Unloading and Unpacking Trucks in Farmington Hills

His Workmanship offers unloading and unpacking trucks. You provide the moving truck or storage container and our movers will help unload your items. 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.

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Are you moving across town and need labor only help unloading your moving truck or storage container? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Our unloading movers are able to offer the help you need for getting your moving truck or storage container emptied. Each mover is trained with how to carefully unpack your items and move them into your residence so nothing breaks along the way. Watch the video below to learn more.

His Workmanship is a moving company in Farmington Hills

We’ve got your moving project taken care of anywhere in Farmington Hills. Check out the map below to view our service area in Farmington Hills. A moving truck can be rented from the U-Haul located in Farmington Hills, Livonia, Southfield, Novi or Detroit. Either you can rent the truck or we can do it for an extra fee.

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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!

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“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 1465 reviews fromPeggy DobrenskiPeggy Dobrenski ★★★★★ Dat and Braiden were on time, accomplished more than we thought possible, cleaned up the work areas and were eager and willing to help in all ways. We were very happy with this teamCindy LytleCindy Lytle ★★★★★ Excellent experience with His Workmanship two years in a row. Quick response to my inital request. Prompt arrival of workers who worked steadily three hours straight. Good work and cleaned everything up. Very good experience.Joseph ChiaramonteJoseph Chiaramonte ★★★★★ His Workmanship and the team that came and did our mulch installation project were great. On time, worked hard and were a pleasant group of young men. Bravo! Highly recommend this local business. 👍👏Julia SmithJulia Smith ★★★★★ Great workers - easy to schedule, showed up on time and got the work done!Kimberly MooreKimberly Moore ★★★★★ Efficient and quality work by helpful crew with friendly attitudes! Will use again!Lacey OsbornLacey Osborn ★★★★★ Eric had excellent communication. The young men who came were very polite and did a good job. Much appreciated.Dàvid BarrickDàvid Barrick ★★★★★ The crew were very friendly and efficient. This is our second time using this service and we will be using them in the future.Bruno MartinBruno Martin ★★★★★ Hello, Excuse me, they will be occupying staff to work in your company.Gino HliebayGino Hliebay ★★★★★ Absolutely exceptional.Prompt, timely, professional, efficient.Repeat customer, great customer service.You definitely get your moneys worth.Nick was one of the hardest working men I have seen, I would use him again in a heartbeatRobert 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, Margaretjs_loader

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Frequently Asked Questions

The overall cost is based on a variety of factors, but the main components to weigh (no pun intended) are: the size of the moving truck, how full it was loaded, how many oversized items are inside, specialized equipment like moving straps or a furniture dolly, elevator availability, number of stairs up or down, and whether or not there is a ramp available on the moving truck. All things being equal, it usually costs between $400 – $500 to unload a 26 ft truck, $300 – $400 to unload a 20 ft truck and $250 – $300 to unload a 16 ft truck. You will have gotten a good deal if the cost to unload a moving truck falls within these price ranges.
It really depends on factors such as: the size of the truck, heavy items in the truck, how organized the truck was packed, how many stairs to go up or down, whether an elevator is available, how strong and fast the movers are, and even weather conditions like extreme heat or slippery ice/snow. But in general, it usually takes 4-5 hours for 2 movers to unload a 26 foot truck, 3 hours for 2 movers to help unload a 20 foot truck and 2 hours for 2 movers to unload a 16 foot moving truck. If your job ends up taking any longer than this, you should begin to think about whether or not the movers are going slow on purpose, perhaps to “milk the clock” for more money.
It would be wise to book 4 movers for medium to large jobs, especially ones that involve heavier items. An even number of movers (like 2 or 4) is more efficient than an odd number of movers (1 or 3), since some items will require one or two persons on each side. For items that weigh 200 pounds or more, having 4 movers will allow there to be 2 movers on each side which will distribute the weight to just 50 pounds per mover. If you have a decent amount of strength and are willing to assist for the whole duration of the move, then that would be the only situation where I’d recommend hiring an odd number of movers.
If you just hire movers to help unload the truck, then you don’t need to buy them food because it shouldn’t take more than 3-4 hours to complete the labor-only moving service. However, if you hire a moving company for a full service move, then getting a meal for the movers after they load and before they begin unloading is pretty standard in the industry. That said, considerate moving companies will bring their own lunch just in case, so as not to impose upon the customers voluntary generosity. In short, food is appreciated but not expected. It doesn’t need to be a gourmet meal either. Homemade meals like sandwiches are common, assuming you have dishes and silverware unpacked and available. Otherwise, fast food delivery like pizza or subs provide a quick and easy lunch.
The advantages to a storage container are: lowest cost, no driving necessary, free storage of items, and smaller size options. The disadvantages are: limited delivery timeframes, unable to transport large vehicles, and parking challenges. The benefits of a moving truck are: variety of truck lengths, car towing options, and ability to park on the street. The negatives are: no storage option, you must drive the truck, and more expensive pricing. To learn more, I encourage you to read my in-depth blog titled Pros and Cons: Moving Truck vs. Storage Container.
The two biggest players in the moving truck industry are U-Haul and Penske. U-Haul has the most locations nationwide and charges $39.95 for a 17 ft truck (or bigger), $29.95 for a 15 ft truck and $19.95 for a 10 ft truck. Each of these three truck options also charges $0.99 cents per mile driven. Penske partners with Home Depot so has trucks available at any Home Depot location. Penske charges $209 for a 16 ft truck or $249 for a 22 ft truck and offers free unlimited miles. For a long distance move (more than 100 miles) you should go with Penske. For a local move (less than 100 miles) U-Haul will be your best choice.
If you live on a high floor of a building that has an elevator available, then yes, you should reserve it for the movers unloading your items. You’ll need to call the concierge to make the reservation before you book the movers. You should be able to reserve the elevator for a 3-4 hour window of time. The apartment may even hang protective blankets in the elevator to prevent scratches or other damages. Best of all, there’s no charge associated with an elevator reservation. If you accidentally forget to reserve the elevator, then your movers will need to use the stairs. This will cause them to expend more energy and take more time, which will lead to both disgruntled movers and a higher cost for the consumer.
Yes, all things considered equal, it’s usually twice as fast to unload a moving truck as compared to loading one. Why? The main reason is because there’s no need to spend all that time packing your items in an organized way to preserve truck space (think Tetris). You won’t need to spend time tying down or wrapping up your items either. The only thing that may cause truck unloading to take longer than loading would be if there are many stairs to bring the items up or long hallways in the apartment or condo. However, if you reserve an elevator, then that will solve the stairs problem. If the movers provide a four wheel dolly, then that will solve the hallway problem.
Before you start unloading your storage container or moving truck, you should have a good idea of where everything goes inside your new residence. It’s most strategic to start with the items that need to go upstairs or downstairs. Then you can finish off on the main floor. However, this would require you to have packed the truck accordingly so be sure to think ahead before you start packing. Oh, and don’t forget: try to unpack dishes, silverware and other kitchen utensils first. That will afford you the opportunity to cook some food for the movers. This will provide them with additional energy to unload the remaining items in your storage container or moving truck. Check out my blog if you want more information on how to Unload a Moving Truck like a Pro.
Here are 15 questions to ask moving companies before you decide to hire movers to unload your truck. 1. Are you licensed? 2. Do you have insurance? 3. Do you offer written estimates? 4. Can you provide references? 5. What is your cancellation policy? 6. How long might the move take? 7. Do you offer packing services? 8. Do you require a deposit? 9. Are there any additional fees? 10. Does the clock start at my residence or your office? 11. Can you guarantee my moving date? 12. Do you provide storage? 13. What payment methods do you accept? 14. Are the movers employees or contractors? 15. Is this company a broker or a carrier? Click here to get a free truck unloading estimate from His Workmanship.

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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.

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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.

Fun facts about Farmington Hills

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