Experienced and Professional Chicago Movers – Local Moving and Long Distance Moving

Who Said Moving Isn’t Easy?

Moving to a new home is an exciting time; full of possibilities, promise… and also stress.

That’s why our main objective here at Golan’s Moving and Storage is to make moving enjoyable again. We are Chicago movers who offer convenient and reliable service to our customers all throughout the Chicagoland area, as they prepare to move on to a new chapter in their lives.

Customer satisfaction is our goal in everything, from the initial quote to the moment our trucks drive away. We offer affordable services and honest pricing, whether you’re moving a home or a business.

Just getting started? We offer all the packing supplies you need from boxes to bubblewrap, helping to ensure that each and every item arrives safely.

Need storage space? We have that covered too. Our clean, temperature controlled and secure storage facility in Skokie will keep your items safe until you’re ready to pick them up, or have them delivered.

Golan’s is your all-in-one moving and storage solution. We’ve given peace of mind to businesses and families for over 25 years, and we want to do the same for you. Whether you are moving across town, out of state, or cross country, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you get there.

Contact us today, and let us know how we can help make your move easier.

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Why Choose Us When You’re Moving?


You’re Busy Enough

If you are moving in the next few months, your schedule is already crowded. Let us lighten your workload by handling the packing, loading, transporting and unloading your belongings in your new home or business.


Moving is Already Pricey

Closing on a new home or business is a costly process. Once you factor in time off from work, utility startup expenses and travel, you may already have severe sticker shock. Our services are affordable, and our prices are honest.


Your Belongings Matter

We handle your items with care and respect, from the smallest box to a grand piano. We are on time, honest, knowledgeable and experienced, and we have 20 years in the business to prove it.


Outstanding Customer Service

We work tirelessly to ensure that you have a positive experience with our moving and storage services. We put customer needs first, and are always available to answer your questions.

Peace of Mind

One Less Thing to Worry About

When you put everything you own into a truck, it’s vitally important that you trust the people driving it. We will earn your trust, so that you can focus on the other aspects of your move.

Our Moving Services

Local Move

Local Move

Moving a short distance doesn’t mean that we will pay any less attention to detail. Local moves are successful when reliable and honest moving companies are used, and that’s exactly what Golan’s Moving and Storage strives to be. We offer accurate estimates, we send experienced and professional movers, and we arrive on time, every time.

Long Distance Moving

Long Distance

We have helped customers move across the country, and even out of it. For our customers moving a long distance, we begin by quoting an accurate and affordable price. We offer professional packing services if needed, and we create a detailed inventory of your items. You will be assisted by professional movers at both your origin and destination.

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The main concern for most businesses when they have to move is business disruption. Time lost is money lost, and nobody understands the importance of getting you up and running again better than we do. We can help you with everything from disassembling furniture to carefully moving delicate computers and electronics.

Golan's Concierge Service


Customers can also take advantage of this specialized service which handles every aspect of the moving process for you. No rushed feeling, no worrying, just professional movers taking care of your belongings. Packing, furniture disassembly/reassembly, unpacking, and even the disposal or recycling of packing materials.


While many homeowners choose to tackle the packing duties themselves, it is actually a highly specialized process which could greatly benefit from some professional know-how. Fragile items fare much better when they are properly packed, but there are even great benefits to properly packing linens. A well-packed move is much more efficient.


Sometimes, you’re not able (or don’t want to) bring everything with you when you move. This can happen when you’re moving to a smaller place, or even when there is a gap between your move out and move in date. We will keep your items safe in our modern, clean and secure storage facility.


Years in Business


Moves Completed


Positive Feedback


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About Us

Golan’s Moving and Storage was founded in 1990. At the time, we had one truck, four movers and a good friend running the office. We understood how stressful moving can be, so we focused on making moving easy for our customers.

But then something amazing happened:

As customers began referring friends and family members to us, our business grew. While we started out as a local moving company, it wasn’t long before we were helping people move out of state, and even internationally. Our customer base grew, and so did we. We added more trucks, a wider range of services, a larger team of highly trained movers, and we increased our office staff.

Repeat customers are our crowning achievement. We always know we’ve done a great job when we help a family or business move a second, third, or fourth time. No space is too big or too small for us to tackle. We’ve moved many customers our of small studio apartments, and we’ve also moved businesses into skyscrapers.

No matter how we’ve grown or changed over the years, one thing remains constant: we are working for our customers. We started this business with a commitment to make moving easier for Chicago area residents, and that remains our main goal to this day.

About Golan's Moving


The four men who did my move were courteous, professional, good humored, and SO strong. They did an outstanding job. This is the second time I’ve used Golan and I wouldn’t hesitate to call upon them for any future moves. I’ve recommended Golan’s to both family and friends.

Jenny D.Skokie, IL

Your guys are great. The foreman I had was actually the foreman I had when I originally moved into my place. The level of service was just as good as the first time.
The team was, in fact, early. They made the whole experience enjoyable.

Alcott C.Chicago, IL

Golan’s always does a fantastic job with my moves. The team is professional and friendly, and makes my move as stress free as possible. I will absolutely use Golan in the future and am constantly recommending them to my friends.

Jillian B.Evanston, IL

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Meet Our Team

Jonathan Frawley

Jonathan Frawley

Sales Manager
Hertzel  Itzhak

Hertzel Itzhak

Operations Manager
Julie Gold

Julie Gold

General Manager
Renata Horakova

Renata Horakova

Long Distance Coordinator
Rosa Flores

Rosa Flores

Accounting Department
Romero Sergio

Romero Sergio

Warehouse Manager
Richard Hain

Richard Hain

Relocation Consultant
Scott Berman

Scott Berman

Long Distance Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

We offer a full range of packing, moving and storage services. This includes: local moves, long distance moves, short-term or long-term storage and full packing services. If you are packing yourself we can provide boxes for you to use. In short, we can perform any type of move that you may need.

What credentials should I look for in a moving company?

Moving companies are regulated by the government. In Illinois, the Illinois Commerce Commission is the body that licenses moving companies. Golan’s license number with the ICC is 93712. We acquired this license in 1990, and have held it since then without interruption.

For inter-state moves, the US Department of Transportation regulates moving companies. Our DOT number is 504435. We have held this inter-state authority since 1990.

As part of these licenses, we are required to carry general liability, auto liability, and workers compensation insurance. Further, all movers must display their license numbers on any advertising. Unfortunately, it is common that rogue movers make claims of legitimacy, when in fact they lack the creditials mentioned here.

When should I call a moving company?

We are able to accomdate any reservation. For local moves it is recommended that you contact us at least a week before your move. For long distance moves, we recommend that you contact us two weeks before the plannned pick-up date. (Reminder: For LD moves, making an early reservation can ensure quicker turnaround of your goods to the destination.)

Do I need an estimate?

Yes. For small moves, you can get an estimate over the phone from one of our relocation consultant. For larger moves, upon request, a Golan’s representative will give you a written “Estimated Cost of Services” after a visual survey of the goods to be moved. There is no charge for the estimate.

What exactly is ‘travel time’?

In local move, travel time is the time it takes us to get to and from the job site(s). It is charged as a flat time based on the location of the job site(s).

When is the best time to move?

There is no “best time” to move because everyone is different in what they need, however, the summer season is always the busiest time of the year. Golan’s charges a small premium for local moves on certain days at the end of every month. You can save money by moving outside of these dates, but whatever works best for you is still the “best time” to move. Please contact a sales representative to learn about peak versus off-peak local rates.

How long does it take to move?

This depends on many factors, including the time of year, weather conditions, size of your shipment, size of the elevator, time required to load and unload, and the direction and distance your shipment is traveling.

How big are your trucks?

Our local moving vans are known as “26 foot box trucks.” Specifially, we operate Mitubushi Fuso trucks that are 36 feet long bumper to bumper. The ‘box’ portion of the truck measures approximately 26′ long by 8′ high and 7′ across. The interior of the the box has custom e-track rails used for proper cargo bracking and tie down. Most of our vehicles are equipped with a lift gate. In addtion, we equip each truck with moving blankets, dollies, masonite boards, and other equipment necessary to make each move efficient and effective.

How and when will I pay?

We accept all forms of payment except personal checks. This includes, but is not limited too, certified money orders, cash, and all major credit cards. For local moves we must take payment at the end of the move. For long distance moves we take half upon pickup and the other half at the destination prior to unloading.

Can I pack clothes in my dresser drawers?

In general, we recommend that you empty items from all bureaus, desks, dressers, chests, armoires, etc. Lightweight clothing-sweaters, shirts, blouses, lingerie-may be left in light dressers. Do not fill drawers with heavy items, which can damage the piece of furniture during transit.

Am I protected against loss or damage?

Yes. There is a basic valuation that is included with all moves, as well as a few options for increasing this. Please click here for more information on local valuation, or click here for long distance valuation.

How should I pack my belongings if I am doing it myself?

If you choose to do some or all of your own packing in preparation for your relocation, it’s especially important that you be familiar with the techniques that will best protect your possessions. Boxes should be packed tightly with padding after items are inside to prevent shifting during transportation. You can use anything like newspaper, blankets or linens to pack these boxes tight. We’ve prepared Packing Guide Page to share with you those methods which our professional packers use every day.

There is no loading area at my building. Is this going to be a problem?

We can park on the street based on availability. We do have the option of getting you a parking permit through the city of Chicago for a small fee. This allows us to have a parking spot sectioned off for us on the day of your move.

Is my building going to want to know anything about my move?

Most buildings with elevators are going to require that you get authorization for a specific time that you can use them for your move. You should look into this immediately to make sure you can get the time you want. Additionally, most buildings managers are going to want to see a “Certificate of Liability”. At your request we can have this sent to them.

Unfortunately one of my items was damaged or lost, what should I do?

We are sorry that there was a problem with your move. Unfortunately it can happen in a service industry. Give us a call and we will inform you as to what you should do.

Contact Us

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  • Address

    3600 Jarvis Avenue Skokie,Illinois 60076

  • Opening Hours

    • Mon 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Tue 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Wed 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Thu 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Sun Closed