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What You Need to Know About Professional Movers in Gresham


Since 1929, Priestley & Sons has been a staple in Gresham, OR and surrounding communities. Our professional movers in Gresham are top-notch and we only hire the most qualified individuals to join our team. Thanks to our due diligence and commitment to serving the community, we know what it takes to find and hire the right professional movers in Gresham and elsewhere in the metro area.

Given the unique challenges of the Pacific Northwest, such as heavy wind and rain, it is imperative that families pick the right moving service. Whether you are coming or going, professional movers have several challenges they need to be aware of and work around. Our team has plenty of solutions and experience when it comes to even the most daunting moves. Read on to learn more about the challenges professional movers in Gresham and elsewhere in Oregon face.

If you are ready to schedule with our professional movers in Gresham, call now: (503) 661-7920

Professional movers in Gresham from Priestley & Sons

Challenges for Professional Movers in Gresham

Below are the top 5 challenges that professional movers in Gresham typically encounter. Our team is well-acquainted with these potential problems and we work diligently to ensure every move is performed safely.

1 – Narrow Streets

Anyone who has ever visited Gresham knows that there are certain streets or neighborhoods that lack sidewalks or have narrow streets. This lack of space can pose a challenge when large moving trucks are involved. It takes a great deal of strategy, attention-to-detail, and planning to make sure no trees, cars, or other objects are hit during the moving process.
At Priestley & Sons, we strategically and safely navigate narrow streets, ensuring clients and neighbors alike stay safe. Our professional movers in Gresham are local and familiar with various neighborhoods. Before we arrive to help with your move, we will already have a strategy in place if your street is narrow or has limited space.

2 – Older Homes

Older homes inevitably have character — which is great for everyday living, but possibly challenging for a big move. For example, older homes are more likely to have narrow staircases, low ceilings, and tight hallways.

Our professional movers in Gresham use a variety of techniques to safely move your items without scuffing walls, floors, or damaging other belongings. Inexperienced movers are more likely to succumb to the challenges of older homes, rather than overcoming them safely and effectively. With our professional movers in Gresham, you can always count on exceptional attention-to-detail, as well as sensitivity and care for both your items and home.

Boxes stacked up for a move

3 – Rain — LOTS of Rain

Portland is known for its rainfall nearly year-round. Our professional movers in Gresham are prepared for rain at any time. We take special care to ensure your home remains clean and free of mud and water while we move belongings in or out of your home. Thanks to our experience, we maintain cleanliness without slowing down the moving process. Whether you are coming or going, or professional movers in Gresham make sure your home stays clean, free of debris, and dry.

4 – Traffic

In addition to inclement weather and narrow streets, there are often traffic concerns for some homeowners during their moves. We keep safety as our top priority when dealing with busy streets or rush hour times that may increase traffic in certain areas. With our professional movers in Gresham by your side, you can always count on safe procedures and plenty of solid communication. Every step of the way, we work with you to make sure your move is safe.

5 – Heavy or Awkward Items

This problem is not specific to any location — it is inevitable for virtually every move. Heavy items require training and experience to move safely and awkward items may require strategy or problem-solving skills. This is why hiring professional movers in Gresham through Priestley & Sons is an ideal way to ensure your awkward and/or heavy items are handled with skill and professionalism.

If you need to hire professional movers in Gresham, you know exactly where to find us! We take the challenges described above and turn them into our strengths. No matter how daunting or difficult you think your move may be, we are up for the task! We have the skill and experience needed to make your move to or from Gresham as smooth as possible.

In addition to our expertise with moving, we also offer safe and secure storage services exclusively for our moving clients. Reserving our storage for moving clients only is what makes us stand out from the competition. We know how big of a help a little extra space can be during a move. Ask us about our storage services when you call to schedule your move!

Boxes of items made ready for a move

Professional Movers in Gresham

Priestley & Sons is proud to be one of the top professional movers in Gresham. For nearly 100 years, we have offered superior moving services and storage solutions for those in and around Gresham. We know what it takes to make your move from stressful to stress-free.

Check out any of our Google Reviews and see for yourself what our customers think. Here is what one client had to say about their recent experience with our professional movers in Gresham:

“This is the 3rd time we have used Priestley and Sons! Zack, Brendan, and the crew packed us up in Troutdale, and met us in Bandon, Oregon the next day. Zack and Brendan were excellent! They were on time, friendly, efficient, and took great care with our belongings! Many thanks to Jonathan and Chris as well! I highly recommend this family owned company!”
-Mike K’s 5 Star Google Review

Check out our services in more detail by visiting the following pages:

Long-Distance Moves
Residential & Local Moves
Storage Services

Schedule services with our professional movers in Gresham now: (503) 661-7920

Final boxes moved in after a move


“Teresa, Thank you so very much for sending Robert, Kameron, Andrew and David to my home to move our large items last week. The professionalism shown by your crew was incredible! They made what could have been a very trying day into a pleasure. They were quick, effecient, and very nice to work with. Thanks again!”

-Debra and Jon, SE Portland, OR

“We had Priestly and Sons relocate my Mother into an assisted living apartment. Robert and Cameron arrived on time and checked in with facility staff on how to access the apartment and started the move. They worked quickly and efficiently with no impact to other elderly residents. After my Mothers furniture and belongings were relocated they loaded up the truck with the excess furniture and delivered it to a couple our relatives. It was a long day with a lot of milk run type stops to drop off this and that. The two guys were very courteous and pleasant for the entire day. Most all of our family uses Priestly for their moves and in our extended family there has never been a discouraging word about the Priestly company or employees. Job well done Robert and Cameron.”

-Doug J.

“I am so pleased and impressed with the move efforts & performance by the Priestley team, including the initial contact, the from-to move site visit, and the actual move itself. The movers - Robert, Zach, & Matt Z. were fantastic! They were curious, professional and committed to make the move go without a hitch. Everything was perfect and most importantly, there was no damages of any type. A great experience and I would highly recommend Priestly & Sons for your moving needs.”

-Jim N.

“It has taken me too long to give a review. I'm still up to my neck in boxes. But I really wanted to share how fabulous these guys were to work with. So very professional, and also just all-around nice guys. I really felt that my things were in good and capable hands, and nothing was damaged at all. I really appreciated the way they taped the boxes up with the edges of the tape a little loose. Seems an odd thing that I would mention that, but that little extra courtesy made it so much easier to unpack the boxes later. I would highly recommend Priestly to anyone considering a move. Thanks, guys!”

-Lesley N.

“By far the best moving experience (& I’ve had quite a few moves unfortunately) but the guys were super quick, thorough, stacked the boxes nicely in my storage & provided several walk ways which no other company has ever done. I definitely feel like they went above and beyond. I tried to get them again & they were booked out too far but I don’t blame them for being busy they rocked. The movers weren’t creepy either like two other local companies I’ve went through. They were just ideal & went above & beyond”

-Jessica R.

2255 NW Birdsdale Ave.
Gresham, OR. 97030

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