2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Blake & Sons Moving & Storage, Inc.

5th year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

Our greatest distinguishing factor is the amount of referral business that we do. Presently, over 80 percent of our business is based on referrals. This is a direct reflection of customer satisfaction, which we consider to be our top priority.

Thomas Shioutakon | Owner

Areas Served:

Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George's

  • Services Offered
    Blake & Sons Moving & Storage, Inc., is a family-owned-and-operated, local and regional moving company. The company also offers a wide range of services, including custom crating, packing and unpacking, and storage and warehouse service for commercial and residential customers.
  • Organizations
    Blake & Sons is a member of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) and the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA).
  • Company History
    Barry Blake founded Blake & Sons in 1991 and presided over the company until he retired in 1995 and passed the business to Thomas Shioutakon. Thomas has owned and operated Blake & Sons ever since. He manages and oversees all aspects of the company with his sisters, Shannon and Sharon.
  • Employee Information
    According to the company, the average length of employment of Blake & Sons' staff is more than ten years.
  • Licenses
    USDOT #1031132, MC #464281

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 593 homeowner reviews:


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They were reliable, they showed up on time, the movers were all pleasant, and they stuck to their estimate. I used them, I think, three times. They moved my entire apartment. They did a few moves within the same area, and then the move I'm currently in the middle of is from one city to another. A friend recommended them. I would give them an A. I've been extremely happy with them.
We just needed someone to quickly move a grand piano from our pickup truck to our house, and they did it quickly. I literally chose them because they could do it the fastest. It was an extremely simple move. We had a really good deal on a grand piano, but the caveat was that we had to pick it up on Mother's Day, and every moving company on the planet was closed. So, we begged, borrowed, and got people on the owner's side to help us move the piano into our pickup truck. We got it home, but we had no way to actually get it out of our truck and into our house. Even though it was a good deal, a grand piano is a really expensive thing, so I was so nervous about having it sit overnight in the pickup truck. So as soon as they opened, I called them and asked them if they could come over and do that, and they did it really quickly, so how can I complain? I would give them an A.
They did an awesome job, actually.
We had a great experience, and they were wonderful.
We would use their services again. The moving crew who did both the packing and the moving were excellent. They took great care, they were very efficient, and we were very pleased with them. My partner used them 15 years ago to move into the condominium she bought, so we used them again 15 years later. We would be happy to give them an A.
My mother had a great experience with them. I wasn't there, but she said that they were great. She's an old lady, and I think they took good care of her—very respectful. I would give them an A+.
They moved us a little less than a year ago. They did a great job. They got back to me very promptly with a quote. We had a few complicated issues moving into a condo with a piano. They planned ahead of time for that, and the day of the move, everything went very smoothly. We moved from a house to a condo, so they moved the entire house for us. I'd give them an A.
It's been a long time since I used them. We just had some items to move. I would recommend them. I guess I would give them an A.
They did a very fine job. I would recommend them anytime.
They were great.

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