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  • Serving: Staten Island and surrounding area
  • Phone: (718) 844-1751
  • Address: 505 Bedford Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
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Active Citywide Service aka “the Small Move Guys”

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Specialties

Furniture-Appliances-Home Electronics-Antiques-Art-Other Special Care Items -Sporting & Exercise Equipment -Office Equipment -Lawn & Outdoor equipment -Motorcycles-Mopeds-Scooters-Kids Ride on Cars/Trucks -Atv-Go Carts-Snowmobiles-Personal Watercraft-Sm Boats-Toolboxes-Shop Equipment-Machinery-Car,Truck,Motorcycle,Machine Parts-Pharmaceutical Equipment-Dogs-Cats And Any thing U may think of!!! Unusual Items our specialty!  we also provide; In House moves — Large items carted down to Trash — Furniture Assembly / Knockdown -Labor Only (load / unload ) U-Haul Trailer Hauling -Moving of heavy items in your home/office-Pre / Post apartment Clean Ups — Elderly / Handicapped / Disabled: Discounts — Errands- Private / Commercial Accounts Welcomed

History

Established in 2012. In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy ( in which we lost everything but the most important things like our lives & our Pickup ) we made ourselves useful and started moving items around free of charge to try & help as much as we could to help in the rebuild process. People told us we should make it a full time thing and get paid to do it  I had done small trucking ( 1984 — 1986) I was one of the first guys in N.Y.C. doing the " man with the van " thing, but couldn't get real workers, so i pulled the plug on it & opened something else.But i always missed it so when we were doing this .we looked around, studied craigslist & other sites and realized there wasn't anyone real in the small move field ....so Active Citywide Service was born ( from the start we wanted to do more then just delivering furniture We wanted to be a Service company )  that is why it isn't named Active Citywide Moving or Delivery! Our goal was / is to bring a high quality of SERVICE to our customers

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10 october 2017, 17:39

The dust has finally settled a bit after my move so I now have time to give these fellas a proper review which I've been looking forward to ever since we all parted ways last week.Pete and his sons are truly the most wonderful guys I could ever hope to meet and thus trust to help me move my stuff into storage in prep for a long distance move.I was referred by a friend and was told great things, so I will say here that not only was she right, but my expectations were exceeded by far. Speaking with Pete on the phone was a pleasure, and he gave me a VERY fair quote and kept his word. He made scheduling a breeze and kept very good contact with me right up to my moving day when they arrived. I had my stuff packed up and ready when his sons Frankie & Tommy- aka "Rambo" haha, got to my apartment. It was raining out, but even if it wasn't, I'm sure they still would have insisted on wrapping all my furniture. I told them they're nicer to my stuff than I am! (and they were.)They were so careful, thoughtful, and such hard workers. Even in the pouring rain, not once were they anything but smiles and positivity. I was in a 3rd floor walk-up and not once did they even touch a wall in that narrow building. They made certain to put all my specially marked boxed at the front of my storage unit so I could access them- and they did a fantastic job of fitting everything in the unit, as it took a bit of tetris-strategy to do so. They even took care to position everything to protect it from any weather since it was going into an outdoor storage unit.I got to meet Pete as well once we were unloading my stuff into storage, and I just have to say that these guys are just truly wonderful souls. I cannot stress that enough. Such wonderful souls. Yes, their work ethic is outstanding, and their professionalism and ability is as well...but what I saw in this family was far more valuable than that- I saw a dad and his sons sticking together to do quality work because they actually care about each other and about their clients. I saw a family that has the kind of values and perspective that I wish more people had. I got to talk a lot with the three of them during the move, so I was blessed to understand a bit about what kind of people they are- they're the kind of people the world needs more of. Wise, compassionate, stand up guys. I was so impressed and so glad to meet them all.My only con in such a sea of pros was that we didn't all get a chance to have more conversations, as I really did enjoy getting to know this family- it felt like I was meeting old friends. Luckily for me, I will be returning to Staten Island in a month to load my things into a trailer to take out west- so rest assured I will be calling up The Small Move Guys for their help in loading up that trailer. I get to support a truly worthy family business, and I get to see my favorite moving fellas one last time before I skip town- everybody wins!I have moved MANY times. Never before have I been kinda sad to part ways with movers, and never before have I felt compelled to even write a review until now. Please use this company if you want your move done right by an amazing family business. I wish I'd found out about them years ago.

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10 october 2017, 17:39

I needed someone to pick up a treadmill I purchased online, and they gave me the most reasonable price. They were super nice and accommodating from the very first phone call. The guy I bought the treadmill from turned out to be a pain with his schedule, but the movers worked around it for me. The day of, they were even nice enough to make sure the treadmill worked properly for me. They couldn't have made it a more pleasant experience. Just genuinely great people who care about how their customers are treated. I highly recommend them

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10 october 2017, 17:39

Long overdue review for these great guys but I'm still recovering from the move!My parents had a move and my sister and I plus my wife were tasked with moving all the stuff out. We sold a bedroom set to somebody and they hired the Small Move Guys, who met my wife at the house. She told me the guys were incredible. They wrapped everything up so as not to damage walls or the furniture and put it all in their pickup truck.Sure enough, after emptying out the house, we were left with 2 things I could not do....move the grandfather clock and move the dining room cabinet. The dining room cabinet has glass shelves in it that I didn't want to fool with, and it was so big that it was tight around the stair corner. So I called these guys for my own use.A father and sons team, these guys were awesome. They wrapped up the cabinet and cushioned the glass so tight it didn't move. For what they charged me to move that piece, I would have literally thrown up if I went through the hell of trying to move it and was given that price afterward. Totally not worth the pain, I was happy to pay them and in fact, bargained them UP on the price they gave me when I threw in the dining room table. They were equally great on the grandfather clock.If you have to move just a few pieces, these are your guys. Call them. Definitely. I even recommended them to a friend who has a concierge business and handle estate sales. I hope he takes my advice and uses these heroes!

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10 october 2017, 17:39

After reading the reviews on Yelp, called the small move guys, starting with the very reasonable price, didn't even bother to check around...from start to finish, everything went as smooth as silk, they really go out of their way to be courteous, The best part , that a day later while i was unpacking, and couldn't find one of the items...didn't think for a minute, it was taken by one the movers, because they are family and the only extra help is a childhood friend. So i knew it's a matter of time till i run to the right box where i packed this item.pros, price, Honesty, and dependable.Cons: my plan all along to tip 20% but after the great experience i felt obligated and went to little over 40% in tipping the guys.Now, i don't fear moving any more and if i ever think about moving again, would not drive myself crazy like the way i did going back and force trying to move as much as i can on my own, because i read some bad reviews about movers, that they change the price on you if there was extra items to move.i don't feel that i said enough about these guys but trust sl many things went through the move, like placing a super heavy air conditioner in the upper floor than i changed my mind and asked them to take it to the basement, never a second one of these guys made an unhappy face on anything, even they volunteered to install the air conditioner in the window.but it needs a pro installation because it's 15000 B.T.U super heavy.

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10 october 2017, 17:39

I found Petey via uship and accepted his bids for 2 jobs that will be done tomorrow. I'm quite nervous at first hiring them because of the lack of reviews but decided to take my chance anyway because of the low price he offered and his enthusiasm to work for me. This review, though, is for a different job. The 2 uship jobs were supposed to be my first experience with these guys but I just got a sweet deal on mattress last minute so I contacted Pete and  he offered to come pick it up and deliver either yesterday night or today morning. I decided to go with today morning at 9am. Petey came at 9.15 but did constantly give me update about his location. He even called the seller beforehand to let them know about the delay. He came in with his 3 sons and moved everything out while the seller and I were sitting and chatting. Then they carried everything up to my apartment on the 4th floor walk up building. No complaints. Positive attitude throughout the trip and they got this done in about an hour 15 minutes (From West Harlem to Sunnyside)One thing I can say is: do not let the lack of review put you off from contacting these guys. I just got a no-show from another company who has 4.5 stars on Yelp but these guys didn't bail on me; and as a person who just moved to a new apartment, this is what I need right now.Petey and his team are a honest and reliable group of people. He will keep you company throughout the journey. Very reasonable price and best of all, he can communicate via texts!! As a person who gets anxious with phone calls, I couldn't thank him enough for this. We texted mostly and I only had to do two phone calls-one to confirm the time/date/place of the trip and another when he arrived. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and I will definitely continue to use their service.Since I will be working with them tomorrow as well. There's another review to come.***UPDATE: Two more jobs done today. Already gave positive feedback on uship but I will add more info here so people can read and find these amazing services!***Petey & his team arrived on time (actually I was the one late this time! Yet he was still very nice and told me to take my time). Once I got there, they started working immediately. The guys knew exactly want they needed to do and disassembled the daybed piece by piece and carried it over to the truck. The wooden frames were blanket wrapped; the slatted base was tied together. Everything was done very professionally to make sure no damage would be done to my bed. Everything was done in a little over half an hour and then we drove off from East Village to get the AC from West Harlem. That was an easy job since no disassembly was needed and we left within 5 minutes. Then Petey drove us to Sunnyside and transported everything up to my apartment then began to put the bed back together. The whole work was on them and all I did was lounging around. We started in East Village at 8am and got the whole thing done at around 11.30am and they were out! I seriously couldn't ask for a better team to help me with apartment move. They deserve million reviews and I hope their name would be out there more.

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