Moving Labor Services in Ann Arbor

His Workmanship offers moving labor services. Click on the green titles below to learn more about each service we provide. Our rates start at $120 per hour for 2 movers. New customers can read Ephesians 2:1-10 to receive a $20 discount. Details are on the final step of the contact form.

His Workmanship is a moving company in Ann Arbor

We’ve got your moving project taken care of anywhere in Ann Arbor. Check out the map below to view our service area in Ann Arbor. A moving truck can be rented from the U-Haul located in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti or Saline. Either you can rent the truck or we can do it for an extra fee.
Are you moving out of state and only need help on the front end? Don’t worry! You rent the truck; we’ll bring the muscle. You can trust His Workmanship to load up your items quickly and safely so they arrive at your new place in tact.
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Unloading your moving truck has never been easier. His Workmanship is the perfect solution for help with unpacking your truck. Get help moving furniture like beds, dressers, tables, couches, packed boxes and much more. You can trust His Workmanship to unload your items quickly and safely.
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Do you need some heavy items shuffled around within your house? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. His Workmanship movers are strong and experienced with moving big dressers, king size beds, other heavier items.
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Hear what a customer says

“I’m super excited we hired His Workmanship for our move today. All four college movers showed up on time and got right to lifting our heavy items. What caught my attention most was the Christian mission of the company. As a believer myself I felt at peace scheduling movers who I knew I could definitely trust. I have already recommended His Workmanship and will continue to do so.” – Lori
His Workmanship LaborHis Workmanship Labor4.9 Based on 1456 reviews fromRobert WertmanRobert Wertman ★★★★★ Great communication and hard work!JC WilliamzJC Williamz ★★★★★ Be sure to have a list of tasks longer than you think will fill the time. These young men are fast!David DickersonDavid Dickerson ★★★★★ The guys worked hard all day. Showed up on time, didn't take excessive breaks, and left on time. They both were super friendly and polite. I will hire them again.Jim HartJim Hart ★★★★★ Hired His Workmanship to do some landscaping. They did an excellent job - professional, on time, and worked *hard*. Thanks a lot - I'll be using for future projects.L KL K ★★★★★ The crew made spring clean up a breeze! I’d definitely hire them again!Elizabeth RatkovElizabeth Ratkov ★★★★★ The guys were very polite and they did a great job weeding and trimming the bushes in the yard. I appreciate the hard work and will definitely work with this group again.Jami MadewellJami Madewell ★★★★★ Couldn't be happier with His Workmanship. They get back to you right away. Everything is clear regarding the hours and the cost. The young men who dug out shrub roots and transplanted another shrub were nice and professional. I will recommend this company to all my friends.Lisa StrehmelLisa Strehmel ★★★★★ Awesome, hardworking young men! It was a pleasure dealing with them! They got so much done in four hours! I am very pleased with everything they did!!! Highly recommend!!!!John DutyJohn Duty ★★★★★ From Eric to his workers, they were great and helped do a task that I couldn't do myself. I highly recommend Eric and his business.september Erbseptember Erb ★★★★★ Good communication. Job well done. Respectful pair of workers.Margaret SuterMargaret Suter ★★★★★ The two gentlemen that helped me move my couch /recliner and took it to the dump, are so nice and kind and did an excellent job. I’d love to have them to work for me again in the future.Sincerely, MargaretLaVay MorrisonLaVay Morrison ★★★★★ Have used this service multiple times and never disappointed. Respectful, Accountable, young people.Kitrina SullivanKitrina Sullivan ★★★★★ They showed up on time. They were polite and worked non stop the whole time while at the house. They made suggestions that were very helpful.I have worked with them many times and have had wonderful experiences.Dejanee KendricksDejanee Kendricks ★★★★★ Great service! Trevor and Taner worked quickly and efficiently. Wonderful communication and good customer service. Thanks again!Kate RichardsonKate Richardson ★★★★★ The Team did a great job raking the Fall leaves and removing branches. They are very professional and made sure that they understood the job before starting it. They work very hard and are very gracious. I have used them numerous times and always had an excellent experience and outcome.Jim BadzinskiJim Badzinski ★★★★★ The men showed up on time worked the full four hours, and did everything I asked them to do. We discussed ideas for other projects. I do plan on using the service againJeremy JacksonJeremy Jackson ★★★★★ The team did an outstanding job. The garden we had them tear out was ridiculously overgrown with rough, rocky terrain. We asked them to clear it, and there wasn’t a remnant left. They were responsive, they showed up on schedule, and they did what I asked. I would absolutely use them again.Peter HavanacPeter Havanac ★★★★★ The crew showed up on time and got to work right away. They did everything we wanted and were very thorough. We are very pleased with their work and will be bringing them back in the fall to do our new leaves.barbara millerbarbara miller ★★★★★ I contacted His Workmanship to move heavy furniture from our house into the garage so the home can be staged to sell. In less than 24 hrs they responded, gave me a quote & within 3 days they arrived and completed the job in a professional, respectful and thorough fashion. Highly recommend this business! They are honest, fairly priced, responsive and a pleasure to work with!Richard FendaRichard Fenda ★★★★★ The two men that came to our house were great.js_loader

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Frequently asked questions about moving costs

Bigger moving companies charge based on the move size by giving an onsite estimate that includes a flat fee. This fixed bid typically covers everything including the box truck, manual labor, damage insurance, injury protection, moving pads, shrink wrap, lifting straps and other accessories. There may be a small fee for this consultation but that charge is generally waived if you decide to hire that moving service. On the other hand, smaller moving companies charge by the hour and don’t usually offer an onsite visit, especially if you only need a few items moved within the home. Instead, they may request pictures and then discuss them with the customer during a phone call. This gives moving companies the information they need to determine a fair hourly wage for your moving job.
You can expect to spend at least $100 for single item moves such as relocating an arcade machine from the basement to your garage, or bringing a treadmill from the garage to your workout room upstairs. Long distance moves are much more expensive. For example, a fully furnished 5 bedroom 5 bathroom house with 5,000 sq ft can cost up to a hundred times that amount, so you’d be looking at a $10,000 price tag! Other moving services will fall somewhere in-between this broad price range. Local in-town moves can cost around $2,000 for the truck and muscle. Long distance moves that include loading and unloading will run you anywhere from $4,000 to $5,000. Remember this math equation: short distance + less/light items = low cost, and long distance + more/heavy items = high cost. For further reading, check out my blog All You Should Know About Moving Companies.
For smaller moves with short distance and light items, consider hiring a small moving company that subcontracts the labor to local college students. This will save you money since the little guy won’t charge as much as the big guy. Examples of quick moves include rearranging furniture within your home or single item transportation with a pickup truck. You should avoid using amateur movers for complex moves that are long distance or include heavy items like grand pianos. Why? Because you don’t want to run the risk of expensive items getting damaged. It’s not worth saving a couple bucks if that means you’ll need to go through an insurance claim process simply because your movers had minimal experience. Make the smart choice which isn’t always the cheapest option.
Moving companies either charge based on a hourly rate or a flat fee. There are pros and cons for each of these pricing structures so neither one is inherently superior than the other. The pay-as-you-go aspect of hourly labor ensures that the time worked corresponds with the cost paid. This promotes fairness so long as the movers have integrity and don’t “milk the clock.” The benefit of a flat fee is that you know exactly what the cost will be prior to hiring the moving service, which will help you budget for your project. However, the downside is that the customer is usually required to make a 20% deposit. Plus, hidden fees may arise once the moving project gets underway since it’s not possible for movers to account for unknown variables.
Not all moving companies collect a deposit up front but many of them do. The ones that don’t are typically a very small business. If there is a pre-existing relationship between the business and the customer, this may also be a good reason to waive the deposit. The rationale for collecting a down payment boils down to one major thing: mutual commitment. You can trust the movers to show up and perform the manual labor as promised. The moving company can trust the customer to follow through with the handshake agreement and not cancel the service request. Deposits are generally around 15% to 25% of the total moving cost. Down payments are almost always non-refundable, given their purpose to solidify the contract and prevent the customer from shopping around any further.
Most moving companies will have a minimum fee, which can range anywhere from $100 to $200. This number will vary based on factors such as: how busy they are, how many staff are available, how far away the job is, how complex the move is, the size of the job, etc. Minimum charges are often scorned by prospective customers since they feel it’s unfair to decline a job on the basis of its size. However, it’s standard practice for home service businesses to filter through small tasks that aren’t worth the time spent. The fact of the matter is that moving companies don’t have unlimited resources or infinite bandwidth. So they need some type of strategic criteria that’ll allow them to sift through moves that have lower profit margins and consume more attention.
Attempting to negotiate a cheaper price from the moving company without any persuasive reasons is probably not the best choice. That approach tends to backfire for lack of practicality. Here are three winsome options that will increase your odds of getting moving companies to reduce their charges. First, offer to rent the moving truck and drive it yourself. This strategy is particularly helpful for short distance moves where both locations are only 5-10 miles apart. Second, offer to pack up your belongings and label boxes ahead of time. Third, offer to move the lighter items in your garage so there’s less distance to the moving truck. All three of these options will make life much easier for the movers which will incline them to accept your proposal and lower the overall price for your move.
First and foremost, it needs to be stated that tips are optional not obligatory. Tips should not be given out willy nilly; they should be earned by hard work. The customer reserves the right to withhold a tip if they have good reason to believe that the work was subpar. Valid reasons for refusing to tip are as follows: movers show up late, check their phone often, take too many breaks, scratch your floors, damage your possessions, scratch walls, use profane language, etc. That said, if the movers exceed your expectations, then a 15% to 25% tip is a reasonable amount. In this regard, the moving industry is similar to the restaurant industry. Working outside through rainy weather or scorching heat warrant a higher than average tip.
If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, then you should hire a moving company to do it for you. Don’t just hire the cheapest company because there may be a reason why their prices are so low. During your conversation with the move consultant, make sure to ask good questions so you have adequate knowledge to make an informed decision. You should try to get a ballpark estimate on the total cost for your move. In order to get a quote, you’ll likely need to provide information about where you live, what heavy items you have, as well as your budget. Before making a final decision, you should make sure they have good reviews online. His Workmanship connects you with affordable movers. Click here to get a free online estimate.

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1. Get a free estimate in just a couple minutes

Select the services that best align with your needs and describe the details of your project to help us get a better idea of the scope of work. Feel free to upload pictures so your crew can visualize your specific needs.

2. Receive great customer support along the way

Our staff guarantees a reply to all emails within 24 hours. Once you get scheduled, you'll get a confirmation email with your service provider names as well as a text notification 1 hour before your project starts.

3. Relax while we speedily complete your project

Equipment in hand, your crew will arrive a few minutes early so they can collaborate with you about the work that needs to be done. Once they finish, you can pay the total bill directly to the crew leader. It's as simple as that!

His Workmanship is a Christian company

Our mission is to glorify God as we embody the gospel through our hard labor and our honest behavior. Our desire is to bring satisfaction to the customer as they seek to improve their property. We also desire to facilitate growth for students as they experience the business world from a Christian perspective.

Fun facts about Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named for wives of the village’s founders, both named Ann, and the stands of bur oak trees. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is located in a renovated and expanded historic downtown fire station. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor’s economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. Learn more about Ann Arbor schools, utilities and parks.
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My name is Corey and I heard about His Workmanship from my soccer coach at Northwestern University. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about this opportunity is the chance to meet so many different customers for each project. This really helps me grow in my social skills and prepares me for better customer service in whatever full-time career I choose. Plus, the pay is much higher than what I’d get from other non-skilled labor work during the summer season when I’m not in school.

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