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Power Movers is a decent basic moving company that operates in Texas. Because its service area is only statewide, it won’t work for a lot of people. But Power Movers gets great reviews from the customers it has worked with.
Overall Score: 7.7/10
- Value: 7/10 — Power Movers operates in Texas only and provides great service for a good price.
- Customer experience: 8/10 — Most customer reviews are very positive. Power Movers hasn’t addressed formal complaints on its Better Business Bureau profile.
- Credibility: 8/10 — The company is registered with both the U.S. Department of Transportation and Texas Department of Transportation.
Bottom line: If you need a simple move within Texas, Power Movers is a decent choice. But if you need to move out of state or have valuable items or antiques, you might want to choose a different mover.
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Power Movers: In-Depth Breakdown
|📊 Our rating: 7/10
Power Movers offers local and long-distance moves in Texas, so its service area is limited. But if you live in Texas, Power Movers can give you good service for a reasonable price.
We were unable to get a quote, but our research shows that the company’s prices are about the industry standard. For example, a local move would be around $1,396, according to the average of dozens of quotes that we did receive. While a long-distance move would average to around $6,017.
Power Movers does offer packing, unpacking, and furniture assembly. So you can pick and choose which services you need for a reasonable price.
Reviewers were extremely happy with their experience. Many said that the company responds to quote requests quickly. Also, Power Movers can handle moves on short notice, which isn’t common for most moving companies.
|📊 Our rating: 8/10
Power Movers has extremely high ratings on third-party review sites. In fact, on Google, they’ve received an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars from 481 reviews. There weren’t as many Yelp reviews (89), but Power Movers got an average rating of 4.9 stars.
We’ll admit that it’s unusual for a company to have so many perfect reviews. There’s always a chance that the company could be rewarding customers who leave a good review.
Still, many reviewers loved how quickly the company responded to quote requests. And some reviewers specifically mentioned that Power Movers Houston moved them on very short notice.
Power Movers responded to the lower reviews on Yelp quickly and offered to resolve the problem. But, its Better Business Bureau (BBB) site has had five complaints in the last three years — three of those in the past year. So far, the company hasn’t responded to these complaints.
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|📊 Our rating: 8/10
Power Movers is registered with both the federal and state departments of transportation under the name Samson Power Movers. The records show that Power Movers drivers haven’t been in any reported accidents in the past two years. Because the company doesn’t handle moves between states, they don’t need to have a federal safety rating.
Power Movers has an active insurance policy, but based on customer reviews, the policy is only the government-required insurance. This basic, mandatory insurance has a rate of $0.60 per pound if something happens, which isn’t much. If you have fragile or valuable items, you might want to get extra insurance.
About Power Movers
In 2016, a Houston police officer saw too many Texan citizens being taken advantage of by predatory moving companies. So he started his own moving company — Power Movers. It’s a locally owned and operated business based in Houston. And it specializes in local residential and commercial moves in Texas.
|U.S. DOT #||3176352|
|Speciality (long distance, local, etc.)||Local moves|
How We Researched
To write the review, we compared Power Movers to data on 40 other similar moving companies across the country. We researched the services it provides and where it’s available. Then we read through reviews on third-party sites, like Google, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau.
Our team looked through records from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Transportation to make sure that the company’s registration and insurance were up to par. We also checked the records for formal complaints and any driving accidents.
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