This was the first time we've moved cross country and it was extremely difficult choosing the right movers. I did hours of research and got 4 different quotes from various moving companies. Ultimately decided to go with Highland Moving due to (1) competitive pricing (2) fast and efficient communication. I was able to get a phone quote and Andrea provided me various options based on weight and what would be packed. Was able to get a $100 CAA discount as well. Other movers came to our house to do a full quote but at the end of the day I surprisingly felt most comfortable with Highland who just did a phone quote. Thats how thorough it was.
When it came to the actual move, I was very worried since most reviews say it just depends on what movers you get that day. Could be great, could be terrible. Luckily, I got an extremely great crew. Amish called a couple days ahead of the move to confirm the time and location. Him and his crew arrived early on the day of our pack and move and packed our items carefully and efficiently. They even had to do a pit stop at our storage locker and we were headed out on the road ourselves for our drive to Calgary so we were able to just let them pack up the remaining items and we were on our way.
During the quote, we were given a 16 day period that we would receive our items in Calgary. Amish called us on day 2 and said our items would be delivered to us on day 4! Amazing! They arrived early that day and unloaded our 200 or so boxes within 5 hours. They even reassembled our ikea bed with hydraulic so we wouldn't have to worry about it.
Amish has a very vigorous item tracking system and all of our boxes were delivered with no issue. He has a fantastic memory of what items were packed in what house, even though he had 7 other people's stuff in his van line!
I was very skeptical of the whole process at the beginning but Amish was able to reaffirm us that everything would be delivered and nothing would be lost/missing.
Would recommend to anyone doing a cross country move - you are in good hands with Amish!