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Bonnie Wilson

Aaron and Zach were great; professional, efficient and friendly. Everything was wrapped and well protected. They were also patient and accommodating with our tricky driveway / branches which were a pretty close fit. Thanks to all of you for providing such a low stress moving experience! I will definitely pass your company’s name along to anyone who is looking to move.

Jacqueline Parent

I was completely satisfied with my move by First Rate Movers. I was very impressed with Jesse’s and Zach’s professionalism, efficiency and pleasant personalities while working under less than perfect conditions. Thanks.

Char Surani

Thank you to you and your incredible crew that handled our move. Aaron and Zach were amazing guys and did such an unbelievable and super quick move for us from Ottawa to Mississauga. I’d highly recommend your company to anyone moving short or long distance.

B. Foster

Your two movers, Zach & Aaron, did an awesome job. They never stopped working and definitely took pride in their work. I would, and will, recommend First Rate Movers to anyone I know. Thanks again.

Tasha and Mario Antonelli

We had a wonderful moving experience with your crew. They were absolutely fabulous! Couldn’t have been nicer nor more efficient! They were polite, friendly, helpful and so hard working! I will spread word that First Rate Movers are the ones to book for any and all moves! Thank you again…so happy with everything! Would not hesitate to use your company again!

Libby Robinson

I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how pleased we were with Jesse, Matt and Wesley. They were very friendly, did great work, and made our lives easy on a hectic day!

Stephanie Drisdelle

I just wanted to say thank you to you, and the two movers that helped me move yesterday (Zach and Aaron). I was extremely impressed with their professionalism, their efficiency and their care. I could not be happier and satisfied with the service, and will definitely recommend you in the future. Thanks again.

Lisa Higgs

We just wanted to say thank you very much for our move. Everything went smoothly, and the crew you sent us was just perfect. Jesse, Wes, and Luke were fantastic – they worked with our homes and our belongings with as much care and respect as we would have ourselves, and they did it ten times faster! They really were a dream team. Thank you again, we will definitely recommend First Rate Movers.

Suzzanne Nicholson

Your crew were here and they did a super job…wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company if I hear of people needing your services.

Emily De Rubeis

The movers did a fantastic job. We were very satisfied with the service provided.

Mary Susan Yankovich

Just wanted to say how great the crew was and thank you and your team for a seamless and easy move. The patience, calmness, efficiency of you and your team were much appreciated.

Corinne Burke & Cheryl Anctil

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you and your guys, Aaron & Zach, on the move of our uncle today. Aaron & Zach were fabulous…punctual, efficient, professional, accommodating & friendly. Just super all around. You have a great team. We can’t thank you enough for helping us out.

Tina Fitzsimmons

Your company moved my husband and I and the crew was fabulous. Moving is extremely stressful and having the crew show up on time, use humor and their obvious experience moving people made the day go smoothly. Not to mention that all of the detailed discussions that I had with you were bang on and it went exactly as described, including the price. No surprises..and for all of that we thank you. We would recommend your company to anyone.

Sarah Mousseau

I would just like to tell you how impressed I am with your movers! They are wonderful. Thank you for making this transition so smooth!

Dan McCormick

Your moving team of Aaron and Zack were highly professional and a pleasure to work with. Matt, I have the highest praise for you and First Rate Movers. You will be highly recommended and, on behalf of my family, I extend deepest gratitude. Thanks again.

Alexandra Tran

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that the team you sent for my move were TERRIFIC! Not only were they a good couple of guys with good senses of humour and all around personality (which just made it easier and more comfortable to communicate with them) but they were incredibly careful with my things and took extra care with the surroundings also; the walls didn’t get marked up one bit. I very much appreciated the great service because on moving day, the LAST thing you want to have to deal with is crappy, grumpy movers! Thanks again and I will be certain to recommend you to anyone within my network that requires FIRST RATE MOVERS!!!

Sally Scott

We wanted to let you know Jessie and Adam did a bang up job. Our furniture was safe, and they are funny and friendly. Thanks again.

Alex M.

Just a quick follow up note to let you know everything went well with the move. The crew worked efficiently and was courteous. The move was actually completed quicker than expected. Another job well done! I will continue to recommend your company.

Sharon Angnakak

I just wanted to say thanks for pulling off the move short notice. The guys were quick and professional and I will definitely be recommending your company to others. Thanks again.

Mary Lee Eno

First Rate is one of the best moving companies I have ever hired. The staff were all so totally professional and good at their jobs – from the gentleman who packed (he was amazing) to the gentlemen who did the move itself. The timing and distance could have made the whole thing a nightmare but thanks to your experience, scheduling, advice and attention, the whole thing went off without a hitch. Moving my Mom was difficult enough but it could have been a much worse experience with the wrong moving company. Thanks to you, your staff and your company, the burden was eased considerably and all arrived in top-notch condition. I would and will recommend you to anyone who is seeking a reputable and professional moving service.

Tom Metzger

I just wanted to let you know how impressed we were with your crew today. They worked flat out the entire time and did a great job. I’m very pleased with the service and will be sure to recommend your company to friends in the future if they need movers. Thanks for a great move day.

Ann Victoria Holmes

I wanted to tell you that the move went very smoothly and that the young men you sent were just terrific. They were exceedingly good at what they did and I appreciated that they were friendly and had a sense of humour. Moving is so stressful and having people who are good at what they do WITH a great attitude means a lot to me personally.

Rina Gibbons

My entire experience from my first email contact, to phone calls queries and the day of the move was beyond my expectations. Matt was great to deal with as I had a lot of questions with this being my first move. He answered them all patiently and his advice was totally helpful. The two mover who came worked their butts off from the moment they showed up to the moment they left. Everything was safely wrapped and bagged. They are geniuses at loading the truck, it looked like a Tetris game the way they stacked everything in there. I am so glad I followed my instinct and went with them. They even went the extra mile and moved some furniture outside for me and were professional and pleasant when I had them change around a room. Not only were they hardworking (they obviously take pride in what they do) they were more than fair in their fees and did not waste a single minute of their or my time. I will be telling everyone I know to book their moves with them. People, do yourselves a huge favour and use these guys, I am so glad I did. Moving is a huge pain in the rear, if you book with them, this is one part of it that you won’t have to worry about. You’re in good hands with Matt and his crew.

Valerie Turner

Thanks Matt, things went amazingly well today. The guys were great even though the snow was an unexpected ‘bonus’. They were polite, professional and got the job done in record time. Thanks again!

Tobie Gorman

I just wanted to let you know that both your crews on Wednesday and Thursday did an outstanding job on both my moves. Not only were they very professional and thorough, they took time to make sure our furniture was moved with the utmost care. They were very courteous and friendly to my family and respectful of our homes. That was very much appreciated. I would recommend your moving company to any of my family and friends. Thanks for making this process a smooth and successful one.

Glenn Grant

Just wanted to let you know that the move went without a problem and we were very impressed with your staff. Both movers were extremely professional and most accommodating. Thank you very much for making the move a very positive experience.

Ivon Yeung

Just want to say Thank You again for your team – great work! You guys rock again for the second time!!

Bonnie Code

We just wanted to send a quick message to say how pleased we were with the two gentlemen who moved us. We have used First Rate Movers twice now and both times we have been extremely pleased. Thanks again for providing such a great service!

Stan Marshall

Just wanted to tell you that the move was completed this morning on time and that we are very pleased with the move. I have nothing but good things to say about your crew – very courteous, thoughtful and professional. I know it was a small move but your service was perfect for our needs, and I appreciate the attention that you put to the job. Thanks very much.

Patrick Walker

Your guys did a Grade A job on the move yesterday, couldn’t be happier. I would definitely recommend and use you guys again.

Garry Carruthers

Customer Service At It’s Best! I wanted to drop you a quick note expressing my appreciation for a great move. The crew you sent were outstanding. Listed below are the things I witnessed:
They were very specific about the charges prior to moving and showed me the detail.
Their moving experience was excellent and they were able to pack extremely quickly without compromising the carefulness in which they did it.
They were extremely customer-focused and were constantly walking me through what they were doing thus providing me with confidence that everything would go well.
They were on time and their estimate was spot on.
They surveyed the condo and pointed out any damages before moving furniture in.
They were extremely meticulous and efficient in wrapping the furniture to prevent damage.
All in all a great experience and I want you to pass along my sincere appreciation for an excellent job. I would highly recommend your services to any potential clients. I can leave with a closely comment “They moved the furniture as if it was their own and that spells customer service”.

Craig Brisco

Just wanted to say that your guys once again did an excellent job moving me. I am a happy customer.

Christine Lall-Yung

I wanted to thank you and the members of both teams that you sent to help us with our move from Ottawa to Toronto. You were always readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns. The movers were great! Very professional and hard working. They took great care with our belongings and carefully maneuvered bigger items around the newly painted walls of our new home. I have no hesitation on recommending your company to friends, colleagues and family. Moving can sometimes be a stressful process but you guys made it a good overall experience. Much appreciated.

Charlotte W.

Wanted to let you know the crew you sent today were terrific. They knew what they were doing, on time, courteous and very careful with our stuff. A pleasure working with your company.

Rosanne Beaudoin

I wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the service that I received. Aaron and Zach were EXCELLENT! They were very conscious of their work and you could tell they took pride in it. They put my daughter at ease with their professionalism. I would be pleased to be a reference for any potential client calling in and wanting a reference for your excellent service.

Beth Moore, VP of Operations/CFO, Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty

I just wanted to thank you, Jesse and all of the guys today, for an awesome job! Smoothest move, I have ever had. They were all so polite, funny, very easy natured, and just a pleasure to work with. No gripes about a few last minute changes. Just very cheerful, everything was not a problem. I was shocked at how quick they were. We will definitely be recommending you. If you would ever like to use us as a reference, please feel free to do so. Once again, thanks so much, and please thank all of the guys for me.

Bill W

Lisa and I just wanted to let you know how great our move went. The guys were totally professional and did an awesome and efficient job. It was very impressive.

Melissa and Andrew Sullivan

Just wanted to thank you for the move yesterday. Your team was fantastic, especially Rob, and we will recommend your company highly to everyone we know. Appreciate all your efforts and wishing you all the best.

Aya Ivtsan

We wanted to thank you for the good moving experience. Jesse and Zac were very efficient and careful with our things, and everything went smoothly.

Andrew Selormey

Thanks for the move today. Your crew was amazing again. Hard working and they moved fast. Much appreciated.

Sarah S.P.

I just wanted to thank First Rate Movers for a professional and smooth move. Donald was the mover you sent me and he was fantastic! He made the moving experience less stressful for me and worked very efficiently. He made me laugh and did a great job fitting everything into the locker like a perfectly fitted jigsaw puzzle without any frustration. He is very good at what he does! I can honestly say that First Rate Movers would do more for their customers than any other moving company. Other companies treat customers like numbers and there are no exceptions made for different circumstances. First Rate Movers definitely was flexible with my challenges and requests! You emailed and called me back right away as you said you would each time, even on a weekend. Your flexibility made my life easier and First Rate showed GREAT customer service!! I will recommend First Rate Movers to friends, family, owners, clients and other Property Managers that I work with.

Tara Lynne Bellefontaine

Aaron and Wes were great during my move! I was really pleased with their professionalism and efficiency. I will be sure to recommend First Rate Movers.

Vince Collini

I had my move yesterday, and it went very well. Sean and Zach were hard-working, fast, efficient, and smart, so there was no problem at all. They were also careful with the furniture I pointed out to them needed protection. I will be sure recommend your company to others.

Gordon Wasson

Everything went extremely well with our move. It was a pleasure to have your company complete our moving experience. Please extend our thanks to Todd and Troy for a job well done.

Corinne Burke

I wanted to thank you for handling our move from Manotick to Kanata/Dunrobin. Your movers, Aaron and Wesley were fantastic. They arrived on time and promptly started disassembling, packing and moving our furniture. They were friendly, professional and efficient in their work. Thanks again for accommodating yet another “senior” move…stress-free!

Diana Williamson

Hi Matt , I just wanted to thank you and three movers Jesse, Kyle and Zack . As usual they did an excellent job . They did a quick and easy move for the 3rd time with excellent manners and smiles and non stop working I would recommend my friends to use your company any time. Thanks so much again.

Lynne Williamson

Your crew was wonderful! Our client was not ready and we scrambled to get things pulled together. Jesse and Sean were amazing; very professional, flexible, positive and excellent with the people we support.

Cheryl Geeson

The guys were great!! I have moved several times with professional movers (national companies) and I can honestly say this was my very best experience. The movers were quick, efficient, respectful an accommodating. They were also very personable and easy to have around, which is no small thing on moving day. I would hire your company again in a heartbeat.

Ivo and Elena Radeva

We were very happy with the excellent service. The move was very quick, the guys were very organized and polite, and kept the houses clean. I was very satisfied with the scheduling part – from the first call to receiving the confirmation. Keep up the good service!

Catherine B.

It all went well today. The two guys did a great job and I’d recommend them to anyone.

Jennifer Prosen

I just wanted to say thanks for today. Everything was very well-organized and professional, and your guys were great. I will definitely recommend you.

Mary Smith

We were very pleased with First Rate Movers. The crew that came to help us move were punctual, very professional, friendly, efficient and very accommodating to our needs. We definitely recommend them and we would not hesitate to use them again.

Sylvie Goudreault

I just wanted to mention that the guys you sent to do our move were very pleasant and professional and did a great job! Thank you so much 🙂 We were very satisfied with our service.

Alex Jasperse

I wanted to tell you that your two movers were fantastic this morning. Both guys were super professional and did a great job. Thanks again and I’ll happily recommend your company to friends in the future. Great work.

Julya Sembrat

Wesley and Aaron were professional and courteous (and fast!). I will use you again in 18 months for packing services when we prepare to move back to the states.

David Huang

The move went very well. Sean and Wes did a great job! Hats off to them.

Brian Norris

I just wanted to give you some feedback on our move this Wednesday. The team of 3 guys were very good and everything went without a hitch. They were friendly, courteous and asked for our input on all issues. I would have no hesitation in recommending First Rate Movers to any of our friends who were contemplating a future move.

Maureen and Jim Holdham

Just wanted to say that our move went flawlessly. Aaron and Jim were fantastic, quick, efficient and careful. They are a great team. Thanks.

John Lauderdale

The move went very smoothly thanks to your two guys. They were just excellent and very professional. I would recommend you to anyone. It was a good experience.

Karine B

I would just like to let you know that your staff that moved me on Friday was extremely professional and efficient. I am 100% happy with your company’s services and I will strongly recommend First Rate Movers to anyone I know who is moving in Ottawa. Thanks again!

Lloyd McMaster

I just wanted to thank you for your company’s assistance during my recent move. The professionalism, care and great work ethic of your team made a potentially stressful event completely stress free. And the best thing is that your cost quote was 100% accurate and that is greatly appreciated given that in my experience with movers there can often be a substantial increase in the final cost. I will highly recommend your services to colleagues and friends.

Esther Fofana

So appreciated your help with this. The guys were amazing it was a hard job. The sofa barely fit but they did it…thank you! You were my Hero. When noone cared you did…for this I am so grateful. Thank is not even enough!!!

Valerie Boyer

I would like to thank Matt and his team for their professionalism and efficiency. From the get go Matt answered all my questions, gave me a timely quote and facilitated booking my move all in a number of hours. On the day of the move, I was able to contact Matt who gave me an accurate time of when the movers would arrive. They were early, professional and helpful. Our one bedroom move was completed, including the travel time, within two and half hours. I accredit that to the movers working quickly and efficiently. Nothing was broken – quite the opposite everything was treated with care. I highly recommend First Rate Movers.

Roy Wilds

Just wanted to write a quick note that the guys did a terrific job. Much appreciated.

Maureen Green

I would like to thank you and your crew for a great move. The movers were awesome and we were very pleased with the job they did. Nothing broken and they kept everything clean. So once again Matt, thank you.

Shayna Hayes

I have used First Rate Movers 3 times. The company’s process of booking moves is easy, clean and professional. The movers were efficient with their time, polite, cautious and had a good sense of humour! I tend to stress a lot prior to a move but once the guys showed up, I realized there was no reason to. The GM, Matt, is very accommodating and provides you with all of the info you could possibly need.

Jeanine Plamondon

I wanted to take a quick moment to extend a big thank you for another very smooth move. The guys were fantastic as usual and now Aaron has moved every member of my family! I so appreciate your help!

Sharlene Pilote

I just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with the service provided by Darren and Todd. They were very pleasant and efficient and they helped make what could be a stressful situation fun! I would not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends.

Caley Patrick

Your guys were great. Well humored and did the job quickly and easily.

Georgie Zuger

Let me thank you for sending such competent crew. I have only the best to say about them. They were punctual, they were hardworking, helpful, and what’s most important – they took pride in their work. They went out of their way to make the moving experience as stress-free as they possibly could. Please extend them my sincere thanks. Rest assured that I will recommend your moving company to my family, friends, colleagues, and basically anyone who asks.

Greg Geddes

My brothers and I were very impressed with the attention to detail, the quality of the materials used to protect our parent’s belongings while they were in transit, but most of all , by the people involved – professional, polite, fast, efficient, careful and cheerful people – despite the extremely cold weather on move day. I would be pleased to be a reference in the future should you need one, and I will not hesitate to use your services again on another move.

Guy Bisaillon

First, I wish to thank you, Rob and Moe for the incredible service in what proved to be a challenging move. For a one bedroom apartment, it was indeed ‘fully-loaded’ and elevator situation wasn’t ideal at both ends. But all arrived and was unpacked in excellent condition. I can’t say thanks enough for a job well done by such a respectful hard-working team. It really counts on my first days / re-introduction to Ottawa.

Jacques & Christine

Just a brief note to thank-you and your team of movers for the excellent service in moving my son’s furniture to his new home. We will definitely recommend your company to others. Everything went smoothly, on time and with no damage to furnishings or property. Your staff were extremely professional and efficient.You took the stress out of moving.

Stephanie Stephens

I just wanted to say thank you for a great moving experience. I’ve moved several times with several different moving companies and must say my experience with your crew last week was by far the best. The guys were professional, courteous and extremely efficient. My belongings were treated with care and all arrived without any issue. So thanks again to you and your team, I will definitely recommend you to others.

Keith Male

I big thank you to your company for helping us with the move. Your two movers were so professional, hard working and a pleasure to work with. They must have been exhausted by the end of the day as the job turned out to be much bigger/time consuming than we had thought (I felt sorry for their backs!). I talked to my brother and they did a great job packing the garage at Bentley’s so that we will be able to access everything as we need it. I hope we will be able to use your services again when we need to move out my dad’s few things.

Isabelle E. D’Souza

I just wanted to thank you and your team for my apartment move of this past Friday and Saturday. The guys did an awesome job with the packing and transferring of my furniture and boxes, and just as great a job of relieving my stress! Everything went smoothly and I can’t thank you enough. I will definitely not hesitate to use your services again in the future if need be and will most definitely recommend your company to my friends and coworkers.

Richard and Melanie

We just wanted to let you know that we were very happy with the service we got. The guys were great! Very friendly and efficient! We will be very happy to refer you to any of our friends who move in the future! Thanks again!

Melissa Devlin

I just wanted to say thanks so much for everything! The move was absolutely amazing! The guys were great! I will once again continue to recommend First Rate to all my friends!

Ingrid Pongratz

Thanks for your assistance in helping with yesterday’s move. The 2 fellows are excellent – they worked tirelessly until the job was done – much appreciated.

Erin Caley

I would just like to thank you again for helping me with such a quick move! I really appreciate this! I thought you would like to know that the crew you scheduled for me was fantastic! The gentlemen were very kind, funny and did an absolutely amazing job.

Chun-Sheung Lam

I am very happy with your service. I will recommend you to my friends.

Francine Aubrey

Thanks for the great service. Your guys were really pro.

Marena Charron

Fabulous service! Thank you all. I will recommend you with delight!

Wade Luzny

The crew did a terrific job and if you ever need a reference I would be glad to add one to what must be the many you already have.

Heather Graham

I want to extend my thanks to you and the two gentlemen who came to my house for the move. They were professional, competent and personable. I will not hesitate to recommend your company in the future. Thanks so much for making this work during the holiday season.

David Snider

The move went as planned yesterday and we were done in good time. Your crew was polite and very helpful.

Kleo Mitsis

The move went perfectly. The two movers, Rob and Andre, were professional, fast and worked very hard. I was impressed. I will definitely be recommending First-Rate Movers to anyone who needs to move.

Cindy McDonald

The 3 guys you sent over were amazing! Courteous, efficient, fun and hard workers!

Chris McPhee

I just wanted to thank you for your help arranging our move on Saturday. Everything went very well. I have to say that I was so impressed with Jesse and Donald. We’ve had so many people coming to the house for various things recently and Jesse and Donald stood out in terms of their great attitude, customer service, hard work, efficiency, and care. I will recommend First Rate to others.

Solvita Rakitko

Everything went very well yesterday, so thank you again. Your guys are great – professional, fast and very friendly.

Andon Ignatov

I’m really happy with the move. The two guys you sent were very professional and knew what they were doing. Everything went smoothly and I will definitely recommend you guys to friends.

Julie Gauvin

I just wanted to tell you how satisfied we were with the move you did for us on Tuesday, November 8th. My mother-in-law moved from Carling Ave to Neepawa St. and the men you sent were exceptional. They were kind and patient, and did a very good job. What a relief!

Baldev SINGH

I was pleased with the service you provided. Your movers did a professional job. You are managing a good business and I wish you well.

Laura Hernandez

Thank you for the great service. Part 1 of the move went very well and I was very impressed with Arron and Andre yesterday. They were both friendly, professional and very efficient.

Suzanne Richter

Your crew (Aaron and Zach) did an excellent job with my belongings. They arrived on time, were very careful disassembling and wrapping everything up, got everything up the elevator beautifully and set it all up to my satisfaction. They were even patient with me while i figured out how to place the china cabinet. Both very pleasant and courteous young men. Great job!

Maxwell and Garry

Everything went great. We were very pleased with the move and the guys you sent us were great guys.

Lindsay S

The move went REALLY well. Just wanted to say thanks. The 2 guys that helped us out were great!

Marie DeMarber

I want to thank you and the two gentlemen that moved me. I am very pleased by your professionalism and wouldn’t hesitate referring your company to anyone moving.

Elham Abikhaled

Just want to thank you for the great service. You send me great guys that were efficient, professional and friendly. Thank you also for the fast service.

Suzanne Rochon

Your movers were exceptionally efficient, polite, fast and nice. I am very satisfied and would not hesitate to recommend your company.

Anokhee MacLean

My move today went very well. The guys were efficient, friendly and everything was wrapped perfectly.

Annie Cyr

I just wanted to thank you for such great service. The moving of my furniture was the easiest part of the house buying process due to the your great employees. It was a joy dealing with them…

Karyn Beggs

The move this morning went without a hitch. I was very impressed with the care taken and the guys were just awesome…polite , helpful and competent. I would not hesitate to recommend First Rate Movers to anyone considering a move.

Pascal Bergeron

Our move went great and the movers you sent were absolutely amazing. They were helpful, kind, careful, quick and thorough. You’ve got yourself some great employees.

Jaime Lacroix

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with Andre and Aaron’s work this afternoon. They were both very friendly yet professional and efficient. Top notch movers!

John Cummings

The furniture move went great. Both Erin and Jim did a great job in moving the furniture. As always, 1st Rate Movers is the only company that I will use or recommend to friends.

Kevin James

Thanks for the terrific work your movers Jesse and Zack did for me last week. It was a long move, with lots of stairs and heavy boxes, and both of these movers performed with great professionalism, energy and courtesy. If I ever need another mover, I will certainly be in touch with First Rate Movers again.

Lisa Levitan

I was very impressed with the 2 men you sent to move me into my first home at 9am on Saturday July 16th. They were extremely professional, kind, and paid close attention to everything they were doing. I had a lot of problems that day with other deliveries and such but the 2 men you sent me were the only ones who turned out perfectly. I was thoroughly impressed, as were my family and friends.

Maria Rugiano

The morning of July 19, 2011, I had two wonderful, very professional, gentlemen show up to help me move, From start to finish; Aaron Allison and Zachary Lyons moved my things in a timely and professional manner. I would highly recommend FIRST RATE MOVERS TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE

Darcy Bonner

The guys went the extra mile, asking repeatedly if they could help me as I moved some stuff to my car, or out of my car. They were both really upbeat, diligent and efficient the whole way through. Accordingly, I’ll be endorsing your company through the Better Business Bureau.

Bryce Healey

Thanks for everything. The job was done very well and I will be recommending you to anybody who may be moving.

Richard Kilidjian

Just wanted to say thanks for the move. The guys were great, both professional and fast. Will definitely recommend your services to others.

Brian Graydon

I just wanted to let you know that the move went perfectly. The job was handled with extreme professionalism and the guys went above and beyond to meet my every expectation. I will refer you in the future to anyone I know who needs movers both corporate and personal.

Christianne Lapointe

I just wanted to let you know that the move went REALLY well. Aaron and Jim were superb and extremely careful with my furniture and with both houses. It was hugely appreciated.

Andy Hoffer

My son and I had the distinct pleasure of working with First Rate Movers on an apartment move from Ottawa to Kingston earlier this month (June 2011). In a word, the company’s performance was exemplary. Matt Guest, General Manager of First Rate provided an accurate and detailed estimate prior to the move, ensuring that we were fully informed as to our obligations and those of First Rate. There were absolutely no surprises and First Rate delivered exactly what they promised. The service provided was superb. The two-man moving crew (Andre Bourbonnais and Aaron Allison) arrived promptly at the scheduled time for pickup. They were thoroughly professional and very pleasant to work with. They were very careful in wrapping and unwrapping our furniture items, and in handling our owner-packed goods. They were very efficient, and paid close attention to detail to ensure the move was successful and safely done. All of our items arrived safely and without damage at the appointed time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company, and in particular this excellent crew. Thanks again to all of you for a very pleasurable moving experience.

Leanne McCallum

I would like to thank you and your team for helping to make last Friday’s move go so smoothly on many different levels; their cheery yet professional manner was truly appreciated. Both men took great pride in ensuring my belongings were protected, and they even had great ideas as to how to place furniture at my new home. You certainly run a ‘first rate’ moving business!

Erin Skrapek

I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic experience I had with 1st Rate Movers for my recent move. Having moved a few times in the past few years, I have had mixed experiences with moving companies, and certainly none that I would describe as “fantastic”. But your movers were so professional, efficient, careful and friendly that what would normally be a stressful experience was a pleasure and actually pretty fun! They even offered great advice on interior design! And I greatly appreciated the detailed information that you provided to me in preparation for the move. I have already recommended your company to others and will continue to do so.

Mike Blattman

I just wanted to send you a note as a very happy customer. Jessie, Aaron, and Mo were incredibly professional, worked extremely quickly, and treated our furniture with as much care as if it were their own. Great guys with great personalities. Making the experience even better, your prices have blown the competition out of the water! I look forward to recommending First Rate Movers to friends and family.

Liliana G.

I would like to let you know that I was very pleased with your crew. I moved on May 28 and the services that your guys provided were fantastic. Great crew, great work, fast and efficient. Thank you and I will recommend your company to my friends.

Danielle K.

I just wanted to let you know that the move went really well and we were very pleased with the two movers. They were excellent, super courteous and they worked really hard. I plan on using your company again in the near future.

Marco C.

I was very pleased by the work done by the movers. They did a really good job and I will certainly recommend your company to colleagues and friends.

Andria Lemmons

Thanks for everything; things went really smoothly today. Your movers are top drawer!

Anthony Dias

My wife and I were both very impressed with the service we received from 1st rate. The guys showed up on time, finished early and generally went about getting things done efficiently and were very careful with everything. I cannot tell you how happy we were with the service and will most certainly recommend you to anyone else we know that needs a local mover. Thanks so much for everything.

Jeanine Plamondon

I just wanted to let you know that I was so impressed with the movers I had – they were so fast, efficient, if something was disassembled, they reassembled it in the new location. I also noticed how respectful they were in both of my spaces. I truly appreciate their hard work and I will be sure to pass the word along to my friends and family that your company is the one to call for any moving. Thanks again for making sure this process was not stressful in the least!

Gina Schalk

Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent service. André and Aaron were quick, polite, punctual and very careful.

Bob Graziano

I just wanted to thank you and your moving team (Jesse and Andre) for a job well done! They took the time to wrap all items and were very polite and courteous. I would recomend your company to anyone needing your services. Thanks for taking the stress out of our move with your outstanding movers.

Thitima Songs

I used 1st Rate Movers for two different moves in March 2011, one within Ottawa and the other going to Toronto. The management and the crews were well organized and professional. They were on time and very efficient. Their rates were very competitive too. I am very pleased with your services and will definitely recommend 1st Rate to everyone I know who need moving services. Thank you and the crews for the most efficient moves I have ever had!

Sonia Fournier

I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude towards your team Jessie and Andre. They were both very professional, quick and efficient! I will recommend your company to friends and family.

Jean F Ferland

Once again, I would like to thank you and your team for the great experience.

Jenny Jackson

Just a quick email to let you know how much I appreciated my experience with First Rate Movers. Aaron and Edward were professional & courteous throughout the entire process. I truly enjoyed working with them. Thank you so much for helping me get everything organised so quickly…everything came together seamlessly due to your “First Rate” service. I will make certain drop your name whenever someone speaks of moving.

Gisele Thibodeau

Just want to thank you and let you know that the move went perfectly! The two men that moved Jenn were fantastic. What could have been an extremely stressful situation for both Jenn and I, turned into a perfect move – minus the odd rainfall. The two men were perfect.

Erika Williams

Everything went smoothly this morning and Jesse and Terrence. They took extra special precautions with the hardwood floors and carpeting. I just wanted to let you know that I’m always satisfied with the service you guys provide. Everyone is always friendly and efficient – I recommend you guys whenever possible!

Barbara O’Brien

I am writing to you with regard to the move that your company completed for me on Jan 5th 2011. I just wanted to tell you what a great job Rob and Edward did. I believe they went above and beyond the call of duty and were very pleasant also. You were very quick with getting back to me on all my questions and the estimate was right to the dollar. Please be assured if anyone is looking for a mover, your company will be the only one I will recommend.

Kym and J.Carroll

We just wanted to let you know that your moving crew that moved us on Dec 20 were great! They were most obliging to our requests and would recommend them in a heartbeat. Thanks.

M. Gorman

I just want to let you know how pleased I was with your movers, Rob and Moe. They were polite, efficient and professional. They took care of everything, making my moving day stress free.This is why I continue to use your company. Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas.

Darren

Thanks for a 1st rate move!

Sandrine Kerouault

The services Edward and Aaron provided were excellent and so efficient. Thank you again.

Nelson Sheppard

Thanks so much for taking care of Jessica’s move. Very much appreciated. She told me everything went really well and you guys were excellent and quite professional. We are very happy with how you folks handled this for us and will recommend you wherever and whenever I can and will certainly use your services next time around.

Donald Dawson

I’m all unpacked and safely arrived in Woodstock, thanks in part to the wonderful job you did loading my van. Even by going out to Dunrobin Sunday night, I was only able to get a 14 foot van from U-Haul, and I thought it would be too small. I took the smaller truck because it was that or nothing. But the movers got all my furniture and boxes packed into that little truck, and everything arrived in Woodstock without a scratch. So thanks a million, and please say a big thank you to the friendly and professional crew who packed my truck. Best movers I’ve dealt with.

Melissa Francis

I just wanted to let you know that I was very happy with your service.

Gilles Guèvremont

My moving today went great. The movers, Andre and his partner, were super professional, polite and efficient. I would recommend them to everybody.

Judy Chan

Jesse and Edward just finished the move for me. I just want to send you a short note to say that it was a pleasure to deal with them. They were quick, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend your company to anyone. Thanks for making a normally stressful time- painless!

Saito Naoko

Thank you, it’s all done and I’m settled in. They worked very quickly and helped me a lot just as the last time. I’m very satisfied to choose your company!

Wayne Murrill

Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work Jessie and Aaron did for us. They were fast and careful and a big help. We’re glad we went with you and will recommend you for sure!

Patricia Chambers

I must say that I was impressed with the quality and professionalism the crew showed during my move yesterday (Rob, Mo, the 3rd young man’s name I do not know). They showed up looking fresh and ready to go and got right to it. It was a six-hour move and it went very smoothly. They were worth every penny!

Cory Driscoll

Just wanted to tell you that my two movers were great, professional, courteous, personable with my parents who were at the destination. They were fast and were always making sure I was happy. I would tell you that they represented your company well and that they worked very hard during this move. Thanks very much for all of the help, great service, and staff.

Julie Baribeau

Thanks for the great service last week! Much appreciated. I will pass the good word around for you guys.

Carl Dowsett

The move went very well yesterday. Your staff were very friendly, understanding, efficient and businesslike. We were very impressed and thank you and your staff for a great move! I can see now why Patafie’s would feel so comfortable giving out your name.

Erin North

I just wanted to let you know that things went really well last week. The guys were very professional and courteous and really held it together on such a hot day.

Evelyne Bougie

I wanted to let you know that we are extremely happy with how things went yesterday. Your crew was FANTASTIC – professional, efficient and plus they kept a good morale all day (and all evening) long despite the very hard work that they had to accomplish. I don’t know if your company recognizes excellence in service among its employees, but I really think your guys (Dave, Jessie, Jim and Jean I think were their names) should receive some kind of mention for their excellent work. Thanks again for your excellent service.

Paul McLean

Just wanted to write a quick note and let you know how happy we were with the service we received from your guys yesterday. They were professional, polite and friendly. Really exceeded our expectations and we’ll recommend your company to our friends and family.

James Maunder

Just a quick note of thanks for the move today. Your team was top notch — great job. Won’t hesitate to reccommend you to friends… Cheers, J

Sean Foyn/ Abdu Rauf

Your movers were a delight to have around and they did a fantastic jobs. Got your card will pass it on.

Anita Ng

I just wanted to let you know how happy I was with your crew, Aaron and Mo, this past Saturday, April 17th. They arrived early, were extremely efficient, polite, personable, conscientious, careful and attention-to-detail. I was even more impressed with the fact that they had never worked together before but they operated perfectly as a team. Thanks very much – I will certainly be recommending your moving company to anyone who needs it.

Bill and Margo MacDonald

Just a short note to let you know I was very impressed with your service. Your crew showed up on time did a tremendous job of wrapping packing and moving, and as you no doubt already know we got the hutch around the corner and into the basement. I let your guys know that I will probably be calling you again in Dec to move our stuff from storage into our new digs. Once again thanks for a job well done.

Garry Watanabe

The guys who did our move on March 18 were fantastic. Fast, careful, courteous and found the cat that had escaped — saving my hide. I certainly would want them on my next moves if they are available. Please pass along my (and Ami’s) appreciation to them. I would be more than willing to provide a reference.

Dan McCarthy

Was happy with the crew and the move. Thanks!

Kevin James

Let me tell you how pleased I was with the quality of your company’s moving services yesterday. Your movers Dave and Aaron were professional, knowledgeable, courteous and always helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend your company’s moving services in the future.

Richard Hoshino

I want to compliment Jon and Jim for their great work yesterday. Start to finish, we were all done in 3.5 hours. They were sensational. The two movers did an outstanding job, were highly professional and efficient, and we will definitely be recommending your company to friends of ours who will be moving in the near future.

Keith Millard

Hi, your guys helped me by moving all my daughter’s belongings to her new apartment today. Both guys were good…. and quick…. and courteous. Good work, 1st Rate, we’ll recommend you.

Yvele Paquette

Matt, my mom asked me to tell you that she has never seen such professional guys do a move the way they did her move on the 22nd of May 2007. Not only did they load the truck so well and quickly; they unloaded it 400 or so klicks away in the same manner. She was so pleased! These guys did an excellent job. Please feel free to use “us” as an excellent reference for future jobs. Please tell these guys that their hard work, pleasantness and commitment to your company shows such loyalty that one would easily recommend 1st Rate as a very good company to hire. Thank you so much.

Leslie

Thank-you so much for all your help in finding someone to move my son on such short notice and under unusual circumstances. I am so impressed with you willingness to assist me, even when you weren’t going to benefit from the business. you can rest assured that I will tell others about your friendly service, and will certainly keep you in mind for the future. I have 2 sons in , so you may here from me again, in a more planned and organized way. For now,just know how very grateful I am.

Jeff O’Neil

I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that our move went very well last Friday. The movers (Jesse and Rich) did an excellent job! Please thank them again for us. Overall, we were very satisfied with your company and would definitely use your services again and recommend you to our friends. Thanks again!

Jeffrey J. Kroeker

I wanted to write and thank you for the move. Your guys worked hard and were very professional. I would be more then pleased to offer referral to your business and I just wanted to write and say thanks.

Greg and Jennifer Strong

Great job, great guys! Will definitely use you again and recommend you guys! Thanks!

Lee Whitmore

This is just a quick email to say thank you to your staff for the professional attitude and excellent service they provided when I moved at the end of March. They arrived early and worked carefully to ensure that my move was quick and painless. I will definitely recommend your company to others and will use them again the next time I move. Again, for the Excellent Service, thank you.

Gabrielle Fitzgerald

I cannot say enough about the service of 1st Rate Movers. It was a pleasure dealing with the owner Matt Guest + his crew. They were right on time for the loading + unloading was completed professionally + efficiently. There were a few obstacles to overcome such as hoisting my couch up to a 2nd floor balcony and they did this with skill + no complaint. Moving can be stressful + 1st Rate Movers took all that stress away. I will highly recommend 1st Rate Movers to all my friends + people who aren’t my friends as well!

Holley-Anne Tough

I wanted to let you know that the move went very smoothly. The men you sent were most professional and very pleasant to work with. I let them know that not only would I be sending you an email to tell you how wonderful they were, but also that if I were moving again, I would definitely be in touch again! They mentioned Referrals.com and I will put a mention up there as well. Thanks again for making my move as pleasant as a move can be!

Jatinder

Just thought that I would send you an e-mail thanking you and your movers on a professional and excellent job. Thank you again.

Yvette and Paul Schmeer

Just wanted to let you know that we were really pleased with the effort your guys put out for moving us to our new house. They were really great. Thanks for coming through with the piano move, I know how hard it was to move that beast. Once again, thanks. I will be sure to pass on good words to others.

Jonathan Browns

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks for assisting with my Mom’s move from 2019 Carling to Rideau Gardens. Your guys were great, professional, courteous, and careful. Much appreciated.

Lenore Kay

You moved my Mother’s belongings out this past Tuesday morning and I wanted to let you know what a great job the guys did. Thank you so much for fitting us into your schedule and for getting the job done so efficiently. If we ever have to do this again I’ll be certain to call you.

Chris Lynk

I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that we were very pleased with the professionalism and speed of your guys. They did an excellent job! We would not hesitate for a moment to get 1st rate movers again in the future and have been recommending your company to many of our friends. Please pass our sincere thanks along to your guys.

Akshatha Shetty

We came across 1st Rate completely by chance; I had called another company in the yellow pages that were unable to fit in my move date, and when I asked for a referral to another mover, I was directed to Matt. It speaks highly when your peers recommend you, and 1st Rate did not disappoint! We hired them to help load our stuff onto a self-pack container that we were being charged for by the foot. Not only did Matt go out of his way to make sure that all of our belongings were packed with the utmost consideration for the long cross country journey ahead, but he made maximum utilization of every inch of space, and ended up using 216 square feet less than we had been quoted for. Lets just say the space they saved us more than paid for the movers, which I thought were most reasonably priced. The guys were prompt, efficient, and did their work with a wonderful sense of urgency; always a great thing when you’re paying by the hour 🙂 The final testament to their good work was when our stuff got to Calgary, and not only was NOTHING damaged, but the movers we had hired on this end complimented the excellent packing job. Like I said, when you have peers in your field complimenting you, you know you’re doing something right! I would strongly recommend 1st rate to anyone that is looking for a mover inand serviced areas; they should be the 1st choice in movers!

K Sanjari

We chose 1st Rate movers not knowing much about them, but it turned out to be a good choice. We agreed to go with the hourly rate thinking that this way our belongings will be moved safely although it may cost us more. In fact we were wrong about the second part. Matt’s team made use of every second and wasted no time and yes everything was moved safely. A very fair business, I wish other businesses that we have daily contact with were also as fair.

M Kamaluddin

Thank you for moving me and my family. The crew was amazing, fast & efficient and very kind, considerate.

J HUNTER

Thanks for the hard work your guys did moving us. I don’t know if she mentioned it but my mother was most impressed that even when things were going badly no one uttered a swear word. Congratulations on running such a company. We’ll certainly pass on your details when we hear of anyone else who needs movers.

Aaron

I just wanted to say thank you very much for a great move. I was very impressed with how courteous and hard working your crew was.

Jennifer

Thanks. The move went great. The guys were very professional and efficient.

Joanne

Thanks for the fast/ efficient move. This week is incredibly pressed for time for me and it was hugely appreciated. I’ll recommend to anyone I hear is moving.

Dawn

Wendy and I just wanted to pass along a huge heaping of appreciation to you for our move on Friday. We obviously completely underestimated our junk and you guys really came through for us. We will certainly be recommending 1st Rate at every opportunity.

Carol

I just wanted to thank you and yourr team for the excellent job handling my move. I recently moved from another province and the experience I had with my long distance movers was horrific. I had to move again, within a short period locally and thank goodness I got a referral to 1st Rate. My goods were handled carefully, and even though the locations were complicated to get in and out of; the staff were ALWAYS friendly and professional. As well, your guess-timated quote of the time it would take was right on. No time was wasted. I truly appreciate your service.

Syrah Three Fires

Thank you for the excellent work, impeccable job, and your professionalism. Not only were you quick, careful, and on time, you were kind, friendly, and perfect gentlemen. I’ve had my share of moving nightmares in the past which is now over thanks to 1st Rate. I will continue to use your services and recommend you to my peers. Thanks again!

Tom Stanton and Melanie Levere

Thank-you for the moving services. Everything went very well, the 2 men, Rich and Jess, were prompt, courteous and very mindful of our belongings and took special care to protect them and our home from any mishap. Again thank-you very much and we will certainly be in touch for our next move.

Cathy & Trevor

We recently used 1st Rate Movers for the second time. Their movers were on time, efficient, and courteous. They made our move go as smooth as can be, and we’d recommend their services to others.

Nadia

Moving can be a very stressful time but 1st rate took a lot of stress out of the situation. Matt and his team were efficient and very professional. I will definitely recommend them to my friends.

Simon and Renee Todd

Just wanted to express my thanks for such GREATservice. Our move last weekend was pulled off without a hitch. My wife and I were thoroughly impressed with your movers professionalism and positive attitude. In short, thank you for making our move absolutely perfect from start to finish. And thanks for not getting a single scratch on my custom-built pine furniture! Rest assured that we will recommend your services to everyone we know.

Denis & Christine McCluskey

My wife & I, wish to sincerely thank you for turning around our most horrific day. It was June 30th, 2006 when the moving company originally scheduled to move us, NEVER showed up. We were hopelessly trying to find a moving company that would be willing to move us on such short notice. With no success after countless phone calls, and now with the new occupants arriving at our door, the situation was hopeless until around 7:30pm when your crew showed up at our door and saved the day! Your crew had been working since 8am that day and were on their 3rd move of the day (and I’m sure they were quite exhausted by then). But still managed to be fully productive, very pleasant and professional. They worked efficiently until around midnight when they completed the move. We are extremely greatful that you showed up and saved the day for us. We would recommend your services to anyone in need of great movers. Thanks a million!

Cathy and Peter Cranston

1st Rate Movers took a lot of stress out of our move by being on time, careful (not a single bump), and courteous. They were helpful and patient in arranging the furniture….and the estimate they gave was accurate. Thanks again for the excellent work in our move.

C. Clement

Moving can be a very stressfull experience. I wish to thank you for making my recent move such a successful day. I really appreciated the professional manner in which you handled all my belongings.

Selena & Denis

The guys were great! They were extremely professional, helpful, friendly and meticulous with wrapping my antique furniture. They even protected all my floors and railings as I requested. I highly recommend 1st Rate Movers! 🙂

Danielle Aubin

I used 1st Rate for my move in July and I was really impressed. They were a bit late arriving but once they got there, I was out of my old place (which had 4 flights of stairs) and into the new place in just over 3 hours. They wrapped most furniture in plastic, and even took all the used plastic away when they were done. They were friendly, professional, conscientious and I felt completely comfortable with them. Great value for the money! I’ll definitely use them again and I’d recommend them to anyone.

Tony Michailidis

Thank you for all your help with the move fromto Toronto. I really appreciate your professionalism and friendliness. Hope things go well for your company. I am sure your perfectionism becomes noticeable every time you get a new moving assignment.

Julie & Gundel

When we first booked our move over the phone with Matt, we were immediately put at ease by his consideration of our concerns. On the day of the move, the crew arrived right on time and were both professional and funny! This was the easiest and most worry-free move we have ever had and we would go out of our way to recommend First Rate Movers to anyone. Thanks Guys!

Julie

1st Rate moved me out of my third floor apartment in August. Matt went out of his way to accomodate my request to move a day earlier than I had booked. His crew was professional, friendly, and courteous. 1st Rate rocks !

Sara & Peter

1st Rate movers did a great job moving us. They were careful with their work and very cheerful! We will definitely go with them again next time we move, and highly recommend them to other people.

Harry Hopkinson

I just wanted to thank Matt and his crew for the excellent job they did on my move. They showed up a few minutes after the agreed upon time and I was all moved into my new location within 1 1/2 hours. Excellent job ! I’ll be using your services again if I ever move again.

Jennifer & Paul

We were extremely impressed with the service provided by 1st Rate. They worked extremely hard, were more than cautious with our belongings, and smiled the whole time. I was especially assured by the way they treated our large antique furniture which arrived without a scratch. They were by far the best movers we have ever had !

Belinda

The crew was excellent! They arrived on time, worked hard, and were professional throughout. They even wrapped my couch and mattress in plastic! My stuff emerged unbroken, and without any scratches. Highly recommended !

Shayla

I’ve moved 4 times in the past 4 years and I have always gone for the cheapest movers. After 3 mis-managed moves, I decided to go with a professional insured company. 1st rate Movers were, BY FAR, the best company I’ve ever used. They were fast, extremely professional and accomodating to my needs. I Highly reccomend this company to everyone. It’s worth it.

Shiv Nagarajan

I had my move this weekend, and it went off perfectly. The guys were really good.

MinhTri Truong

I just had my move yesterday with 1st Rate Movers. They did a professional and efficient job. I was overall very pleased.

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