FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I know if a moving company is legitimate?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a growing number of complaints have been filed against movers lately – many of which are due to the “fraudulent practices… of rogue movers.” Minimize the risk of moving-day delays, damages, inflated charges, or loss of possessions by hiring legal, certified movers. Our license numbers can be found on the footer of this page. 

Do I need to empty my dresser drawers?

It depends. If there are any breakable items in the drawers we recommend removing those item. If there are just clothes and soft items in the drawers there is no need.

How much should I tip my movers?

Although our movers are trained to never ask or hint for tips from customers, they are allowed to accept tips should customers feel inclined for the hard work they received. In terms of what to tip the movers, we encourage customers to tip whatever they feel is necessary for the job that was completed.

Can I book my move entirely online?

Absolutely! Start by getting your free quote by calling us or if you are ready, then, proceed to picking out your desired moving date and time. Next, a booking agent will call you to confirm your move and time. Finally, a big shiny Marathon Moving truck will arrive at your location at your chosen time!

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Truly – it's your never-ending support that's what keeps us going.

These movers are some of the best in the business!! The movers were prompt, courteous, friendly, prodessional, and careful with our belongings. Would definitely recommend! Also, the service was reasonably priced, with no hidden costs!!
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman
11:55 02 Oct 23
Such an amazing, stress free move! I had a schedule mishap and the owner resolved my issue with no hesitation.A 4 hour move was quickly reduced to 2 hours!! Exceptional service, with no breaks or scratches. Thank you!
Victoria Bell
Victoria Bell
16:58 22 Sep 23
I would HIGHLY recommend Marathon Movers to anyone!!!!! If you want efficiency choose them!! This company met my expectations and beyond! They are very professional and respectful! Great group of employees! They moved my furniture with care and delicacy! They were prompt and very well mannered !
Rainelle jackson
Rainelle jackson
19:53 21 Sep 23
After my past moving experience this moving company was a breath of fresh air! They were on time, professional in appearance and how they conducted business. They took time to see what needed to be moved and worked accordingly. Any concerns after the move in it was addressed immediately and satisfactory.I would use them again and can honestly say, I recommend them for your next move. JW
Judy Watson
Judy Watson
20:18 20 Sep 23
We have moved houses several times and NEVER had a good moving experience until we used Marathon Movers. Milton personally promised me we would have a great experience and he more than lived up to his commitment. His team was great and very courtesy. I HIGHLY recommend them for all your moving needs.
Tim Murray
Tim Murray
22:11 17 Sep 23
These guys are fantastic!Worked hard to get our huge, heavy couch down 3 flights of stairs and quickly worked to carefully wrap and transport everything else. Best movers we’ve seen in the area!!!
Mariana O'Leary
Mariana O'Leary
19:12 15 Sep 23
Marathon Moving Services was very professional and really amazed our office staff! They were on time, efficient, respectful, and very courteous. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a group of great movers!!
CPG Helpdesk
CPG Helpdesk
18:25 14 Sep 23
These guys are the best! On-time, professional, courteous, and efficient. Highly recommend their company.
DestinyChild Hood
DestinyChild Hood
16:44 07 Sep 23
This is our 2nd time using Marathon. Both times were great! They were punctual and very courteous. Treated our things with care and were careful with everything. Wrapped and handled our things as if they were their own.
Nancy Baxter
Nancy Baxter
16:45 24 Aug 23
I would like to acknowledge the stellar service received by Marathon Moving Services! This was our first endeavor with the company and the experience was exceptional from the start. Milton and his crew were right on time and completed the move at record speed without any mishaps. In addition, the prices are untouchable by any other mover in Hampton Roads. This is the only company to hire for the best-ever move! Thank you!
Tara Bartos
Tara Bartos
17:50 22 Aug 23
Milton and his team were quick, professional, and went the extra mile on my move! So grateful for them and the care they took in my vintage/antique furniture. A family member already has them booked for another job!
Jennifer Panton
Jennifer Panton
02:11 20 Aug 23
These guys moved a couch that would’ve given me so much trouble in less than 20 minutes and a few more big pieces of furniture. They were so polite and professional, an overall amazing experience!
Ashleigh Pollock
Ashleigh Pollock
04:33 19 Aug 23
Milton and his team were exceptional. I needed help to move into an apartment after moving from another state. I can’t wait to use them again for my big move. They were very accommodating as to where I wanted to put the furniture. They were happy and smiled through the whole process. They will make my next move much easier.
Charlene Brummundt
Charlene Brummundt
20:40 15 Aug 23
Needed a few pieces moved between floors. A small job but needed the muscle. Crew was professional friendly and caring of our furniture pieces. Even helped us rearrange a few pieces. Definitely will book again, highly recommend.
Sue Sivertsen
Sue Sivertsen
18:40 14 Aug 23
Milton and his crew were absolutely amazing!! First, Marathon was the only company to get back with me in a timely manner, when I first started researching. Second, the rate was very economical. When I called Milton with my never-ending questions, he was pleasant EVERY time. On the day of our move, they were there in the time frame they said. He and his crew were very hard-working and efficient. I honestly see why they are called Marathon. They moved at an extremely fast pace moving things from our storage to our home. They even moved a refrigerator from our house to the curb. This was the very best experience I have ever had with a moving company. I will not hesitate to use them again, if I need to. I highly recommend Marathon Moving Service.I only took one picture because I was so floored with their professionalism and pace.
Lynette Boone
Lynette Boone
02:52 14 Aug 23
Great team!They are fast and careful with your important things.
Nightshift
Nightshift
04:04 13 Aug 23
The guys at Marathon Moving Services were great from the time of contact to the end of the move! Milton cam out to look at the apartment and give us a quote, and was able to do so on the spot. The movers arrived on time and got right to work. Despite it being rainy and dreary, they worked hard and handled everything with care and professionalism. At the new place, they made sure that they were able to get all of our necessary furniture up a very narrow staircase. Needless to say I was impressed! They were reasonably priced, and I would recommend them to anyone who has moving needs!
Jessica Plank
Jessica Plank
18:54 08 Aug 23
Very professional they did an excellent job, will recommend to friends and family. Thanks
Dolores Alvarez
Dolores Alvarez
19:48 03 Aug 23
Efficient, friendly and professional.
Dr. Rodney David Smith
Dr. Rodney David Smith
19:34 03 Aug 23
They arrived and started work right away. I told them what needed to go in the POD and they did it without a lot instructions. They were great.
Linda DR
Linda DR
19:35 02 Aug 23
Great experience with Marathon Moving--1 bedroom apartment from Williamsburg to Richmond. Team was terrific and super fast, and Milton was a pleasure to work with. Would use again.
Elizabeth O.
Elizabeth O.
16:38 02 Aug 23
Marathon Movers are the best. My quote was almost a third of another carrier. The movers were on time, professional and I certainly recommend Marathon Movers! I would give 10 stars!
Lydia Whitaker
Lydia Whitaker
15:08 02 Aug 23
Hello, My moving experience with Marathon Movers was excellent. The men were on time and went right to work moving my things. I will call them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a mover.Thank you R.Blalock
RUTH BLALOCK
RUTH BLALOCK
22:40 31 Jul 23
We had an exceptional experience with Marathon Movers! Milton and his crew, Zo and Victor, were phenomenal in moving our entire office. They were professional, courteous, and incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. They worked tirelessly for 5 hours without slowing down. I highly recommend them and will undoubtedly use their services again in the future. A top-notch team indeed! Don’t hesitate calling them, you will be happy you did.
Shelby Schneider
Shelby Schneider
01:14 23 Jul 23
These guys are nonstop for the time they are there, took zero breaks and kept moving. Couldn’t be more pleased with their professionalism and hard work. Would definitely recommend!
George Nicholls
George Nicholls
16:11 19 Jul 23
Awesome moving services these guys don't take any break really work to make the customers happy an complete the job respectfully and professionally
Victor Jackson
Victor Jackson
23:04 17 Jul 23
Milton and his team were amazing! They were quick, efficient, polite, responsive, and completed our move flawlessly! We were extremely impressed! Would definitely recommend!
Meghan Hughes
Meghan Hughes
20:22 17 Jul 23
We had marathon movers move some furniture that we bought from one location to our office. They were responsive prior to the move and easy to work with. The day of the move they showed up on time and called before they got there when they were on their way. They moved very large, heavy furniture without damaging anything (furniture or walls). Then when we got to our office space, they reassembled some desks for us and actually helped us move some furniture around. They were extra friendly, and they did excellent work in a timely manner. Loved working with Milton and his crew . Probably going to hire them to help me on a personal move. They didn’t disappoint. They went above and beyond. If you hire them, you won’t be disappointed.
ROBIN SPARKMAN
ROBIN SPARKMAN
01:00 13 Jul 23
Don’t spend anymore time doing research, contract Milton and his crew. Extremely diligent, professional, speedy, and kind. Cannot recommend them enough to anyone looking for a small or large move. They blow the competition out of the water. Do yourself a favor and book them.
Ryan nienstedt
Ryan nienstedt
22:21 03 Jul 23
This was my first time using a moving company and it was a great experience. The movers were very kind and professional, and they got everything moved really quickly. I'd highly recommend them to anyone. I'll definitely use them for my next move!
Ariel Brown
Ariel Brown
16:03 02 Jul 23
Marathon Moving Services has excellent rates! Their staff is very friendly and very hard working. They make moving very low stress as they quickly loaded everything in to their truck, which had more then enough space for our 2 bedroom apartment. They were very helpful and placed our boxes and furniture exactly where it needed to go. I would highly recommend this business!
Corban McCullough
Corban McCullough
00:59 26 Jun 23
Milton and his crew were amazing! Fast, efficient and very professional. Having moved many times, on our own and with moving companies, this one was one of the best. My husband and I highly recommend this company!!
Natasha Brown
Natasha Brown
15:17 10 Jun 23
The service was incredible! They were punctual, kind, courteous, and professional! Treating my belongings with gentle ease, yet they worked with such swiftness! I will never use another moving service!
Raine Carter
Raine Carter
00:29 06 Jun 23
My first time using a moving company and not a single regret. The best priced quote I received in the HR area. Milton was so patient & understanding. He worked with me to try and move my moving date and was clear with what to expect. The movers gave a heads up when they were on the way and once they arrived, they got straight to work. Every member was professional and courteous. I cannot recommend this company enough!
Sherly P
Sherly P
18:45 23 May 23
Very trustworthy, transparent, reliable, great communication, and awesome people to work with. They work hard, offer great pricing, show up on time, and respond outside of normal business hours. I appreciate everything and will be recommending them to anyone I know + using them in the future for moving needs. If you are thinking of going with another company, Marathon is the best option I promise. No hidden fees like the other guys. Literally did not even damage 1 item, piece of wall, or piece of flooring. The last company broke and scuffed so much stuff.
Dominic Bonneville
Dominic Bonneville
22:54 19 May 23
I highly recommend this company for moving, they were very respectful good and trustworthy. They got done in 4 hours, faster than the last company we used! They handled our items very well and made sure nothing got messed up!
Kristen Foulkes
Kristen Foulkes
22:39 19 May 23
I really needed to move ASAP and Marathon Movers really came through for me. I sent them a message through the website the same day I made the decision and the very next morning Milton contacted me bright and early and told me he could send two guys to me within the next 3hrs. The guys were very speedy, efficient, friendly, and very gentle with my things. I could not have had a better or easier experience and I am truly grateful to Marathon Movers.
Jill Woods
Jill Woods
11:26 17 May 23
I cannot say enough good things about Marathon Moving. I called them after my prior moving arrangements fell through, leaving me only two days left to complete my move. They were able to get me scheduled and completed with time to spare. The guys that came, Von & his team, were on time, polite and professional. They cranked out my move like a machine. Absolutely awesome. My Heros!HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Lisa Allen
Lisa Allen
20:00 09 May 23
I recently moved from one apartment to another in Virginia Beach. I'm relatively new to Virginia, so I looked up moving companies in the area. I found that Marathon Movers was available and provided a very fair price. Milton (the owner) and Marquis arrived right on schedule and simply took over. They took special care of my belongings and the pickup and delivery was completed quickly and seamlessly. They helped me out by putting together a couple of heavy furniture items, and put everything exactly where I needed it. I couldn't have asked for a more smooth and seamless transition. If you need to move and want great quality at a fair price, call Marathon Movers!!
Lori Murphy
Lori Murphy
14:14 09 May 23
This moving company is amazing! They got the job done! Thank you for making my move as easy as it can be! I will definitely recommend their service for anyone needing it! 🙂
Shalee Kumano
Shalee Kumano
21:52 05 May 23
They were quick, polite, and efficient. They got our loading done in about an hour in the pouring rain. I would 100% recommend this service.
Irene Williams
Irene Williams
01:30 03 May 23
I was looking for a moving company and decided to go with marathon because I noticed some red flags with the other companies I searched. I called and didn’t get an answer at first but Milton called right back as soon as I left a voicemail which was great. The movers came at the time that was scheduled. The whole experience was stress free. Von, Marquese, and Onaje did a great job moving my items. I will definitely use marathon moving services again!
Lateicia Mcdonald
Lateicia Mcdonald
12:42 22 Apr 23
Milton and his team were so awesome! They were much better priced than alot of places I called, and were on time and timely when moving us to keep us in our quoted window! Everyone was friendly and helpful, the best part is they take your stuff apart and put it together for no added fee! Definitely will be using them again in the future!
Brittany Torchia
Brittany Torchia
12:01 15 Apr 23
These guys are moving experts! I couldn’t believe they fit everything from my home in 1 trip. They worked as a team and extremely effectively.
MW2Capital
MW2Capital
21:21 14 Apr 23
Best moving company I've ever used! I'd give them 6**if it was possible ☺️☺️
Lovell Vick
Lovell Vick
18:21 07 Apr 23