Olsen Brothers Moving is your neighborhood moving company. We’ve been moving Chicagoland families since 1922. As a family owned company, we continue to gain our customers’ trust in local moving and long distance moving. We’re proud of our long heritage and commitment to Chicago and the suburbs.
We offer a full range of moving services including local moving, long distance moving, packing, and storage. Our move consultants will help craft a customized moving plan, so your needs are met, while considering your budget, too. During your move, you’ll have one person dedicated to answering your questions, keeping you informed, and troubleshooting any issues that arise during and after your move. We think it’s important that we treat your move as personally as we would our own.
Olsen Brothers Moving started as an ice, coal, & moving company. Our founder, Leif Olsen, started the business out of the basement of his parents’ house in Chicago. Leif was just 20 years old and wanted to take control of the direction of his life. He worked diversified his services offerings early on, making home deliveries of coal during the cold Chicago winters and delivering ice during the summer, before the days of electric refrigeration. When he didn’t have ice deliveries to make, Leif used his coal truck to help families move. The original truck had hard rubber tires and wooden supports on the sides. A tarp would be draped over the wooden supports to keep the items clean and dry.
Leif’s business quickly became a family affair when his brother Norman Olsen joined as a partner. Shortly after, the business was able to move out of their parents’ basement and into a proper facility. This original location on North Central Avenue in Chicago was home to Olsen Brothers for 50 years. It underwent renovations to expand the functionality of the growing business by increasing office and warehouse space.
Olsen Brothers Moving has been your neighbor for almost 100 years. We specialize in moving families throughout Chicagoland to their new town and new neighborhood. No matter where your next home takes you, we’ll be your trusted hometown partner to get you moved safely and quickly. Our experienced local moving crews can handle all aspect of your move. Or you can take some of it into your own hands and do the packing and prep work yourself. We’re flexible. Our Free Box Program helps make DIY packing even more affordable.
If you’re moving away from Chicagoland, Olsen Brothers is the right moving company for your long distance move. We’re a member of the Mayflower Cooperative, the most trusted moving company for more than 90 years. This nationwide leader in long distance moving brings hometown quality to every town in the nation. We’ll coordinate every detail and be your one-point contact from the first call to the last box.
We’ll take the time to get to know the specifics of your move. Together we’ll design a moving plan that fits your needs and budget, whether you want to be completely hands-free or you want to pack your own belongings. Our Free Box Program makes doing your own packing even more affordable.
There are many reasons to store your extra items with Olsen Brothers. We take protecting your belongings seriously. Your items will be pad wrapped and protected before they leave your home. They will stay padded the whole time they are in our warehouse. Your belongings will be loaded into storage vaults in our secure 40,000 square foot warehouse. This is perfect for long or short-term storage.
Our storage solutions are perfect for when you are in between homes and are in a temporary situation until your new home is ready. Storage is also helpful when trying to sell your home and you need to de-clutter and stage. Or maybe you just need a little extra space. Whatever the reason, our crews will come pick up your items from your home and hold them until you’re ready to see them again.
The monthly cost for storage is often lower than most mini-storage facilities and your items will be picked up and delivered to your home. No need to rent a truck or haul things around yourself.