/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable