San Diego Community News Group
Coleman Moving’s services include antique, apartment, art and commercial removals including oversized items, custom packaging, door to door services, furniture delivery and setup, loading and unloading, office moving, packing and unpacking, Collection and delivery, relocation, transfers and short-term relocation.
Slideshow Coleman Moving Systems, family-owned in San Diego County, has moved people, businesses, and their belongings from Point A to Point B for the past 40 years.
Father and son team, Stu and Matt Coleman, based at 3045 Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, admit that the industry has not changed since Stu 1979.
“I came here in 1978 with a degree in psychology and tried everything including real estate,” said Stu, who graduated from college in Rhode Island. “I got married and had a wife and a daughter. In the 1970s all houses bought and sold. So I figured I’d get a rental truck and if I need someone to help, I’ll find someone from the newspaper. “
It turned out that the guy in the newspaper had wanted ads about Stu for a rental truck. So they started working on this truck until Stu broke out alone.
Since then, Coleman Moving has primarily been moving homes and offices across San Diego. The company is licensed, insured and the moving companies are full-time employees with specialist knowledge.
This is really important, noted Matt Coleman.
“If [movers are] nice and kind and polite, things are going a lot better, ”said Matt. “Moving is of course stressful. You hear lots of nasty stories about movers who are rough around the edges or look like they’ve just been released from prison. All of our boys are really nice. We always get positive feedback. They are not easy to come by. “
Coleman Moving’s services include: antique, apartment, art and commercial removals including oversized items, custom packaging, door to door services, furniture delivery and setup, loading and unloading, office moving, packing and unpacking , Collection and delivery, moving, transfers and short-term moves.
Coleman sells packaging and her six trucks arrive loaded with pads, dollies, and free closets.
“It’s $ 105 an hour for two men with a truck,” said Stu of the hourly moving fee, adding, “A lot of people just hire us for the heavy stuff. We’ll move everything or nothing, it’s up to them.”
Stu said they charge a flat fee for large moves with one item, which his son Matt says can be a challenge.
“Pianos go up and down stairs, these are really scary situations,” confided Matt. “You have to be very slow – and careful.”
“The worst jobs can be hoarders with a lot of creature infestations or nasty apartments with dogs and cats where movers have to wear gloves,” said Stu.
“Strong back, weak mind,” joked Stu, Coleman’s business model, adding that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find good movers. “It’s kind of monotonous moving furniture day in and day out,” he said. “Some people take it up. Others, it’s not their style. “
But those who are willing to work hard and move furniture can be profitable, if not fun.
“You get good advice for the job,” said Stu. “Movers do pretty well.”
Coleman Moving Systems
3045 Rosecrans St., Ste. 202