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A1 Transfer Moving & Storage

Diamond Certified Company Report

A1 Transfer Moving & Storage

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i
Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 165 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Winnie P.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

1 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They still have a lot of my things in storage. I've recommended them to friends. They are amazing people. They let me come in and go through my storage, pull stuff out, and they don't charge me for it. They're the best.

I just like their accessibility, their honesty, and the fact that they have great people working there.

David M.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

2 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I love those guys. They're professional and really careful. They did difficult tasks for me, but remained jovial about it. They're really easygoing.

They're reliable. They got here when they said they would and just got the job done.

Dominic D.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

3 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a great job. They'd be the first company I'd call if I ever moved again.

They didn't break anything, and they seemed professional.

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Diamond certified company PROFILE

A1 Transfer Moving & Storage has been providing residential and commercial moving services for clients throughout the Greater Bay Area since 1935. The company handles every aspect of the moving process, from offering detailed cost estimates to packing, transporting and unpacking customers’ possessions. It uses specialized packing materials, equipment and training to carefully move fragile objects such as antiques, pianos, and large, delicate furniture.

Owner Peter Breslin has more than 25 years of experience in the moving industry. He says he takes pride in offering both service and pricing designed to make his customers’ moving experiences positive and worry-free. “We’re a small business, so our clients have the advantage of dealing directly with me, which can be very beneficial during the rapid pace of a move.”

A1 Transfer Moving & Storage provides customized, detailed plans that save customers money by minimizing the amount of hours spent on their moves, says Mr. Breslin. “It also protects against last minute surprises, because everything is laid out before work begins.” In addition to moving services, the company offers a variety of storage options at its San Francisco warehouse facility. To learn more or request a free estimate, Mr. Breslin invites potential customers to visit www.a1transfer.com.

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Locations

The Greater Bay Area

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SERVICES PERFORMED

Office Moving
Packing & Unpacking
Residential Moving
Storage

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON A1 Transfer Moving & Storage

A1 Transfer Moving & Storage’s employees are dedicated to providing clients with worry-free moving experiences.

Company Profile

A1 Transfer Moving & Storage has been providing residential and commercial moving services for clients throughout the Greater Bay Area since 1935. The company handles every aspect of the moving process, from offering detailed cost estimates to packing, transporting and unpacking customers’ possessions. It uses specialized packing materials, equipment and training to carefully move fragile objects such as antiques, pianos, and large, delicate furniture.

Owner Peter Breslin has more than 25 years of experience in the moving industry. He says he takes pride in offering both service and pricing designed to make his customers’ moving experiences positive and worry-free. “We’re a small business, so our clients have the advantage of dealing directly with me, which can be very beneficial during the rapid pace of a move.”

A1 Transfer Moving & Storage provides customized, detailed plans that save customers money by minimizing the amount of hours spent on their moves, says Mr. Breslin. “It also protects against last minute surprises, because everything is laid out before work begins.” In addition to moving services, the company offers a variety of storage options at its San Francisco warehouse facility. To learn more or request a free estimate, Mr. Breslin invites potential customers to visit www.a1transfer.com.

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Company Philosophy

“We attribute the quality of our service to the quality of the people we hire. All our employees are service-minded individuals who take pride in making customers happy. This industry isn’t just about moving people’s belongings, it’s about moving people, and we always keep that in mind with every job.”

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  • Peter Breslin is owner of A1 Transfer Moving & Storage, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (415) 742-1907 or by email.

Peter Breslin: A Unique Opportunity

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Not long after moving to San Francisco from his home country of Ireland, Peter Breslin was given a unique opportunity to become a business owner. “I came to the United States when I was 25 and immediately started working in the moving industry,” he recounts. “During the next couple of years, I became friends with the owner of the company I worked for. He wanted to get out of the business, so he gave me the opportunity to buy it from him. I’ve been running things ever since—well over 30 years.”

Today, as owner of A1 Transfer Moving & Storage, Peter says his favorite part of his job is taking care of customers. “I enjoy meeting new customers, learning how we can help them and providing them with value. It feels very satisfying to earn their trust and put them at ease about their moves.”

A resident of Burlingame (where he lives with his wife, Elli), Peter spends his time outside of work on a variety of pastimes. “I enjoy playing golf, reading and watching Premier League soccer,” he details. “I also love music and enjoy attending opera and symphony performances in San Francisco.” Additionally, Peter likes taking trips to different countries and getting immersed in their unique cultures and histories.

In his life and career, Peter espouses the value of staying true to yourself. “When I first came to the U.S., I thought there was an ‘American way’ to do business—basically, to get out there, fight for it and not take any nonsense. After a couple of years, I realized this approach was completely alien to the way I wanted to live my life and that I’d do better by staying true to myself and my values. Honesty, fairness, trust—all of these things are so important when you’re running a business and dealing with customers. It’s not about the money; it’s about taking care of people and giving them quality experiences.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Peter says he’d take a break. “I work six, sometimes seven days a week, and that kind of puts you in a mode where you’re constantly on. While I take a lot of pride in my work and responsibility, there are times when I’d like to have a break. So, if I were to retire tomorrow, I’d probably go play some golf with my buddies and then make plans to do some traveling.”

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Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?

A: An early bird.

Q: What’s your favorite Premier League soccer team?

A: Manchester United.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: Japan, China, India, Russia—it’s hard to pick one.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

A: I like to go for a walk in the rain and enjoy nature.

Q: What’s your favorite book?

A: “Against All Hope” by Armando Valladares. The author writes about his experience as a political prisoner in one of Castro’s gulags, and it’s pretty amazing to read about what he endured and how he survived.

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  • 3 Tips for Planning a Move

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to moving, a little proactive planning can go a long way toward avoiding unforeseen problems. Here are three tips for planning your move:

    1. Set aside sensitive items. Before you start packing, gather sensitive items such as valuables and important documents and place them together in a well-marked container. By setting these items aside and keeping them with you, you’ll know exactly where they are after the move is over.

    2. Map out your floorplan. In many cases, homeowners are so preoccupied with moving out that they don’t think much about moving in. Because of this, it’s easy for things to get messy at the tail end of the move. For example, furniture can end up in the wrong rooms, which results in extra work later. To avoid this, map out a floorplan in advance and give it to your moving crew leader so they can make sure furniture pieces end up in the right rooms.

    3. Reserve parking if needed. If your move is going to take place within a high-traffic area like San Francisco, you’ll likely need to reserve one or more parking spaces for the moving truck(s). Residents in the San Francisco area can do this by dialing 311—you’ll eventually get a live person from whom you can purchase a parking reservation. You’ll receive official “No Parking” signs in the mail. Just be sure to call at least one week in advance, as it takes time to process the order and send the signs.

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  • Video: Planning for a Move

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    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Host: Sarah Rutan: When it comes to moving, a little proactive planning can go a long way toward avoiding unforeseen problems. Today we’re in South San Francisco with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Peter Breslin of A1 Transfer Moving & Storage to learn more.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Peter Breslin: So, when planning for your move, put aside all important documents. Put them in a safe place and not just documents. Think of things that you really need access to you don’t want to look for after the move is finished. Where is this box? Where is this item? Put those important things in one location. It might be your – it might be driver’s license, it might be cash, it might be jewelry, it might be passports, it might be deeds to the house. Who knows what – whatever is important to you, write it down, and get all those things put aside before the move starts.

    A lot of people are just overwhelmed with a big experience of the move that, you know, what they should do is plan in advance, like, knowing where they want the furniture to go, where do the boxes go, you know, make a floor plan basically. Have it all, give it to the crew leader, and know in advance where you want all of the furniture and boxes to go. It will save you time and money.

    And parking is very important and – and a lot of people maybe don’t prioritize it as they should, but especially on two lane highways call the city. In San Francisco especially, you dial from a 415 area code, dial 311. You’ll eventually get a live person and order those “no parking” signs. You will need to do it five days in advance – five business days in advance.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 165 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
A1 Transfer Moving & Storage : Average 8.9 out of 10 based on 165 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Winnie P.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

1 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They still have a lot of my things in storage. I've recommended them to friends. They are amazing people. They let me come in and go through my storage, pull stuff out, and they don't charge me for it. They're the best.

I just like their accessibility, their honesty, and the fact that they have great people working there.

David M.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

2 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I love those guys. They're professional and really careful. They did difficult tasks for me, but remained jovial about it. They're really easygoing.

They're reliable. They got here when they said they would and just got the job done.

Dominic D.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

3 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a great job. They'd be the first company I'd call if I ever moved again.

They didn't break anything, and they seemed professional.

Julie D.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

4 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are friendly, helpful, and they go out of their way to make the customer happy. They are easy to communicate with.

Their demeanor

Enrique M.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

5 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I might need them in the future. I will be reaching out to them shortly. I had a very positive experience. I would definitely recommend them to my friends.

They came on time, took care of our belongings, and they delivered everything intact. The price was good.

Arden R.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

6 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very fast.

I really liked their efficiency.

Jackson C.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

7 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are professional.

They were very responsive with all of the details.

Belinda D.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

8 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I feel that Peter is very trustworthy, and I like his choice of employees.

Peter is a stand-up guy, honest person.

Catherine B.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

9 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very thorough, prompt, and efficient.

They were easy to deal with.

Erika B.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

10 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were punctual, and they did the job well.

I liked the friendliness of the workers.

Jim H.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

11 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I thought they were responsive, good at their job, diligent about not damaging anything, and they put all of the furniture back together. They're nice guys, and they are easy to work with.

Even when the job didn't get done in the allotted time, they didn't stop, they just kept going until the job was done.

Kathy F.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

12 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I'd say Peter is the best, and you should go with him.

I really like the personal treatment Peter gives each customer.

Kay C.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

13 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They went the extra mile to help us get a large piece of furniture into a very small room.

They were on time and easy to deal with.

Kenneth H.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

14 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they're excellent. They show up on time, they get the job done, and they're easy to work with.

The fact that they were easy to work with

Marcia E.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

15 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them.

They got everything done by the time they promised me. They're professional, friendly, and accommodating.

Marie K.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

16 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They made the move very easy, and they were quite affordable.

The people who helped me with the move were very nice. Peter was very clear about how the move would proceed, and it all went according to plan.

Marjorie B.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

17 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Nice employees, and they were on time. They were helpful, and the whole thing was good. It was a good experience.

I would say the personal interactions

Nicole K.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

18 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They made everything super easy.

The best thing would probably be how convenient it was to use them.

Rich L.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

19 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were timely, careful, and responsive.

I thought it was cool that they showed up 10 minutes before the scheduled time. They were conscientious, careful, and competent.

Ruth M.

VERIFIED A1 Transfer Moving & Storage CUSTOMER

20 of 165

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would tell a friend that they're good.

They're affordable, timely, and clean.

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