Do You Know Your House Mover?
Q: Does the moving company have the reputation of quality workmanship, honesty, and dependability?
Dodson house moving has been operating in the San Antonio area for over 4 generations, during this time we have gained the reputation for delivering quality work and always meeting deadlines. Cheaper prices by other movers are no good if they can not perform on time or without causing irreparable damage to structure. Always check references on companies and individuals to make sure you are not the next victim. Don't become a victim of a smooth talker; always check out your company, including Dodson.
Q: Is your moving company currently licensed, and does the moving company carry workers' compensation on its employees?
The majority of time movers are able to keep there prices down because they do not carry workers compensation insurance or general liability insurance. This is very important to ask because if a worker is injured on your property without insurance you the homeowner are responsible for his injuries. Is a cheaper bid worth the liability you must incur? So remember to always ask about insurance.
Q: Does the moving company require a percentage of payment in advance, and if so, what specific expenses are necessary before the moving company begins the project?
Dodson usually only requires a small down payment to hold the structure or your expected move date. No mover should get paid 100% for work when none has been performed. Many fly by night companies will take customers money only to never complete the job. This is when a cheaper quote is useless if the company can not perform on time or without causing irreparable structural damage.
Q: Does the moving company have the proper equipment to complete your move, along with the backup equipment so your move will be completed on schedule?
The type and condition of a movers equipment has a lot to say about a mover. If a mover does not take care of or maintain their equipment, will he take the necessary care with your house that is needed? At Dodson House Moving we are on the cutting edge of technology in our industry. We currently use new trucks with remote control hydraulics. We also have airride dollies that help to reduce unwanted damage to structures; only about 5 movers in Texas out of 100 use these dollies. Our skid steers our also outfitted with remote controls and lemonizers to help aid in lifting structures with little to no damage. Dodson also has 1 of only 4 specialized moving trailers out of New Zealand to help aid in moving structures. We also employee a full time mechanic to maintain all of Dodson equipment. Not all movers or moving companies are the same so remember look at and ask what type of equipment will be used on your house.
Q: Is the owner of the moving company directly involved in the move?
Dodson House Moving is a 4th generation company with owners Edgar and Gator working directly with its employees. This is not a part-time or second job for us we are constantly striving to become better movers. We currently employee some of the best employees in Texas, we have a very low turnover rate and strive to teach and educate our employees with classes and annual conventions. Between our employees we have over 75 years of experience working at Dodson