A smooth moving day calls for right professional, planning

By Julie Brown • O&E STAFF WRITER • November 4, 2010

Gary Bulson, co-owner of Men on the Move in Westland, has some advice for those making a home move.

“The best thing people can do is talk to their family and friends when they choose a mover,” said Canton resident Bulson. “I’d be leery of Craigslist.”

That advice is good for any service, he said. “Then go to your local chamber of commerce after that.”

He’s been in business since 1991 and co-owns Men on the Move with Gary Wrigley, who also owns Nankin/ACE Hardware and Hobby in Westland. Bulson urges those moving to be sure a mover is licensed by the state.

You can check with the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan, he said, noting he’s not a BBB member.

“I have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.”

Bulson and Wrigley get some 75 percent of their business through referrals. “A lot of people have family and friends who have moved,” he said of asking around. “You can narrow it down to who to use.”