Top 7 Moving Companies in New Jersey

Although things may seem to be at a standstill in our world today with the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, some things keep moving on... that is when we need to relocate. It may not be an optimal time to move, but there are moving companies that are still ready to move you from your existing location to a new home, all you need to do is call to start the process. All of the moving companies below offer free quotes and are available in 2020 for moving.

You may want to verify that a company is properly licensed before beginning a search and conversation. Click on the highlighted link in this sentence to see if the company you are considering is licensed and registered properly.

With each of the companies listed below, you will find their location, where their home base is, and outstanding features for their business. A link is provided for each one so that you can reference it first hand to see if there is other information or a phone number you need to call for a quote.

When you think about what it costs to move, think about the costs that are involved with time lost by packing and unpacking yourself, or injury that may be done to yourself and what it can cost for a chiropractor or massage therapist to get your body back on track. Be sure to contact the following companies for quotes on moving you before expending the stress and physical energy of moving yourself. It can be the best investment you make for yourself and your whole family.

A. Pensa Moving and Storage


A. Pensa Moving and Storage, located in Union City, has been in business 93 years. Their business is a family operated business and they offer a very diverse range of services. These include local and long-distance moving services, hoisting and rigging with moving services, air freight moving services, crane service with moving, lift gate moving services, and port and pier moving services.

A. Pensa also moves pianos and safes and is experienced in moving trade shows and electronic exhibits. Be sure to check out the gallery of pictures showing photos using their cranes.

Jack Pensa, who took the company over in 1949, was one of 12 men, each from other moving companies, that participated in the organization and regulation of movers and moving companies. The bill that was passed in 1969 in the New Jersey's General Assembly and Senate required movers and warehousemen to be licensed, insured, and regulated by the Board of Public Warehousemen and Movers, a Division of Consumer Affairs. The association formed is referred to as the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association and moving companies are very proud when they receive an award from this association. 

A.A. American Moving and Storage


A.A. American Moving and Storage, located in Wyckoff, specializes in local and long-distance moving (including coordination with international travel), they offer a cube system for DIY packing and storage services, and they relocate offices. In addition to relocating offices, they have a handy check-off list on their website for folks to use when moving from one office to another.

They have been in business for over 60 years. They offer quotes for specialized moving services and you have the option of using their packing materials to pack your own belongings, or allowing them to pack everything for you. Another service provided is temperature-controlled storage facilities for either short- or long-term requirements.

A.A. American Moving and Storage is an interstate agent for Colonial Van Lines.

Budd Van Lines


Budd Van Lines, headquartered in Somerset, began in 1975 and has had a consistent growth history since that time. They have locations in several areas that include: the West Coast, the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and in the Southwest Regions. Their services include Executive, personal, and international moves.

Budd Van Lines has contributed to research and development in the moving industry by designing the Budd Innovative Eco-Crate System with a Roll-A-Bin, the patented Load It Once Moving System in 2015, and Gen III of the Load It Once Moving System in 2018 which offered more safety features.

They have received numerous awards, many of them for multiple years, showing their commitment to quality moving is sincere and sought after continuously. The awards they received include, but are not limited to: Relocation Managers Program Nations Top Carrier Award, Provider of the Year by MMI, Graebel's Consultant Choice Award, the Lexicon Supplier Excellence Award, and the Load It Once Innovation Award given by the Cartus Global Network.

Budd Van Lines is a community-oriented organization. They support the Move for Hunger drive, a non-profit company with a goal of eliminating hunger in the community. In December of 2019 they transported 3,800 wreaths for Wreaths Across America to Long Island National Cemetery.

Harrington Movers


Harrington Moving & Storage, located in Maplewood NJ, has catered to the local New Jersey and New York Movers for over two decades. They also coordinate long-distance and international travel if that is what you need. They have even moved the Maplewood NJ Police Department and Evidence Room. this move was then followed up by Moving the South Orange Court house Records under a Police Escort.

Harrington Movers is a supporter for the Move for Hunger campaign, which is a non-profit organization trying to rid the community of hunger. Harrington Movers Performed the very first Corporate Move for Hunger Food Drive.

In the time that Harrington Movers has been opened,they earned the New Jersey Warehousemen and Mover Association's Circle of Excellence each year since its inception in 2006. 2020 will be the 15 year in a row Harrington Movers looks to earn the NJ Circle of Excellence . This award can only be earned by New Jersey Moving Members of the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association for exceeding standards for membership. An onsite inspection of documents, trucks and facility are a must.

Harrington Moving & Storage is proud of the reputation it has developed with its thousands of customers over the past twenty years. They continue to offer reliability, courtesy, promptness, and consistently offer a high level of customer satisfaction through their well-trained staff. Harrington Movers employs trained staff members that are drug-tested and who have passed criminal background checks. In-house staff serves as move managers that make sure your moving process goes as smoothly as possible from the time the first box is packed until the last box is delivered or unpacked at your new home.

Catlow Movers


Catlow Movers, located in Jersey City, is a family-owned business that has been in operation moving families and companies since 1932. Three Generations of family running this company. Pictured below is Irving Catlow, the first Generation.

Mark Catlow now leading the third generation as one of the oldest moving and most reliable moving companies in Hudson County. They cater to assisting seniors in any way they can. Experts in New Jersey local Moving. They also assist with loading and unloading U-hauls or pods if help is needed. As you can see below, the Catlow Movers are ready for anything that come your way.

Chatham Moving and Storage


Chatham Moving and Storage, located in Chatham, began in 1924. Four generations of family experience They offer moving services to the Summit, Short Hills, Madison, and other local surrounding areas. They do not subcontract out their services.

They offer climate-controlled storage facilities in 14 different sizes to people in North and Central New Jersey, which includes Morristown, Morris township, and Harding. The sizes range from that of a closet to one that will hold an entire house. Chatham Moving and Storage also rents out covered space for automobile storage.

Sinclair Moving and Storage


Sinclair Moving and Storage, located in West Berlin, is a certified Mayflower servicing agent; of which there are less than 300 in the country. To qualify as a Mayflower agent, strict standards must be met.

Sinclair has been in the Moving and Storage business since 1923 and is very experienced with what customers want and need. In addition to handling residential, long-distance, and international moves, they also handle office and industrial moves. On their website, they have tips for students that are preparing to pack to move to college, and they offer a file/record storage service in the South Jersey facility.

Sinclair Moving and Storage has been the proud recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award and they have been awarded the New Jersey Warehousemen and Mover Association's Service Award for Excellence.


Good luck in your search and with your move.

Harrington Movers
As one of the leaders in the New Jersey and New York moving and storage industry, we strive to ensure the satisfaction of our customers. Our goal is to move, or store, your things efficiently and effectively with the utmost professionalism. In fact, Harrington Moving & Storage has been one of the top movers in the New Jersey moving and storage industry since 1996.
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