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About Sterling Interstate

Sterling Interstate is a locally-owned small moving company based in Phoenix, Arizona. We provide packing, loading, transportation and unloading services. With knowledgeable and efficient staff, we can make your move as seamless as possible.

Our goal is to make every move as stress-free and smooth as possible. We stand by the belief that first and foremost, we are in the customer service industry and we demonstrate that ideal throughout every step in the moving process. We provide dedicated movers for every job, local or long distance. By dedicating movers to jobs we ensure accountability with every load as well as avoid potential accidents from occurring when potential miscommunication could occur between loader, driver, and unloader.

At Sterling Interstate we value our customers and also our employees and believe that is exhibited in the quality of service provided by our experienced movers.

We pioneer removing the stress of moving to a positive mindset that this is just a new beginning. We gently say goodbye to the past and hello to the future. How can we best serve your needs?

Our Team

Elliot Helm, Owner & Operator

Elliot started working in the moving industry back in 2012. He worked side-by-side with the moving company owner, who taught him everything he knows about ensuring the safety of each move not only for all the belongings, but also for the people involved in the process. His mentor passed down his attention to detail not only for boxing, wrapping, and padding all the homeowner’s belongings—no matter how big or small—but also for ways to remove the stress of moving from the customers’ shoulders. Through communication and consistent safe practices, smooth moves can be achieved.

After 5 years of learning the moving trade, Elliot went into business for himself, opening the doors of Sterling Interstate in early 2017. Since establishing Sterling Interstate, he has assembled experienced personnel who also care about what they do.

Our Services

Our efficient and professional staff are trained in how to properly pack boxes and load a truck to ensure your furniture is safe for transport. We provide the following services:

  • Packing
  • Loading
  • Transportation
  • Unloading

A binding estimate is given upon completion of a walk through. That means there are no hidden fees or charges and a breakdown of the price can be produced upon request.

Unlike some moving companies, we dedicate the same experienced mover(s) to handle your move from start to finish. What that means: By dedicating a mover to every load we prevent misplaced blame in the event of an accident so we can swiftly make things right with the customer. We understand that we are first and foremost in the customer service industry. We strive to earn your positive reviews and continued business.

Residential Moves in Phoenix

2 Man Crew and a Truck: $80/hour
3 Man Crew and a Truck: $110/hour

Travel Charge: 1 hour at hourly rate

Upright Piano: $100
Baby/Grand Piano: $300

Wrapping supplies are included in rate. No extra or hidden fees.

Please contact us to get a quote for long-distance moves.


Upright Piano: $100
Baby/Grand Piano: $500

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

  •   5 stars all the way! Best mover I have ever used, and they were the low price bid! I was moving from Scottsdale AZ to a high rise in Las Vegas Nevada, right on the strip. I have some really expensive, heavy, awkward and fragile items. I was beyond stressed.  One quote that was twice as much was going to hire "day labor" to do my unload. Elliott the owner was on the job during my load, and three of the guys from the load drove out to Vegas and did the unload. Everything went perfectly smooth. The crew were all good, quality, trustworthy, responsible, hard working guys. The best part is that they have been doing this a long time and actually know how to move things, and the proper way to pack a truck. I was totally satisfied.  I picked Sterling based on the reviews here on yelp. Now I understand why he gets such good reviews. Thanks Elliott and crew!

    thumb John C.

      Our daughter used Sterling Interstate and recommended them to us.  Arranging date/time was all done via txt, which was so convenient.  On moving day, Elliott and Mike were available earlier in the day than expected so we were able to start sooner.  They showed up prepared with tools to disassemble/reassemble furniture & appliances, blankets to protect furniture, dollies and willingness to wade through stuff to get to the items we wanted moved.  Our freshly painted walls show no sign of being hit by anything.  It was such a positive experience.  Without hesitation, we would definitely call them again.

    thumb Vicki F.

      Sterling Interstate is amazing!  I had just two weeks to find a dependable moving company to make a move from AZ to CA.  I had contacted several companies, many of which said they would send someone out for an estimate, but never showed.  Elliot at Sterling came by ON TIME and provided a thorough estimate.  We scheduled the move, and he and his men showed up promptly AND treated my furnishings with caution and care.  The team was professional and friendly, and my household was in very good hands, right from the start.  Once in CA, everything was unloaded, unwrapped, reassembled and placed just right.  Not a single issue with breakage or accidents, Sterling Interstate movers are the BEST!!!  Thank you, Elliot and Team, for the exceptional service and stress-free move!

    thumb Susan S.
  •   Sterling Interstate was fantastic!   They moved us from Daly City (just south of San Francisco) to Tempe, AZ. Elliott quoted us a fair price and consistently updated us. Nick and Ron showed up right on time.   They were trustworthy, professional, and great to talk to.  We felt like we were in good hands as soon as they arrived.  And we were right.  They took great care in protecting our things, and they worked hard all the way through moving out and in in very short order.  They were the best movers we have ever had.   Thank you to all!

    thumb Matthew K.

      1st class mover. Packing, moving state, unloading, all couldn't have gone smoother, and by far the best mover I've ever used. Can't recommend them highly enough!

    thumb S W.

      Why am I not surprised that Sterling Interstate has 5 stars?! I can't say enough great things about this company and the awesome people that work there. From the start to finish, it was so easy. From the owner to the employees, everyone is friendly, attentive, and honest. We went through 2 different moving companies with absolutely nightmarish results. The owner, Elliot, came in with a far from ideal situation and timeline and not only did he make it happen, it was the EASIEST part of our entire move.

    Elliot and Team, you are seriously the best around and my family appreciates all the help and professionalism that you provided.

    Use this company. You will not be disappointed.

    thumb Ryan B.
  •   Amazing is all I can say. These guys were the ultimate professionals. Showed up on time, finished in record time. They were friendly and funny and just did the best job. I highly recommend and I will use them for any future moves.

    thumb Jennifer M.

      I had a co-worker who used these guys to move her and her husband from Phoenix to Utah. She had a excellent experience and gave me their information. I called and was very nice. They came by the house and was very professional. The quote was a great price as well. They came to move me from Phoenix to San Diego. They did everything in one day. Dave and Luke, we really appreciate everything. The best movers I had ever.

    thumb William T.

      Where to even start... My husband and I recently relocated from Phoenix to Kansas City, Missouri. We wanted a small company to move just our stuff from point A to point. When we hired Sterling, we got that and so much more. The crew was polite, respectful, helpful and most importantly took great care moving our things. They arrived on time both in Phoenix and at our new home in KC and communicated to us on the road trip where they were staying with our stuff. When they arrived to unload, they made sure everything was where we wanted it and if they took it apart, they put it back together for us. Not one item was broke, not one coffee mug or dish or mirror! Amazing! They met and exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you so much for moving us and making the whole process smooth from start to finish! Special thanks to Elliott and Dave! They are examples of good, honest business guys!

    thumb Stephanie E.
  •   Great experience from beginning to end. They didn't try and nickel and dime me to death with a ton of small charges. They even offered to drop off my old furniture at Goodwill. Can't say enough good things about their service.

    thumb William M.

      Where's the 5++ stars when you need it?? This company ROCKS!

    After significantly downsizing and packing up a house of 23 years, we contacted a local mover who then referred me to Elliot (Sterling Interstate). Elliot responded to my initial inquiry very promptly, gave me a reasonable quote, came out to the house to assess the job, and continued to be responsive to every email and phone call prior to our move.

    His team (Dave et al) is an AMAZING group of guys who are professional, respectful, and extremely helpful. After our house was packed up I asked if they could move a couple of BIG items from the garage into the house (for the next occupants) and they did it - no questions, no attitude! These guys were so accommodating.

    This move was extremely emotional for me. I lived in this house a long time and in Phoenix for over 35 years. Our company related move to Nebraska seemed insurmountable, but Elliot and his team made it efficient and easy. They packed my wall art and other precious items - EVERYTHING arrived in perfect condition. Too, we were on the road a day ahead of them and Elliot kept me informed as to their location all along the way!

    After everything was unpacked, Elliot and Dave assembled our beds, moved the heavy furniture around where we directed it, and made certain before they left that everything was as we wanted.

    I told Elliot that when we're ready for our next move (likely BACK to AZ) we will fly him out to Nebraska to load us up and move us again! He and his entire team are THAT impressive!

    thumb Carol M.

      Elliot and his team exude the true meaning of an honest, professional business. The efficiency and price was second to none. I have referred Sterling Interstate to close friends and anyone considering a move. This team has impressed, and exceeded the expectations of each one of them, as well as myself. I can confidently say I trusted and thoroughly enjoyed working with Sterling Interstate!

    thumb Thuyvy N.
  •   There just aren't enough GREAT words to describe our experience with Sterling Interstate.  We had a work related move, from Sun Lakes AZ to SLC Utah, in Jan 2018 that came up rather suddenly.  After getting quotes from the 'big name' moving companies, and being really unimpressed with both their numbers and their vague timeframes, I went looking for an alternative.  With very limited time, I turned to Yelp to look for smaller, locally owned companies with great reviews.  I first called Parker's Interstate, who wasn't able to do the move, but Brandon actually went out of his way to recommend a competitor, Sterling Interstate.  & if you're reading this Brandon a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!
    Called Elliot @ Sterling; he made the time to come give us a quote the very next day.  Not only did he provide a full service NTE for $3,000 LESS THAN the lowest quote of big name movers, he moved mountains to arrange the packing, loading, moving, & delivery on OUR schedule.  And did I mention this was all pretty last minute?
    Next, the crew themselves.  Showed up on time - both days, personable (funny as heck actually), and did an AMAZING job of packing up my gazillion knick-knacks and antique collections.  Husband was home first day of packing and he called me at work just to tell me what a great job they were doing.  Day 2 of packing, Dave let me know that they were coming in under estimated times so the charges were being reduced by $350.  What company does THAT if you've already signed an NTE???  Sterling Does!
    The move itself was seamless - everything as promised & all as scheduled.  Dave & Ron were AMAZING.  Just the 2 of them, unloaded 2 packed to the brim trucks into our new 2 story digs in a single day.  Dont know how you guys do it - y'all are like Energizer Bunnies!  And never once losing their sense of humor or customer service skills.
    Unpacking was incredible - to see how carefully the crew took care of our most delicate items was mind blowing.  Best example (and there are many I could list) of this would be a vintage/antique doll collection that I've worked on since I was a teenager.  One of the large dolls has porcelain legs, formed in a sitting position.  Tim packed this collection on the AZ end.  & when I unpacked it, I found he had made a little bench out of washcloths to support this doll during the move.   A little bench.  For a doll!  See?  These guys are AWESOME!
    Elliot, I hope you know when we move again within Utah, y'all are going to have to come up and be our team.  I wont willingly move with ANY other company but Sterling!

    thumb M A.

      Elliot and his team are great! On time and handled everything with care. Very receptive to input and willing to go the extra mile. Was flexible and understanding as our move date had changed.  Took two homes and fit into one truck!  Will highly recommend!

    thumb Toni S.

      We moved from Mesa to Sacramento and Sterling made everything simple. It was a quick move and Elliot came out for an estimate and worked around my schedule. The price was reasonable, our movers Dave and Lance were phenomenal and detail oriented. They were thoughtful and made what could have been stressful into a super simple process. Our dog Sammy also gives them two paws up. He became fast friends with the guys.

    thumb Summer J.
  •   These guys are so amazing. They are skilled, professional, courteous and will exceed all your expectations (which is such a relief as moving is stressful enough anyway). The price was fair, did not change despite needing to rent a trailer, and they even assembled stuff for us. I loved everything about my experience with Sterling Interstate. I'm so glad we found them.

    thumb Shan H.

      Elliot and his team are excellent. I moved about a 3 bedroom house's worth of stuff from Phoenix to a house in the Bay Area. They were responsive, punctual and professional. The movers, Dave and Michael, were a pleasure to work with and worked really hard. And their rates are beyond reasonable. I would absolutely use sterling again.

    thumb Julia C.

      I gladly give Elliott and his team of movers the highest scores possible. I hate moving but Elliott really made the experience much more tolerable. First of all he was referred to me by one of the biggest and most reputable moving companies in the USA. My first interaction with Elliott was positive as he actually answered the phone when I called unlike others that required you to leave a message and then never call back. Although we were only moving 3 miles we needed some considerations and flexibility due to complicated work schedules. Elliott was understanding and more than willing to help put a plan together that worked well for all of us. As for the day of the move everything went perfectly. Elliot's team did an amazing job of moving all our belongings from one house to another. But what was most impressive was how friendly the team was. They truly made the day more enjoyable even though we all worked hard for over 6 hours. And there was not 1 scratch on any piece of furniture
    It is my pleasure to give Sterling Movers the highest recommendation and encourage anyone with plans to move to call Elliott.

    thumb Tony C.
  •   Elliott and his crew have moved us from AZ to San Diego, CA. Can't say anything but positive feedback, they have quoted us flat rate what was great. They have loaded one day and unloaded next morning to our new place. While other moving companies have quoted us from 3-10 days in between the delivery. They were fast and effective.
    I am definitely calling them if we ever move out from out of state. Thank you for being such a great moving company!

    thumb Natalia D.

      These guys are really amazing - Elliott was referred to us by another local company, who couldn't handle more than 2 bedrooms. Elliott responded quickly to my inquiry, came to the home to verify the inventory and assess what he'd need, and was quick with a quote. Pricing was competitive with some other movers, but Elliott's professionalism and service made evident he was the clear choice. In fact, we would have paid more than the other companies because of his responsiveness.

    Elliott confirmed several times before the scheduled move, and was on time and came with 2 other guys, both of whom were really great and super professional, clean and really careful with our stuff. They packed the truck perfectly, everything was protected, they brought the right gear and equipment, and had it all loaded up before lunch - pretty good for a 3 bedroom house. We were done much sooner, so they offered to drive and move us in that night - great!

    The unload was equally as professional, careful and done with efficiency. These guys are great - Elliott is great, Dave is amazing as well. Couldn't say more about these guys. If you can get in their schedule, don't go anywhere else!

    thumb Mark M.

      I can't say enough about the amazing job Elliot & Dave did with our long distance move. I was trying to arrange a move for my father from AZ to WI, that included significant downsizing, without actually being there for the estimate. I was referred to Elliot by another local mover that could not take on the job. By only using pictures & talking through what we needed Elliot was able to deliver a competitive estimate in less then a day that met our needs.

    From our initial conversation through the end of the job Elliot & Dave were very thorough & responsive. Since we were downsizing quite a bit he was even willing to deliver packing supplies to help us get ready. This not only included the standard boxes & packing but also tape & gun, markers & a box knife! On the day of the move they arrived promptly & took great care in packing my fathers belongings so  there would be no damage. They even offered to help us with things we were trying to get done when they could see we needed some assistance.

    Once on the road they kept us informed of where they were at & how the trip was going. Dave arrived in WI on time & in good spirits. He promptly unloaded the truck & helped us arrange everything. It was nice to see that everything arrived safely with no damage. He even took the boxes we had unpacked to the local UHaul for donation to save us a trip.

    Trying to arrange a move across the country without being there initially is very stressful. I can't say enough about how Elliot & Dave put us at ease & made the process go so smoothly. I would highly recommend them for any move.

    thumb Thomas F.
  •   We've used movers in the past, and honestly have generally had good experiences - these guys were the BEST. Elliot and Dave helped us move from AZ to CA in a two day move (and when I say 2 days, I mean 2 full days of hard work). They were pleasant, courteous, professional, and skilled the entire time. They have a can-do attitude and the skills/determination to back it up.

    I highly recommend using these guys for any moving needs. I know they will certainly be my first call if I have any other moving needs.

    thumb Christian P.

      I used Elliot for a move a couple years ago when he was with Smooth Moves. Moving to a new place a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to reach out again! Elliot and David are efficient, reliable, personable, and handle everything with care. When I move next year, I will be using them again! I can't say enough about this company. Thank you much for making this an easy and fast move. You guys rock!!

    thumb Courtney Y.

      Elliot and David are great team. I moved my house with them 8/30. I never thought my whole house items can fit in since it was 4 bed rooms. They were taking time to arrange everything in orders, very carefully packed everything. Very easy to communite and reliable about the time too. When unload, they make sure, they put everything back in order the way we like. I can not better movers than them. Price was very resonable and made us happy. If I move again, definitely gonna be you guys. Thank you so much.

    thumb Shawe L.

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