We received a few quotes and J&J were somewhere on the higher end. However, as I did more digging into the lower priced quotes from other movers, I started to see some hidden fees. Furthermore, I started to look at reviews and there were a number of complaints of a lot of the other moving companies. I spoke to John from J&J and he drove over to look at the amount of stuff and gave me a quote on the spot. We moved from a very small 2 bdrm 1 washroom semi. Our tight place made it very awkward to move things around, but the team did it with ease. They showed up wearing masks, were always on the move, wrapped larger items and were very nice and personable. I had a day-bed up in the spare room which I forgot to take apart, only to find one of the movers with their tools taking it apart for me as it wouldn't fit down the stairs.
We had to put our stuff into storage, so we technically used these guys for 2 moves. We negotiated storage for a month but our next place took longer to close, so we actually needed 3 months storage in the end. John and team were able to find storage for us and negotiate 1 month free and likely could have gotten me a better deal on the 2 additional months, but that was our fault for not knowing up front.
We also had to shift our move-in date by a week last minute, and they were very accommodating. There was no extra charge on storage for the additional week either.
Anyway, I had zero issues and zero headaches with this part of our move. Moving is stressful enough so I was happy to pay a little more for reliable, upfront movers, than to save a few bucks and have added stress and possibly hidden added costs. I have recommended J&J to my cousin and family friend who also used their service and were very happy. If you are the type of person that just wants this portion of your move done with and not have to worry or stress, so you can deal with other details of moving, then these are your guys. I will continue to recommend this company to anyone else I know that is moving.