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Meathead Movers of California: Review, Pricing, and Credibility

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Meathead Movers is an independent moving company that offers local and long-distance moving throughout California. The company employs college student athletes and has a fleet of over 100 vehicles and three mini storage facilities.

Locations | Service Options | Contact Info | Methodology

Our Rating: Meathead Movers
Overall4
Value3
Customer experience4
Credibility4
Reliability4
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Ratings on a 1–5 scale

Bottom line: Meathead Movers is a solid option for full-service moves in and out of California. It offers premium services, like house cleaning, a personal concierge, and childcare. You’ll pay a bit extra, but if you want a stress-free move, these perks might be worth the price.

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Meathead Movers: In-depth Breakdown

Value

📊 Our rating: 3/5

  • Above-average prices
  • Premium moving services
  • Personal moving concierge

Meathead Movers charges a bit more than typical moving companies in California. But it gives you great services for your money.

Meathead Movers Pricing

We requested a quote from Meathead Movers for both a local and long-distance move. The costs were much lower than average.

Local quoteLong-distance quote
Meathead Movers$900$2,000
Average*$1,396$6,017
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*Based on over 50 moving companies we contacted for quotes.

Meathead Movers offers a premium moving experience. The company offers so many services, it assigns you a personal concierge to coordinate them all. The concierge will help you schedule things like house cleaning, childcare, and debris removal. Plus, Meathead moving teams jog when empty-handed, which can save you time and money.

Note: Meathead isn’t as affordable if you’re moving out of California. We requested a separate quote for a long-distance move from California to Colorado, and Meathead estimated almost $17,000. That’s expensive. But that’s partially because Meathead workers would have to go all the way back to California when they’re done. Nationwide moving companies have locations throughout the country, so they don’t usually do roundtrips.

Meathead Movers offers guaranteed delivery dates rather than delivery windows. And it doesn’t ever combine goods from different customers into one truck. Those perks set it apart from many long-distance moving companies and may make it worth the higher cost.

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Customer Experience

📊 Our rating: 4/5

  • Positive reviews overall
  • Fast, courteous employees
  • Few complaints

Customers have loved their experiences with Meathead Movers.

Each of Meathead’s seven locations has at least 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp. And it has a 4.78 on its Better Business Bureau site. Reviewers mentioned the company’s professionalism, efficiency, and high-quality service.

Meathead Movers does have a handful of negative comments, but the complaints were pretty typical for a moving company. We didn’t see anything concerning.

You can get a custom quote by calling your closest Meathead Movers location.

Credibility

📊 Our rating: 4/5

  • Active registration and insurance
  • No complaints or accidents on federal record
  • A+ Better Business Bureau rating

Meathead Movers company is a legitimate, credible company with a good reputation.

Meathead registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and has active insurance. And the company hasn’t had any formal complaints or accidents in the past few years, according to U.S. DOT records.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gives Meathead Movers an A+ rating. Former customers filed a few official complaints with the BBB. But the complaints were pretty typical and Meathead successfully resolved them.

Reliability

📊 Our rating: 4/5

  • Over 70 trucks and 100 drivers
  • Two-week recommended booking time
  • Phone quotes and booking

You shouldn’t have any issues booking with Meathead Movers. Meathead has a fleet of 74 vehicles and 117 drivers ― a great amount for a company of its size.

Meathead Movers’ resources make it possible to book your move even with a tight timeline. The rep we spoke with recommended booking at least two weeks out. That’s much faster than many other moving companies.

You also don’t have to worry about any delays if a driver is sick or a truck is out of commission. There are plenty of other drivers and trucks to cover in an emergency.

Meathead Movers also makes it easy to get a quote or book your move. You do have to call in (there’s no online booking), but you can get an estimate or schedule a move within a few minutes. Meathead moving reps do ask for a rough inventory of your items to get a more accurate quote.

About

Locations

Meathead Movers headquarters is in San Luis Obispo, California. It also has locations throughout California, in:

  • Bakersfield
  • Fresno
  • Oxnard
  • Santa Ana
  • Temecula

Service Options

  • Residential moving
  • Commercial moving
  • Local moving
  • Long-distance moving
  • Packing
  • Storage
  • Moving supplies

Contact

Phone(866) 843-6328
Websitewww.meatheadmovers.com
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Methodology

Value

Our question: Is this moving company worth it? 

We start assessing value by requesting a quote from the mover. A quote gives us a breakdown of the company’s fees (hourly rates, truck fees, etc.) and tells us how costs compare to the local and national average. 

If a company’s costs are drastically higher than these averages, we can recommend more affordable movers that we’ve also thoroughly vetted. A detailed quote also gives us insight into any additional fees. For example, is packing included, or do you have to pay extra?

Customer Experience

Our question: What’s the common user experience for this service?

We look up the mover’s average rating on popular review sites like Yelp, Trustpilot, and Google. Then we read as many reviews as possible to verify the rating and see if any positive or negative themes stand out.

If we notice potential red flags, like lots of damage complaints, we reach out to the customers to see if there’s a cause for concern.

There are also companies who pay people to leave positive reviews. So, if the reviews are glowing, we reach out to reviewers to see if they’re real customers.

Credibility

Our question: Is this company a legitimate business?

Unfortunately, moving scams are fairly common. Lots of people have experienced losing their deposit, movers never showing up, and companies outright stealing their personal items.

To check a company’s credibility, we look for things like Department of Transportation registration, active insurance, and licensing with the appropriate state authorities. 

Then we look at sites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to check the mover’s accreditation, rating, and any unresolved formal complaints against them.

If all the credibility signals check out, then we give the business a high credibility rating. If something seems off, we reach out to the company and former customers for comment.

Reliability

Our question: How bookable is this moving service?

To check if the company can typically accommodate a customer’s desired moving date, we ask the company how soon we’d be able to move. Then we ask if the date is flexible.

We also comb Department of Transportation records to see how many trucks and drivers the mover has. A small fleet is a sign that the mover has limited capacity. The company might not be able to handle lots of moves during a busy season.

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