Leave your relocation to the family team at Big Al’s Specialty Movers in Washington. Since starting our moving company in 2003, we have focused on building something great! That includes providing every customer with a high level of attention and care—we consider ourselves fortunate that you allow us to handle your precious belongings and are sure to treat them as if they were our own. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Read our reviews to see what some of our past clients have had to say about our services; then contact us today for a free estimate.

To the wonderful people At Big Al's:

I wanted to drop you all a little note and let all of you know I much I appreciate the wonderful help I received in moving my Steinway piano from Whidbey Island Washington to La Quinta Calif. The move was a challenge, but the trained professionals, under the guidance of Big Al made the entire process a wonderful experience for me . Beth and Vicky were so kind , and had proper information to put my mind at ease. Big Al because my piano was on the 2nd floor of building, with a very small stairway, had a forklift to lower the piano over my balcony It was very well done and the piano arrived at my house in perfect condition. I would have to say for the complexity of this move I had the best help available in the entire US. I would advise anyone considering a piano move or furniture that you care for to utilize Big Al and his amazing staff of trained professionals.

Thank all again
Dr Robert

La Quinta Calif

Dear Moving Staff,

After our house was sold in December and we found another home, the realization set in that we had to move all of our stuff. Not having a lot of experience with moving companies, we put off the decision to call and choose someone to handle all of our treasures. The small stuff, drawers, tables, throw rugs, pictures, dishes, clothes, etc, we knew we could move ourselves. The real challenge came with the baby grand piano and the several large china cabinets, heavy bedroom furniture, desk and the things a 70 year old gentleman just can’t pick up anymore. We asked Moe’s Piano’s to recommend someone who would move the piano and perhaps all the other furniture. You folk’s were at the top of their list so you got our call. What a luck day for us.

The whole experience, from the first phone call to the estimate to the moving day was totally positive. The three men who moved us, Ben, Anthony and J.R. were the most professional trio of young men I have met in a long time. We had no scratches, dents, dings, or broken anything and a lot of our furniture was HEAVY. These fellows were also a delight to be around. So many service people these days are grumpy and mad at the world. These guys were good natured and seemed to enjoy their day and still completed a lot of hard work. We can’t say enough good things about your employees and would not hesitate to recommend Big Al’s to anyone who is planning a move.

Thanks again, Ben, Anthony and J. R. for making our moving day a real positive experience.

Terry and Linda

To whom it may concern:

Big Al and his family have recently moved all of our household goods, including my important 7’ Steinway, from Portland, Oregon to Denver, Colorado. And not a scratch:This is the third time Big Al has moved my piano, and when we made our decision to move, I chased down Big Al. You see, I am a very determined perfectionist, and so is Big Al. I could not imagine a more enthusiastic group of movers, thoroughly professional, and with one goal: please the customer. The intent of this message is to submit my total satisfaction with big Al’s Specialty Movers, Inc. I can guarantee you that I will call Big Al for our next move. Please give wonderful family your every consideration.

Thank you,

David M.

To the staff and crew at Big Al's,I want to take a moment to thank you for the exceptional customer service and job well-done during our recent move. We were impressed from the beginning with the professionalism of your office staff and with Al's personally coming to give us an estimate, but when our move date was changed, we were even more impressed when you were willing and able to accommodate our needs.


Thank you, Al and the guys for your help. It was a pleasure working with you.

Jim & Katy – Vancouver WA

Hi Beth,

I spoke with Rhonda last week and she indicated I should email you our review for your website. It is a true pleasure to write this, and I’m glad we have the opportunity. Let me know that you have received this, at your convenience. A few short months ago, my husband and I were preparing for a move and I got on the internet looking for companies to call. It was the weekend, but I sent several emails to potential companies. Big Al’s was the only one to respond. Al came by the next week to give me an estimate. Based on that experience and the subsequent reviews we read regarding their service, we chose them for our move. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we had ever made.It is a well known fact that moving can be a hugely stressful event. From the moment Big Al became a part of our move, the whole process just seemed easier. We are both sales professionals with a huge commitment to customer service. That is a major reason that we were so satisfied with Big Al’s operation from start to finish. On the day we were to be packed, Big AL’s crew showed up on time. They worked quickly and cheerfully throughout the process always being as careful as possible in packing our possessions and courteous to us at all times. We were also impressed with the fact that they seemed to enjoy their work and each other. We never heard so much laughter and good natured banter among the crew as they accomplished their task. It was amazing!Moving day again started right on time. When we reached our new home, the crew was extremely accommodating as we moved furniture about until we had it placed just right. Again, the goal to accommodate was clearly evident. We also appreciated Big Al’s checking in on us to make sure that we were happy with the entire process.After the move, we received a hand written thank you note from Big Al’s company, something again, as sales professionals, we really appreciated.We can’t recommend Big Al’s highly enough as a result. They are simply the best!

Jim and Betsy – Camas, WA

I wanted to let you know how happy I was with Herman Bartley and his assistant (I think his name was Luka). They moved my piano effortlessly on May 11th after another company was unable to do so a few days prior. They were flexible, professional and easy to work with.Thanks for sending these great guys!

Dalika – Lake Oswego, OR

I don't know how many years Andy used Al and his company at Green Furniture Hospital for large furniture and pianos, but we're on our fourth move of furniture since we moved out of our house at the river in 2008. Every move has been as "pain free" as possible, given the experience of hiring the Big Al team to do the packing and heavy lifting. And the positive attitude of the whole crew makes them a pleasure to work with. We love working with your crew and know they do a superb job. I'm happy to spread the word.

Liz R

Ed, Ivan, Albert, James and Leonard (yes, we needed FIVE men to move our belongings!) were considerate, careful, STRONG, professional, and hard-working! On top of that, they were eager to help with anything and cheerful even when lugging our heavy furniture up the stairs. Wow! We were absolutely, completely impressed with each and every one of them. They were attentive to details like where to place furnishings and boxes, but even took the time to gather fasteners and screws. Everything arrived in great condition and was placed exactly where I wanted it. I couldn't possibly have asked for anything more. I have already recommended your company twice and will continue to do so for many years to come. My only question is, Al why didn't you come and join the fun on move day.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,

Cindy and Ken - Camas, WA

From: UMPQUA INVESTMENTS I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic job you did on our recent move. Your can do attitude and friendly people made what was feared as an awful event, smooth and painless. The crew was so helpful and friendly that everyone on our staff commented on how great you all were. Please make sure that you put our name on your list of satisfied customers who would be more than happy to provide a referral to any prospective customer. Thank you again for helping make our move a very positive experience.

Jenny Staggenborg VP

Hi Jen, The move went great! All the guys were very helpful and fun. They were respectful of my home (new and old) and took great care of my furniture. I would definitely use your company again!!!!


Ben, JT, James and Albert;

I just wanted to thank you for your moving services on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. You guys had a great attitude, wonderful personalities and professionalism. We enjoyed your refreshing quality service and would definitely recommend you to our friends and colleagues.

Wonderful work and Thank you very much.


Hi Jen, Everything went perfectly. Your organization is one of the best managed businesses I have ever worked with, and both teams of movers were awesome. Larry and I are out of the country right now, but when I return, I’ll send the blue evaluation cards. Thanks so much to all of you for taking such good care of us.


Jen and Beth,I have never experienced such amazing service when moving (and I and my immediate family have moved a lot). Everything ran smoothly, yes, and the team was extremely good, went beyond the call of duty. Ben, Ivan, JJ, and (forgive me for forgetting the fourth name-I am out of town already) showed extraordinary professionalism and care. My thanks to Big Al and you and Beth and the crew for the help….and you will be our first choice and immediate recommendation for the future.


Our move was one for the record books! Herman and the crew arrived on time and ready to go. They quickly dispatched the loading of our belongings onto the truck and brought them to our home. Despite the fact there are a couple of narrow stairwells in the house, they negotiated the limited space with a can-do attitude. We enjoyed working with them and appreciated the team spirit they brought to the job. You can add us to your list of satisfied customers!


The move went very well. There was a little miscommunication about needing wardrobe boxes (none were brought) but that was remedied by Al right away. The movers you sent out were top notch…they had great attitudes and tried really hard to make sure I was satisfied. I’ll be sure to refer business your way. Thank you for everything.


Herman and his team moved my household goods last week from NE pdx to Lake O. He and his team were fantastic. They worked long hours and were friendly the entire time. In 20 years when I move again, I'll hope their still working for you!


Phil – Lake Oswego, OR

I just wanted to let you know the 2 crews that took care of our move were AWESOME!! They were fast, fun and professional. A big thanks to you and the crews J


Randy- Vancouver,WA

We had Herman here today picking up a piano for delivery to California. They were right on time, friendly and courteous. The piano was packed and loaded in record time, and they were on their way.Good job!!


Hi Beth I drove Maria yesterday, to meet Big Al's crew at Rockaway... My goodness sakes, what a huge job, I had no idea how big the job would be, until I saw what had to be done to load out the piano in Rockaway and then of course the big job of getting a huge piano up the steep stairs at Maria's home.... No one but the Big Al's Samoan crew would have managed that job, just no way... Your business remains the most recommended movers for pianos by technicians, owners, & sales people, you can be confident that Herman and Ben are keeping up the good work and giving your company the very best representation you could ask for, they are just the best... Beth I selected two photos for you at this time, one in Rockaway loading-out, the other in Marias' home... ready to set it up.. let me know if you would like to see more of the photos.... and again Ben and Herman could not do more to serve your customers and represent your company they are just the very best men you will ever find ! ! !!

Jim – Rockaway Beach, OR

Thank you so much for sending Herman and Ben for this piano move. They handled a long, difficult and complicated piano move with such grace and professionalism and good humor. The toughest part of the move came at the end of the day when they had to move an old piano into my basement in the dark with 3 nervous people standing around them (me, my father and a mutual friend). They handled that old piano as delicately as they handled the very fine new piano they moved in. I am so touched with the way they enjoyed talking with my father. I have always used you to move my pianos and I always will. Again, thank you.

Maria - Rockaway Beach, OR

Thank you for a great move.

Your men arrived on time, ready to work and enthusiastic. They were the epitome of work-ethic and efficiency. They moved us from SE Portland to Gresham, door to door in an hour under the time quoted by three other movers in the area.Outstanding job, Thanks! Feel free to use my note in your testimonials.

Jere – Portland, OR

Hi and thank you for sending out for my move Ivan, Edward and Jake on January 6, 2011. They did a super job and I was highly pleased. I requested and rec'd a 3-hour time slot and the timing went great. In 1 1/4 hr. we were on our way to the new house. Your men were punctual, hard workers, diligent, careful, strong, asked questions and only put things where they were supposed to be. It was of great comfort to me to see them work together, be polite and concerned that they were doing what was expected of them. Thank you and thank them for their good work on this job! I really appreciated it. The gals in the office also did great as they answered my questions and always with a cheery attitude.Thanks and happy new year!

Your friend, Gloria – Beaverton OR

I was so pleased with you moving my Petroff from Concord Piano to my house in Beaverton.The fellows were so polite, CAREFUL, RESPECTFUL, and considerate.Please thank them again for me and of course you folks deserve kudos!!!! Thank you, Deborah – Beaverton, OR

Dear Beth, On February 19th, Herman and the crew came to move my Steinway. I would like to say that the service I have received from my intial phone call to schedule with Jennifer to the moving crew has been excellent. Herman has such good people skills, and the results of each move of my expensive instrument demonstrate to l me how skilled he is with his team and his extensive knowledge to achieve the skilled work completed to acheive a job well done. I am very happy and appreciate the excellent service. I only recommend Big Al's. Thank you each and every one, and especially Herman.

Nancy – Portland, OR

James & Jean Federal Way Wa 98003 SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Thanks for the incredible service and your personable friendly approach. You did a great job of delivering our Upright Piano to Cave Creek Az address. We will recommend your Company to any and all who are looking for this type of services. Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year.

Jim & Jean

Kari SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Thank you for moving my daughter's new piano. A friend gave it to me and Big Al's was able to move it with only 5 days notice. These guys actually make moving fun. I was worried it would not fit into my vaulted ceiling 2 story townhouse but they even offered to move it up one more level into my daughter's room! They did it very quickly and cheerfully. Thanks Herman!

Patricia Portland SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Thank you for excellent service moving my piano out of the way for the installation of new carpet, and moving it back into place the following day. Everyone involved, from scheduling to completion, communicated with us well and carried out the job just as promised. Herman and crew were fast and efficient and handled the piano with great care. I recommend Big Al's to anyone needing this service.

Stacey United States SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Thanks so much to Herman and crew for moving our Steinway from Seattle to Hood River, Oregon. I've never seen a piano moved so quickly and competently. It seemed like I sneezed and the piano--moments ago right there in my second-story apartment--was down on the street, getting rolled to the van. Herman said that it was actually more difficult moving our tall desk with a hutch than the piano. He and the others who helped us move (sorry I can't remember their names) were friendly, efficient, gentle and professional. Beth was very helpful scheduling our move, as well. I can't recommend Big Al's enough.

LOIS United States SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
thank you so very much for moving my grandmothers piano from the spokane valley to utah. your company was a pleasure to work everything went just as i was told it would.i would definatly recommend your company and i would certainly use you again. thank you!
lois garcia ogden utah

Chantal Palo Alto, CA SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Thanks to Big Al and his crew! Wonderful service and fantastic STRONG crew to move our 2 grand pianos. I would definitely consider them for our entire move and not just our pianos if we ever move again!

Myong SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
The best moving experience ever!! The staff at Big Al's was wonderful, from the initial phone call to the actual move day. A very professional group of people and friendly too! Could not believe how immaculate the truck was either. Will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone!

Tam SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Great move, guys! Friendly and professional, prompt and careful. Piano didn't even lose tune in the move. Come by for coffee on the new deck some time, guys!

TD SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Very professional piano mover. Herman adn his team is the best! Also, very competitive rate. I'll call Big Al again if need to move any expensive stuff. Thanks

Callie Pullman, WA SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Thanks to Al and Jake! I will definately call you for our next move!

Eric SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Albert, James and JJ for there hard wiork and professional attitude for a long days move. It had a few challenges and they really came through and made a tough day much easier. I would gladly recommend Big Al's Movers as a professional, hard working company. Thanks again!!
Eric Larsen

Katherine SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
We had an outstanding experience with Big Als Movers. Al and Tommy picked up my mother's piano in San Francisco and drove it to us safely here in San Diego. Big Al is professional, a man of his word, and we highly recommend him.

Trinity E&S Insuranc Bermuda Dunes, CA SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
We closed a business office in Beaverton and had you move all our file boxes to Bermuda Dunes, CA. Everyone, from Nancy in the Office to Herman and his staff, made the whole experience wonderful, especially watching the boys toss the boxes up one story instead of running the stairs. Nothing breakable so we loved it. You will be our first call for our next moving needs. Thanks to all.....

Matt & Maria SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

We hope you have a fantastic day!!!

All the best,
Matt & Maria

C-C SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile you guys are aweeessommee!!!

Talofa, Just wanted to let you know that your staff did an excellent job moving our new resident/patients into Mallard Landing. I have been the only nurse here for 9 years and I was very impressed with the courtesy and respect the crew showed the elderly that live here. Being brought up in the Samoan culture, respect for our elders was paramount in our lifestyle. Thank you for doing such a great job. I will post your business information on our community bulletin board.

Carol – Battle Ground, WA

I have never experienced such amazing service when moving (and I and my immediate family have moved a lot).Everything ran smoothly, yes, and the team was extremely good, went beyond the call of duty.Ben, Ivan, JJ, and (forgive me for forgetting the fourth name - I am out of town already) showed extraordinary professionalism and care. My thanks to Big Al and you and Beth and the crew for the help... and you will be our first choice and immediate recommendation for the future.

Seth & Cheryl – Lake Oswego, OR

Al Herman and his team moved my household goods last week from NE PDX to LAKE O. He and his team were fantastic. They worked long hours and were friendly the entire time. In 20 years when I move again, I'll hope their still working for you! Thanks

Phil – Lake Oswego, OR

Thank you! I'm sad we're not moving anytime soon because I would call and use your company again in a heartbeat. You moved a piano from Santa Rosa, CA to the Long Beach area. Impressed the socks off my in-laws and made my daughter grin from ear to ear when the piano arrived barely two days later, on time and on budget...it was painless.Herman and his partner were professional and friendly and above all competent.Thank you!

Julie Lakewood, CA

Thanks for the e-mail, as I said in the voice mail I was not able to leave my message on your website. I was impressed with that website by the way. Nice job! Herman and his associate were great; they called when they said they would, arrived when they said they would, did the job professionally and confidently and were VERY STRONG! They positioned my piano, a family heirloom, where I wanted it, and were in and out very quickly and expertly. Having seen an expose on a local television station about unscrupulous movers, I was initially concerned before the piano was delivered. I was more than pleased to learn that you were one of the best.

Thank you again.
Anita – Clayton, CA

Jen,Thank you for this estimate. Thus far, from the very first point of contact, all of you have followed through with everything that was promised. That is top priority in my book! When we sell our house and have a definite location for our move, I will be back in contact to schedule. Thank you again for the prompt follow through and professionalism.

Betsy-Camas WA

Wow! We just had the most awesome moving experience! Moving sucks, period. Especially big moves. But your guys were awesome. We had Albert, Edward, James, and Jacob. Those guys were so impressive I couldn't believe it. First off, they all got along. They had great attitudes, they smiled and laughed all day, even when the day was getting long and they were sweating. They had great communication and teamwork skills. It was fun to watch them move something big and witness their amazing directions to each other and how they backed each other up.We had a great day. They made hard work and stress fun. They worked so hard, and really couldn't have represented your company any better. I will recommend them highly, and already posted facebook updates to my page about your service. You take care of those guys. They are a huge asset. We have employees, and understand what that means.We thanked them, but thank them again please.

The Franson family – Battle Ground, WA

Hi Beth,Thanks again for your help with getting my piano moved again. Do you have any recommendations for a piano tuner that services the Kent/Covington area? Tell Al thanks too and hope he and Leonard enjoyed the cookies...hope he saved one for you.

Sandy –Kent WA

Please post my testimonial on your Big Al’s Movers Website:

“Hi! I just wanted to let you all know how happy I was that I decided to hire a moving company to help me and my kids with our move. We just moved this past weekend (Saturday, October 30th) within Vancouver, approximately 15 minutes apart.

I ran out of friends and relatives to ask help me move because I have moved so many times, so I thought I would try out a moving company. I went with Big Al’s because I saw the name and thought it was part of the bowling alley that I bowl at. So I gave them a call and found out there was no affiliation, but decided to go ahead with the estimate. Al, the owner himself, met me and did a walk-through of my duplex. The next day I had a written estimate and made my deposit.

The morning of my move I got a call from Ivan letting me know that they were about 20 minutes away, so the courtesy call was great. When they arrived that’s when I met Ivan, John, and Albert. They all were very nice and accommodating. They even joked around with my kids. They made my kids feel right at ease. I felt safe having them around. The move started around 8:30a and ended around 1:30p. It was great they had all my furniture nicely wrapped and used rolled out carpets so not to get my floors dirty. I loved that they were able to break down and set up the beds. That was a great time saver. Before they left they asked if there was anything that I needed. I thought that was great customer service. Due to their help, this was one of the smoothest moves I have ever had.

I have already made a referral to one of my friends at work and given them Big Al’s business card. If I ever move again (knock on wood), I will be calling your business again. Much thanks!

Kind Regards,


Dear Rhonda,

I just have to sit down and write Big Als Movers a strong letter of recommendation. We moved last weekend (10/23 and 24) from Gresham to Heppner. John, James and Edward were the three most competent, pleasant, courteous and expert movers ever. They were delightful!!! We have been unloading boxes all week - and NOTHING has come up broken, chipped or damaged. They were efficient, steady, and great!!! I have told our realtor here in Heppner to not hesitate to recommend Big Als Moving Company to anyone needing movers. I will continue to recommend your company. I wanted to adopt James, John and Edward -
but they said they already had mothers. They were so happy and caring - I couldn't lift a feather without them running to take it from me. You have three of the best workers ever!!! Please give them all hugs from me.

Also, the first young man, Ben, who came to give us an estimate was wonderful, too. Tell him Talofa from me. What great employees you have.

Thank you,

Bethine (and Hershel)


As I mention on the phone, I was very pleased with Big Al's Moving services during the move of my home. Tyler and his crew worked had and careful to do a great job packing me up, protecting my valuables, and loading the storage facility just as I asked so I could access a few things. They were clean, courteous, kind, and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs to move.

Thanks again and all the best to you all!

Joe – Vancouver, WA

Moved a Baby Grand Piano from my home to my daughter’s apartment with 10 steps, and a tight hall. The movers were great. They called ahead of time to say they were on their way and they arrived right when they said they would when the appointment was set up. They moved deliberately but quickly and had the piano moved out within 20 minutes. They followed me to my daughter’s apartment and got it moved in and set up without a scratch or dent. The whole move, take down and set up took under an hour.


They moved a huge antique terra-cotta bathtub. These guys are fantastic. They are very friendly and professional. I must admit, enjoyable to see in action! They moved an extremely heavy cast terra- cotta bathtub with ease. Their strength is matched only by their skill. They are highly recommended!

To Whom It May Concern: After searching extensively for a piano mover who would show expertise and experience and reasonable fees, I settled on Big Al as recommended by my friends at Sherman-Clay Pianos in Santa Clara, CA. The secretary at Big Al's (Beth) was most friendly and helpful in making the arrangements and answering my questions.

We called Big Al’s and Al arrived the next business day to look at our piano and give a quote. We told him we needed to find a mover for the rest of our household… Al told us “that we would move everything” We were so delighted!

These guys were great. They were on time, friendly, fast, and took extra care not to scratch the new hardwood floors in my house.

Thank You for the great job moving my two big old upright pianos.An incredible job! I highly recommend you guys. Ben, Ivan and Matt are amazing!

Dear all,

My experience yesterday of the piano move exhausted me....only because I was so excited afterwards I think I was actually burning myself out by so much elation and happiness!

I want to tell you how much I appreciated Matt, Jake, and Jack's attention, mindfulness, and care with how they handled the piano. The way they took the time not just in moving the piano into the house, but also being so present in taking care to get it situated properly just right. The piano had one wheel missing and we used some boards to prop it up.

They were so kind and the cool thing is...they weren't being kind because they had to, it felt it was something they just do...very natural. They really made sure
the weight sat correctly and asked us if we were happy where it sat. Wow...

I also appreciated the information they gave me about pianos and what they do and what they've done and what they look out for when they are moving, mind you, I solicited these comments and I felt more connected to this new piece of life in this house afterwards.

I really look so forward to working with you again.

I also want to say that my experience from the very beginning was always smooth and reassuring. Please make a special note for Beth as she was with me the whole time.

Customer service and relations are very very important to me and I wish I could compensate these people much more than I am capable and able. I know that I am not the only one who experience such wonderful work from Big Al's and you can bet that I shall refer your company with utmost sincerity and ease.

Take good care of yourselves,

They were on time, called to verify the appointment and hour before and performed all parts of the job admirably. They are experienced and professional.Sattie

They moved my piano. Well done. Big, strong, nice guys, didn’t damage anything.


I called on Friday; they scheduled the move for Saturday! They contacted the seller of the piano to set up the pickup, and then called to let me know the window of delivery. They called on their way to the pickup, then on their way to delivery. I knew exactly when they’d arrive. When they got there, there was some tough maneuvering to get the truck in the right position for the shortest carry, and they did that well. They had to remove a handrail to get the piano up some narrow stairs, and did it quickly and well. I have a difficult front entry and they were always I full control. Everything was padded and sledded perfectly. The piano never touched my well finished floors until it was in position. I did moving and storage in my youth, and these guys are real pros. I wouldn’t hesitate to call them again.


Removed furniture from my house to a storage unit and vise- versa. They are incredible. I have moved 3 times in the past 10 years, and I have had several problems with other companies. They are careful, courteous, and respectful to my items. They even helped me move items around to help make them fit. They are very reliable. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


We have a very special Steinway Grand Piano called local piano stores in town to ask them to recommend a mover who would take good care of our piano. Every single place we called recommended the same company, BIG ALS Specialty MOVERS.

Hi Beth,

Just chatted with my sister and she said the move went well. My mother was very impressed with how careful the guys were at handling her furniture and belongings-very satisfied, indeed! Thanks so much. I will not hesitate to use or recommended your service again in the future.


Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for a wonderful move. If anyone out there is ever searching for a moving company—BIG ALS is it!

As we have emptied all the boxes—it has became apparent just how much care and expertise was put into moving and storing our stuff. Everything is in great shape—even the light bulbs that were inadvertently packed.

While moves are at their best a little disconcerting---ours was little more towards the unexpected hurdles and chaotic side of the scale. Yet, you were able to work with us on every unexpected change and were a delightful in the process. So thank you Beth for your skilled and cheerfulness—they are truly appreciated, and thank you to Ben, Jack, Tyler, and Matt who moved those boxes and furniture so well and were a delight to have around in the midst of a little chaos. Thank you all.

If anyone is ever looking for movers –BIG ALS is IT!

Thank you,

Wendi & Jim

Thank you so much for the great moving experience. I have huge heavy furniture. I was very nervous about moving to a three story condo where the stairs were a huge obstacle. My movers Lale, Matt, and Anthony were very careful and professional. Everything arrived undamaged and I am very impressed with the level of service that they provided to me and my family. I am a realtor; my business survives on word of mouth. I only give out referenced to superior service related companies. I will definitely recommend Big Al’s Specialty Movers to my clients and fellow realtors. Thank you again for the great move.



Hi Al,

I want to thank you again for getting my piano to us in perfect condition. I just ran the disklavier portion, and it plays perfectly!

Thanks to the recommendation from a local piano mover in Southern California, we chose Big ALS Specialty Movers, Inc to transport our Yamaha Conservatory Grand piano from San Fernando Valley, outside of Los Angeles, to our hill top home in North West Chehalis, WA. It was move of more than thousand miles, and it was handled flawlessly. The piano didn’t have a mark or a scratch on it at the start of the move, and it arrived in the same perfect condition. We are extremely pleased.

We want to thank Big Al’s for their TLC of our pride and joy, and unconditionally recommend them to anyone who need to move their own “precious cargo”, no matter how long the distance.

John & Pattie

Chehalis, WA.

Hi Nancy,

A quick note to let you know that we received our piano safe and sound!

Your guys were WONDERFUL – led by Herman

The guys showed-up about 7:30pm …..after delivering pianos in snowy conditions for the full day.

Having a piano on Christmas was a dream come true…..thanks for braving the roads to make that happened for us!


Big Al and his crew came to Sunnyvale, California and picked up my Yamaha C3 Piano. They were quick and efficient as well as pleasant and helpful.

On June 16, 2010, Big Al and his associate delivered my C3 to my home in Layton, UT, and executed the most professional move I have ever experienced with my pianos. Although we had previously removed the front window to facilitate the move, Big Al informed me that going through the window would put my piano in danger and that he would prefer to use the back stairs going through the garage. After some extensive minutes of study and planning, the two of them carefully and with great expertise moved my piano down the stairs and around the corner into my studio. While the actual move only took a very few minutes, I was grateful for the great care Al took in preparation. My neighbors and I were truly awed by how easy it seemed. It was a joy to talk with Al and his associate, Don. They were pleasant, informative, friendly and kind. I would like to point out that Big Al’s fee was most reasonable and I was more than happy to provide it. I will definitely hire Big Al again for my piano moving needs.

Dr. Daniel C. Harrison, DMA - Layton UT

We highly recommend Big Al’s Specialty Movers to anyone for their moving needs. We needed to sell our 4000 sq. ft. Portland home in a time when the real estate market was in decline, and relocate to a town 700 miles away. Homes in the price range we were selling in were spending an average of 6 months on the market before selling at drastically reduced prices. To avoid this, we devised an aggressive plan to have our home pre-inspected, personal and unnecessary household items stored, and to stage it to sell quickly. Big Al’s played a critical role in the success of our plan. We have a very special Steinway Grand Piano and called local piano stores in town to ask them to recommend a mover who would take good care our piano. Every single place we called recommended the same company, Big Al’s Specialty Movers. We called Big Al’s and Al arrived the next business day to look at our piano and give us a quote. We told him we needed to find a mover for the rest of our household and asked him if he could recommend a company. Al told us Big Al’s could move everything for us! We were delighted! While staging our home for sale, we decided to store over half our household to showcase our home’s size and architecture. Originally, we planned to move our things to storage ourselves. But it quickly became clear that was a job too large for us to do ourselves. We called Nancy at Big Al’s and she sent a crew right over to help! Ben and the crew cleared out everything we needed to store and took it to our storage unit in a single day. Our home sold in 10 days, for over our asking-price, with multiple offers! On moving day, Ben and the crew arrived on time, and worked while we began the long drive to our new destination. When Ben and the crew arrived in their trucks to deliver our things to our new home, they were right on time, worked quickly and efficiently, and were extremely professional. Al, Nancy, Ben and the rest of the crew made a stressful time so much easier for us. We are eternally grateful to them for their excellent service and for the consideration they gave to our things. Big Al’s uses their own trucks, their own crew, and they are extremely professional. Throughout the process it was very clear to us that the staff and crew of Big Al’s were aware they had our entire household in their care.We are in our new home far away from Portland and are extremely happy. Our thanks go to Big Al and the staff and crew at Big Al’s. We will happily talk to anyone who is considering using Big Al’s services to answer any questions a customer might have. Your piano, your things, could not be in better hands.With Gratitude and Respect,

Gary and Amy Munsey

Brentwood, California

On July 21, we were treated to a move by Ben, Lale, and Jr. I say "treated," because we have never been the recipients of more kindness, courtesy, respect, and care than with these three fine movers. Each one of these three men went out of their way to show us great friendliness and consideration. Your men took great care of our furniture, and neither of the two homes it came out of and went into were damaged. All of your men were very conscientious and considerate workers. Moving can be a very stressful experience. These three men took as much of that stress away as possible, through their friendliness, laughter, and, yes, singing. When I inquired what they were singing, an even tighter bond was formed between us and them -- we serve the same Master! I really also enjoyed talking to your guys about "things Samoan," which they readily discussed at my request.Big Al's Specialty Movers is surely one of the best-kept secrets in Vancouver. You folks are a treasure. Thanks for everything, and please again extend our warmest thanks to Ben, Lale, and Junior.

Marland and Lois

Vancouver, WA

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