February Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

Today’s posts come from our testimonials page! Many people write reviews on sites like Yelp or Angie’s List, but we have our own testimonials displayed on our website to show that we have a strong group of raving fans that support us! If you would like to see more testimonials like this, you can visit our testimonials page by clicking here. Without further ado, here are this month’s testimonials!

The Moving Crew Was Professional by Suzanne Grammatikos

Moving crew was professional, worked hard, and very courteous. Did not even flinch when I asked them to carry a very heavy item down to the basement and then changed my mind and asked them to carry it up to the second floor!

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Double Move At Christmas Time Oh What Fun? by Daphne Williams Fox

So we sold our huge home in Rutherford and decided to move into two smaller homes as our son is in college. So we had to divide and or donate a lot of our stuff between our two new smaller homes giving much away to local charities. The packers came and helped us decide what goes where to make the move equal in both homes and both trucks. The moving guys arrived the next day and away we went confident that all would go to the appropriate home and yes indeed all went smoothly. The first delivery the next day was smooth and quick. The second delivery three weeks later after we finalized our sale was quick and fun as the holidays approached we knew that we had finally found our way into our new home in Hoboken. All like clockwork with no hiccups despite the real intensity of a double move at Christmas time. Happy New Year.

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review. You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!

Get in Shape for Women Collects Food for Move For Hunger in New Jersey

Move For Hunger is a nonprofit organization that accepts food donations that go to local food banks, which helps feed starving families all across the country. We do our part in helping Move For Hunger by collecting nonperishable food items from our clients and using our own trucks to deliver the food to these food banks. If you chose to move with us and have food you no longer need anymore, please consider making a donation to Move For Hunger!

We’re not the only people who want to help make a difference in New Jersey though! For instance, a small personal training group called Get in Shape for Women decided to hold a food drive in December and were very successful. We discovered this news on Move For Hunger’s blog, which was originally written by Angelica Fromer. Here’s an excerpt from the post:

Get in Shape For Women of Scotch Plains, NJ felt motivated to do more than just work out!

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Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

With the help of Move For Hunger, the gym hosted a food drive from December 13th to December 23rd. The team at Get In Shape For Women collected 90 pounds of food-that is 75 meals for those facing food insecurity.

Move For Hunger extends a huge congratulations to everyone who was involved in this event. About 12% of the population of Union County is unsure of where their next meal is coming from. On behalf of Move For Hunger, we would like to thank Get in Shape For Women, University Van Lines, and everyone who donated for advocating the fight against this staggering statistic.

Like what you’ve read? You can see the original post by clicking here. If you would like to learn more about Move for Hunger’s work as a nonprofit organization, you can visit their website here. You can also learn more about the Get in Shape for Women program by clicking here.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Retrospective: January Testimonials

From everyone at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), we hope you all had a very happy New Year’s celebration! For us, this has been a time to reflect on all of our accomplishments throughout the year. One of the best ways to see how good of a job we’ve done is to read old testimonials sent last year. That’s why I’ve collected three of our favorite testimonials to share with everyone here on the blog!

The first testimonial comes from Yelp, one of the many online review platforms we are on. In order to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services, we often rely on websites like Yelp to boost awareness about the company. If someone reads a review like the one written by Dale T. below, they are more likely to give us a call after reading about a positive moving experience! The last two testimonials are a little more personal, as they were letters directly sent to our CEO, Cindy Myer. Take a look at the testimonials below:

Dale T.

I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Ridgewood Moving. From the initial estimate to the final move, everyone was spectacularly helpful. The estimate was done quickly and accommodated my work schedule.

Ridgewood moved my family and my parent’s family during a 3-day span and both moves were done very professionally. The crew leader, Chris, and his team were extremely friendly and efficient. Got to know another member of his team, Jimmy, simply such a wonderful personality and enjoyed talking to him.

Both times the move actually came below estimates – which was a wonderful surprise.

I’ve moved several times in the past and have used other moving companies. While I haven’t had any complaints with those companies, Ridgewood Moving is simply one of the best and I highly recommend them.

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Cindy,

I know we have never met but I wanted to thank you for the incredible work your company and staff has done for me and my family.

It was a team of extraordinary gentlemen at every point.

You should be very proud of the company you have built.

Have a great weekend and thank you again.

Monica

 

Dear Cynthia Myer,

On 12/22/14, I used Ridgewood Moving Services to move from 117 Warhol Ave Mahwah, NJ to 71 Colonial Terrace Bridgeton, NJ; which is about 3 hours south of Mahwah. And I am very happy to say that the move went extremely well. I never moved such a distance before and was at a loss as to which moving service to use. Your service was highly recommended by both my realtor (Max Stokes from Marron Gildea, Ho-Ho-Kus) and my lawyer (Carleton Clinch, of Ridgewood).

When I called, I was put in the very capable hands of Christina Lowe and Bob Sansone and they guided me throughout the process. They were very patient and answered all my questions and concerns.

Then came the big day, (12/22/14) and I must admit, I was a bit nervous. But I was greeted (right on time) with Rodney, Isaac, Joe, and Geraldo – and they were fantastic!! They immediately took charge, put me at ease, and handled everything. They were swift, careful, and very prepared to handle every aspect of my move. Plus they were courteous, respectful, polite, and seemed genuinely happy with their work. I was also impressed with how well they worked together as a team. And before I knew it, they had the truck all packed up and ready to head to South Jersey.

When they arrived down to Bridgeton, they unloaded everything as well as they packed it up. And I am happy to report that nothing was broken or even chipped! I can only say that these 4 men (Rodney, Isaac, Joe + Geraldo) are simply “THE BEST”!! They are professional, dedicated, do quality work, and are definitely an asset to your company!

I will definitely recommend your services to others, as well as, call you first, if I ever need your services again. Thank you so much for making my moving experience a pleasant one.

Sincerely,
Christine

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review. You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!

Please Welcome NJWMA’s First Woman President! Cynthia Myer

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(The original post was written in the New Jersey Warehouse & Movers Association’s 40th newsletter. To see the post, click here.)

Cynthia (Cindy) Myer is the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, Mahwah, NJ. Under her leadership, Ridgewood Moving Services has grown from a boutique business founded in 1966 to an award-winning, full-service relocation, inventory management and custom storage firm serving residential, corporate and commercial clients. The firm was named “2013 Mover of the Year” by the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association (NJWMA).

Ms. Myer transitioned from Ridgewood Moving Services “silent” partner to CEO in 2005 upon the sudden death of her husband, who had been running the boutique operation for 18 years. She revitalized the company and set it on a course of sustained growth and profitability by improving and formalizing company policies and procedures, expanding the firm’s service roster, investing in staff development, moving to substantially larger quarters, and launching a new marketing campaign. With Ms. Myer at the helm, Ridgewood Moving Services has become certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). Committed to continually finding new ways to add value for clients, Ms. Myer recently established a strategic alliance between Ridgewood Moving Services and Wheaton Worldwide/Bekins Van line, one of the country’s leading van lines.

An active participant in business and industry groups, Ms. Myer is on the boards of the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association (NJWMA) and the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), serves as the Senior Move Specialist for The Alliance for Senior Services (TASS), and participates in many area Chambers of Commerce and other organizations, including the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), among others.

Widely respected for her business acumen, Ms. Myer was named among the 2014 NJ Biz Best Fifty Women in Business and the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and was honored as the 2014 Mahwah Regional Chamber Citizen of the Year. She is a sought-after speaker and has been featured in numerous periodicals, including The Record and More magazine, and on cable television programs.

A committed philanthropist dedicated to community service, Ms. Myer serves on the Board of the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters); sponsors the annual toy Drive at the Paterson Boys and Girls Club; actively participates in Move for Hunger, a nonprofit that works with the moving industry to pick up unwanted, unopened food from people who are moving and deliver it to local food banks; and donates the services of her firm’s trucks and materials to numerous shelters, hospitals, and charitable organizations throughout Bergen County.

Raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Ms. Myer graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a degree in Business. Cindy’s pride and joy are her two daughters, Melissa and Samantha.

Meet Princesses at the Breakfast with the Princesses Event

Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) has been one of the earliest supporters the nonprofit organization called the Center of Hope and Safety (previously Shelter Our Sisters). That’s because we truly believe in its cause to fight domestic violence by rehabilitating victims that need help. This is a truly inspiring endeavor that we are proud to support.

Usually, we post about events that adults can participate in to help the Center for Hope and Safety, but we have something different this week! Next month, any young girl may attend the Breakfast with the Princesses event sponsored by the agency and meet real princesses in person! It’s the perfect way to make a kid’s dream come true. A fee is required to enter, but all proceeds go to the Center for Hope and Safety, ensuring the growth of the agency and helping its mission to end domestic violence. Here’s an excerpt about the event taken from the Center for Hope and Safety’s website:

Attend this magical event, Breakfast with the Princesses, hosted by the Book and Needle Women’s Club of Oradell. The event includes games, princess manicures, sing-a-long, and photo opt with the princesses. Have your child join in on the fun by dressing as their favorite princess!

Center for Hope and Safety

Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
River Dell Middle School
230 Woodland Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
Adults: $8
Children: $10, Under Age 2: Free

Payment is due by Saturday, January 23, 2015
Make checks payable to “Book & Needle Women’s Club of Oradell” and mail to:
Book & Needle Women’s Club of Oradell
PO Box 102
Oradell, NJ 07649

If you would like to learn more about Breakfast with the Princesses, please read the event’s flyer by clicking here. Or, if you would like to learn more about The Center for Hope and Safety, you can visit its website here or see our information page about the agency by clicking here.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

2015 Holiday Photo Slideshow Retrospective

Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) throws a holiday party annually to celebrate its success throughout the year. Last year, we threw together a photo slideshow that took us through every important moment that happened in 2014. It was a great way to see how far we’ve come as a team, so we’ve decided to make another one for this year as well!

This year’s slideshow captures so many great moments from the year 2015. We can see photos from our work at events like the Paterson Toy Sale and great nonprofit organizations like the Center for Food Action. You can also get a glimpse of our workers on the job and see what it’s like for them to be a mover! If you want to see the slideshow for yourself, check out the link below:

 

Click here to watch the presentation!

 

Holiday 2015

 

It’s been a great year for Ridgewood Moving Services and we have all of our raving fans who supported us throughout the year to thank! Thank you so much for believing in our moving company and keeping us in business for 50 years. Here’s to many more years of success!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Photos: Paterson Toy Drive 2015

Every year, Ridgewood Moving Services helps support the Paterson Toy Drive. The event, which runs completely on the toy donations sent by many amazing people, helps give kids in New Jersey something to look forward to. The selection of toys is always massive and the kids that attend can pick whatever they want to take home! It’s an incredible life-changing event that makes these kids happy, which is why many of them return each year for more toys!

Recently, we had the 2015 Paterson Toy Drive come to an end. Not only was it a resounding success, the fact that the event has officially ran for over 30 years at this point is a testament to the love and care put into it every year. We help collect donations and bring them to the event with our trucks, but we’re just a small piece of the puzzle. There are so many people, including those who donated, that work hard to give this toy drive the magic it deserves. Shout out to everyone who helped make this happen!

Missed the event? We have some photos from the event that are worth taking a look at! This will give you an idea of what the event looks like for the kids that attend. If you find yourself interested, then you’re welcome to help us out next year!

Look at all the toys we collected! Our Ridgewood Movers are using our own trucks to transport the toys to the event.

Look at all the toys we collected! Our Ridgewood Movers are using our own trucks to transport the toys to the event.

Ryan is happy to be here!

Our mover Ryan is happy to be here!

There are a lot of toys that were donated. Thank you to everyone that generously donated them!

There are a lot of toys that were donated. Thank you to everyone that generously donated them!

CEO Cindy Myer and Alexandra Cabrera at the toy drive with the kids attending!

CEO Cindy Myer attended the event, along with Alexandra Cabrera and her kids!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Gift Wrap Your Presents at the Center for Hope and Safety’s Fundraiser

We’re getting closer to the holidays! At this point, you probably have all the presents you want to give away sitting at your home. But if you haven’t started wrapping them yet, then you’ll need to act quick!

Thankfully, The Center for Hope and Safety has you covered. This agency, which is a nonprofit organization set on ending domestic violence, throws a gift wrapping fundraiser every year to help raise money and spread awareness about its cause. If you’re planning on attending, please attend any of the following locations from now until December 21:

Barnes & Noble stores: Hackensack and Paramus location
Chef Central: Paramus location
Paramus Park Mall: Macy’s Wing (Tommy’s Coal Fire Pizza entrance)

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Even if you already have all your presents wrapped, there are still ways that you can support the Center for Hope and Safety! If you want to help out, you can sign up through VolunteerSpot and donate your time to a valuable cause! You can access the website by clicking here. Once you reach the website, follow these steps from the Center for Hope and Safety’s website:

1) Review the signups listed and choose the one(s) you like after viewing in the calendar mode.

2) Sign up! It’s EASY – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

If you would like to learn more about the event, please visit the Center for Hope and Safety’s website by clicking here. Or, if you would like to learn more about the organization itself, you can find our information page about the agency by clicking here.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Students Run Successful Food Drive for Move For Hunger

Ah, the holidays! It’s the best time to get into the giving spirit. Of course, today’s youth is a big reminder of that fact. For instance, at the recent food drive that happened at All Saints Regional Catholic School, the students helped gather food donations for Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger, a nonprofit organization that we have worked with for years, takes food donations and brings them to local food banks that need it the most.

The story about these kids is absolutely amazing, which you can read for yourself below. If you would like to see the full post, written by Move For Hunger blogger Mark Schanen, then you can visit its website by clicking here.

All Saints Regional Catholic School held another successful food drive this holiday season. The Students and faculty raised over 780 pounds of food this year!

Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

The food they raised is enough for 650 meals! In Ocean County over 63,000 people, including 27,000 children are food insecure. With the holiday season around the corner, there isn’t a better time to get out and help your neighbors.

If you want to learn more about the nonprofit organization itself, you can visit their homepage here. You can help join the fight against world hunger by moving with us and making a donation or by keeping a lookout for food drive posts on our blog in the future!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

December Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

We have three awesome posts to share today. The first is from Michelle, who wrote a glowing review on our Facebook page. Her, along with over ten other people, have given us all perfect scores on the site! The next review, submitted by Joanna, comes from Yelp. Even though Yelp deems it as “not recommended”, the site hasn’t been great at recognizing verified customers like Joanna who really love our services. As a result, this testimonial needs some attention! Finally, Carol B. wrote us a great review on our own website, which can be found on our testimonials page. Take a look at what these three clients have to say about us:

Michelle D.

Have used them FOUR times now! The best most professional, accommodating and courteous crews ALWAYS! Thank you to Cindy and her entire staff for yet again ANOTHER seamless move. Have and will continue to recommend!!!

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Joanna V.

Ryan and Russell were fantastic – the move went quickly with no damages and I was very impressed that they were able to handle the Ikea Dresser From Hell.

They wrapped all the mirrors/etc up and shrink-wrapped the dresser – I didn’t have to take my clothes out of the dresser!

They were great to work with, very friendly and professional – it was all done before I knew it!

I’ve used this company twice now and I’ve been very happy both times.

Carol B. – A hard job made easy.

From start to finish, we had an excellent experience with Ridgewood Moving Services. The 5-man crew who actually moved us worked diligently and timely to get this move done. Rodney, Geraldo, Danny, Joseph, and Isaac were a great team. They arrived right on time both days, and proceeded to carefully pack and load everything in the truck from the house and then unpack and unload it all into the condo. Furniture was placed where I wanted it, and boxes were put in the rooms where I directed them to go. I was totally impressed by the entire move… they did a great job! The salesman and staff were all so easy to work with. I highly recommend Ridgewood Moving Services!

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review. You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!