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Midwest Moving and Storage is a moving company which provides professional relocation services for home, office, industrial, scientific, and governmental clients. Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, this company serves customers across the United States, including Naperville, Schaumburg, Lake Forest, DeKalb, Justice, Roselle, Chicago, Wheeling, Bolingbrook, Aurora, Rockford, Evanston, Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Des Plaines. Clients have included Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and government contractors. The company was formed in 1983 and is a member of the American Moving & Storage Association with ProMover status and certified by the International Office Moving Institute.
Midwest Moving offers the boxless move, where the material is moved within the furniture so that files are not shifted from within their furniture and their integrity is assured. Core capabilities of this company include office and industrial relocation, lab moving, university and college moving, nationwide trucking, export packing and crating, decommissioning of used furniture, and warehousing and distribution. Other services include nationwide residential moving, space planning and project management services, computer packing and relocation, IT disconnect and reconnecting services, and shredding and document destruction. The company uses recycled content packaging and has an 8-step best practices process to reduce office moving waste by up to 30%. The company can also offer a response to inquiries within two days, which exceeds the usual industry response of five days.
Visit the website for Midwest Moving and Storage to learn more about the capabilities of the company, read about their protection processes and government contract, and contact the company to discuss a governmental, industrial, laboratory, university, or residential relocation job.
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Factors that raised the rating for Midwest Moving & Storage, Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating
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- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
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|Total Customer Reviews||3|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementLuis Toledo, President & CEO Ms. Ruth Bernal, HR, Manager Mr. Tom Pera, General Manager
Movers Used Household and Office Goods Moving (NAICS: 484210)
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Complaint: I hired midwest movers for my long distance move from Evanston IL to San Francisco CA. I told them all my inventory accurately. Day of the move they charged me $500 extra. The movers came 3 hours late. My building has a policy that they do not allow allow moves after 5 pm. I had informed this to midwest movers well in advance. In spite of that, the movers came at 3 pm which is 3 hours later than the time we had agreed on. My building has levied a $200 fine on me for the late move. The movers charged me for a $200 long carry fee after they got to my apt. My apt to elevator and then elevator to the truck is less than 150 feet. The charge as per the contract was $75 for distance more than 75 feet. Per this, I should not have not have been charged more than $75. You are free to go to my apartment and measure. However I was held hostage and forced to pay $200 cash. It has been a week since my stuff was picked up. I have no news of where it is. I have called multiple times. But every time I am routed to a new person.
Desired Settlement: Deliver my stuff
This morning I spoke with Ms. ****** to discuss her complaint. We determined that she is not a customer of Midwest Moving & Storage in Elk Grove Village but used an internet company called Midwest Movers based in Glendale Heights Illinois at midwestmovers.net. She worked with ******* ***** at ************ at Midwest Movers and this person does not work at Midwest Moving & Storage. We will appreciate this complaints removal from our listing.
I gave Ms. ****** contact information for the ******** Moving & Storage Association so she can get assistance with her delivery and possibly filing for arbitration to get her money back. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Midwest Moving & Storage
|8/6/2016||Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable|
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: Midwest moving provided a non-binding contract to relocate my possessions from ****** **** IL to ******* ** dated 7/2/2014. A second version of this contract was created to indicate the need for a "shuttle" to move my items to my apartment in ******* which cannot be reached by semi-truck, also dated 7/2/2014. I agreed to the second version of the contract valued at $4,875. The movers arrived to pick up the items on 7/12/2014 with the original contract, showing no shuttle service. I informed the representative at Midwest who I was working with via email, but received no response. Over the course of the next week I continually attempted to reach Midwest by phone, but heard no response. I was able to reach ******* *** ***** (the carrier transporting my items) on 7/21/2014, who informed me that they had not known about the need for the shuttle, but that it would be arranged. I then received a call from ******* at Midwest on 7/22/2014 informing me that the need for a shuttle would increase my total amount due, but that they did not know by how much. I was informed that because the contract was non-binding I would be responsible for these extra charges, and my items would not be delivered if I refused to pay them. She indicated that she sent an email with the new estimate, but this email never arrived. I then spoke with another representative, ****, who I had been working with originally, that attempted to help me but was unable to remember our conversations about the shuttle contract and who was unable to find a copy of the contract in question. I sent my copy as proof of its existence and this contract is now being used. I chose this company based on their reputation, and in large part because of the A+ rating with the BBB. This quote was not the least expensive quote I had received, but I favored it because I felt they would do a better job than *** ***** *** ****** who I was also working with. *** ***** had a C- rating, but their initial customer service was much better than Midwest's, even during the quoting stage during which time I had difficulty reaching someone. Midwest has failed to live up to the reputation they use to earn business, they have many excuses for their poor performance, and blame the customer for having an unacceptable experience. I do not feel that I have asked for too much from Midwest, they are a professional moving company that engages in this business everyday. They have made this move very difficult by not clearly explaining what is happening, and we should expect. I regret choosing Midwest Moving to conduct my move, and feel that they $5320 they are now charging me, after weighing the goods over a week after pick up, is ridiculous.
Desired Settlement: I am seeking a partial refund from Midwest Moving. I believe that $2000 off of the $5320 is not too much to ask, and would be a sign of their good faith in conducting business according to their advertisements and reputation. I am willing to discuss this matter with Midwest Moving, and I hope that we can come to see this matter in the same light. I would like them to apologize and offer the refund I am seeking. I understand that mistakes happen, and that sometimes the best intentions are not enough. Having said this I feel Midwest had multiple chances to contact me to resolve these issues before they became this bad. I gave them ample opportunities by reaching out to them on several occasions, which went unanswered. Additionally I felt that the way I was spoken to on the phone by a member of their staff was rude and aggressive, and should not be acceptable for someone in customer service.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 8, 2014/08/07) */ Contact Name and Title: *** **** General Manager Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: *****@midwestmoving.com This morning Mr. ******* & I spoke so that I could understand the details of his complaint, after we complete our investigation we have agreed to resolve this matter together.
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