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Question DetailsAsked on 3/18/2017

How is Corrigan Moving rated for interstate moves?

We are moving from Romulus, Michigan to Vail, Arizona.

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Here is their profile page link - ratings and reviews are available to any class of membership (paid or free) - has a lot of reviews on it.

https://www.angieslist.com/companylis...

They appear (from the logo displayed on their website - to be a United Van Lines franchisee - so represent one of the major moving companies, which is important bacause at the receiving end, because Corrigan is only a MIchigan area company, they will have no local representative to deal with on any receiving end problems, breakage, etc.


My recommendation - many moving companies do moving contracts both directly with their company, or as a representative of the nationwide van line. I would mandate that the contract be with United Van Lines on a United Van Lines contract and inventory (with Corrigan as the writing agent) so you have recourse to United and so a United affiliated company will be doing the unloading/unpacking. Otherwise if the contract is with Corrigan directly (or any other local moving company for that matter) they may contract with an independent driver to haul the goods, a totally unrelated company to receive and unload/unpack the goods - so each party is in a position to say that any loss or damge is the fault of another of the parties and not their responsibility of make right, and their sharte of the job may be totally uninsured.


Also - check out responses in the Home > Moving link under Browse Projects about specific moving company recommnedations by contributors and about insurance - because the standard insurance coverage on interstate moves is only $0.60/lb - typically 1/10 to 1/30th the average value of household good shipments, and homeowner's insurance generally does not cover goods in transit or in storage (or maybe in storage but only for up to 30 days) - so you need supplemental insurance. More details in those linked questions, including about "per pound" coverage and "total shipment" coverage - the first (the default usually) covers only so many $/lb per item damaged or lost - so valuable items will not be fully covered. The latter is based on the total shipping weight at so much per pound, but covers all items and any and all damage in the shipment up to that total as a lump sum - not broken out by the weight of each individual item lost or damaged. So - say you have a 100# hardwood dining table that the legs get broken off of at part of a 10,000# shipment at say $5/lb - in the first case damage/loss would be covered at $5/lb to a maximum of $500 for that table, even if it is worth $5000. In the second case, you would have $50,000 coverage on the entire shipment without per-piece allocation - so the table at $5000, and all other damaged/lost items in the shipment up to that total would be covered to the $50,000 limit.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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Hi there,


Thanks for reaching out to us at Angie's List.


All of their locations in the area have an overall grade of A from their reviews by members. I have also sent you their profiles in the separate emil so that you can review them yourself and see what the members had to to say!


If you need further assistance please let us know at memberservices@angislist.com.


Thanks!


Brendon M.

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Answered 1 year ago by Member Services




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