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Robyn W.
14:29 02 Jul 24
We recently had a very rushed complete move out of our home when the sale closed very quickly. O'Neill Transfer and Storage stepped in, and in one... day, had the entire house packed up and moved over 100 miles away into a storage unit at our new location! They were very careful with our things, and packed and padded each box carefully. The crew was extremely courteous and polite, and were always willing to work around us as we hustled to get moved out by the 5 pm deadline. They drove the whole truck load to the coast and neatly stacked everything in our storage unit for us. Each box was labeled with the room that the items came out of, so now all we have to do is look through the boxes to find the items we more
Kate O.
22:17 27 Jun 24
Jason and Albert and their team were great. They were respectful, fast and communicative. We had a lot of stuff, and they handled everything without... any issue. They were exactly the type of people we needed during a stressful more
Sarah L.
23:49 23 May 24
I'm a home organizer and I hired the O'Neill team to move my client's belongings from his old house to his new one and they did a wonderful job. They... were on time, professional, and they completed the job very quickly. There was no damage to any items. Highly recommend!read more
C S.
23:31 22 May 24
My main movers for an international move contracted with O’Neills to pack up and load everything into a shipping contain. Albert, Markus and Freddie... arrived and couldn’t have had better attitudes. They were careful with every item they packed. The main company had failed to give them a complete picture of the size of the job, but they made it work and ensured everything was packed professionally and without fuss. I was seriously impressed with these gentlemen and would highly recommend based on this more
Karl N
13:53 11 May 24
Lynn M.
18:36 03 Mar 24
I give this company 5 stars. The staff who packed my furniture, kitchen, glassware, and collectibles did a fabulous job. Only 1 glass was broken (I... had quite a few). They stored my things until I found my new home. The moving staff was also great. I couldn't believe how quickly the got everything into place. A side note....both the packers and the movers had been with the company a long time. That says volumes about their more
God B.
20:01 04 Feb 24
A great place to store your belongings as well as work for
Karl N
15:03 08 Dec 23
Made my dreams come true!
Marcus V.
15:57 24 Aug 23
Great business with great people!
Ken H.
18:38 27 Jun 23
Our moving team was amazing. They worked hard, had solutions to problems, were personable and saved us both time and money through their knowledge of... efficient and optimal storage solutions. I was very impressed and will certainly use them again in the near more
Jim K.
17:17 24 May 23
I needed some valuable China and antiques packed and loaded into a truck. The packers arrived on time. They were efficient, not rushed, and... carefully packed and loaded the truck. They did an outstanding job packing and loading these very fragile items. The items arrived safely at their destination; the packing and careful loading of the truck was critical to that. Kudos to their professional expertise. I highly more
Jeff K.
08:52 23 May 23
In and out within 20 minutes with a full load and they were as nice as the day is long.
Helen L.
17:17 03 May 23
Great job! Careful and efficient in loading by Lumen, Anderson and Laura - helpful and friendly people
mickey O.
04:34 01 Apr 23
The two gentlemen who brought my “stuff” to me were exceptional. They carefully unwrapped every piece of my “stuff”, place it carefully and were... gracious, respectful & kind to me. We also shared a few laughs, as some of my “stuff” truly is hilarious.Chris & Karl, thank you for being just awesome.Sincerely,Ms Mickeyread more
21:46 27 Mar 23
16:58 16 Mar 23
Always a pleasure to work with the team at O'Neill! They are responsive, fair and take great care of the products we need packed and moved.
Volodymyr K.
15:53 13 Mar 23
Take 2 hours for unloading
Paige C.
02:14 02 Mar 23
After reading enough reviews about horroble moves, one will inevitably become wary and expect the worst. O'Neill totally blew me away with how... professional and kind they were every step of the way. Absolutely awesome team delivered my belongings efficiently and with care up to my third story apartment (with an elevator, but still). Scheduling the delivery was super easy as well despite the delay due to the snow. Truly can't recommend them enough!read more
geana A.
22:05 17 Nov 22
Marty D.
17:08 21 Sep 22
They did a fabulous job of protecting my what I needed moved. Communication with the office & movers was easy, price good & understanding of my... specific need. Thank you for great service!read more
Jacob D.
13:36 06 Jun 22
lawrence F.
21:41 01 May 22
Lyn C.
20:58 07 Mar 22
Complicated move with lots of moving parts and they were great!
Craig H.
06:37 22 Feb 22
Worked for these people and felt like family from day 1! Very inviting and a great place to work
19:00 01 Nov 21
A R.
13:23 14 Oct 21
My mother-in-law‘s house sold in one day. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a long-distance mover with availability before her closing date. We... found one company who had a day available a month after closing, which we were lucky to get, but no availability to pick up her belongings and put them in storage. That left us in the difficult position of having to find a carrier who would be willing to pick up her furniture and hold it in storage for a month. We were very fortunate to find O’Neills. Not only were we able to snag the only day they had availability before the closing date, but the entire experience was positive. Geana and Betsy were very helpful, responding quickly to any of our questions or requests and were great at keeping us informed. The moving crew was very pleasant, careful with my mother-in-law‘s furniture and boxes and had the truck loaded in half the estimated time. All the furniture was carefully padded and we were given use of the pads at no additional cost with the only proviso that all of padding had to be returned at the time of the transfer to the second carrier. The furniture and boxes were in good condition and the transfer to our distance carrier was seamless. I highly recommend O’Neills and want to thank them for their more
Elaine K.
03:01 30 Sep 21
Another great moving experience! On time, professional, hard working and friendly! Thank you!
Timothy B.
08:07 22 Sep 21
Cassie B.
15:11 30 Aug 21
Michael B
09:54 24 May 21
Monica N.
20:22 16 May 21
Really nice people and my property was secure while I stored it there!
Raymond W.
01:06 12 Dec 20
Paul G.
01:29 30 Nov 20
Muddy H.
20:04 04 Nov 20
Karl N.
22:43 10 Sep 20
Really helpful!
Mary O.
16:07 03 Jul 20
Maria B.
00:58 02 Jul 20
Have had these delivery men for quite a few of my deliveries they are always very professional and respectful and do a great job. Their customer... service is phenomenal!read more
Christina C.
19:08 16 Jun 20
The guys were friendly, professional, and were in and out of my house in probably 10 minutes. The only reason I gave this company 4/5 stars is... because I was pretty disappointed to see neither of the guys wearing masks. I understand it’s a choice, however, we are in the middle of a global pandemic and you’re entering my house... of course I completely sanitized everything after they left. But come on, really? Their job is to go in and out of people’s homes. The least they could do is mask up. I’m surprised and again, disappointed that O’Neill doesn’t require them to wear them. Anyway, overall good more
Mark H.
19:45 11 Jun 20
Tarek Z.
18:55 11 Jun 20
Kristi S.
02:45 11 Jun 20
The individuals that delivered our matress set were quick & professional.This would have been perfect during typical times, but during a pandemic I... do wish they were wearing masks/face covering. I think PPE should be provided & used by the delivery crew!read more
Suzanne T.
20:03 10 Jun 20
Darryl N.
00:12 10 Jun 20
Delivered Costco mattress on time and set up. Also hauled away old mattress
Steve B.
18:19 05 Jun 20
Tommy B.
17:42 05 Jun 20
Sally R.
17:06 05 Jun 20
I was nervous ordering a bed online, especially not knowing the details of delivery. It actually came 2 weeks sooner than promised and the... communication setting up the delivery was superb. They kept us informed even calling when on their way even though we were given a window for delivery. The delivery itself was incredibly professional. They were respectful and helpful. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this more
Carol g
18:26 04 Jun 20
Vickie A.
00:36 04 Jun 20
Very professional, prompt, polite and followed all directions. Would definitely recommend them to anyone. Great job! Thank you.
Edwin O.
00:06 04 Jun 20
Absolutely satisfied with the delivery and quality of my order, the delivery guys where extremely polite and professional and even dropped off the... mattress up the stairs and into my apartment. Definitely would recommend their services 10/10read more
00:05 04 Jun 20
Alyce H.
23:23 03 Jun 20
The folks coordinating the delivery were very nice and the guys who did the delivery were fantastic.
Steffanie B.
16:22 30 May 20
I have a great experience with the delivery service. The Two men were polite and professional they set up my new bed and took the packaging out with... more
Patty L.
21:08 29 May 20
The two guys who delivered my mattress were so nice. They were great!
Valerie G.
01:06 27 May 20
Scheduling the delivery was easy, they had many delivery times to choose from. Everyone I spoke to on the phone were nice. The delivery guys were on... time, very polite and respectful. Wonderful company!read more
Liana B.
00:41 27 May 20
Very satisfied with the delivery .. crew arrived on time .. were very courteous and helpful.
Don S.
03:20 23 May 20
O'Neill delivered our new mattress. The deliverymen were friendly, quick and efficient. They were in and out in minutes.
Michael W.
17:00 17 May 20
John G.
01:42 15 May 20
Dano 5.
17:24 12 May 20
Quick. Efficient. Worth it.
John J.
16:38 12 May 20
O’Neil delivered a mattress we ordered from Costco. Their office called and scheduled a delivery window between 8:30-10:30 and the truck was at our... home right at 8:30 on the agreed upon delivery day. The delivery men had the mattress off the truck and inside our garage within 5 minutes. They would have brought the mattress inside and set it up but with the virus issues I preferred to do it myself. It wasn’t the 100% contactless experience I would have preferred because I had to sign the delivery receipt so they could work on that aspect of the process. Perhaps a phone call or email where I could confirm the delivery without touching anything. All in all a 100% good delivery experience with just slight room for more
kim G.
14:46 02 May 20
Christina N.
01:38 18 Apr 20
I called to have a mattress delivered from O'Neill Transfer, they arranged a time to deliver the next day, delivery was excellent, punctual &... professional. The old mattress was hauled away as well, thanks for the great more
Steve S.
23:23 03 Apr 20
I have O'Neill Transfer move us from the west side of Portland over to the east side. They were able to get everything in my 5 bedroom house packed... up, moved and delivered to my new house the same day. Everything arrived as good as when it left the old house. Great work and very hard working more
Johnny R.
19:24 02 Apr 20
Brad is honest and hardworking. I have enjoyed working with him in the past.
Roger W.
16:53 07 Mar 20
Remington J.
05:46 03 Mar 20
Update, written 2 MAR 2020My items were delivered last week. I can say I have no problem with this moving company. They communicated with me... promptly and my items were in the best condition I have ever had with movers. I plan on moving again, and I will think of this company first is all I have to say.Written 11 JUL 2019Where do I begin? Well this is a good moving company, most of my communication was done via email. I managed to get an estimator to come out and look at my apartment. I was glad because basing the cost of a move purely on square footage is bad. After the estimator came out I kept in contact and all my questions and concerns were addressed.The day I was going to have my items packed and stored the three gentlemen showed up on time and were very diligent. Very professional and addressed my concerned. I am experienced with other movers and somethings I knew to look out for.I will update this review when I move into a new place and have them deliver my items. As for now they left a great more
Patrick K.
12:52 19 Jul 19
Great service and attentive to needs. We are a very-satisfied long-time customer. Highly recommended.
Xiangxiong K.
05:00 25 Jun 19
Patti W.
19:18 11 Jun 19
We had outdoor furniture delivered that we ordered from Costco. We were given a two hour window. Dean and Todd arrived within a 1/2 hour into that... window.They were prompt, efficient and had the best personality, considering I had to determine placement as they were unloading. They carefully unloaded and made sure all packing materials were picked up and hauled away.They both were a delight in the short time they were here. Our more
Tracy C.
06:55 11 Jun 19
Marty N.
00:05 07 Oct 18
Kathie Q.
16:31 31 Aug 18
The moving guys are workhorses.
Caitlin L.
21:51 19 Mar 18
We cannot say enough good things about O’Neill Transfer and Storage Co Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon – affiliated with National Van Lines. O’Neill’s... President (Bradley Boland Sr.) came to our rescue after we had been bilked by an online Moving Broker (don’t ever make that mistake!). Anyway, it was the day of our scheduled move through the online broker and the price suddenly jumped $2,000. We “fired” them, but then were in a desperate spot as we (family of 3) had our plane tickets to leave the next day. We called O’Neill and spoke with Brad Boland Sr. who immediately came out, gave us the price and made arrangements for the move on the spot. O’Neill is a very professional company with great client communication. Everything was packed and moved to Buffalo NY in perfect condition and right on time. They gave a fair price and more than made up for the terrible experience we had with the online moving broker. We would recommend O’Neill 100%!-Craig Voigt and Caitlin Littlefieldread more
Patrick S.
09:14 12 Feb 18
Organized, very dependable and local(!). Amazing packers; not a single item from a very large home broken or even scratched. Very flexible for... multi-state more
tomas V.
00:03 09 Feb 18
Good work good people
Elizabeth O.
23:29 16 May 17
Justin B.
19:47 14 Dec 16
Amazing communication! Used them to rent 2 Cow (Container on wheel) units and could not be more satisfied. Thank you. Only other suggestion I have is... to fix the link from the cow website that gives an old number in Lake Oswego that when you call hangs up on more
All Ready Moving & S.
22:17 29 Sep 16
Great crew great people!!!Family owned businesses are the best!
Kenny P.
04:20 25 Mar 16
Great place to work. Family owned good people. Awesome crew.
Lisa C.
15:03 02 Feb 16
I was relocated from OR to MN for work and it had to happen fast. I was not going to give up the OR apt. yet as I was not sure how it would all go. ... It was overwhelming trying to figure out which service to use and I was getting calls and emails with quotes from all over the country after I did an online search/inquiry. I liked the idea of using a local company and Bradley, the president, called and emailed and came over with some boxes to give me some advice on what to bring and not bring, etc. He was very hands on and trustworthy and everything went well. I would recommend his service to more
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Piano Movers

Moving for the First Time?

When it’s time to move a piano, finding the right help is essential. A successful move starts with a clear cost estimate from a trusted company. Then, a moving coordinator will guide the process, ensuring everything goes as planned. Before the moving day, it’s wise to prepare the piano. This means securing its parts and covering it to prevent damage. Professional movers use special gear to transport the piano safely. They’ll carefully load and secure it for the journey. Once the piano reaches its new home, whether a house or a music venue, it will be carefully unloaded and placed where you want it. At this stage, you will receive a bill of lading. This document serves as a legal contract between you and the moving company. It outlines the terms of the move, including the service details, delivery timeline, and the condition of your piano at the time of pickup. It’s also your receipt for the move. The move ends with a final check to ensure the piano is ready to play in its new home.

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Our Piano Moving Services

  • In-Home, Local, and Long-Distance Piano Moves

    We offer comprehensive piano moving services, whether moving your piano within your home, across town, or out of state.

  • Moving for Any Kind of Piano

    Our expertise covers all piano types, from upright pianos to grand pianos, ensuring each is moved with the utmost care.

  • Warehouse Storage for Pianos

    Our climate-controlled warehouse provides a secure, 24/7 monitored environment for your piano's safekeeping.

  • Full-Service Piano Moves

    We don't just move your piano; we offer full-service moving solutions to handle every aspect of your relocation.

How Do I Find a Reputable Piano Moving Company in Portland?

When seeking a reputable piano moving company in Portland, thorough research is key. Forbes explains, “Although it may seem easier and more cost effective to move your own belongings without the hassle of hiring a company, moving a piano is not a highly recommended DIY experience.” Begin by looking for movers specializing in pianos, as they require special handling. Explore online reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau to assess their reputation and quality of service. Additionally, ask for recommendations from piano teachers, music stores, and friends who have previously moved pianos. Ensure the company is licensed and insured, which protects your valuable instrument during the move.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage, a preferred choice in Portland, prides itself on a century of experience and a strong customer focus. Owner Bradley Boland states, “Our dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction has made us a leader in piano moving.” With accolades such as the Wheaton World Wide Moving Agent of the Month and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, O’Neill showcases its commitment to providing superior service. We understand the unique needs of piano owners, ensuring a smooth and secure move for every customer.

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What Are the Costs Involved in Moving a Piano in Portland?

The costs of moving a piano in Portland can vary significantly based on several factors. These include the distance of the move, the piano’s size and type, and the difficulty of the move, such as navigating stairs or tight spaces. Local moves might be less expensive, but larger or more complex moves will increase the cost. Getting a detailed quote from the moving company is essential, which should include all potential costs to avoid surprises. This Forbes article explains, “Some companies could charge as low as $150, while for longer distance or more complex moves, the price can rise as high as $2,000 or $3,000.“ Comparing quotes and services from different companies can help you find the best value for your needs.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage offers transparent pricing tailored to the complexity of your piano move. Owner Bradley Boland emphasizes, “We aim to provide an accurate estimate upfront, ensuring our customers understand the full scope of the service.” Our process includes a detailed assessment of your moving needs, from the initial in-home or virtual survey to the final placement of your piano in your new home. With a commitment to no hidden fees and a focus on customer satisfaction, O’Neill ensures a stress-free move. Our experienced team treats every piano with the care and respect it deserves, making your move as seamless as possible.

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How Do I Prepare My Piano For Moving?

Preparing your piano for moving involves several important steps to ensure its safety and protection. comments, “The last thing you want happening is a scratch (or worse!) on your valuable instrument”. Begin by securing the keyboard lid to prevent it from opening during transit. Wrap the piano in protective blankets or padding to shield it from bumps and scratches. Remove any detachable parts like music stands or pedals to avoid damage. Providing clear instructions to the movers about the piano’s condition and any special care instructions is also beneficial.

At O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage, preparing your piano for a move is a critical part of our service. Owner Bradley Boland shares, “We use specialized packing materials and techniques to safeguard every piano we move.” Our team is trained in properly handling and packing pianos, ensuring they are fully protected during transportation. With short-term and long-term storage options in our climate-controlled facility, O’Neill offers comprehensive solutions for every aspect of your piano move. We aim to deliver your piano to its new home in perfect condition, ready for you to enjoy.

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Can my Piano Be Moved Through Narrow Spaces or Stairs?

Moving a piano through narrow spaces or stairs requires expert knowledge and equipment. This Old House advises, “If you have stairs or an elevator to navigate, consider hiring a professional. These obstacles can greatly increase the risk of damage or injury.” Professional piano movers are skilled in navigating these challenges, using specialized tools and techniques to safely move pianos without causing damage to the instrument or the property. It’s important to inform the moving company about potential obstacles like narrow doorways, tight turns, or flights of stairs during the planning stage of the move.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage is equipped to handle the complexities of moving pianos through challenging environments. Our team is experienced in overcoming obstacles such as narrow spaces and stairs, ensuring the safe transport of your piano. With specialized equipment and meticulous planning, O’Neill ensures that even the most difficult moves are executed flawlessly. Owner Bradley Boland emphasizes, “We take every precaution to protect both your piano and home during the move, guaranteeing a smooth and secure moving process.” Whether you own a compact upright or a majestic concert grand, your piano is in expert hands.

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What is The Best Time of Year to Move a Piano in Portland?

The best time of year to move a piano in Portland is during the milder weather conditions of late spring through early fall. Extreme temperatures and humidity can affect a piano’s tuning and overall condition. Pianist Magazine remarks, “Wood, heat and light don’t have the greatest of relationships. Prolonged exposure to heat can cause wood to warp, shrink and crack.” Moving during a time of year when the weather is more stable can help minimize these risks. However, professional movers are equipped to handle piano moves year-round, taking precautions to protect the instrument in various weather conditions.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage is prepared to move your piano at any time of the year. While we recommend moving during milder weather to protect the integrity of the piano, our team is skilled in taking the necessary precautions during colder or wetter months. O’Neill’s experienced movers use climate-controlled vehicles and protective coverings to ensure your piano remains in top condition, regardless of the weather. Owner Bradley Boland states, “Our priority is the safety and well-being of your piano, ensuring it arrives at its new home ready to play.”

Moving a Piano to load onto a truck

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How Do I Ensure My Piano Stays in Tune After The Move?

Pianos often require tuning after being moved, as the physical relocation can affect their internal mechanics and tuning stability. It is recommended to wait a few weeks after the move before tuning the piano, allowing it time to acclimate to its new environment. Millers Music says, “We recommend a regularly used piano be tuned once every six months. This ensures the piano is in tune and gives the technician a chance to perform a general health check and make necessary adjustments to the action and tone.” Hiring a professional piano tuner experienced with the specific needs of your instrument is the best way to ensure it returns to optimal playing conditions.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage understands the importance of maintaining your piano’s condition post-move. Owner Bradley Boland says, “We recommend scheduling a tuning for your piano a few weeks after the move to address any adjustments needed due to the move.” Our team can recommend reputable piano tuners in your area, ensuring your piano receives the care it needs to sound its best. Our comprehensive moving services include the safe transport of your piano and the support you need to settle it into its new home, including tuning and maintenance advice.

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What Should I Do If My Piano Gets Damaged During the Move?

If your piano is damaged during the move, it is important to report it to the moving company as soon as possible. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Explains, “Your mover is responsible for the value of the goods you asked them to transport.“ Document the damage with photographs and a detailed description, and review your contract for the company’s policy on handling claims for damages. A reputable moving company will offer solutions to repair or compensate for the damage, ensuring customer satisfaction.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage takes every precaution to prevent damage during piano moves. In the rare event that a piano is damaged under our care, we are committed to resolving the issue promptly and satisfactorily. Our comprehensive insurance options cover damages, and our team works closely with customers to ensure a swift and fair resolution. Owner Bradley Boland assures, “Our goal is to make every move a positive experience, including addressing any concerns our customers may have with professionalism and integrity.”

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How Do I Set Up My Piano in the New Location for the Best Acoustics?

Setting up your piano in the new location for the best acoustics involves considering several factors, including room size, flooring, and wall materials. PianU tells us, “Not only does the placement have a huge impact on the sound that is generated and how it is projected, but it can also extend the lifespan of your piano.“ Placing the piano away from direct sunlight, heating sources, and windows can help maintain its condition and tuning. Experimenting with the piano’s position in the room can also enhance its sound, as the acoustics can vary based on its location relative to walls and open spaces.

O’Neill Transfer Moving & Storage offers guidance on setting up your piano for the best acoustics in your new space. Owner Bradley Boland suggests, “Our team can help you choose the optimal location for your piano in your new home, considering both the instrument’s well-being and acoustic performance.” With experience moving pianos to various settings, O’Neill’s movers know how different environments affect a piano’s sound. We are here to ensure your piano arrives safely and sounds its best in its new home, enhancing your musical enjoyment.


Why Choose O'Neill Transfer & Storage?

  • Certified Pro Mover
  • Fully-licensed and insured
  • Free moving quotes
  • Family-owned and operated
  • Over 100 years of experience
  • Emergency moving services
  • A+ Rated by the BBB
  • Gun Safe Moves up to 1500lbs
  • Over 50,000 Moves Completed

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