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A-1 Piano Movers

  • Specialties

    Some furniture moving companies say they move pianos. So why do they call A-1 & J & J when they are unable to do the job? Because we've been getting the job done for over fifty years now. We take great pride in a job well done. Let our professional crew take the stress off of you. We know that many of our customers pianos are passed down as family heirlooms and we take every precaution in protecting your home and your piano. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured to move your piano. Our license number is WUTC HG016503 and our DOT number is 1975408. We also offer temperature controlled storage if needed, and have our own tuner on staff should you need your piano tuned after it is moved. We are a local family owned business with the original owners and have been serving the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood, greater Seattle, and Puget Sound region since 1958. Give us a call today for a free estimate or to talk to us about your piano moving needs.

  • History

    Established in 1958 The piano moving company was started by Jim and his partner in 1958. They originally had a small office on 65th and Phinney Ave. They had an old beat up truck that they hauled pianos in and virtually no equipment. Back then they just used moving straps and an old wood dolly to move with. Jim met Marjorie, got married, and they started A-1 Piano Sales & Rentals in 1968 with five old uprights that they refinished in their garage. They first rented and then purchased the building they are in now in 1972. There are many stories of Jim moving pianos by himself. Hauling 9' concert grand pianos out of the opera pit by himself. Our company logo of a guy with a piano on his back is a caricature of Jim with an old upright on his back. Which he used to do...We have pictures of him delivering a grand onto a skyscraper downtown using a helicopter to get the piano up there. He would do whatever it took to get the pianos delivered. We still do whatever it takes to get the job done.....

  • Meet the Manager: Bret M.

    I came into the business as a progression..I was put into foster care as a young teenager and was taken in by a couple that happened to own a piano store and piano moving company. I started helping with the bookkeeping while in High school and even went out on the moving truck a couple of times. After many different occupations in sales, retailing and construction, I found myself needing a job and the owner came to me and asked me to help with the store and moving company. That was 1987 and I have been with the company off and on ever since. The piano business is a great business and I really love the interactions with our customers. Pianos are unique in this world, they are kind of like children in that each one is different. When people tell me that their piano has been in their family for generations and what that means to them, it makes you keenly aware of what you are taking care of. We take great pride in the level of care we give to our customer's pianos. Read our reviews user photo
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