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License Info: US DOT # 2108196
ICC MC # 725394
Insurance: On file: $750,000
Required: $750,000
Year of Estd: 1/1/2010

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Uptown Moving & Storage Inc
4711 N Kenmore Ave Unit 3n
ChicagoIL 60640 USA

Contact Info

Toll Free: 866-605-4880
Phone: 773-561-4600
Fax: 773-561-4602

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No Photo Antonio
August 10, 2018

Hassle-free move

Overall, I had another great experience with Uptown Moving

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Louisville, KY

Quoted Price : $1,999.00
Actual Price : $2,021.00

No Photo Kevin
August 7, 2018

Appreciation review

I called Uptown Moving & Storage for my move and I am glad that I did. After their timely arrival, they reviewed the task and started wrapping and loading up the truck swiftly and professionally. They protected my furniture very well; there was not a scratch on any item. The whole move was done in such a systematic way. The movers were organized in every step of the way. You can’t possibly find better movers anywhere else. When they reached my new home to deliver, they maneuvered all boxes and other furniture in my desired places. Gladly recommended.

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Jersey City, NJ

Quoted Price : $2,100.00
Actual Price : $2,121.00

No Photo Nathaniel
August 4, 2018

It was perfect

The best service in the country, without discussion. When I was trying to move, I didn’t find any company in the market that could offer me a good service according to my budget. The truth is that moving prices are quite high, especially when you need to move from one state to another. However, Uptown Moving

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Jackson, MS

Quoted Price : $2,300.00
Actual Price : $2,378.00

No Photo Charles
July 27, 2018

Suggest them to everybody

I had a great experience with Uptown Moving & Storage. It was a cross country move .The rep gave me a correct estimate. The moving team came exactly on time, did a fantastic job of packing and transporting everything thereby moving in a new apartment. Very courteous, hard working and trustworthy team indeed. I will hire them again in near future.

Origin : Rockford, IL
Destination : Anderson , IN

Quoted Price : $2,100.00
Actual Price : $2,114.00

No Photo Paul
July 24, 2018

Very wise decision

I was very pleased. The sales rep was always responsive to my quest attentive to my needs the movers picked up as scheduled and contacted me during the day to check it again and confirmed that the furniture was very well packed and protected. Nothing was broken or even scratched. The price was reasonable compared to others. To transport a large number of important or fragile items I think you will not find a better company. I would highly recommend Uptown Moving

Origin : Joliet, IL
Destination : Saint Paul, MN

Quoted Price : $2,300.00
Actual Price : $2,356.00

No Photo David
July 23, 2018

Safe and affordable company

This was by far the greatest moving company I have ever worked with so far. They were on time and just so lovely to be around. Very respectful and organized. The movers carried all my belongings carefully. I never feared that it would get broken because I knew it was in good hands. Over all I would recommend Uptown Moving

Origin : Evanston, IL
Destination : Saint Louis, MO

Quoted Price : $1,712.00
Actual Price : $1,785.00

No Photo Dennis
July 10, 2018

Reputed movers

Most movers take their assignments like just another job to finish. But that’s not the case with Uptown. They really go all out to show you that they care about you and your valuables. We country folks really appreciate helpful folks who are decent and competent. I might have moved out of home but my mentality tells me exactly why this company has such a good reputation in the field.

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Fayetteville, NC

Quoted Price : $2,300.00
Actual Price : $2,320.00

No Photo Ernest
July 4, 2018

They care

Dealing with Uptown Moving was a true pleasure. The movers were so efficient at their job. They really made me feel like they cared about my things. I thought they would come to my house and rush to load the truck and move on, but instead they really took their time and made sure not to break or damage anything. My questions were answered or an answer was found by the end of the day. For example, customer service was not sure of the exact date so they called the driver, and he called me and let me know his schedule and his approximate arrival. It was super cool of him to call and let me know. Thanks guys.

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Dayton, OH

Quoted Price : $2,100.00
Actual Price : $2,120.00

No Photo Danny
June 20, 2018

I'm impressed

We had a lot of stuff to be packed and moved,and the workers were so kind and moved everything for us. I just pointed and they took. I love this company

Origin : Newark, DE
Destination : Philadelphia, PA

No Photo Timothy
May 24, 2018

I'm a customer for life

The experience has been quite comprehensive right from the start. I would like to say that the customer support executive was very responsive. They didn’t ditch me after we hired them and paid half of the sum. Instead, frequent calls were made to ensure the team is working as instructed. They even called me once the entire job was done. I gave the team a five star rating through phone. They satisfied our requirements and delivered more than we paid for.

Origin : Belleville, IL
Destination : Marshall Heights, DC

Quoted Price : $2,300.00
Actual Price : $2,323.00

No Photo Zachary
May 23, 2018

Very Reasonable

They handled our move with great care at a very reasonable cost. My primary reason for hiring them was their quote. I’m happy to report that they didn’t cross the estimate in the final bill. I have heard stories about inefficient movers but these movers were nothing like them. They were prompt, skilled and always ready to help. They really outperformed my expectations. They were done with all the packing and loading in 3 hours. The delivery was made on time with all my belongings intact. I’m grateful to Uptown and would surely hire them again if need be.

Origin : Champaign, IL
Destination : Binghamton, NY

Quoted Price : $2,300.00
Actual Price : $2,340.00

No Photo Scott
May 22, 2018

Real Hard Wokers

My experience with relocation companies has not been too good given that most of these companies hire men who don’t have the language skills to properly communicate with you. I hired Uptown to move my stuff two weeks ago. All four men spoke and understood enough English to know what you want them to do. They worked very efficiently for 4 hours. I have to give credits where credits are due and these guys exceeded all my expectations.

Origin : Naperville, IL
Destination : Syracuse, NY

Quoted Price : $2,200.00
Actual Price : $2,250.00

No Photo Clifford
May 21, 2018

Best In Class

I have never had a moving experience as affordable and wonderful as with Uptown. They worked hard and courteously, oozing with great motivation throughout the process. Everything they did showed that they are well trained and they understand all the ropes of moving. They did everything from packing and loading to unloading. Their diligence made me think that they were moving their things and not mine! I suggest them to everybody.

Origin : Peoria, IL
Destination : Seattle, WA

Quoted Price : $3,400.00
Actual Price : $3,420.00

No Photo Travisbrinkman
May 17, 2018

Top-notch movers

I was packing away my things for a move and realized the need to hire a moving company. I hired Uptown Moving

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Anderson, IN

Quoted Price : $1,600.00
Actual Price : $1,700.00

No Photo Johnny
May 17, 2018

Right Choice for a moving company

I want to thank them for all their help when I moved from IL to NJ. I never thought that I will overcome my fear of hiring a relocation company, especially since the last time I moved when the movers were not careful and broke my antiques. But the movers were extremely careful and friendly. Keeping track calls made my move trouble free as well for they have an awesome customer service. We will be sure to use their service again.

Origin : Springfield/ IL
Destination : Jersey City, NJ

Quoted Price : $2,000.00
Actual Price : $2,010.00

No Photo Edwiningram
May 16, 2018

No problems at all

I hired Uptown Moving

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Newark, NJ

Quoted Price : $2,100.00
Actual Price : $2,120.00

No Photo Tommy
May 15, 2018

Extremely Efficient

I have heard some mean things about the moving companies. But, the reason why they exist is pretty simple. They make our lives easier. Otherwise, I don’t even know how people move across states, on their own. Sure, not every moving company makes it easier for you and there is always a chance that your goods might get damaged or lost. But, that risk runs low with a company like Uptown Moving. These guys are just such professionals. I hired them for my move and they really came to the party. All my belongings were carefully packed up in the shortest possible time. The men displayed amazing skills and efficiency. I am very thankful to the movers. All my goods reached on schedule and nothing was lost or damaged. I think hiring these guys was the best decision.

Origin : Rockford, IL
Destination : New Orleans, LA

Quoted Price : $2,100.00
Actual Price : $2,120.00

No Photo William
May 10, 2018

Result oriented movers

We were moving two weeks ago. Uptown Moving

Origin : Long Grove, IL
Destination : Chesterfield, MO

Quoted Price : $1,900.00
Actual Price : $1,920.00

No Photo Donald
May 9, 2018

Masters of their craft

My move went very smoothly. The movers were very careful with the bedroom set, and nothing was scratched or damaged. I appreciated the fact I didn't have to hound them or babysit them. They were very professional. They do have a minimum price, which I felt was reasonable. Every time I called someone answered the phone right away. Everything went perfectly, and I would highly recommend this moving company.

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Buffalo, NY

Quoted Price : $1,900.00
Actual Price : $1,900.00

No Photo William
May 3, 2018

They set everything up

My family moved with Uptown Moving

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Anderson, IN

Quoted Price : $1,900.00
Actual Price : $1,925.00

No Photo Arturo
April 25, 2018

Best movers I ever hired

I was in need of an urgent move and had no option but to look for a company which would assist me with swift and immediate packing, at that point of time my friend recommended Uptown Moving

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Albany, NY

Quoted Price : $2,150.00
Actual Price : $2,150.00

No Photo Jon
April 24, 2018

Amazing Moving Experience

I was moving out of the area for a new job opportunity and I needed to find a moving company that I could trust with my valuables. I have a lot of important items in my house that needed to be handled with care. After talking to many friends and family about my move,the majority recommended me to Uptown Moving and Storage as a reputable and honest company. I called them and from the woman who took my call to the movers who handled my valuables,I was treated with respect and integrity throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend this company. You need someone you can trust when moving valuable items and the people at this company are trustworthy.

Origin : San Jose, CA
Destination : New Brunswick, NJ

Quoted Price : $5,000.00
Actual Price : $5,000.00

No Photo Jamal
May 9, 2014

Uptown did a GREAT Job!!!

After completing Graduate School I needed to move cross country. And finding a mover was a daunting experience. After much research I chose to go with Uptown...and they got it RIGHT! Other moving companies tried to entice me with low-ball offers, but Eli and Tony were always honest and direct from the very start. I have NEVER written a review for ANY business. Period. But UPTOWN GOT IT RIGHT, so I promised them that I would share that with the world. Look, I'm not sure what others are unhappy with. Sure, I had to be patient and understanding when prior jobs took longer than planned. But they were never more than 45 minutes behind an expected appointment time. AND, I did not get any surprise charges after the fact. They were willing to come to my apartment BEFORE quoting a price so that there wouldn't be any confusion. AND they told me exactly how to pack my goods.Uptown got all of my stuff from Chicago to Texas and they didn't lose or break anything. I am grateful. And, as a show of my gratitude, I am posting this review. Please...don't be tricked by other movers quoting crazy low prices and ridiculous 3 week long delivery windows. Uptown kept it simple, and they got it right. you may still choose to go with someone else because of price...but if you end up getting disappointed...just remember that I tried to warn you! Thank you Tony

Origin : Chicago, IL
Destination : Austin, TX

Quoted Price : $1,400.00
Actual Price : $1,400.00

No Photo Gifty
October 4, 2013

Horrible experience

It was bad. It was horrible. Initially, when they came to pick up my stuff, they were over 7-8 hours late. I told them in advance that I should be the first one on their pick-up because I am leaving to drive to a different state. And I don't have any other place to stay at the moment. So initially it already started out badly. When it came to delivery time, they wouldn't give me a definitive date. It took them three to four weeks to actually get me a date. When they finally did deliver, a fourth of my stuff is still missing. And I paid them in full.

Origin : Pilsen, IL
Destination : Sully Station, VA

No Photo Karen
June 9, 2013

Lack of Customer Service and ...

The experience I had with Uptown Movers was horrible. It began with a lack of responsiveness from the salesman who quoted the job, that should have been a sign of the aggravation to come. The pick-up was scheduled for 9:00 AM on 5/26. At 110:00 AM someone finally answered the phone at the warehouse to tell me they did not have the move scheduled for that day. At about 1:30 PM they finally showed up only to tell me that I owed then an extra $150 for having to come up the stairs, when clearly in the contract it reads that the 1st 2 flights of stairs are free and the 3rd flight is $50. In addition, the salesman vervally waived the fee prior to the pick-up. Once the merchandise was picked up it took 14 days to have the delivery. Each time I called the company it was a huge frustration. Most times nobody answeres the phone and there was no answering machine. On the occasions when I did actually speak to someone it was a constant stream of aversion and misrepresentations. At one point the dispatcher actuallt told me the job was so small and they weren't making enough money to be able to schedule a specific delivery date, he didn't know when it would happen. When they finally did schedule a date, they were 2 and 1/2 days late. Now the best part is that when they actually did arrive they would not drive the truck up the street claiming it was not wide enough and made me get a pick up truck and load the furniture on that to come up the street. So on top of everything, I actually had to load and upload some of my boxes in order to move the process along!!!

Origin : Chicago. Ill
Destination : Pittsburgh< Pa

Quoted Price : $1,027.00
Actual Price : $1,177.00

Entity Type: Carrier
Operating Status: Not Authorized
Out of Service Date: None
DUNS Number: -
Power Units: 2
Drivers: 2
MCS-150 Form Date: 6/2/2013
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 10,000 (2012)
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire, Private(Property)
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Cargo Carried: General Freight, Household Goods

Business Address:
4711 N Kenmore Ave Unit 3N Chicago, IL, 60640
Phone: 773-559-7485

Mailing Address:
4711 N Kenmore Ave Unit 3N Chicago, IL, 60640

Last Updated Date: November 29, 2013

Property Passenger Household Goods Private Enterprise


Type Common Contract Broker
Status Inactive None None
App Pending No No No


Type BIPD Cargo Bond
Required $750,000 Yes No
On File $0 No No

Authority History

Auth TypeHousehold Goods Common Carrier
Original ActionReinstated
Original Action Dt.06/05/2013
Disposition Dt.11/04/2013


Auth TypeCommon
1st Served Date09/30/2013
Effective Date11/04/2013
ReasonInvoluntary Revocation

Active/Pending Insurance

Insurance CarrierHudson Insurance Company
Posted Date05/30/2013
Converage From and To$0 - $750,000
Effective Date05/31/2013
Cancellation Date

Insurance History

Insurance CarrierHudson Insurance Company
Converage From and To$0 - $750,000
Effective Dt. From and To 05/31/2013 - 10/26/2013 Cancelled

Insurance Address

CarrierGrange Indemnity Insurance Company
AuthCommercial Lines Business Unit
Telephone800-422-0550 2473


Inspection Type Vehicle Driver Hazmat IEP
Inspections 4 5 0 0
Out of Service 0 0 0 0
Out of Service % 0 0 0 0
Nat'l Average %
(2009- 2010)
20.72 5.51 4.5 N/A


Type Fatal Injury Tow Total
Crashes 0 0 0 0

Review Information

Rating Date Rating Review Date Type
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Unsafe Driving


Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) : 10000
VMT Year : 2012
VMT Source : Registration (MCS-150)
Average Power Units (APU) x Utilization Factor (UF) : 2.3
Total Inspections with Unsafe Driving Violations : 0
Total Unsafe Driving Violations : 0

Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance


Relevant Inspections : 5
Total Inspections with Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Violations : 3
Total Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Violations : 3

Driver Fitness


Relevant Inspections : 5
Total Inspections with Driver Fitness Violations : 0
Total Driver Fitness Violations : 0


Controlled Substances and Alcohol


Relevant Inspections : 5
Total Inspections with Controlled Substances and Alcohol Violations : 0
Total Controlled Substances and Alcohol Violations : 0

Vehicle Maintenance

3.66< 5 vehicle insp.80%

Relevant Inspections : 4
Total Inspections with Vehicle Maintenance Violations : 3
Total Vehicle Maintenance Violations : 5

Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance

-Not Public80%

Relevant Inspections : 0
Total Inspections with Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Violations : 0
Total Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Violations : 0

Crash Indicator


Average Power units : 2
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) : 10000
VMT Year : 2012
VMT Source : Registration (MCS-150)
Average Power Units (APU) x Utilization Factor (UF) : 2
Number of Crashes : 0
Number Tow-aways : 0
Number with Injuries or Fatalities : 0
Number with HM Release : 0

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