Over the past decade, the moving and storage industry has been plagued by unlicensed, uninsured, dishonest, and illegal moving companies.

When you choose a mover, you are entrusting your personal belongings and property to strangers. Priestley & Sons has been earning and respecting this trust by helping thousands of families for over 90 years.

What you need to know

When choosing a moving company, there are several important questions to ask.

  • How long has the mover been in business? This information can be easily verified by checking with the Secretary of State. Established in 1929, Priestley & Sons is one of the oldest moving companies around.
  • Is the mover licensed, bonded, and insured? You can check the status of the company at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin. (FMCSA) web site. Priestley & Sons is registered under DOT #103323. and Oregon file number 142126
  • Is the mover authorized to do business in your state? Most states require that a company be authorized to move household goods. This usually means the company is well established, and trusted. Priestley & Sons is one of the select companies, authorized to move household goods in Oregon.

For More Information

The following groups, organizations, and agencies provide information specific to illegal moving companies. Priestley & Sons strongly suggests that you review this information prior to entrusting your possessions to a mover.


This resource from the Oregon Department of Transportation lays out some excellent information about moving in Oregon.

Business Name Search

You can search this database to find out if a company is registered to do business in the State of Oregon.

License & Insurance Search

Before you hire a mover, check to make sure they are licensed and have current insurance.


“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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