Say Hello to San Diego’s 23rd Fastest Growing Company!

It’s official, made the Inc. 500 | 5000 list! We were hoping to make it into the elite 500, but we’re definitely proud to be the 974th fastest growing company in the USA and ecstatic to report the 442% growth we’ve been blessed to achieve over the three year period from 2009-2012. Next year, Inc. 500, we’re coming for a coveted top 500 spot.

On top of that, we’re elated to announce that we’ve been ranked the 29th fastest growing transportation and logistics company. It’s hard to categorize our business in the moving industry – explaining our business as a “moving labor marketplace” gets a lot a blank stares in response. So, even though we’re not actually a moving company (we’re not even a moving broker), we still associate most closely with the “transportation and logistics” sector.

As proud San Diegans, our favorite honor to report is that we’ve been named the 23rd fastest growing company in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Inc 500 San Diego's 23rd Fastest Growing Company

We’re thankful to a lot of people for helping us grow this fast: God; our co-founders Mike & Pete; the incredible HireAHelper team of customer service reps, developers, and directors; and a HUGE thanks to our loyal customers and the hardworking service providers that choose to list their service with us.

Here’s to another year of growth and progress towards a better way to move.

– Daniel Horning


Real People: PODS vs. U-Pack ReloCubes

This post is part of our “Real People” series. Each post is written by a real person, not employed at HireAHelper, that actually used the service listed. These posts offer the inside scoop on the pros and cons of using moving equipment and services from companies like PODS, 1-800-Packrat, Penske Truck Rental, Budget Moving Trucks, U-Pack ReloCubes, and Uhaul. Today’s post is from Shiromi A. of Seattle, WA.

My husband was retired military so we moved seven times in four years and I can tell you it never gets easier. You’d think we would have the moving thing down by now, but I find each move has its own set of unique challenges to overcome. When we decided to move from Portland, OR up to Seattle, WA to live near the water, we knew this would take some planning. We called around a few interstate moving companies but it was pricey. We didn’t want to rent a truck because you pay by the day and that time crunch can be stressful. My husband and I quickly came to the conclusion that either PODS or U-Pack ReloCubes would be our best bet. Continue reading

4 Simple Tips for Unpacking After Your Move

You made it. Everything was packed, loaded, unloaded, and the movers sent on their way. The hard part is over. Or is it? You’re in your new space, surrounded by boxes, and the sight can be overwhelming. Below are a few tips to make this next step in the moving process go smoother.

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Plan Your Entire Move Online With These Tools

I put in a lot of hours over the last few weeks, shoulder to shoulder with HireAHelper CEO Mike Glanz and teammates Ryan and Victoria, piecing together a list of all the free web tools available that make planning a move online easier than ever. Everything from change of address help and mail forwarding to self-storage and truck rental reservations can be handled online, believe it or not. Well, the day has come! The list is complete and we were honored to see it published on Monday to the Huffington Post! If you or your friends are moving soon we hope it helps you find everything you need. Leave a comment or tweet at us if something you needed isn’t covered on that list – we probably know where to find it.

As always, you can find me on Google + as Daniel Horning.

Happy National Moving Day!

National Moving Day

That’s right, it’s official! Our friends at self-storage marketplace have declared that today is National Moving Day (the Tuesday after Memorial Day). It’s the busiest day of the year for self-storage facilities (the last Saturday in June is the busiest day of the year for movers according to our handy moving infographic).

Their research shows that moving is becoming a pretty popular activity (1 in 6 US adults moved in the last year) and as such, they wanted to kick off the busy summer moving season by sharing the results of their massive study on moving America as well as some tips from key moving industry players. Our very own CEO, Mike Glanz, was even mentioned!

Are you moving? Where to? What caused the move? A new job? School? Family? Leave a comment.

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